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Unread 02-01-2007, 02:37 PM   #1
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Do you think these lights are causing road noise?

I am getting a slight road/bearing noise from the rear end only when I tow my boat. It kinda started after either installing these lights to my bumper (for Night boat launching) or off-roading a little bit. Since the noise I have changed out the gear oil (no metal shavings), Rear brake shoes, And greased the U-Joints. Could it be these lights attached to my bumper?





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Unread 02-01-2007, 02:39 PM   #2
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I am getting a slight road/bearing noise from the rear end only when I tow my boat. It kinda started after either installing these lights to my bumper (for Night boat launching) or off-roading a little bit. Since the noise I have changed out the gear oil (no metal shavings), Rear brake shoes, And greased the U-Joints. Could it be these lights attached to my bumper?



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I dont think so, but take them off anf see if it is still there.

BTW nice wiring and fab work
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Unread 02-01-2007, 02:45 PM   #3
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I'm sorry...but

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personally I would take them off or redo them alltogether
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wow... haha...nice work...ahhh

back to the question, i dout it unless your driving in reverse at highway speeds?
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Ya, I plan on cleaning up the wiring, I concentrated on the interior/light switch when I installed them trying to get it ready for a quick night fishing trip. Its my beater/tow vehicle. I allready bought a D35 rebuild kit, Just trying to see if I am overlooking somthing before I spend $$$$ on the rebuild.
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Better description of the noise? Must be loud if you can hear it over the chains jangling, the ball hitch adapter thumping due to the slop, the pad lock bouncing around, the loose wires flapping in the wind, etc.
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Unread 02-01-2007, 03:06 PM   #7
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Better description of the noise? Must be loud if you can hear it over the chains jangling, the ball hitch adapter thumping due to the slop, the pad lock bouncing around, the loose wires flapping in the wind, etc.
The chains are not dragging, the chains are crossed for saftey if the trailer detaches from the ball the chains will catch it. And what Slop? Its a "2 ball and class 3 hitch all done by U-haul, and the trailer has a "2 ball reciever. The wires dont drag at all, I have checked all that.

The noise is a slight grinding sssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhcccccccccccccc noise, not very loud. It sounds like a wheel bearing or axle bearing going out. I have been towing this setup for more then a year, And I just started to notice this noise.
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Unread 02-01-2007, 04:08 PM   #8
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Here they are all lined up, the real money goes into the 5.0
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thats pretty much the best fab work ive ever seen in my entire life.
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oh nice, you have 2 boats.
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Unread 02-01-2007, 04:41 PM   #12
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thats pretty much the best fab work ive ever seen in my entire life.

Hey, at least I used galvinized bolts and did the interior wiring job right. I will repiar the back light wiring job. As you can all see the jeep is a BEATER!
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Nice LX!

I'd cut the holes bigger and recess the lights behind the bumper. That way the wires are hidden and will cut down on any road noise from those.

Did the noise start after the hitch and towing. I'd check the axle wheel bearings.
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Nice LX!

I'd cut the holes bigger and recess the lights behind the bumper. That way the wires are hidden and will cut down on any road noise from those.

Did the noise start after the hitch and towing. I'd check the axle wheel bearings.

Thanks, Sounds like a good idea, no I have been towing for a year with this same setup, I heard the noise after I off-roaded one night not that hard, and installing those lights.

Like I said I am probley going to get every bearing replaced in the rear end. I allready got the rebuild kit, And I know a Jeep mechanic who does gears for $150 installed.
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Thanks, Sounds like a good idea, no I have been towing for a year with this same setup, I heard the noise after I off-roaded one night not that hard, and installing those lights.

Like I said I am probley going to get every bearing replaced in the rear end. I allready got the rebuild kit, And I know a Jeep mechanic who does gears for $150 installed.

Whaaaaaaaaaaat!? Gears for $150???? Do you have to buy him dinner and say sweet things to him or something?

Sounds like a plan, keep us posted.
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