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Unread 07-01-2013, 07:45 AM   #1081
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At what speed does your DW start? Mine shakes at speeds over 60...
Its 40ish to 50. Its pretty bad! I either have to power through it or hit the brakes.

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Unread 07-01-2013, 06:48 PM   #1082
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Not much new with the Jeep lately. I did however install a safari top today, and some shorter shackles over the weekend. The shorter shackles lowered the rear about an inch.

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Unread 07-01-2013, 10:02 PM   #1083
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Not much new with the Jeep lately. I did however install a safari top today, and some shorter shackles over the weekend. The shorter shackles lowered the rear about an inch.

Durn good looking Jeep , one of my favorites on the board .
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Unread 07-02-2013, 05:50 AM   #1084
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Not much new with the Jeep lately. I did however install a safari top today, and some shorter shackles over the weekend. The shorter shackles lowered the rear about an inch.
I would not change a thing. Looks great!
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Unread 07-02-2013, 09:06 PM   #1085
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Durn good looking Jeep , one of my favorites on the board .
Thank you! I appreciate your compliment!

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I would not change a thing. Looks great!
Thanks! While my wallet would love to keep it as is, it needs some things to keep up with how I wheel it. It needs corners (pass. rear is smashed), new rocker guards (passenger rocker is all dickered), and some kind of axle upgrade up front (I broke two front shafts this spring). I'd also like to make room for bigger rubber, maybe a durham hood? We'll see.




In other news, I'm pretty sure I figured out the death wobble. I think its the unit bearings. The stock ones lasted 130,000 miles...last summer I replaced them with napa premiums.
Has anyone heard of napa premium wheel bearings only lasting 7,000 miles?
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Unread 07-02-2013, 09:17 PM   #1086
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Thank you! I appreciate your compliment!
Your more than welcome .

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Thanks! While my wallet would love to keep it as is, it needs some things to keep up with how I wheel it. It needs corners (pass. rear is smashed), new rocker guards (passenger rocker is all dickered), and some kind of axle upgrade up front (I broke two front shafts this spring). I'd also like to make room for bigger rubber, maybe a durham hood? We'll see.
Moab fab seems to have the best price on corners . I like the Rokmen rockers , the attachment method is nice and you gain a mini boatside . And for shafts it seems the RCVs are the way to go , wish I had gone that way myself .
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In other news, I'm pretty sure I figured out the death wobble. I think its the unit bearings. The stock ones lasted 130,000 miles...last summer I replaced them with napa premiums.
Has anyone heard of napa premium wheel bearings only lasting 7,000 miles?
After reading a lot of reviews I went with the Timkens because it seemed like they were the only ones that lasted .
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Unread 07-02-2013, 09:27 PM   #1087
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Moab fab seems to have the best price on corners . I like the Rokmen rockers , the attachment method is nice and you gain a mini boatside . And for shafts it seems the RCVs are the way to go , wish I had gone that way myself.
I definitely dig the moab fab corners. I'd like to find have some good cheap rockers bent up out of some 3/16". I agree on the RCVs, someday .

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After reading a lot of reviews I went with the Timkens because it seemed like they were the only ones that lasted.
That is what I'm learning. I just can't believe that the ones I have went bad so quickly!
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Unread 07-03-2013, 05:04 AM   #1088
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Like the other guys said, your rig is one of my favorites as well! Very clean looking and doesn't look too modded, but well built and capable. Plus being done while in college with a limited budget, impressive!

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That is what I'm learning. I just can't believe that the ones I have went bad so quickly!
Yea, I will stick to Timken as well, just from what I have read, but even one of mine went bad within 6 months and I only put maybe 4k on it... And if I remember correctly the inspection guy had said he was thinking it was going and that was only after maybe 2k, so it could have just been a bum bearing.
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Unread 07-12-2013, 10:06 AM   #1089
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Death Wobble

I recently sold my TJ, but I found out a big proponent of my death wobble was a combination of worn steering ends, and worn out bushings on my control arms. Hope you get that solved, not a fun situation to be dealing with!
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Unread 07-12-2013, 10:55 PM   #1090
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I recently sold my TJ, but I found out a big proponent of my death wobble was a combination of worn steering ends, and worn out bushings on my control arms. Hope you get that solved, not a fun situation to be dealing with!
Thanks man! I actually replaced my unit bearings and added a steering stabilizer the other night. No more shimmy!
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Unread 07-12-2013, 10:57 PM   #1091
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Thanks man! I actually replaced my unit bearings and added a steering stabilizer the other night. No more shimmy!
Its nice to be able to drive it versus survive it
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Unread 07-17-2013, 11:16 AM   #1092
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Unread 07-17-2013, 03:48 PM   #1093
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Red red red red red red red red redneck.............



Got some presents today from brown Santa. Also, I picked up this axle over the weekend. Long story short, I drove my Jeep for the last 9 months with bad pinion bearings. The bearings are good n' dickered. The gear lube is full of fine metal. It needs bearings and probably gears. So I decided to start over with an XJ HP30. I was considering a JK30 but I don't think the amount of work justifies the marginal benefits.




New 4.88 gears, bearings, joints, almost alloys, 1.25" solid tie rod, new tie rod ends, and a solid diff cover. Tie rod flip kit is on its way, and I'm debating on ordering a sleeve kit. I will be reusing my e locker in the new axle.



I'd love to be building a 44, but I think this will do for now.



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Unread 07-17-2013, 06:37 PM   #1094
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That's gonna be one dirtay-thertay! Nice man!
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Unread 07-17-2013, 07:07 PM   #1095
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Sleeves are a cheap investment for the strength you gain and its not much more work to install them when the axle is already torn down . I went with the Poly performance that were $100 , but the Evo Magnums look nice with the seals machined into the sleeves for $50 more . The only time consuming part of the job is drilling all the plug weld holes.
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