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Unread 12-26-2010, 09:01 PM   #751
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I have to tell you that those snow pics are beautiful!! Makes me miss home. One of them might be my new desktop background

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[QUOTE=talentjeep;11502512]if everyone who had problems with an XJ went ahead and burned it there wouldn't be any XJs left.[/QUOTE]
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Unread 12-26-2010, 09:02 PM   #752
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nice, i am so done with fighting it i am about to order a TW full sye for it, both shafts are tight, no slop anywhere, i had both shafts out put the truck in gear and can see the rear yoke is not spinning perfectly true, i guess the HnT is case by case, but if i had known this i would have saved up and done the full sye....i guess nothing is ever as easy at it seems huh lol
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Unread 12-27-2010, 09:38 AM   #753
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Yeah I would go for the full AA sye with tom woods shaft.

I wanted to get my rear shaft balanced today, but Im running out of money. The tires keep getting delayed, as I have to fix other stuff.
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Unread 12-27-2010, 01:17 PM   #754
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i hear you on that man, stinks, its all so close yet so far
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Unread 12-27-2010, 11:20 PM   #755
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Well, I talked to my dad, and since he knows how important it is stop the vibes, we went ahead and dropped it off at the driveline place.

Problem is, we are leaving to go on a trip on weds, and we dont know if the shaft will be done by tomorrow night. I hope so!

I went and looked at some km2's today. My dad is getting some 265/75's for his wj. They look amazing. They had the 255/85/r16 there too, it was weet. I could actually deflect the side walls easier than I thought, even though it a load E. It seems to be pretty soft for what it is. I cant deflect my spare treadwright. (By deflect I mean pressing down on the tread with my body weight, with no rim on the tire.)

Either way, Bighorns are my choice. Load d, so they'll be soft enough, and they weigh 7 pounds less each than what I have now.
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2004 WJ Overland, Onyx Green, 90% dechromed, soon to have JK moab's, BFG MT's, and a 3 inch IRO lift My new DD/ project
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Unread 01-03-2011, 11:53 AM   #756
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I changed my transmission mount yesterday. It was pretty bad. And I was able to do it without removing my crossmember.
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2004 WJ Special Edition, Silver, 3 inch IRO lift, 4.7, JK graphite moab wheels/SRA's- Mom's dd
2004 WJ Overland, Onyx Green, 90% dechromed, soon to have JK moab's, BFG MT's, and a 3 inch IRO lift My new DD/ project
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Unread 01-03-2011, 12:31 PM   #757
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Unread 01-05-2011, 10:36 AM   #758
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That's awesome! Thanks.

The tranny mount totally helped me. Most of the vibes have gone away.
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2004 WJ Overland, Onyx Green, 90% dechromed, soon to have JK moab's, BFG MT's, and a 3 inch IRO lift My new DD/ project
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Unread 01-05-2011, 11:19 AM   #759
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So your transmission mount was causing your vibes? ****, maybe that's what's doing it for me....

Bighorns are a great tire. You are really going to like them. They wear down relatively fast, but thats just because they are soft. Theyre sticky as hell on rocks though
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Unread 01-06-2011, 10:10 AM   #760
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The mount was so cracked and smashed that it was allowing the Drivetrain to twist under throttle.
Also, the t case was probably dropped too low, so this helped. For the first time I can cruise at 65 with both driveshafts with very little vibes.
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Unread 01-06-2011, 01:04 PM   #761
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Did you drive with just the front DS ever? I had no vibes in FWD, but I do in RWD. Just curious
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Unread 01-15-2011, 08:32 PM   #762
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I went to hollister recently. Messed up the tom woods shaft somehow, I took it out because it started vibing, the cardan joint was binding pretty good.

Its back with tom woods again, they're checking it out.

Total BS. 700 miles and it starts binding. (And I did NOT hit it or abuse it off road. I was pretty gentle this time out.)
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2004 WJ Special Edition, Silver, 3 inch IRO lift, 4.7, JK graphite moab wheels/SRA's- Mom's dd
2004 WJ Overland, Onyx Green, 90% dechromed, soon to have JK moab's, BFG MT's, and a 3 inch IRO lift My new DD/ project
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Unread 02-02-2011, 07:55 PM   #763
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so hows the XJ?
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Unread 02-03-2011, 03:00 PM   #764
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Its doing awesome. Heres the full update.

-I've got 250 bucks down on a Rock Hard 4x4 cage. It's sitting at a shop near me. Im getting it for 40% off, because they ordered one for a 93 xj, but they got the one for the 97+. Its a huge discount, and totally worth it. I've sat in another jeep with it, its very, very stout. And it tucks well at the front.

-I'm getting new tires once summer comes around. The debate is
1- Get 15 inch rims, and run 33x10.50 km2's.
2-Keep the moabs and run some 255/85/16 Bighorns. (The km2 is load E in that size. Yuck.)

And, I might sell my rigidco bumper, and get a tnt customs, prerunner winch bumper.
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2004 WJ Special Edition, Silver, 3 inch IRO lift, 4.7, JK graphite moab wheels/SRA's- Mom's dd
2004 WJ Overland, Onyx Green, 90% dechromed, soon to have JK moab's, BFG MT's, and a 3 inch IRO lift My new DD/ project
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Unread 02-03-2011, 03:56 PM   #765
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Its doing awesome. Heres the full update.

-I've got 250 bucks down on a Rock Hard 4x4 cage. It's sitting at a shop near me. Im getting it for 40% off, because they ordered one for a 93 xj, but they got the one for the 97+. Its a huge discount, and totally worth it. I've sat in another jeep with it, its very, very stout. And it tucks well at the front.

-I'm getting new tires once summer comes around. The debate is
1- Get 15 inch rims, and run 33x10.50 km2's.
2-Keep the moabs and run some 255/85/16 Bighorns. (The km2 is load E in that size. Yuck.)

And, I might sell my rigidco bumper, and get a tnt customs, prerunner winch bumper.
Nice score!
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