What did you do to your jeep today?

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

  1. duderz7

    duderz7 Full Access Member

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    My second car as a teen was a 71 wagoneer, grass green, lifted, and lovely. These pictures are making me miss it something fierce. It was called"The Pickler"
     
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    Returned last night from my hunting trip. Total of 680 miles on the KJ with zero issues other than needing a jump start after sitting for a week (forgot to use my new battery disconnect), and the dreaded fuel burp when I miscounted how many gallons I needed for a fill-up. Its definitely not set up for long highway drives but got me where I needed to go on the road, so I could go off-road to camp when I got there.
     
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    Checked out the Liberty's towing ability. Darn thing tows our Ski Nautique quite well. I do need to get a longer tow bar as we had to remove the spare to get the trailer on the bar. It is nice to have a backup vehicle to tow with. Also, the Liberty will be great to back into tight spaces with.

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    CJ7 304 Header Issues

    Been working on my cj7 for the past 3yrs, started to put back together I bought a set of Borla shorty headers “don’t fit “ bought a set of fender well headers drivers side doesn’t fit with steering rod not sure if it needs removed first ? Any help with this would be great !
     
  5. tommudd

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    Thats why so many of us love the KJs.
    PLUS if you lift it then no need for a longer hitch, use a drop hitch and it will work great, plus of course way better ride and handling when pulling the Ski Natutique
     
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    Oh yea, they'll tow.
     
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    Tow and push, right ??
     
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    push snow, definitely. I'd love to come up with some kind of bull bar that actually works. maybe once I get the plow and backbone playing nice. I figure that backbone can be the basis for a lot of ideas.
     
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    At least it's not Halloween....:emotions33:

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    Jeep is dropped off for a window regular repair (surprised. Not often the '04 regulators go bad.) and the steering rack will be replaced too.

    Just dropped off the tC to its new owner. It was a great car for a year and a half...but I don't drive to work anymore and no longer need a commuter. Definitely will miss it.

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    My regular old school alignment guy retired, and sold the business to one of those guys :upyours: ...who turned down my Jeep cause it was lifted!
    At new shop today, Got an expensive Jeep alignment done $168.
    IDK I guess it was worth it, he got the OE Camber & toe dialed in.
    Caster at 3 degrees and .04 cross caster both sides, and drives straight, wheel straight. :waytogo:
    Time to take it out on the hwy soon and see how well he really did.
    Tires need rotating soon, outer edges worn a bit.
     
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    I have yet to convince someone to set Camber and toe and let caster fall where it does as jba says, but it drives well with the camber a little high
     
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    Convince them????
    They should do it with out any convincing at all
    if they don't get it right , no pay for them
     
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    That's actually the one thing my dealer does right. They get the KJ all in the green just fine and only charge $40 for a front end alignment.
     
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    Good deal. I am paying mine $89, and I get it back later today so i have not seen the results paper yet.
     
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    I've another shop that specializes in alignment to try rather than the tire chain I had it done previously. At 22 inches center to flare I'm not sitting to low for jba uca am I?
     
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    I'm at 21 and run JBAs without any issue, you're good to go.
     
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    Too low ???
    No
    Running 21.5 on the 03 and JBA UCAs and alignment right on
     
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    So you're only at 22 ?
    With 927s, top plate and HALF INCH of spacers ?? You should be maxing out at 4 inches ( 23 ) Way too much in spacers
     
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    Ya, I thought I should be taller too, but the tape measure doesn't like. I know I'm pushing it on the clevis, but the shock drops into the clevis well below the level of the bolt. I certainly won't be adding any more. All I have as far as weight is stock skids. Are there different lengths of clevises out there on other model year that would be worth looking into?