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What have you done to your JK today?

Discussion in 'Wrangler JK (2007-2017)' started by Bob, Jul 24, 2016.

  1. Jul 24, 2016 at 4:18 AM
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    Bob

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    Post in here the latest maintenance, mods or anything else you've done to your Wrangler JK lately...
     
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  2. Jul 24, 2016 at 9:40 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine Moderator

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    Fixed an Airbag rattle I had in the steering wheel. Seems the Factory installs a rubber pad to prevent contact with the steel backing plate, and it can wear thru if off roading, under heavy vibrations. 2 10mm bolts, disco'ed the airbag, and horn, then installed some self adhesive rubber backing all around. Should know this week if its fixed.

    Used this video for reference.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4uSY2A0KlY
     
  3. Jul 25, 2016 at 7:01 AM
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    Airbag rattle seems to have been fixed. Gonna take it down a few more annoying trails to see for sure.
     
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  4. Jul 25, 2016 at 9:35 AM
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    I swapped out my shitty stock 6.5 speakers front and rear for some infinity ones, made a dramatic difference.
     
  5. Jul 27, 2016 at 11:53 AM
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    I'm planning on doing the same over the weekend but I don't know if to do it myself or take it to a place. How's your install?
     
  6. Jul 27, 2016 at 11:57 AM
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    Piece of cake. The sound bar is a few screws to drop the grill. I cut my ends instead of spending the extra money for the adaptors. The lower dash ones were alittle hard but still easy.
     
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  7. Aug 24, 2016 at 10:01 AM
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    I just ordered some wheel spacers (yeah yeah yeah). I like the look of my stock wheels but also like having the wider stance.
     
  8. Aug 24, 2016 at 10:02 AM
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    I'm running spider trax spacers with my oem wheels
     
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  9. Aug 24, 2016 at 3:29 PM
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    Glad to hear. Most of the comments I read and hear are negative when it comes to spacers.
     
  10. Aug 24, 2016 at 5:14 PM
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    I thought they would screw up the moment loading of the bearing, and when I did the math, I found that its wasn't any different, and a little better, than after market wheels with less back space. The 1.5" spacers give the same moment loading as a wheel with a 4.5" back space.
     
  11. Aug 24, 2016 at 7:51 PM
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    2.5" AEV Dual Sport lift, 35" Treadwright Guard Dogs, Black Rock Wheels, AEV Front & Rear Bumpers with Tire Carrier, Fuel Caddy 10 gal. Aux. fuel tank, Warn 9.5ti, 125' synthetic winch line, front axle skid, 20" LED light bar , Bilstein Shocks, steel steering skidplate,
    It is rather fashionable to put down wheel spacers. Chris is right that they do not load anymore on the ball joints than a wheel which has a similar amount of backspacing. However, you do need to spend a bit more time on maintenance. Since most are aluminum, you should torque them within a few days of original mounting and again a week after that. Then you should check/re-torque them at least every month for a bit.

    Not much different than what you should do for a new aluminum wheel...it just takes more work as you need to remove the wheel to check/re-torque the spacer bolts.

    Wheel Safe!
     
  12. Aug 26, 2016 at 5:33 PM
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    I got my spacers on tonight when I rotated my tires. Here is a before and after. I am using a 1.5 spacer

    20160826_182222.jpg
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  13. Aug 26, 2016 at 5:41 PM
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    Nice! Fills out the wheel wells much better.
     
  14. Aug 26, 2016 at 5:41 PM
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    Yeah I agree. Looks better from head on also.
     
  15. Sep 26, 2016 at 11:04 AM
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    Just ordered a 3.25in rough country suspension lift, 35x12.5r15 mud tires, and a steal front bumper. Everything comes in this week, can't wait to get it on this weekend!!

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  16. Sep 29, 2016 at 7:08 PM
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    Got the tires, lift, and bumper/winch installed!!!

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    Lookin' good fellas.
    Problem here-at times I hear a cluncking noise, perhaps rear drive train area, when starting to move forward. Anybody deal with this?
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  18. Nov 16, 2016 at 5:49 AM
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    U Joint?
     
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  19. Nov 19, 2016 at 6:25 AM
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    Got the Rugged Ridge hood strut kit last month. Easy to install and neat to see the hood supported like a modern vehicle. But I am not recommending this product! After a few days I noticed that the gap/space between the cowl and hood had slowly increased in size by 1/4". The gas struts might be too powerful for the hinges and the hood appears to be pushed forward. The gas struts are currently disconnected:( . Perhaps lower charged struts might help. So NOT a recommended mod from Rugged Ridge!
    rugged ridge strut3.jpg rugged ridge strut1.jpg rugged ridge strut 2.jpg
     
  20. Nov 21, 2016 at 6:41 AM
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    Yeah, Ive thought about the struts for the hood, but I like the ability to flip the hood over all the way back when working on things.

    AS for what I did this weekend...I re filled my Co2 tank :)
     
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