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Unread 06-21-2011, 11:58 AM   #196
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I wanted the gears in badly for Jeep Camp, so I decided to tackle the project myself....

Here is the front coming out. (I used extra wheels to aid in the process)





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Unread 06-21-2011, 12:01 PM   #197
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When installing the 'new' axle, I discovered the best way to reconnect was to begin with the upper control arms.



I then moved the jack under the pinion of the housing, which rotated the axle up, allowing me to connect the lower control arms.

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Unread 06-21-2011, 12:03 PM   #198
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Moving to the rear....



Old assembly coming out...

Using the spare wheels/tires is the easiest way to position everything (especially by yourself)

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Unread 06-21-2011, 12:07 PM   #199
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I then removed the lock-right from the old axle, and placed it and the Superior shafts in the new assembly.

On jack stands ready for install.



Superior shafts, and installing new wheel studs. (I went with 1" studs)



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As with the front, I started with reconnecting the upper control arms. I then followed by connecting the shocks.

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Unread 06-21-2011, 12:12 PM   #201
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The hi-lift aided in moving the frame up and down to center bolt holes.



Again following the technique from the front, I moved the jack to the pinion side of the diff, which rotated it upward and allowed connecting the lower control arms.



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Unread 06-21-2011, 12:13 PM   #202
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Then worked in the coils with a medium prybar and re-connected the e-brake, track bar, brake line, etc.

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Stock flares with 16x7 wheels (5.5" backspacing), 1" wheel spacers, 265/75-16 tires.



Same setup with rubicon flares.

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Unread 06-21-2011, 01:25 PM   #204
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Awesome work! The stuff they took out of you, what was it for?
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Haha, that was hardware in my ankle that was used for reconstructive surgery in 2008.

Motorcycles + inattentive drivers =

The titanium in my spine, however, will be with me until I die.
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Haha, that was hardware in my ankle that was used for reconstructive surgery in 2008.

Motorcycles + inattentive drivers =

The titanium in my spine, however, will be with me until I die.
That stinks. My wife has metal in her spine too.
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Unread 08-02-2011, 09:59 PM   #207
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Nice work! How long did the axle swaps take?
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Unread 08-06-2011, 10:19 AM   #208
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Nice work! How long did the axle swaps take?
14 hours on my own (7 hours each side)

Good thing is that my mpg (accounting for speedo error) has gone up a bit from before!
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