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Unread 04-18-2012, 04:59 PM   #46
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Unread 04-19-2012, 02:03 AM   #47
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Unread 04-19-2012, 02:56 AM   #48
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Looks good. Keep the updates coming.

I just wonder where you get the cash to do all of this? I understand the Military subsidizes your housing but damn. My money goes to gas for three vehicles, mortgage, and beer then jeep.

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Unread 04-19-2012, 06:04 AM   #49
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you are supposed to bump your own thread with UPDATES!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hahaha ok you want an update. I ordered some ball joints a couple days ago. Whenever those get here ill get started on replacing my current ones
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Unread 04-19-2012, 06:09 AM   #50
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Looks good. Keep the updates coming.

I just wonder where you get the cash to do all of this? I understand the Military subsidizes your housing but damn. My money goes to gas for three vehicles, mortgage, and beer then jeep.

Thanks, I will keep up on the updates too.

The money situation is weird. I'm a recently divorced E5 with a roomate. I don't necessarily make a lot of money just have more play money than I did when I was married living in San Diego.

In reality I'm just as broke as everyone else, I just have chitty priorities haha
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Unread 04-19-2012, 02:30 PM   #51
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Thanks, I will keep up on the updates too.

The money situation is weird. I'm a recently divorced E5 with a roomate. I don't necessarily make a lot of money just have more play money than I did when I was married living in San Diego.

In reality I'm just as broke as everyone else, I just have chitty priorities haha
I totally understand. Good for you, we all should enjoy our passions. Married, kids and bills, barely have enough for my beer fund even less for the jeep fund.
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Unread 04-29-2012, 03:22 PM   #52
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been a real busy weekend working on the jeep.


i ordered some balljoints online and received them last thurs so i went ahead and tackled that project this weekend.


heres my old balljoints, as you can see i desperately needed new ones




i rented a balljoint press from Autozone and began tearing into it.

i tore the axle down to the C's



both my upper joints were so bad the the balljoint just pressed out of the outer sleeve.




i then used the press and a socket to get the rest of it out


and heres one bare C



i then pressed all my new joints in. i didnt get any pictures of this but i did
knock out a few other things and get some pics


while i had my steering off i decided to throw a fresh coat of paint on it.
BLINGING PLATINUM



while i had the axle apart i realized that my passenger side axle Ujoint is toast


im trying to get this thing ready to go out on the trail next weekend so this put me in a little bind. NO ONE locally sells Spicer joints and i dont really have the time to order some and wait for it to come in, then throw my axle back together for the weekend(work too much during the week)

that being said i went against my better judgement and snagged a Autozone Duralast Gold 297 ujoint. we'll see how long this thing lasts. at least maybe it can last long enough for me to order another joint.

heres the new joint


got the joint out and the shafts seperated


and the old vs new


and finally with the Duralast Gold ujoint installed




one other thing ive needed to do for a while was figure out my front brake lines. i run chevy 1500 brake lines which are 25.5" long and i still max them out. until i buy some longer lines i just moved my hard lines under the frame. this seems to have given me enough space that my shocks will limit before my brake lines.

on that note i have realized now that my shocks are my next limiting factor. i am going to snag some shocks from SSYJ94 when i get some spare cash. they are 13" BBCS. those should work well for me. until then though i figured i should run some limit straps.

as i was perusing through Tractor supply today i ran across the axle straps they sell. they are 2"x24" and rated at 10,000lbs. the ones from poly performance and everywhere else are 1.75" and rated at 7,000lbs. now i know that alot of those are double or quad wrapped but they do have single wrap ones and if those work i dont see why these wouldnt. if they fail i am out $10 a pop. no big deal in my book



i think these my do the trick



i disconnected my shocks and let them go full droop them hooked theses up about an inch before my shacks max.


and all buttoned up





and heres how she sits






well thats all for today folks. i have all my tires loaded up in the back of my truck and hopefully tomorrow will be able to get my new MTRs mounted
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Unread 05-01-2012, 06:50 PM   #53
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got my new(only a couple hundred miles) MTRs mounted today


heres my roomates son posing with them


and mounted



and did a little testing of my limit straps.





should hopefully be heading out to Uwharrie this weekend. i cant wait to get back on the trail again and finally put some of these new parts to the test
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looks good

you sure those leaf spring bolts are long enough?
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Unread 05-02-2012, 07:18 AM   #55
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looks good

you sure those leaf spring bolts are long enough?
yea i tend to over estimate on bolt sizes. better to be too long than too short.
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Unread 05-07-2012, 07:07 AM   #56
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Wow, seems like you have been busy! Good job, keep it going! Waiting to get my genright fenders too, too bad i had to get the ones with 6" flare.. :/
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thanks man. cant wait to see your fenders and see when you start you waggy spring swap. youre going SOA right?

i went out to Uwharrie this last weekend. had a blast.

had some minor carnage. i broke my frame mounted traction bar mount(it actually broke the trans skid that i mounted it too). i also broke a front shock mount and after flat towing home im getting a loud weird clunking sound in my steering column. im going to check the steering linkages and go from there.

ill get some pics up from this weekend when i get the pics from everyone that went
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Unread 05-09-2012, 06:13 AM   #58
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well i had some unfortunate luck yesterday. the passenger wheel bearing went out on my truck so i had to get it towed home from work so i could fix it. easy job though. only took like an hr. i replaced both sides for peace of mind.

this is a sad sight


all tore down





here are some pics i was able to scrounge up from Uwharrie this last weekend








also found a good use for OBA. heres Kevin airing up his air mattress
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Unread 05-10-2012, 07:13 AM   #59
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Man we have been working on the same stuff. My 02 Avalanche just ate a wheel bearing. I need to get a puller, mine had a pressed-in unit hub that I had to beat on for like an hour. I haven't done the other side yet, mine was the passenger side too.

And yeah I had the same deal with the D30, everything was worn out. Since I have a 4-banger I decided to stay with the 30 for now and gear and rebuild it.

Looks like a great wheeling trip man, and I really like your corner armor with the round lights. Might make that a new goal for mine.

I'm going to Coal Creek/Windrock TN in a week, can't wait! Glad everything held up at UWharrie.
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Unread 05-10-2012, 08:12 AM   #60
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Man we have been working on the same stuff. My 02 Avalanche just ate a wheel bearing. I need to get a puller, mine had a pressed-in unit hub that I had to beat on for like an hour. I haven't done the other side yet, mine was the passenger side too.

And yeah I had the same deal with the D30, everything was worn out. Since I have a 4-banger I decided to stay with the 30 for now and gear and rebuild it.

Looks like a great wheeling trip man, and I really like your corner armor with the round lights. Might make that a new goal for mine.

I'm going to Coal Creek/Windrock TN in a week, can't wait! Glad everything held up at UWharrie.
that sucks about your wheel bearing as well. fortunately mine wasnt hard to replace. the bearing are already pressed into the rotors. so it was pretty much just a job of replacing both rotors


im still undecided about the D30. i dont want to put money into it, thats money that could go to something else.

i do have a trussed D30 geared to 4.56 i might throw in and regear my 8.8, then just run it til they explode or i feel like upgrading

thanks for the comments on the corner armor. im pretty happy with how they came out.


have fun on your wheeling trip and be sure to get lots of pics
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