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post #16 of 222 Old 07-06-2010, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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did my first interstate test this evening with it, got up to 80 with it and no shakes or rattles out of it... everything is good to go with it, now time to see what this thing will do on the trail....

looking for a 30 pocket locker if anybody has one cheap....lol

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post #17 of 222 Old 07-12-2010, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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got started on the ramp today.. im doin angle runners up the middle like trailer ramps, one because it cheaper and exp. metal, i think it will be more grip goin up..i also made it 22 inches wide for double jeeps at car shows and wider tires...
its not done by no means, will have it done by fri evening sometime.
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post #18 of 222 Old 07-18-2010, 07:54 AM Thread Starter
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well, got the rti ramp made and it did great..scc4x4 had a meet and greet and everybody got to play on it, i didnt get a lot of pics but everybody had fun...

for the first time flexing the jeep to see what it had it did very well.... just need some limiting straps in the rear now...
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post #19 of 222 Old 07-18-2010, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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heres a few more pics
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post #20 of 222 Old 07-18-2010, 04:31 PM
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very nice three thumbs up!
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post #21 of 222 Old 07-18-2010, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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very nice three thumbs up!
thanks man..
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post #22 of 222 Old 07-18-2010, 06:34 PM
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Love the custom fab work!
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post #23 of 222 Old 07-26-2010, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
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ive been having driveline problems since i put the jeep back together and after i tore the transfer case down for the second time to make sure any bearings hadden for some reason went bad we found the driveshaft i bought from tom woods had a bad cv in it...tom is sending me another one this week...

other than that, no wheeling has been done yet and its killing me to go... but she driving like a dream on the pavement thou...
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post #24 of 222 Old 07-27-2010, 04:57 AM
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Chris,

What kind of driveline issues were you experiencing out of curiousity? Just vibes, noise, or both? I have a vibe that I have been chasing forever and I have a tom woods rear CV shaft and a brand new custom CV shaft from Tatton driveline. Pinion angles are reading perfect and pinion yokes and T-Case yokes tight so I was just curious what your symptoms were? Thanks man and the jeep looks great!

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post #25 of 222 Old 07-27-2010, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
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Chris,

What kind of driveline issues were you experiencing out of curiousity? Just vibes, noise, or both? I have a vibe that I have been chasing forever and I have a tom woods rear CV shaft and a brand new custom CV shaft from Tatton driveline. Pinion angles are reading perfect and pinion yokes and T-Case yokes tight so I was just curious what your symptoms were? Thanks man and the jeep looks great!
well, wasnt really a vibe or noise, lil squeak every now and then. but its was a bumping coming up from underneath, faster you go, faster it went... i tore the transfer case apart thinking it was the sye that was just put in at the same time, or if it was a bearing went bad.. tore the rearend cover off and checked there to... took the rear shaft out and run it in front fwd and no noise put it back in and had noise.. checked the droop in the shaft and there was plenty.. its just a bad cv, bearings go bad..sucks but oh'well.. so i hope that helps ya...
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post #26 of 222 Old 07-27-2010, 07:15 PM
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Cool, Hope your new shaft works out for you. I think I have traced my issue to the rear CV as well so looks like it is time to rebuild. Thanks for the info and I'm looking forward to seeing the new setup in action.

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post #27 of 222 Old 08-09-2010, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
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Cool, Hope your new shaft works out for you. I think I have traced my issue to the rear CV as well so looks like it is time to rebuild. Thanks for the info and I'm looking forward to seeing the new setup in action.
thanks man, i will be getting my new shaft in tomorrow and i hope it works ok... im goin up on potts sunday morning for a ride if you want to come over.. sean should be coming over too...

im also goin to be ordering my locker for the front this week and in time for bigdogs... just wish i had the 44 and the 9in in before too..

97 TJ, custom long arm, custom tri link rear, 44 front-9in rear, Detroit and Yukon lockers, 4:88s, 37" bfg's ,tube fenders and crusher corners, process never ends...
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post #28 of 222 Old 08-30-2010, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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ive been working on the jeep a lil bit, got all my high steer working on tonight.. one ton chevy tie rods.. ive made both rods from 1 1/4" 5/16 wall tubing we had at the shop and drilled the ends out to 7/8-18 for tapping! had to work on the front long arm mount bolt because it was getting into my driveshaft lil bit...just lil bugs to work out...but i hope to have just about everything covered by the end of this weekend, may if i have time to move the rear upper spring mount back to where my spring is straight up and down. before next weekend to go to big dogs...

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post #29 of 222 Old 10-24-2010, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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potts mtn poker run 10-23-10 pictures by AllMyExs9799 - Photobucket

had a blast on a poker run on potts mountain yest.. jeep is doin great... cant wait to get the 44 front and 9in rear in...

97 TJ, custom long arm, custom tri link rear, 44 front-9in rear, Detroit and Yukon lockers, 4:88s, 37" bfg's ,tube fenders and crusher corners, process never ends...
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nice jeep and awesome fab skills
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