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    Re: yup...I want this....

    Needs a louvered rear window. Interior looks great.
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    Re: Roof rack and lights

    Sounds like a deal to me. Let's figure out a meetup sometime.
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    Re: Roof rack and lights

    Tempted by the rack. I've considered purchasing that rack, or one just like it, many times in the past

    edit: That's the Yakima roadwarrior, yes? If so, I believe I'm interested.
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    Re: Front upper control arms on 2005 LJ

    I have a can of PB Blaster in the garage. I plan to douse the bolts daily until Saturday.
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    Re: Front upper control arms on 2005 LJ

    Looks like a good list with very little overlap of what I already have. I imagine tall jackstands will be helpful, in particular, since we need to get up to the frame.
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    Re: Front upper control arms on 2005 LJ

    Impact wrench would be helpful, as well as an extra jack (3 ton?). I only have a decent bottle jack, so if we need to try to jack up the axle to get the arms in place, a second would be handy (one...
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    JL diesel reviews

    First reviews of the new Eco Diesel in the JL are popping up. It's only available on the JL Unlimited trims, it appears. Didn't see any mention of Diesel Gladiator, but it must be coming as well.
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    Re: Front upper control arms on 2005 LJ

    Parts are all expected to arrive by Friday. Anyone want to join me on Saturday for some wrenching?
  9. Re: 2019-11-09: Switzerland north, Cliffhanger 2.0, no Pensy Gulc

    It was a spur I've never been down. Supposedly gets very narrow at the end.
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    Re: Front upper control arms on 2005 LJ

    It's worth looking into. It also may be unnecessary with the JKS upper control arms. These arms have a spherical joint on the frame side, which allows some twisting when flexing the suspension. ...
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    Re: Front upper control arms on 2005 LJ

    So you think the front axle could articulate too much when the sway bar disconnects are off? I'm unsure if the bump stops are stock length or have been modified. Haven't looked into it yet.
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    Re: Front upper control arms on 2005 LJ

    In my industry, we usually use some 2-part epoxy or RTV to stake fasteners. I imagine that would work well in this situation as well. It may not secure the jam nut, but it would definitely break if...
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    Re: Front upper control arms on 2005 LJ

    I suppose I was worried that next time the brackets might separate from the frame or axle instead of the arm breaking. I would hope that doesn't happen, but the brackets are also a little wimpy...
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    Re: Front upper control arms on 2005 LJ

    I ordered the JKS control arms. Curious to hear what you've found. I know the previous owner (director at my company), so I can get just about any question answered. I believe the vehicle was not...
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    Re: Front upper control arms on 2005 LJ

    Dante's control arm failure (stripped threads) has been on my mind as I debate which part to buy. Delaying purchase while I wait for this debate to play out. I don't want to do the work twice, and...
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    Re: Front upper control arms on 2005 LJ

    Lower arms are part of the lift kit I believe. Not sure why they were replaced if not with the lift.
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    Re: Front upper control arms on 2005 LJ

    Without knowing how the uppers failed before, does it seem like a good idea to go with a beefier replacement like the jks? Wondering if whatever causes this happens again, if stronger control arms...
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    Re: Front upper control arms on 2005 LJ

    Thanks Chris, I did see that. I wondered if stock length is appropriate with my lift. Going to try to measure the least damaged one in situ and see if they are close to stock length.
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    Re: Moab - Wheeling Nov. 24-26

    I am very low probability of going now. I need to replace front upper control arms before I can go to Moab, but also have some other things popping up here that week. If I get the control arms...
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    Re: Front upper control arms on 2005 LJ

    I don't really know how it happened. My best guess is that I damaged the passenger side one when I clipped a large rock I didn't see on the way out of Coney Flats / MSV earlier this year. There was...
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    Re: Front upper control arms on 2005 LJ

    Here's the damage to the current control arms:

    Passenger side - buckled / collapsed
    https://i.imgur.com/bgd9gisl.jpg

    Driver side - twisted and now bent towards the passenger side. Note the...
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    Front upper control arms on 2005 LJ

    Heard some discomforting noises on the trail run today, and discovered that the bump stop plunger was hitting the front springs under certain conditions. This can only happen if the front axle...
  23. Re: Sat, Nov 9: Switzerland Trail, Cliffhanger 2, Pennsylvania Gu

    I'm counting on it being 0" deep. I have no advanced knowledge of what we will encounter, though.
  24. Re: Trail run this Saturday? Something up north. Perhaps Miller

    I'm a yes.
  25. Re: Trail run this Saturday? Something up north. Perhaps Miller

    Yes, that works. The trailhead is up sawmill road a little ways and also has plenty of room to meet up.

    https://goo.gl/maps/R4abGqQ7JLESsk2m9 -- the big circular dirt spot off the northern most...
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