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run2jeepn

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Ratchet straps are your best friend. But not all is well. Went to grab the step to slide in place and it seems Motobilt sent me to driver side steps. Sucks...well crap just noticed I have 2 passenger side uppers aswell. Found out through Motobilt, that Northridge4x4 is pulling the wrong parts. I'm not the only one having this issue.
 

run2jeepn

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New Motobilt rockers installed.

Finally tested the flex of it. Not impressed. Guessing I need longer shocks.
 

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Axles are in. Rear made a little noise when off the gas. So back to the shop to check out the new gears. My RE Track bar is adjustable, but is still too long. I need one that fits stock height. Still need to repaint all the Purple to Red. Other then that and wiring the Lockers up. Its ready for the trails.
 

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Got it back on the road good till my Alignment appointment on Tuesday.

Traction Control goes nuts on hard right turns, bc my Toe is off. So I just turned my TC off.

I may need to get front adjustable LCAs. I noticed on my old axles LCA mount. They had a Slot and the new Rubicon's just have a single hole.

Jeep drives ok, just a little squirrelly.

The New 5.38 gears weren't a HUGE difference, but Just enough to keep it from Down shifting on the highway. At 65 I'm running about 2200 rpms.
 

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Well a Driving a bit now. My MPG is 15.4 over 2 full Tanks of gas. Not to bad. Not any Different then it really was with the 4.88s.


While the Jeep was sitting at the Shop. I picked up a fury friend. Found chewed up Papers in my Glove Box. Then a few days later. He got in my Work bag and got into my Salt and pepper Chips and Dill Pickle Seeds....:mad:

So I went to Dollar General and just got the cheapest Traps they had. Put peanut butter on then and put all 4 under the seats. Came back out in the Morning and he licked them all clean. The Traps sucked. Not sensitive enough. So went to Walmart and bought different spring traps and sticky pads. I set the new ones and reset the old ones. So a total of 12 traps. Came back the next Morning...BAM... Got him. Left the traps in for on more night just encase he had a buddy.
 

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