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Unread 08-26-2012, 08:40 PM   #826
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Any recommendations on a vendor for unit bearings & ball joints? Amazon maybe?
Amazon has the Timkin Bearings for $80/ea with Free Ship/No Tax, and where I usually get them (sad that I'm on my 3rd or 4th set counting the AlloyUSA ones and a couple sets of Timken's)

I actually ordered the Synergy Ball Joints from one of the Vendors on JeepForum. I figured I've had Spicer, Moog, and XRF, so might as well try the Synergy ones (I know they are expensive, unproven, etc, etc... save your breath, I've pissed away $150 extra a dozen times over on this rig).

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Unread 08-26-2012, 08:42 PM   #827
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Since people like Pics, here are a couple... I got the Pass side done, pulled the Driver Side Arm off and replaced the Bushing, but not yet reinstalled the arm (obviously)


And unbolting the Bumper to try to adjust/tighten/lube/scream and yell at my SwayLoc...it's really noisy, pings and squeaks, etc!
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Unread 08-26-2012, 09:32 PM   #828
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I actually ordered the Synergy Ball Joints from one of the Vendors on JeepForum. I figured I've had Spicer, Moog, and XRF, so might as well try the Synergy ones (I know they are expensive, unproven, etc, etc... save your breath, I've pissed away $150 extra a dozen times over on this rig).
I thought about trying the Synergy ones as well. My Vancos are due to be delivered tomorrow & I figure while I've got the whole thing torn apart, a little PM is in order.
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Your shaft isn't long enough to handle that kind of droop...
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Removed my Swayloc....need to clean it up and find some of that ViperLube stuff to grease everything up and reinstall. It was dry as a bone, both bars and the rubber bushings (hadn't been pulled in 5+ years.)

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Unread 08-28-2012, 09:00 PM   #830
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Removed my Swayloc....need to clean it up and find some of that ViperLube stuff to grease everything up and reinstall. It was dry as a bone, both bars and the rubber bushings (hadn't been pulled in 5+ years.)
Viperlube not available anywhere local I guess and didn't see a suitable alternative.... another online order and wait for shipping... you'd thunk I lived in the boonies or something!
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Viperlube not available anywhere local I guess and didn't see a suitable alternative.... another online order and wait for shipping... you'd thunk I lived in the boonies or something!
Well, you kinda do live in the boonies, lol! Santa Cruz mountains are "boonie like". I'd rather be in the boonies than in "Hippie Town", lol!
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Well, I was digging in my cabinet and found the Viperlube (that I expect came with the Swayloc). There wasn't much used out of it, so I suspect I didn't lube the Swayloc up very well when I installed it the first time. I don't know if that stuff has a "shelf life", but it seemed to be OK, so I greased everything up and went to reinstall today, but think there is too much of a gap showing when one side is pressed all the way in. I suspect I need to loosen the ends and pound the crap out of it to tighten the arms, but open to other suggestions (MrBlaine?)

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Well, I was digging in my cabinet and found the Viperlube (that I expect came with the Swayloc). There wasn't much used out of it, so I suspect I didn't lube the Swayloc up very well when I installed it the first time. I don't know if that stuff has a "shelf life", but it seemed to be OK, so I greased everything up and went to reinstall today, but think there is too much of a gap showing when one side is pressed all the way in. I suspect I need to loosen the ends and pound the crap out of it to tighten the arms, but open to other suggestions (MrBlaine?)

What does the other side look like?
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What does the other side look like?
It is touching the bushing on the pass side, unless I shove the whole swaybar in from the driver to pass side, then it sticks out that 3/16"s of an inch or whatever on the pass side and the driver side arm (shown in pic) touches the bushing on that end...
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It is touching the bushing on the pass side, unless I shove the whole swaybar in from the driver to pass side, then it sticks out that 3/16"s of an inch or whatever on the pass side and the driver side arm (shown in pic) touches the bushing on that end...
How much you have sticking out on either side is irrelevant as long as you have full engagement of all four ends in there respective locking blocks on the ends of the arms.
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How much you have sticking out on either side is irrelevant as long as you have full engagement of all four ends in there respective locking blocks on the ends of the arms.


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Thx MrBlaine! (BTW, just dropped off box on the way to you from here as there was a mix-up in shipping, you should prob see Tuesdday!)

I yanked my Rocker/Slider off to finally install the lower bolt strip thing on that side. Needed to do some tweaking to the fender and touch up the flares anyhow. Figure I will do all the small things that I've been putting off (fix the drive side seat fold/tumble cable, re-install rear License Plate Light, re-adjust the doors so they don't rattle, etc)



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I'm getting a little faster at tearing down the front end... only took 30-45 minutes to get the knuckles off on both sides. Will get the BJ's swapped tomorrow or Sunday. I think I'm going to go ahead and do the Axle UJoints too since I have the spares and the shafts are out already.

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A couple more small updates, The going is slow!

Pulled, sanded and repainted all 4 fender flares. Not perfect, but will do for now until I eventually replace with something else... also throwing a fresh coat of paint on my Knuckles for the hell of it!


I also disassembled the Currie UCA JJ (that seemed way loose, compared to driver side), and getting new poly busing inserts and bolts (hopefully before Gerald gets back from Vaca), and decided to order the Smaller Bushings to replace the originals from the RE UCA. Going to swap in new Axle UJoints while I have everything apart as well.
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