2020 Samurai4-28-20: After alignment, bearing adjustment, and fresh mudders. Not much changed since 2014. Engine smoking and burning a lot of oil. Wheel and transmission seals leaking gear oil. Front tires were destroyed by bad alignment in a few thousand miles. These pics show the rear street tires moved to the front for alignment testing. After a thousand miles I put new mudders on front also. Still have a spare to mount. Saved the 2 surviving street tires.
7-31-20: Constantly overheating. Replaced thermostat first, which was stuck open. Had to replace radiator also. Found all aluminum radiator on Amazon for around a hundred bucks, too pretty to put in machine. Fixed problem. Also bought new fan clutch, not installed yet. Using a piece of hose with clamps to drive fan at engine speed, which works. Will add links to the radiator source. Except for one hole it all lined up fine. I used zip ties to attach the fan shroud.