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Forum: JK Tech Forum 12-12-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,050
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
Views: 433
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: 433
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: 433
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
Replies: 573
Views: 110,583
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
Replies: 14
Views: 2,050
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
Replies: 949
Views: 146,484
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
Replies: 949
Views: 146,484
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
Replies: 949
Views: 146,484
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
Replies: 949
Views: 146,484
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
Replies: 1,487
Views: 168,037
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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Views: 146,484
Posted By planman
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 08-04-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 168,037
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
Replies: 1,487
Views: 168,037
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: 645
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: 1,860
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: 1,005
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: 22,872
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: 22,872
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: 22,872
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.
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 03-17-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 22,872
Posted By planman
The E brake is easy to adjust. If you park...

The E brake is easy to adjust.

If you park an automatic on a hill, you need to set the tranny in neutral, engage the E brake, and then set the tranny in park. Otherwise, the load will be placed...
Forum: JK Tech Forum 03-14-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 771
Posted By planman
If your tires measure 33" mounted, at 70 mph,...

If your tires measure 33" mounted, at 70 mph, 4.88s would put you at 2888 rpm and 5.13s would put you at 3036 rpm.

If your tires measure 34" mounted, at 70 mph, 4.88s would put you at 2803 rpm,...
Forum: JK Tech Forum 03-13-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,005
Posted By planman
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: JK Tech Forum 03-13-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 662
Posted By planman
'10, automatic, Rubicon, and 35s or larger, you...

'10, automatic, Rubicon, and 35s or larger, you would be happiest with 5.38s.
Forum: JK Tech Forum 03-13-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,005
Posted By planman
Rubber bushings absolutely, 100% must be held in...

Rubber bushings absolutely, 100% must be held in a neutral position between the control arm and trackbar brackets.

If you are installing a lift with new control arms and trackbars that have flex...
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