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post #766 of 1580 Old 01-18-2013, 03:47 PM
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Well I found out the welder I was given is a Farmhand 115V MIG. I did some searching and it doesn't seem to be that great. Then again, I can't complain because I didn't pay for it. I actually tacked the upper and lower ball joints in this afternoon with it and it didn't do that great. I may need to just practice and give it some TLC. I do not plan on using it for 1/4" material as it appears to only be for smaller stuff.
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Well I might know of a HH140 going up for sale soon.
Let me know when.

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This is what your upper ball joint SHOULDN'T look like installed.
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Here's the new Moog. I tried out my new to me welder but I wasn't impressed. I tacked it on the C because it didn't fit as tightly as I would have liked. The other ball joint opened up the top a lot.
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Oh yeah, I put my spare on the front drivers side. I have never used it and it's been several years since I bought it. That wheel was particularly bad as it had the most dents. I figured I should get some use out of it as I plan on going to 35's for my next set of tires.
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What's your voltage setting maxed out when you tacked the ball joints
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What's your voltage setting maxed out when you tacked the ball joints
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Louie! Great build. I've been silently watching for a while now!

One quick question! How do you like the 33x10.50 KM2s. They're on my list of choices.

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Louie! Great build. I've been silently watching for a while now!

One quick question! How do you like the 33x10.50 KM2s. They're on my list of choices.
I love those KM2's. They have served me well. They ride great on the road but grab on the rocks and are decent in the mud (which I don't get into if I can help it). They also wear very well and since I drive up to a couple hundred miles to my wheeling sites that's a good thing.

I'm planning on some 35 x 12.50 KM2's next simply because I want more ground clearance. I air mine down around 15 or so but I also lose some height. I end up bashing and smashing rocks (usually regardless of tire size though).

I highly recommend them.

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I love those KM2's. They have served me well. They ride great on the road but grab on the rocks and are decent in the mud (which I don't get into if I can help it). They also wear very well and since I drive up to a couple hundred miles to my wheeling sites that's a good thing.

I'm planning on some 35 x 12.50 KM2's next simply because I want more ground clearance. I air mine down around 15 or so but I also lose some height. I end up bashing and smashing rocks (usually regardless of tire size though).

I highly recommend them.
Thanks for the info louie. I really like the tall skinny look, but I doubt I'll be ready to run 35s by this summer when I plan to get tires so this may be the next best option. I am glad hear that they have good road manners because it is my daily driver, but I have reached a point where my all terrains are my weakest link on the trails.

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Thanks for the info louie. I really like the tall skinny look, but I doubt I'll be ready to run 35s by this summer when I plan to get tires so this may be the next best option. I am glad hear that they have good road manners because it is my daily driver, but I have reached a point where my all terrains are my weakest link on the trails.
I ran some BFG A/T's for a time. They were OK but they didn't have that great of a performance off-road. At least in the terrain I was in. Good luck with the tire selection as that can be a big decision when you start looking at 33's and above.

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Here's the new Moog. I tried out my new to me welder but I wasn't impressed. I tacked it on the C because it didn't fit as tightly as I would have liked. The other ball joint opened up the top a lot.
You can cut the wire speed way down till it gives a spray-transfer. This has the same effect as cranking the voltage way up. Popular technique when smoothness penetration and strength are the big requirements.

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You can cut the wire speed way down till it gives a spray-transfer. This has the same effect as cranking the voltage way up. Popular technique when smoothness penetration and strength are the big requirements.
Thanks Pete. I will give this a shot when I have the space to monkey with it. That should be coming soon once we move at the end of the month.

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Lou,


Did you have any problems with the steering shaft being to short for once you put the new steering box bracket on? Don't you have a 1" BL also?
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Did you have any problems with the steering shaft being to short for once you put the new steering box bracket on? Don't you have a 1" BL also?
I hasn't caused a problem as of yet but when I noticed I pushed on the shaft at the slip joint and it had some play plus I saw the tension spring peeping out of the outer part.

So while I haven't had any problems, it's best to address it when I can.

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