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Need Clearance? Relocate shock mount brackets

Rubicon Express Shock Mount BracketsEveryone needs a little extra ground clearance and what better way than a simple shock mount relocation?

Spring lifts provide a combination of ground clearance and space for axle/tire articulation to accommodate travel over rough terrain.  However, the spring pack hanging below the axle has always been a problem to overcome.

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John Stewart

Jeep Tech: All About Frames


The Jeep Technical frame pages are all about frames for Jeep vehicles. Jeeps used regular channel frames, boxed frames, and tube frames. Later Jeeps use a frameless uni-body construction in the XJ, ZJ, and WJ. Your frame might not be up to the task of hard use, especially if it is old. Frame boxing and gusseting can prevent frame cracks. Skid plates and cross members are also covered in the frame section.

Read more about Jeep Tech: All About Frames in the 4x4Wire Archives.

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John Stewart

Grab handles for your Jeep

 

Other grab handles are offered in any color you want as long as it is black.  And, other grab handles have a hard rubber handle.  The Surprise Straps Grab Handles are made using only 100% Nylon, American made #550 Paracord from the same Manufacturers that supply the US Military.  And, they provide a variety of color combinations to suit individual tastes or match vehicle color.  As my Jeep is red with black interior, I opted for the red Paracord over black nylon straps. 

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John Stewart

Life with a Jeep - Just another mod...

Okay, it started with a gasket replacement and escalated from there. Gasket replaced, thermostat housing replaced, fan belt replaced and manual throttle control installed.  And, everything works.

The paint dried and I reinstalled the floor panel over the transmission. That lead to another small item - new transmission shifter boot covering. The original was barely big enough and it was showing signs of stress - the rubber boot was in three pieces. Luckily, the local Pep Boys has the next larger size of universal covering in stock.  Perfect fit.

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4x4Wire Archive Jeep Tech


4x4Wire Archive Jeep Technical Pages covering engines, transmissions, transfer cases, drivelines, axles, suspensions, lift kits, steering, electrical and more.

Jeep Tech Engines
These Jeep engine pages cover stock Jeep engines, engine swaps, engine performance, and engine rebuilds.

Jeep Transmissions
The Jeep Technical transmission pages cover stock Jeep transmissions and transmission swaps in Jeep vehicles. Stock transmissions used in Jeeps from 1941 until present are covered in detail. There are articles about various transmission swaps using both automatic and manual transmissions.
Jeep Transfercases
The Jeep Technical Transfer Case pages cover stock transfer cases used in Jeeps from 1941 until the present and they cover transfer case upgrades. Low gear swaps in transfer cases and transfer case swaps are covered in great detail.
Jeep Drive Shafts
The Jeep Technical drive shaft pages feature articles about various drive shafts used in Jeep vehicles and basic information about drive shafts.
Jeep Axles
The Jeep Technical axle pages feature articles about stock Jeep axles and axle conversions and upgrades on Jeep vehicles. Various upgrades are covered including one piece axle swaps, full floating swaps, ring and pinion swaps, locker installations, etc.
Jeep Wheels
Jeep Tech Wheel pages are filled with information about wheels for your 4x4.
Jeep Tires
Jeep Tech Tire pages cover all aspects of tires for your Jeep.
Jeep Suspension
Jeep Technical suspension pages. These articles cover suspension aspects of your Jeep including lift kits, coil springs, leaf springs, 3/4 elliptical, 1/4 elliptical, and spring over axle conversions.
Jeep Steering
Jeep Tech steering pages cover various aspects of steering your Jeep. The good and bad of stock Ross and Saginaw steering set ups, steering conversions to power steering to save your digits, and drag link and tie rod configurations.
Jeep Brakes
The Jeep Technical brakes pages cover braking aspects of your Jeep including disk brake upgrades, master cylinder upgrades, power brake conversions, swing arm pedal conversions, dual cylinder upgrades, maintenance, and more.
Jeep Frames
The Jeep Technical frame pages are all about frames for Jeep vehicles. Jeeps used regular channel frames, boxed frames, and tube frames. Later Jeeps use a frameless uni-body construction in the XJ, ZJ, and WJ. Your frame might not be up to the task of hard use, especially if it is old. Frame boxing and gusseting can prevent frame cracks. Skid plates and cross members are also covered in the frame section.
Jeep Bumpers
JeepTech bumper pages cover reviews and theory of bumpers and tire carriers that are attached to bumpers. Choosing the right bumper for your Jeep depends on what you plan to do with your Jeep.
Jeep Carriers and Rubicon Racks
Jeep Tech tire carrier and rubicon rack pages. These articles cover all different types of tire carriers, rubicon racks, and other equipment carriers.
Jeep Body Work
Jeep Technical body pages are all about doing body work on your Jeep vehicle. The body pages cover tubs, hoods, fenders, grills, and windshield frames. Articles cover painting, fixing dents and rust, and prep work to make your Jeep look good. Body protection is also covered including corner and rocker panel protection.
Jeep Fuel Systems
Jeep Technical Fuel System pages cover various aspects of the fuel system of your Jeep including fuel tanks, fuel lines, emission systems, fuel return systems, carburetors, and fuel injection systems.
Jeep Electrical
Jeep Technical electrical pages. These articles cover electronic aspects of your Jeep including batteries, starters, ignitions, wiring, lighting, computers, gauges, CBs, radios, and more.
Jeep Interiors
The Jeep Technical interior pages cover aspects of the interior of your Jeep including seats, seat belts, roll cages, consoles, bed liners, carpeting, sound proofing, heaters, cooling, and more.
Jeep Winches
Jeep Tech winch pages cover winches, winch mounts, and winch accessories. All types of winches are covered including PTO, electric, and hydraulic. Most of the content is purely technical, but some coverage of winch techniques are available.
Jeep Tools
Jeep Tech Tools pages are filled with information about tools that can help you build your Jeep and keep it running. This section also covers recovery tools and products that help you on the trail.

 

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