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  1. Slonopotam

    For sale 1996 Jeep Cherokee

    4.0, 2 door, 4wd, manual transmission, 202000 miles. Clean title, current registration. Smogged Autumn 2016. - 3.5” Rubicon Express lift kit full leaves (RE6030?), adjustable upper arms(RE3780?) - NP231 transfer case -- Teralow (/4 low gear) -- tera2low -- Novak shifting (unfinished) - Tom...
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    Rear shock upper mount broke by itself

    Hi, Yesterday, as I was driving out of my garage I heard a thumping noise coming from behind. Turns out the rear shock upper mount broke. How could this happen? I have not driven the jeep offroad for a few years...
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    Cracking headers

    Hi, In the 10 years that I have owned and 100,000 miles that I've driven on my '96 Cherokee, I cracked 2 headers. First was stock, I think, and the next one was APN. Come to think about it, I probably drove on cracked headers for most of those 10 years. The crack I saw this week while bleeding...
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    Front Bilstein 5100 install question

    Hi, I installed 5100 on the front today. When I tried to tighten the top nut, the bolt protruding from the shock started to rotate freely. I noticed there was an internal hex on it, so I held the bolt still with a hex key. Why was it rotating? Was it some kind of adjustment? Thank you, Andrey
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    DPG bumpstops

    Hi, DPG Offroad bumstop plates has been out of stock for a while. I called DPG a few minutes ago and they said if somebody put a group buy of 40 items, they will produce it. So how do we organize something like that around here ? Thank you, Andrey
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    Want feedback on 4 links systems.

    Hi, I do not see a lot of feedback on 4 link suspensions. I am specifically interested in synergy, full traction and froehlich.
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    31" vs 33" on a snow or icy road

    Hi, Assuming the same tire width, which tire would perform better on a snow covered (plowed!) or icy highway, 33" or 31" ? How big is the difference ? I am specifically interested in BF Goodrich All-Terrain. Thank you
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    broken leaf

    Hi, Last weekend, after a 2 year pause, I went to an off-road trip and managed to brake a main leaf on my RE 3.5 spring. Sadly, the manager of my apartment does not allow me to work on my jeep in the parking lot since last spring. I am looking for a place in the south bay to work on my jeep...
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    Broke RE leaf

    Hi, This weekend on a trail the main leaf on my RE 3.5" spring broke. The spring came with an RE lift kit, which was installed 6 years ago. Is it to be expected ? It feels like the jeep sits lower than it was 6 years ago, which is understandable. Do I replace just one leaf spring, or do I...
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    Residue in intake

    Hi, I am replacing my cracked header. Took the intake today, both intake and intake ports(??) have a lot of black stuff in it. 1. What is it ? Is it normal ? If not, how do I prevent it from building up ? 2. Should I clean it up ? How ? Degreaser or air intake cleaner ...
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    Brown dog engine mount looks funny

    Hi, I got my brown dog mounts installed at a shop. The driver side looks a bit funny. Is it normal ?
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    part # for o-rings in the fuel line

    Hi, I am about to replace the exhaust header. FSM says "before connecting the fuel lines to the fuel rail replace the o-rings in the quick-connect fuel line couplings". I can't find part numbers for those o-rings. It's a 96 XJ, 4.0, manual, if it matters. Could somebody tell me the part...
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    Rubicon express meets parking lot

    The bolt of a RE sway bar link snapped while getting out of my parking space over a shallow runnel. Replaced original 8.8 bolts coarse threads with 10.8 fine threads ones after that.
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    Gone fishing No need to state the obvious.
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    2'5" rear bumpstop extensions

    Hi, 2'5" rear bumpstop extensions. I think it is Tomken, but not sure. Free, pick up them yourself in Santa Clara, 95051. Thank you, Andrey
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    Some flashlight
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    A ramp in Santa Clara/Sunnyvale/San Jose?

    Hi, Need a ramp to check whether drive shaft hits exhaust pipe at full flex. Anybody knows one ? Drove around tonight, all the loading docks I saw are with safety rails, can't flex there. Thank you, Andrey
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    How stock is this exhaust?

    Hi, I've got a strange assortment of tubes for exhaust, wondering which part of it is stock. All dimensions under the hood are approximate - could not get close enough. The header looks stock, 1.5" tubes go to cylinders, joined by 2" tubes, which go into collector. Could not get the diameter...
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    Has somebody had any experience with that project or may be you know something better ? I was thinking about putting wi-fi module in my jeep, connecting to my home network. Connection lost => time to go out and check things. In-dash camera transferring the image...
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    You tax dollars at work.