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Old 06-23-2014, 04:33 PM   #121
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Made a little more progress over the weekend! Picked up a Superchips Flashcal to adjust for tire size and turn off the tire pressure monitoring system. Installed the wheels and tires. It is a tight fit but on the street I am only seeing minimal rubbing on the front bumper. For the rear I bent the pinch seam out of the way until I can cut it off. Also stripped the spare tire and carrier off the rear tailgate. Found some button plugs to fill the holes at Ace hardware and reinstalled the carrier bolts for now. May have to make a tramp stamp for the rear, and relocate the license plate too. Still chipping away!
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Old 06-26-2014, 10:09 AM   #122
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Looking good!
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Old 06-26-2014, 11:04 AM   #123
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Looking good!
Thanks man! Got the lift installed yesterday thanks to "The Doc", aka Four X Doctor in Burbank! Thanks again Mike!
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Old 06-26-2014, 11:39 AM   #124
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Good lookin jeep man! Now go wheel it!
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Old 06-29-2014, 07:45 PM   #125
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Took a quick day trip with the family yesterday to try out the new suspension lift. Pretty impressed so far, the ride is firm on the street, but still has a soft feel off road.

We will have more photos and video coming soon!
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Looks good Brad, that first pic belongs in an ad.
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Old 10-17-2014, 07:10 AM   #127
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From one JK owner to another, I strongly suggest you replace all your ball joints ASAP!! They are craptastic from the factory. They are completely plastic on the inside, hence no zerk fitting. Let me suggest either poly performance or the MOOG joints from advance auto parts. Both are made from sintered metal but the poly performance joints are rebuildable.
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Old 10-17-2014, 09:24 AM   #128
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From one JK owner to another, I strongly suggest you replace all your ball joints ASAP!! They are craptastic from the factory. They are completely plastic on the inside, hence no zerk fitting. Let me suggest either poly performance or the MOOG joints from advance auto parts. Both are made from sintered metal but the poly performance joints are rebuildable.
I agree....stock ball joints are shit! So far I've had decent luck with the Polys, but I think I need to probably rebuild my driver upper one, as I put grease in it the other day and it took quite a bit. Not to mention, I noticed some coming out where it meets the knuckle. So either the boot is just bad, or maybe the spring pulled it off the joint. Or the joint itself is just going bad.

Also, if you have haven't already, consider replacing your tie rod and drag link for the bigger tires down the road. Poly/Synergy is good stuff, as they use GM 1-ton ends.
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Old 10-17-2014, 09:30 AM   #129
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I agree, I love Polly's stuff as well. Btw ShOrtBus, aren't you on JKOwners.com?
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Old 10-20-2014, 05:27 AM   #130
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Thanks for the suggestions guys. Ball joints are definitely on our never ending wish list.
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I agree, I love Poly's stuff as well. Btw Sh0rtBus, aren't you on JKOwners.com?
I am indeed. Seems like a couple of long-time people are on the fringe of leaving, though. Not I said the blind man...
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Old 10-20-2014, 10:48 AM   #132
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My ball joints were shot at 28K and I've only had 33's on it since buying it with 8K. Not impressed. Went with Moog HD's when I had the front end fixed this past spring.
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Old 10-21-2014, 11:47 AM   #133
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I am indeed. Seems like a couple of long-time people are on the fringe of leaving, though. Not I said the blind man...

Why are they wanting to leave? I know i haven't been over there as much this past year but i have been getting back over there the past two weeks. I did notice a lot of long timers haven't posted recently. Did something happen that I'm not aware of?


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Old 10-21-2014, 02:38 PM   #134
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Why are they wanting to leave? I know i haven't been over there as much this past year but i have been getting back over there the past two weeks. I did notice a lot of long timers haven't posted recently. Did something happen that I'm not aware of?


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Not that I know of. But like StubExRube, who's been a long-time mod over there may be leaving. Maybe not leaving, but looking to sell his Jeep and maybe pick up a Taco. I haven't been on there much the past few days myself.
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Not that I know of. But like StubExRube, who's been a long-time mod over there may be leaving. Maybe not leaving, but looking to sell his Jeep and maybe pick up a Taco. I haven't been on there much the past few days myself.

I hope he sticks around, hes a funny dude.


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Sad thing is I've been to his town so many times it's not funny and yet I've never looked him up to go grab a beer! I need to do that soon, though.

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Old 10-22-2014, 10:52 AM   #137
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Sorry for the threadjack Bender, back on topic now.
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Old 10-27-2014, 11:13 AM   #138
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Finally got a chance to hit some trails in Northern Maine! A few cell phone shots from the weekend.
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Old 10-27-2014, 11:18 AM   #139
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Looks nice up there. How you guys liking it?
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Old 10-27-2014, 11:25 AM   #140
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Looks nice up there. How you guys liking it?
We are digging it! Weather has been decent, and it is way more laid back here. Unlike the rat race in California!
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