Now you guys can see what I was dealing with all day Saturday..... I finally got the 13 different Lugnuts off the vehicle and got every wheel set up the same and washed all their grimy paw prints off of it-
Then loaded my tool bags better hoping, uh, I mean in case, they aren’t there to help
Got a lug wrench I like- wanted a sharp right angle not a curved handle-Notice it gleams like a light saber. I could dual Triton -“ Goob! I’m your father!”
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If the rain holds off im going to pull the LJR out of the shop
(Top is off) and do the right side studs so this never happens again (@Jerry Bransford says if I can’t even get to the trail without a wheel falling off to lose his number when I get in the woods)
I’m really happy about all I learned and really encourage you Rubi guys to pull a rear lug and notice the depth.
Many aftermarket axle companies use those with a taper- this is bad, bad on a Rubi. I emailed 10
Factory today about it.
I will never run stock lugs on a Rubicon without extended Lugnuts or changing the rear studs. If you have aftermarket wheels you really need to pay attention.
In my case it was the axle change.
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Not if you don’t want him traumatized.
I can read your journal entry now-
Well, I just wish I’d stayed home.
Do jeeps make people act like that?
I am so ashamed.
I still have the bushing removal tool stuck in a hinge when I replaced mine. Had to get a new hinge.
They never come out a smoothly as they show on the videos
Mm ok I’ll do that yes.Next time you have your cowl off, I'd be interested to know how far out of the hole (from the face of the sub-cowl panel) that plastic bit sticks. While I can't do much for the right hand drive crowd, I'm looking at coming up with a modified cabin air intake design to suit earlier TJ's....and it seems some years had that extended bit (which may have helped reduce the amount of water you took on).
I haven't quite gotten to this job yet, but I think the bushings actually came off with my door. I thought that was a bad thing but sounds like maybe not...
Mm ok I’ll do that yes.
Mine is labelled over here as a 99 but its a 97 TJ
Would you like the measurement in centimetres ?
While I can't do much for the right hand drive crowd
Appreciated. Rough dimensions of the hole would be nice as well.
Interesting. I know of a '99 over here that doesn't have that bit extending through the hole, though the hole appears to be the same size.
Millimeters would be best but I can convert...and I'm not joking, my cabin air filter design is millimeters. I wouldn't want to work with metric in my current field of building construction but it's easy to convert within the system. 25.4 and 39.37 are magic numbers when working between systems.
Actually, the design can be easily mirrored so would work for you that way...though aside from you I've only seen one other right-hander here (a rural USPS vehicle, I assume). I'm betting it would help keep the water out of your passenger footwell in heavy rains. Know of anyone with a 3D printer (capable of printing in ABS) in your island paradise nation?