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Unread 02-21-2014, 06:49 AM   #16
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Looks good! Did you take the skid plate or fenders off to do that?

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Unread 02-21-2014, 07:11 PM   #17
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Thanks. No, I didn't remove anything other than the spare from the carrier. I do not have rear fenders, just used that old sheet to cover up the wheel/tire. For the skid I was just careful with the spray paint and used an old rag wrapped around the exhaust tip to make sure not to paint it. If you're going to do the skid and worry about getting the shocks you can get 2 cardboard paper towel rolls, cut them down the middle, wrap one around each shock and hold in place with a little masking tape. I didn't worry about overspray on the axle too much as I plan to paint them in the future anyway.
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Unread 03-08-2014, 11:53 PM   #18
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Spent the day taking care of some more cleaning duties. I have been doing some research on cleaning the synthetic rope on my winch. First unwound it all, sprayed it with the hose, let is soak in some dawn + water in a bucket, them rinsed several times including pushing the a couple of inches together at once to expand the fibers to allow any trapped dirt in. The first rinse was DISGUSTING! All wrapped up below.
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Unread 03-09-2014, 11:15 PM   #19
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Couple of other little things - Smittybilt steps off and sold, door handles sanded/wiped/primed/painted.
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Unread 03-11-2014, 12:03 PM   #20
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Flushed the cooling system and heater core. Pic shows (from left to right) the old, prestone flush, water flush 1, and water flush 2. Water flush 2 looks more green than it really was due to some of the sediment that had settled to the bottom of the bucket. Refilled with zerex G-05 and distilled water, 50/50 ratio. Threw on a new napa 18lb radiator cap too.
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Unread 03-11-2014, 03:58 PM   #21
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Thanks! Do you have a BedRug? I am open to non-OEM options as long as they are high quality..
I have BedRug check out my link to see pictures. I don't have them on this computer. I think the quality is superb although my Jeep did not have OEM carpet so I can't tell which one is better. It comes molded and easily uninstalls for cleaning. They are water, oil, and mud proof. And it looks rugged.
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Unread 03-11-2014, 06:19 PM   #22
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I have BedRug check out my link to see pictures. I don't have them on this computer. I think the quality is superb although my Jeep did not have OEM carpet so I can't tell which one is better. It comes molded and easily uninstalls for cleaning. They are water, oil, and mud proof. And it looks rugged.
Thank you! I think the Bed Rug is a little too expensive for what I need, although perhaps I will just get the front and pick up some used OEM rear/trunk area.
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Unread 03-19-2014, 04:30 PM   #23
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While not Jeep specific this will make working on it easier. Just need to source some used kitchen cabinets for above the work surface to get rid of the temp shelf there now. Work bench is 3/4" plywood with enough 2x4 support under to hold my 200 lb weight.
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Unread 03-21-2014, 10:15 PM   #24
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Finally chopped up the Hanson off road bumper. I think it looks much better and more my style.



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Unread 03-23-2014, 09:15 AM   #25
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Finally chopped up the Hanson off road bumper. I think it looks much better and more my style.



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Yes, stubby is the way to go, especially with the tube fenders.
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Unread 03-26-2014, 10:00 PM   #26
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Yes, stubby is the way to go, especially with the tube fenders.
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Over the past couple of days I have been chasing down a squeak that seems to occur under slow speed braking when coming to a stop. I thought it may have been a centering ball in the front driveshaft at first, but removed that and drove around, still there. Pulled the rear driveshaft to inspect and reinstall. The u-joint at the rear shaft + pinion seems to have lost it's zerk fitting some time ago and there was a bunch of junk in there. Picked up a MOOG greaseable replacement today, planning to install it tomorrow.

After that is installed I am going to take some time to check my rear pinion angle, from a quick measuerment it seems to be a few degrees off. From what I've learned on here it seems that the shaft and pinion need to be +/- 1 degree of eachother. Just need to adjust the rear control arms to make it work. *Anyone can feel free to correct me if I am mistaken*

Finally, I plan to complete my progressive transmission flush soon. I've been draining 4 quarts/ adding 4 new quarts ever few weeks. I've done that twice. The filter for my transmission was not in stock, so should arrive this weekend. Once it arrives I wil pull the transfercase skid, drain the ATF, remove the pan, replace the filter, fill it up, reinstall the front driveshaft, then button it all up. When that is complete every fluid in the Jeep will have been changed since I've owned it
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Unread 03-26-2014, 10:03 PM   #27
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Additionally, I ordered my replacement offset tie rod ends from Ruff Stuff today. Can't wait to get those installed in hopes that with an alignment it will address a small vibration I have.
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Unread 03-28-2014, 05:48 AM   #28
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I was going to ask, what did you do to sand the door handles? I need to do mine. Did you remove them?
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I was going to ask, what did you do to sand the door handles? I need to do mine. Did you remove them?
I didn't remove them, too much of a pain in the butt IMO. Honestly I just spent about 15 minutes carefully taping, then added newspaper for extra coverage. Sanded with 200 grit, wiped with a prep spray, wiped with paper towel, primer, primer, paint, paint.

Little things like this make a huge difference
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Unread 03-30-2014, 03:43 AM   #30
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I didn't remove them, too much of a pain in the butt IMO. Honestly I just spent about 15 minutes carefully taping, then added newspaper for extra coverage. Sanded with 200 grit, wiped with a prep spray, wiped with paper towel, primer, primer, paint, paint.

Little things like this make a huge difference
Definitely does. I need to either do mine or get new ones. I may end up getting news ones as a few times this winter I had some issues with the handles. The passenger side sometimes will open even during the summer and the mechanism sticks open. I hate disassembling the doors

Also, Im going to be doing my axles next. Got a question about the D30. Is it an HP30 or standard? Also, how does that hold up with 35's? Chromo shafts? Id like to do just the rear axle to a 44 so I can use the rest to lock and regear both.
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