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Old 06-05-2019, 03:31 PM   #93511
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Any tips doing the 5 tire rotation by yourself? I did mine on Saturday and it was a pita. I donít mind paying the dealer for the oil change and rotation in the future if Iím going to struggle like I did.


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For me, the 5 tire rotation is the easiest rotation to take care of. I remove the spare and then jack up the right rear corner and remove that tire. I mount the spare on that corner. Then I jack up the right front and replace that tire with the one from the right rear. Then the tire from the right front goes on the left rear, and the tire from the left rear goes on the left front, and finally the tire from the left front goes back to the spare. I only need one jack and I only jack up one corner at a time. Simple.

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@presto88 PITA meaning lifting the tire to the bolts. The spare to me is the easiest since i have more leverage with my legs.

to mount them, i had to lift the tire from a standing position and try to align it.... That was the PITA i was referring to. To think of it, i should've sat down and use my legs to lift the tires.

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Old 06-05-2019, 06:27 PM   #93513
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Took the hard top off for soft top... Ahh summer.
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Any tips doing the 5 tire rotation by yourself? I did mine on Saturday and it was a pita. I donít mind paying the dealer for the oil change and rotation in the future if Iím going to struggle like I did.


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What was the struggle? Five is easier than four IMO. You take the spare, jack up right rear, remove and replace with spare, tighen torque lower, move to right front, raise remove etc, move to left rear, etc, left front, etc, and the left front goes to spare.
Well I guess four is easy if you use a jackstand at the right rear and once you get to front left it goes to right rear, but both seem pretty straightforward.

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@Bobnh the 100+lbs weight per each wheel/tire and trying to align the bolts. I just didn't have the correct position. I'll be using my legs to lift the the tire while sitting down and position the holes by hand the next time.
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soon to be upgrading my 2 door sport to some 4 door rubi springs and shocks for a little lift and stiffer ride.
I ended up with many inches of lift doing this! Best $120 bux from Ebay I spent (4 rubi shocks/ 4 rubi springs)
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Took the time to admire my Jeep... the best feeling ever!
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Old 06-06-2019, 01:06 AM   #93518
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Installed my new EAG front bumper today. Initial reactions were "WOW!" and "This is AWESOME!" followed by "Wow this thing is heavy!" followed by noticing that in places the powder coat appeared a bit thin, so I will have to watch to keep the rust away. Hey, I paid $250 for it, and I've read a lot of reviews so I know I'm kinda rolling the dice with it, but I like the looks so I can live with it. After looking at the directions briefly - this thing is nearly a no brainer to put on - and laying out all the hardware that went with it, I found the only thing missing was one lock washer.

Honestly, it took me longer trying to get my stock bumper off than it did to put the new bumper on. Fortunately, my new son-in-law is an experienced mechanic and works at a local body shop with all the good tools and decided to help me out by taking the stock bumper off, so I didn't have to work TOO hard lol!

Only issue I have is now I can't seem to get the fog lights to work so I'll have to try to figure this problem out tomorrow. They are aftermarket fogs, but worked perfectly prior to taking them off, so I don't know whats going on.

A question I have though that came up... with the wind dam taken off on top, I noticed the condenser(? Is that what it is?) is now directly exposed to the weather since the bumper doesn't come too close to the body of the Jeep. Is it going to be ok or do I need to do something with it?

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Also, I recently read about using a paint additive - can't remember the name - on the fenders and other plastic around the Jeep and that the oil in it would help keep the plastics black. Couldn't find it at any of my local Ace stores, but found something that Sherwin Williams suggested using which was basically the same thing. Put it on today as well. It made my fenders sticky and Im not sure I like it but we'll see how they are tomorrow...
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Old 06-06-2019, 01:13 AM   #93519
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Replaced the oil pressure sensor... holy smokes, what a PITA!!!!!
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Old 06-06-2019, 03:37 AM   #93520
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Old 06-06-2019, 03:38 AM   #93521
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Replaced the oil pressure sensor... holy smokes, what a PITA!!!!!

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dropped it off at the offroad shop for 4.56s
I have a very good friend that lives out in HB. I bet the weather is MUCH better there than this place!!!!!
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Old 06-06-2019, 09:44 AM   #93524
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@Bobnh the 100+lbs weight per each wheel/tire and trying to align the bolts. I just didn't have the correct position. I'll be using my legs to lift the the tire while sitting down and position the holes by hand the next time.
I use my breaker bar to lever the tire into position. You could use a pry bar to do the same thing.
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Old 06-06-2019, 10:15 AM   #93525
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@Bobnh the 100+lbs weight per each wheel/tire and trying to align the bolts. I just didn't have the correct position. I'll be using my legs to lift the the tire while sitting down and position the holes by hand the next time.
Here's a tip..assuming the rig is not jacked too high (it should be just high enough to get the tire off the ground) sit facing tire with you feet on either side touching the sides of the tire - get it generally in position with lugs more or less lined up. Gently roll it front/back and force your feet underneath as needed to get enough lift, so you're essentially "rolling" the tire onto your feet. Scoot it about as needed, but that method works well and you never really have to lift the tire.....just don't wear your heels!
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Old 06-06-2019, 10:43 AM   #93527
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No today, but last weekend. Got the 38 Milestars installed
Nice...I'd like some more info please as these are on my very short list...currently have the same 37's you had.

Are those 37's on the rig next to you?

What did the 38's measure to once mounted?

How do you like them so far?
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Old 06-06-2019, 10:44 AM   #93528
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Installed the new bestop core doors. Uppers soon to be delivered.

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Old 06-06-2019, 11:52 AM   #93530
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@Bobnh the 100+lbs weight per each wheel/tire and trying to align the bolts. I just didn't have the correct position. I'll be using my legs to lift the the tire while sitting down and position the holes by hand the next time.
I just get the tire close, then slide a long prybar or pole under the tire (5 or 7 o'clock position) and place a hand at the opposite corner (11 or 1 o'clock position), pull the end of the bar up and it lifts the tire without any effort, use you hand to rotate either way to line it up. Saves your back.

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Old 06-06-2019, 11:55 AM   #93531
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Installed the new bestop core doors. Uppers soon to be delivered.

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Totally jealous, looking to order all 4 in September. Any rattle or play when latched closed?

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Old 06-06-2019, 11:57 AM   #93532
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Totally jealous, looking to order all 4 in September. Any rattle or play when latched closed?

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Nope. Very solid. I know what you mean about the rattle too
I had the soft doors and their tube trail doors and they both rattled ridiculously these shut very solid.

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Old 06-06-2019, 12:39 PM   #93533
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Nope. Very solid. I know what you mean about the rattle too
I had the soft doors and their tube trail doors and they both rattled ridiculously these shut very solid.

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Awesome, can't wait. Thanks for the info.

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Looks like the egr valve is just in a tight spot.. if that’s the hardest thing about replacing the valve than yes, oil pressure sensor is a lot worse.
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Old 06-06-2019, 03:43 PM   #93536
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Installed some cheapo grab handles today, primarily for my wife, so she'll:
A- have something to grab to get in the Jeep, and:
B- have something to grab while wheeling so she doesn't grab the door latch and fling the door open during a particularly challenging line (true story!).

Took two weeks to ship, but impressively solid for under 20 bux!

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Have a friend who gave me his Wild Boar handles because he could not get them installed in his JK. I watched the YouTube videos. Looked very simple. But I could not get them installed on my JK either. Just would not line up. Gave them back. No idea why this set would not work.
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The Jeep is ready to get sprayed, I also got my little hood scoop hydro dipped to make it look carbon fibre...almost done.



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Only issue I have is now I can't seem to get the fog lights to work so I'll have to try to figure this problem out tomorrow. They are aftermarket fogs, but worked perfectly prior to taking them off, so I don't know whats going on.

A question I have though that came up... with the wind dam taken off on top, I noticed the condenser(? Is that what it is?) is now directly exposed to the weather since the bumper doesn't come too close to the body of the Jeep. Is it going to be ok or do I need to do something with it?
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Probably not your issue but I figured I'd mention my el cheapo fog lights had to be connected exact opposite of how the connector looks to get them to work. These were off of amazon and the connectors are basically "keyed" so they fit together. Reading the reviews I noticed someone said to force the connection the exact opposite way. Did that and it worked and they are on there tight after a year or so. Since you had yours working before, I doubt that is the issue though.

On the other question you might be talking about your vacuum pump. Mine was left exposed after my EAG bumper install. No problems so far but I did notice this off of amazon that I have considered getting.

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Probably not your issue but I figured I'd mention my el cheapo fog lights had to be connected exact opposite of how the connector looks to get them to work. These were off of amazon and the connectors are basically "keyed" so they fit together. Reading the reviews I noticed someone said to force the connection the exact opposite way. Did that and it worked and they are on there tight after a year or so. Since you had yours working before, I doubt that is the issue though.
I'll give that a shot tomorrow and see if that works. At this point, Im stumped. Checked the connectors again today and they were all solid and in place. If that doesn't work, the only thing I can think of is possibly a fuse.

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the other question you might be talking about your vacuum pump. Mine was left exposed after my EAG bumper install. No problems so far but I did notice this off of amazon that I have considered getting.

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Vacuum pump! That's what it is - it slipped me for awhile...I'll keep this in mind if I start to get too nervous about it being out like that. Thank you!
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got my rubicon express fuel tank skid 95% installed on my jku tonight, just dont have the bolt by the rear wheel in yet, but it'll be fine. have to say though, its about the worst fitting thing on my jeep to date! basically had to jack up the entire side of my jeep to get the thing to conform enough to the stock skid in order to bolt the thing up! now, that could be because of the dents already in the stock skid or rust buildup, but i think its just really poor design. however, it will work how i need it to and protect the fuel tank! sorry, no pictures of the 'scratched up from the jack' skidplate on the jeep were taken

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