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Working on a bracket for my DIY breather extensions to mount near my brake booster. No pics yet as I am using a CAD (cardboard aided design) to get the fit right in the engine bay without having to drill any holes in any of the WJ's sheet metal. I'll be using existing bolts/weld nuts to piggy-back off of.
 
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Had a super uneventful weekend... did a oil change on the jeep and I finally got around to replacing this stupid PCV valve on the motor. Oil consumption was getting bad so it was time.
The job wasn't to bad to do, read lots of horror stories on replacing it tho, mostly because of access to the area. It was tight to get to and a ratchet with the right torx head juuuuust fit in.

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Oh, and I got new drain plugs for the back, pulled the top off and hosed all the dirt and crap out of the back. There was like 2 years of dirt and dust and crud on the bedliner in the tub and being how rough the surface is, it isn't the easiest to clean so a vac, brush or hose are the best bets.
 
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JCWages

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I took apart my rear brakes for ohh the 12th time to clean all the lube I had previously applied to quiet the squeak when off-road. I decided to try just a very light film on the pad backing plates but no dice. Even after replacing the oem rotors and pads with Powerstop units the squeak is still there and horribly annoying. They are now making the noise on road as well until you apply moderate braking pressure. @Magic Mike this is what I had to listen to all weekend. Now it does it on pavement too. lol

 
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JCWages

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WHAT. like. Did you bend the axle flange? Or the housing? How the heck did you do that...
Not sure but I've had the vibration and brake squeak since day 1. I always thought it was my tires. My 2016 had a similar squeak but brake lube always cured it for a few months so I thought this truck was the same. I got rid of the P-metric Wildpeaks because I was sure at least 1 was bad. Unfortunately my truck is so heavily geared up for off-road it will appear to be user error. My dealer is cool and will try to avoid letting GM know about all the mods because the dealer knows I've had this problem for a long time and prior to the mods.
You've seen me wheel. Can someone be more delicate? LOL
 
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Not sure but I've had the vibration and brake squeak since day 1. I always thought it was my tires. My 2016 had a similar squeak but brake lube always cured it for a few months so I thought this truck was the same. I got rid of the P-metric Wildpeaks because I was sure at least 1 was bad. Unfortunately my truck is so heavily geared up for off-road it will appear to be user error. My dealer is cool and will try to avoid letting GM know about all the mods because the dealer knows I've had this problem for a long time and prior to the mods.
You've seen me wheel. Can someone be more delicate? LOL
yeah, you're pretty gentle on stuff. huh.

How'd you trouble shoot? Housing or axle shaft?
 
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Spend some time doing some Auto-CAD mockups of a engine/front skid plate for our 2wd truck... and started working on a couple ideas for a mini-tube bumper to go under the steel one. There is almost no aftermarket for these trucks so everything like this is either lots of $$$ because one vendor makes it or custom. Gonna go shopping for metals this weekend and hopefully start bending metal soon...

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JCWages

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I crawled around under the truck checking for loose bolts or anything that looked out of place. I helped recover a Bronco that was high centered in snow last weekend and when I gave him a low speed snatch with the static strap I heard a loud clank which I was pretty sure was just the hitch receiver and bow shackle. I just wanted to make 100% sure I didn't damage anything. I didn't. :)

If this little snatch didn't work I was prepared to swap out the static strap for the ARB kinetic strap. I'm glad we happened upon the poor folks when we did. They were going to be digging for awhile if we hadn't.

Video captured by @Magic Mike