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post #421 of 506 Old 05-12-2013, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
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finished the tie rod flip this morning. What a difference! I need a better diff cover now



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post #422 of 506 Old 05-12-2013, 12:51 PM
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Did you have to change the sway bar mounts on the axle.
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post #423 of 506 Old 05-12-2013, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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Did you have to change the sway bar mounts on the axle.
You really should. I ground mine down to the point where it doesn't hit, but they need to be changed
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post #424 of 506 Old 05-12-2013, 04:54 PM
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That is good to know. I was going to get a ZJ tie rod but the IRO is just a few $ more, plus I can drive there. I was on the fence with the tie rod flip but seeing it on your Jeep put it on the list.
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post #425 of 506 Old 05-14-2013, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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Put the aluminum wheels on today




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post #426 of 506 Old 06-04-2013, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
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Alrighty then!

Moved into a new house. Roommate has a cool Xterra on 42s


And since I had a garage, I pulled the head and other parts around it to finally see whats going on with this. Currently replaced the head gasket, manifold gasket, new Exhaust manifold, Cleaned up the head and ports, New 195* thermostat and Housing, and all new push rods, lifters, and rocker arms. Currently waiting on parts to get in this afternoon to finish this up.



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post #427 of 506 Old 06-08-2013, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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Got it all buttoned up after having problems with the exhaust manifold not fitting correctly and have bad vacuum leaks. So since it was running again with no exhaust leaks, I took it out for a little fun!

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post #428 of 506 Old 06-11-2013, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
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Currently getting it ready for a trip to San Diego and big bear. New ford mustang fan clutch, plugs, o2s, oil pressure sensor, and all that above. Going to be a long drive but hoping to do some good wheeling
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post #429 of 506 Old 06-11-2013, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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And also just finished building an oil pan skid. I smashed my oil pan once, I won't have it happen again

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post #430 of 506 Old 06-17-2013, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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Ready to head to big bear!

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post #431 of 506 Old 06-23-2013, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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Just got back from San Diego and Big Bear. Ran John Bull, Holcomb, Gold Mountain, and Deep Creek. Had a great time and didn't break anything! Only damage was scrapes to the sliders, oil pan skid, gts, control arms, axles, and bumpers. We didn't plan to run John Bull, as we thought my TJ wasn't built enough, but during Gold Mountain we ran into a group of Jeepers and they let us join in on John Bull. Well worth it! Great group of guys and they had some beautiful rigs

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I've got a lot of videos, waiting to upload
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post #432 of 506 Old 06-23-2013, 11:15 PM
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Those look like some awesome trails!
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post #433 of 506 Old 06-24-2013, 12:18 AM Thread Starter
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post #434 of 506 Old 06-24-2013, 10:28 AM
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Nice.

TJ build: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/ljs-devil-1329976/
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post #435 of 506 Old 06-24-2013, 10:58 AM
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When did you guys do John Bull? I ran it on Sat and that second obstacle was dug out alot more.
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