What did you do to your jeep today?

Discussion in 'KJ General Discussion' started by TheQ, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. sota

    sota Full Access Member

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    going to take it for an alignment when you're done? I'd think they should be able to dial in the rear straight then, at least for thrust angle.
     
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    I wouldn't think he'd need to as long as he keeps the lca's the same length. It is a Jeep after all, so it's not meant to be perfect.
     
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    My Jeep may be the "glock" of the lot, but she's damn sturdy and reliable. :D
     
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    And lower maintenance ;-)
     
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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Heading out even though your not supposed to travel, but been 10 months since I've seen my wife, her last class is today and will be done with students till next year :)
    so look out West Virginia, Virginia and into North Carolina , coming through, stay off the roads ;) :)
     
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    We may or may not be going to western PA at some point.
    I know I won't be getting tested, nor will I submit to being tested.
     
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    Tracked down a full set of the 17in 6 spoke silver wheels that came stock on some kj's for $80 for all 5,pretty good condition..excited to put the ol 255/75s on them..I've always liked the stock wheel look on jeeps
     
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    WTF youtube?



    the oh so offensive video in question. the poor children! how I must be corrupting them with an UNLISTED video of me spinning two SHAFTS!
     
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    Ahhh...the ridiculousness of automated review and people who are offended by EVERYTHING.
     
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    ltd02 Comfortably numb KJ Supporting Member

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    That offends me... ;)
     
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    Mounted the stock 17s I found with some 255/75s ATs took my old wheels and m/t and threw them on an xj I'm selling...I like the look of these wheels
     
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    Replaced the passenger front brake hose assembly - the metal tube part under the vibration sheath rusted out on the road last week (a mile from the house, thank god). We'll do the driver's side tomorrow, just because.

    We had to work on our daughter's Xterra for most of the day, securing the battery and bleeding the hell out of the brakes while she painted rust converter on the passenger side (I'd painted the driver's side while they were replacing the brakes and shocks on that side, but I wasn't home when they did the passenger side).
     
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    Just say NO to synthetic in the diffs
     
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    Think that even holds true for something like the Rene? Only 12k on it now but probably will change at 30k.
     
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    I think, the issue is synthetics don't stick enough to the gears, so they don't get slung enough to the various places, since diffs don't have pumps. Gale Banks has some interesting videos on it, and if he'd make a diff cover for the 8.25 I'd buy it.
     
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    started work on the wiring for the block heater.
    I'm installing an A/C inlet in the rear bumper.
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    so when i'm backed into the garage with the plow on the jeep, I can get her all warmed up before I start pushing snow.
     
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    Replaced the driver’s front brake hose/pipe assembly. That one looked worse than the passenger side, except it wasn’t actually leaking. Took a little longer to replace it, too, because of access on the back side. Got it done and bled and now I can drive it again.
     
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    Curious as to why not. Even the factory service manual says to use synthetic in diffs.
     
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    Synthetic does not stick on the gears as well as old Dino oil does for one
    Jeep wants you to think that using synthetic protects better and gives you 1/1000 of a MPG better mileage
    Most all if not all aftermarket gears manufactures will tell you to use Dino as well