Mark wrote:Good luck on your search. I honestly don't know what I would be interested in getting rid of mine for.
The Other Rob wrote:Good to hear from ya.. Been wondering how things had been going for ya..
Oughta be warmed up enough there to get it back up the side of a mountain some where..
Happy Hummer wrote:Glad to hear all is well.
The Other Rob wrote:Good luck on the new one.. Try and get someone that knows Jeeps to look it over Modified Jeeps can be tricky.. They look all pretty jacked up and a nice wash and wax can get in the way of what is going on underneath..
Highly Modified Jeeps are going need a lot more love and care than stock rigs.. The point I see the big change is about 4".. Above 4" of suspension lift you're going to find yourself rebuilding bushings, tie rods and ball joints about 3 times as often as someone below 4".. These things aren't difficult to do, once you know what to do.. I've turned into a control arm rebuilding fool in the past few months.. I had to pull one of the front upper control arms off to rebuild again a few weeks ago (retaining spring clip wasn't seated well and came loose.. From the time I pulled into my drive at 10pm, knowing what I needed to do, I had the arm off, bushing rebuilt, the arm bolted back in place, had the tools wiped back down in the tool chest and was washing my hands in 25 minutes.. It's not difficult, you just gotta know what to do.
I've been lucky, having a group of folks to help and show me what to do and have a good bit of mechanical ability.. It's still taken me since Feb 13th to get all the little bugs I've found so far worked out.. Major stuff, that should be regular maintenance IMHO is done.. Now it's just me tweeking things the way I want them..
Regardless.. You really need to look a modified Jeep over closely before biting.. Look for worn bushings and joints.. Loose and mismatched bolts.. Worn or damaged steering parts.. All of these can be easily corrected, but you need to know about them before you end up with someone elses big bucket of problems..
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