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Old 11-08-2016, 05:02 PM   #41
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Read my post above. Stop looking for alignment shops, there is nothing to align. You're wasting your time and money. It's a solid axle vehicle.

As for brake lines, that's fine. Mine are routed on the outside but guided with an industrial ziptie do they don't end up where they are not supposed to. I highly recommend you get proper sized endlinks instead of the sh!tty AEV brackets, and if you plan on offroading, replace the sh!tty AEV drop brackets with Rancho units. A front trackbar will also help you correct the geometry up front.
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Old 11-08-2016, 07:42 PM   #42
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had an itch for a hemi wrangler a few weeks ago. found a couple reasonably priced and it took a lot to not pull the trigger. you never know though...
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Old 11-08-2016, 09:18 PM   #43
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hemi wrangler? AEV built or home built?
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Old 11-08-2016, 10:24 PM   #44
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dunno , i typed in v8 wrangler and a few companies do it apparently. i fell in love with a few. fvck that 6 cylinder noise on a wrangler with big ass wheels. just doesn't add up.
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Old 11-08-2016, 10:26 PM   #45
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If you're serious, just wait for the turbo diesel, don't spend the money on the hemi conversions.
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Old 11-09-2016, 10:10 AM   #46
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If you're serious, just wait for the turbo diesel, don't spend the money on the hemi conversions.
This is what I'm doing. Next year I hope to end up with either a Wrangler JL/JT diesel or a FoRS. I know those are two wildly different things but that's just what I want at this point...
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This is what I'm doing. Next year I hope to end up with either a Wrangler JL/JT diesel or a FoRS. I know those are two wildly different things but that's just what I want at this point...

I'm definitely getting the JL, and the poison thought of selling the S2k for a grandsport vette is in my head. It's a an extremely strong thought that I'm not sure I can fend off this time around.
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I'm definitely getting the JL, and the poison thought of selling the S2k for a grandsport vette is in my head. It's a an extremely strong thought that I'm not sure I can fend off this time around.
I wasn't planning on selling the S2k...was planning on selling the wife's car and she'll take the TH.
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Old 11-09-2016, 10:27 AM   #49
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Wanna buy another S2k? Maybe you and the wife will have matching ones and I'll sleep well knowing mine went to a good home. Lol
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Wanna buy another S2k? Maybe you and the wife will have matching ones and I'll sleep well knowing mine went to a good home. Lol
lol no, one is enough for me. Besides, the biggest reason I want a FoRS is so I can have a fun car year round, the S sits idle for 6 months of the year so it makes zero sense to have two.

Edit: Also, the wife can't/won't drive manual. AND, I remember asking you before I bought this one.

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Old 11-09-2016, 10:38 AM   #51
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lol I know I know. I may just end up keeping it and just moving it to my parents garage and get the Vette anyway. The JL won't really cost me anything since I won't lose much on my JK. Big ups to residual value lol
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Old 11-09-2016, 11:06 AM   #52
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Read my post above. Stop looking for alignment shops, there is nothing to align. You're wasting your time and money. It's a solid axle vehicle.

As for brake lines, that's fine. Mine are routed on the outside but guided with an industrial ziptie do they don't end up where they are not supposed to. I highly recommend you get proper sized endlinks instead of the sh!tty AEV brackets, and if you plan on offroading, replace the sh!tty AEV drop brackets with Rancho units. A front trackbar will also help you correct the geometry up front.
I saw your post way after getting it aligned. After the hassle with the lift and brakes, I didn't mind paying for it. I think it was $90 for a 1 yr plan at Firestone.

I'm going to extend my abs wires and see how much slack I get to either leave the brake lines or move them to the rear of the shocks. I actually came across your post on one of the Jeep forums talking about the AEV endlink brackets. I had already ordered new links and hardware I needed so I'll rock them till at least the spring. Probably should of done more research on the drop brackets, but I haven't heard anything too terrible regarding the AEV ones. I guess I'll see how they are after I take it off roading and replace if needed.
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No need to extend your abs lines. Just unclip the rears and loosely ziptie them to the shock body so they are safe from getting pinched. The fronts are perfectly fine. You don't need to extend abs lines on a JK, you get plenty of slack from factory.
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No need to extend your abs lines. Just unclip the rears and loosely ziptie them to the shock body so they are safe from getting pinched. The fronts are perfectly fine. You don't need to extend abs lines on a JK, you get plenty of slack from factory.

Again, they literally took $90 from you. Don't ever get alignment again, there is nothing to align other than toe that you can do yourself. Everything else on a solid axle is fixed and there is nothing to align. There is no camber, caster adjustment.
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Oh and if you want peace of mind, do the shouldered bolt upgrade. Also, anytime you need help with questions, just pm me. Will save you lots of time and headaches.
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Old 11-09-2016, 12:48 PM   #56
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Oh and if you want peace of mind, do the shouldered bolt upgrade. Also, anytime you need help with questions, just pm me. Will save you lots of time and headaches.
I've read something about the shouldered bolt upgrade. Care to elaborate on that?

Will do and thanks.


Edit- I think I found my answer

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/j...de-do-1620465/
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Old 11-09-2016, 06:05 PM   #58
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I've read something about the shouldered bolt upgrade. Care to elaborate on that?

Will do and thanks.


Edit- I think I found my answer

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/j...de-do-1620465/
To make a long story short, the holes on the Jeep are all 9/16th, but to save money, Chrysler is using 14mm bolts, which are ALMOST as big, but, they are a bit smaller than the holes, and are threaded all the way...so, you get two problems,

One, when they get loose, the part comes loose, and you have lots of problems, the worst being death wobble.

Two, they get loose and rasp at the hole, ovaling it out, making problems worse.

The shouldered bolts are not only tighter, but don't rasp, and even if the nut backed out, they are still tight enough to not cause catastrophic problems like death wobble. I'd had both my jeeps modded with shouldered bolts, and I've never had an issue, nor have I ever had to retorque any bolts.
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NFRs2000nyc Do you have any light bar/ cube led light recommendations. I have been poking around amazon and ebay for a solution.
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Depends on your needs....do you actually utilize them in offroad situations, or do you just want to look cool (serious question.)
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