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post #316 of 487 Old 01-17-2013, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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I'm sure they will be. Having a good welder is nice. I love mine, but I'm ready for a 220....
Yeah. Those were the first beads I did at 220 and with gas. It's just so easy. I had only used it at 110 with flux core. Never again. Ha.


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Yea, and I thought it was one of the 11 Commandments:
11) Thou shalt love, cherish, and honor till death, thine square headlights above all other earthy things sayith the Lord.
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post #317 of 487 Old 01-18-2013, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
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Just bought all brand new factory mopar akebono brake parts from kolak. I have the teves calipers and don't even want to deal with the potential for warping rotors. Worth the cost IMO

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11) Thou shalt love, cherish, and honor till death, thine square headlights above all other earthy things sayith the Lord.
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post #318 of 487 Old 01-19-2013, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
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Just got a few parts delivered today.

12" bilstein 7100 short bodies with JKS adapters, 2001 XJ hubs, Dana 30 rebuild kit, ruffstuff tube adapters, and the grizzly locker. Not all were delivered today but this is about all I need to begin the swap
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Yea, and I thought it was one of the 11 Commandments:
11) Thou shalt love, cherish, and honor till death, thine square headlights above all other earthy things sayith the Lord.
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post #319 of 487 Old 01-27-2013, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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Been beefing the 30 today. Stripped it of the hubs, shafts and knuckles. Made a new trackbar using heims










at this point im waiting for the truss from ballistic, the akebono calipers and i need to get WJ rotors and redrill them for the XJ bolt pattern. after that have the locker installed and probably get a set of chromos with 760's

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11) Thou shalt love, cherish, and honor till death, thine square headlights above all other earthy things sayith the Lord.
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post #320 of 487 Old 01-31-2013, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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Welded on a truss last night.
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making more progress on the 30. dropped it off to have the locker installed on thursday. should pick it up monday. today i bought some used ten factory alloys off of a fellow NAXJA member as well as a ruffstuff cover with lube locker gasket.

i decided to finally mount the calipers tonight. the WJ calipers are HUGE compared to factory XJ stuff. i also made my new tie rod out of 1.75"x.375" DOM. shouldnt bend that one. ill be using one ton tie rod ends on the new setup because of the bigger cover, and the clearance issue with the draglink and the JKS trackbar mount. i also drilled the WJ rotors to the XJ bolt pattern tonight.

next up is to get the housing back and begin reassembly. i am just waiting on one tube adapter and the reamer for the tie rod ends.

then off to KOH on thursday. just crossing my fingers that my rims will clear the calipers, or that i will be able to simply grind a little off the wheel and/or the calipers

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Old XJ and new WJ calipers and the welded ruffstuff hole
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How did you drill out the rotors? You have a jig or something?

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nope. just drew a line that was in between two of the wj holes, laid an XJ rotor on the WJ rotor hat to hat, marked, punched, and drilled by hand. wasnt hard and i think its better to use WJ rotors for a WJ swap than using explorer rotors and a small caliper spacer or whatever. drilling isnt hard.

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in other news, i got the axle back underneath and the jeep back on its own weight. only three things left, ream knuckles, weld tube adapter, bleed brakes.

so whan i picked up the axle the guy that did my locker install said that guy that did it last did a terrible job. i guess backlash was about .025" while spec is .007-.012. ans the pinion was way too deep i guess too. now the axle never made noise or acted up in any way. the gear oil was even flake free. so it couldnt have been too bad. so this guy got the best pattern he could without pulling the pinion and completely redoing everything. ill run it and see what happens

heres the good pattern ill be running.


i figured that while i had the axle out id make some control arm skids out of some 3/16" i had


getting the control arms mounted


and all done....mostly


and just for size reference, heres my old DOM tie rod material (1.5"x.25" wall) next to my new tie rod material (1.75"x.375" wall)


and what i was worried about with this swap was how much the calipers would hit the rims. it turned out to not be very bad. i simply gound down the elevated areas of the calipers until they cleared with a little room to spare. it didnt take much.

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Your jeep is getting SICK quick!

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Thank you sir.


I just got bak from a wheeling trip this weekend. Was a successful weekend. Only lost a front blinker lens and a jeep logo off the hatch.

I also decided that turning while all four tires are locked stinks. But having the lockers was amazing. Got denied in two obstacles. One I think I could've made had I tried a couple more times but a loose brake line at the caliper forced me to concede.













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Thank you.


I still have a significant oil leak. This time I know what it is. The front two oil pan bolts won't tighten. The threads into the timing cover are stripped. It's making my whole front axle a mess.

That and I want to replace my valve cover with a later model one that has a better CCV system. Mine just sucks and leaks and hoses come undone. I also plan on getting the spectre cowl intake as it is CARB approved so I can smog it

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Ha! I almost went the other direction on this at about 40.... that would have ended well
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