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    Irritating when you get a bad factory part out of the box. Had a bad wheel speed sensor that drove me nuts for a couple months before I figured out I replaced a bad one with another bad one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ddays View Post
    Irritating when you get a bad factory part out of the box. Had a bad wheel speed sensor that drove me nuts for a couple months before I figured out I replaced a bad one with another bad one
    No shit. So frustrating.
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    Hey Doug, I noticed your transfer case has three options. I have been looking at GC's and some have the four with neutral. Those seem to be paired with a 4.0 and correct me if I'm wrong a 242 TC. Do you like the option on yours with the V8? A V8 would be sweet of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catahoula View Post
    Hey Doug, I noticed your transfer case has three options. I have been looking at GC's and some have the four with neutral. Those seem to be paired with a 4.0 and correct me if I'm wrong a 242 TC. Do you like the option on yours with the V8? A V8 would be sweet of course.
    Mine is the 247. I've been ok with it. I thought at one point I had an issue with it, but it ended up being something else. It's got 160k on it and it's been fine. I change the fluid about every 1-2 years which isn't much mileage for me. I know the NV247 doesn't get the best feedback, but I've ran on it just fine with no issues. Even after doing diff gears, bigger tires, and a front axle swap, it's still hanging in there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WJCO View Post
    Mine is the 247. I've been ok with it. I thought at one point I had an issue with it, but it ended up being something else. It's got 160k on it and it's been fine. I change the fluid about every 1-2 years which isn't much mileage for me. I know the NV247 doesn't get the best feedback, but I've ran on it just fine with no issues. Even after doing diff gears, bigger tires, and a front axle swap, it's still hanging in there.
    Thanks! I've seen a few out here I'm going to check out.
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    I pressed new bushings in my rear upper A-arm today.
    Back story on this: A couple years ago while nothing was wrong with them, I preventatively had a shop replace them because the Jeep had 140k on it. Well I was talked into Crown bushings by someone I trusted and went with those. The day I got the Jeep back from the shop (that I trusted), I heard a weird squeaking noise in the back. I found the arm bolts were never fricking tightened by the tech, so I did that easy enough. 2 weeks later, that noise re-appeared again. As soon as I looked back there, I could see that one of the bushings didn't look the same as the other one. A prybar quickly confirmed that it never got pressed in all the way and was loose in the arm. Being that this shop had fucked up a ton of other stuff that I haven't even mentioned here, I wasn't going to take it back to them. So I used the prybar the best I could to get the bushing in deep enough and put some tack-welds on it to keep it in place (and it's actually held up quite well for a couple of years now) . Six months or so after that, I had a different noise and quickly found out that the rubber in both bushings had torn. Sooooo, I learned a lot from this experience. I probably should have just left the fuckers alone since there was nothing wrong with them, and I should have gone with the Mopar ones from the beginning since they had already proved themselves for 140,000 miles. The cracked rubber wasn't causing a major problem, so I've been driving this way since then, but about 2-3 weeks ago, the Jeep now pulls right and left when I accelerate or brake, and I had a feeling it was those rear bushings since I already knew they were bad. So I ordered some Mopar ones, Took the arm off, cut the welds I had done earlier and pressed the new ones in.

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    In the process, I found out one of the mounting holes had elongated to almost twice the diameter of the original bolt hole. It's hard to see in the photos, but I welded a 3/16" washer on and it should hold.

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    It's definitely solved the issue I've been having for a few weeks, but I still got something funky going on in the front. I think my steering box might be going out. Another project for another day.
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    So the rear upper is a one piece three point arm?


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    Quote Originally Posted by JKbrick View Post
    So the rear upper is a one piece three point arm?


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    Yep. Something like this:

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    Nice work


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    Quote Originally Posted by WJCO View Post
    Yep. Something like this:

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    Nice so no track bar


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