Recent content by Bucky

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    Tire advice

    ATs and chains when you need them. Properly mounted chains can do highway speeds.
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    Why do the leaf springs look so flat ?

    My 89 has a 2.5” Tuff Country lift. I went to 31s with the lift. I have been driving it for over 30 yrs without and further suspension or drive line upgrades with no issues. It has teflon shims between the leafs which are supposed to soften the ride a bit.
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    Tyre Pressure Query

    Had my Kirkland tires for 15yrs. Side walls finally gave out and still had 80% tread left. I only put about 500mi/yr mainly off road.
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    Tyre Pressure Query

    Low tire pressure causes excessive heat buildup leading to tire failure. The higher the speed and heavier the load will increase heat buildup.
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    Stripping torx heads

    Weld a nut to the head of the screw. I use anti-seize when replacing bolts. Also a few swift hits with a punch can help. A punch driver pictured below can work also.
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    Member Message

    You are a new member and have to up your post count or become supporting member.
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    Can you replace the sliding glass in the fiberglass half door upper?

    You need to go to a non Safelite glass shop or find a used one. It’s tempered glass.
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    Just thinking out loud...

    If you lower the back angle wouldn’t that raise the front angle? I have 1” round spacers that came with my 2.5” spring lift.
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    4.2 Timing and Emissions

    I never could get my 89 to smog in Ca. I’ve had it registered in Az for 20 yrs. I took it to several shops and no one could figure it out. I did not want to keep replacing all the emission sensors or the carb. It runs just fine for me other than the fuel drains down when it sits a few days. Lots...
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    Buying a YJ, what should I expect?

    Welcome to the Jeep owners club. Looks like an unmolested start for a build. Fist off fill out your profile with info on your YJ. Specifics help us in diagnosing issues. What do you mean by it does not run? Basics are fuel, compression and spark. You need to find out witch of the 3 are not...
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    Did they put different transmissions in the Canadian Jeeps?

    My 89 is Canadian also and uses a metric oil filter that’s a pain to source. WIX 51626
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    I have a drive line vibration after 2.5" lift kit installation. what can I do to eliminate this problem?

    On my 89 I installed a 2.5” Rough Country spring lift. It came with a transfer case drop and springs. No shims. It’s been going for 20+ years without any driveline issues or modifications.
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    Where can I purchase a new wiring harness for my 94 YJ?

    Painless Wiring has them. Warning: painless in name only when you see the cost of a set.
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    Seat belt help

    15” end to center of bolt cover. 16” total length end to end. On my 89.
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    Is it normal for my YJ to not want to exceed 50 mph?

    Your YJ is geared to tall for those sized tires. Someone just slapped on big tires and did not change the stock gearing. My 89 has a 5 speed with 4:10 gears and I run 31s with no problem getting to freeway speeds. Time to start going down the Jeep rabbit hole and upgrade your gears. The problem...