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Unread 09-02-2010, 05:24 PM   #751
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My plans for working on the YJ last weekend didn't work out too well, but I'm off tomorrow and I plan to try and get a little further on the front axle.

I'm thinking about throwing the 33's on the Rubi for a little bit, just to see what it feels like, power wise.

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Unread 09-03-2010, 06:53 AM   #752
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I'm thinking about throwing the 33's on the Rubi for a little bit, just to see what it feels like, power wise.
Be careful, you might not want to take them off!
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Unread 09-03-2010, 06:58 AM   #753
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do it! you'll love having them on at the badlands!! now we just need to scratch that pretty yellow paint - and I know just the place
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Unread 09-03-2010, 10:06 AM   #754
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Be careful, you might not want to take them off!
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do it! you'll love having them on at the badlands!! now we just need to scratch that pretty yellow paint - and I know just the place
I put one on, only left about an inch and a half between the tire and the flare. I didn't feel like doing the rest just to drive it down the road, just yet.

I've gone as far as I can with the YJ today, by myself anyway. I got the D30 with 3.55's out, but I'll have to find some help to carry the D30 with 4.10's into the garage. At some point I'll have to get that Aussie swapped over, if I remember right it'll still fit with 4.10's.

I'll need to get new u-bolts for the front....I cut them suckers off...

Gribbs.....the Rubi won't be following you.
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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
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Unread 09-03-2010, 05:09 PM   #755
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Once the wife got home she helped me set the 4.10 D30 in place. Now I just need to hook everything back up. I started on it, but the wife's sister and hubby is coming over for a visit, so I stopped. The brother-in-law is not a jeep guy, so wrenching ain't happening.

It appears the bolt on the driver side tie-rod ball end doesn't want to go on either. The threads are spining, so I'll have to pick up a new bolt and see if that helps, if not, I'm stumped as how to keep the threads in the ball joint from spinning.

I guess I'll have something to do tomorrow.
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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
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Unread 09-03-2010, 05:11 PM   #756
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Not sure if it is the same issue I had, but try jacking up on it, and then tightening it.
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Unread 09-03-2010, 05:26 PM   #757
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Not sure if it is the same issue I had, but try jacking up on it, and then tightening it.
I tried putting a little pressure on it with my floor jack, but without the u-bolts...need new ones...there isn't much pressure. I'll give that another shot once the u-bolts are in place.
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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
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Unread 09-03-2010, 06:12 PM   #758
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Alright like I said it may not even be the issue, I did that on my tie rod end on the drivers side at the knuckle.
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Unread 09-04-2010, 07:28 AM   #759
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Alright like I said it may not even be the issue, I did that on my tie rod end on the drivers side at the knuckle.
I'm thinking you're right, I just couldn't get any pressure on the tie rod end, without the axle fastened to the springs.
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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 09-04-2010, 10:17 AM   #760
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Yj update

I got the shocks, brakes and axle disconnect all hooked back up this morning. I still need u-bolts, nobody in town has them, so I'll be looking on line here pretty soon.

Once I get the front all buttoned up it'll be time to start dealing with the rear, including my troublesome Tom Woods CV shaft.
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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
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Unread 09-04-2010, 10:39 AM   #761
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I just e-mailed Tom Woods about my rear shaft, can't wait to see what he says about it.
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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
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Unread 09-04-2010, 08:09 PM   #762
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Progress....

Here are a few photos of my YJ progress...


3.55 D30 gone.


As you can see I didn't completely remove everything, zip-ties are my friend.


4.10 D30 in, I made a bit of mess.


Another view.


This end of the tie rod isn't being nice. Threads must be a bit boogered or something, they spin and spin, so the nut won't go on.

And here's some damage I did.......


Stupid fender flares.

As you can see there are two cuts....second time was worse. Ouch.

Nobody local has u-bolts so I'm going to have to order some before I go any further.

Still haven't convinced myself to sell this thing....I have an attachment to it.
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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
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Unread 09-05-2010, 07:30 PM   #763
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This end of the tie rod isn't being nice. Threads must be a bit boogered or something, they spin and spin, so the nut won't go on.
if this is what happened to me, the ball socket in the tie rod end broke free, so you have to replace the tie rod end. mind was a stubborn PITA and i had to heat it a ton, spray PB blaster alot, and use 2 big *** pipe wrenches to get it free.

hopefully yours will be easier.

good luck to you, and im glad youre not selling the YJ, its one of my favorites on the forum, and your local to me so i hope to see it in person one day
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Unread 09-05-2010, 09:15 PM   #764
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Yeah I just jacked it up with some decent amount of jacking(cant think of any terms right now) and used an impact and it went right on.
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Unread 09-06-2010, 11:20 AM   #765
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This end of the tie rod isn't being nice. Threads must be a bit boogered or something, they spin and spin, so the nut won't go on.

And here's some damage I did.......


Stupid fender flares.

As you can see there are two cuts....second time was worse. Ouch.
The thread may not be buggered, it can be tough to get it to plunge deep enough to get the nut fully on - especially with an older component.Make sure the shaft and the tapered hole are clean and dry - no oil or grease. Then it should friction itself together enough for proper torque. If it feels sloppy, may as well replace it.

Sorry about the noggin, I feel for you there..., it's a bummer to have to see it until it heals, another excuse to wear a hat...
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