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jason280 06-30-2013 06:46 AM

Normal for Rugged Ridge SYE?
 
I installed a Rugged Ridge SYE about 2-3 weeks ago, and all went well for the most part. I had to go back under the Jeep to rotate my speedometer gear last week, and noticed that I had a large amount of surface rust on the driveshaft yoke. Anyone else had this issue? I know its superficial, but I am a little surprised it happened this quickly considering the Jeep stays in a garage and has not seen any rain or water.


http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a3...psc36c9662.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a3...ps06befe23.jpg


As a comparison, here is a pic of an unpainted boom shackle that was mounted a couple of weeks before the SYE, and it has very little (if any) surface rust.

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a3...psb1a2c2f9.jpg

In fact, the boom shackles have virtually no rust on them at all, whereas the RR yoke is covered. Is this normal?

crackedcornish 06-30-2013 07:17 AM

normal...if rust worries you, paint it with some Rustoleum Hammered

superj 06-30-2013 07:41 AM

Maybe there is more heat cycles on the sye then the shackle? That will make surface rust appear faster

SeanB95YJ 06-30-2013 07:43 AM

it's the humidity (late June in GA)... and those booms to me DO look like they have paint on them - they're black same as your springs... you can see the bolt head has a little surface rust around the edge where your wrench shipped through some of the paint.

you can either paint the yoke, or do what I do... put a dab of grease on your finger and put a super-thin coating all over the yoke and CV housing

Anticanman 06-30-2013 08:34 AM

Rattlecan.

jason280 06-30-2013 03:41 PM

Quote:

and those booms to me DO look like they have paint on them - they're black same as your springs...
No, the shackles have not been painted, i believe its just the lighting in the pic that makes them look black.

I probably clean it up a bit and hit it with a few coats when I paint the 8.8 in the rear.


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