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Forum: TJ Tech Forum 05-11-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 196
Posted By CapnDean
ARC Fab Lower Control Arm

Noted a popping sound from the bushings, thought I might have one in a bind. Jeep was a wee bit squirrely too, felt like the rear axle (ford 8.8) might be moving around.

Got under there to find...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 06-19-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,366
Posted By CapnDean
Want a better highway gear

1999 TJ 4.0L 4" suspension 1" body 35" tires 4.88 front & rear.

If I had it to do over again I would have kept the 1" body lift and only gone 3" on the suspension lift.

That said: I am...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 03-14-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 113,378
Posted By CapnDean
I did it and I love mine...in retrospect I would...

I did it and I love mine...in retrospect I would have gone with 4.27 gears 4.88 is too much rpm on the highway (I have 35's) BUT...if I was a rock crawler I would be perfect.... Instead I am a...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 03-13-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,462
Posted By CapnDean
Jerry: I have this precise combination - - At 60...

Jerry: I have this precise combination - - At 60 MPH I am hittiing 2500 rpm with my 35" tires, 4.0L and ford 8.8 with 4.88 gears.

I agree that the jeep can roll 3000 rpm all day without damage....
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 03-13-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 949
Views: 145,751
Posted By CapnDean
Death Wobble cured on mine

Thanks to Jerry and an intelligent alignment shop ...

Factory front CA bolts did not have oblong head that would allow for camber adjust.
Replaced them and tightened it all up - - Viola......
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 03-13-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 582
Posted By CapnDean
3" lift coils?

I have a 4" suspension lift and a 1" body lift.

The body lift was on the jeep when I bought it and it looks like a pain to take out.

My wife gripes about the height and the crummy ride that...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 10-11-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 715
Posted By CapnDean
you dont say whether you are lifted or not,...

you dont say whether you are lifted or not, whether you have adjustable control arms etc...

Driveshafts dont usually go bad. U joints do, but they usually make noise rather than to vibrate. If...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 10-11-2011, 09:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,403
Posted By CapnDean
I doubt anybody gets better than 18 MPG: If...

I doubt anybody gets better than 18 MPG: If somebody tells you they get 20 out of their 4cyl with street tires they are going downhill all the way.
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 10-11-2011, 09:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 882
Posted By CapnDean
waitll you screw up and lose the fitting that...

waitll you screw up and lose the fitting that stays in the glass......
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 09-19-2011, 10:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,493
Posted By CapnDean
How does a defective driveshaft give up the goat?...

How does a defective driveshaft give up the goat? It don't. You know how they say that the birth control pill is 99% effective? I bet that if the truth be known, it is 100% effective and the 1%...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 09-18-2011, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By CapnDean
get the 5 speed. I note that you said used to...

get the 5 speed. I note that you said used to launch boat. E.G. You tow the jeep and the boat with the motor home. Then you tow the boat to the launch? I am assuming you are short distance...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 09-17-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,628
Posted By CapnDean
Get a cheap magnetic angle finder: Hang it on...

Get a cheap magnetic angle finder: Hang it on your rear axle housing so that it is flat and pointing parallel to the pinion. There is a flat flange on the passenger side of my 8.8 ford axle that is...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 09-14-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,001
Posted By CapnDean
I say thumbs up..... I paid 7K for my 99 with a...

I say thumbs up..... I paid 7K for my 99 with a 4.0 and 86K miles
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 09-06-2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,201
Posted By CapnDean
Great Write up Jerry! Coming from you it is...

Great Write up Jerry! Coming from you it is trustworthy. I think what is lost most in the oil and filter debate is that there are no recordable instances where a specific BRAND of oil or BRAND of...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 08-21-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,542
Posted By CapnDean
I second Jerry on this one! Once set a broken...

I second Jerry on this one! Once set a broken leg with a french fry box. Welded pot metal to stainless with a crackerbox unit and started a Detroit 1271 with an electric drill motor. But setting...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 08-21-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,060
Posted By CapnDean
Key switch: When in 'start' position the 'run'...

Key switch: When in 'start' position the 'run' circuit is not making connection as it should. Hence when you let off the key into 'run' it IS making connection. Replace keyswitch and remember.......
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 07-16-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,630
Posted By CapnDean
Need more info: My jeep keeps overheating even...

Need more info: My jeep keeps overheating even though I have changed the thermostat is not clear enough.

Are you losing coolant? If yes - find the leak. If no proceed: Is your radiator clogged...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 07-14-2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,390
Posted By CapnDean
Try taking a bottle jack and jacking it...

Try taking a bottle jack and jacking it horizontally. you may have to take the ball off but you get the idea... steady pressure, hit it with the PB blaster a few days running and then jack away and...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 07-11-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,424
Posted By CapnDean
Hunting Glass Ball Joints

Man am I having a time: I have a Hardtop with good glass and new support struts for the liftglass... cannot for the life of me...find a replacement ball joint for the glass! I have the body mount...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 07-08-2011, 01:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 571
Posted By CapnDean
skip the rough country lift it sucks. I know I...

skip the rough country lift it sucks. I know I have one and it is not the best lift around.
DO get a SYE advance adapters or rugged ridge if you lift 4".

Adams driveshaft sells a shaft and a SYE...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 07-08-2011, 01:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,930
Posted By CapnDean
Locking hubs: On older 4wd vehicles you had to...

Locking hubs: On older 4wd vehicles you had to get out and manually turn a disc in the center of the axle in order to "lock in" your front wheels. If you drove into a mudhole without doing this,...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 07-07-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 964
Posted By CapnDean
Purchase TWO ford exploder right side brake...

Purchase TWO ford exploder right side brake hoses....and you are golden. The left side brake hose has a block in it. Use your existing block from your D35
Forum: Classifieds Archive 07-06-2011, 09:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,183
Posted By CapnDean
Rear Tire Carrier, Bumper, Spare Tire and Hitch

I bought a Groundpounder Fab Bumper/Tire Carrier.

I have the stock rear bumper, both milk jugs, the tire carrier (complete with 3rd brake light) and a Uhaul receiver hitch. The uhaul hitch is not...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 07-05-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 352
Posted By CapnDean
Hardtop Liftglass Ball Joints

I found a hardtop for $200. I snatched it up. It is 100% except for the liftglass shocks... I got a set of new shocks and now I realize that the glass is missing the necessary hardware.

I have...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 07-01-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,119
Posted By CapnDean
If Ed left a signed title then you can verify...

If Ed left a signed title then you can verify Ed's signature against the DMV registration.

Buy it and dont look back
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