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post #31 of 540 Old 09-06-2011, 05:49 PM
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No, you kept telling me they would have dryrot because they had been sitting for a few months. They're basically brand new, with a little cleaning of the letters and some tire shine they'll be lookin baller.
Well I shouldn't have told you that then.


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post #32 of 540 Old 09-06-2011, 06:25 PM
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what's the dot date?

my set of 37's are about 6 years old and showing some rot signs, so i'll have to make sure i burn them up this year.
i wouldn't run a set much more than 6-8 years old personally. i think that's the general dot recommendation.

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Well I shouldn't have told you that then.
I'll have to punish you for giving me false information.

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what's the dot date?

my set of 37's are about 6 years old and showing some rot signs, so i'll have to make sure i burn them up this year.
i wouldn't run a set much more than 6-8 years old personally. i think that's the general dot recommendation.
Not sure, I'll have to check tomorrow. Where's it printed, on the sidewall? I know they were bought brand new less than 3 years ago. I don't plan to run 33's for more than a year or two anyway, so these should hold me over.

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I'll have to punish you for giving me false information.



Not sure, I'll have to check tomorrow. Where's it printed, on the sidewall? I know they were bought brand new less than 3 years ago. I don't plan to run 33's for more than a year or two anyway, so these should hold me over.
The number is on the sidewall.

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Mr. Sunshine McGroodles, your PN is 1-0134.

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Mr. Sunshine McGroodles, your PN is 1-0134.
Damn it, I knew there was something else I meant to grab at Napa today.

The 5.9 control arms are just as bad as the ones in TPFB, so that's a no go. I'll have to start JY shopping for a set to get it driving.

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Damn it, I knew there was something else I meant to grab at Napa today.

The 5.9 control arms are just as bad as the ones in TPFB, so that's a no go. I'll have to start JY shopping for a set to get it driving.
I was actually going to hit a JY in Walpole tomorrow AM methinks. Gimme a call.

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Got the eightpointeight and non-rotted control arms in today with some help, and the Jeep's on it's own weight on stands now. Tomorrow and Tuesday night I'll wrap up the small stuff like E-Brakes, shafts and then install the calipers and bleed everything. Should be drivable by Wednesday night, I'm pumped. Up next is fixing the exhaust, then it's roadworthy. Squash was nice enough to grab me a TJ bezel, so I'll get that on this week too.

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Lessons learned today:
1. RS covers do not work on stock height 8.8 swaps. They will make many unwanted adjustments to your trackbar/gastank.
2. My spider gears are BEAT, this thing is going to howl like a B rated pornstar. I'm just hoping the bearings are good enough to get me through til spring when I can rebuild it.
3. Girls still don't like the smell of old, nasty GL5 on your hands. Weird, huh?

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Are there spider gears in with my old 8.8 carrier?

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Are there spider gears in with my old 8.8 carrier?
Yeah, but I'm not sure if they're the same in a LS carrier or not.

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From the time I spent on the ranger forums years ago all the limited slips are the same just make sure Your spline counts are the same on the carrier and the shaft
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From the time I spent on the ranger forums years ago all the limited slips are the same just make sure Your spline counts are the same on the carrier and the shaft
Other option would be to head to Worcester and grab a set of shafts and the spider gears out of the same axle. Kind of need the set anyways and the ones in your axle now would be good spares. Plus I really don't think you'd pay more than $50 for everything at that place.

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From the time I spent on the ranger forums years ago all the limited slips are the same just make sure Your spline counts are the same on the carrier and the shaft
That's what I thought too, just hadn't verified it yet. Thanks

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Other option would be to head to Worcester and grab a set of shafts and the spider gears out of the same axle. Kind of need the set anyways and the ones in your axle now would be good spares. Plus I really don't think you'd pay more than $50 for everything at that place.
True story. Want to split the shafts considering I ended up with the bum set now? The cross pin didn't feel like coming out of the other 8.8, hmm wonder why? All of this is based on the idea that when I drive it I don't find out the bearings are shot. At that point, spider gears are the least of my worries. Also, much rofls to the 'Gun Waven, CT'

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True story. Want to split the shafts considering I ended up with the bum set now? The cross pin didn't feel like coming out of the other 8.8, hmm wonder why? All of this is based on the idea that when I drive it I don't find out the bearings are shot. At that point, spider gears are the least of my worries. Also, much rofls to the 'Gun Waven, CT'
I'm down. I can't take credit for Gun Waven, sadly.

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