If the joint is already screwed up - use flame-heat (cutting torch would work great, small propane torch might get warm enough) to heat up the steel around the joint - while very hot hit it with WD-40 a few times - re-heat - re-hit with WD-40 ... and once it is cool enough to touch (still warm) try to remove the dead-joint.
Hello, my name is Vance and I am a Jeepaholic. Its better to be naked with your friends, than to be clothed with your enemies
Silver 2006 TJ Unlimited, zombie ready as the daily-driver
So, i've been thinking about exhaust, even though i don't know crap about it. With the help from my brother, i'm leaning towards a Rusty's exhaust with a Flowmaster 50. I don't want anything too loud or obnoxious. If anyone has any advice or suggestions or anything, let me know.
Get a Banks monster exhaust system. Thats what I got and it sounds great. Highly recommended.
2003 Jeep Wrangler Sport Dana 30 Front, Dana 35 Rear, 5 Speed
2.5'' Rough Country Suspension
33x12.50 Mud Grapplers on 17" Black Rock Vipers
Mopar Rubicon Rockers,Warn Front Bumper, Bestop Rear Bumper, Banks Exhaust, K&N FIPK Next: 1.25 Inch Body lift, SAVVY Corner Armor and Steering, PSC Rocker Knockers
Down the Road: Ford 8.8, 3 Inch Springs, 35" Mud Grapplers on Black 20's
We ended up getting his exhaust worked out today. Cut off the mangled part and cleaned it up. It now ends right past the rear axle in front of the gas tank. It worked out well b/c the exhaust is angled to the side so it has a clear path to exit the car. No more dragging or possibilities of getting it caught from the back. Ill have some pictures up and a video of the Jeep running w/o the muffler, ending just after the cat.
Friend took my "offroading" for my first time...Or just driving through mud pits over and over. Never doing that again.
Than the second time out, just some trails, through a little river, you know.
And again back to that same spot:
hey logan,,, i was just skimming... I cant wait to get my lift and junk on. Im to embarrased to start my build thread just yet... maybe we can do some offroading no it any big mud holes.... I miss that cj-7... these little 6 cylinders are killing me... I dont want to imagine what its going to be like with 35's... keep it up bro... we shall take my jeeps off virginity together as I have taken yours.... (not yours as in virginity, but your jeep's on my old trails that we cant use any more....)
First i still have to rebuild the arms which is becoming more of pain than i ever thought it would be. After that, maybe a trip to rausch in january, and as for new parts probably either a heavy duty steering system, or some track bars. But we'll see. And yeah tom, your jeep should be sick soon, let me know how it's coming. and i also heard that you/your dad can weld real well so we should get together and weld me up a front bumper.
So tonight I finally got the joints on the lower arms apart and rebuilt. Such a pain in the butt. After two days soaking in PB blaster, using the SF joint key, the one last piece of the joint wouldn't budge and nearly destroyed the key. With the help of my dad and brother we had to cut the part out with a dremel than wire wheel the threads. Put the new joints together tonight and tomorrow i'll grease them up so come christmas I can put them on. As for the uppers, I drilled the bushings out but need to cut out the ring that was around them and take it somewhere to have the new ring with the new bushing in it pressed into the arms. Once that's done i'll have a nice set of RE upper and lower control arms, hopefully in time for some 4wheeling this Sunday and maybe Rausch on the
If I get around to it, i'll put up some pictures of the arms tomorrow.