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post #7996 of 44140 Old 02-05-2012, 04:05 PM
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Redid my exhaust today. I hated how it was a patch job, had like 6 exhaust clamps and a bunch of leaks. Now its welded with this exhaust puddy stuff around the welds to cover up all of the holes cause my welds suck.


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post #7997 of 44140 Old 02-05-2012, 04:11 PM
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Redid my exhaust today. I hated how it was a patch job, had like 6 exhaust clamps and a bunch of leaks. Now its welded with this exhaust puddy stuff around the welds to cover up all of the holes cause my welds suck.
Lol. Let us know how that works. Even good at welding you will have a couple pita pin holes.

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This piece was between my muffler and my tailpipe. And I drove it around after I was done and it didnt have any leaks, so I hope the exhaust puddy stuff holds up, especially if it gets submerged in water. But it said on the tube that its a cold weld that turns hard, so I dont think it will wear off.
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post #7999 of 44140 Old 02-05-2012, 04:32 PM
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I hope it does. That would be handy to put over good welds. I used some aluminum patch puddy on my sleds oil tank. It's holding hot oil.

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post #8000 of 44140 Old 02-05-2012, 04:41 PM
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It's the nature of the geometry. The control arms bring the axles closer to the transfer case as the truck goes up.
That makes sense but the driveshafts also increase in angle which is why I really didn't see the need for a shorter driveshaft. I more or less figured that it would stay the same, for whatever reason. When I did my lift, I got all new arms to keep my axles where they should be. I can tell by looking at my slip yokes that they're longer than they used to be by a little bit.

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You can see here what I did today, cleaned the throttle body and IAC.
Forgot to put the O ring back on the IAC so I had to take it all back off and put it on.
Yesterday I pulled the driver side front axle back out because the day before I replaced the U joints on both sides and didn't get one of the clips seated properly. Oh yeah. I replaced the steering damper yesterday also because it was leaking.
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That makes sense but the driveshafts also increase in angle which is why I really didn't see the need for a shorter driveshaft. I more or less figured that it would stay the same, for whatever reason. When I did my lift, I got all new arms to keep my axles where they should be. I can tell by looking at my slip yokes that they're longer than they used to be by a little bit.
99.9% of the time factory is fine. I've never had to get a different one on a zj. My long arm is extended 1.5 inches in the front for better approach angles, it's up 6 inches with a stock shaft.

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I cleaned up a JY steering knuckle that I grabbed off a WJ. Only had time to so one before the superbowl because I spent most of the day working on my own WJ...

Also got calipers from the same JY WJ in preparation for an eventual bigger brake upgrade...

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99.9% of the time factory is fine. I've never had to get a different one on a zj. My long arm is extended 1.5 inches in the front for better approach angles, it's up 6 inches with a stock shaft.
Yeah. I was under the impression that most lifts were able to utilize stock shafts. That's why I was thrown off a little by the shorter shaft. I see where that would help with binding with stock arms.

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Yeah. I was under the impression that most lifts were able to utilize stock shafts. That's why I was thrown off a little by the shorter shaft. I see where that would help with binding with stock arms.
I've never heard of needing shortening either. I was just referring to the fact that these rigs get closer instead of further away like most lifted vehicles.

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replaced the front brake pads. Need to replace the front rotors, but that will be done next month. Bought the rear pads, but ended up being the wrong ones. Need the earlier 94 model ones. Will arrive tomorrow. Love auto zone and their lifetime warranty.

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I've never heard of needing shortening either. I was just referring to the fact that these rigs get closer instead of further away like most lifted vehicles.
That's one of the things that linked suspension is good for... In all honesty though, I really like working on this thing. The suspension, other than old rusted nuts and bolts, is super easy to work on.

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Pulled the starter (which is really, really easy on a V8 ZJ), cleaned up the solenoid, and cleaned and re-lubed the bendix. Still not staying engaged consistently, so it'll have to sit in the garage until the new starter comes in on Tuesday.
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That's one of the things that linked suspension is good for... In all honesty though, I really like working on this thing. The suspension, other than old rusted nuts and bolts, is super easy to work on.
I love it. The fact I can run normal driveshafts with a completely custom truck is awesome. Way better then blowing $800 on aftermarket shafts, then fearing they break. I'll carry a couple junkyard shafts in case I blow one.

Haven't got there yet but I'm going to try very hard to get my gm 241 to be in the same place as my 231 is now, and have the same Yokes. If I need to set the engine back I'll do that before running aftermarket shafts. Already putting a big hole in the firewall for the throttle body, just go bigger if needed.

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I cleaned up a JY steering knuckle that I grabbed off a WJ. Only had time to so one before the superbowl because I spent most of the day working on my own WJ...

Also got calipers from the same JY WJ in preparation for an eventual bigger brake upgrade...
What did you use to clean it up.
A rotary wire brush maybe??

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