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post #15976 of 44814 Old 09-24-2012, 07:25 PM
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Well Finally got the Drivers side Ball Joints out! OMG what a pain in the ARSE!!!! just to get the lower one out we had to grind it down and cut the bolt off the end then heat tit up with a torch and beat it out with a 10lb sledge hammer the top one was a little easier! jsut had to heat that up and get an air hanner to chisle it out! finally got the upper one out and then went to install the new ones the ball joint commpression tookl didn't want to fit it right so we had to jerry rig it and use a 4 foot jack handel to use as leverage to ratchet it in, tried to use an air impact driver and it only was able to get it halfway in, god what a pain in the arse! also changed rotors the drivers side rotor had a 1/4" deep gouge from the last prake pads good think I replaced it the pads I had put on were still in very good shape no abnormal wear even with the worn rotor, and on the drivers side rotor insode surface only HALF the rotor surface was being contacted by the brake Pad it seems that the passenger rotor was warped so it's all been fixed and it does ride a lot smoother, but it still pulls slightly to the left so maybe a new alignment will help that.

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post #15977 of 44814 Old 09-24-2012, 08:29 PM
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replaced o2 sensor, noticed transfer case linkage came out off of the t case, so dropped tranny enough to put it back in. Then went and played in some mud, had a ball
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post #15978 of 44814 Old 09-24-2012, 09:06 PM
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For anyone that wants to see a zj on rockwells maxing out an RTI ramp, pics 35 to 53

http://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set...1462513&type=1
Impressive, but holy **** is that an ugly rig. I would never want to even own something like that, but I must admire the dedication and work put into the thing.

OT: Got my GE Nighthawk Platinums replaced for free as the old ones were still under guarantee when one of them stopped working. I'd been driving with OEM brightness bulbs for about a month and forgot what I had been missing! Those bulbs + my small fogs between the header panel and front bumper make the perfect combo for highway and country driving alike!



Also, it may be hard to see from this shot, but got the emblems I had pulled at the JY on. I also have a "Grand Cherokee" one on the dash on top of the glovebox inside.



Needs a wash it seems!
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post #15979 of 44814 Old 09-25-2012, 05:08 AM
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Going to be servicing both diffs, trans, transfer case, and motor. I have motor oil. What weight diff fluid? How much ATF 4 is in the trans and transfer case? How much in each diff.

96 limited build thread-http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/96-limited-build-1351732/
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post #15980 of 44814 Old 09-25-2012, 10:29 AM
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Impressive, but holy **** is that an ugly rig. I would never want to even own something like that, but I must admire the dedication and work put into the thing.

OT: Got my GE Nighthawk Platinums replaced for free as the old ones were still under guarantee when one of them stopped working. I'd been driving with OEM brightness bulbs for about a month and forgot what I had been missing! Those bulbs + my small fogs between the header panel and front bumper make the perfect combo for highway and country driving alike!



Also, it may be hard to see from this shot, but got the emblems I had pulled at the JY on. I also have a "Grand Cherokee" one on the dash on top of the glovebox inside.



Needs a wash it seems!
Are they noticeably brighter than stock? You are still using stock wiring too right?
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post #15981 of 44814 Old 09-25-2012, 10:30 AM
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Going to be servicing both diffs, trans, transfer case, and motor. I have motor oil. What weight diff fluid? How much ATF 4 is in the trans and transfer case? How much in each diff.
Don't you have a service manual?


2.85 pints for the 242. Just fill it until it comes out of the hole just like you do for the diffs.

Front axle is 2.5 pints.

75- 140 in the rear if you tow.
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post #15982 of 44814 Old 09-25-2012, 11:24 AM
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Going to be servicing both diffs, trans, transfer case, and motor. I have motor oil. What weight diff fluid? How much ATF 4 is in the trans and transfer case? How much in each diff.
The transfer case should have DexMerc trans fluid, not ATF+4. That's from the FSM.

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post #15983 of 44814 Old 09-25-2012, 12:35 PM
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Took inventory of my Recovery gear before winter hits, along with tools etc. not looking forward to winter but hopefully I will be somewhat prepared.


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post #15984 of 44814 Old 09-25-2012, 12:49 PM
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The transfer case should have DexMerc trans fluid, not ATF+4. That's from the FSM.
Funny, my 120k mile 249 has done just fine on atf

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post #15985 of 44814 Old 09-25-2012, 01:16 PM
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That is outdated info. atf 4 in the TC is fine. Some use motor oil.
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post #15986 of 44814 Old 09-25-2012, 02:17 PM
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That is outdated info. atf 4 in the TC is fine. Some use motor oil.
This. Tcases (mechanical style, not clutch style like the newer ones al WK) could give two ****s about what is in there. Gear oil, engine oil, any trans fluid, meh. All it needs is to be clean and full.

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post #15987 of 44814 Old 09-25-2012, 02:22 PM
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Don't you have a service manual?
I do. It was at home. I was at school in town and was going to get the stuff when I was in town. I'll wait till this weekend to get it.

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post #15988 of 44814 Old 09-25-2012, 04:46 PM
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I put 2% milk in the Tcase , runs like butter

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post #15989 of 44814 Old 09-25-2012, 05:05 PM
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I put 2% milk in the Tcase , runs like butter
Badger milk...no need for a skid plate.

Drafted some bumper designs. Winch or no winch? Arghhh.
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post #15990 of 44814 Old 09-25-2012, 05:21 PM
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Are they noticeably brighter than stock? You are still using stock wiring too right?
Yes, stock wiring and everything. I had the old set since May, and the difference was REALLY noticeable last weekend when I went up on the backroads and was using the OEM spec bulbs.

The light is noticeably whiter and, although I wouldn't consider them 90% brighter than the stock bulbs like the pack says, they are definitely worth the money if you do any driving out of the city.

The picture makes them look like ****ty HIDs, but they're not stupidly bright and blinding at all. Just better, stronger light.
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