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Unread 05-07-2013, 09:29 AM   #31
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Yea, the ear ripped off. I didn't even really feel it when it happened, but I stopped to wait for a friend to come through the same section, and I cut the wheel hard to roll back sidways on the trail out of the center of it, and heard the clunk clunk clunk.
The 760x joint wasn't broke, but 2 caps were missing.
The lower ball joint moved about 1/8", but I had a press with me so I slid it right back up.
Luckily a friend had a long side shaft with a joint already in it and it only took an hour or so to switch it out.
The 12pt 13mm bolts got a little tore up, gonna need new ones of those.
I got lucky and heard the pop. Good call on having the BJ press, I carry spares but no press...

What are your plans for upgrades?

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Unread 05-07-2013, 09:51 AM   #32
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I dunno.
I already added the C gussets, so I think that RCVs wouldn't fit. I'm thinking Nitro or Ten, not sure really. I couldn't have replaced a ring gear on the trail...
Not sure if I should add the new synergy ball joints to the mix while I have it apart. Again.

I got a trip to Attica planned for mid June so I gotta get something together before then.
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Unread 05-07-2013, 09:59 AM   #33
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Cool build. Those steel wheels you had on the Jeep, I am going to call them "wheel set #2", what were those from?
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Unread 05-07-2013, 10:01 AM   #34
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Cool build. Those steel wheels you had on the Jeep, I am going to call them "wheel set #2", what were those from?
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Unread 05-07-2013, 01:39 PM   #35
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I dunno.
I already added the C gussets, so I think that RCVs wouldn't fit. I'm thinking Nitro or Ten, not sure really. I couldn't have replaced a ring gear on the trail...
Not sure if I should add the new synergy ball joints to the mix while I have it apart. Again.

I got a trip to Attica planned for mid June so I gotta get something together before then.
I grabbed a set of Tens, and am just hoping I didn't transfer the weak point to the R&P. Only time will tell.

When are you going to Attica, there is a group from MWJT here in St. Louis going on the 14th
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Unread 05-07-2013, 02:02 PM   #36
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I grabbed a set of Tens, and am just hoping I didn't transfer the weak point to the R&P. Only time will tell.

When are you going to Attica, there is a group from MWJT here in St. Louis going on the 14th
Cool. I'm going to be there 6/14 and 6/15.
I don't think we're camping there, my buddy mentioned a cabin just up the road. Not sure where it is though...

And I'm thinking with 2" of stretch, and my front driveshaft showing a ton of spline, maybe it'll be the weak link and not the R&P. Like you said, no way to know till it breaks though.
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Unread 05-07-2013, 07:47 PM   #37
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Got some wheels and tires with tread on, a different top, junkyard cowl panel & wiper motor/assembly, and inspection stickers.
Great lookin build so far! What type of wheels were these?
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Unread 05-08-2013, 06:13 AM   #38
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Great lookin build so far! What type of wheels were these?
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Unread 05-08-2013, 10:21 AM   #39
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Unread 06-04-2013, 08:49 AM   #40
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Well my bumper ain't here yet.
1 week till Badlands, I hope it arrives before then.

But my spare is...



Got that tire mounted, I'll get 3 more MTRs to finish the set when the money tree blooms...
Added 1" spacers to the back to level it out.
Got some corner armor on, had to cut a good bit of smushed metal outta the way.

3" currie springs in the front & 1" spacer in the back:





Rewired my trailer and checked the brakes & bearings.
It's getting a new breakaway battery setup before I roll.
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Unread 06-16-2013, 08:35 PM   #41
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long weekend in Attica IN.
had a blast.
climbed the line the rubi on iroks is trying, then I was feelin it, so I tried a harder line and twisted the rear driveshaft.
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Unread 06-17-2013, 08:30 AM   #42
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Unread 06-21-2013, 10:15 AM   #43
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Jeep looks like it works great on the trail.
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Unread 06-21-2013, 10:31 AM   #44
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awesome work so far. will be watching this one!!
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Unread 06-21-2013, 10:42 AM   #45
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Thanks guys.
It didn't make this climb.

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