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post #166 of 272 Old 02-22-2014, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry guys. Not much to report.

- Still doing the break in on the gears.
- Installed Racor Lift and put the hardtop on.
- Bought some new tires for my pickup




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post #167 of 272 Old 02-24-2014, 11:30 AM
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Sorry guys. Not much to report.

- Still doing the break in on the gears.
- Installed Racor Lift and put the hardtop on.
- Bought some new tires for my pickup
How do you break in your gears ?

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post #168 of 272 Old 02-24-2014, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
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Drive for 20 mins at a time letting the diff cool down between drives and go at varying speeds but not over 45-50 for the first 500 miles then change your fluid and inspect gears for uneven wear. Really tedious but it has to be done for long gear life.
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Here are a couple of links below. Most cars aren't going to see the abuse we put our R & P's through but any car mfg will tell you there is an engine break in period you should go through. With a new truck that I would haul with I would do the same thing.

I work in hand tool manufacturing and tempering is a really important process to get steel hard and for things with cutting surfaces like snips or pruners it is necessary for edge retention. To make it as simple as I know how to gears will come hardened from the factory however the points of contact where the ring teeth and piñon teeth mash can be extra hardened through a good break in process. Consider the teeth hammering up against each other in a hot environment similar to forging making the grain structure of the steel tighter thus stronger then the cooling the tempering. This is all happening at a microscopic level but making a huge amount of difference in regards to resilience.

You can go even another level higher and get your gears cryo tempered which is actually rapidly freezing them. Cryo tempering can significantly increase gear hardness.

Anyways just insurance and assurance:
http://www.ringpinion.com/technicalh...r_Break-In.inc

http://eastcoastgearsupply.com/ft-14...procedure.html
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How do you break in your gears ?
See above.

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post #169 of 272 Old 02-24-2014, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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Found a pretty good deal on some BFG KM2 37's…everyone says they're not true 37's and only a .5'' larger than the 35'' MTR/K's. Anyone have any measurements on a 37x12.50/17 KM2? Should I just stick with the MTR/K's?

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post #170 of 272 Old 03-12-2014, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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Sold the Warn M8000 and threw on a 9.5TI and I love it. The line speed is insane and I just think it looks better. Silly reason but whatever. The Warn aluminum fairlead is in the mail as we speak and Masterpull Winch Line will be ordered very soon. Going with the 100'x3/8's orange rope with anodized black safety thimble.

Pics to come this weekend.

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post #171 of 272 Old 03-12-2014, 09:57 PM
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How are the 5.13s working out? still on the fence 4.88 vs 5.13.

I meant to ask you or Beasley is first gear even useful on the road?
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post #172 of 272 Old 03-13-2014, 05:26 AM
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How are the 5.13s working out? still on the fence 4.88 vs 5.13.

I meant to ask you or Beasley is first gear even useful on the road?
Pretty sure he likes his as much as I like mine . You are going to lose high speed but I dont drive over 70 so it doesnt bother me . I dont use first gear much unless I am on a hill .

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post #173 of 272 Old 03-13-2014, 08:00 AM
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How are the 5.13s working out? still on the fence 4.88 vs 5.13.

I meant to ask you or Beasley is first gear even useful on the road?
I use first gear for every take off with 6 speed, 4.88s and 35s.

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post #174 of 272 Old 03-13-2014, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
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If I am on flat ground or downhill then 2nd is just fine. Any sort of incline however I feel like I have to slip the clutch too much and this being the factory clutch I don't feel comfortable doing that.

Like GB said I love them. When I am loaded down this spring with full gear, 2 labs, tools, wife, etc. I know I'll have plenty of power to keep up with my group in the passes. Anything over 70mph the engine is twisting over 3000rpm though. Once I get some 37's I'm hoping to bring that number down some.

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post #175 of 272 Old 03-16-2014, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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Got a lot done this weekend.

Bought some of this…Aeroshell grease for the new (to me) 9.5ti winch. Was tough to free spool. The grease had turned to a hard wax and was making everything inside nasty.


Re-greasing these things are super easy. If you are having some free spool problems…dive in on the planetary side.


This also came in. I'll be ordering some synthetic winch line soon. Still juggling through all the options out there. Amsteel.com has some pretty good lines so I may go that route.


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Also rotated the tires, re-greased all of the Johnny Joints, steering, etc. Re-torqured all the bolts on the suspension. And gave her a quick wash.

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Good to know, my 9.5TI's a pain to freespool.
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post #177 of 272 Old 03-16-2014, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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Good to know, my 9.5TI's a pain to freespool.
If it was cold out and I moved the lever to free spool it wouldn't free spool. If it was a little warmer I could get it to free spool but it was like a strong man contest getting it any cable out. Now it's smooth as butter.

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post #178 of 272 Old 03-23-2014, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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Worked on the Jeep some today.

Installed the ORO LitePLATE with Rock Hard License Plate Mount. Since I've had the Jeep I haven't had a tag light and it was probably just a matter of time until I got popped by the law. I'm running Savvy Tail Lights so I never wired up a tag light. So I ordered this up from Northridge and installed it today.


Overall…I am happy with the product itself. The instructions suck.

On another note…after I greased up all the driveshafts and ujoints I now have a pretty bad vibration under throttle at low speeds and low RPM's. I'm thinking a bad ujoint.

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post #179 of 272 Old 04-02-2014, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
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Dana 44 Rubicon RCV axle shafts.............ORDERED.

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post #180 of 272 Old 04-02-2014, 04:00 PM
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Dana 44 Rubicon RCV axle shafts.............ORDERED.
Where did you end up getting them ? Be prepared for a funny squeak after your first put them in .

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