How to install front shock adsorbers on a Jeep Cherokee XJ

I finally replaced the Bilsteins on my daily driver Jeep Cherokee XJ

I don’t remember how old my front shocks are. I got them several years ago. I was feeling some looseness in the front so I thought it might be the shocks.

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Lower control arms clunk – XJ

Tracking down and repairing the clunk in my front suspension.

For a while now, my 1988 Jeep Cherokee XJ has had a clunk sound that can be felt on the floor whenever I go form stopping to going. It is especially bad when swapping from reverse to forward. I removed a control arm bolt and found the mounting holes in the axle were oval-shaped.

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F250 Bed Cover

Adding a roll-up bed cover to my F250.

I got my F250 so I could carry larger cargo such as fuel drums. However, with the standard cab I have limited luggage space.

So, I got a roll-up bed cover. This allows me to cover the bed when I need it covered and easily open it up when I need to haul fuel drums or other large items.

I got this one from Amazon:

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Hawk Brake pads for my XJ

Review of the Hawk HPS 5.0 brake pads

I have been using Autozone Duralast Gold pads on my Jeeps for many years. They have always performed adequately and the lifetime replacement warranty has been great. I have not paid for pads in years.

However, the last set of pads I put on my Jeep, however, have performed less than I expected.  I don’t know if they changed the formula, or I just got a bad set. They have even been wearing faster than usual.  But the stopping power has been downright scary at times.

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