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Today 03:38 AM
mikhail2400 Been thinking hard about doing the 8.8 rear axle swap but had a very very good sign I didn't need an 8.8 but a dana 44 instead.
The sign I had was when I bought an ARB air locker for a dana 44 axle. Found it on craigslist for (trumpets blow) $630.00!!!! Now to find the axle to put it in. Heres a pic of the ARB
Today 02:11 AM
MJRob Washed it and changed the oil in it today. Front bumper comes in handy when your short.
Today 01:04 AM
Dustdevil I like the idea of placing the quick disconnects under the body behind the doors. I will likely have to fabricate brackets, and will find plastic caps for the quick disconnect bodies to keep mud and crud out. Coiled hose will complete the connection to each wheel on each side. For now, I will simply install a switch under the driver door sill somewhere, so it's easy to reach. Eventually, I'll have an SPod for the OBA, winch, lights, etc.
Today 01:01 AM
Dustdevil The first photo is looking from the front of the Jeep toward the back, on the driver side. One gallon Viair tank with a 280C pump. All air connections are made, but no electrical yet.



This second photo is from the driver side looking toward the center. A bit more detail. It's sprayed with mud because I took my dad out for a little wheeling today. The output hose from the pump is connected to the "top" of the tank, and the drain cock is at the lowest point. On the port at one side is the pressure electrical switch and the over-pressure safety relief valve. At the other side is a tee with hose barbs to handle the braided urethane hose.



The plan is to run the system at 145 psi max (shutoff for the pressure electrical switch). It will switch on at 110 psi. The hoses will increase the capacity slightly. It's only a 280C pump, but it's what I had. When it is shot, I'll likely opt for a bit larger one. All brass fittings. No filter. I will also likely plumb the inlet for the pump through a really large hose to a filter under the hood, so it's easily accessible. The stock filter just isn't adequate.
Today 12:28 AM
GuitarZen
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Originally Posted by raif281 View Post
guitarzen a lot of people recommend spraying with pb blast a week or so in advance to help
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Originally Posted by gnater76 View Post
The fronts you can just pull them out at 90 degrees till the top bolt breaks. Takes 15 seconds.
Re PB Blast: BTDT for several days. Still had rusted threads. They were recalcitrant.

Re 90 degree break: Now you tell me that! I'll have to try that next time. While playing with the metal on the threads I noticed it was softer than the piston rod. Hmmm.... a junction between the two....

Still luv my LJ.
Yesterday 10:43 PM
raif281
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Originally Posted by Audibahn View Post
Got them on Amazon: Amazon.com : Carbon Fiber Seat Heater Kit Hi/Lo Setting 3 Years USA Warranty - 2 Seats : Automotive Electronic Security Products : Car Electronics The kit came with everything you need for the install - switches, fuses, relays, wiring, etc. The size fits the TJ seats perfectly and doesn't require any cutting.
awesome bud thanks! might wait till next September since im hoping we don't have another hard freeze in Louisiana anytime soon!
Yesterday 10:34 PM
Audibahn
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Originally Posted by raif281 View Post
nice bro where from? got a link?
Got them on Amazon: Amazon.com : Carbon Fiber Seat Heater Kit Hi/Lo Setting 3 Years USA Warranty - 2 Seats : Automotive Electronic Security Products : Car Electronics

The kit came with everything you need for the install - switches, fuses, relays, wiring, etc. The size fits the TJ seats perfectly and doesn't require any cutting.
Yesterday 09:44 PM
Dustdevil
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Originally Posted by Ryan Angela View Post
Post some pics of this project please? I'm considering doing something similar.
No problem. I'll start with what I've got so far, and add when I can accomplish more.
Yesterday 09:40 PM
silver rubi
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Originally Posted by Muddeprived View Post

250k on stock shocks. Mine didn't even last 85k before two were shot.
Yeah! I'm hoping to get the same out of the new set lol
Yesterday 09:39 PM
gnater76
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Originally Posted by GuitarZen View Post
Replaced steering damper and front shocks on my new to me LJ. It was a frozen nut and rusty threads nightmare! Took about 4 hours more than it should have. Here's what I learned: * It's never as easy as you imagine it will be! * Take the front wheels off. I know it's not technically necessary but it would have saved me some aggravation. I ended up taking off the driver's side after struggling mightily with the passenger side. * PB Blaster is good, CRC FreezeOff is better. Neither did the trick for getting me past the rusted threads on the top of the shocks. * I was stumped. Then I had the idea to run a die down the threads, so I picked up a metric tap and die set. Even with that it was tricky to get the threads cleaned up, but eventually I had the nut off. The bottom bolts were no trouble. * I'm older than I used to be! This stuff isn't as fun as it was 20 years ago. But I love my Jeep.
The fronts you can just pull them out at 90 degrees till the top bolt breaks. Takes 15 seconds.
Yesterday 09:33 PM
Ben133 Finished my retrofit

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Yesterday 09:32 PM
wwch99tj Ordered a cable shifter to rid the annoying rattle

Yesterday 08:58 PM
echo2



Building a mount for the Jeep....
Yesterday 08:58 PM
raif281 guitarzen a lot of people recommend spraying with pb blast a week or so in advance to help
Yesterday 08:56 PM
GuitarZen Replaced steering damper and front shocks on my new to me LJ. It was a frozen nut and rusty threads nightmare! Took about 4 hours more than it should have.

Here's what I learned:

* It's never as easy as you imagine it will be!
* Take the front wheels off. I know it's not technically necessary but it would have saved me some aggravation. I ended up taking off the driver's side after struggling mightily with the passenger side.
* PB Blaster is good, CRC FreezeOff is better. Neither did the trick for getting me past the rusted threads on the top of the shocks.
* I was stumped. Then I had the idea to run a die down the threads, so I picked up a metric tap and die set. Even with that it was tricky to get the threads cleaned up, but eventually I had the nut off. The bottom bolts were no trouble.
* I'm older than I used to be! This stuff isn't as fun as it was 20 years ago. But I love my Jeep.
Yesterday 08:55 PM
Muddeprived
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Originally Posted by silver rubi View Post
So. Last night. .. replaced the original shocks that had around 250000 miles on them with Skyjacker Nitro 8000s, foxed the electrical issue with my third brake light, fixed the front bumper and aligned my headlights
250k on stock shocks. Mine didn't even last 85k before two were shot.
Yesterday 08:55 PM
raif281
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Originally Posted by Audibahn View Post
Installed a carbon fiber seat heater kit. 2 settings and heat up to 100 degrees within minutes.
nice bro where from? got a link?
Yesterday 08:26 PM
Audibahn Installed a carbon fiber seat heater kit. 2 settings and heat up to 100 degrees within minutes.

Yesterday 06:40 PM
woody109
Yesterday 06:38 PM
Barryatabc252 200 bucks... Shipped... Makes me dig em even more!
Yesterday 06:36 PM
woody109 ^^^^ Those look great^^^
Yesterday 06:14 PM
Barryatabc252 Barricade rocker guards with step. I'm digging em
Yesterday 05:48 PM
05Sport got new tires. Went up a size to 31x10.5x15.
before & after
Yesterday 05:44 PM
thedawgshow ^^^ Looks good!!!!
Yesterday 05:17 PM
woody109 Finished fabbing and installing 6" rear tube fenders. This is the kit that's on ebay. Took about 6 hrs total to weld em up grind the welds down and paint. Not sure if I like the look or not but need the tires covered to get a state inspection. Not sure if I want to go with the kit for the front or maybe Genright? What ya think? [IMG][/IMG]
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Yesterday 03:59 PM
DBoat installed the Tuffy security glove box I just got for Christmas
Yesterday 03:47 PM
j_strength Got my new Dirtworx bumper


Yesterday 03:29 PM
Norcal73 Sams Club...$30 for two ammo cans. One larger one smaller. I have three old, original military ones sitting in garage that won't hardly open. Seem to bind pretty good when trying to open them so rather than put any time in on them saw these today.

Don't know where to put them yet but I'm sure they can be useful. That's crazy....my wife says.....

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Yesterday 02:16 PM
silver rubi So. Last night. .. replaced the original shocks that had around 250000 miles on them with Skyjacker Nitro 8000s, foxed the electrical issue with my third brake light, fixed the front bumper and aligned my headlights
Yesterday 01:55 PM
Mad Mac
Spiderball Gun Mount

Figured out a way to secure my rifle safely yet provide quick access when I'm on the property.
Of course when I drive out it goes back into its case behind the seats out of sight.

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