2nd one in 3 years. You can put it I park and have someone (if you can’t do it yourself but I managed to) rock the Jeep back and forth. You can see the drive line move up and down and see the body bushings move back and forth. I’ll upload a video. Probably easiest test I can think of.
Buy replacement rocker panels . I only needed the out side not inner. Cut. Spot weld. Fill. Sand. Spray a chip resistant coating like bedliner.
I’ve seen two types of panels. One that looks pretty simple and seems to be a “patch” style.
The other had the B pillar and C pillar parts attached.
I think they cut below the v band clamps if that’s a 2002. But you will need a new Y pipe which in itself is an issue. They call that Y pipe a cat too because it has the unmonitored cat at the far end of it before the muffler.
Even if you got some cheap ones off eBay or used oem whatever-...
Says a lot about aftermarket parts. Honestly it makes the stigma that buying a used car is a money pit.
Let me tell you I’ve done the cat back (cats replaced too) since 2018-19 and this year I had to have the exhaust welded up in multiple spots.
So would you expect that from a Jeep you bought...
I honestly hate it and feel it’s over reaching. Our community doesn’t need it and if and when there is a post with ****** words the mods can act fast and remove it.
The amour of traffic here these days - I’m sure the mods wouldn’t have to work any extra overtime ….
Replaced the wheel bearings with Mopar brand 4 years ago maybe. They are still listed under “economy” on rock auto site. That confused me a little as you would think being Mopar it would not be ranked among the cheap ones-but I bought them anyways.
Now for most of the year they have been howling...