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Old 07-29-2011, 11:35 PM
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suggestions on parts.

So I just bought a 95 Rio, and needing some suggestions on some new parts. Needing to redo exhaust, shocks, install a posi lock, and wanting to rhino line the interior. New to the jeep scene. Already installed a new rear differential cover. Thanks!

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so much to do, so little time

It just all depends on what your intended use is going to be. If it's a Daily Driver or a Dedicated Trail Rig. Size of tires. What lift, SOA or SUA, how tall? Need more info to make any educated suggestions.

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Step 1 - If its a fluid, change it. That way you know when everything was changed. Based on what comes out of each type, you'll have a better idea of overall condition. I haven't done my trans/tcase/diffs yet, but they are on the list. It took almost 45 minutes to get the water flushing the radiator to run clear. You'd be amazed how dirty it can be.

Step 2 - Full tuneup. I know mine runs 100% better since I did the tuneup. Did the PO give you any maintenance records? Again, you'll know when everything was done and that it was done right.

Step 3 - Remove all chrome. OK, maybe this one is just me.

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Old 07-30-2011, 01:39 AM
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It just all depends on what your intended use is going to be. If it's a Daily Driver or a Dedicated Trail Rig. Size of tires. What lift, SOA or SUA, how tall? Need more info to make any educated suggestions.
Sorry bout that... Got 32 x 10.50 all terrain. Four inch pro comp suspension. Mainly gonna be dd, but still wanna go play when i have the chance. Has sua. Thanks for the help. Rookie jeep owner here.
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Old 07-30-2011, 02:03 AM
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Step 1 - If its a fluid, change it. That way you know when everything was changed. Based on what comes out of each type, you'll have a better idea of overall condition. I haven't done my trans/tcase/diffs yet, but they are on the list. It took almost 45 minutes to get the water flushing the radiator to run clear. You'd be amazed how dirty it can be.

Step 2 - Full tuneup. I know mine runs 100% better since I did the tuneup. Did the PO give you any maintenance records? Again, you'll know when everything was done and that it was done right.

Step 3 - Remove all chrome. OK, maybe this one is just me.

Step 4 - Become a supporting member of Wranglerforum. Apply stickers. Hmm, maybe this should be step 1?
Working on changing fluids. Bought it from my fiance friend. Overall body is great. Interior needs seat covers. Pulling out carpet and rhinolining it. Just gotta find a good brand to do at home. Guy I bought it from told me things were good, when they actually weren't. It's ok though, having a blast making out list of things to do. Has no chrome, nor will it ever. Stickers will be applied... Not many, but some.
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Working on changing fluids. Bought it from my fiance friend. Overall body is great. Interior needs seat covers. Pulling out carpet and rhinolining it. Just gotta find a good brand to do at home. Guy I bought it from told me things were good, when they actually weren't. It's ok though, having a blast making out list of things to do. Has no chrome, nor will it ever. Stickers will be applied... Not many, but some.
I know exactly what you mean about "told me things were good". The PO on my Jeep is a great guy. I don't think he understands maintenance. I've been finding all kinds of slightly crazy stuff. Shall I rant about somebody cutting off the factory radio connector to wire in an aftermarket deck and then cutting those wires when the deck was removed? All the heater cables are borked and the tabs broken off the control panel.

I think we're all continually finding little annoyances to fix on the older Jeeps. Today's find for me is that the O2 sensor wiring has been ripped out. Sigh...
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I know exactly what you mean about "told me things were good". The PO on my Jeep is a great guy. I don't think he understands maintenance. I've been finding all kinds of slightly crazy stuff. Shall I rant about somebody cutting off the factory radio connector to wire in an aftermarket deck and then cutting those wires when the deck was removed? All the heater cables are borked and the tabs broken off the control panel.

I think we're all continually finding little annoyances to fix on the older Jeeps. Today's find for me is that the O2 sensor wiring has been ripped out. Sigh...
That sucks. I've discovered more and more. All minor. But still annoying. Here's a good screw up the PO made. Told me bolts to the dash were stripped... Said they were Allen bolts... They're star pattern. He tried to tap them and now I can't find an ez-out big enough to pull them out. He tried to argue with me that they aren't star patterned. Popped one out with my wrench set, then proceeded to stare at him like "wow... Ur retarded". He also mounted truck speaker boxes onto the tubs. So now I have two holes in each tub! Now he wants to be an ass when i ask a question. Didn't even know what kind of lift was on the damn thing!! Thought he was a good guy... Now I'm pretty sure he's just a [email protected]$$!
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Yeah definitly change all fluids I mean all!!! Grease all grease point do belts plugs air filter (complete tune up) get it mechanically sound. Now I can offer up just get some rancho 9000s they will do fine for your application as in shocks and for lining the tub spend the money on monstaliner! Best stuff I have found it has uv protection and the quality is just amazing.
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I have always gone cheap on exhaust since I crushed my nice exhasut setup on some rocks and a broken spinning driveshaft.... now I just run a cheap jegs glasspak.
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Posi lok as in eliminating the vac disconnect on the front axle? Pshh screw that get a chromoly shaft kit for it that comes with the passenger side as a one piece shaft eliminating the need for the vacuum actuator and vacuum lines. If you don't or can't spend the money (600) on a kit like that then find a good used passenger shaft from a tj (one piece) and it will do the same!
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Posi lok as in eliminating the vac disconnect on the front axle? Pshh screw that get a chromoly shaft kit for it that comes with the passenger side as a one piece shaft eliminating the need for the vacuum actuator and vacuum lines. If you don't or can't spend the money (600) on a kit like that then find a good used passenger shaft from a tj (one piece) and it will do the same!
This is a new one for me... What exactly would I do with the passenger shaft from a TJ? Fairly mechanically inclined, but 4x4 is a foreign language to me right now. Ive already pretty much changed everything like belts, fluids, plugs, and things of that nature. Made her run a hell of alot better. Thanks for the suggestions, always need more feedback!
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Well in our yjs the passenger front shaft is a 2 piece shaft and when you engage the 4wd lever it engages the front axle but also sends a vacuum to the vacuum motor on the axle locking the two pieces of the passenger side shaft together. So instead of still using that or putting a Posi-lok (manualy actuated system that does the same thing as the vacuum system) on it you can get a good used passenger front tj axle shaft from ebay or craigslist etc and replace your shaft on your dana 30. The tjs didn't have a two piece shaft, just the transfer case engages the front axle. So by doing so you eliminate the need for the vaccum actuator and those pesky brittle vacuum lines or the need for even putting in a cumbersome posi-lok system.
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* eliminate another component that may fail at the wrong time.
* by having a one piece passenger shaft instead of the stock two piece passenger shaft you gain strength in the area
* the tjs utilized a larger axle ujoint (790x) so you have a stronger joint there (at least the passenger side will be stronger).
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Now for some money there is kits (company names fail to come to mind currently) that will replace both axle shafts in the front axle with not only having a one piece shaft on the passenger side, eliminating the two piece shaft like the tj shaft does, but those kits usually come with the 790x joints like the tj so both joints are stronger and typically are chromoly so strength galore!
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Well in our yjs the passenger front shaft is a 2 piece shaft and when you engage the 4wd lever it engages the front axle but also sends a vacuum to the vacuum motor on the axle locking the two pieces of the passenger side shaft together. So instead of still using that or putting a Posi-lok (manualy actuated system that does the same thing as the vacuum system) on it you can get a good used passenger front tj axle shaft from ebay or craigslist etc and replace your shaft on your dana 30. The tjs didn't have a two piece shaft, just the transfer case engages the front axle. So by doing so you eliminate the need for the vaccum actuator and those pesky brittle vacuum lines or the need for even putting in a cumbersome posi-lok system.
The benefits are:
* eliminate another component that may fail at the wrong time.
* by having a one piece passenger shaft instead of the stock two piece passenger shaft you gain strength in the area
* the tjs utilized a larger axle ujoint (790x) so you have a stronger joint there (at least the passenger side will be stronger).
Thanks so much! sounds so much easier, and I like the fact of going to a one piece shaft. As to your post about the rancho 9000's, already planned on ordering those whn i get the chance. Gonna be spending the weekend working on getting the brakes re-done. Actually taking it to the jeep dealer monday to get the recalled park brake fixed. Hope to be getting the exhaust done by the end of august sometime. Just going to replace the whole exhaust. Figured why not... put some money into my new Girlfriend... might make the fiance jealous!
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Lol I know how it goes! I had to cool it when my wife told me that she felt like my jeep and my truck always came before her.... She now has a commander and wants me to trade the truck in for a jku rubi.
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Nmather21, After you get the "have to do"s" done. Show us your "want to do's" list so we can critique your intended changes properly. That's where building a Jeep is soo much fun, soo many choices. Drives ya crazy.

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Nmather21, After you get the "have to do"s" done. Show us your "want to do's" list so we can critique your intended changes properly. That's where building a Jeep is soo much fun, soo many choices. Drives ya crazy.

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Will definitely do that. Not many "have to do's". Looking to get those done by the end of august. Birthday is in September, and already told everyone if they want to give me something... Make it money for my new girlfriend!! Being a former Mustang owner... This seems to be so much more addictive. Endless choices. Really digging that. Looking forward to putting her on some trails and seeing what she can do.

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