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Forum: JK Build Forum 01-27-2015, 11:48 PM
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Posted By bumpus
Tuesday night now, I needed a ride to work...

Tuesday night now, I needed a ride to work yesterday and today, but made things work. Now I have a couple of big projects done on the Jeep.

First, I got the seized U joint problem fixed. It ended...
Forum: JK Tech Forum 01-27-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 422
Posted By bumpus
After a test drive, I notice that all of the low...

After a test drive, I notice that all of the low speed wobble is gone, even more than I expected this to improve.

I do still have a problem with the steering stabilizer being completely shot. When...
Forum: JK Tech Forum 01-27-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 422
Posted By bumpus
Here are some pictures from the process: Here...

Here are some pictures from the process:
Here is the stock axle shaft next to the Spicer Upgrade shaft. Note how much thicker the ears around the u joint are one the new one:...
Forum: JK Tech Forum 01-27-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 422
Posted By bumpus
I got my Jeep back together today and drove it...

I got my Jeep back together today and drove it for a bit. Overall I'm in a much better position than I was on Friday afternoon. The wobble/shaking in the steering wheel is gone completely. Overall...
Forum: JK Tech Forum 01-26-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 422
Posted By bumpus
I went with the Spicer 1350 upgrade shafts....

I went with the Spicer 1350 upgrade shafts. They're about the same money as oem, but should be a little stronger.
Forum: JK Tech Forum 01-26-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 422
Posted By bumpus
Thanks for the advice KJeeper. I ordered...

Thanks for the advice KJeeper. I ordered replacement axle shafts this morning and should be able to pick them up later today. I'll install those and then try to rehab my old ones for use as spares....
Forum: JK Build Forum 01-25-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,771
Posted By bumpus
After spending most of Saturday working on my...

After spending most of Saturday working on my wobble problem I really didn't get much of anywhere. The stub shaft and hub are completely rusted together and I wasn't able to remove the bad ujoint...
Forum: JK Tech Forum 01-25-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 422
Posted By bumpus
I got the jeep mostly apart this weekend the U...

I got the jeep mostly apart this weekend the U joint on the driver's side axle shaft is really bound up. I can't move it left to right without hitting it with a hammer, up and down is fine....
Forum: JK Build Forum 01-22-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,771
Posted By bumpus
Couple updates on what I've been up to lately. ...

Couple updates on what I've been up to lately.

1) When I installed my rock sliders, I took some pictures and did a write up for ExtremeTerrain. They're going to use my write up on their site and...
Forum: JK Tech Forum 01-22-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 422
Posted By bumpus
Low speed wobble trouble

Recently I've been noticing some wobble in my Jeep especially when making low speed, tight turns. I'm also noticing more bump steer than I have had before. I'm not having any trouble when driving...
Forum: JK Build Forum 01-13-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,771
Posted By bumpus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZdrXOFSRvs Try...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZdrXOFSRvs
Try again with the youtube video of my lights mod embedded
Forum: JK Build Forum 01-13-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,771
Posted By bumpus
I realized that I never wrote anything up about...

I realized that I never wrote anything up about the turnsignal/headlight mod I did last summer. I have the Delta Crossbar headlights on my Jeep and they have an extra 10W wedge bulb in them that can...
Forum: JK Tech Forum 01-12-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By bumpus
Sven, You might not be able to get much help...

Sven,

You might not be able to get much help from the US based folks with your Diesel engine setup the turboDiesel motor was not offered for sale in the US on Wranglers.

The item in your...
Forum: JK Build Forum 01-10-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,771
Posted By bumpus
I got the JCR rock sliders installed today. I'm...

I got the JCR rock sliders installed today. I'm really happy with how they look and they just seem so solid. The step is a good bit smaller than the plastic one that came stock, so that's going to...
Forum: JK Build Forum 01-07-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,771
Posted By bumpus
I got an email from Extreme Terrain the other day...

I got an email from Extreme Terrain the other day that my JCR sliders will ship out this week. I may need to wait for warmer weather to install, its -6F right now so there's no way I'm going to be...
Forum: JK Build Forum 12-15-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,771
Posted By bumpus
Just ordered some JCR Sliders from...

Just ordered some JCR Sliders from ExtremeTerrain:
JCR Off Road Wrangler Heavy Duty Rock Slider Rails JKSL-CL-4D-PC (07-15 Wrangler JK 4 Door) - Free Shipping...
Forum: JK Build Forum 10-22-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,771
Posted By bumpus
I haven't been doing too much to the Jeep lately,...

I haven't been doing too much to the Jeep lately, but wanted to drop a few updates.

In June I did replace the soft top with a new in box from someone who got the dual tops and never used the soft...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 05-31-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,008
Posted By bumpus
It's a little louder. I've got a soft top and the...

It's a little louder. I've got a soft top and the noise from the roof is still a lot more than the noise from the tires.
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 05-31-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,008
Posted By bumpus
I went with 285/75R17 Nittos and a 2.5" BB. I...

I went with 285/75R17 Nittos and a 2.5" BB. I have the stock wheels and 1.5" spacers and my tires fit pretty well under the stock fenders. The sidewall bulge comes out past them, but the tread is all...
Forum: JK Tech Forum 05-24-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,003
Posted By bumpus
07 JKU - Soft top Stock bumpers Stock wheels ...

07 JKU - Soft top Stock bumpers Stock wheels
LT285/75R17 Nitto Terra Grapplers
Chalk test at 27PSI, usually run at 28-30.
Forum: JK Build Forum 05-19-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,771
Posted By bumpus
No alignment issues since I put the lift on. I...

No alignment issues since I put the lift on. I did have to adjust the drag link to center the steering wheel, but that step was in the instructions for the lift and pretty easy to manage.

I...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 05-19-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,333
Posted By bumpus
Here's my jeep with stock 32" tires and the 2.5"...

Here's my jeep with stock 32" tires and the 2.5" teraflex budget boost kit:
http://s17.postimg.org/ae7i42mcv/Left_before_after.png
http://s13.postimg.org/z3l2ygwfr/Front_before_after.png
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 05-19-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,735
Posted By bumpus
Thanks for reminding me. I was really impressed...

Thanks for reminding me. I was really impressed with how they rode when I did some off road a couple weeks ago. Aired down to about 12 PSI and they took on everything I was brave enough to drive...
Forum: JK Tech Forum 05-18-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By bumpus
Others have correctly answered your question...

Others have correctly answered your question (stock Sahara is a 32" tire), but for completeness here's how to figure it out for yourself.

* start with the correct tire size, on a Sahara it's...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 05-17-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By bumpus
That's a great idea. Those of us from up north...

That's a great idea. Those of us from up north might have one of these on hand that should do the job well:
Skate Lace Tightener | Total Hockey Equipment...
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