If i did this and went to the junk yard to get spring id just pull the front axle so then id have a d44 front too. And pick up some re-centered h1 rims with mtrs. Hopefully i can get this jeep paid off so this happens, No promises just a man and his jeep thinkin.
Rc quick discos
33x10.50 km2 was a spare tire so I'm just going to pair it up with 3 new ones
5 factory ravine wheels
4 zone shocks
So I installed my front 2.5 springs and shocks up front, but took the spacer out because I didn't want it to be too tall. Well It barley lifted t so I'm pissed I have to take it all back apart to reinstall the spacer. I think for starters I'm going to install the rear springs and shocks and go from there. Measure and decide what spacer i ned up front to level it out. I plan on doing that this weekend.
Because I either have really tall factory rear springs or my frames bent, either way it still sucks monkey dick.
Well I should have left it in 4wd but I didn't. I was on the highway and hit a bump. Got a little squrrily and got it about corrected and bam passenger rear hit the wall and broke the axle and spun me around as I watch my rear tire in the distance. Should have never happens but it did I blame it on my self, stock tires, and mainly; one of the rear shocks that is disconeccted because of a broken bolt that was/ is getting fixed this weekend.
So the damage, to me it appears the body is unharmed, both passenger flares shattered, passenger axle snaped off at the drum, pealed a rim up like a bannana, and a tire got a hole in it. So it appears this axle swap is happening tomorrow. I'm heading down to work to regear it and get it ready.
Damn...that's a real bummer. Sorry to hear that man. The good news is that it all sounds pretty fixable!
Got some work done today but just kind of kept getting stuck with the rear axle. First off went I regeared it at work nothing went right, couldn't find the right bearing kit, couldn't find the right thickness of shims, and pinion seal wasn't right in the kit and no parts store in town had it so off to the jeep dealer. Got the right seal and bearings installed. Also I found a ubolt yoke at work so threw that in too.
The main reason I was thinking all day is because I'm putting rear disk on a drum brake housing I think, anyways I couldn't figure out how the outer axle seal was held in. Basically just a **** show. But I got it figured out had the axle retainer flanges on backwards so I pressed the bearings back off flipped around and added a washer between the brake backing plate and retainer plate to make up for the dust sheild that I'm missing. Its working so far.
Way it sits right now the 35 is out. 44 is ready for oil and brake lines. And work out all the quirks tomorrow. Oh and my camera that I got for Xmas doesn't have a memory card in it and I took 2 pictures today and the memory was full WTF. So I'll grab a memory card tomorrow.
Man, glad the wreck wasn't more serious! Looks like you have a lot of awesome parts going in
I'll check on shipping for the track bar asap
Yes it could have been worse but could have been nothing if I would have just left the rubi rims on it till I got my new ones in. Oh well live and learn.
Got the jeep out of the garage finally!
Had to take the rear calipers apart and Emory papered the pistons, they were sticking on. Works good now.
Some a local wheeler let me try his rusty trackbar out and it was a little too long, other then that it drives pretty good.
Waiting on some sway bars and stock front track bar and I'm going to send her off to the frame shop. I think it might be tweaked just a little, I think the motor mount is binding because I have a slight motor vibration at idle.