John Stewart

Replacing Worn Seatbelts

b2ap3_thumbnail_seat-belt-extender.jpgSeat belts have been around since the front lap belt was required on 1965 and new vehicles with front shoulder and rear lap belts appearing in 1968.  The traditional 3-point front belt became standard in 1974. One of the more important pieces of safety equipment in an off-road vehicle is the seat belt.

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ATS Stabilizer Install

b2ap3_thumbnail_Fox-ATS-Stabilizer.jpgThe 4x4Wire JK recently underwent a slight transformation - from stock to gears, lockers, and lift. That change included new (larger) tires.  And, that resulted in a “bump steer” issue that has now been corrected.

The ultimate solution is the ATS Stabilizer from Fox.  While the Fox ATS Stabilizer is designed to be a direct replacement with a factory suspension, the 4x4Wire JK does have an aftermarket suspension which does entail a little more than just bolting it on.  Installation was quick with little in the way of problems.

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Looking out the rear view mirror

b2ap3_thumbnail_yj-mirror.jpgThe Jeep is 1994 vintage and does show signs of many a mile.  While '94 is young for a Jeep, there are many things that do wear.  One such item has become an annoyance and needed attention - rear view mirrors.  The stock Jeep mirrors are on swivel ball joints.  Over time, these have loosened to the point they do not stay in position.

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Steering - bump steer after a lift

The 4x4Wire JK recently underwent a slight transformation - from stock to gears, lockers, and lift. That change included new (larger) tires. But, that change did not include replacing the steering damper. Extended road driving pointed out the need to upgrade the steering damper in order to reduce vibration caused by the larger tires on certain sections of road.

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Steering update

After driving around with the "heavy-duty" damper (or stabilizer), it is slightly better than stock. However, road sections with... Read More
Saturday, 10 November 2012 18:44
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Steering update

After completing about a 1000 mile trip on California freeways and secondary roads in varying degrees of disrepair, I find the hea... Read More
Monday, 19 November 2012 00:10
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Synergy Suspension Jeep JK Hig...

The Synergy Suspension (http://synergysuspension.com) Jeep JK steering correction kit is now installed. The kit does provide a si... Read More
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Steering - bump steer after a lift

The 4x4Wire JK recently underwent a slight transformation - from stock to gears, lockers, and lift. That change included new (larger) tires. But, that change did not include replacing the steering damper. Extended road driving pointed out the need to upgrade the steering damper in order to reduce vibration caused by the larger tires on certain sections of road.

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