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post #29806 of 44089 Old 01-23-2014, 10:37 AM
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Backed into with the wj backing out of the garage. Fml. I can't catch a break if it hit me in the head I swear. Cracked both bumpers too. At least the wj still has a crunched bumper from getting rear ended a couple weeks ago. If it wasn't -4 out I don't think they would've cracked so easy.
Ouch I've felt that pain before


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post #29807 of 44089 Old 01-23-2014, 12:19 PM
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Finally got my 8.8 all cleaned up and its now ready to have the artec truss burned on.
I'm just waiting to hear back from my dads friend to know when I can drop it off.

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post #29808 of 44089 Old 01-23-2014, 03:49 PM
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I just got back from helping a buddy pull his girlfriend's Cobalt off of an extremely hard, snow covered mound. Four, pretty burly dudes couldn't even get the thing moved by rocking it.

If some of you are extremely bored, school me on recovery procedures that you have used. Some views will most likely conflict; I'm just curious of the different procedures. For example, this Sedan had no recovery points on the front or back so I attached the 4" wide 30' long recovery strap to a piece of the sub-frame by passing the length of it through one of the end eyelets. Is this the correct procedure, per some research, some say it is adequate. Can recovery straps fail and cause damage to anyone or anything in the vicinity? I have yet to purchase a shackle, and have been using the ball on my hitch (which I know isn't the correct way to handle this)

While pulling the car very slowly in 4LO, my Jeep struggled a bit, which brings me to my next question. How should my drive-train behave in 4LO? How will the rear axle behave? I do not believe I have the LSD rear end, after looking over the build sheet.

These are all just curious questions I didn't want to start a thread about, so try not to hate too hard. Haha. Knowledge is power... or something.
Get a grip........let'r rip!

96 ZJ sittin up 6" on 35's with 4:56's and a 12k winch. Cuz...why the hell not!?
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post #29809 of 44089 Old 01-23-2014, 04:12 PM
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it was a nice warm 5* out today so i finally welded the driver seat idk what you would call it back together for the 3rd time in 2 years

its the part right under the seatcover shaped like an rotated L that came undone

no more tipping to the side or dipping as much as 2'' when i take a mild turn

bonus i will appear much less drunk now to other drivers because im not moving about like im riding a bull ( mild overstatement )

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post #29810 of 44089 Old 01-23-2014, 06:37 PM
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Sounds like you need to add some kind of reinforcement to that area. Welding it over and over is not the answer.

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post #29811 of 44089 Old 01-24-2014, 06:44 AM
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Fired it up yesterday after it sat for 8 days, and then put about 400 miles on it heading back to Rochester. I was expecting it to be cranky about starting, especially with the cold weather, but it fired up like it had been sitting for 8 hours, not 8 days. Other than my fog lights not working (either a sticky relay or a bad connection for the relay trigger ground), it did great on the trip too.
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post #29812 of 44089 Old 01-24-2014, 08:03 AM
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Replace your battery. I know i know doesnt make sense, replace your battery. Problem solved.
I had my battery tested last night and it came back fine. Recently I haven't had the issue, but I've been driving it every day. Any other suggestions?
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post #29813 of 44089 Old 01-24-2014, 08:28 AM
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dedicated a lunch break to installing the rest of my dash LEDs, then finding out that I was missing 3 bulbs... not feeling like putting the dash back together until after the new bulbs arrive

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post #29814 of 44089 Old 01-24-2014, 12:52 PM
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Drove it again!

God I missed the skinny pedal being connected to a V8, the stupid mazda just doesn't know how to get up and GO.

Got quite a bit of writing to do in the build thread, and a bunch of little things to finish, but it's ALIVE.

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I heard someone yell "mall crawler" from the back porch. I'll go see who said that. Be right back.
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post #29815 of 44089 Old 01-24-2014, 04:16 PM
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Today at work I changed axle shaft u-joints in the D30 I'm going to swap into the ZJ.
Couldn't compress the caps far enough to get all 4 snap rings in sucessfully(on BOTH sides) even with a big-*** vise....
4.5 hours later I finally finished the u-joints and put the shafts back in the axle tubes......

First time ever dealing with axle shaft u-joints, and DEFINITELY the LAST!!!! Under NO circumstances will I EVER run u-joint shafts again.... EVER!!!

I'll just change the shafts while I'm in the process of the axle swap and sell these u-jointed POSs!!!!!

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post #29816 of 44089 Old 01-24-2014, 05:26 PM
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I had my battery tested last night and it came back fine. Recently I haven't had the issue, but I've been driving it every day. Any other suggestions?
Let it sit a few days then have the battery tested. Mark my words, you need a battery. Dont care what the test says.

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post #29817 of 44089 Old 01-24-2014, 05:28 PM
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Today at work I changed axle shaft u-joints in the D30 I'm going to swap into the ZJ.
Couldn't compress the caps far enough to get all 4 snap rings in sucessfully(on BOTH sides) even with a big-*** vise....
4.5 hours later I finally finished the u-joints and put the shafts back in the axle tubes......

First time ever dealing with axle shaft u-joints, and DEFINITELY the LAST!!!! Under NO circumstances will I EVER run u-joint shafts again.... EVER!!!

I'll just change the shafts while I'm in the process of the axle swap and sell these u-jointed POSs!!!!!
If you press the caps in the right way it is easy as all hell to change u joints. I did mine in about an hr and that was mostly pulling the shafts out of the tubes. They go right in if you do one side at a time. I would never run cv joint axles again. Ive had too many break on me in my yota and trooper.

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post #29818 of 44089 Old 01-24-2014, 07:26 PM
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Today at work I changed axle shaft u-joints in the D30 I'm going to swap into the ZJ. Couldn't compress the caps far enough to get all 4 snap rings in sucessfully(on BOTH sides) even with a big-*** vise.... 4.5 hours later I finally finished the u-joints and put the shafts back in the axle tubes...... First time ever dealing with axle shaft u-joints, and DEFINITELY the LAST!!!! Under NO circumstances will I EVER run u-joint shafts again.... EVER!!! I'll just change the shafts while I'm in the process of the axle swap and sell these u-jointed POSs!!!!!
You prob have one of the needle bearings out of line or in the bottom of the cap and not letting it set correctly.
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post #29819 of 44089 Old 01-24-2014, 07:44 PM
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If you press the caps in the right way it is easy as all hell to change u joints. I did mine in about an hr and that was mostly pulling the shafts out of the tubes. They go right in if you do one side at a time. I would never run cv joint axles again. Ive had too many break on me in my yota and trooper.

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I did one side at a time.
Either the yokes were bent slightly inward or the c-clip grooves were machined too far outward.

Once one cap was c-clipped and seated properly against the yoke, the opposite c-clip groove was barely visible.
Clamped the caps between sockets in a vise until I thought I'd shatter the caps and only half of the c-clip groove was visible.
I gently persuaded(read, beat the **** out of) the yoke to spread just enough for a friend to push the other c-clip in place while I did so.

Personally, the only time I've ever seen a CV fail is due to contamination from a torn boot.
BTW, the only trail repairs I've been a witness to during club trail rides have been axle shaft u-joint failures(3 in 2 years), but to each their own.

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post #29820 of 44089 Old 01-24-2014, 07:46 PM
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Drove it home after work and got ready for a relaxing week off work that is starting with a club camping trip this weekend! Loading up now for that!

96 ZJ sittin up 6" on 35's with 4:56's and a 12k winch. Cuz...why the hell not!?
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