|Today 06:46 PM|
Yukon Gear & Install Kit package for Jeep TJ with Dana 30 front and Dana 44 rear, 4.56 ratio. - YGK007
I want a Detroit TrueTrac LSD in the 44. I have a Spartan up front that I will transfer over with the new gears.
I am having trouble determining WHICH TT to get. Does the thick cut ring gear and the 3.73 carrier affect which model I get? Will running that setup with 4.56 gears make this more difficult?
This is on the way, too. Very important stuff...
This is going to be a blast to do, but I have a ton of studying ahead of me and will have to pony up for the tools.
Best part is that after I get it all figured out and have mocked it up enough to have all the preloads and the backlash numbers within the specs and can finally install everything the TJ will be so much nicer! And then I will not fear doing this to the JK later on down the road...
|Today 06:23 PM|
Hahahahaha!!!! You may be, but I wish and hope the best for you. I just don't have the tools or I may become delusional too!!!!!
I will be keeping an eye out for when you do it and look forward to reading about it.
|Today 06:21 PM|
|Norcal73||Yep it was a Cherokee. Im no tow truck driver but pulled up next to that and it just didnt look right!|
|Today 06:01 PM|
Yesterday I did the 3rd brake light "mod "
|Today 05:24 PM|
I spent all day studying ring and pinion setup. I am seriously thinking about doing the 4.56s myself.
I must be delusional...
|Today 05:15 PM|
|Today 05:00 PM|
....when the tow truck driver says screw it, its not my car.....and hooks his chain through the outside of someones rim! I think I would be a little more than pissed....
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|Yesterday 11:46 PM|
|Yesterday 11:17 PM|
|Yesterday 09:14 PM|
Hardtop repairs! PO dropped it on a back corner at some point.
Bought the 3M rigid repair goo, gun, and extra tips on Amazon.
Used 50 grit and my angle grinder to feather the damage. Use light pressure or the SMC disappears before you eyes.
Made a tin foil backing and started to fill in the goo. After a few coats and smoothing in between I had it built up. Gave it 30 minutes and carefully pealed off the foil. Slapped some more goo on the inside and leveled the bottom edge.
Today I sanded and primed. Needs a couple more iterations but overall pretty easy and works nice. Going to scuff the whole thing then bed line at some point.
|Yesterday 07:44 PM|
He did a previous repair for me, using the safety cap on the mid frame at the skid plate. Both of us were impressed with the quality and accuracy of the product, which made it easy to return to them this time. I will definitely post pics.
|Yesterday 06:54 PM|
|Yesterday 06:48 PM|
|Jeeper4life||My KJ's engine oil pan is starting to get really rusty. I need to change it but the Jeep engineers made it pain..|
|Yesterday 05:11 PM|
Just spent 270.00 to replace a transmission fluid pan on an "only" 5 yr old JK. WTF!, it was rusted through.
|Yesterday 04:12 PM|
|Yesterday 08:59 AM|
|WindRider||looking at axles for a swap, and it cracks me up that people call front axles "front rears". rear axles in the rear, front axles in the front, it's not that difficult!|
|09-29-2014 11:56 PM|
Got the new zipper sliders for the back window from jeepit.com. Great quality, fast shipping. Only problem, I can't get them on the top and window correctly. I spent over an hour and a half trying. Mostly out of frustration. I've owned 4 Wrangler style Jeeps in the last 22 years, done all the maintenance, lifts, upgrades, etc., on my own and this is the one thing I seem to not be able to do...WTF, Over!? Anyone have a vid for this? Couldn't find one on YouTube or a decent thread. Makes me feel like this is an even easier job than its turning out to be and I'm starting to feel even more incompetent.
I'd post a pic of the issue I keep running into but my app isn't letting me for some reason.
I had to step away and change a U-joint on my XJ, scuffing knuckles to make me feel masculine again.
|09-29-2014 11:15 PM|
Not so much "to" my TJ, but for. Let's call it prep work. I set out last weekend to clean the pass side frame rail and do the Eastwood frame coating. In my cleaning efforts, I discovered an area of questionable integrity where the rear control arm bolts up.
I didn't crawl underneath for the pic, but you can see through the access hole that there is a spec of daylight that shouldn't be there...so I ordered the safety caps from autorust.com
These will need to be welded up to the frame, which my little machine is not up to. So, through some CL trading, I acquired a stick welder in trade for some crap I basically garbage picked. Been a long time, I'll need some practice.
Now this machine is 220V, which I was not set up for...yet. So I did the only thing that made sense. I add a 100A sub-panel in the garage.
This was all in effort to repair a small rust hole?
|09-29-2014 10:01 PM|
|Jeeper4life||I gave mine a quick bath today and shined the tires up a bit..nothing to fancy|
|09-29-2014 09:12 PM|
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|09-29-2014 07:31 PM|
|Holton345||Today I repeatedly attacked my TJ with several fingertips, my forehead. After my raging assault left me bleeding, angry and swearing at everything I saw, I got the bolts that were rusted into the bushing sleeves out. Well, most of them, anyway. Yeah, my manliness whipped that TJ's butt into submission. Pure brutishness on my part. I am a *real man* and don't let some inanimate object tell *ME* "no"... I revel in my caveman-like power and my bolt-breaking thuggishness. And when I lose I have my Sawzall, so screw that rust! MUWAHAHAHA!!!|
|09-29-2014 07:12 PM|
|09-29-2014 06:13 PM|
power washed the dirt off from weekend offroad trip in preparation for differential servicing next weekend. However, I did find out the hard way that my frame is not as good as I thought it was. A good 6in crack on top of the driver rear lower control arm mount.
First reaction "F@CK ME! I'm driving this thing off a f@ckin cliff and call it a day".
second "F@ck it, I'm selling it"
third, "put too much time not to mention money into this damn thing to sell it"
I said all this out loud to myself on my driveway in about 5 seconds. pretty sure my neighbor now knows I'm crazy.
so I will fix it some how. repair the frame or a frame swap needless to say I'm done offroading for this season.
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