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Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 03-03-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By TJDave
If you installed another D35, save the shafts and...

If you installed another D35, save the shafts and brake parts. Scrap the rest.

I gave mine away to a buddy for spare parts...minus one shaft another buddy needed.
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 03-03-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 360
Posted By TJDave
Your Jeep. You bought it. You pay for gas...

Your Jeep.
You bought it.
You pay for gas and insurance on it.
You pay your own room and board.

If all of the above is true, take your doors off

If not, listen to your dad until you are...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 03-02-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By TJDave
Rubber truck bed mat. Cut it to fit. Works great....

Rubber truck bed mat. Cut it to fit. Works great. Enough to do a couple. Get a buddy to share the cost if you have to buy new.

I used a thick mat from a used pickup I bought. It had pieces removed...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 02-28-2015, 12:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 463
Posted By TJDave
It's a little steep, IMO. Supply and demand. Long...

It's a little steep, IMO. Supply and demand. Long summers and mild winters here, they go for around 6-800.
It is also a pre 2003 top (side vents), and the electical connector may not match your...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 02-27-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 854
Posted By TJDave
I'd hate to see what would happen if one of those...

I'd hate to see what would happen if one of those things suddenly failed, or popped out of the ground at full tension.
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 02-27-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By TJDave
Very nice! I think you will also like the...

Very nice!
I think you will also like the switch from steel to aluminum.
Any difference that you can tell so far?
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 02-25-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 215
Posted By TJDave
Mine did it. Kept getting worse. I had cheapo...

Mine did it. Kept getting worse. I had cheapo flex joint aftermarket adjustable control arms. The rubber bushings on one end of all the rear arms were shot.

Check with the Jeep in park, but no...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 02-23-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,101
Posted By TJDave
One thing to consider is without a small 1" body...

One thing to consider is without a small 1" body lift, a 33" tire will not clear the bumper.

That being said, I ran a 33x12.5x15 tire on my stock carrier for years without tailgate damage. I kept...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 02-23-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 102
Posted By TJDave
No. They will be about 3" too long. They would...

No. They will be about 3" too long.
They would bottom out before the suspension.
Probably destroy the shocks.
He would need 3" springs and bumpstops...among other things.
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 02-22-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,244
Posted By TJDave
I run an old XD9000i I found used for $400. Great...

I run an old XD9000i I found used for $400. Great winch.
I guess you could say I have $700 in the Warn. I had to replace a failed two year old Chinese winch with it.
I should of bought a better...
Forum: TJ Pics Forum 02-22-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 622
Posted By TJDave
A friend's TJ. Not sure of the brand. I really...

A friend's TJ. Not sure of the brand. I really like color matched fenders whenever I see them.
...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 02-22-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,072
Posted By TJDave
I am interested to see how you sealed up your...

I am interested to see how you sealed up your engine bay from underneath.
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 02-21-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 460
Posted By TJDave
If the ramp has any steepness to it, make sure...

If the ramp has any steepness to it, make sure you are in 4lo, especially while backing down the wet ramp.
Without 4wd, the front brakes could lock up and the boat may drag you down the ramp.
The...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 02-21-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,098
Posted By TJDave
Bought it bone stock many years ago to tow behind...

Bought it bone stock many years ago to tow behind the motorhome.

I have always loved TJs since the first 97 came out, and read that they were the perfect towed vehicle.

I was not going to...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 02-17-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 649
Posted By TJDave
Well ya got me there! Now that I think about it,...

Well ya got me there! Now that I think about it, my metal shop teacher in high school was missing a couple. Lol.
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 02-17-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 711
Posted By TJDave
^ I agree with you, 100% DP40. I could not afford...

^ I agree with you, 100% DP40. I could not afford a new Warn either when my Schmitty died.
I also could not afford to throw away another $300 on a second Chinese winch. Actually third, I had a HF...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 02-17-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 711
Posted By TJDave
X3! No problems changing cables at...

X3!



No problems changing cables at all, just make sure your fairlead is nice and smooth after running steel cable, or buy a new fairlead.

I recently installed a TRE synthetic line on my...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 02-16-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 649
Posted By TJDave
I keep one locking lug on my spare. Leftover from...

I keep one locking lug on my spare. Leftover from the set of 4 I used run on the Jeep.
My rollers are not locked anymore, and thanks to today's dirt bag thieves, I never take the Jeep anywhere where...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 02-16-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,706
Posted By TJDave
Worst: New Smittybilt XRC8. Died on second...

Worst:

New Smittybilt XRC8. Died on second year. Trying to save a few bucks didn't work.
Rusty's adjustable control arms. Again, saving a few bucks was money lost in the long run.

Best: I...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 02-15-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 579
Posted By TJDave
Not sure what the lift is, but you are correct...

Not sure what the lift is, but you are correct that your rear pinion angle looks too high with your slip yoke stock shaft.
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 02-14-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 658
Posted By TJDave
I use my Safari top all spring and summer. When...

I use my Safari top all spring and summer. When used with factory door surrounds and uppers, instead of the roll bar Velcro, any rain puddles will not pour inside the Jeep.
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 02-14-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 613
Posted By TJDave
That is why I started with a stock TJ. The...

That is why I started with a stock TJ.

The "Hack" is me. :)
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 02-14-2015, 01:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By TJDave
You can easily tell if you are stuck in 4wd by...

You can easily tell if you are stuck in 4wd by making a slow sharp turn on bare pavement.

Finding bare pavement right now where you live is the tricky part.
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 02-13-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By TJDave
They weren't for me. After rebuilding the flex...

They weren't for me. After rebuilding the flex joint ends, the rubber bushings on the other ends started disintegrating. If you don't like clunking and throttle controlled lane changes, be good at...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 02-13-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 124
Posted By TJDave
Near the rear spring on the driver's side? That's...

Near the rear spring on the driver's side? That's the same one that broke on mine throwing the PO455 code.
I raided my buddy's fuel line stash and cut a little piece to join the two evap ends...
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