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Unread 06-19-2011, 05:44 PM   #2776
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Just an FYI I just rebuilt my front shaft with new joints, including the double cardan. I got my parts from alljeep.com, I payed $110 shipped for the centering yoke, 3 spicer brand u joints, the rubber cup for the centering yoke, and a u bolt conversion kit for the front yoke. Centering yoke was only about $45 from them IIRC.
Thanks for the info man, I'll def have to look into that

How long did it take to replace everything? I'm comfortable doing anything short of a engine, trans, or t-case rebuild lol.. I've sadly NEVER replaced a u-joint in my life tho..

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Unread 06-19-2011, 05:55 PM   #2777
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Thanks for the info man, I'll def have to look into that

How long did it take to replace everything? I'm comfortable doing anything short of a engine, trans, or t-case rebuild lol.. I've sadly NEVER replaced a u-joint in my life tho..
Depends on what ya got for tools. If you have a balljoint press, or just a vice and a couple sockets, it could take a while. I have one of the little $70 harbor freight 6 ton shop presses. Its the perfect size for u joints, and i was able to knock it out in less than 2 hours(note that my shaft was already out of the jeep, so take into consideration R&R time). Its realy not hard to do at all, and HighLonesome has a nice writeup on it in the FAQ section. Good luck
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[QUOTE=slayercr23;12630497]How would i go about Stroking it?[/QUOTE]
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Unread 06-19-2011, 05:57 PM   #2778
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Depends on what ya got for tools. If you have a balljoint press, or just a vice and a couple sockets, it could take a while. I have one of the little $70 harbor freight 6 ton shop presses. Its the perfect size for u joints, and i was able to knock it out in less than 2 hours(note that my shaft was already out of the jeep, so take into consideration R&R time). Its realy not hard to do at all, and HighLonesome has a nice writeup on it in the FAQ section. Good luck
EDIT: Also, i will add that the little $70 press has saved my nuts a few times now, its so compact it fits easily in the back of the jeep, and i've had to use it on the trail before to repair a rear driveshaft u joint(since i dont have SYE and cant drive without it).
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[QUOTE=slayercr23;12630497]How would i go about Stroking it?[/QUOTE]
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Unread 06-19-2011, 05:59 PM   #2779
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well this was on saturday, went camping with the girlfriend and her family. her dad has a chevy 2500 has the 6.5 and is 4wd. used the Jeep to assist him in getting he and the camper up the hill. loved it no pictures though :/
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Unread 06-19-2011, 06:01 PM   #2780
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Yea I read Highlonesome's write up on it, has alot of good info. I think I'll have to invest in one of those presses... Even if I only use it for this job, it payed for itself as far as I'm concerned.
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Unread 06-19-2011, 06:07 PM   #2781
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Yea I read Highlonesome's write up on it, has alot of good info. I think I'll have to invest in one of those presses... Even if I only use it for this job, it payed for itself as far as I'm concerned.
It literally does pay for itself in this one use, IMO. I was curious and called around for some quotes and i had offers from $50-90 to press out/in 3 u joints, and install the centering yoke. And if you do any wheeling, you WILL break another u joint eventually,and this thing helps alot.
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[QUOTE=slayercr23;12630497]How would i go about Stroking it?[/QUOTE]
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Unread 06-19-2011, 06:19 PM   #2782
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You just have to take it slow and carefully. The biggest mistake made with u-joints is crossing up the needle bearings inside the cup and squeezing down a cap on top of the needles. This will cause vibrations and and early death for a new u-joint.
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Unread 06-19-2011, 07:10 PM   #2783
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Also this weekend saw this beauty like the cage on it. for sale girlfriend said it looked wierd.. she is the wierd one for not liking it.
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Unread 06-19-2011, 07:23 PM   #2784
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Also this weekend saw this beauty like the cage on it. for sale girlfriend said it looked wierd.. she is the wierd one for not liking it.
After yesterday I wanna build a cage like that
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Unread 06-19-2011, 07:38 PM   #2785
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I finally replaced the water pump on my ZJ.

There was no need in removing the AC, PS, ALT or any brackets. I removed the fan shroud & pulled it up to access the fan nut wrench % tap from hammer counter clockwise & it came off. Then, I removed the lower radiator hose, unbolted the pump, tapped out the bypass line, loosened the clamp on the upper hose, twisted the pump a bit & pulled up from the bottom & out it came.

I had to park slightly uphill & remove the radiator cap while idling to allow all the air to come out of the system. Had to add about a gallon of antifreeze while "burping" the system.

Everything went great & the ZJ runs at a steady 185 or so even when going up long, steep grades. Also replaced the serpentine belt.
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Unread 06-19-2011, 07:54 PM   #2786
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Just ordered the Clayton rear long arms from kolak!
Very very excited....
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Unread 06-19-2011, 08:14 PM   #2787
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After yesterday I wanna build a cage like that
I like the way it looks. may be something tot hink about when I take it off the road. looks as though the cage has been used before from the looks of that right side ha ha
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Unread 06-19-2011, 08:37 PM   #2788
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I like the way it looks. may be something tot hink about when I take it off the road. looks as though the cage has been used before from the looks of that right side ha ha
no way somethin that gets wheeled hAS steps like that
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Unread 06-19-2011, 09:33 PM   #2789
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Also this weekend saw this beauty like the cage on it. for sale girlfriend said it looked wierd.. she is the wierd one for not liking it.
That is hideous and is a terrible job.
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Unread 06-19-2011, 09:50 PM   #2790
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That cage looks absolutely terrible. I hate the look of exo cages anyway, but that looks hideous, and all for show.

On a side note, I got my new steering painted and the ZJ ready to go to the shop tomorrow. Tomorrow I'll be rewiring the Taurus fan with the DC controller I have, installing new Crawlerready motor mounts, transmission mount, and hopefully new rear LCA's instead of the old LCA's with trashed bushings in them.
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