055 | catch up post

Jan 21, 2023

WTJF link

Catch up post from the past few months.

2022-10-07 - installed a new air filter: Wix 46081
2022-11-12 - Installed new wipers: Bosch Microedge 40713

Somewhere along the way, I installed a set of Skyjacker Black MAX rear shocks (B8528) hoping to relieve stiff ride characteristics of the Rancho 5000x. They also run shaft down which allowed me to remove the shock extension brackets. These have been a huge improvement in ride quality. I haven’t noticed any ill effects from running different shocks front (still Rancho) and rear. At some point, I might get a set of Black MAX for the front, but for now, I’m happy with the improved ride.

I was given a factory trunk by a local forum member. My Jeep did not have the nutserts installed in the tub to mount the trunk. I followed a detailed guide on WTJF to set the nutserts and mount the trunk. Very nice addition. I’ll probably look to add threaded knobs at some point in the future.

nutsert install tool
nutsert install tool