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post #19531 of 46956 Old 01-29-2013, 06:03 PM
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"safety first"

Many years ago I went to visit a friend who was doing some front suspension work on his '68 Barracuda Hard Top. I found him in the barn pinned to the floor, jack stand sticking through the floor, broken cement block was the only thing still holding the car up. His dad and I used a hay bale winch to lift the car enough to get him out. Lucky for him the barn floor sagged right where he was laying.
Senior Skip Day would have really sucked without him!!


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Does anyone else have some interesting effects while turning a tight circle with the awd t case?
That would be the infamous viscous coupler in the t-case being shot.

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If you can find out what the max and min resistance is to that potentiometer you can decide on one between the two and buy a resistor at radio shack. Replace your jumper with that and voila you have the lights set where you like them!
I really should have thought of that. I thanks!

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Made a winch plate that tucks back 3" behind the grill. Now just making side to make a simple bumper.
Those are some sticky Tires...lol
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post #19535 of 46956 Old 01-29-2013, 06:24 PM
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I really should have thought of that. I thanks!
Some times that Electrical Training courtesy of the US Navy, and the degree in Engineering come in handy!!

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post #19536 of 46956 Old 01-29-2013, 06:31 PM
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thats my plan, im looking at the IRONMAN mounts
Those are great. Way overbuilt. I have a set on mine. A little bit of motor feel in the cabin though. I am going to take apart the dash and put some insulation on the screws.
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post #19537 of 46956 Old 01-29-2013, 06:33 PM
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That would be the infamous viscous coupler in the t-case being shot.
well ****

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well ****
242 swap. its on my list for this summer

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well ****
It's common. They only last for around 120- 130k miles.
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post #19540 of 46956 Old 01-29-2013, 06:47 PM
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It's common. They only last for around 120- 130k miles.
So I've read.... About 500 for a new unit or a new t case is in order

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post #19541 of 46956 Old 01-29-2013, 06:54 PM
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Does anyone else have some interesting effects while turning a tight circle with the awd t case?
Yes sir that is why I am swapping tcase on mine. Finally got sick of dealing with a shot vc and the accelerated tire wear.

You can get a viscous coupler to replace it with for around $300 on ebay if you were looking for a "cheap" replacement.

The 249 is a strong case and does good at what its designed to do with a properly working viscous coupler but I would rather not deal with the viscous coupler anymore in the future and a 2wd option would be nice so Im opting to swap it.

You probably will too.

BTW nice Jeeps
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post #19542 of 46956 Old 01-29-2013, 06:54 PM
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So I've read.... About 500 for a new unit or a new t case is in order
If you aren't ready for a 242 / 231 swap yet, I've got the original (105k miles, VC is still good) 249 from my 5.9 collecting dust in my partents' garage. It's yours for whatever it costs to get it to you if you want it.
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post #19543 of 46956 Old 01-29-2013, 06:55 PM
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It's common. They only last for around 120- 130k miles.
Mines has 239k on it

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post #19544 of 46956 Old 01-29-2013, 07:02 PM
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Yes sir that is why I am swapping tcase on mine. Finally got sick of dealing with a shot vc and the accelerated tire wear.

You can get a viscous coupler to replace it with for around $300 on ebay if you were looking for a "cheap" replacement.

The 249 is a strong case and does good at what its designed to do with a properly working viscous coupler but I would rather not deal with the viscous coupler anymore in the future and a 2wd option would be nice so Im opting to swap it.

You probably will too.

BTW nice Jeeps
thanks, ive had 1 zj in the past and i didnt mind the full time, case did take a good beatign

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If you aren't ready for a 242 / 231 swap yet, I've got the original (105k miles, VC is still good) 249 from my 5.9 collecting dust in my partents' garage. It's yours for whatever it costs to get it to you if you want it.
ill let you know that i come up with here soon, if i cant easily get my hands on another 231 that may be a good option

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Mines has 239k on it
im right at 160k

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1997 ZJ limited - BONE stock
2003 tj - 4in skyjacker, 33" mickey thompsons
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post #19545 of 46956 Old 01-29-2013, 08:18 PM
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Tried to fix my dimmer with no luck. I saw the broke solder joints but the riostat is busted anyway so I just bridged the connections on the board to make the dash lights stay on full brightness all the time.

And i harnessed the unlimited power of the 5.2 to move my yj around lol
I would think you can replace the existing dimmer with a potentiometer from radio shack. I'm trying to find the resistance value for the existing pot...
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