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Old 06-14-2019, 08:48 AM
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New Brakes, new spacers and replacing front axle seals coming next. Then Hydro steer!!!!

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very nice
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Old 07-06-2019, 06:44 PM   #33
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New Brakes, new spacers and replacing front axle seals coming next. Then Hydro steer!!!!

make sure to post pics of the hydro when you install it!
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Old 07-17-2019, 05:03 PM
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So when you go through a pond called the ouch hole expect things to break. Welcome the new one piece axle shaft seal. First pic is not me but is what I did (a couple times after he went.....) Did new spacers. After 3 years had a few stripped lugs. Did the Crown dual piston front and Terraflex big rotor rear. Big difference.
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Old 07-17-2019, 05:05 PM
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What do you do after ouch hole???? You spend 8 hours detailing. Clay bar and wax took out about 70% of scratches.
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Old 07-17-2019, 05:07 PM
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And after a detail you go to Rausch and beat it off rocks for 20 hours!!!! 64" on the RTI Ramp. Hedgehog beat me by 2 Inchs!!!!!!! I think he cheated since he was the one with the tape measure tho.
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Old 07-17-2019, 05:09 PM
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I guess tech another mod is my forever wave pirate flag......... Hydro assist is complete will post pics after the test and tune is complete.
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And after a detail you go to Rausch and beat it off rocks for 20 hours!!!! 64" on the RTI Ramp. Hedgehog beat me by 2 Inchs!!!!!!! I think he cheated since he was the one with the tape measure tho.

its only because my axles are wider!
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Old 07-23-2019, 10:46 PM
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One of the last major additions is the Hydraulic steering assist. I went with Redneck Ram. They seemed to be the best bang for the buck and had good reviews. Only one time out and a couple hundred on road miles at highway speeds and around town. I am very happy. It does everything I need it to. It drives super smooth on the road.
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Old 11-18-2019, 08:16 AM
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Found a bit of a leak on the passenger rear axle. After finding out a new seal kit was $100~ and the old had to be cut off and new pressed on. I found a Yukon Chromoly shaft for $220. The bearing and seal were already installed. Seems like a no brainier to me. Get 30% stronger shaft and do a quarter of the work for $100.
Job took me about 4 hours with hand tools, in the dark, in a driveway. Also, had to run to the hardware store to get a slide hammer to get the old race out. Took some serious pounding to free the old axle to the point I was thinking I was doing something wrong so I kept stopping, lol. I would say the next time it would only take me 2 hours. Have since tested it twice on boulders and no leaks no noise no nothing. And in this case nothing is just perfect.
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Old 11-18-2019, 08:23 AM
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Old headlight stopped working. Took it apart and put dielectric grease in the plugs. Worked for a week then died again. Had them for 9 months with a year warranty, so time for an Amazon return and try a new kind. Wired up the DRL. They look very cool and are pretty bright. The low beams are as bad as my last set so no biggie. They do have more moisture in them then the last ever got. But other than being annoying looking doesn't stop any of the functions. The high beams are super bright but are angles all wrong. So going to have to do a little grinding of the adjustment knob when I feel like taking the dang grill off for the third time in a month.

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Found a bit of a leak on the passenger rear axle. After finding out a new seal kit was $100~ and the old had to be cut off and new pressed on. I found a Yukon Chromoly shaft for $220. The bearing and seal were already installed. Seems like a no brainier to me. Get 30% stronger shaft and do a quarter of the work for $100.
That is some good information. Thanks

You must be in my area since you go to Rausch Creek. I am a fellow Hard Rock owner too.
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Old 12-09-2019, 07:56 AM
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Last Weekend a tree decided to smack the side of my jeep and break my mirror and rain guard. I forgave the tree, but still had to fix the mirror. Being it was heated and electric tilt it was a tiny bit more involved than if it was not electronic. I just used my trail mirror until the new one came it. Best deal was from CJ pony parts but Quadretec was the best non-electronic.

I first decided to go to the car wash and get off what ever road salt and mud I could. Then I brought the door into the garage (living room) I decided to start with the easy part and do the mirror torx first. This video is extremely helpful---

Then I did the bottom torx. Then the silver panel hex bolts. Then the phillips screws under that. Then popped the door latch panel and do the two torx under there. Then removed the door latch and lock cover. Then comes the nerve racking part. Ripping the plastic panel out of the metal door. Its quite a few Christmas tree type pegs that hold it. As the video says I started in the corner where the net and wires were since it was the loosest and just kind of worked around. It sounds like stuff is breaking most likely it wont but certainly could. It requires quite a bit of force. Once the panel is off you will find the wire that runs through the door. It goes out a hole that has a rubber grommet and goes forward to avoid the window then out the door. I left the wires out the door and used them to tie to the new harness to help snake it through. Took a little doing and some needle nose pliers but got it pretty easily. Then just reassemble and test. Took less than an hour, very happy I decided to do the full blown and not cheap out or be lazy and not get the electronic.
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Ram was leaking. Called Redneck Ram. They said absolutely no question they would stand by their product. Sent it back and they are sending me a brand new one. Love them!

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