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post #676 of 796 Old 02-08-2013, 02:46 PM
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I appreciate the words of advice, thanks to the both of you
Thinking I'll try and do the lines when I swap the front axle, seeing as how they have to be taken loose because they are routed through the knuckles.
At least I know what I'm getting into more now, and can plan a line of attack.

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post #677 of 796 Old 02-14-2013, 11:47 PM Thread Starter
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It has been years since I tore the tint off of my front windows. The PO had installed tint that was too dark. It was time to add some mild tint again:



It is now on and looks good.

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post #678 of 796 Old 02-15-2013, 12:16 AM
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Looks like you've got some bubbles to work out there! Haha I did tint on my XJ when I had it and it was no perfect job but it came out quite well for a DIY outside install. To get the best looking tint its gotta be done in a clean room or a clean corner as some shops have. The edges are what got me. Ill probably end up paying somebody to do it in the future if I need tint work haha.

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post #679 of 796 Old 02-15-2013, 12:37 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah, that was mid process. They look great now, this pic shows everything wet before the bubbles were squeegeed (sp?) out

I was going to do it myself, but it was only $60 to have a pro do it. It took less than 20 minutes, they did a good job. They heat shrink'd it to the curvature of the window before they pulled the backing off and installed it. Lifetime warranty for that price, I decided not to even try it myself.

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post #680 of 796 Old 02-15-2013, 08:28 AM
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Yeah, that was mid process. They look great now, this pic shows everything wet before the bubbles were squeegeed (sp?) out

I was going to do it myself, but it was only $60 to have a pro do it. It took less than 20 minutes, they did a good job. They heat shrink'd it to the curvature of the window before they pulled the backing off and installed it. Lifetime warranty for that price, I decided not to even try it myself.
Ahh I didn't know somebody else was doing it. Honestly, at that price I would have done the same exact thing working out the bubbles and cleaning the edges perfectly so you don't get trapped dirt is harder than it sounds.

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post #681 of 796 Old 03-24-2013, 07:20 PM
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- 4.56 Yukon Gears
hey man
I need some help, if you could, of course.
I bought a 2000 WJ Grand Cherokee Limited V8 4.7L and I am running 315x75 R16 and I need to use gears like yours, 4.56.
Here in Brazil I can't find any gears, so I was wondering if you can help me to find the correct kit or ring & pinion that should fit in my WJ or indicates the part number of the gears you are using
tks a lot

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post #682 of 796 Old 03-24-2013, 08:47 PM
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There are two options for 4.56 gears if you have the Spicer 44HD aluminum centersection axle (I don't know what options there were in Brazil). Here are a few links for you.
http://www.yukongear.com/ProductDeta...px?ProdID=3502
http://www.nitro-gear.com/ring-pinions/
Either way you go, make sure to follow the factory specs for preload and backlash when regearing this axle.
http://spicerparts.com/sites/default...x5001-cvsp.pdf

There is a vendor on the forum (user name Kolak) that can give you a quote on either, but I have no idea what shipping charges would be. Good luck!

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post #683 of 796 Old 03-24-2013, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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^ This. Clgielin gives good info on the 44HD.

I am running the Yukons. However, it seems like those running Nitro's have had an easier time setting the gears up. My gears are fine now, but it took multiple sets of gears and countless setups before I was satisfied with the gears.

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post #684 of 796 Old 03-25-2013, 12:26 AM
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^ This. Clgielin gives good info on the 44HD.

I am running the Yukons. However, it seems like those running Nitro's have had an easier time setting the gears up. My gears are fine now, but it took multiple sets of gears and countless setups before I was satisfied with the gears.
Willington, did you have quite a bit of whining from the 44 with previous setups?

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post #685 of 796 Old 03-25-2013, 09:12 AM Thread Starter
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Yes, a very loud whine, especially on the decel. In addition to the whining, the rear end had some wicked chatter to it.

With the 44HD, the tolerances seem to be tighter than some other diffs. The measurements are vital. I think part of the problem was that they were not close enough to the tolerances they needed to be. But even after they set it up the final time, it still had a whine. It has quited down a bit, it took about 1000 miles for the gear set to break in and not drive me nuts. I was almost to the point of tossing the axles and starting over.

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post #686 of 796 Old 03-25-2013, 08:17 PM
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thank you guys...
i have Super 35 front and aluminum 44HD rear...
the link and information you gave are great
i will try to contact these vendors and discover if they shipp to BRazil and how much it would cost, but, considering that we don't have anything here, so import is only the way out to change the gears to compensate the 315x75 mud tires...
by the way, I mentioned youkon because the owner of this thread uses youkon, but if you had better options, please, tell me
again, thanks a lot

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post #687 of 796 Old 04-03-2013, 06:48 PM
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Awesome thread Brother. Not only incredibly detailed, but love the fact you've still got her and are still very much active on the forum. While not new to Jeeps, I am new to the WJ. This thread has answered almost every question I had.

Thanks for continuing to share.

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I am glad you like the build. You will love the WJ, they are a blast.

On a sad note...I was planning to install the winch this weekend. However, the front drivers caliper is leaking AGAIN

I am going to clean everything off, and then have my wife get on the brakes while in park to force the leak to show itself. I don't know if it is a hose, or if the "new" caliper has already bit the dust.

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Fixed the brake fluid leak...

It looks like when I replaced the calipers in freezing weather this January (while laying on the ice) I didn't get the line far away from the CV...


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I hate stupid crap like that. Glad you got it fixed.

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