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Unread 07-04-2009, 06:18 PM   #1321
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Unread 07-04-2009, 06:28 PM   #1322
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Unread 07-04-2009, 06:48 PM   #1323
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No no no alot of tools are required to get these suckers off.
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Unread 07-04-2009, 09:28 PM   #1324
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Update:

Got the axles unloaded out of my jeep, it's a lot easier when you have 4 people helping you.

Started tearing down the front axle. Took the calipers off, they were stuck to the rotors. Removed an old bracket, the tierod then the diff cover and drained the little amount of fluid that was in there and holy crap did it stink. Pulled the hub cap off, removed all the internals from the hub (not as easy as it sounds) then pulled the rotor, backing plate, spindle, and shaft. I wanted to get the knuckle off but I didn't have anything to pry it off with so I'll have to wait to do that.

I think I got a lot done considering I had no idea what to expect. I had no clue how to remove the rotor so I followed a write up to get an idea.

I also had to go buy some tools to get things apart.

4 prong axle socket (took me awhile to find it but I did)
1-5/16 Socket
1-1/8 Wrench
3/4" Drive Wrench (this wrench is huge)
1/2" Breaker Bar
Small Pick set

Some pictures from today.

That's all the gear fluid that came out.


Stupid knuckle.


Both my axles and my mess.


I used a pallet jack to move the axle around and to jack it up whenever I needed to. Worked really well.


All the crap that went to the dumpster, rotor/hub assembly, both calipers, bent tierod, track bar, diff cover, old bracket that was left over from before, and passenger axle shaft.


I'll get this side pulled off tomorrow and hopefully get the gears and carrier out as well.
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Unread 07-05-2009, 05:32 AM   #1325
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Holy crap, the front axle is so heavy and being 100+ degrees out didn't help much either.
Haha when I got mine I said the same thing. It was loaded onto a trailer hitch rack I have with a crane, and when we went to unload it with just me and my friend we about died trying to move it 3 feet.
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Unread 07-05-2009, 08:17 AM   #1326
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Wow! you have your work cut out for you . Ya just gotta stay focused Brian! This is why you deserve a spot in the Built not Bought club. Good luck my friend, I look forward to following your trials and tribulations.
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Unread 07-05-2009, 12:46 PM   #1327
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i waited till the sun went down and used a engine hoist. 2 babies could have gotten my axles out of the back of the truck lol.
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Unread 07-05-2009, 01:15 PM   #1328
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i waited till the sun went down and used a engine hoist. 2 babies could have gotten my axles out of the back of the truck lol.
Wish I had a hoist
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Unread 07-05-2009, 03:15 PM   #1329
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The axles are looking nice. Looking forward to more pictures of the axle build.
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Unread 07-05-2009, 05:21 PM   #1330
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This thing is seriously pissing me off. I'm almost ready to take it to a shop to have them take the driver side apart. I can't get the outter spindle lock nut to budge at all.
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Unread 07-05-2009, 05:39 PM   #1331
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Unread 07-05-2009, 06:46 PM   #1332
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Are you using an impact? How long did you soak it in some sort of penetrating oil?
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Unread 07-05-2009, 07:17 PM   #1333
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ha you wanna be careful to not ignite the penetrating oils with a flame tho...
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Unread 07-05-2009, 07:43 PM   #1334
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Unread 07-08-2009, 03:26 PM   #1335
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I found a set of fully assembled front Alloy USA Chromoly axle shafts on craigslist yesterday. I'm trying to get the funds together to buy them. Brand new, never been used for $500, would be $675+ shipping if I ordered them.


CLNinga I think you might have some competition for who the real Craigslist ninga is. So far I've bought my jeep, a ford 8.8 (bought for 300, sold for $450), Aussie Locker (traded for sliders), KOR tire carrier rear bumper for half price brand new, ARB Bull Bar, Waggy 44's, and hopefully these axle shafts.
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