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Unread 08-05-2012, 10:41 AM   #14521
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Weld them in place



because it will be hilarious.

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Unread 08-05-2012, 10:46 AM   #14522
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You think a Wrangler will be any less trouble?
My lil bro pours more $$$ into his YJ then I do either of my ZJs, and I purchased the TSi totaled!
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Unread 08-05-2012, 11:06 AM   #14523
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4". still debating on what tires to get. looking at:

goodyear duratrac
goodyear mtr/k
cooper discoverer stt
mickey thompson mtz
hankook dynapro mt
firestone destination mt

discussion

i forgot to take my camera with me today, so i dont even have before/after pics i will take some pics tomororw.
I love my cooper STTs. They turn mud into flat ground. Only down side is no burnouts and you can't hear my exhaust over the noise they make.
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Unread 08-05-2012, 12:20 PM   #14524
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All the stupid crap I do in this thing and this happens at a taco bell drive through! Lol
Wtf??? Sway bar appears to have been broken for a while by the rust, spring had to come unseated on your last wheeling trip, possibly when the sway broke and let it flex like a jeep lol.
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Unread 08-05-2012, 12:24 PM   #14525
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Explained to my wife that $118 on oil, filter, diff fluid, and transmission fluid was less than half the cost of getting the work done at a shop. She seems to think I LIKE working on my ZJ...
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Unread 08-05-2012, 12:42 PM   #14526
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While it was sitting in the garage, attempted to remove the front diff cover to change the fluid!

WTF!

How the hell do I get the damn thing off? The Haynes manual says just use a 3/8 ratchet, but that doesn't seem to do anything but strip the metal.
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Unread 08-05-2012, 12:44 PM   #14527
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All the stupid crap I do in this thing and this happens at a taco bell drive through! Lol
That sucks! I thought I thru a sping so I pulled over and checked and every thing was fine!

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Unread 08-05-2012, 12:45 PM   #14528
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Picken up a 79 cherokee chief cant wait.
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Unread 08-05-2012, 12:46 PM   #14529
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While it was sitting in the garage, attempted to remove the front diff cover to change the fluid!

WTF!

How the hell do I get the damn thing off? The Haynes manual says just use a 3/8 ratchet, but that doesn't seem to do anything but strip the metal.
Make sure you use a 6 point socket and not a 12, I believe 1/2" size. If they are just crumbling you may try hammering a slightly smaller metric size socket. You'll probably have to replace the bolts. Also try tightening them to break the seize, and then loosening.
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Unread 08-05-2012, 12:46 PM   #14530
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Finally found a matching NP242 Tcase at pick n pull, so I did a NP249->NP242 Tcase swap. Also replaced battery cables, battery and painted front and rear drive shaft, tcase skid plate, transmission cross member. Now looking around for a ford 8.8 rear axel to swap for my D44a. Cheers
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Unread 08-05-2012, 12:52 PM   #14531
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Make sure you use a 6 point socket and not a 12, I believe 1/2" size. If they are just crumbling you may try hammering a slightly smaller metric size socket. You'll probably have to replace the bolts. Also try tightening them to break the seize, and then loosening.
Thanks for the tip.

If I am not mistaken, the fill plug looks something like this on my D30:



I don't really see what kind of socket is going to fit in there at all. Am I to just use the wrench itself without a socket on it? (which wasn't working so far)
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Unread 08-05-2012, 12:58 PM   #14532
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Thanks for the tip.

If I am not mistaken, the fill plug looks something like this on my D30:



I don't really see what kind of socket is going to fit in there at all. Am I to just use the wrench itself without a socket on it? (which wasn't working so far)

There is no socket, it is meant for you to use just a ratchet, either 1/2" or 3/8", i cant remember right off. if the rust is too much for you to get ratchet in, try tapping ratchet with hammer (not hard enough to break ratchet).
Good luck
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Unread 08-05-2012, 12:58 PM   #14533
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Thanks for the tip.

If I am not mistaken, the fill plug looks something like this on my D30:



I don't really see what kind of socket is going to fit in there at all. Am I to just use the wrench itself without a socket on it? (which wasn't working so far)
That's exactly right. 3/8" drive ratchet fits perfect. I use a 6" extension with ease.
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North Texas Grands:
[url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f348/north-texas-grands-1323367/[/url]

Youtube wheeling vids (mostly from Bridgeport):
[url]http://www.youtube.com/user/MrDeanswings?feature=guide[/url]

Grand Slam Texas!:
[url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/grand-slam-texas-1419143/index19.html[/url]
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Unread 08-05-2012, 12:58 PM   #14534
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Thanks for the tip.

If I am not mistaken, the fill plug looks something like this on my D30:



I don't really see what kind of socket is going to fit in there at all. Am I to just use the wrench itself without a socket on it? (which wasn't working so far)
You don't need the socket just use the ratchet and extension without the socket on it. It's square and fits right in there.
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Unread 08-05-2012, 01:01 PM   #14535
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That's what I figured guys. Time to break out the BFH.
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