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Unread 09-25-2009, 02:38 PM   #121
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It looks great but I thought you had to use a roller fairlead for a cable?

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Unread 09-25-2009, 03:10 PM   #122
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It looks great but I thought you had to use a roller fairlead for a cable?
you should.. or at least a steel hawse fairlead.. but he has posted a few times he is switching to synthetic line. Just doesn't have it yet..

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Unread 09-25-2009, 05:11 PM   #123
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Pressure is on David, this is one of the threads of the week. So many are watching.
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Unread 09-26-2009, 11:42 AM   #124
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Really nice build!!!! Those axels are beefy!!! Love the front bumper!!! Can't wait to see the 6in lift on!!!
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Unread 09-29-2009, 12:28 AM   #125
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wow man nice build..

keep up the awesome work.


where in TX are you from.

I am in austin
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Unread 09-29-2009, 09:40 AM   #126
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Unread 10-01-2009, 07:51 AM   #127
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What are your plans for steering? Sticking with JK Tie Rod I'd assume, then a custom High Steer setup? This really does seem like a fairly straight forward swap. I'm beginning my welding classes after work next week, so in 2 years I should be ready for this on my WJ.
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Unread 10-01-2009, 12:15 PM   #128
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Really nice build!!!! Those axels are beefy!!! Love the front bumper!!! Can't wait to see the 6in lift on!!!
Thanks, yeah me too, I wish I had more time to work on the heep, but want to finish the drivetrain before putting the lift on. Currently working/getting parts for the 242 HD swap and diff gears (4.88s).

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wow man nice build. keep up the awesome work. where in TX are you from. I am in austin
Thanks man, Im in San Antonio, .

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What are your plans for steering? Sticking with JK Tie Rod I'd assume, then a custom High Steer setup? This really does seem like a fairly straight forward swap. I'm beginning my welding classes after work next week, so in 2 years I should be ready for this on my WJ.
I already have the HD rockcrawler TR and the DL as well (both for the JK, and they are mad beef), the DL will be flipped, may need to work some on the DL dimensions to fit, but based on my measurements, it should be pretty close once the 6" lift is on. We'll see.
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Unread 10-01-2009, 12:54 PM   #129
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I already have the HD rockcrawler TR and the DL as well (both for the JK, and they are mad beef), the DL will be flipped, may need to work some on the DL dimensions to fit, but based on my measurements, it should be pretty close once the 6" lift is on. We'll see.
Thank's for the info. I'll definitely be referencing this thread when the time comes for me to do a similar swap. Great write up and detail!
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Unread 10-01-2009, 07:01 PM   #130
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How to fail by breaking your D44a!

OK, since the build it's taking it's time , last weekend I figured I'd check the D44a (with it's broken LH shaft) and see if it would be worth to get a JY shaft for cheap so I could drive the WJ while the build is complete...... SOB, it wasn't pretty, I had already checked the diff a while back, and everything looked good, I just knew the shaft was broken, and figure I just wait to swap the rear axle rather than try and fix it. This is what I found, the shaft broke right at the at the splines, but it had twisted and expended some inside the "tube" part of the carrier (right underneath the carrier ring side bearing). The shaft came out but the splined fragment was stuck in there .... I used the other side's shaft and some sockets to press it out..... got the aussie out (intact) and inspected inside; the R&P are OK, the housing is straight, but the carrier as mentioned is toast..... , so no sense on spending a dime on it, put the spider gears back in, bolted stuff back up (with broken shaft and all ) so I can at least move the dub in and out of the garage.

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Bouncing is bad, mmmmmm k?


Nice carnage

Where did the axle shaft break at? Splines? PICS!!!
Da pics: (FYI, stock D44a shaft, aussie locked, 32" ATs, V8, trying to climb a double whammie staircase, minimal bouncing, no, really ).


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How it expanded after twisting and breaking, messing the carrier:







FAIL! .
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Unread 10-01-2009, 07:10 PM   #131
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i bet the housing flexed causing the break.
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Unread 10-01-2009, 07:32 PM   #132
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On a better note, I started the hunt for a 242 HD; took a trip to the local JYs hoping for the best, but no go..... only found one 242 LD with over 100K mi. Since I was there though, got a few goodies to keep the dub jay happy .

Few months after buying the WJ, the LH side mirror took a dump and the auto-dimming function quit working, the fluid just layered inside the mirror and it got darker and darker.... I looked online and the prices were outrageous (>$100), so I simply broke the outter-most glass, cleaned up that nasty oily darkening fluid, and kept a heated non dimming mirror.

Well, scored a working auto-dark'ng one at the JY out of a '99 ($5):




I had thought bout painting my antenna (pun intended) black since I did not like the silver one on the Ltd. well, took a black one for $3 since I charge myself much more than that for a paint job, and now have a spare one.




One of the few things that I really missed from when I had the '99 was the folding rear seat headrests, which allowed you to fold the seats forward without having to remove the headrest, a feature neither my '03 or the '04 had, to DC. Found a matching set out of a '99 ($10 for both) and slapped them in.








So let's see, $5 plus $3 plus $10, plus $1 "environmental fee", minus 50c I found in the back of one of the WJs ; not too shabby for a <$20 bones trip to the JY, and the WJ got some well deserved love .

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Unread 10-01-2009, 07:32 PM   #133
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Ouch. Looks exactly like my D35 shaft when it broke. Make sure to replace the bearing and race on the side of the break.
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Unread 10-01-2009, 07:36 PM   #134
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i bet the housing flexed causing the break.
Maybe, but what I really think happened was the LH rear tire was bound up on a crack, and the torque went all to the RH shaft, and twisted till it broke (ya know, the aussie doing it's thing).
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Unread 10-01-2009, 07:38 PM   #135
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Ouch. Looks exactly like my D35 shaft when it broke. Make sure to replace the bearing and race on the side of the break.
Nah, not replacing it, will just wait for the JK swap to be complete.
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