post #196 of Old 06-21-2011, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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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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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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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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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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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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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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post #204 of Old 06-21-2011, 01:25 PM
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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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Nice work! How long did the axle swaps take?

Our Jeiip Build---> http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/jeiip-1040389/
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Nice work! How long did the axle swaps take?
2 healthy days of working in the driveway with hand tools

MPG (accounting for speedo error) went up a bit. Power is much more usable.


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