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Unread 10-09-2006, 11:19 AM   #121
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Ok, then what Jerry B was thinking about in his post isn't happening - if your lower control arms are stock length then they arent pushing your axle too far forward. Since you mentioned your tires rubbing at full steering lock I think the best short term solution will be to fix that with washers behind your steering stops. That'll fix the tire rub and the tie rod won't touch the cover.

The long term fix will happen when you get adjustable control arms with your longarm kit. You can shorten your uppers to get caster back in spec and that'll rotate your axle rearward enough to clear if you decided to remove the washers.
Ah..ok, I was hoping there was a better solution than having to mess with the steering stops. ::sigh:: The long arm kit is looking better...and new wheels...and regearing....

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Unread 10-09-2006, 11:56 AM   #122
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i had to adjust my steering stops as well. it does limit the turning radius a little, but not much that it is even noticeable. i would do that for now and then when you got long arm or even just adj, arms you can remove them, as long as you also fix the backspacing on the wheels. adjusting the steering stops should take you about 5 minutes(literally)
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Unread 10-09-2006, 07:51 PM   #123
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Aww, sweet! I found a money tree in Nick's back yard!!! YES!
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Unread 10-10-2006, 02:23 PM   #124
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Got my diff covers. These things are frickin hyooge.

Got the HP30 geared and installed. I need to replace the pinion seal (effed up and installed it before the oil slinger ) and align it, but other than that it's great.
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Unread 10-10-2006, 09:35 PM   #125
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Got my diff covers. These things are frickin hyooge.

Got the HP30 geared and installed. I need to replace the pinion seal (effed up and installed it before the oil slinger ) and align it, but other than that it's great.
tom, we're gonna have to talk at the campsite. i am very interested to know how the install went, and how you did it. i know the basic concept of how to do it. but some experienced words always help. especially when your running the exact same axles as me
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Unread 10-11-2006, 05:20 AM   #126
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tom, we're gonna have to talk at the campsite. i am very interested to know how the install went, and how you did it. i know the basic concept of how to do it. but some experienced words always help. especially when your running the exact same axles as me
Yeah man it's an easy job with all the right tools, just not for the impatient.

I'd been trying to use a regular bearing separator to pull the D30 carrier bearings and it turned out to be a really lousy way to do it, I still ended up grinding off the old ones. There are notches on the factory 8.8 carrier that let you use a 2 jaw puller and that one is a piece of cake.

When you do yours I'll lend you my setup bearings, that way it won't matter if you trash the old ones and you won't have to buy them or take the time to make them.
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Unread 10-11-2006, 06:37 AM   #127
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My Ricoche Rockers just came in! YES!
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Unread 10-11-2006, 06:24 PM   #128
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Yeah man it's an easy job with all the right tools, just not for the impatient.

I'd been trying to use a regular bearing separator to pull the D30 carrier bearings and it turned out to be a really lousy way to do it, I still ended up grinding off the old ones. There are notches on the factory 8.8 carrier that let you use a 2 jaw puller and that one is a piece of cake.

When you do yours I'll lend you my setup bearings, that way it won't matter if you trash the old ones and you won't have to buy them or take the time to make them.
thanx tom, hopefully i'll be re-gearing to 4.88s next springs after my 35's go on.
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Unread 10-11-2006, 08:17 PM   #129
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Well - here is what has been accomplished:

1.) AirFlow Snorkle is installed. Airbox is completely waterproof, all the way down to RTV'ing the lid on...

2.) Gas Tank Skid and hidden hitch modded with a 20lb sledge to work together.. now they are installed..

3.) Fender Trimming is finished. No more bent fenders I hope!

4.) New Front Driveshaft is installed.

5.) Lots of fuse replacements and some wiring fixes

6.) 4.56's and rear ARB go in Monday... yay!!!!

SO little time before this run!!!!
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Unread 10-11-2006, 09:14 PM   #130
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Well - here is what has been accomplished:

1.) AirFlow Snorkle is installed. Airbox is completely waterproof, all the way down to RTV'ing the lid on...

2.) Gas Tank Skid and hidden hitch modded with a 20lb sledge to work together.. now they are installed..

3.) Fender Trimming is finished. No more bent fenders I hope!

4.) New Front Driveshaft is installed.

5.) Lots of fuse replacements and some wiring fixes

6.) 4.56's and rear ARB go in Monday... yay!!!!

SO little time before this run!!!!
holy shnykies!!!, it looks like your all modded out for this trip!!!
maybe you can tackle the frog hole w/ all that waterproofing
now i'm jealous of you w/ your darn selectable arb's and stuff
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Unread 10-11-2006, 09:43 PM   #131
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Anyone who wants to see the snorkle... bad pics cause it's dark, but I just found my camera.. They aren't resized, so I won't direct link.

http://www.bethanybytes.com/kyle/jeep/exterior/snorkle/
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Unread 10-15-2006, 07:50 PM   #132
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Just when you think you're done spending $$ on your rig for the year, neZZr puts his rockers up for sale and TJ on the Rocks posts a snorkle.

I guess even when you think you're done spending, you're not done spending.
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Unread 10-15-2006, 07:52 PM   #133
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Just when you think you're done spending $$ on your rig for the year, neZZr puts his rockers up for sale and TJ on the Rocks posts a snorkle.

I guess even when you think you're done spending, you're not done spending.
I can't believe the response I got on those in such a short time! You're lucky you saw them when you did!

Now if only I could find a good deal on a hard top
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Unread 10-15-2006, 07:55 PM   #134
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I can't believe the response I got on those in such a short time! You're lucky you saw them when you did!

Now if only I could find a good deal on a hard top
Haha, I know. Jamie found them and was like: ooh! ooh! neZZr! rockers!

Like two weeks ago I decided against spending almost $500 on rokmens with plates and gaskets.
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Unread 10-15-2006, 08:39 PM   #135
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Haha, I know. Jamie found them and was like: ooh! ooh! neZZr! rockers!

So can I take hostage pics for you now!!

Atleast they will be out of my garage, finally!
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