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Forum: TJ Tech Forum 10-24-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By dezertdirt
I agree with Harry. Had a Ford pickup that the...

I agree with Harry. Had a Ford pickup that the heater core got plugged through an improper flush. I back-flushed the heater core, watch a ton of gunk come out of it, hooked it back up and there was...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 10-24-2013, 12:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 913
Posted By dezertdirt
Had a similar situation on mine at about 60,000...

Had a similar situation on mine at about 60,000 miles. Took a little effort to get a wrench/socket in on the bolts but they tightened right up. They looked rusted and would be hard to crank but a...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 07-03-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,602
Posted By dezertdirt
I have the heavy and before I went to an...

I have the heavy and before I went to an aftermarket bumper it was really stiff up front. Since adding aftermarket bumpers and tire carrier the ride is terrific. I get a nice ride on the road and...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 05-28-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 937
Posted By dezertdirt
It should be nice and tight. There should be no...

It should be nice and tight. There should be no movement there. If that's tight and you're still getting a noise, I'd look at the other joints. Movement at either the frame attach point (110...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 05-25-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,747
Posted By dezertdirt
I've got th rockhard cage in my LJ. The welds...

I've got th rockhard cage in my LJ. The welds are ugly and the fit, out of the box, was not particularly good up front. Bars that span the width of the jeep were a bit more than 1/2 inch short. ...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 05-24-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 747
Posted By dezertdirt
I used the following to get the BS from the...

I used the following to get the BS from the offset:
https://www.rsracing.com/tech-wheel.html

Its been pretty accurate for wheels that I've measured and accounts for thicknesses of alloy rims. In...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 05-24-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 747
Posted By dezertdirt
Those wheels will have a backspacing between 3.5...

Those wheels will have a backspacing between 3.5 and 3.25 inches. They'll certainly fit but will stick out a couple inches further than your stock wheels. MB 72 wheels look about the same as the...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 05-24-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 806
Posted By dezertdirt
It sounds like a u-joint. Try the following: ...

It sounds like a u-joint. Try the following:

1. Put the front end up on jack stand stands. Grab the front drive shaft a wiggle it back and forth. Listen at each wheel for a mild clunking noise. ...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 05-08-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By dezertdirt
x2 on the HF 1/2" torque wrench. There's coupons...

x2 on the HF 1/2" torque wrench. There's coupons in loads of automotive mags for $10. FYI they calibrate to be as accurate as my $100 Craftsman so long as you don"t abuse them, certainly good enough...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 05-07-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By dezertdirt
Here's a little write up I did when I did my BL...

Here's a little write up I did when I did my BL and MML

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/jks-bl-and-brown-dog-mm-155650.html

And really dont forget to loosen the trans mount nuts. You'll be...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 05-07-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,089
Posted By dezertdirt
Well I reset the PCM and it worked. The...

Well I reset the PCM and it worked. The fluctuation was gone this AM. I don't know why one day with the vacuum line disconnected completely disrupts more and a year of PCM operating properly, but...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 05-06-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,089
Posted By dezertdirt
Hate to bring up an old thread, but I had the...

Hate to bring up an old thread, but I had the exact same thing happen again. It was 99 degrees this weekend and when my wife and kid came home from driving lessons they mentioned that there was no...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 05-04-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,259
Posted By dezertdirt
I have an 05 rubicon, the 42rle, 33's and 4.88...

I have an 05 rubicon, the 42rle, 33's and 4.88 gears. On the road its great, a little higher revs than stock for a given highway speed. Great around town. Off road, 4wd hi is great, 4 wheel low is...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 05-04-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,192
Posted By dezertdirt
Like my Rockhard.

Like my Rockhard.
Forum: Off-Topic 05-04-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,276
Posted By dezertdirt
I have some HFT tools and like someone else said,...

I have some HFT tools and like someone else said, if it looks cheap and feels cheap, it probably is. I've used all of their torque wrenched, torx sockets, allen sockets and impact sockets without...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 04-17-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,306
Posted By dezertdirt
I have an LJ Rubicon and the extra space is great...

I have an LJ Rubicon and the extra space is great if your doing long runs where you want to carry gear. Someone mention the D44 in the rear and that's true. The ride on road is way better than a...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 04-15-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 599
Posted By dezertdirt
Wow, no one?

Wow, no one?
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 04-14-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 599
Posted By dezertdirt
3.5" Rancho Short arm lift kit

I'm looking at buying another LJ that has a 4" Rancho short arm lift. I've tried searching and found very little information on the lift. In fact, all I can find for a TJ/LJ that Rancho makes is a...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 04-13-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,296
Posted By dezertdirt
Love our 05 LJ Rubicon. Changing stuff on a Rubi...

Love our 05 LJ Rubicon. Changing stuff on a Rubi is no different than a regular LJ except for the lockers (i think). The Rubi come with air locker and if you wanted to change to an aftermarket...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 04-13-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 925
Posted By dezertdirt
I'd check my tire balance. A side-to-side sounds...

I'd check my tire balance. A side-to-side sounds like one tire has flat spotted and that will give you two things, a periodic roll at low speed and a tolerable vibration (high frequency, low...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 04-13-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 466
Posted By dezertdirt
I had the same shimmy between 55 and 60. It was...

I had the same shimmy between 55 and 60. It was tire balance on one tire.
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 04-13-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By dezertdirt
This will only cause your tires to stick out 1 in...

This will only cause your tires to stick out 1 in further than with 4.5 inch backspacing. Stock TJ (non-Rubicon) come with 5.5 inch backspacing and this is probably what the ad is making reference...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 04-03-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 765
Posted By dezertdirt
Just pushed mine out of the way. Used the...

Just pushed mine out of the way. Used the pocketed install kit from Crutchfields and have had not issues with the support from this kit. I put a little felt between the pocket and the head unit and...
Forum: TJ Pics Forum 04-03-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 844
Views: 117,296
Posted By dezertdirt
Just got new shoes. Duratracs on Procomp LaPaz...

Just got new shoes. Duratracs on Procomp LaPaz wheels
Forum: Pictures Forum 04-03-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 16,322
Posted By dezertdirt
Duratracs on Procomp wheels

Duratracs on Procomp wheels
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