In the garage tonight I discovered one of the locker pumps isn't working like the other. Opened it up and found a line on the circuit board is toast. When I jumper the line the pump works like it is supposed to. Going to take it into work tomorrow and try to see if any of the nerds at work can solder a jumper into the circuit board to save the pump.
I was on the fence about them. one day I was all JJs b/c i dont need MCs joints, the next day I was back to MCs joint. Tax refund being bigger than I expected settled that argument for me.
I feel that either the JJ or the Duroflex joint will be a huge imporvement over stock arms. the fact that I am going to redo the suspension probably will have more of an impact than either joint would. But for the extra $100 or so I figured I would give them a shot since i am trying to retain as much road manners as possible. everything i have read seems to indicate that the joints are just as tight as JJ but soak up a bit more road vibration. I will have no direct comparison to JJs to base my reviews on, but i have high hopes based on Impeds review.
The pump should be fixed here shortly. working for a special communications division of the DoD has its perks.
ordered threaded weld in bungs from Ruffstuff. These ones are a bit more expensive than the cheaper currie ones savvy sells, but they have hex heads instead of the round currie ones. Savvy sells hex head threded inserts that come with Jam nuts, but they are $10 more per insert. The MC joints I bought come with Jam nuts so i dont need to buy them elsewhere which is nice b/c they can be expensive.
Hex heads will make tightening the jam nuts down easier without having to use a pipe wrench on the control arm.
Its a solid pump from my experience but I have seen a few that were cooked and a few that had broken nipples .
thats the same impression i have of these pumps. I just had never heard of anyone pulling the cover off the bottom of the pump and finding the same damage I found. trying to figure out that the PO did to fry the pump.
either way hopefully i dont have any problems with my fix.
got a call from Will at Metalcloak saturday saying that the joints will ship in 3-4 weeks. the final countdown to build time begins.
I still need to work on the brake lines, flip the backing plates, install and wire the locker pumps, and pick up a pinion seal for the new 1310 yoke. I also need to get an exhaust shop identified to reroute the exhaust post 4 link.