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Building a Bumper?Ruffstuff Axle Simple Swap Kit!~Artec JK 1 TON SWAP~

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Unread 01-02-2014, 10:39 AM   #46
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Holy ****....so, Amazon sent me one correct JJ & one incorrect the other day like I said.

...but they overnighted it & guess what it got delayed & got here today.....but it's the wrong one again!

Now they say I need to send the 2 wrong ones back & they're refunding my money for the 1 JJ I didn't get.

So as of now, since November I've paid for (4) JJs, gotten ONE JJ & *some* money back from the post office...

I don't have the funds to keep shelling out for JJs & waiting on my money back

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Unread 01-02-2014, 11:41 AM   #47
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Time for Duroflex? http://www.metalcloak.com/Jeep-Suspe...arts-s/235.htm
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Unread 01-02-2014, 12:03 PM   #48
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I know, I know...but the reason I didn't switch was I couldn't afford to buy 8 duroflex joints right now.

&I have been happy with the JJs I have.

Eventually, I may switch to the duroflex joints, but for now I'm going to call a 4wp store & drive 45min to get a JJ this week...no shipping involved

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Unread 01-03-2014, 07:13 PM   #49
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I've been looking at tires & have been thinking about switching to the duratracs, but I can actually get Km2s cheaper than the duras.

..the reasons I was/am thinking about the duras is:
Weight...ish (only a couple lbs lighter)
Cost (but I can actually get km2s cheaper)

...Snow driving...idk how the km2s are in the snow & I've got no idea where I'm moving yet.

That being said, I've been very, very happy with the km2s & the price the guy I know can get me is hard to pass up

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Unread 01-03-2014, 07:27 PM   #50
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Price is the main reason I'm going with MT/Rs next time I change tires. I was debating between them and the KM2s. I didn't look into snow, but they say the MT/Rs are what I want for rocks and trails.
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Unread 01-03-2014, 07:39 PM   #51
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Price is the main reason I'm going with MT/Rs next time I change tires. I was debating between them and the KM2s. I didn't look into snow, but they say the MT/Rs are what I want for rocks and trails.
Yeah, I've looked at the MT/Rs too. I've been so happy with my km2s & considering the price I can get locally...I'll probably stay with them.

I know the km2s are supposed to have weak sidewalls, but I've dealt with stumps & the fl scrub trees or whatever they are & haven't had trouble. I see the km2 as a really good, aggressive a/t

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Unread 01-04-2014, 04:30 PM   #52
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Greased stuff & think I find my leak...s in the manifold




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Unread 01-04-2014, 07:53 PM   #53
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Also forgot to mention...while I was under the jeep today, I noticed:

1. The trans drain plug is leaking slightly. I checked the level & it's still full (7k since the fluid change)...I'll monitor this & I guess drain & replace the plug sometime

2. My throwout bearing sounds...uh...not good at idle. It's made some noise for a long time, but now it's really loud.

Here's a short video of the tb noise...


Don't know if that link works

http://static.photobucket.com/player...pse91feb24.mp4
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Unread 01-06-2014, 12:17 PM   #54
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Picked up a belt today, when I do the manifold I can put a new belt back on.

Also, emailed Banks with manifold pics, hopefully the warranty process isn't bad.

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Unread 01-08-2014, 01:47 PM   #55
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Pics to come...I added another tire snubber thing on the body tub, & cut off the tabs on the bottom of the rear bumper, & am going to flip the rear bumper.

With the rear bumper flipped, the tire will rest on it...snuggly & won't be stressing the tailgate.

I'd almost like to leave the bumper off & mount my reverse lights to the crossmember...but I'd like to be able to have my spare with me & for right now, having it rest on the bumper will work.

I could make a bracket to mount to the crossmember to hold the tire weight...but I'll just stick with the bumper for now

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Unread 01-08-2014, 03:12 PM   #56
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4 km2s have been ordered & should be in next week

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Unread 01-08-2014, 06:51 PM   #57
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Made a template for the reverse lights from a cereal box tonight. Too late here to be cutting metal, but I'll get the light holes cut tomorrow & probably chop the front bumper & paint em both up





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Unread 01-09-2014, 03:35 PM   #58
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Tires got here today...sorry for the bad pic...it was raining:


Lights & bumper stuff will probably get finished tomorrow

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Unread 01-12-2014, 12:23 PM   #59
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Working on this...finishing.after lunch



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Unread 01-12-2014, 12:32 PM   #60
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More pics later...had to eat, didn't want to be jittery (all the coffee today) while cutting stuff

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