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Unread 04-19-2012, 09:02 AM   #241
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I am interested to see how you set up your tereflex steering knuckle as I am looking to do the same thing. Are you planning to run 1 ton joints? If so, do you know if the knuckle is tapered for them or are you going to have to modify it? Also, are you planning to run the joints over or under the knuckle? Just curious.

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Unread 04-19-2012, 09:19 AM   #242
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I am interested to see how you set up your tereflex steering knuckle as I am looking to do the same thing. Are you planning to run 1 ton joints? If so, do you know if the knuckle is tapered for them or are you going to have to modify it? Also, are you planning to run the joints over or under the knuckle? Just curious.

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I am expecting to get the 1 ton TRE's. I have a Snap-On 7* reamer my buddy let me borrow so putting a taper in it shouldn't be too bad. The Teraflex knuckle from what I understand is tapered for the stock TRE's and it's under the knuckle on the tie rod but I'm unsure on the drag link mount. My plan is to mount the tie rod over the knuckle and see how the drag link mounts to it. Depending on any interference I will flip the drag link on the knuckle and run it that way to keep it out of the tie rod on full compression. If the pitman arm is interfering I may look for a Ranger one or maybe try to flip it and taper it accordingly. From what I've read (and hopefully I'm not wrong) the 1 ton TRE's are large enough so the taper I put in will be the thickness of the knuckle arm.

It's a bit of a gamble I think but I'll make it work somehow. I'm still waiting on the guy to make my new tie rod then he's going to ship it all. It might not be for another couple weeks but I'm not in a huge hurry so I'm working on the spring plates.
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Unread 04-19-2012, 11:00 AM   #243
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I like my 1 ton TRE's!


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Unread 04-19-2012, 11:04 AM   #244
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Very nice good sir. I will try to use a drill press for the Teraflex knuckle and may take my driver's side one off depending.

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Unread 04-19-2012, 11:10 AM   #245
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Just went a little at a time until the tie rod end fit good. Very scientific!
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Unread 04-19-2012, 11:25 AM   #246
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Just went a little at a time until the tie rod end fit good. Very scientific!
That's what I was planning on doing
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Unread 04-19-2012, 11:26 AM   #247
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Unread 04-19-2012, 11:45 AM   #248
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Good info there Nib's!
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Unread 04-19-2012, 11:57 AM   #249
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Anybody have experience using these? Tapered Steering Knuckle Insert from Ruff Stuff? It says all you need is a 7/8" drill bit. Seems like it might work for this application.
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Unread 04-19-2012, 12:34 PM   #250
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Anybody have experience using these? Tapered Steering Knuckle Insert from Ruff Stuff? It says all you need is a 7/8" drill bit. Seems like it might work for this application.
If I didn't have a reamer at my disposal I was probably going to use those.
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Unread 04-19-2012, 12:53 PM   #251
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Thanks for the compliments. As far as cooling goes with the XJ pump there was no difference. The only difference is the flange on the shaft. It gave me more clearance for the fan and since I had the radiator and fan out there was no reason not to swap it. With the Taurus e-fan my engine ran almost too cool at times but on the highway it overheats.

Coincidentally I spoke to a guy named Doug at Morris Mountain who was wheeling a built Jeepster. He worked for Built Tough Radiators who custom make their radiators for your application out of Texas. I told him my problem and he said my radiator was plugged.

For aesthetics I'm more function over fashion. Rust was starting to develop on the body where I smashed into a tree and I can't have that. It's not very classy but it serves a purpose. I hear you on the Florida wheeling. Luckily I have access to the Appalachian Mountains and the hill country in East Alabama.
Thanks for the info.

And I know what you mean. I just found it amusing. I still think it looks great.

And I'm moving up to central NC or Colorado in about 2-1/2-3 yrs once I graduate / my Mom retires. We're gonna move to the same area. And those two places look like they'll have awesome wheeling spots. I'll miss the ocean, but not as much as I'll enjoy nature.
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Thanks for the info.

And I know what you mean. I just found it amusing. I still think it looks great.

And I'm moving up to central NC or Colorado in about 2-1/2-3 yrs once I graduate / my Mom retires. We're gonna move to the same area. And those two places look like they'll have awesome wheeling spots. I'll miss the ocean, but not as much as I'll enjoy nature.
I think it adds some ruggedness to it but that's just me. The area is great. I'd love to settle down in NC somewhere. Preferably in the western part but who knows. My fiance lives in Knoxville, TN right now which is only 30 minutes East of Windrock OHV. I'm looking forward to riding over there.
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Unread 04-19-2012, 01:03 PM   #253
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I think it adds some ruggedness to it but that's just me. The area is great. I'd love to settle down in NC somewhere. Preferably in the western part but who knows. My fiance lives in Knoxville, TN right now which is only 30 minutes East of Windrock OHV. I'm looking forward to riding over there.
I saw that you got engaged in the thread! I forgot to congratulate you!

I have a lot of friends in Asheville, NC, and I heard Knoxville is great.

We're choosing NC because we both fell in love with the people (being born and raised in Miami, any amount of hospitality is a God send, and courtesy is non-existent), and also the mountains are there! I plan on moving right in between Greensboro / Winston-Salem / Charlotte. Maybe when I go up we can wheel.

But I am thoroughly jealous of the places you have access to.

There are no ORV parks down in South Florida, there's a few government run trails, but they're all mud and door-high water. Which is cool, but I'm not too into mud.
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I saw that you got engaged in the thread! I forgot to congratulate you!

I have a lot of friends in Asheville, NC, and I heard Knoxville is great.

We're choosing NC because we both fell in love with the people (being born and raised in Miami, any amount of hospitality is a God send, and courtesy is non-existent), and also the mountains are there! I plan on moving right in between Greensboro / Winston-Salem / Charlotte. Maybe when I go up we can wheel.

But I am thoroughly jealous of the places you have access to.

There are no ORV parks down in South Florida, there's a few government run trails, but they're all mud and door-high water. Which is cool, but I'm not too into mud.
Thanks man. Yeah she is my high school sweetheart. We've been together since I was 16 and her 15. Went to school together but never had a class together. We got engaged last June in San Francisco. I proposed to her in the Golden Gate Park (not the bridge mind you). We came to an open area and miraculously no one was there so I did my thing. I later found out that was the AIDS Memorial Garden I'm laughing but in a good way. From there we rented a car and drove up the Western seaboard and ending in Portland, OR. It was a blast. I actually was on vacation last week and the first part we hiked 7.5 miles in the Smokys on a trail called "The Jump Off". I'll post pics if I can find them.

Asheville is a lot of fun. We went there this past New Years, enjoyed the city and went on the Booze Cruise. We visited (3) breweries and once again had a blast. Knoxville is pretty nice too. I've heard folks say it's an ugly city but I disagree. There are a lot of hidden treasures there. The only thing I don't care for is all the orange. Apparently there is some kind of school there

I've been to Miami once years ago. It was nice but I really need to learn spanglish if I want to go back.
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Unread 04-19-2012, 02:30 PM   #255
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Thanks man. Yeah she is my high school sweetheart. We've been together since I was 16 and her 15. Went to school together but never had a class together. We got engaged last June in San Francisco. I proposed to her in the Golden Gate Park (not the bridge mind you). We came to an open area and miraculously no one was there so I did my thing. I later found out that was the AIDS Memorial Garden I'm laughing but in a good way. From there we rented a car and drove up the Western seaboard and ending in Portland, OR. It was a blast. I actually was on vacation last week and the first part we hiked 7.5 miles in the Smokys on a trail called "The Jump Off". I'll post pics if I can find them.

Asheville is a lot of fun. We went there this past New Years, enjoyed the city and went on the Booze Cruise. We visited (3) breweries and once again had a blast. Knoxville is pretty nice too. I've heard folks say it's an ugly city but I disagree. There are a lot of hidden treasures there. The only thing I don't care for is all the orange. Apparently there is some kind of school there

I've been to Miami once years ago. It was nice but I really need to learn spanglish if I want to go back.
HAHAHA. Great story for the children if there are any in the future.

That sounds real nice, though. Trips and partners never worked well with me. Not sure why.

But, yeah. There's more breweries per square mile in that town than in any other town in the nation.

I have to visit Knoxville eventually.

And Miami is a bad place, man. I know a bit of Spanish just because I had to. But the people are very rude. If you can get around that, it has awesome outdoor activities. Boating, fishing, diving, airboating, hiking -- the Everglades is beautiful! But if you're in the city, it's kind of a dump. I could recommend a lot of other places that does things Miami does better. Unless you want a beach-side club. But that's not my scene.
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