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Unread 04-03-2014, 04:09 PM   #3556
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You sir are nuts !
Maybe, just a little.

I gotta say, driving the Jeep in fwd is a bit strange. Hopefully I'll get ahold of some u-joints soon.

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Shortcuts to key points in my build: MTRk's OME 2" HD Lift Antirock Skidrow steering box & radiator skids LoD rear bumper
Rokmen Mercenary bumper w/Superwinch Rokmen sliders Skidrow engine skid Rampage Top CB set up
Custom trunk Rokmen 1" Billet spacers JJ track bar Rokmen Adjustable Control Arms Currectlync Steering
Rokmen Trail Corners Metalcloak Overlines Kentrol Hood Latches JK Turn Signals Xenon 4" Flat Flares Hood Decal Duratracs
Derale Tranny Cooler DieHard Factor 55 Thimble Ten Factory Front Chromo Shafts

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Unread 04-04-2014, 05:57 AM   #3557
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New u-joints are supposed to be here today. Hopefully I find time to change them this weekend.
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Moab Trails I've done: Onion Creek, Long Canyon, Dome Plateau, Top of The World (2), Fins-N-Things (2), Poison Spider,
Golden Spike, Gold Bar Rim, Hell's Revenge (2), Baby Lion Back, Cliff Hanger, Moab Rim, Kane Creek Canyon, Strike Ravine

Shortcuts to key points in my build: MTRk's OME 2" HD Lift Antirock Skidrow steering box & radiator skids LoD rear bumper
Rokmen Mercenary bumper w/Superwinch Rokmen sliders Skidrow engine skid Rampage Top CB set up
Custom trunk Rokmen 1" Billet spacers JJ track bar Rokmen Adjustable Control Arms Currectlync Steering
Rokmen Trail Corners Metalcloak Overlines Kentrol Hood Latches JK Turn Signals Xenon 4" Flat Flares Hood Decal Duratracs
Derale Tranny Cooler DieHard Factor 55 Thimble Ten Factory Front Chromo Shafts

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Unread 04-04-2014, 08:19 PM   #3558
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No u-joints this weekend.....I guess I'll find something else to do.
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Golden Spike, Gold Bar Rim, Hell's Revenge (2), Baby Lion Back, Cliff Hanger, Moab Rim, Kane Creek Canyon, Strike Ravine

Shortcuts to key points in my build: MTRk's OME 2" HD Lift Antirock Skidrow steering box & radiator skids LoD rear bumper
Rokmen Mercenary bumper w/Superwinch Rokmen sliders Skidrow engine skid Rampage Top CB set up
Custom trunk Rokmen 1" Billet spacers JJ track bar Rokmen Adjustable Control Arms Currectlync Steering
Rokmen Trail Corners Metalcloak Overlines Kentrol Hood Latches JK Turn Signals Xenon 4" Flat Flares Hood Decal Duratracs
Derale Tranny Cooler DieHard Factor 55 Thimble Ten Factory Front Chromo Shafts

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Unread 04-04-2014, 08:53 PM   #3559
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This is not cool! So you get to drive a Ford Focus on steroids all weekend? Ugh!
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Unread 04-05-2014, 03:18 PM   #3560
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I'm sure glad I didn't have to deal with this factory u-joint on the trail. What a pita.

I at least gave it a shot. I got a torch and melted a bunch of crap out of the caps, but the caps won't budge. These are the worst u-joints I've ever worked on. I guess I'll just have to wait for my buddy to press them out and put the new ones in. Easier for me to let some one else do it I guess...lol.
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Moab Trails I've done: Onion Creek, Long Canyon, Dome Plateau, Top of The World (2), Fins-N-Things (2), Poison Spider,
Golden Spike, Gold Bar Rim, Hell's Revenge (2), Baby Lion Back, Cliff Hanger, Moab Rim, Kane Creek Canyon, Strike Ravine

Shortcuts to key points in my build: MTRk's OME 2" HD Lift Antirock Skidrow steering box & radiator skids LoD rear bumper
Rokmen Mercenary bumper w/Superwinch Rokmen sliders Skidrow engine skid Rampage Top CB set up
Custom trunk Rokmen 1" Billet spacers JJ track bar Rokmen Adjustable Control Arms Currectlync Steering
Rokmen Trail Corners Metalcloak Overlines Kentrol Hood Latches JK Turn Signals Xenon 4" Flat Flares Hood Decal Duratracs
Derale Tranny Cooler DieHard Factor 55 Thimble Ten Factory Front Chromo Shafts

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Unread 04-06-2014, 05:11 PM   #3561
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I'm sure glad I didn't have to deal with this factory u-joint on the trail. What a pita. I at least gave it a shot. I got a torch and melted a bunch of crap out of the caps, but the caps won't budge. These are the worst u-joints I've ever worked on. I guess I'll just have to wait for my buddy to press them out and put the new ones in. Easier for me to let some one else do it I guess...lol.
Look into an OMC ball joint press. I think I got mine new for 130.00. The thing works great for swapping u joints and if you put the C into a vise, it's much easier to work with.
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Unread 04-07-2014, 07:39 PM   #3562
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I want to get some Spicer u-joints, but paying 20 bucks in shipping for 40 bucks in parts ain't happening.....I guess I'll keep looking.

Edit: Got 'em off Amazon, should have just looked there first. lol.

Hopefully I'll be back in 4wd by the weekend.

I still have to find someone to press the old joints out.....and I'll probably have them press the new ones in while they're at it, I'll do the hammer/socket thing if I have too someday.
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Moab Trails I've done: Onion Creek, Long Canyon, Dome Plateau, Top of The World (2), Fins-N-Things (2), Poison Spider,
Golden Spike, Gold Bar Rim, Hell's Revenge (2), Baby Lion Back, Cliff Hanger, Moab Rim, Kane Creek Canyon, Strike Ravine

Shortcuts to key points in my build: MTRk's OME 2" HD Lift Antirock Skidrow steering box & radiator skids LoD rear bumper
Rokmen Mercenary bumper w/Superwinch Rokmen sliders Skidrow engine skid Rampage Top CB set up
Custom trunk Rokmen 1" Billet spacers JJ track bar Rokmen Adjustable Control Arms Currectlync Steering
Rokmen Trail Corners Metalcloak Overlines Kentrol Hood Latches JK Turn Signals Xenon 4" Flat Flares Hood Decal Duratracs
Derale Tranny Cooler DieHard Factor 55 Thimble Ten Factory Front Chromo Shafts

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Unread 04-07-2014, 07:45 PM   #3563
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I want to get some Spicer u-joints, but paying 20 bucks in shipping for 40 bucks in parts ain't happening.....I guess I'll keep looking.
Just try amazon if you haven't already.. free 2 day shipping.
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Unread 04-07-2014, 07:46 PM   #3564
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Just try amazon if you haven't already.. free 2 day shipping.
Just did.....was doing an edit...
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Golden Spike, Gold Bar Rim, Hell's Revenge (2), Baby Lion Back, Cliff Hanger, Moab Rim, Kane Creek Canyon, Strike Ravine

Shortcuts to key points in my build: MTRk's OME 2" HD Lift Antirock Skidrow steering box & radiator skids LoD rear bumper
Rokmen Mercenary bumper w/Superwinch Rokmen sliders Skidrow engine skid Rampage Top CB set up
Custom trunk Rokmen 1" Billet spacers JJ track bar Rokmen Adjustable Control Arms Currectlync Steering
Rokmen Trail Corners Metalcloak Overlines Kentrol Hood Latches JK Turn Signals Xenon 4" Flat Flares Hood Decal Duratracs
Derale Tranny Cooler DieHard Factor 55 Thimble Ten Factory Front Chromo Shafts

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Unread 04-08-2014, 12:25 AM   #3565
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Just did.....was doing an edit...
Haha OK good stuff. Actually just bought a new front track bar from them and it'll be here tomorrow so really only a one day turnaround. They are literally the only company I've ever ordered from that could get me stuff earlier than the estimate.
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Unread 04-10-2014, 06:58 AM   #3566
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I'm one step closer to getting my Jeep back to 4wd mode. A buddy brought me knew u-joints last night, but then he decided to take them and the drive shaft with him to switch them out for me.....maybe that's two steps closer.
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Moab Trails I've done: Onion Creek, Long Canyon, Dome Plateau, Top of The World (2), Fins-N-Things (2), Poison Spider,
Golden Spike, Gold Bar Rim, Hell's Revenge (2), Baby Lion Back, Cliff Hanger, Moab Rim, Kane Creek Canyon, Strike Ravine

Shortcuts to key points in my build: MTRk's OME 2" HD Lift Antirock Skidrow steering box & radiator skids LoD rear bumper
Rokmen Mercenary bumper w/Superwinch Rokmen sliders Skidrow engine skid Rampage Top CB set up
Custom trunk Rokmen 1" Billet spacers JJ track bar Rokmen Adjustable Control Arms Currectlync Steering
Rokmen Trail Corners Metalcloak Overlines Kentrol Hood Latches JK Turn Signals Xenon 4" Flat Flares Hood Decal Duratracs
Derale Tranny Cooler DieHard Factor 55 Thimble Ten Factory Front Chromo Shafts

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Unread 04-10-2014, 06:14 PM   #3567
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My set of spare rear u-joints arrived today. Someday I will wheel again.
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Moab Trails I've done: Onion Creek, Long Canyon, Dome Plateau, Top of The World (2), Fins-N-Things (2), Poison Spider,
Golden Spike, Gold Bar Rim, Hell's Revenge (2), Baby Lion Back, Cliff Hanger, Moab Rim, Kane Creek Canyon, Strike Ravine

Shortcuts to key points in my build: MTRk's OME 2" HD Lift Antirock Skidrow steering box & radiator skids LoD rear bumper
Rokmen Mercenary bumper w/Superwinch Rokmen sliders Skidrow engine skid Rampage Top CB set up
Custom trunk Rokmen 1" Billet spacers JJ track bar Rokmen Adjustable Control Arms Currectlync Steering
Rokmen Trail Corners Metalcloak Overlines Kentrol Hood Latches JK Turn Signals Xenon 4" Flat Flares Hood Decal Duratracs
Derale Tranny Cooler DieHard Factor 55 Thimble Ten Factory Front Chromo Shafts

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Unread 04-11-2014, 08:48 PM   #3568
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My buddy returned my rear drive shaft tonight, all cleaned up with shiny new Spicer u-joints installed! I got it back on the Jeep in just a few minutes, took it for a test drive and the squeak is gone!

If you still have stock u-joints in your Rubi shafts, switch them out before they break on the trail.
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Moab Trails I've done: Onion Creek, Long Canyon, Dome Plateau, Top of The World (2), Fins-N-Things (2), Poison Spider,
Golden Spike, Gold Bar Rim, Hell's Revenge (2), Baby Lion Back, Cliff Hanger, Moab Rim, Kane Creek Canyon, Strike Ravine

Shortcuts to key points in my build: MTRk's OME 2" HD Lift Antirock Skidrow steering box & radiator skids LoD rear bumper
Rokmen Mercenary bumper w/Superwinch Rokmen sliders Skidrow engine skid Rampage Top CB set up
Custom trunk Rokmen 1" Billet spacers JJ track bar Rokmen Adjustable Control Arms Currectlync Steering
Rokmen Trail Corners Metalcloak Overlines Kentrol Hood Latches JK Turn Signals Xenon 4" Flat Flares Hood Decal Duratracs
Derale Tranny Cooler DieHard Factor 55 Thimble Ten Factory Front Chromo Shafts

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Unread 04-18-2014, 05:22 PM   #3569
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So today's wrenching involved doing a 5 tire rotation @ 54,978 miles, which means I went 3,038 miles between rotations, and between oil changes, because it did one of those too. (Penzoil 10W-30 / Wix 51085 filter)
Today I did my 5 tire rotation, using my Craftsman impact wrench that my wife gave me for Christmas...it isn't good for much, but it sure sped up the time it took to do the rotation.

I also changed my oil, at 58,010 miles, which means I went 3,032 miles between oil changes. I used the same oil and filter brands as last time. The Duratrac's went on at 47,400 miles, so I now have 10,610 miles on them (In 13 months), and they're holding up pretty damn good.

I took one of the daughters to Rockford today and on the way there we ran into a traffic jam on the interstate...which started 3 miles from the point where the road construction causing the jam started. Only being a few miles north of a cross road, I cut through the median and did a u-turn...my daughter just laughed and laughed. It wasn't posted no u-turn.

I should remind myself that my rear u-joints were changed right around 58,000 miles as well.
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Moab Trails I've done: Onion Creek, Long Canyon, Dome Plateau, Top of The World (2), Fins-N-Things (2), Poison Spider,
Golden Spike, Gold Bar Rim, Hell's Revenge (2), Baby Lion Back, Cliff Hanger, Moab Rim, Kane Creek Canyon, Strike Ravine

Shortcuts to key points in my build: MTRk's OME 2" HD Lift Antirock Skidrow steering box & radiator skids LoD rear bumper
Rokmen Mercenary bumper w/Superwinch Rokmen sliders Skidrow engine skid Rampage Top CB set up
Custom trunk Rokmen 1" Billet spacers JJ track bar Rokmen Adjustable Control Arms Currectlync Steering
Rokmen Trail Corners Metalcloak Overlines Kentrol Hood Latches JK Turn Signals Xenon 4" Flat Flares Hood Decal Duratracs
Derale Tranny Cooler DieHard Factor 55 Thimble Ten Factory Front Chromo Shafts

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Unread 04-20-2014, 02:20 PM   #3570
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Going topless on Easter!



My dog was happy to be out again too.
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Moab Trails I've done: Onion Creek, Long Canyon, Dome Plateau, Top of The World (2), Fins-N-Things (2), Poison Spider,
Golden Spike, Gold Bar Rim, Hell's Revenge (2), Baby Lion Back, Cliff Hanger, Moab Rim, Kane Creek Canyon, Strike Ravine

Shortcuts to key points in my build: MTRk's OME 2" HD Lift Antirock Skidrow steering box & radiator skids LoD rear bumper
Rokmen Mercenary bumper w/Superwinch Rokmen sliders Skidrow engine skid Rampage Top CB set up
Custom trunk Rokmen 1" Billet spacers JJ track bar Rokmen Adjustable Control Arms Currectlync Steering
Rokmen Trail Corners Metalcloak Overlines Kentrol Hood Latches JK Turn Signals Xenon 4" Flat Flares Hood Decal Duratracs
Derale Tranny Cooler DieHard Factor 55 Thimble Ten Factory Front Chromo Shafts

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