|03-07-2014 06:43 AM|
|03-06-2014 08:39 PM|
Hey thanks for the info, it was very helpful, and assuring especially on the squeak, what I've really want to do on that problem is remove all joints and squirt grease through the zirt then turn/ rotate the rubber bushing so the grease is all around the bushing, but time is hard to come by.
I've been wanting to make it out to the one of the meet and greets but haven't so I could look at other Jeeps and get ideas for my Jeep and ask these kinda questions,
I'm still shopping around for the front driveshaft, at the moment I think just gonna remove it until I find the right one
Once again thanks for the info
|03-06-2014 04:53 PM|
I ended up going with the JE Reel OE kits for front and rear when I di my 3.5" lift and 35's. I spoke with Jim (Jim Reel) at an event and asked about the fact that they only recommend the OE kits for 3" and 33's, but he said I'd be OK with it since I'm not a throttle jockey, mostly overland type travel.
I liked that you didn't have to mess with the output/ input yokes. 9,000 mile later its doing just fine. As said, many options, many opinions.
J. E. Reel : Front 1310 OE Replacement Drive Line - Jeep Wrangler JK 2012+ 2/4-Door w/ Auto Trans [JER-3112JK-OE-24F] - $485.00
|03-05-2014 10:46 PM|
You can get exhaust spacers to eliminate the problem of the boot hitting at full flex and ripping...
Or you can replace the drive shaft which is the route i went when i installed my lift.
I have the same lift and the grease get s the entire joint.
I got the v Rubicon express drive shaft. Since your already ripped the boot etc your just going to have to replace the DS...I hear the Tom woods one s are good...everyone has an opinion.
|03-05-2014 10:31 PM|
Ok I'm going attempt to explain my problem with our Jeep, I know what's wrong but what I want to know is what brand is best. Ok here it is my front driveshaft is clicking caused by loss of lube over by transfer case, ( I suppose when we put the 3.5 inch lift it pinched off the rubber seal that holds the lube in ) I could have it replaced for about $350 @ Simmons driveshafts or unless you all know where I could get a new kit I'll do it myself, but the way the driveshaft is angled down I have a feeling it's just going to happen again. So now I see they have a driveshaft made with a double knuckle or U joints to help with the twist of the U joints, hopefully you all understand what I'm saying. So what upgrade driveshaft should I get? Rubicon Express 3.5 super flex is what lift we got well what they recommend. We hate it, it squeaks so much and the grease zerts only lube where they are placed not all around the joint. So I'm just kinda weary of that brand.
Oh also if later we change our front axle from a 30 to a 44 can that same driveshaft still work?
|02-23-2014 03:48 PM|
Anyone looking for BNIB Alloy USA BJs PM me. Have a set and looking to go another direction. Thanks
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|02-21-2014 09:58 AM|
|ferninAZ||How's everyone doing?|
|02-17-2014 09:17 PM|
|Catfish1||I would do Canyon de Chelly in a heartbeat, just name a date a few months out and I'm in. Perhaps we could add payette draw or some other midway fun.|
|02-17-2014 07:26 PM|
Thanks for the welcome Beastmaster!
As an introduction, I've been four wheeling a long time (ID,NV,MT hunting/fishing/etc) but just bought my first Wrangler so have a lot to learn. I'm also in Tucson a lot for work. I'll be basing the jeep in Tucson and I'm looking to go out on some of your adventures and meeting the crew.
When not in AZ, I'm mostly in Nevada. I'll be back in Tucson by the end of the month so hope to catch up with some of you in March.
|02-17-2014 06:58 PM|
Welcome to the forum!
Click here for helpful tips for newcomers
|02-17-2014 05:44 PM|
|02-17-2014 05:28 PM|
|EnderUSAF||New to the forum here. The wife and I just purchased a 2014 Unlimited Rubicon, which the wife will be using as a daily driver/wheeler. I also own an XJ on 33's w/ 4.5" of lift.|
|02-17-2014 09:25 AM|
Hey guys, just back in from canyon de chelly... For a first experience was amazing. Did have to have a guide, got a chance to ford a bunch of rivers, drive through some pretty soft sands. No crawling but for a beginner, was spot on for me and my wife. My 2 cents is that the canyon itself was nicer than the Grand Canyon and getting to drive my own jeep through it was close to spiritual...
Just as a heads up, it sounds like they are going to stop letting folks drive their own rigs through the canyon on April 1 (the details are being hashed out, so may not go through), but sounds like it is legit from the park service... I am thinking about going up again before they shut us out completely. Just figured I would share if anyone has it on their to do list.
|02-15-2014 11:54 PM|
|02-15-2014 09:11 PM|
|02-14-2014 04:29 PM|
|JeepLineman||Still doing the meetup tomorrow evening fellas?|
|02-14-2014 10:47 AM|
|02-14-2014 09:34 AM|
|02-14-2014 09:04 AM|
|02-14-2014 08:14 AM|
|gorillahydrographics||Jim are we still on for breakfast Sunday...0700|
|02-14-2014 06:51 AM|
|02-13-2014 07:16 PM|
|clull05rubi||Nena Barlows up in sedona. She runs 1 of if not the best instuctional off road classes in az|
|02-13-2014 07:13 PM|
Thanks for the info, hope to find something interesting while I am there...
Also, are there any local learning courses or instructors? Or is it more learn as you go? My wife is a total novice, and I only know enough to get myself into trouble... Trying not to break a few eggs with our new ride.
|02-13-2014 06:14 PM|
For a while I was working evenings and I didn't want to get off work @ 11PM and turn around and get up @ 5AM for a run. I went back to days and figured I'd finally be able to get back on the trails, but nooooo!
Now the area they have me working is behind and I have to work most Saturdays (Sat & Sun this weekend) so I might not be able to make the M&G (It's this Saturday, right?)
In the mean time, I'd like to say:
Welcome to the forum!
Click here for helpful tips for newcomers
|02-13-2014 02:39 PM|
Things To Do - Canyon De Chelly National Monument (U.S. National Park Service)
|02-13-2014 01:28 PM|
Corrects speedometer for tire upgrades between 22.5 - 44.25
Speedometer recalibration for gear /axle swaps up to 5.38
Locking axle options with transfer case in 4-Hi & 4-Low (2007-10 Rubicon only)
ESP stability optimization (2011-14 automatic transmission models only)
Engine idle adjustability for winching
Street legal TPMS adjustability (Off-Road options available for download)
Daytime running light options (2007-14 models only)
One touch lane change
Radio delay options (2011-14 models only)
Headlamp delay options (2011-14 models only)
Horn chirp and exterior lighting flash options when locking doors with keyless entry
Reads and clears diagnostic trouble codes
|02-13-2014 11:57 AM|
Hola folks... My wife and I joined the club on Monday with an orange crush jku rubi... Totally stock, mentally in a hurry to build, but the pocket book says it will be incremental over the years. Anyways, looking to meet some folks that can help introduce us noobs to the obsession.
Also, her first trip is to canyon de chelly this weekend. Anyone know if there are good places for stock novices?
|02-13-2014 10:48 AM|
Lurking......Lyle you need to get out more, just leave the ponykeg at home
wait, I take that back
|02-13-2014 09:59 AM|
|02-13-2014 09:37 AM|
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