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Old 10-07-2010, 09:25 AM   #1
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Greetings all who enjoy the mud rock and snow. I am new to the forum and do not post or follow up with these types of things on a regular basis so I will apologise ahead of time for my mistakes. I usually can be found in the garage working on someones car instead of watching TV. Many of my beer drinking buddies only have enough time or ability to help me recycle alunimum cans so I need a positive resource to help me learn the quirks of the TJ I purchased for my wife.

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Old 10-11-2010, 11:14 AM   #10
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Pics of the wifes New Toy

I am sorry it is taken me so long to reply but as I said before, I really suck at replying. I even suck at posting pics. It was busy here last weekend but I will try to get some up this week. Had to get my truck on the road and again some "friends came over to help me empty my fridge but not much work got accomplished till they left. I am hoping the upper control arms come in this week so I can adjust the TJ's pinion angle to eliminate teh 30-40 mph vibrations after the XJ Cherokee 8.25 and mid pinion Front axle swaps. I will post those pics when I get a chance.
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:42 PM   #12
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Pics and Story of Willy the TJ

Ok So I had a chance to finally load pics. Here is "the wifes" TJ, Willy. He had a deer strike on the front fender, broken turn siganal light, Blown Air Bags, badly worn front spider gears, leaking front axle, Oh look ,a broken front axle tube and lastly the 31x10.5x15's were badly worn smooth mounted on rims that were oxidized. Stock Spare was in good shape???. What I have done so far.. without the aid of a net is Replaced all of that. Problem. I replaced front and rear axle with one off of a '96 Cherokee. The Front is good(1/4 inch out of adjustment) even though I had to transfer the cam bolt adjusters on the lower control arm mounts and the now the rear has a bad vibration at 30-40 mph (Pinion angle i think). Now I did transfer all angles and degrees from the old rear D30 to the cherokee's 8.25 but as you can see from my pics it looks like the angle is wrong.
Problem #2, purchased the adjustable lower control arms (from Arc-Fabrications on e-Bay, they will work with you on the "Best Offer" deal) for correcting the front axles adjustment issues, but then a week later, I had to purchase the Upper set to be able to roll back the rear to a correct angle. I hope I am on the right track. Anyone can chime in to ask questions that I may have overlooked. It might help me from spending further where I don't have to.

BTW I use to have some old Alunuminum Saw blade rims that I took off(15X8) to put the ones you see here. 4 came from Craigs List locally $200 for all 4 and paid 103 for the 5th one. I decided to keep it highway worthy but still able to get O.R from time to time, so I Put General Grabber AT2's all the way around. Good price on www.Discounttires.com . Something like 705 for 5 tires delivered in 4 days. I have always liked Generals for wear and grip. Kumho's are a good price and have a more aggressive patterns available I think but I did not want to go that way yet. I have one of thier more LUGGY patterns on my '97 Dodge Ram 4X4 Ext cab Sht bed and like them alot. They have about 45K on them 20K towing car trailers
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