I just finished up replacing my JKS front track bar with a Currie one and I've had similar issues with the JKS. I stupidly put a wash on the top under the nut that resulted in broken bolt on the trail. I ended up using no washer and red locktite and it help great. I hope that fixes it!!
I'd like to get a good baseline of transmission temperatures before installing the transmission cooler. With that in mind, I spent a few hours today installing a transmission temperature gauge. It wasn't the color I'd want, but it was in a box of parts that were included when I bought the Jeep. If it bugs me enough, I'll swap it out later.
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|Ambient Temperature||Highway Temperature||Peak Temperature||Other Information|
|78°||121°||169°||Heavy rain and humidity|
Gathered the first set of transmission temperature data from a 35 minute drive this morning and 60 minute drive this afternoon. The trips included a mix of highway and idle time. I'll collect more over the next several days, which will give me a good average to see the impact of a cooler.
Ambient Temperature Highway Temperature Peak Temperature Other Information 77° 116° 160° 78° 121° 169° Heavy rain and humidity
|Dorman 69001 Nylon Rib Drain Plug Gasket, Fits M14, 1/2||https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NF17LQM/?tag=wranglerorg-20|
|Dorman 265-818 Transmission Oil Pan||https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00Z7O4OVA/?tag=wranglerorg-20|
|Universal Firewall Boot||https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08LGNDD2G/?tag=wranglerorg-20|
|LUBE LOCKER LLT-A042||https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BOU6UJA/?tag=wranglerorg-20|
|AUTO METER 2267 Oil/Temperature Metric Adapter||https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00062YVOI/?tag=wranglerorg-20|
|Mopar 68218057AB ATF+4, 1 Quart (6 Pack)||https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VFJYQJ3/?tag=wranglerorg-20|
|Genuine Mopar Transmission Filter 68059549AA||https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F6E49UW/?tag=wranglerorg-20|
|MaxTow Double Vision 260 F Transmission Temperature Gauge Kit - Includes Electronic Sensor - Black Gauge Face - Blue LED Illuminated Dial - Analog & Digital Readouts - for Trucks - 2-1/16" 52mm||https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MS4HDXC/?tag=wranglerorg-20|
I did. For anyone interested, here is the entire parts list:
Parts Used Dorman 69001 Nylon Rib Drain Plug Gasket, Fits M14, 1/2 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NF17LQM/?tag=wranglerorg-20 Dorman 265-818 Transmission Oil Pan https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00Z7O4OVA/?tag=wranglerorg-20 Universal Firewall Boot https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08LGNDD2G/?tag=wranglerorg-20 LUBE LOCKER LLT-A042 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BOU6UJA/?tag=wranglerorg-20 AUTO METER 2267 Oil/Temperature Metric Adapter https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00062YVOI/?tag=wranglerorg-20 Mopar 68218057AB ATF+4, 1 Quart (6 Pack) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VFJYQJ3/?tag=wranglerorg-20 Genuine Mopar Transmission Filter 68059549AA https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F6E49UW/?tag=wranglerorg-20 MaxTow Double Vision 260 F Transmission Temperature Gauge Kit - Includes Electronic Sensor - Black Gauge Face - Blue LED Illuminated Dial - Analog & Digital Readouts - for Trucks - 2-1/16" 52mm https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MS4HDXC/?tag=wranglerorg-20
After driving the Jeep for a few days, I'm going to claim victory with death wobble. However, after bending a second ZJ conversion on the TJ, I ordered a Currie CorrectLync.
Somehow I was lucky and got a stupid good deal on the Currie setup. That showed up today and will be paired with the BMB tie rod.
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