Went to Prairie city on thursday with the family. Just went up a few things, nothing major at all. Noticed pulling in driveway the jeep wanted to push forward isntead of turn, then a loud pop. thought maybe it was leafs moving around.
Did it next day on way to work, and i could get it to do it by turning left hard under power.
So i pulled the rear cover off and found these bits of joy.
Cleaned up carrier while getting ready to stick new spiders in and found this.
I have a spare d35 carrier that i got the spiders from. apparently i could get lucky and reuse stock shims and hope that backlash ends up less than .009 on the new carrier. I also would need new bearings.
I do not want to spend any more cash on this POS axle. So i put it all back together. No more wheeling for me untill i get something new. Im pissed.
Jeep will just take me to work a couple times a week and thats it.
Dan hooked me up with a non disco d30 housing with 4.10 gears. So the plan is to find a 4.10 geared 8.8 to swap in and run till i can afford and build up what i want to shove under it, while still being able to wheel hard.
Decided since it was on the bench to make up some Inner C gussets. The stock Cs look stupidly small and ready to bend. So whipped these up.
Made a run to signal peak/fordyce
Got about halfway through signal peak and somehow got wayyyyyyyy off trail. Had to Aetna buggy up some sketchy as hell icy dirt hillclimb and sidehill on a mountainside with runoff. So we turned back around and decided to hit fordyce for the rest of our time. Made it almost all the way to the first water crossing and then turned around because we ran out of time.
Only big obsticle was Driveline hill, and I was able to take the right side line with some throttle and made it up. Was happy about that. All in all was a fun time. Cant wait to get my 8.8 in and head back up.
Made some new motor mounts. Poly bushings and about 1 3/8 lift over stock. Now that these are done i am going to redo the tranny mount and raise it till i can get a flat skid. need to clearance out a support under the bottom for the tcase, and then shouldhave plenty of room.
Developed a leak in my gastank. Fixed it, and then it leaked from somewere else. I picked up a new one and pulled the old one tonight. It looks like someone smeared a big tub of bondo all over it to patch a leak :haha:
I decided since i had the tank and skid out to do a nice little mod. Cut up my stock skid and did some fliparoo action. added a little to the sides to keep the tank happy and then got out the rachet straps and the torch and heated the tank up and racheted down. Let it cool, pulled it out and did it a few more times untill a nice dimple had pressed into the tank and let it sit back flush.
I should be able to stretch the rear about 4in now with the 8.8 without an issue.
Just got the tank in. Clearance shot with the d35. the 8.8 takes up a little more room, but I have a ton of space there.
Nice! I cant believe I haven't seen your build till now. lookin good! I moded my tank 4" too. I have plenty of room for more stretch, I run waggy springs, and an 8.8. I may redrill my perches to stretch it another inch.
build thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/skyj-eccentric-build-1467426/ '90 YJ 5.2 magnum MPI, AX15, NP231 SYE, Dana 30 4.56 open/ 8.8 4.56 detriot locker. 1" shackles
2" BL, 4" stretch all on saggy waggy springs.