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Unread 07-14-2014, 03:01 PM   #241
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Finally got around to installing the LED Pods i've had sitting around since last fall. Took the extra time and cleaned up all the wiring, using lots of shrink tubing and wire loomed everything.

Still need to test in the dark but i like the look over my $8 Harbor Freight lights!

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Unread 07-14-2014, 08:55 PM   #242
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Really nice man .. How do you like the lights .. I was thinking of the same ones
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Unread 07-15-2014, 09:08 AM   #243
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They look great. Haven't tried them at night yet but...

My headlights used to look really bright and white against my driving lights. Now my headlights look really dim and yellow compared to the LEDs lol.
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Unread 09-24-2014, 09:48 AM   #244
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Updates i guess

Jeep did great at JeepWeek in August. JeepJam obstacle course was a blast - Danger Cart dominated. Crushed a portion of rusted rocker panel, and found out if I REALLY flex out the jeep and turn the front drivers tire rubs a bit on the inner fender. No biggie.

PICTURZ

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Hump Dayyyyy
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XJs taking over Ocean City
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33x12.5 Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ Tires, 283,000 mi and runnin' strong
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Unread 09-24-2014, 09:49 AM   #245
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got some new "easter egg" style stickers

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Unread 09-24-2014, 09:50 AM   #246
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My idler pulley decided it wanted to fall apart last night just as I pulled into my driveway. I think it had MAYBE a mile left on it before it would have grenaded. Those missing balls were gone before I took the pulley off.

Good timing!



So now the jeep has a new pulley, and I installed a new belt at the same time since it's been a while and the old one was starting to show it's age.
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Unread 09-29-2014, 11:59 AM   #247
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SOOO....this happened.

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Entire sidewall separated from the tread at 65mph
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Unread 09-29-2014, 12:05 PM   #248
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finished tearing apart the 8.8 this weekend and started grinding

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30-spline 8.8 shaft vs 27-spline 8.25. MOAR BEEF!

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Unread 10-10-2014, 02:19 PM   #249
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More stuff done on the 8.8 - housing is fully cleaned:


Cut the ears off the ABS port flush with the housing


Started cutting the mounts off


Threw some paint on a few locations that don't need welding.





Also changed out the front pinion outer bearing and seal last night. Outer bearing was definitely shot. Noise from the front end is greatly diminished now, although still there, but not as worrisome. Also broken open the diff and changed the fluid. Gears look perfect still so i'm not as worried.



And I got this: Ruffstuff 3/8" 50ksi cover with 1/2" ring. SUPER BEEF
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33x12.5 Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ Tires, 283,000 mi and runnin' strong
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Unread 10-10-2014, 03:22 PM   #250
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Cover should be beef enough! Good work, keep it up.
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Unread 10-10-2014, 03:24 PM   #251
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Cover should be beef enough! Good work, keep it up.
I should hope so. 3/8" bent and welded inside and out cover, 1/2" ring, all 50,000psi steel. Completely overkill (aka AWESOME)
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33x12.5 Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ Tires, 283,000 mi and runnin' strong
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Unread 10-29-2014, 01:29 PM   #252
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evidently i had way more pictures from OC JeepWeek on another camera. Here are some highlights









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Unread 10-29-2014, 04:52 PM   #253
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Great build thread! I bet that tire blowing at 65mph was scary as hell
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Unread 10-30-2014, 12:22 PM   #254
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it was...fun...

never lost control though, just surfed to the side of the road on shards of rubber
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Unread 11-03-2014, 09:27 AM   #255
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got some new-to-me tires for the rear. Totally worth the 50 bones I paid


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33x12.5 Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ Tires, 283,000 mi and runnin' strong
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