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post #52441 of 88291 Old 09-18-2013, 07:55 AM
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Motor...I'm just amazed at this state and how they do inspections. I usually go to Firestone for alignments (lifetime) and inspections, it took an hour last year and they failed me for the light and hanger. On the report it also stated my tre's were worn out (no wobble of any kind in the suspension), shocks were bad and my rotors needed replacement. Shocks are new, rotors are 2 years old...they quoted me $900 to do the work. Uh..I'll pass. This year I'm taking her to my the place my guy goes to...as long as I've got 4 tires and the lights work I'm good.
Sounds like a problem with the shop rather than the inspection process. Ive never had anything but bad experiences with any Firestone Ive been too.


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post #52442 of 88291 Old 09-18-2013, 08:21 AM
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nothing new but pulling the doors off in the AM and driving it to court
Do you put them back on every night? I'm currently moving In to a place that I no longer have a shop to put it in. I do have a carport but its wide open so now thieves can just have at it (not the best apartment complex near). Just a pain all they could really steal easily would be my subs might build a cage for them.

My window rolled down but not up last night, powers fine and I'm thinking its the motor. Anyone? The widow has been weak on and off for a while.
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Howd you get the great experiance to visit the NJ court?
Its PA. Lol message me and I'll tell ya


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Do you put them back on every night? I'm currently moving In to a place that I no longer have a shop to put it in. I do have a carport but its wide open so now thieves can just have at it (not the best apartment complex near). Just a pain all they could really steal easily would be my subs might build a cage for them.

My window rolled down but not up last night, powers fine and I'm thinking its the motor. Anyone? The widow has been weak on and off for a while.
Yeah I just throw em back on. Takes 5 min per door. Much easier than loosing all my tools and stereo


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Yeah I just throw em back on. Takes 5 min per door. Much easier than loosing all my tools and stereo
I can throw them in quick the plugs can be a pain
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I can throw them in quick the plugs can be a pain
Yeah. If I know I'm taking em off again in the morning l don't plug anything in.


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Cylinder walls are fine, no idea what happened. Gotta check my timing chain and cam this weekend I guess.


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All finished up with the front bumper.

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All finished up with the front bumper.

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Looking great man
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All finished up with the front bumper.
Very nice. Looks great.

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post #52452 of 88291 Old 09-18-2013, 05:10 PM
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Bumper lookin tough. Nice work Vegas!


As for my stupid broken XJ today, looked into rest of parts for WJ swap since my front brakes seized up Saturday (as I was supposed to be on the way to wheeling event). Total is about $500 for everything right now and I am really debating if it's worth the money going into a D30. That also does not include any steering parts.

Need to do something since these brakes aren't going to hold out.

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Bumper lookin tough. Nice work Vegas!
Thanks guys! I cant take much credit, I jus ordered em and welded it on. Plenty of guys out there running Dirtbound's hoop setup. Probably for good reason though, offers the most protection for the header while still being relatively compact. Plus I just think it looks cool as hell haha.

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Guess what I found today..... I've been searching high and low for the last couple of weeks and I finally found another High Pinion Dana 44 out of a 1979 F250. It was at the bottom of a pile of axles a local wrecking yard. The guy was sure he didn't have one. I searched through about 30 axles and almost gave up. At the last minute I noticed something with trees and alders growing up through it. I said, Hmm, I think thats the axle I am looking for. I cut the bushed down and sure enough it was exactly what I wanted. An exact match to my existing axle.

I went back in the office and grabbed the guy and took him out to the pile. He said $200 and it's yours.

I'm going to go the full monty on this axle. Knuckle to knuckle axle truss, Reid Racing outer knuckles, Flat top high steer arms, RCV shafts, Ruff Stuff brackets and cover, PCS hydraulic ram and 5.38 gears. I'll have some money tied up in it when it's all done but I won't have to wory about my front axle any more. Should be pretty solid when I'm done.


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post #52455 of 88291 Old 09-18-2013, 09:08 PM
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Guess what I found today..... I've been searching high and low for the last couple of weeks and I finally found another High Pinion Dana 44 out of a 1979 F250. It was at the bottom of a pile of axles a local wrecking yard. The guy was sure he didn't have one. I searched through about 30 axles and almost gave up. At the last minute I noticed something with trees and alders growing up through it. I said, Hmm, I think thats the axle I am looking for. I cut the bushed down and sure enough it was exactly what I wanted. An exact match to my existing axle.

I went back in the office and grabbed the guy and took him out to the pile. He said $200 and it's yours.

I'm going to go the full monty on this axle. Knuckle to knuckle axle truss, Reid Racing outer knuckles, Flat top high steer arms, RCV shafts, Ruff Stuff brackets and cover, PCS hydraulic ram and 5.38 gears. I'll have some money tied up in it when it's all done but I won't have to wory about my front axle any more. Should be pretty solid when I'm done.
Just estimating, how much do you figure that'll cost?

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