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Old 01-01-2018, 12:50 AM   #39901
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What symptoms did you have to make you want to replace it? Front drive train is my next area to work on.
Coasting in 4wd it sounded like a chain was dragging from inside the case. It was quiet in 2wd. The case did show a thin groove where one side of the chain had begun to 'machine' its way through.

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Coasting in 4wd it sounded like a chain was dragging from inside the case. It was quiet in 2wd. The case did show a thin groove where one side of the chain had begun to 'machine' its way through.
Did you change any bearings or did just the chain. And how long to do. Anything to watch out for?

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Old 01-01-2018, 08:50 PM   #39903
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added more peppermint oil just a drop every week during winter Keeps the mice out

Traps have killed six so far

if they persist could always try few drops of fox urine around the tires too, like hunters use. that'll make um avoid area all together. fin feathr and fur on bagley. it don't smell like peppermint oil though, don't put it inside.
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Old 01-03-2018, 09:28 AM   #39904
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Put a fresh battery in (Bosch Platinum Series) and she started right up.

Also did a wheel swap finally!

I traded my wheels/tires (20" Moto Metals with 35x12.5x20's) for some way newer Mickey Thompson Baja P3's (33x12.5x15) + cash. I already ordered 5 new rims (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1) and the 5th tire. Everything should be here by next thursday, should be able to get mount/balance and on my Jeep by next weekend! Ah the anticipation now..
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Old 01-03-2018, 05:39 PM   #39905
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After lurking around here for some time, decided to join! Currently in the process of installing my new JCR Crusader front bumper and Superwinch!
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Old 01-05-2018, 04:12 PM   #39906
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Did you change any bearings or did just the chain. And how long to do. Anything to watch out for?
While doing the chain, I also replaced the nylon pads on the shift forks while. The bearings seemed sound. The oil pick filter still passed light through it, cleaned with the brake cleaner. I also pulled the magnet and cleaned the bit of 'mud' coating from it. Really the case was pretty clean. I had recently done the rear output seal (rear pinion seal) and there were no existing drips.

Given my huge, heavy flat belly skid plate, I took my time taking it all apart. I cleaned driveshafts and hit all the joints with fresh grease. I also rebent the exhaust hangers as it tends to drone through the heat shield. Took me 12-14 hours over two days. But, I also sprained my knee on about the 20th of 100 times getting up off the garage floor. That slowed me a little. Lots of info on the forum and Google. Not a difficult job.
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Old 01-06-2018, 09:55 AM   #39907
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Took a Picture of It Stored for winter as I backed out of the Garage into the snow.. So sad but don't feel to bad for me My 2016 Tacoma Manual Trans is a delight to drive just NOT a LJ wrangler
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Old 01-06-2018, 12:49 PM   #39908
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The necessity: Started the mechanical repairs on the Jeep I bought last year finally, bought a JKS Heavy-Duty adjustable front track bar to get this death-wobble under control (hopefully)

The other "necessity": Also got sick of my dysfunctional stock stereo and speakers and bought replacements for all. Nothing fancy. Kenwood receiver and kicker speakers for dash and roll bar.

Next weekend shall be fun and I can finally put something on the build thread.
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Old 01-06-2018, 01:12 PM   #39909
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Fitted new upper and lower ball joints, never again
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Old 01-06-2018, 06:39 PM   #39910
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Fitted new upper and lower ball joints, never again


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Old 01-07-2018, 05:58 PM   #39911
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Installed the Novak transfer case cable shifter on my 241or rock trac. Not real easy, took about three hours. The directions say its possible to install without removing the skid plate, but I don't see how, it was tough to do with the skid removed. I also removed the front half of the center console that made installing the body end bracket much easier. Probably the hardest thing was removing the factory transfer case bracket from the original linkage. Installing the cable and adjusting it was a breeze. works like a dream shifts very easy, real glad I did it.
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:21 AM   #39912
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Put new rims and fresh shoes on her. Downsized both the rims and tires: Rims from 20x12's to 15x8's (Alloy) & tires from 35x12.5x20 to 33x12.5x15.

Ride quality improved ten fold! Plus she looks like she ready for real adventure beyond the mall retention ponds

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Old 01-08-2018, 04:54 PM   #39913
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Put new rims and fresh shoes on her. Downsized both the rims and tires: Rims from 20x12's to 15x8's (Alloy) & tires from 35x12.5x20 to 33x12.5x15.

Ride quality improved ten fold! Plus she looks like she ready for real adventure beyond the mall retention ponds

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Are those the procomp alloys? I broke one of those center caps the first week of getting em. Needless to say they all came off quickly, and now I get to look at my rusty hubs. Other than that can't complain, cheapest alloys I could find. Looks good!
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Old 01-08-2018, 04:57 PM   #39914
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Spilled ps fluid all over my serpentine belt last night and it's been screaming. Replaced it today.
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Old 01-08-2018, 05:10 PM   #39915
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Are those the procomp alloys? I broke one of those center caps the first week of getting em. Needless to say they all came off quickly, and now I get to look at my rusty hubs. Other than that can't complain, cheapest alloys I could find. Looks good!
Why yes, yes they are the ProComp 69's. One of the cheaper alloys for sure, but figured I'd give them a shot since I don't hit too intense of trails or rocks that often yet. That sucks about your centercaps, I would think it's a pretty generic size and could probably find some other ones that fit?

Thanks! It drives as good as it looks now.
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Old 01-09-2018, 07:17 PM   #39916
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Replaced my transfer case chain. I need to clean things up, reinstall the drive shafts and then bolt the heavy, flat skid plate back up.
Not sure what model tj you have and if you have a 241? But if it is the 231, did you go with the hd chain? They are available and comes with the proper width gears.
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Old 01-10-2018, 01:02 AM   #39917
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My TC is a standard 231 (with added 2-low), I went with a stock chain from USA Alloy. That is a good thought though and I did look at the wider chains; as the rig has over 150K miles, figured the new chain would get enough years.
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Old 01-10-2018, 04:37 PM   #39918
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December 8 after sunset. Hit a 4 point buck. Trashed left fender, and flair. Grill not damaged.

December 25, was given lights as presents.

December 27 got the TJ back from the body shop.

December 28 installed the following;

Olympic 4x4 Products Front Bumper Auxiliary Light Bar for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited
Nilight 2PCS 18W 1260lm Spot Driving Fog Light Off Road Led Lights Bar Mounting Bracket for SUV Boat 4" Jeep Lamp,
LED Light Bar Nilight 20 Inch 126w LED Work Light Spot Flood Combo Led Bar Off Road Lights Driving Lights Led Fog Light Jeep Lights
Two - LAMPHUS CRUIZER Off Road ATV/Jeep LED Light Bar Wiring Harness Kit - 40 Amp Relay
Jeep TJ Rocker Switch- Zombie Lights Logo
Jeep TJ rocker Switch Pair- Buck Buster Logo & Bunny Burner Logo
20' x 3/8" Blue Flex Split Wire Conduit

Zombie light switch installed but not connected to any lights or harnesses.
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Old 01-10-2018, 08:43 PM   #39919
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Ordered mce 4.5" front fenders. Should go along nicely with the 4.88 gears and arb lockers front and rear going in at the end of the month and the 35x12.50 15 tires at the beginning of February
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Old 01-11-2018, 08:07 PM   #39920
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Ordered mce 4.5" front fenders. Should go along nicely with the 4.88 gears and arb lockers front and rear going in at the end of the month and the 35x12.50 15 tires at the beginning of February
I've been looking at these fenders a lot lately. Let us know how you like them. I've seen nothing but great reviews (other than price...$160 for a pair 8 years ago).
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Old 01-11-2018, 10:57 PM   #39921
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I've been looking at these fenders a lot lately. Let us know how you like them. I've seen nothing but great reviews (other than price...$160 for a pair 8 years ago).
They are a bit pricey, i onlyt went with the front fenders. As best I could tell there is no benefit with the rear. They should be significantly lighter than a tube fender, or even the factory fenders.
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Old 01-13-2018, 06:24 PM   #39922
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Put 4 brand new shocks and a steering stabilizer on and took my tire carrier off and straightened it back out. PO backed into something and bent it a little bit. Went with the Rancho RS5000 shocks and stabilizer.
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Old 01-13-2018, 09:00 PM   #39923
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Jeeps over 300000 now. Replaced the freeze plug and made a new boot and a shift from an bmx grip.
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Old 01-14-2018, 06:20 PM   #39924
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Couple days late.....1.25" Savvy BL. 15" Pro Comp Alloys. 33x12.50/15 Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ's
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Old 01-14-2018, 06:35 PM   #39925
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Relocated my winch controller from on top of the winch to under the hood.
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Old 01-14-2018, 10:00 PM   #39926
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We welded some Poison Spyder rico steps onto my Warn rock sliders. I angled the tube up slightly giving it a boatsided look. Mega thanks to my welding brother.

Tack weld test fit


welded and primed


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Old 01-15-2018, 09:42 PM   #39927
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Passenger front caliper seized on me, ruining my old pads/rotors so i replaced:
Rotors, pads, calipers, brake hoses and fittings, and fluid for both front.

Also replaced the lugnuts while I was there, original owners were getting a little sketchy and rounded, better safe than sorry.

Parts-run vehicle for the win!*

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Old 01-16-2018, 06:45 PM   #39928
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Dirtworx Bumper and Tire Carrier - Dirtworx Off-Road Fabrication

SWAG Offroad Bumper/Frame Tie-Ins - TJ Rear Bumper/Frame Tie-In's

I can't thank Robert @ Dirtworx enough for producing a top notch well thought out bumper and tire carrier that is also lightweight.
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