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Offline Atch

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Re: JK, JKU Facts
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2015, 08:29:00 PM »
Someone did at SMORR when I was there. I think it may have been Jason Fjeld.
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Re: JK, JKU Facts
« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2015, 01:18:58 PM »
Apparently the t-tops are designed to be used without the rest of the hardtop  if desired. Assuming that is what these flip tabs are for.


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Re: JK, JKU Facts
« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2015, 02:18:12 PM »
True, you can do freedom tops with out rear or vise versa with rear only.
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Re: JK, JKU Facts
« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2015, 09:15:29 AM »

 Now on Maggie's jku, it has roughly 4" of lift right now, and I have put f-lca's , break lines and adjustable track bars on it.  The lca I put on out of desire and not necessity, same as the track bars. Break lines were needed, and her front drive shaft has been missing the boot for 2 years. So that shall get replaced soon.
  Just saying that each of the two jeeps I have lifted didn't go by any set rules as to needing to replace certain thing's... They reacted differently however slight to the same lift.

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I was looking for the boot for the slip joint (Mopar makes a replacement kit)  and I see that Crown Automotive does make a boot replacement kit for the CV joint boot.  Here is the link for the front CV joint boot.
http://www.crownautomotive.net/product/YJ-Front-Prop-Shaft/528533FRK.html

Looks like amazon has the kit for just about $90
http://www.amazon.com/Crown-Automotive-528533FRK-Joint-Repair/dp/B00ES4WQYM
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Re: JK, JKU Facts
« Reply #19 on: June 22, 2015, 09:29:19 AM »

 Now on Maggie's jku, it has roughly 4" of lift right now, and I have put f-lca's , break lines and adjustable track bars on it.  The lca I put on out of desire and not necessity, same as the track bars. Break lines were needed, and her front drive shaft has been missing the boot for 2 years. So that shall get replaced soon.
  Just saying that each of the two jeeps I have lifted didn't go by any set rules as to needing to replace certain thing's... They reacted differently however slight to the same lift.

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I was looking for the boot for the slip joint (Mopar makes a replacement kit)  and I see that Crown Automotive does make a boot replacement kit for the CV joint boot.  Here is the link for the front CV joint boot.
http://www.crownautomotive.net/product/YJ-Front-Prop-Shaft/528533FRK.html

Looks like amazon has the kit for just about $90
http://www.amazon.com/Crown-Automotive-528533FRK-Joint-Repair/dp/B00ES4WQYM
I won't be replacing the boot, as it will only get torn off again. It just simply needs an after market drive shaft..

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Re: JK, JKU Facts
« Reply #20 on: June 22, 2015, 09:50:02 AM »
Yep like Sean said, don't waste your money fixing your factory driveshaft! Buy an aftermarket one and don't worry about it.
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Re: JK, JKU Facts
« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2016, 11:35:00 AM »
The jk's transfer case shifter link bushing is a cheap peice of plastic that is prone to breaking.  You will know if this happens becuase your transfer case shifter will move freely and you'll be stuck in the gear range where it broke.  There are two bushings one on the bottom of the shifter stick in the center console and one underneath the Jeep just above where the front driveshaft meets the transfer case.  They just pop on and off.
It may be a good idea to keep a couple in the glove box, just incase.

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Edit: The bushings are meant to be sacrificial and save your transfer case from damage if your lever attempts to force your transfer case into another range when it's not ready to shift.  There are DIY fixes out there to permanantly modify the bushing so it never breaks away as intended by the engineers.  The $3 bushing costs a lot less to replace then a transfer case if you decide to DIY it.

Just ordered some of these for spares.  Last farm trip i was noticing some issues shifting into 4 lo, dont want to break without a cheap part on hand.