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What did you do to your TJ today?


RipSteakface

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Joined
Mar 20, 2019
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28
Location
Raleigh, NC
Did some major front end surgery this past weekend, thankfully I had a friend come and help out.

From the inside-out, new ECGS Chromoly Axle shafts, Ten Factory outer tube seals, Teraflex ball joints, painted the knuckles Rustoleum Hammered Black, Timkin Unit Bearings, Crown Dust shields, Black Magic Rotors, Calipers, and pads, Stainless steel extended brake lines, Currie drag link and tie rod, new factory spec pitman arm, Fox 2.0 steering stabilizer.

The main goal was to get rid of the death wobble, secondary goal was to drain my bank account. Both goals achieved! The Jeep looks and feels brand new. Did a quick and dirty toe alignment so it's drivable while I wait for my appointment to get a full alignment and 4-wheel balance done at 4WheelParts.

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Raymund

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Nov 4, 2019
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189
Location
Sydney, Australia
Did some major front end surgery this past weekend, thankfully I had a friend come and help out.

From the inside-out, new ECGS Chromoly Axle shafts, Ten Factory outer tube seals, Teraflex ball joints, painted the knuckles Rustoleum Hammered Black, Timkin Unit Bearings, Crown Dust shields, Black Magic Rotors, Calipers, and pads, Stainless steel extended brake lines, Currie drag link and tie rod, new factory spec pitman arm, Fox 2.0 steering stabilizer.

The main goal was to get rid of the death wobble, secondary goal was to drain my bank account. Both goals achieved! The Jeep looks and feels brand new. Did a quick and dirty toe alignment so it's drivable while I wait for my appointment to get a full alignment and 4-wheel balance done at 4WheelParts.

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I've been fortunate enough to not have the wobble. That was the first thing I looked for having had that happen in another car years ago. Using the Rancho Rock Crawler kit and it's been great
 

U8MYDZT

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Joined
Sep 24, 2019
Messages
406
Location
North San Jose
Oh Sh*t! I just realised this is in miles. I use that funky metric system in Australia and thought my 230,000kms (or 140,000 odd miles approximately) was getting there. I do take care of it so I guess it can really go more than I thought
I haven't had my TJ very long so its hard to say exactly how it was cared for but she runs really good and doesn't burn any oil. :cool:
 

Raymund

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Joined
Nov 4, 2019
Messages
189
Location
Sydney, Australia
I haven't had my TJ very long so its hard to say exactly how it was cared for but she runs really good and doesn't burn any oil. :cool:
Same. No oil loss whatsoever. I've had to replace a starter motor (oh no!), an oil pressure sensor and a dinged exhaust causing an error code (Gasp!). So far so good!
 
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Daubie3

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Joined
Jun 13, 2017
Messages
106
Location
Central, Indiana
So, I put my hard top back on for the winter months and finally got around to putting up some door hangers in the garage. They are ladder holders that I got at one of the big home centers a few years back.
Now I just need to get these half doors painted to match my light khaki metallic..

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Baltimoreed

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May 18, 2019
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Location
Aurora, NC
I need to figure out a place to store my extra doors. I don’t have a bare wall in my shop. Don’t have a garage just a carport. I’ve got a walk in lawnmower storage shed and a pump house but they won’t protect the doors from critters. I’m seriously thinking about hanging them in my den/ mancave. They’ll be protected from the weather and bugs in the house. Anybody else store their off-season doors in the house?
 
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PCO6

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Dec 25, 2016
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Newmarket, Ontario
I pulled the covers off of my Tiburon seats and installed Dorman seat heaters. They work great!

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To further get ready for the winter, I switched out the Alpine radio for a stock MOPAR radio. It's nice to have a radio with big knobs and buttons that I can work with my gloves on.
 

psrivats

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Jun 4, 2018
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OR, USA
I pulled the covers off of my Tiburon seats and installed Dorman seat heaters. They work great!

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To further get ready for the winter, I switched out the Alpine radio for a stock MOPAR radio. It's nice to have a radio with big knobs and buttons that I can work with my gloves on.

Best use of space of that empty spot. Looks factory. Well done!
 
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Mike JF

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Nov 19, 2018
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33
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Texas
3/4 install of a teraflex 2” suspension lift.

not Fully installed because I broke all four of the bolts holding the rear shocks in. So for now I have a super bouncy ride. 😆
Did the Teraflex give you a true 2” lift? I want a 2” lift but hear people saying they get more like 3” out of some springs. I don’t want more than 2”.
 

PCO6

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Newmarket, Ontario
Best use of space of that empty spot. Looks factory. Well done!
Thanks. I didn't want to do anything with that panel that would make it stand out too much and I think it turned out OK. I like that size and style of switch … nice and simple. The other 2 switches are for lights on an over head console I'm building. I have 14 of them in total and hopefully none that look out of place.

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Courtesy lights in the console and glove box.
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The remaining 4 are in a box I'm working on and will install just inside the tailgate. It includes a 12V socket, USB ports, a voltmeter and switches for interior dome and tailgate lights.
 
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InOmaha

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Sep 26, 2019
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467
Location
Omaha
I got underneath and lubricated all the joints everywhere. I have a squeak that developed when it got cooler. The bushings looked dry and cracked some on the passenger's side. Dry but ok on the driver's side.

My squeak sounded passenger front for a while then passenger rear. Or I'm crazy. So everything got lubed and cleaned up. We'll see tomorrow if that got it, but even if it didn't the Jeep needed it.

I think I'll add new control arms to the lift list.