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Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 03-18-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By Black Magic Brakes
Not to point out the obvious, but 10 years and...

Not to point out the obvious, but 10 years and 130,000 miles out of part is not insignificant.
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 03-06-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 9,035
Posted By Black Magic Brakes
Well, it may seem like a good idea that needs...

Well, it may seem like a good idea that needs investment, but in general you'll leave a fair bit of performance on the table by not re-gearing the axles. The chassis reaction to the higher levels of...
Forum: General Jeep Discussion 03-05-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,085
Posted By Black Magic Brakes
My pick for either a tie with yours or first...

My pick for either a tie with yours or first would be those who ask what they should do and then argue about it or ask the same question 50 different ways trying to get a different answer.
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 03-04-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 9,035
Posted By Black Magic Brakes
That would be under drive or lower than the final...

That would be under drive or lower than the final drive ratio of 1-1 that is the current ratio. There are quite a few under drive products out there for the 231, unfortunately none of them replace...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 03-03-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 9,035
Posted By Black Magic Brakes
I think you meant it would affect both range...

I think you meant it would affect both range modes as both axles are already affected in both 4 hi and 4 low.

Essentially you want the underdrive kit that is available for some other cases or...
Forum: California Jeep Forum 03-02-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 2,956
Posted By Black Magic Brakes
Here is a pretty neato tube bending calculator....

Here is a pretty neato tube bending calculator. The OEM tube size is 2.50" x .250 wall.

If you play with the hazard factor multiplier which simulates the load condition to induce deflection,...
Forum: California Jeep Forum 03-02-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 2,956
Posted By Black Magic Brakes
Mel can say what he wants to move his product but...

Mel can say what he wants to move his product but the math and Young's Modulus proves just that. He's saying stuff that is incorrect.

The difference in strength between a .250 wall 2.5" tube...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 03-02-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By Black Magic Brakes
Nutserts are sized by the thread pitch and...

Nutserts are sized by the thread pitch and diameter, not the hole size they fit into. That would really confuse folks when you take into account that the flanged nutserts for 3/8-16 will also fit the...
Forum: California Jeep Forum 03-01-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 2,956
Posted By Black Magic Brakes
That would be interesting. All of the kits that I...

That would be interesting. All of the kits that I installed previous to this required plug welds and a lot of damn drilling to get them going.

Any way of finding out?
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 03-01-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By Black Magic Brakes
They will only be there if the rig came with...

They will only be there if the rig came with steps originally. If it did not, the holes are there, but the nutserts are not. The factory size is 8mm x 1.25 thread pitch but the hole in the frame is...
Forum: California Jeep Forum 03-01-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 2,956
Posted By Black Magic Brakes
Yeah, the tube sleeves are right up there with...

Yeah, the tube sleeves are right up there with the tube seals when it comes to gimmick products that are great at one thing which is removing money out of jeeper's pockets and little else.
Forum: California Jeep Forum 03-01-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 2,956
Posted By Black Magic Brakes
Not quite what I'm saying. The issue is the small...

Not quite what I'm saying. The issue is the small diameter and thin wall of the sleeve adds very little. The clam shell is actually stronger than the original axle tube due to it being the same wall...
Forum: California Jeep Forum 03-01-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 2,956
Posted By Black Magic Brakes
They make a 35 spline ARB locker for the JK front...

They make a 35 spline ARB locker for the JK front 44.
Forum: California Jeep Forum 03-01-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 2,956
Posted By Black Magic Brakes
How many bent tubes have you seen on front axles...

How many bent tubes have you seen on front axles that don't have the tube sleeves?
Forum: California Jeep Forum 03-01-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 2,956
Posted By Black Magic Brakes
Of course it makes it stronger. It just doesn't...

Of course it makes it stronger. It just doesn't make it stronger enough to prevent bending or tube failure plus it adds several highly concentrated stress points. I'll bet good money that if I were...
Forum: California Jeep Forum 03-01-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 2,956
Posted By Black Magic Brakes
Agreed. The gussets solve a known problem and...

Agreed. The gussets solve a known problem and actually work.
Forum: California Jeep Forum 03-01-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 2,956
Posted By Black Magic Brakes
No, it still snapped in half and required a...

No, it still snapped in half and required a fairly extension recovery operation to get it down to the road where it could be patched back together. It was not drivable after the failure because there...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 02-28-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,541
Posted By Black Magic Brakes
We now have zinc plated steel conical washers...

We now have zinc plated steel conical washers that fit onto the bolt and then into the countersinks in the 97-02 skids. Unfortunately we don't sell them by themselves, but the entire kit with bolts,...
Forum: California Jeep Forum 02-28-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 2,956
Posted By Black Magic Brakes
For those considering the internal sleeves, they...

For those considering the internal sleeves, they really should consider saving the money for something that actually works. I've got a JK 44 front axle here in the driveway right now that "had" the...
Forum: California Jeep Forum 02-28-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 2,956
Posted By Black Magic Brakes
It affects steering the same as all front lockers...

It affects steering the same as all front lockers do in 4 wheel drive. If you can't steer with your locker on, fix your steering.
Forum: California Jeep Forum 02-28-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 2,956
Posted By Black Magic Brakes
No RCV compatibility issues and here in short...

No RCV compatibility issues and here in short order that will also be gone from the other kits when our new knuckles we are getting made get here.

It's not just a rotor for the JK, it's a...
Forum: California Jeep Forum 02-27-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 2,956
Posted By Black Magic Brakes
He doesn't need them with the Detroit because the...

He doesn't need them with the Detroit because the t-case has a true neutral in 2 wheel drive. The front Detroit is invisible until power or torque is applied. With no torque, it acts as an open diff...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 02-25-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 267
Posted By Black Magic Brakes
That is also similar to the one that SSBC uses...

That is also similar to the one that SSBC uses and they drill the banjo bolt and put a bleeder in it. Makes them really hard to bleed because the caliper has to be pulled to put the bleeder as the...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 02-13-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 9,035
Posted By Black Magic Brakes
Is that the kit that requires the pre 90 steering...

Is that the kit that requires the pre 90 steering knuckles? If so, you may want to reconsider after knowing that the lower hole in that knuckle is fairly weak due to it being threaded for the...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 02-13-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 9,035
Posted By Black Magic Brakes
If you're trying to stop better, you're starting...

If you're trying to stop better, you're starting from the wrong end. There are several rear disc conversions that have parking brakes that work just fine. They originate from the TJ, ZJ, and...
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