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post #31 of 50 Old 04-26-2013, 02:06 AM
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Nice yj man

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post #32 of 50 Old 04-26-2013, 07:02 AM
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I decided to paint the jeep that color to pay homage to my GTO.
Great Looking Jeep

I was thinking the same thing when its time to paint my YJ

I Sold my 1994 BMW 325is to pay for the Jeep it was Boston Green Metallic

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post #33 of 50 Old 04-26-2013, 08:35 AM Thread Starter
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Got the carrier out and the pinion bearing I thought was bad is still good. I guess it was just the seal blowing, and that could be because I over filled the diff, by about a quart Reason I did that is because I did not take into account that my axle is rotated up for better drive line angle and thus the fill level has been raised as well. I am just going to clean up the differential and look at the wear pattern on the gears when I put it all back together and see how it looks. May have to replace crush sleeve and if I have to do all that I'll go ahead and replace all the bearings.

One thing I did run into on pulling the "pin" that goes through the carrier is it will only come out one way due to the size of the ring gear. This is on the 8.8 out of a 00 explorer with 4.56 gears. There is one tooth on the ring gear that is shaved down on the inside edge of the gear. That tooth is this way to allow that pin to be removed. Without that shaved tooth the pin would hit the edge of the tooth like it does on the other side. So for those who are running the 8.8 look for that tooth if you have problems removing the pin and it hits on the ring gear. I am not sure if that is the case with factory gear ratios so just a heads up.

Now on to the c-clip eliminator install. The biggest issue I had with doing this was cutting the ends of the axle tube. Reading the instructions that superior gives with this kit really put my mind to ease.
Here is the first picture I took cutting the end of the tube off. I used a die grinder with a cut off wheel but if you do not have one of those or an air compressor you can use a grinder with a cut off wheel. This is actually what they suggest in their instructions.
I'll have more pictures and write ups later on this afternoon or tomorrow as I have to work

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post #34 of 50 Old 04-26-2013, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
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Got everything pressed onto the axle a moment ago.

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post #35 of 50 Old 04-27-2013, 08:46 AM Thread Starter
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Here is what the axle tube looks like after I cut the end off. You must only cut back to the lip that the backing plate rides on.
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Here is how the spacer that replaced the end of the tub looks installed. I also applied some black RTV to the side of the spacer that goes into the tube just to make sure there will be no leaking.
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You have to remove the axle bearing race from the tube before installing this. The ones in my axle were a bear to get out. Not sure if they are all that tough to get out or if my puller just sucked but I ended up cutting 4 notches into the race to get it to come out with my puller. I did notch the end of the tube a little bit but I do not see any problems with that. The spacer fits in there pretty snug.

This is how the spacer is installed. Like I said before the instructions that I downloaded off the superior site are very good and helpful.
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And then all you do after that is installed is install the backing plate and dust shield then slide the axle in. Here I am just making sure the axle fits with no interference from the backing plate.

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post #36 of 50 Old 04-27-2013, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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Got the rear end back together. Wear pattern on the gears looked good so we just went with it. C-clip eliminator is installed and both axles are in. Sure glad I ordered the diff. cover from M.O.R.E cause 1. It is stout as hell and 2. looks fantastic.
All I need to do now is run my new brake lines from the calipers and install it back in my jeep. Final piece of the puzzle is almost done. Just in time cause the days are getting warmer and longer here in West Texas and I soooooo miss driving my jeep topless, and door less
Little eye candy for ya'll.

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post #37 of 50 Old 04-27-2013, 06:00 PM
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thats killer

its a rusty one

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post #38 of 50 Old 04-30-2013, 09:09 AM Thread Starter
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Got the brake lines ran yesterday and the rear end back in the jeep. Also got my shock extensions installed but ran out of time to be able to drive it home. That really pissed me off cause it was a beautiful night last night and even better day today. Starting tomorrow suppose to get cold and Thursday we have a chance of snow. How is that global warming thing going Mr. Gore!!!!!!!!!
I used the right side rubber brake hose off of the explorer for the left side to do away with the way it was from the factory. The factory had the supply hose going to the frame on the left side. I wanted my supply line to be in the middle of the carrier. I used a 20" hard line from the middle of the carrier to the right side caliper and two 12" lines for the left side with a coupler. I could not find a 24" line and did not want to make one. Here are some pictures.

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post #39 of 50 Old 04-30-2013, 10:34 AM
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Sweet rig!

BTW, if your Pops tires of that CJ8.....I'm currently taking in orphans.

probably out breaking stuff.
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post #40 of 50 Old 04-30-2013, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
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Sweet rig!

BTW, if your Pops tires of that CJ8.....I'm currently taking in orphans.
Well don' hold your breath That is his baby and he loves it. He wouldn't even give mom a key to it.

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post #41 of 50 Old 04-30-2013, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
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Got everything buttoned up and took it for a test drive. Every thing worked great and no leaks.
So for now I am happy with the jeep and pretty much done with this phase of the build. Next phase will be working on the interior and cage but I need to wait for the funds for that. Maybe next winter I'll start on that.
I would like to say thanks to all who posted and commented on my build thread. I really do appreciate all of your very kind comments. I'll start this thread back up during phase two.

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post #42 of 50 Old 05-21-2013, 08:44 AM
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Does the spacer sit flush with the flange after you removed the bearing race?

Mike

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post #43 of 50 Old 05-21-2013, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
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Does the spacer sit flush with the flange after you removed the bearing race?
Yes sir. I applied some black RTV to that area as well.

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post #44 of 50 Old 08-15-2013, 07:17 AM
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Nice write up!
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post #45 of 50 Old 02-06-2014, 08:10 PM
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Hey Ryk,

How do you think you jeep would look with 33's instead of 35? Good amount more flex? But would it look under tires?

Thanks... awesome build too

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