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Old 02-28-2011, 07:39 AM   #1
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Kansas Chat thread.

Just as title suggest, chat thread for Kansas members. To set up meets, runs, or just B.S. about what your up too.



Hi, I'm Tim....and Kansas is too flat.

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Old 02-28-2011, 10:36 AM   #2
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Hello from Hutchinson. And you ain't kidding, Kansas is too flat.

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Old 02-28-2011, 11:10 AM   #3
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From Topeka. I'm Randy, met some but not all. On a side note, just back from Gilmer Tx wheeling some buddies, we trailered down a friends rig so I didn't take mine, but man was I jealous of their trails!! Very good time if you guys ever get a chance to head down there, just remember that red clay isn't fun when you get it all over your clothes.
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Old 02-28-2011, 11:11 AM   #4
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just remember that red clay isn't fun when you get it all over your clothes.
True story. It can be a pain.
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Old 02-28-2011, 06:04 PM   #5
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Jacob in el dorado, been working on paying off my lift and working on my 8.8
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Old 03-04-2011, 09:42 AM   #6
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You know what is a pain in the arse? Wanting to drop a few K on parts but don't have a credit card.

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Old 03-06-2011, 10:53 AM   #7
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You know what is a pain in the arse? Wanting to drop a few K on parts but don't have a credit card.

i love overtime. im now thinking of doing a triangulated 4 link, pretty much the claytons kit but im going to see if a guy over on mallcrawlin will build it for wayyyyyyyyyy less
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Old 03-07-2011, 04:35 AM   #8
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Old 03-07-2011, 04:41 AM   #9
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^^^ go for it.
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Old 03-07-2011, 04:46 AM   #10
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im really thinking about it
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Old 03-07-2011, 04:54 AM   #11
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ive just never really heard about anybody buying used lockers. would it be worth it or is it a risk, i know the detroit is like an $800 locker and it would replace the weak carrier. also my plans for the rear suspension has changed....again, im going to do a triangulated 4 link like the claytons kit
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Who wants to order me parts?
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Old 03-15-2011, 03:50 PM   #13
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got some things done last weekend
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I was doing the same thing to my 8.8 not long ago. I like that white XJ in the background of that last shot. A buddy's?
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:53 PM   #16
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Yeah that's my buddies xj.I go to his house when I need to get some real work done. Ill hopefully be over his house next month installing my lift
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Hey guys, Skyler here from Wichita. Hey I guess this is a good place to ask this, are any of you skilled and experienced enough to do a regear? I asked over at JF but nobody around our area seems to be able to.

I am great with just about all parts of automotive work and have 4 years of mechanic experience in High School and the last two years were spent as an independent study because they couldn't offer an advanced enough class for me, that being said, differential regearing was never tought in high school probably do to the extreme percision needed.

I have the turrible 3.07's and im done. I want 4.88 now but cant afford 2 grand to have a shop do it. Anyone have any experience?
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Old 03-17-2011, 03:56 PM   #18
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i asked mr.clifford a few months ago and this is what he told me
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Go to Holzmans on South Greenwich. If you pull the axles from the vehicle they only charge $125 for setup. They have installed every gear change I've ever done and they do quality work very fast.
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I think they are around $350 if you take them the vehicle. So pulling them makes it worth while. I've usually had my axles back in less than 2 days but it is best to ask in advance.
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Holzmans is the way to go, I had both my axles done by them. They do great work, are reasonably priced, but just a heads up... They do get a bit behind this time of year due to all the drag car's they usually have piled up in the shop getting ready for race season, so it might take a little while for them to gear a set of axles.
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X3 for holzmans. I've done 15 or so my self but for the last couple my time has been worth more than 125 they charge. Pull the axles and take them in. I won't even do my own with the axles in the vehicle...
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im going to take the 8.8 there but when i get the d30 im going to call ahead and make sure they have time to do it since i dont want my dd going down for too long
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Holzman's is great. I've also had two sets of gears installed at B&C Auto downtown.

Holzman was too far behind and B&C was recommended. They did a great job, treated me well, and seemed like no-nonsense dudes.
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what are their prices just in case i have to go there?
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I got the gears put in my 8.8, in the truck, for about $300 labor. The axle also needed new axle bearings/seals, they had to do some grinding on the ring gear, and they thoroughly cleaned the inside of the axle.

When I did my D44, I brought just the axle and I had already cleaned the hell out of it. $150 in labor.
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thats not too shabby
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Well, I thought that since yesterday was so nice, I would replace the front axle shaft U-joints in preparation for Tuttle Creek next month. I just finished about an hour ago... Both Warn manual lock out hubs, Standard Conversion Kit, needed completely redone. New bearings, seals, spindle nuts, then an outer shaft needed replaced. O, and no one carried the kits. So...after hours of just finding the parts, a late night and a few brews, ITS DONE! Plus new U-joints. Bad news, my ARB locker in the front isn't locking properly and I think my drive shaft U-joints need replaced along with a good balance. Anyway, its been a busy couple of days.
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I'm trying to talk a couple of local buddies here in Salina to go on that planned trip to Tuttle the end of April. Hopefully we can make a go of it.....
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Awesome, the more the merrier.
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I went to Tuttle on Sunday. It was an AWESOME day for wheeling.
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i asked mr.clifford a few months ago and this is what he told me

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Thanks, thats what I needed to find out.

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