Yeah, I only had the hardtop on the Jeep for a few days after buying it in the spring and walked into the rear glass at least three times due to bad struts. Hurt like hell. I ordered new ones but pulled the top before they arrived. I put them on before I put the hardtop on this fall and it’s nice to not fear for my forehead when I walk around the back of the Jeep when it’s open!
Installed a BRAND NEW 2006 OEM TOP on the LJ. The aftermarket top that came with my Jeep when I bought it was garbage. So I drove to the dealer to show them and stumbled upon this one. It was unboxed last week for the FIRST TIME since 2006. Belonged to a Rubicon with one owner. They bought it with both top options but only used the hardtop. Never used the soft top. Not once. Crazy find. I was like...
After a 30 minute switcheroo I drove home with my new factory top. Been feeling like this all day....
Nothing done directly to LJ but did take advantage of Motobilt’s BF sale and free shipping. As they have disclaimer when you check out that shipping before Xmas isn’t guaranteed might have to wait a bit.
Added the KSuspension H4 wiring harness upgrade. Just tested for a moment to back it out of the garage but not sure I saw a big improvement. Also greased all the certs. Next is installing the MORryde HD hinges.
It’s had a suspected small rear main seal leak since I bought it but I’ve never worried. Lately been noticing more fluid on the ground and an occasional burning smell after stopping. Climbed under while messing with the lights and the undercarriage is a dirty wet mess. Guess I will be leak hunting. Luckily all of my fluid levels are still good.
Radiator cracked at the top so I decided to clean the throttle body, put new spark plugs in, cleaned the battery terminals while doing 5 coolant flushes to get rid of existing coolant but had to bypass the heater core. I then ordered a new heater core because that was leaking out of the condensation line for the ac. I’m guessing the radiator cap failed and it built too much pressure. So to make a long day harder I go to put the new Mopar radiator in and they sent me the wrong one with zero oil cooler lines. Jeeps taking a little break for a couple more days :/