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Today 03:32 AM
JustinAppleseed
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Originally Posted by Holton345 View Post
The D30 U-joints kicked my ass. They were so badly stuck and rusted that the ears of the shafts ended up getting bent. The bends are so minor that I cannot see them, but the caps will NOT line up right on two of them (right inner, left outer). I have now destroyed two Spicer 5-760X U-joints trying to get them in on one side each time. Three caps seat perfectly on each side, but one bore has been bent on each axle shaft combo and the caps keep shattering. (No, no bearings fell over. The shaft ears are actually bent according to my micrometer and calipers, but I cannot *see* the bend.) Damn. So I just bought a set of alloys off Amazon. I hope they are good. I am deficient in my knowledge of axle shafts. I know I want to beef up my D 30, but the cost had me putting that off, but the OEM Jeep parts are even more expensive! I'll be damned if I drop that sort of coin on parts with a known failure rate like the stock shafts have! So I got this kit: http://www.amazon.com/Alloy-USA-1214.../dp/B000FQ08MO It comes with China-made U-joints that I do not trust. I trust the shafts based on what I have read here, but not those U-joints. So I added in a pair of Spicer 5-760X joints. And I fully expect to have them press in PERFECTLY for that price! HAHAHA!!! Anyone here have this kit or at least the Alloy USA 27 spline shafts? Please tell me I didn't just buy a big box of crap...
I have the 30 Spline inner with 27 Spline outer version of that kit, & the 30 Spline rear kit as well.. ARB's front & rear, all Timken bearings, Timken hubs, & CTM joints.. Been running this for 2-3 months now on 35's & no issues or complaints... If I somehow twist one? It will be an excuse to get a set of Revolution axels when they come out.
Yesterday 11:51 PM
BuzzinHornets Today I replaced the cooling system. Radiator, water pump, thermostat, thermostat housing, temp sensor, hoses, belt and idler pully. Fingers crossed I have no leaks and I don't have to mess with it again for quite some time!
Yesterday 10:43 PM
Holton345 The D30 U-joints kicked my ass. They were so badly stuck and rusted that the ears of the shafts ended up getting bent. The bends are so minor that I cannot see them, but the caps will NOT line up right on two of them (right inner, left outer). I have now destroyed two Spicer 5-760X U-joints trying to get them in on one side each time. Three caps seat perfectly on each side, but one bore has been bent on each axle shaft combo and the caps keep shattering. (No, no bearings fell over. The shaft ears are actually bent according to my micrometer and calipers, but I cannot *see* the bend.)

Damn.

So I just bought a set of alloys off Amazon. I hope they are good. I am deficient in my knowledge of axle shafts. I know I want to beef up my D 30, but the cost had me putting that off, but the OEM Jeep parts are even more expensive! I'll be damned if I drop that sort of coin on parts with a known failure rate like the stock shafts have! So I got this kit:

http://www.amazon.com/Alloy-USA-1214.../dp/B000FQ08MO

It comes with China-made U-joints that I do not trust. I trust the shafts based on what I have read here, but not those U-joints. So I added in a pair of Spicer 5-760X joints. And I fully expect to have them press in PERFECTLY for that price!

HAHAHA!!!

Anyone here have this kit or at least the Alloy USA 27 spline shafts? Please tell me I didn't just buy a big box of crap...
Yesterday 10:07 PM
Owen_TJ
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Originally Posted by traveler0197 View Post
I installed my Poison Spyder Hood Louver. The first of many more mods.
Kinda puckers the butthole before you make the first mark, huh lol. Looks great, man...did mine a couple weeks ago.

But for today...i ordered my new UCF tummy tuck and cable shifter!!! Cant wait...
Yesterday 09:58 PM
ZLSeth Ok... It wasn't today.... A week ago, I installed my Trek Top NX, so now I can sell all of my other tops: Bestop bikini with header, factory soft top in decent condition and hard top (currently missing rear window due to trail damage).
Yesterday 09:07 PM
PantherWingsfan Already a million times better. One down. Three to go!
Yesterday 08:50 PM
Jeffk1975
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Originally Posted by traveler0197 View Post
I installed my Poison Spyder Hood Louver. The first of many more mods.
Damn that looks awesome!

I let my TJ make a friend today.
And I fixed my plate/tire carrier interference issue. Pulled the plate holder off and drilled 4 holes in my plate. Added a little double sided tape to the back and stuck/bolted it on..

Yesterday 08:36 PM
mikhail2400
Rocker Guard

I installed my new Smittybilt (I know I know but the price was damn good) Rocker Guard with step. After looking at them sitting next to my faded gray fender flares I just had to rattle can bedliner them and am extremely happy with the out come.
New Rocker Guards old gray flares



New Rocker Guards with newly repainted Flares



I also installed a new stereo deck, Pioneer MVH-X360BT, along with new Kicker dash and sound bar speakers. Hands down the best mod ive done for under $180.00. Love the sounds, I can actually hear them now and my android phone will connect thru Bluetooth/USB/front jack. No CD player on the new deck but don't need one since my phone carries all the tunes I can handle.

Sorry about the pics. Not sure whats gone wrong with photobucket but cant get it to show anything but small or grainy pics.
P.S. Love the Poison Spyder hood! Looks great and you do nice work
Yesterday 08:36 PM
traveler0197 I installed my Poison Spyder Hood Louver. The first of many more mods.











08-29-2014 08:14 PM
Muddeprived
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Originally Posted by Holton345 View Post
I hate it when online stores do not tell you before you check out that a part is not in stock.

I shop at a Volvo specialty shop a lot, and every product page tells the live count of that item. I have actually seen the number drop at busy times. Very helpful. And the order history page gives fairly accurate estimates on when an item will be in, should you go ahead and order something that is out of stock. It tells this this before you check out, too.

I think Quadratec has something like this now. But it is much more limited.

I wonder if such inventory control software is really expensive over the stuff many of the smaller 4x4 shops use. It seems that if they keep tabs on what they have that telling us as we shop would be an upgrade to their system and website that would not cost too much and would end up fostering some good customer relations due to the apparent transparency and honesty in the ordering process.

Otherwise, the way it is on a lot of sites seems like they simply want your money NOW and that they feel like, "Screw you, man. You'll get your parts soon enough. Quit whining!"

Hope you get your water pump soon!
4wd hardware has been TERRIBLE with shipping stuff since it merged with 4wp. I have to wait weeks to get something from them nowadays when back then I would have it within three days or pick it up free that same day. I never deal with 4wd hardware anymore since quadratec usually has the same part IN STOCK ready to ship.

Sad.
08-29-2014 08:03 PM
Khaki05Wrangler Put on my RC quick disconnects. Was kind of a pain because i couldn't get the right tools, but i got it done.
08-29-2014 07:25 PM
EnglishBulldog1 Hooked up my KC Flood Lights and found a new ground for my winch. Ready for some holiday wheeling.
08-29-2014 07:07 PM
moose90
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Originally Posted by Scruffy Wilson View Post
whats the hook for?
as stupid as it sounds its my gas tank key.I take it off my keys when i jump in the jeep and hook it, so if i pump gas etc i don't have to shut off jeep, i don't like to many keys on my car key ring so i don't have to hear them smacking the dash or have a bulge in my pocket
08-29-2014 06:56 PM
PantherWingsfan Ordered my Rough Country 3.25 lift and "kinda" fixed a wiring problem? Lol. It's a mystery. Painting plastic tomorrow.
08-29-2014 05:52 PM
srad600
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Originally Posted by GeorgiaTJ06 View Post
lmfao I would have loved to see that happen haha
I'm actually just a retail manager (tractor supply) but spend many hours on the lift. The only witness around was a truck driver I was about to unload. As I'm hooking the winch cable up he said " you think that lil ass cable is gonna pull that fork lift ?". To which I replied....is this your first day? And my Jeep did its thing. Lol.

Most drivers I see are good at all things trucking. Not this dude.
08-29-2014 04:40 PM
GeorgiaTJ06
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Originally Posted by srad600 View Post
Last night I got the forklift at work stuck in a very awkward, prob get me fired kinda spot. Luckily there was no one around and I drove my Jeep to work. Winched that puppy right out with no witnesses. Didnt bother to take pics, didnt wanna take the time to get caught but I assure you it was cool. lol.
lmfao I would have loved to see that happen haha
08-29-2014 04:29 PM
Scruffy Wilson
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Originally Posted by moose90 View Post
so i have been busy this week
monster lined, painted dash, threw in some LEDs

whats the hook for?
08-29-2014 04:27 PM
Scruffy Wilson
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Originally Posted by srad600 View Post
Last night I got the forklift at work stuck in a very awkward, prob get me fired kinda spot. Luckily there was no one around and I drove my Jeep to work.

Winched that puppy right out with no witnesses. Didnt bother to take pics, didnt wanna take the time to get caught but I assure you it was cool. lol.
fellow forklifter and jeep /dubble wave
08-29-2014 01:35 PM
12vtman Sold my TJ! Fella used to own a YJ, getting back to Jeeps so should be heading to a good home. Nice to be back to a single Jeep, no more driveway Jeep dancing to get out of the garage.
08-29-2014 11:48 AM
97WranglerOhio Looks really good, moose! Nice work there.
08-29-2014 11:15 AM
moose90 thanks guys did take a bit of time but was so worth it haha
08-29-2014 10:50 AM
Mamefreak
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Originally Posted by srad600 View Post
Last night I got the forklift at work stuck in a very awkward, prob get me fired kinda spot. Luckily there was no one around and I drove my Jeep to work.

Winched that puppy right out with no witnesses. Didnt bother to take pics, didnt wanna take the time to get caught but I assure you it was cool. lol.
That was me at my previous job, thankfully my coworkers all felt we were underpaid and would always cover for eachother :-)

...... Damn I miss driving lifts...
08-29-2014 10:35 AM
Jeffk1975 Looks good Moose.
08-29-2014 10:14 AM
Sinister6 ^^^^way to much work!! Looks good though.
08-29-2014 10:11 AM
moose90 so i have been busy this week
monster lined, painted dash, threw in some LEDs


08-29-2014 10:01 AM
Rewind
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Originally Posted by srad600 View Post
Didnt bother to take pics, didnt wanna take the time to get caught but I assure you it was cool. lol.
Plus there's no evidence of the "crime".
08-29-2014 09:58 AM
srad600 Last night I got the forklift at work stuck in a very awkward, prob get me fired kinda spot. Luckily there was no one around and I drove my Jeep to work.

Winched that puppy right out with no witnesses. Didnt bother to take pics, didnt wanna take the time to get caught but I assure you it was cool. lol.
08-29-2014 09:33 AM
Jeffk1975 I installed my Barricade 12000lb winch last night.
08-29-2014 09:23 AM
gwofford11 Yeah they told me to go to a website and they would review it but I wasn't the only jeep. They had there soft top down
08-29-2014 09:15 AM
Lakeman1
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Originally Posted by gwofford11 View Post
Just got a parking ticket because my decal for school is on my hardtop, and my hardtop isn't on. $25 fine
Put the decal on the Jeep.
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