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post #31 of 79 Old 11-18-2009, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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Somebody has been in the richlands! I know those creeks and mudholes.
Good eye! Yep good ol Richland. I go pretty much every week and burn a lot of gas down there haha.


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post #32 of 79 Old 11-18-2009, 05:38 PM
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Let's hope it stays that way.

Mud/water crossings can take their toll on parts that get submerged as you may know.

Mud/deep water = the devil.
I ditto this.

Also the devil lurks in the fine particles that penetrate the seals and such. namely caliper, hub, axle, and balljoint/shock boots.

Clean well young jedi. And stay on top of the diff and various case fluids.


On a side note: OH the things I would NOT do to that stock jeep on the first post in this thread.

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Pics of the tires, sorry it's dark I just got back home from college and haven't been able to take pics yet. LIFT GOING ON TOMORROW!!!!!!!11










And yes I brought one of my tires into my kitchen so that I could take a picture of it.

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That last picture looks like a soft 8 with super crazy backspacing. haha.

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Great looking Jeep and wheeling pics! My next road trip will be exploring all the awesome trails that NC has to offer. (VA sucks for wheeling). I think I just added Boone, NC to my list of stops.

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That last picture looks like a soft 8 with super crazy backspacing. haha.
Haha yeah I had them custom made

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Great looking Jeep and wheeling pics! My next road trip will be exploring all the awesome trails that NC has to offer. (VA sucks for wheeling). I think I just added Boone, NC to my list of stops.
Haha thanks, you should definitely swing by Boone for a weekend, there are literally miles of trails and places to go around here. I have been taking the Jeep out every week for about 4 months and haven't even scratched the surface of the trails out here.

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post #38 of 79 Old 11-25-2009, 06:26 AM
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get that lift on tomorrow and send us some pics!!!
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You lucky punks with all those trails.

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Update: Had the tires mounted and balanced (for free!!) yesterday and started lifting the front last night. Didn't get too far because we didn't have much light but worked a little on it today too and the only thing left to do on the front is the pitman arm, brake lines, and the big bore steering stabilizer.

And: Also changed the stainless steel hood latches to black ones and took the plastic end caps off the bumper.

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Got everything done today except the new pitman arm. That thing is SEIZED on there. A can of pb blaster, a puller, an impact chisel, a pry bar, and a BFH all at the same time would not budge it. So we packed up for the night and are going to try and finish it tomorrow morning and hopefully I'll be able to drive it around before lunch. She is looking beastly though, I am loving it.

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Looks good!

Sounds like it's time to pull out the blow torch!!

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try using a pitman arm puller on it. If you have an auto parts storethey may have a "lend-a-tool" program so you can borrow one to pop it off. Sometimes you do have to throw some heat on interference fit items like that to get them to free up. Good luck and let us know how it turns out!

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Nice YJ Keep up the good work!

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Definitely stop by the part store and get the pitman arm puller. Soak the whole mess with PB Blaster and leave the puller on while you work on something else. Tap it (hard) with a hammer and keep the puller tight and eventually it will give. A small amount of heat may be necessary but be careful of the seals in the gearbox.

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