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Old 03-03-2013, 05:18 PM   #6331
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:30 PM   #6332
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Switched wheels for 33"s and started to remove trac bar as I seen suggested multiple times here. Got the front off no sweat. The rear, left side, OK. Right side #*%@ Stripped my torx. Stores closed, so now it sits until I get new torx. BTW, did I mention it's 40 here in VA and I'm working in my gravel driveway? Not complaining, just eager to test drive with out trac bars.

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Old 03-03-2013, 07:28 PM   #6333
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Switched wheels for 33"s and started to remove trac bar as I seen suggested multiple times here. Got the front off no sweat. The rear, left side, OK. Right side #*%@ Stripped my torx. Stores closed, so now it sits until I get new torx. BTW, did I mention it's 40 here in VA and I'm working in my gravel driveway? Not complaining, just eager to test drive with out trac bars.
sawzall or cutting wheel to the bolt?
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:35 PM   #6334
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So I'm rebuilding some KC daylighters (because well I don't know why) and I wanted input and feed back on which new bulb to put inside them?? 55 watt or 100 watt.. or if anyone has any other bulb ideas please share.. I'm not looking to burn my battery and alternator up while running them so keep that in mind!!!
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:05 PM   #6335
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So I'm rebuilding some KC daylighters (because well I don't know why) and I wanted input and feed back on which new bulb to put inside them?? 55 watt or 100 watt.. or if anyone has any other bulb ideas please share.. I'm not looking to burn my battery and alternator up while running them so keep that in mind!!!
You thought about LED's?
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:13 PM   #6336
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You thought about LED's?
I had no idea I could put an LED in a KC houseing... have any experience or links doing it?? Where can I get one?? And would it wire up the same as a KC?
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I had no idea I could put an LED in a KC houseing... have any experience or links doing it?? Where can I get one?? And would it wire up the same as a KC?
I have no clue, it was just a thought.
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:24 PM   #6338
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I have no clue, it was just a thought.
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Sorry, but I don't know why it couldn't be done. Just have to look for the right bulbs.
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:21 PM   #6342
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Got some 31s (grabber at2)
Loved those tires. As good as they are off road they're not as noisy as the rest of them and have good grip when needed. In combination with limited slip in the back made me forget the word "stuck" for a while if anything I'd say they are severely underappreciated good choice
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Loved those tires. As good as they are off road they're not as noisy as the rest of them and have good grip when needed. In combination with limited slip in the back made me forget the word "stuck" for a while if anything I'd say they are severely underappreciated good choice
Thanks. They ride good on the road and you're right, they are quiet for being a AT
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I got those same tires. I am Posi rear and locked front. They get me farther than my buddies with super swamper and open diffs, but when it comes to mud they suck. I am getting something more aggressive next month.
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i Have recently purchased a 1989 jeep wrangler yj base model, when i got it, the 4wd didnt work. i read on here that it could be vacuum, when i got it home i looked at vacuum lines and they were pretty much gone. So i replaced them and now the 4wd shifter moves and 4wd light comes on, but doesnt engage to tires, any suggestions?
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i Have recently purchased a 1989 jeep wrangler yj base model, when i got it, the 4wd didnt work. i read on here that it could be vacuum, when i got it home i looked at vacuum lines and they were pretty much gone. So i replaced them and now the 4wd shifter moves and 4wd light comes on, but doesnt engage to tires, any suggestions?
If the light comes on the axle is engaged. The sensor is in a spot that only engages if the collar slides over connecting the split shaft. If you are not getting any power from your TC to the front axle that would be a broken chain, but that would be almost impossible not to know was broken. For it to be anything else the damage would have to be severe in the TC since the gears that engage it are on a shaft similar to your transmission. That same shaft pushes your rear tires whether you are in 4wd or not. Your 4WD is probably working. Go hit a wet grassy hill with it. You will know for sure then. LOL

If it somehow is the chain though and it broke and stayed away from the main shaft it is roughly $50 to replace.
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thanks overkillyj i will take another look at it, but im thanking it is the chain. :-(
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I got those same tires. I am Posi rear and locked front. They get me farther than my buddies with super swamper and open diffs, but when it comes to mud they suck. I am getting something more aggressive next month.
I don't do mud. Hate cleaning after. I do snow however (clean version of mudding ) and those do great
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:14 PM   #6349
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If the light comes on the axle is engaged. The sensor is in a spot that only engages if the collar slides over connecting the split shaft.
Point of fact, on my 88 the switch that lights the 4WD light is on the firewall not the CAD housing and I think the 89 is the same. I read somewhere here that after a certain year they moved the switch to the CAD housing but I don't recall the year.

Not trying to be a smart a$$ here overkill, just relaying what I know.

If his is like mine you can get the light to come on but you might not get vacume to the CAD system.
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If you want to check whether your 4wd is engaging, jack up one side of the Jeep (front and back). Start it, put it in gear with the clutch in, put it in 4H or 4L, and start to let the clutch out. The front tire off the ground will start to rotate. Obviously you want someone watching since you can't see it. Probably not the best way, but it will tell you if it is engaging.
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YJ's have to have alittle speed before the 4x4 will technically engage. The joys of a Vacuum system with disco axle. So low speed/ rpm you won't get anything
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YJ's have to have alittle speed before the 4x4 will technically engage. The joys of a Vacuum system with disco axle. So low speed/ rpm you won't get anything
I didn't know that, but I did this with mine and I could see the front tire engage. I didn't let the clutch completely out because when I saw movement it told me it was working. Thanks ClayL.
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I didn't know that, but I did this with mine and I could see the front tire engage. I didn't let the clutch completely out because when I saw movement it told me it was working. Thanks ClayL.
No problem, that's why alot of people swap out the axle shaft with one out of an xj because its longer and you get instant engagement. But il jeep mine in my xj lol
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Yea, I would have if I needed it to drive to work or something. Just got a new torx and it came right off.
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What I did to my YJ today

Plasti dipped the hood, grill, doors, and windshield frame. I always wanted the flat black look!
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Another way to check 4x4 is to get on black top, put it in 4x4 Lo and turn your wheel TIGHT and let off the clutch. If your rig starts to jump and Buck violently while struggling, you know your locked up... if nothing happens and your rig makes the turn perfectly you know somethings wrong
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Plasti dipped the hood, grill, doors, and windshield frame. I always wanted the flat black look!
Did ya have to scuff the paint, or does the plasti-dip sort of self etch while you apply it..? It does look WAY better than a spray can job, a lot more "even"... good deal wesleYJ...!!
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Point of fact, on my 88 the switch that lights the 4WD light is on the firewall not the CAD housing and I think the 89 is the same. I read somewhere here that after a certain year they moved the switch to the CAD housing but I don't recall the year.

Not trying to be a smart a$$ here overkill, just relaying what I know.

If his is like mine you can get the light to come on but you might not get vacume to the CAD system.
Yeah I have been under a few and haven't seen that. Although I have never seen anyone with an 88 that hadn't already beefed up the front axle. Every sensor I have seen is on the cad housing.
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Yeah I have been under a few and haven't seen that. Although I have never seen anyone with an 88 that hadn't already beefed up the front axle. Every sensor I have seen is on the cad housing.
Well now you know of an 88 that is totally stock as far as the axles go. But you have to know that I have only owned it for just shy of 1 year!

Some day I want to put in a lunchbox locker but that will have to wait for now.

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