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Unread 02-04-2009, 02:35 PM   #76
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well i switched the leafs when i did the axle swap last night. right now its sitting level. but i havent driven it yet since switching he axle forced me to start on the SYE, which im doing at this moment. but so far so good

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Unread 02-04-2009, 04:36 PM   #77
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Love the rig man, yours gives me hope. Think you said you had 200k+? Everday i worry about mine breaking down and crap, and i think to myself man i gotta stop modding this thing because i know its just gonna die on me soon, and im only at 130k.
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Unread 02-04-2009, 04:52 PM   #78
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thanks man!

and mine isnt even close to 200k, it has 153k on it now.
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Unread 02-04-2009, 09:25 PM   #79
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Oh, haha. Well regardless, sweet rig. Those RE 4.5 kits sit really nice on 35's
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Unread 02-05-2009, 12:14 AM   #80
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yeah i know. im thinking i will get 33's next. i had a friend come over and help with my swap and we put his 33's on my jeep. it looked so BAD A$$.



anyway i got the SYE all done. it went really smooth. i really took my time and fiddled around. i was in no rush. the only thing i have left to do is take out the t-case drop, and get new e-brake cables. right now im not running them at all.

well here is my output shaft ready to cut



and after i cut it. initially i tried cutting it with a small pnuematic cutting wheel, but i quickly went to the 4.5" grinder. didnt get it totally straight at first but after some time with the shaft spinning with the grinder i had it nice and square



now this was the scariest part, drilling the hole. i wanted to get an centered as possible so i looked at the swirl marks on the shaft and marked it with a sharpie and spun the shaft to make sure it was centered. then i got a decent sized punch and went to town. luckily i got it almost perfectly in the center.


and i learned good drill bits make all the difference. i used bits i had at my house, probably old and dull. after 15 minutes of drilling i got maybe 1/10th" into the shaft. so i made a trip to home depot and got some new dewalt bits with a pilot piont. WORLD OF DIFFERENCE! i was done drilling in about 20 minutes. i took my time and started smaller than suggested and went up two sizes at a time until i got to the 21/64" bit with the kit. that method worked well.

and then came the tapping. the hardest part is getting it started and keeping it clean while you go. i probably completely took the tap out to clean the tap and threads four or five times. i also ended up using my own tap, the supplied one is junk and got dull about halfway through and i didnt want it to snap. mine made it a breeze



then the seal and flange. this part is self explanatory. but the flange is a very tight fit on the shaft. i had to tap it on with a hammer but i went on no problem



all bolted up. i have about another inch of extension left in the shaft. plus i think the suspension will settle some since i swapped the leafs left to right and it now sits higher in the rear whereas it was level before front to back.





i also changed the t-case fluid, it was really brown and smelly for some reason.
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Unread 02-05-2009, 09:34 AM   #81
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heres what is looked like with 33's





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Unread 02-05-2009, 08:07 PM   #82
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looks good with the 33s
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Unread 02-06-2009, 04:06 PM   #83
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That looks sooooo sexy with the 33's... lol. Upgrade now!!!!
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Unread 02-06-2009, 06:56 PM   #84
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That looks sooooo sexy with the 33's... lol. Upgrade now!!!!
haha thanks guys. i know i need to get some soon. but the tires on now are still near new. and i would have to regear. those are the two deterrents at the moment. its all about the benjamins
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i hear you on that. part of me wants to just say f it and get the 33's and wait for $ to come in for the regear but the other part of me wants to wait until i can just do it all at once, but with it being a DD i think im just gonna wait it out, MPG hurts.
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Unread 02-06-2009, 09:27 PM   #86
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yeah im in the same boat. mine is my DD and only vehicle. i would rather regear before getting tires, not long before though. the acceleration of a jeep with 4.88's and 29" tires would be awesome. haha
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Unread 03-11-2009, 02:57 AM   #87
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got my hellas mounted finally

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yeah im in the same boat. mine is my DD and only vehicle. i would rather regear before getting tires, not long before though. the acceleration of a jeep with 4.88's and 29" tires would be awesome. haha
Ahh its the DD.. I see. I have a honda accord as my DD so I can leave the heep in peices for days on end with out even haveing to think about it. Get another DD so you can beat the hell outta the XJ!!
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Unread 04-09-2009, 02:46 PM   #89
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In case you didn't know, I've always admired your Jeep and respect what you've done. Keep those pictures coming!
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Unread 05-17-2009, 10:29 PM   #90
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why thank you pat. right now im going through more oil leak headaches. but i hope to get my own 33's before too long
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