Got to test the hydro assist today and it worked great! 10x's easier to turn the wheel now. Our group was 2 TJ's, 1 TJ, and the dubjay...no breakage (with the exception of a fried Smittybuilt winch solenoid). I do need to pick up a longer front DS though. I've got too much spline showing and had it separate while attempting a hill climb.
Made another trip to the Flats in Marion, NC. The Rock Corps held an open invite/benefit ride for a member's family in need. Had some fun and the WJ worked great!
While I was airing down & getting disco'd this guy pulled up beside me. He bought this WJ the day before and was breaking it in. Anybody recognize the rig? It was built pretty well. 2000 WJ, 4.7L, 242HD, Claytons LA's, Trussed and locked D44a.
Also, it looks like I'm going to have to re-build my 9". I've got a seriously loud howl coming from the rear end at 55MPH and up. Its the worst when light on the throttle, gets a little better when heavy on the gas and goes away completely when off the throttle. From all I've been read online that should indicate a problem with the R&P setup right? I guess its what I get for cheaping out with a used gearset vs. new.
I can't wait to try it out in the Zj when its back and wheeling again! Ill be racing b class Ecors this year and that will be my first flats trip.
The ECORS is fun stuff but hell on your rig/wallet. Have you had a chance to make it out to one of the races? Seems like if you can keep your jeep together for an entire race, you place in the top 3. I'll have to come watch the race at the flats.
Goofy, whats the deal with the ZJ driveshaft(s) in your sig? I'm looking to pick up a slightly longer front shaft as I've maxed mine out. I keep reading where certain ZJ's came with a front shaft that was around 35" collapsed.