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post #451 of 513 Old 11-09-2010, 01:07 PM
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yessss if either one of yall would like to sell one then im all over it. im rather close too what brand is the bumper? but thanks man keep me posted id also like to see your jeep, what kind of issues is it having?

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post #452 of 513 Old 11-09-2010, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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yessss if either one of yall would like to sell one then im all over it. im rather close too what brand is the bumper? but thanks man keep me posted id also like to see your jeep, what kind of issues is it having?
Mine's a Rock Hard 4x4, Jake's is BodyArmor.

I'm pretty sure that there's actually more than one issue, and they're just building on each other to make it look like something else. Pretty sure it's a combination of bad ball joints (and possibly hubs and/or u-joints) and jacked up T/C linkage. Good thing is that I already have a Novak cable shifter on the way, and I'm going to get XRF ball joints soon. I just don't have enough money to fix and hope that I was right... So I'm getting the shop to give me a second opinion, so I'll know for sure I'm solving my problem.

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RE 3.5" coils, OME shocks, Currie control arms, JKS track bars, JKS 1.25 BL, JKS 1 BMML, 35x12.5x15 Goodyear MT/Rs, American Racing ATX Chamber (Teflon), JB Conversions SS SYE, Tom Woods driveshaft, Savvy Gas Tank Skid, Warn 9.5ti, Viking synthetic winchline w/safety thimble, Metalcloak bumper, Metalcloak steering box skid, Savvy rear bumper, HP30 w/Aussie Locker, Barnett cover, XRF ball joints, Savvy tie rod flip, mini-skids, housing end JJ's, , Currie Steering, OME steering stabiliser, Metalcloak Tube Fenders/rear flares/rocker guards, ORO SwayLOC, Banks Stinger Exhaust, Cobra 75 WX ST with Wilson Silver Load, S-POD, Alpine/MOPAR RB1 Navigation Unit w/MOPAR iPod integration, Superlift Truspeed speedo correction, Lightforce 140 Lance driving lights, OTRATTW switch panel, Tinted UPOL Raptor Liner, Savvy Black Magic brakes, Centric rotors, Superior Evo rear shafts

In the garage: Viking Offroad 350 series Hawse fairlead, ARB compressor, Savvy corner guards, Novak 231 cable shifter, EBC green stuff/Centric rotors (rear), Savvy tub rails, Savvy taillights
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post #453 of 513 Old 11-09-2010, 02:41 PM
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yeah i hear you on the second opinion, who knows it could save you alot of time and money just to get another set of eyes to check it out. and man my t/c linkage is all jacked up too. It wouldnt go into low this weekend but luckily i didnt end up needing it
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post #454 of 513 Old 11-10-2010, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
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So... Anybody remember when this happened?


Evidently my psycho ex's legacy lives on.

I just got a call from the Jeep dealer telling me that both of my rear axles are bent. Wait, what? That wouldn't cause a front-end shimmy, or the noise that I'm hearing. Did I run into anything? No, never! Evidently they're bent at the flange, from what looks like a "side impact." Oh. Now that rings a bell. Stupid *****.

They want $1800 to fix it. Surprisingly, only $300 of that is labor. Of course, they're quoting me $550 per shaft, plus new bearings ($170) and seals ($41). My response is that I can get a SET of Superior chromoly shafts for $400, including new bearings and seals. WTF is wrong with those prices?

On my way over to look at it now. If I'm feeling lazy, I'll supply the parts and have them do the install. If I'm feeling more broke than lazy, I'll do it all myself. And then we can try to diagnose the front end issues. I really hate my ex.

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2005 TJ Sport, Light Khaki Metallic
RE 3.5" coils, OME shocks, Currie control arms, JKS track bars, JKS 1.25 BL, JKS 1 BMML, 35x12.5x15 Goodyear MT/Rs, American Racing ATX Chamber (Teflon), JB Conversions SS SYE, Tom Woods driveshaft, Savvy Gas Tank Skid, Warn 9.5ti, Viking synthetic winchline w/safety thimble, Metalcloak bumper, Metalcloak steering box skid, Savvy rear bumper, HP30 w/Aussie Locker, Barnett cover, XRF ball joints, Savvy tie rod flip, mini-skids, housing end JJ's, , Currie Steering, OME steering stabiliser, Metalcloak Tube Fenders/rear flares/rocker guards, ORO SwayLOC, Banks Stinger Exhaust, Cobra 75 WX ST with Wilson Silver Load, S-POD, Alpine/MOPAR RB1 Navigation Unit w/MOPAR iPod integration, Superlift Truspeed speedo correction, Lightforce 140 Lance driving lights, OTRATTW switch panel, Tinted UPOL Raptor Liner, Savvy Black Magic brakes, Centric rotors, Superior Evo rear shafts

In the garage: Viking Offroad 350 series Hawse fairlead, ARB compressor, Savvy corner guards, Novak 231 cable shifter, EBC green stuff/Centric rotors (rear), Savvy tub rails, Savvy taillights
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post #455 of 513 Old 11-10-2010, 01:40 PM
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Or... you can call up your ex's ins. company and tell them that more damage was found to the Jeep when it was being pulled apart for upgrades. It turns out that she destroyed the axle and you now need a new axle. Quote them dealership price and negotiate. That will get you that hp 30 faster.

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post #456 of 513 Old 11-10-2010, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
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About that, yeah... It wasn't so much insurance as it was her granddad (who owns an insurance company) writing me a check. So I really doubt that he'll help at all, especially since from what I hear via facebook he effectively disowned her after I left...

My Build

2005 TJ Sport, Light Khaki Metallic
RE 3.5" coils, OME shocks, Currie control arms, JKS track bars, JKS 1.25 BL, JKS 1 BMML, 35x12.5x15 Goodyear MT/Rs, American Racing ATX Chamber (Teflon), JB Conversions SS SYE, Tom Woods driveshaft, Savvy Gas Tank Skid, Warn 9.5ti, Viking synthetic winchline w/safety thimble, Metalcloak bumper, Metalcloak steering box skid, Savvy rear bumper, HP30 w/Aussie Locker, Barnett cover, XRF ball joints, Savvy tie rod flip, mini-skids, housing end JJ's, , Currie Steering, OME steering stabiliser, Metalcloak Tube Fenders/rear flares/rocker guards, ORO SwayLOC, Banks Stinger Exhaust, Cobra 75 WX ST with Wilson Silver Load, S-POD, Alpine/MOPAR RB1 Navigation Unit w/MOPAR iPod integration, Superlift Truspeed speedo correction, Lightforce 140 Lance driving lights, OTRATTW switch panel, Tinted UPOL Raptor Liner, Savvy Black Magic brakes, Centric rotors, Superior Evo rear shafts

In the garage: Viking Offroad 350 series Hawse fairlead, ARB compressor, Savvy corner guards, Novak 231 cable shifter, EBC green stuff/Centric rotors (rear), Savvy tub rails, Savvy taillights
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post #457 of 513 Old 11-10-2010, 02:19 PM
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Wow... that is pretty funny, but sucks for you. Build it yourself or spend the money on a JK 44

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post #458 of 513 Old 11-10-2010, 08:53 PM
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Good looking build. How do you like the goodyears?

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post #459 of 513 Old 11-10-2010, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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Good looking build. How do you like the goodyears?
Thanks! I love them so far. Very low noise on the street, hardly more than my all-terrains were. Haven't had the opportunity to test them offroad yet, but from what everybody else has said, I'm sure I'll be pleased.

Got in contact with Gerald over at Savvy tonight about ordering some Superior shafts for the the rear. Hopefully that'll all be finalized tomorrow, and I can get this thing drivable again soon. Due to the wobble, my rear brake pads are toast, so I'm going to go ahead and order EBC green stuff pads and Centric rotors while I'm at it.

In other news, I finally got the hubs and knuckles off the HP30, so now I just need to go rent a ball joint press and then get to grinding!

My Build

2005 TJ Sport, Light Khaki Metallic
RE 3.5" coils, OME shocks, Currie control arms, JKS track bars, JKS 1.25 BL, JKS 1 BMML, 35x12.5x15 Goodyear MT/Rs, American Racing ATX Chamber (Teflon), JB Conversions SS SYE, Tom Woods driveshaft, Savvy Gas Tank Skid, Warn 9.5ti, Viking synthetic winchline w/safety thimble, Metalcloak bumper, Metalcloak steering box skid, Savvy rear bumper, HP30 w/Aussie Locker, Barnett cover, XRF ball joints, Savvy tie rod flip, mini-skids, housing end JJ's, , Currie Steering, OME steering stabiliser, Metalcloak Tube Fenders/rear flares/rocker guards, ORO SwayLOC, Banks Stinger Exhaust, Cobra 75 WX ST with Wilson Silver Load, S-POD, Alpine/MOPAR RB1 Navigation Unit w/MOPAR iPod integration, Superlift Truspeed speedo correction, Lightforce 140 Lance driving lights, OTRATTW switch panel, Tinted UPOL Raptor Liner, Savvy Black Magic brakes, Centric rotors, Superior Evo rear shafts

In the garage: Viking Offroad 350 series Hawse fairlead, ARB compressor, Savvy corner guards, Novak 231 cable shifter, EBC green stuff/Centric rotors (rear), Savvy tub rails, Savvy taillights
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post #460 of 513 Old 11-11-2010, 07:58 AM
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How did you not know your back axles was bent. That was before the metalcloaks right?
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post #461 of 513 Old 11-11-2010, 08:37 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah, it was. They weren't bent the whole time, just weakened. Then over time, the stress of normal driving made them bend at the flange. Even now, you can't tell until you get the jeep up in the air and start spinning the wheels. Then there's a pronounced wobble on each side. Besides, I noticed the noise and vibration as soon as it started, it it just wasn't clear what was causing it, since the noise sounded like it was coming from the transmission.

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2005 TJ Sport, Light Khaki Metallic
RE 3.5" coils, OME shocks, Currie control arms, JKS track bars, JKS 1.25 BL, JKS 1 BMML, 35x12.5x15 Goodyear MT/Rs, American Racing ATX Chamber (Teflon), JB Conversions SS SYE, Tom Woods driveshaft, Savvy Gas Tank Skid, Warn 9.5ti, Viking synthetic winchline w/safety thimble, Metalcloak bumper, Metalcloak steering box skid, Savvy rear bumper, HP30 w/Aussie Locker, Barnett cover, XRF ball joints, Savvy tie rod flip, mini-skids, housing end JJ's, , Currie Steering, OME steering stabiliser, Metalcloak Tube Fenders/rear flares/rocker guards, ORO SwayLOC, Banks Stinger Exhaust, Cobra 75 WX ST with Wilson Silver Load, S-POD, Alpine/MOPAR RB1 Navigation Unit w/MOPAR iPod integration, Superlift Truspeed speedo correction, Lightforce 140 Lance driving lights, OTRATTW switch panel, Tinted UPOL Raptor Liner, Savvy Black Magic brakes, Centric rotors, Superior Evo rear shafts

In the garage: Viking Offroad 350 series Hawse fairlead, ARB compressor, Savvy corner guards, Novak 231 cable shifter, EBC green stuff/Centric rotors (rear), Savvy tub rails, Savvy taillights
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post #462 of 513 Old 11-13-2010, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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Made a few purchases today.... Axle end Johnny Joints and HD LCA mounts for my D30, Grainger collars to make a high-lift mount, and a receiver recovery point from Viking Offroad... Also got a kit to use my Metalcloak rear flares with my Savvy corner guards, and some relays and fuse panel to start a power distribution center for some of my switches... I have way too many projects going at one time...





My Build

2005 TJ Sport, Light Khaki Metallic
RE 3.5" coils, OME shocks, Currie control arms, JKS track bars, JKS 1.25 BL, JKS 1 BMML, 35x12.5x15 Goodyear MT/Rs, American Racing ATX Chamber (Teflon), JB Conversions SS SYE, Tom Woods driveshaft, Savvy Gas Tank Skid, Warn 9.5ti, Viking synthetic winchline w/safety thimble, Metalcloak bumper, Metalcloak steering box skid, Savvy rear bumper, HP30 w/Aussie Locker, Barnett cover, XRF ball joints, Savvy tie rod flip, mini-skids, housing end JJ's, , Currie Steering, OME steering stabiliser, Metalcloak Tube Fenders/rear flares/rocker guards, ORO SwayLOC, Banks Stinger Exhaust, Cobra 75 WX ST with Wilson Silver Load, S-POD, Alpine/MOPAR RB1 Navigation Unit w/MOPAR iPod integration, Superlift Truspeed speedo correction, Lightforce 140 Lance driving lights, OTRATTW switch panel, Tinted UPOL Raptor Liner, Savvy Black Magic brakes, Centric rotors, Superior Evo rear shafts

In the garage: Viking Offroad 350 series Hawse fairlead, ARB compressor, Savvy corner guards, Novak 231 cable shifter, EBC green stuff/Centric rotors (rear), Savvy tub rails, Savvy taillights
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post #463 of 513 Old 11-13-2010, 07:37 PM
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More stuff for your switches? Come one Doug how much more do you need!?

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post #464 of 513 Old 11-13-2010, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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More stuff for your switches? Come one Doug how much more do you need!?
Never fully wired the OTRATTW switch panel. I'm finally getting around to it, and I'm basically going to make my own Source like the S-POD has. The only thing that currently works in that panel is the USB plug; I really need to change that!

My Build

2005 TJ Sport, Light Khaki Metallic
RE 3.5" coils, OME shocks, Currie control arms, JKS track bars, JKS 1.25 BL, JKS 1 BMML, 35x12.5x15 Goodyear MT/Rs, American Racing ATX Chamber (Teflon), JB Conversions SS SYE, Tom Woods driveshaft, Savvy Gas Tank Skid, Warn 9.5ti, Viking synthetic winchline w/safety thimble, Metalcloak bumper, Metalcloak steering box skid, Savvy rear bumper, HP30 w/Aussie Locker, Barnett cover, XRF ball joints, Savvy tie rod flip, mini-skids, housing end JJ's, , Currie Steering, OME steering stabiliser, Metalcloak Tube Fenders/rear flares/rocker guards, ORO SwayLOC, Banks Stinger Exhaust, Cobra 75 WX ST with Wilson Silver Load, S-POD, Alpine/MOPAR RB1 Navigation Unit w/MOPAR iPod integration, Superlift Truspeed speedo correction, Lightforce 140 Lance driving lights, OTRATTW switch panel, Tinted UPOL Raptor Liner, Savvy Black Magic brakes, Centric rotors, Superior Evo rear shafts

In the garage: Viking Offroad 350 series Hawse fairlead, ARB compressor, Savvy corner guards, Novak 231 cable shifter, EBC green stuff/Centric rotors (rear), Savvy tub rails, Savvy taillights
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post #465 of 513 Old 11-13-2010, 07:44 PM
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Ohhh, well NOW that makes sense. I was just thinking to myself like what the hell is he getting that he needs so many switches for!

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