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Unread 06-04-2013, 04:02 PM   #451
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Next ride at WBR isnt til the weekend of the 22nd so I went ahead and washed it real good to pull mall crawler duty til then. Forgot how well it cleans up.




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Unread 06-05-2013, 06:23 AM   #452
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wtf is up with your header panel
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Unread 06-05-2013, 06:43 AM   #453
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wtf is up with your header panel
Lol I just noticed that. Bottom pic is taken with a ****ty panoramicc view app, guess it screwed up when it stitched pics together, header is fine.
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Unread 06-09-2013, 07:07 PM   #454
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In prep for the June 22nd weekend of wheeling, Ive started addressing some concerns.

I will be cutting out my bad section of unibody rail beside the gas tank and plating all 3 sides with 3/16" steel. Im hoping to get to it this week sometime, I will have to drop the tank and all that. (boooo). Looking forward to the job otherwise.

Also, I just ordered the IRO HD tierod. Last trip out I had a near miss, VERY hard hit that would have bent the tie rod and left me stranded. Luckily the rock went just below and one of the diff cover bolts took the hit (yea gna have to cut it off lol). Since I have a 40-45 mile one way to WBR, Im not gonna give the stock rod a chance. The beefy IRO rod will likely never bend, but I could see it making the stock TRE's a weak point under a heavy hit. Ill take my chances, spare TRE's dont take much space, easy to fix on the trail, and available almost anywhere.

Also, I am 2/3 of the way saved up to an ABSOLUTE necessity. Clever use of sudden braking under throttle only got me so far on open diffs last go around. I made all the obstacles my locked buddies made but had a much harder time in some spots. Considering my wifes street queen Trailblazer has a factory G80 locker I find it pathetic my XJ does not. Soooo hopefully next week I can order an Aussie for the 8.25. That is the plan anyway.
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Unread 06-10-2013, 03:39 PM   #455
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Well after more thinking, I changed the plan a bit. The biggest problem I had was just getting the front end to pop up on some obstacles due to ****ty open diff sending power the wrong way, so I determined Ill get more use out of a front locker.

Aussie D30 ordered. It is cheaper straight from Aussie but NorthRidge4x4 had free shipping, making it cheaper overall.
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Unread 06-13-2013, 07:51 AM   #456
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man its crazy how that little 250$ locker for a dana 30 will make your jeep so much more bad ***!!!
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Unread 06-13-2013, 08:26 AM   #457
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man its crazy how that little 250$ locker for a dana 30 will make your jeep so much more bad ***!!!
I know it! After my last wheeling trip I realized how much I needed one. Anxious to get it installed!
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Unread 06-13-2013, 08:48 AM   #458
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I know it! After my last wheeling trip I realized how much I needed one. Anxious to get it installed!
that is going to be my next purchase once i get the jeep drive-able again.
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that is going to be my next purchase once i get the jeep drive-able again.
Yea, Ive been happy with performance of my suspension setup doing its part on the trail but Ive learned open diffs only get you so far. Im excited to get this locker in and try to snap some axle shafts lol
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Unread 06-13-2013, 09:12 AM   #460
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Yea, Ive been happy with performance of my suspension setup doing its part on the trail but Ive learned open diffs only get you so far. Im excited to get this locker in and try to snap some axle shafts lol
Broken axle shafts! This is the only part that's steering me towards a LSD for the D30
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Broken axle shafts! This is the only part that's steering me towards a LSD for the D30
i feel like LSD is worse cause when it engages its more violent. A true locker you know is always locked.
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i feel like LSD is worse cause when it engages its more violent. A true locker you know is always locked.
I've got a stock LSD in my D35, and I never feel any engagement of anything. Would a front LSD have different characteristics?
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Broken axle shafts! This is the only part that's steering me towards a LSD for the D30
No LSD for me, cant beat the connected feel of a locked rig.
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No LSD for me, cant beat the connected feel of a locked rig.
Oh, you can beat that feeling. Laughing at a broken axle shaft, when the victim wasn't even on a tough part of a trail.
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Oh, you can beat that feeling. Laughing at a broken axle shaft, when the victim wasn't even on a tough part of a trail.
Lol Ill take my chances and leave the LSD's to the Mustangs and F-Bodys.
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