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Dakron Performance

Discussion in 'Wrangler JK (2007-2017)' started by Skyrat, May 11, 2017.

  1. May 11, 2017 at 4:05 AM
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    Skyrat

    Skyrat [OP] Member

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    Purchased Dakron Performance tailgate hinges to replace the worn out units on my 07 Sahara. Just got them in the Mail yesterday along with a new Terraflex vss5500 steering stabilizer. Hinges look great! MUCH heavier than stock with a clean, black powder coat. Hardware included. I am hoping to get them installed this weekend to stop that god awful racket coming from the rear every time I hit a bump or choppy pavement. Anyone have some suggestions on how to break the old torx screws loose? Painted over and seized up pretty solid. Pics to follow.
     
  2. May 11, 2017 at 8:18 AM
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    OFFGRID Well-Known Member

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    Howell fuel injection, header, HEI distributor, TH350, NP208, SOA lift with YJ springs in the front & GW springs in the Rear. AMC20 with G2 1 piece chromos trussed, Dana 30 with G2 chromos and 760x ujoints and MM Stainless Hubs, Geared 4.56. Tom Woods shafts, Metal cloaks, Caged, 37" Toyo MTs.
    I recently removed all of mine off of my 94 YJ in prep for paint. I used an impact with an impact torx socket. A few I had to use a socket wrench. I also scraped the paint out with a pick if the torx bit wouldn't fit. I still had to drill 3 of them out. Don't use cheap torx bits. You're sure to strip something out (more drilling).
     
  3. May 16, 2017 at 8:15 AM
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    Not sure why the last three pics didn't rotate. The new hinges are much stronger than stock, look good, and most importantly, QUIET on the road when hittin uneven pavement. Quality kit.
     
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  4. May 16, 2017 at 9:19 AM
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    OFFGRID

    OFFGRID Well-Known Member

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    Those look Nice!
     
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  5. May 16, 2017 at 7:14 PM
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    JKBob 25

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    Definitely. Those look nice. I like'em. Nice job Skyrat.
     

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