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post #31 of 461 Old 09-03-2008, 09:29 AM
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couple questions. You have the size on your spring. does it matter how strong or weak it is? And what did you use the hose clamps for?

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couple questions. You have the size on your spring. does it matter how strong or weak it is? And what did you use the hose clamps for?
When I did mine, I got the spring NAPA, and it turned out to be too weak and would not disengage the fork. I had to go to Fastenal to get a stiffer spring. It made the cable a little harder to pull but it works every time now.

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I noticed in the "regretted Mods" thread that a few people regretted either buying a posi-lock or making one.

I wonder why? It seems like a good solution to me. Especially if you aren't off the road every weekend.

Any thoughts here before I spend the $50 to do it?
when i made mine i could never get it water tight, bad for local wheeling were its mostly water n mud at the cliffs. i decided to put washers in it and have it constantly locked. so much easier.

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Curious if there is a way to do this mod without the "tapping" of the housing. Some of us do not have access to a Tap and Die set.

Just wondering.


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i did not tap mine and i think thats why it leaked never could get good enough to keep out water

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even with it tapped and with the compression union, since the cable slides in and out, wouldnt it NEVER be able to be water/oil/mud proof?

I've hesitated from doing this mod for this reason, even though I have all of the stuff to do it (minus the tap and die...for now)

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The spring was just a normal spring I bought at menards, the size is in the original post. The hose clamp I didn't use. As far as the tapping goes, this was my first time tapping something, I bought a cheap set from Harbor Freight for like $15. Mine doesn't leak at all and was just wheeling at the cliffs this past weekend. I used a little bit of gasket sealer on the outside where the compression union is and pipe tape on the threads, the outer cable doesn't move so it's sealed.

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The spring was just a normal spring I bought at menards, the size is in the original post. The hose clamp I didn't use. As far as the tapping goes, this was my first time tapping something, I bought a cheap set from Harbor Freight for like $15. Mine doesn't leak at all and was just wheeling at the cliffs this past weekend. I used a little bit of gasket sealer on the outside where the compression union is and pipe tape on the threads, the outer cable doesn't move so it's sealed.

if that was your first time testing it,just in my experience.... if water does get into it the pin will rust over n you will not have 4x4 engagement. after going to the cliffs it took like 2 weeks till i noticed it. we need to hit up the cliffs together after i put my hd tie rods on of course. i missed the last run to the cliffs w u guys =-/

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Totally, I am down to go again. I need to figure out what's the deal with my 4wd. The axle is lock up and the shifter is in 4wd H and the front tires don't move, found that out about two hours at the cliffs. If you have any experience or expertise to lend teejmcd come on over man.

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Curious if there is a way to do this mod without the "tapping" of the housing. Some of us do not have access to a Tap and Die set.

Just wondering.
I never tapped the housing. Instead I drilled a very close tolerance hole to insert the cable sleeve into (PITA), and sealed both the inside and out side with silicone. Its not going anywhere and nothings coming in or leaking out.

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Perfect timing for me to see this thread. Finishing up the motor swap/ major overhaul and now its time to get the 4wd going before snow.

Excellent write up, the previous ones I never understood to the point that I felt confident enough to start this project.
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Good to hear...I like to think of them as idiot proof. I wrote like I would want it; you know for an idiot, like I am.

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Wow. Great write-up with illustration.

My Poli-Lok literally just came by Fed-Ex about thirty minutes ago. I'm assuming they figured out a way to keep water out of the housing. I opened the box. Lotsa' parts, but it looks heavy duty.
I wish I would have seen this thread first. I would have probably tried it myself. Look's pretty easy.
Harbor Frieght has tap and die sets for real cheap. They aren't professional grade, but would definately be sufficient for this mod.

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Was going to go this route and probably still will when I get around to it, I even made a thread asking about it. But for now I'm going on 2000 miles with the axles always coupled together, sort of like with washers. I don't mind it this way doesn't seem to any different, except it always works and never breaks, maybe a tad less mpg but I can't even say that for sure since my 4 banger has always got crap gas mileage.

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