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made some calls around on Friday looking for an auto suspension specialist. want to give this car any chance I can to keep it. meaning no self doubt upon deciding to sell/trade

got an appointment for another opinion tomorrow morning. no expectations, just gonna get another opinion w/ the car on the lift
Take the money your going to spend on fixing the old one, and put it towards the down payment on the new one!!! LOL...馃槈馃槑
 

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Take the money your going to spend on fixing the old one, and put it towards the down payment on the new one!!! LOL...馃槈馃槑
yeah yeah I know I know & probably will ...

one of my prospects, already came down another $1k, just by me walking away ...
 

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What are you guys doing to wear out rear knuckle bushings?
I have 122k miles on my 2014 TH and go off road on some really bumpy terrain. I go really slow, 1.8 MPH using SSC or slower for the really bad spots.
I think my bushings are ok, how would I know if they aren't? Should I do a 4 wheel alignment and check the suspension? It has been awhile.
 

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What are you guys doing to wear out rear knuckle bushings?
I have 122k miles on my 2014 TH and go off road on some really bumpy terrain. I go really slow, 1.8 MPH using SSC or slower for the really bad spots.
I think my bushings are ok, how would I know if they aren't? Should I do a 4 wheel alignment and check the suspension? It has been awhile.
beats me boss, I'm a highway warrior

my clue was this after not rotating 6months
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Thanks for the update. My tires have never worn unevenly. My Jeep dealer makes sure my alignment is done correctly.
And, I am really surprised the front and rear tires almost wear the same.
My Firestone tire dealer will rotate my tires fairly inexpensively, possibly free.
I replace my tires when they get down to 1/2 tread depth, I need really good traction on rocks and mud on my trails.
The suspension is firm and tight and doesn't make any 'funny' noises even when driving over the rough stuff.
When I go down my steep hill using HDC the brakes do a lot of moaning and groaning, I can tell they are working really hard.
 

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Thanks for the update. My tires have never worn unevenly. My Jeep dealer makes sure my alignment is done correctly.
And, I am really surprised the front and rear tires almost wear the same.
My Firestone tire dealer will rotate my tires fairly inexpensively, possibly free.
I replace my tires when they get down to 1/2 tread depth, I need really good traction on rocks and mud on my trails.
The suspension is firm and tight and doesn't make any 'funny' noises even when driving over the rough stuff.
When I go down my steep hill using HDC the brakes do a lot of moaning and groaning, I can tell they are working really hard.
I think you are all set my friend. no need to worry about this then, eh?
 

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What are you guys doing to wear out rear knuckle bushings?
I have 122k miles on my 2014 TH and go off road on some really bumpy terrain. I go really slow, 1.8 MPH using SSC or slower for the really bad spots.
I think my bushings are ok, how would I know if they aren't? Should I do a 4 wheel alignment and check the suspension? It has been awhile.
Lifting put my wheel alignment out which put a lot of stress on the bushings, as well when lifting it pretty much maxes out your camber to keep the wheels aligned, once I started wheeling that added even more stress factors in. I was doing local trails almost every other day, some not so bad others pushing the vehicle to its max. I knew once I bought the vehicle I was going to have to learn how to repair it, however, I wasn't prepared for the REDICULOUS cost associated with parts. I live in Newfoundland Canada and dealership here is asking $1200 EACH for rear knuckles. 馃槀馃ぃ So bushing replacement is the next step.
 

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Our tires were wearing inside as well. Any half-way decent mechanic should be able to modify and make the hole fit these bushings and have it all done for maybe couple hundred bucks. I'm not even a mechanic but do most of my own work and other than my stupid decimal place error it didn't take all that long. Worst case if it doesnt work ya buy a used one. I got the whole rear left suspension(arms spring shock knuckle) for $220.
 

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Take the money your going to spend on fixing the old one, and put it towards the down payment on the new one!!! LOL...馃槈馃槑
from a suspension specialist: time to move on to another vehicle
  • the bushing is not a replacement part
  • $1,900 for 2 knuckles to do both sides + labor
  • "once we start working on it, there's no telling what else we may need to replace. plus after this job, there's no telling what else this car might need"
I guess I can't find a 1/2 decent mechanic near me ...
 

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the bushing is not a replacement part
Well, we know it can be done, as people have done it, but I guess these "new age" mechanics and technicians just lack the proper skills and ability to fabricate, and or improvise, or they're just pure damn lazy "parts changers"...馃馃槑
 

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Well, we know it can be done, as people have done it, but I guess these "new age" mechanics and technicians just lack the proper skills and ability to fabricate, and or improvise, or they're just pure damn lazy "parts changers"...馃馃槑
"the rule book says ..." I do miss some of the guys that worked on past trucks who would cut out bad fuel line or brake fluid? sections & splice in new tubes
 

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"the rule book says ..." I do miss some of the guys that worked on past trucks who would cut out bad fuel line or brake fluid? sections & splice in new tubes
Yup...compression fittings are my friend! The way I see it I was not removing much material and the thing should be a little overbuit anyway and not on the ragged edge to begin with. My background is electronics engineering but I do touch on some mechanical as well in my career. This is my wifes vehicle and I feel 100% safe with her and my children(21 and 23 now) in there. We have taken trips and our kids have taken trips all over 1k miles and I'm not concerned that it will fail. Currently has about 20k since I did the swap and all is good!
 

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on a whim, did a 60 second search. scratching my head. is this not the part?
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and why am I being quoted $1,900 for both knuckles?
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on a whim, did a 60 second search. scratching my head. is this not the part?
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and why am I being quoted $1,900 for both knuckles?
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Cause dealerships are a complete rip off, even when parts are listed at a 3rd of the cost online from developer they still need to make money. Therefore you're hit with mark up, my dealership is charging me $1200 EACH for them. I showed them this add and all they said was buy it from them as they will not price match nor will they discount the parts.
 

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Cause dealerships are a complete rip off, even when parts are listed at a 3rd of the cost online from developer they still need to make money. Therefore you're hit with mark up, my dealership is charging me $1200 EACH for them. I showed them this add and all they said was buy it from them as they will not price match nor will they discount the parts.
that stinks but at least you are getting them fixed. what year & what model KL?
 

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RockAuto sells the left rear (with off-road suspension) for $527 (US), right rear (with off-road suspension) for $454.
Curiously, they sell the left rear for regular suspension for $598.
They don't show a right rear for regular suspensions right now...
And they are Mopar knuckles.
 

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RockAuto sells the left rear (with off-road suspension) for $527 (US), right rear (with off-road suspension) for $454.
Curiously, they sell the left rear for regular suspension for $598.
They don't show a right rear for regular suspensions right now...
And they are Mopar knuckles.
intriguing. but it's all academic, if I can not find anyone to do the work for mine
 

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Cause dealerships are a complete rip off, even when parts are listed at a 3rd of the cost online from developer they still need to make money. Therefore you're hit with mark up, my dealership is charging me $1200 EACH for them. I showed them this add and all they said was buy it from them as they will not price match nor will they discount the parts.
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