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Unread 03-21-2013, 07:21 AM   #46
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Update 3/21/13

Since the SYE install I have been having trouble with my 4wd. After further investigation I found that 2 of the 4 vacuum lines were cracked/falling apart and the front axle wasn't engaging. I found a deal on the Posi-lock cable system by Alloy for 102.00 on amazon and grabbed the Alloy shift fork for 25.00 as well. Best prices I have seen for both these items.

The next piece of jeep news is in regards to my 8.8. Ordered a Spartan locker on saturday and is scheduled to be delivered the 23rd.

Lastly the AtoZ rocker guards are being installed this weekend. I'm thinking hammer black this time. Ill post pics like usual after the jobs done.

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Unread 03-23-2013, 11:01 AM   #47
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Spartan showed up today. I'll be ordering the rest of the axle components brake rotors, pads, lines shock tabs etc this week and then will have all I need for the swap. Then it's just getting out to Pitt to retrieve the axle.

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Unread 03-24-2013, 02:34 PM   #48
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Finished the rocker guard install today. Took a while yesterday with the 45 degree weather not helping the paint dry. So i installed both sides today since the paint was cured. Anyway they're on and they're beefy



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Unread 04-19-2013, 07:09 AM   #49
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Haven't really had time to work on the jeep as much as I'd want. Still waiting on a good weekend to drive out and get my axle in Pittsburgh. Did have to throw a new alternator in. Here's a pic of how I hooked it up with a ford external regulator when I swapped engines


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Was a pain to transfer everything to the new alternator but only took about 30 mins. Headin up to State for Blue and White weekend today. Hopefully this week/next weekend I'll be able to install some of these.....


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Unread 04-29-2013, 05:45 PM   #50
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Not much of an update. However I had my jeep inspected at my shop on Sunday and a couple of things I wanted to let you guys know about.

1) By 2 year old KM2s were measured at 16/32 and 15/32 rear to front. With rotations every 6000 miles thats pretty good wear for mud terrains with 20k on them

2) I need both Lower and Upper passenger side balljoints. Im thinking of going with Spicers but havent decided yet.

3)I installed the Posi-lock cable system on Saturday. Pretty simple install but my front axle still isnt engaging. Could be that I didnt slide the shift fork on the actuator on the axle shaft when installing (gasket was being funny causing me to take the shifter out a few times). Im hoping that is what it is.

Thats all for now.
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Unread 05-04-2013, 07:20 AM   #51
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The spicer balljoints showed up yesterday. My shop is slow this week so I might just opt to let them do it so it can be aligned right away. Otherwise I won't have time for another 2 weeks.

Spicer beef..


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Unread 05-12-2013, 06:30 PM   #52
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This week I am going to have some free time after work so I am going to try and knock out a few things on the jeep
1) Passenger Side Upper and Lower Balljoints
2) Replace the dry rotted filler neck tube
3) Finally figure out why the posi lock cable system isnt pulling the fork far enough to the driver side to engage the front axle in 4wd
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Unread 05-14-2013, 05:55 PM   #53
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I was able to knock the posi lock adjustment off the list tonight. Turns out when I pictured the install I was picturing it backwards. I took the shift fork housing out and backed the adjustment nut off allowing for me to see that I had the cable too tight. I unscrewed the housing (loosened) which allowed the cable to be pulled farther left allowing the shift fork to move the collar over the adjoining axle splines giving me 4wd again.

Here's a pic of what I'm talking about. The way I had it first you could barely see any threads on the cable. Now plenty are visible.


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Unread 05-18-2013, 07:56 PM   #54
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Got the balljoints done on Friday. Headed to Rausch in the morning. It's gonna be a muddy mess with all the rain we've been getting.
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Unread 05-20-2013, 06:18 AM   #55
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Rausch was a blast yesterday. No pictures cuz none of the passengers wanted to get out in the rain/mist/cold and take them. Jeep performed awesomely. Didnt scratch my belly once on anything so that pleases me. Can not wait to get the 8.8 in and do the harder stuff up there.

I went over my jeep this morning looking for leaks and bent stuff and it looked pretty good. The only had to repair the wiring to my LF turn signal. Seems like my tire flexed up and tore the connection off. Other than that everything is solid.
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Unread 05-21-2013, 06:12 AM   #56
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After wheeling on Sunday I forgot what a pain in the a$$ it is to air down. So I ordered one of these yesterday....

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Unread 05-21-2013, 06:38 AM   #57
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This is what I'm dealing with my 8.8. Looks like the carrier isn't welded at all which is a good thing. Anyone have a good approach to getting those welds out? I'm thinking of using a torch since the area is too right for a grinder.



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Unread 05-21-2013, 10:46 AM   #58
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This is what I'm dealing with my 8.8. Looks like the carrier isn't welded at all which is a good thing. Anyone have a good approach to getting those welds out? I'm thinking of using a torch since the area is too right for a grinder.
Nice jeep!

Looks like you can just pull the center pin and get a angle grinder in there to cut the welds, looks like you have plenty of room for that...

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Unread 05-21-2013, 04:38 PM   #59
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I really like those flares.. looks good!
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Unread 05-21-2013, 07:54 PM   #60
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Nice jeep!

Looks like you can just pull the center pin and get a angle grinder in there to cut the welds, looks like you have plenty of room for that...

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That's what I was originally thinking. My other idea would be a torch but with that I run the risk melting metal and compromising the things I actually want. I.e the ring gear
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