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Unread 01-05-2009, 02:39 PM   #61
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Looking great. Have you locked your axles yet?

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Unread 01-06-2009, 01:46 PM   #62
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nah no lockers, dont feel like I need them/really want them. I have a lot of fun with it w/o lockers, not going to be doing super hard stuff so I dont really need them right now
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Unread 01-28-2009, 11:55 PM   #63
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Well the t case is still broken and the tie rod is still bent, not worried though. The other day I found a marble sized hole in my head light so today I went out and bought some Silverstars. So much better than the old lights. No pics of them but they only took about 20 minutes to do, did it in between classes. Hopefully i will be getting a job shortly and start making some money... haha I think I have been saying that for a long time.
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Unread 01-29-2009, 07:52 AM   #64
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I've been thinking about getting a set of those, I may just have to. The stockers are so dim.
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Unread 04-02-2009, 07:45 PM   #65
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Bump for a great build!!

Hope Ill see you around RC soon. Check out SIRA4x4.net its another club that covers our area.
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Unread 04-02-2009, 08:00 PM   #66
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Thank you, I will definitely check out the site and try to catch up with you guys sometime at Rausch

I havent updated this thread in a while due to the lack of progress and moolah. I have been getting some plans together for this upcoming summer though.

A few things I want to do:
redo the roof, its peeling and flaking again
once I get my transfer case situation figured out I will most likely be going with a Novak Shifter
remove the axles and paint them along with the long arms and brackets
paint frame and other miscellaneous things
if money permits I would like to go with a different steering setup, most likely involving new knuckles and possible high steer
I also need to get my gears installed

Those are the plans so expect this thread to start back up in the next month and a half or so.

Cheers, MG
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Unread 04-02-2009, 11:00 PM   #67
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how's the 35s with 3:55s doing? I'll be 35s next week with 4:10s just getting your take on it.
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Unread 04-03-2009, 12:46 AM   #68
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They arent too bad, highway is good, around town sucks. Just gotta be mindfull of the 3.55's. Cant be driving lead-footed and you'll be fine.
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Unread 04-09-2009, 08:59 PM   #69
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So after reading my brother's build thread and him talking about u joints I went out and checked mine. I have been having a clunking from the rear when I let off the gas or acceleration so I figured it was a u joint. Checked it out and found my rearmost u joint in my RE driveshaft was completely toasted. 2 of the caps were wallowed out and all the needle bearings were gone. Went to autozone and got a replacement, completely quiet now and so much smoother.

Toasted joint:


Wallowed and rusted cap, notice the wear on the joint:


I guess thats what happens when you dont grease em:


Pretty new one:
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Unread 04-09-2009, 09:48 PM   #70
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Pretty new one:
With those 35s and stock gears expect that ujoint to be dead soon as well. Too much stress on your driveline components. Also replace the next one with a spicer, you'll be happier in the long run. I just got done replacing my "new" autozone ujoints with spicers in both driveshafts.
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Unread 04-09-2009, 10:36 PM   #71
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With those 35s and stock gears expect that ujoint to be dead soon as well. Too much stress on your driveline components. Also replace the next one with a spicer, you'll be happier in the long run. I just got done replacing my "new" autozone ujoints with spicers in both driveshafts.
Yea, I realize this, just gotta get it on the road. I have gears that will hopefully be installed this summer. Ill get the spicer next time for sure, just needed a quick fix.
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Unread 04-09-2009, 10:39 PM   #72
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Yea, I realize this, just gotta get it on the road. I have gears that will hopefully be installed this summer. Ill get the spicer next time for sure, just needed a quick fix.
I hear ya. That's what I was thinking when i put 6 AZ joints in my driveshafts. Two wheeling trips and they were junk.
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Unread 04-09-2009, 11:22 PM   #73
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that is a great looking xj
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Unread 04-12-2009, 04:19 PM   #74
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Some up to date pics

Here are some pics from today, enjoy







Found these pics from earlier this year, 1 little Yota and a Land Rover, got a call that these kids were stuck, broke a C4x4 tow hook and bracket and snapped a chain and my strap trying to get them out. They ended up calling a towing service and he ended up breaking his truck in half. They were finally pulled out by a much larger truck.









Pretty sure both kids got tickets from the DNR and maybe trespassing tickets as well.
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Unread 04-12-2009, 06:48 PM   #75
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Haha forgot about the rubicon stickers. Looking good, i'm repainting my rear bumper as we speak.
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