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Forum: JK Tech Forum 01-15-2015, 05:35 PM
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Posted By planman
Just see if it clicks.

Just see if it clicks.
Forum: JK Tech Forum 01-12-2015, 08:39 PM
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Posted By planman
I have the Currie drag link on my 2 dr JK and ran...

I have the Currie drag link on my 2 dr JK and ran it in the stock position, and later, flipped.

It is nice, but not worth the extra cost over the Synergy.
Forum: JK Tech Forum 01-11-2015, 11:45 AM
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Posted By planman
Good catch.

Good catch.
Forum: JK Tech Forum 01-10-2015, 05:46 PM
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Posted By planman
The Synergy drag link, tie rod, and ball joints...

The Synergy drag link, tie rod, and ball joints will work perfectly for your daughter's stock height jeep.

You can get them with free shipping from Northridge4x4.com, and maybe with an additional...
Forum: JK Tech Forum 12-25-2014, 09:34 PM
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Posted By planman
At idle? At speed? At a certain rpm? Do you...

At idle? At speed? At a certain rpm? Do you feel it in the steering? Is it all the time? Is it easy to replicate?

How violent is the vibration?
Forum: JK Tech Forum 12-12-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By planman
Don't torque control arm or trackbar bolts until...

Don't torque control arm or trackbar bolts until the full weight of the vehicle is back on the springs at the new ride height.


If you are installing the lift at the same time:

You can use...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 11-17-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By planman
That's the spec I've used on my 04, 05, 02, and...

That's the spec I've used on my 04, 05, 02, and 98 model TJ builds.
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 11-17-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By planman
All the charts I've seen on TJs say 55 ft lbs for...

All the charts I've seen on TJs say 55 ft lbs for the front axle side trackbar bolt.
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 11-17-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By planman
The TJ torque spec for the front axle side...

The TJ torque spec for the front axle side trackbar bolt is only 55 ft lbs. Don't try to torque it to 125 ft lbs--the JK spec.
Forum: JK Tech Forum 11-01-2014, 06:42 PM
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Posted By planman
Did you perform the comprehensive inspection...

Did you perform the comprehensive inspection checklist in post number two of this thread, all in one sitting?
Forum: JK Tech Forum 10-18-2014, 05:50 PM
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Posted By planman
Do You Really Need Grade 8, 9/16", Fine Thread, Partially Threaded Replacement Bolts?

Do You Really Need Grade 8, 9/16", Fine Thread, Partially Threaded Replacement Bolts?

If you have properly maintained your jeep and/or will continue to do so in the future, the answer is "no, you...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 09-17-2014, 02:35 PM
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Posted By planman
Northridge4x4 is about 180 miles from you. ...

Northridge4x4 is about 180 miles from you.

If I had the time, I'd certainly come fix it for you for couple grand, plus parts.

It would be more cost-effective for you to have a buddy trailer...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 09-17-2014, 10:51 AM
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Posted By planman
Jerry is correct about the TJ video. A slow...

Jerry is correct about the TJ video.

A slow dry steering test like the one in the video is to identify components that are flexing. That video is too far away and too dark to be able to see if...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 09-17-2014, 10:47 AM
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Posted By planman
Your DW is due to improper installation, or worn...

Your DW is due to improper installation, or worn or loose parts. Since you have had multiple episodes of DW, it is likely that several of your front end components have been damaged.

If you...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 09-17-2014, 10:26 AM
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Views: 147,571
Posted By planman
Here is a TJ inspection checklist:

Here is a TJ inspection checklist:
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 09-09-2014, 09:14 AM
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Posted By planman
They can handle 130.

They can handle 130.
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 09-09-2014, 09:12 AM
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Posted By planman
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 08-04-2014, 08:49 PM
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Posted By planman
Correct. Preferred, but not a required upgrade...

Correct. Preferred, but not a required upgrade for people who properly maintain their vehicle.

The primary problem with the smaller stock bolts happens when they are not routinely torqued to...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 04-17-2014, 10:43 AM
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Posted By planman
Why in the world would you do that? The...

Why in the world would you do that?

The Northridge4x4 bolt kit is under $45, with free shipping if the total order from them is $70 or more.
...
Forum: JK Tech Forum 04-08-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 699
Posted By planman
You shouldn't run more than 4.5* Caster. You...

You shouldn't run more than 4.5* Caster.

You shouldn't run more than 1/8" toe-in with 35s.

Why are you running correction brackets with adjustable control arms?

Your AEV correction brackets...
Forum: JK Tech Forum 04-06-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,950
Posted By planman
There is significant variation in wheel spacer...

There is significant variation in wheel spacer design. Some wheel spacers that take up some or too much of the wheel stud lengths. Some are cheap cast. These are the kinds of spacers for which the...
Forum: JK Tech Forum 03-20-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,035
Posted By planman
With the jeep on the ground, loosen all upper and...

With the jeep on the ground, loosen all upper and lower control arm bolts, and all trackbar bolts.

Vigorously rock the vehicle side-to-side and forward-and-back to unbind everything.

Retorque...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 03-19-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 23,998
Posted By planman
If you are running a low enough crawl ratio, you...

If you are running a low enough crawl ratio, you have much more control with a stick.

My 07 manual has 5.38s and the Rubi 4:1, with the stock 4.46:1 first gear. I have much more control, plus...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 03-17-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 23,998
Posted By planman
It should take a long time for the pad to wear...

It should take a long time for the pad to wear out.

The primary problem with JKs has been either a poor adjustment from the factory or the cable stretching a little.

You should be able to...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 03-17-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 23,998
Posted By planman
So easy, even my 15 year old daughter could do...

So easy, even my 15 year old daughter could do it:

http://project-jk.com/jeep-jk-write-ups/jeep-jk-wrangler-maintenance-emergencyparking-hand-brake-adjustment

You don't pull the axle shafts.
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