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post #61 of 192 Old 06-10-2013, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for your service!!!! I sometimes wish I had joined when I was younger. What kind of problems are you having installing the MML? Read my build thread about installing a SYE/CV driveshaft on a Jeep with a lift over 2".
Thank you, sir. When I tried to install it, I couldn't get the drivers side mount bolt out, but that was before I knew to remove the bracket from the engine itself. Once I get my british inspection done and can drive it on the road again, I'm going to try again. I am trying to hold off on buying a SYE and new driveshaft till I move back to the states next year.


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post #62 of 192 Old 06-11-2013, 08:47 AM Thread Starter
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My favourite box to see at the post office. Hopefully i can get it installed tonight..MOTed this week..and on the trail his weekend.
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post #63 of 192 Old 06-11-2013, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
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So the Jeep whooped my butt tonight. The track bar wont fit into the stock bracket due to it having been cut open and welded back together, and the new TB is too long to work with the relocation bracket. I'm on the hunt for an angle grinder to borrow, and I fixed my welder tonight, so I'll have to cut the stock bracket back open, put the track bar in it, then weld it closed. Ought to be a fun weekend.

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post #64 of 192 Old 06-13-2013, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
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Did my first "fabrication" today at work..made something to weld up to the stock rear track bar mount to help reinforce it since it has been cut, welded, and is about to be cut and welded again, now I just hope it works. Bonus pic of the new MC rear TB.
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post #65 of 192 Old 06-14-2013, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
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So my fab/mod work didnt turn out too bad. Not as good as i wanted but better than i expected. The MC track bar is installed, and i have an appointment on mo day to get it inspected.
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post #66 of 192 Old 06-21-2013, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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The jeep is back in action! Finally passed inspection, just gota work out a couple vibes (I think my rear uppers are uneven) and it'll be ready for the trail. On another note, I am officially certified (per USAF standards) to operate up to a 60 ton crane now..been a good day.

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post #67 of 192 Old 06-23-2013, 07:47 AM Thread Starter
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Took the Jeep out yesterday, and got say it did good. I took it easy just because it was the first time out with everything on it. The duratracs did way better than my old BFG ATs..Didn't have to use 4wd once, even doing some hill climbs. The only issue is that there is a knock in the rear somewhere, but I think it is my TB hitting the exhaust pipe. Also took the washers off the Tcase, vibes wernt that bad. My steering wheel still has a lot of play in it, and it has been really windy, so when I drive I get blown around on the road. Overall I was impressed with how the jeep did.

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post #68 of 192 Old 06-23-2013, 08:18 AM
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If you really want it to drive great, get a SYE. Checkout ebay for Tatton's or Adams.

Also, how does the NV3550 shift for you? I flushed mine with kerosene a few times then put Mopar T-350 oil in and it shifts great now.
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post #69 of 192 Old 06-23-2013, 08:27 AM Thread Starter
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If you really want it to drive great, get a SYE. Checkout ebay for Tatton's or Adams.

Also, how does the NV3550 shift for you? I flushed mine with kerosene a few times then put Mopar T-350 oil in and it shifts great now.
Ill check them out, thanks. I could probably go for a transmission flush, but without the Tcase drop, it shifts pretty smooth..like a truck.

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post #70 of 192 Old 08-17-2013, 06:23 AM Thread Starter
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Havent been on here in a while. Installed my ZJ tie rod today, and it fixed 80% of my steering issues. I am still in need of a SYE and rear DS, but money does not permit those right now. Hoping to tear apart my rear suspension soon and reinstall everything and get it set correctly.
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post #71 of 192 Old 08-18-2013, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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Went out riding with a friend today. We were messing around at this dirt bike track, and they have two bowls, so of course we had to play. My friends Cherokee is british spec, so it has the D35 rear. He had a pretty good time, but I definetly need to invest in the Novak shifter cable. My Tcase kept poping into neutral. My shopping cart on the Savvy website now has the Teraflex SYE and Tom Woods DS combo along with the Novak cable..just need to click buy.
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post #72 of 192 Old 08-30-2013, 08:21 AM Thread Starter
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Spent some time under the Jeep today. Finally got my front upper MC control arms installed, and got my front driver side bump stops put in. Started on the passenger side, drilled and tapped the hole, and for some reason the hole ended up being too big for the bolt. I used the same drill bit and tap on both sides, so I just removed the driver side until I can figure out how to get the passenger side fixed. I can already tell a difference with the front uppers in, and a better pinion angle for the front.
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post #73 of 192 Old 09-07-2013, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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Finally centered my rear axle this morning, and made sure my control arms are all even. Helped a friend work on his grand Cherokee also. Snapped a pic of my TJ beside his JK. He is running a 2.5in BB and 35in MTRs. After seeing the comparison, I need 35s. Came home to a life flight helicopter parked in front of my house..was quite the surprise when I rounded the corner.
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post #74 of 192 Old 09-21-2013, 10:09 AM Thread Starter
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FINALLY got my MML installed today. Took me roughly 3 hours, but I did it by myself. Jeep finally shifts normal again, and the Tcase actually stays in 4wd now. I still need to tweak my pinion angle a little bit, but I don't have an angle finder so it's a lot of trial and error. I also noticed a small leak at my rear main seal, so I gotta keep an eye on it to make sure it don't get worse.mall in all, a productive 4 hours of wrenching on the Jeep.
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post #75 of 192 Old 09-22-2013, 12:21 AM
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Jeep looks good, sounds like you're using lots of quality parts. Keep it up man and thanks for your service.

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