Pulls right after lift

I just solved this problem on my Jeep and wanted to document the fix since it’s been discussed on a lot of threads.

I’ve got a JK with Metalcloak 2.5 game changer and Toyo Open Country 35s. After the lift the Jeep pulled pretty hard to the right. A couple of trips into the alignment shop, some flexing and loosening and re-torqueing, double checking thrust angle and caster, rotating tires, etc. nothing worked…although all of that is probably necessary to eliminate other potential issues.

Yesterday I swapped out the stock steering dampener with a Fox adventure series replacement. It was a pretty cheap and quick upgrade and completely solved the problem.

In my reading on the forums about this problem, this solution did pop up from time to time, but there was also a pretty prevalent opinion that Toyos just pull right and you might as well accept it. There is also the opinion that there’s no reason to upgrade steering stabilizers. In this case at least the upgrade solved a problem. I don’t know if the stock dampener could have been adjusted somehow, perhaps by shifting one of the mount locations to neutralize the pull that was evidently being exerted by the stock dampener, saving the expense of the upgrade.

If you’re dealing with pull after a lift and you’ve exhausted all the other possibilities, you might want to give this a try. My shop was willing to take it back if it didn’t work.

Article source: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f202/pulls-right-after-lift-2071905.html

Replacing the hub bearing assembly

Here is a write-up with pics on replacing the hub bearing assembly. This is a fairly easy job, and takes no time to do.

Note: this is my first write-up, so if Im leaving something out please feel free to chime in. I also didnt know the right way at first, gave up, then tackled it again so this is a mix of pics.

First, jack up the Jeep, remove the tire, place the frame down on jack stands and remove the jack. Then remove the rotor, and hang the brake calipers up and out of the way, I just used a coat hanger.

Next, I removed the cotter pin, cap and compression washer.

This is where I highly recommend spraying some PB Blaster on the axle nut, and the 3 bolts in the back that hold it on. Or else it will start to call you names…..

These are the 3 bolts in the back holding it on (I circled 2 you can see in the picture). They are 12 point, a 6 point will not work if you have any rust erosion. I think it was a 13mm socket.

I jammed a crowbar in between the hub bolts so the hub would not spin (see later pic). You’ll need a 36mm socket to remove the axle nut. I had a hard time finding this at first, but Advance Auto carried it in a separate section from the normal sockets. I also used a 4 foot breaker bar over my wrench to help break it free.

After that if should come right out. If not, give it a lil tap, it may be stuck on. Dont forget how your brake shield goes. At this time, you could also pull the axle shaft out, and replace the U-joint if need be. Before I installed the new hub, I also scraped and cleaned up the mating surface around the area.

Reinstall brake shield. Hub slides right on. Reinstall the 3 bolts in the back, torque to 75lbs. Then slide on the washer and axle nut.

I jammed the hub bolts again with a crowbar, but this time I didnt want to damage the threads, so I put thick plastic tubing over the bolts. You could prolly use rubber too. Torque your axle nut to 175lbs.

Put your compression washer back on, then the cap and cotter pin.

Thats it! Put your rotor and pads back on, jack it up, put the tire back on, remove the stands, lower, and you’re good to go

Article source: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f282/replacing-the-hub-bearing-assembly-2071321.html

How many miles on your jeeps

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Kids 2017

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Super fun, but my god, you better be in shape to tackle the old Willys

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TACTIK Front + Rear Bumper (never installed)

Front + Rear Bumper – awesome deal for anyone interested.

Installed only the rear last wk and changed my mind. Was only on the vehicle for a day.

Great condition and would say like new, other than a few surface abrasions from the packaging.


$1000- P/U only

Article source: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f770/tactik-front-rear-bumper-never-installed-2069145.html

AutoPumpkin 5.1.1 Android with 2 gig RAM

I had a Pioneer AVH unit for about two years and it died; won’t power up.

Decided to replace it with a low pricepoint Android unit, so I ordered and installed the Volsmart 7″ Lollipop Android unit (Amazon). After a week with no responses from Volsmart support and serious performance issues, I decided to nix that unit (sending back), and replaced it with the Pumpkin 2gig Android 5.1.1 unit:


What a difference!

Note I simply wired this into the PAC Canbus adapter I installed for the switch from OEM two head units ago. As with the previous two units, the Canbus adapter loses the ability to fade the sound; all speakers and the factory subwoofer do work, so it’s not a deal killer for me. Additionally, I do not have steering wheel controls, so cannot comment on that functionality, although it is supported.

The Pumpkin unit starts very fast, around 10-15 seconds from a cold boot, as compared to the last one which took half a minute to boot, and around ten minutes for the unit to be fully operational/usable.

Google Maps is the default nav app, and it loads quickly and has no issue with voice search. Haven’t tried Waze yet.

Since it’s an Android system, it has all the other functionality I would expect or want from this type of unit. I especially like (needed) the av outputs (for the headrest monitors I installed); as well as tethering, wifi connectivity, a 3g SIM slot, two USBs on the back and a micro usb on the front, and a physical volume knob instead of buttons.

I do have a couple issues, and just sent these to Pumpkin’s support…am curious to see how rapidly they respond and if there are solutions and/or firmware updates needed.

the issues so far are:

-cannot change the widgets preconfigured on the home screen (I want to put app icons of my own choosing; the widgets already there take all available space and cannot seem to be deleted)

-The DVR doesn’t seem to have any settings for length of recordings or storage location. (the Volsmart unit’s DVR had the same app and had these settings)

-I cannot seem to enable the DVR to automatically turn on when the unit starts. I would prefer not to have to start the DVR every time I drive.

Otherwise, for a sub-$300 unit, I am really pleased so far~
will take some pics and vids and add to this thread soon.

Article source: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f202/autopumpkin-5-1-1-android-with-2-gig-ram-2068521.html

Clunking, grinding and or rattle noise problem…

Hi, everyone…can someone please help with this noise problem for my automatic 2008 4 door Rubicon. Can someone identify it and please tell me now to fix it. Thank you! Here is a link…


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Taking Kids Fishing In The Southwest Region With Capt. Ron Hueston





Most adults who are passionate about fishing were first exposed to the sport as kids. Whether it was a parent, a relative or friend, it’s usually someone else who fishes that takes you for the very first time, and that experience is key to whether someone develops a passion for the sport.

Probably the biggest mistake experienced fishermen make when they take kids fishing for the first time is trying to catch them something large or the fish of a lifetime. Kids don’t really have high expectations, and since they have a low skill set, it’s a bit frustrating casting and reeling for the first time, so it’s better to concentrate on teaching those skills, while at the same time targeting small fish that are plentiful so they have a lot of success to reinforce the experience.

If you don’t have a boat, look at going places where they’re comfortable with the surroundings like a dock or pier, or the beach, where they can fish and swim. The Naples Pier is a great spot, since it has a lot of fish like snapper, jacks, ladyfish and Spanish mackerel to keep the kids busy, and the other anglers on the pier are usually willing to help a novice angler out.

Don’t make things too complicated, but try to teach at the same time. Remember that kids have a very short attention span, so if they get distracted or want to do something else, then take a break and come back to fishing later. Be sure to provide a lot of encouragement, telling them they made a great cast or did a great job reeling in a fish. Just make it fun, and they’ll want to do it again, and the more often they go, the more their skills improve.

You can also take kids to fishing club meetings and events like seminars and fishing/outdoor shows where they’ll get a chance to learn how the people who make a living catching fish target them. Seminars are a great way to shorten the learning curve, and kids are really good at paying attention and then implementing what they learned when they get on the water.

A lot of fishing clubs have outings where club members will help kids learn more about targeting specific species, and then there’s also tournaments, most of which have kids divisions so there’s an opportunity there for kids to get some recognition for their catches. In either instance, be sure to make it fun and no pressure to catch fish, so that they’ll want to do it more.

There really isn’t any exception for experience. You have to make a lot of casts to get accurate, and you have to fish a lot to gain the skills and knowledge to catch fish on a regular basis. There are no short cuts, other than learning from someone else where and how to target different species.

The nice thing about taking a kid fishing is that once they get turned on to the sport and feel comfortable enough that they can do it themselves, then they can go out and do it on their own. When that happens, you have a fisherman for life, and they’ll want to share their knowledge and skills with others, which helps expose more anglers to the sport.

Captain Tips

Article source: http://chevyfloridainsiderfishingreport.com/2017/06/taking-kids-fishing-southwest-region-capt-ron-hueston

Coke Zero Daytona 400

Saturday, July 1, 2017 (All day)

Meet Captain Rick Murphy at the Coke Zero Daytona 400 on Saturday July 1st!

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