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RhuntMT

Jeep Newb
Just joined the forum as I recently purchased a 3.5" MetalClock Game Changer with the Fox shocks. I figured I should say hello!
 

RhuntMT

Jeep Newb
I live in Maryville TN, but I just moved here so I am still getting my bearings. I've been to Windrock so far.
 

Pthorpe84

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I live in Maryville TN, but I just moved here so I am still getting my bearings. I've been to Windrock so far.
Awesome. I am literally right down the road in Knoxville off of Hardin Valley. Hit me up sometime and we can go wheel.
 

RhuntMT

Jeep Newb
I work in Knoxville, just moved from there to here. Tricities area prior to that. I'm game (after I replace my tierod and draglinks, currently limited to grocery geting). Your build is rather impressive, so I will try to keep up!
 

Pthorpe84

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New Metalcloak tierod and draglink install today.
So that means we are going riding this weekend lol

There are more than enough trails for us to both hit. Sometimes I enjoy just getting out and going for a ride instead of "lets see if we can do the hardest trails at the park" type of day. Trial 22 is still one of my favorites to go through.
 

RhuntMT

Jeep Newb
lol nope! I took it for a drive and ... Death Wobble! Dammit. I have new Ball joints coming, should be here Saturday. I already have the axles out. Knuckles coming off tonight.
 

Pthorpe84

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lol nope! I took it for a drive and ... Death Wobble! Dammit. I have new Ball joints coming, should be here Saturday. I already have the axles out. Knuckles coming off tonight.
Man its always something. Good luck with the assembly. Let know if you need any help.
 

RhuntMT

Jeep Newb
Time consuming mostly. It's not technically difficult. Hardest part is getting the old joints out! I just wish I would have planned to change them when I had the suspention taken appart for the lift install. I was hoping I would be able to get a few months out of them, but it is 9 years old, so I guess I should have anticipated. To Pthorpe's point, it is always something!
 

Pthorpe84

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Time consuming mostly. It's not technically difficult. Hardest part is getting the old joints out! I just wish I would have planned to change them when I had the suspention taken appart for the lift install. I was hoping I would be able to get a few months out of them, but it is 9 years old, so I guess I should have anticipated. To Pthorpe's point, it is always something!
Which ball joint did you go with?
 

RhuntMT

Jeep Newb
Which ball joint did you go with?
I was going to go cheap at first and just try to get done with this build without hemorrhaging more cash. But the more I researched the more I read to just get the Dynatrac Prosteer, so that's what I did. Being able to rebuild them and not have to remove them to do it was too enticing.

Now I'm waiting. Stupid Covid has the warehouse backed up.
 
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