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Unread 04-24-2012, 06:09 AM   #91
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Go buy a 1/2-13 bolt and get a big nut that the bolt shank totally fits through. 5/8" nut should work fine and fit the OD of the nutsert well. You hold the nut still while cranking down on the bolt head.....that 'pulls' the nutsert in and torques it down. It's easiest for someone to hold the nut (large box end wrench) while you crank down on the bolt. Once the resistance gets real tough, give it one more good turn and you're done.



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Unread 04-24-2012, 01:27 PM   #92
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Go buy a 1/2-13 bolt and get a big nut that the bolt shank totally fits through. 5/8" nut should work fine and fit the OD of the nutsert well. You hold the nut still while cranking down on the bolt head.....that 'pulls' the nutsert in and torques it down. It's easiest for someone to hold the nut (large box end wrench) while you crank down on the bolt. Once the resistance gets real tough, give it one more good turn and you're done.

Already did, well my bolt is 1 1/2" not 1/2". I drilled out a 9/16" nut like BDeuce suggested. You think a 5/8" would work better? My problem is, while my brother holds the nut with a wrench and I crank down on the bolt head with a socket wrench... everything starts to tighten up but we end up fighting each others resistance.
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Unread 04-24-2012, 09:56 PM   #93
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Got some new (to me) rubber.



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Unread 04-25-2012, 02:20 PM   #94
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Called Advanced Adapters and tech guy helped me. Guess I gotta split this thing apart and change the one snap ring. :
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Unread 04-26-2012, 07:43 PM   #95
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Prom is in exactly one week. I have the opportunity to bring the jeep to the mech for the t-case swap Sunday night but I need to hold up my whole drivetrain to get it there. Meaning I need to get the nutserts installed. Tool still isn't working. I need a solution
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Unread 05-01-2012, 05:01 AM   #96
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Jeep is at the mech as of Sunday night. I finally got the nutsert tool to work with some grease between teh washers and bolt head. Pretty relieved. Although I did ruin one nutsert and the one other hole needs to be smoothed out with the grinder. So I have 4 out of 6 in right now. Also just ordered new extended sway bar links from Zone, going to try and turn them into discos since I'm nearly broke from Prom expenses. Ahhh... high school
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Unread 05-02-2012, 08:10 PM   #97
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She's back...


Fresh t-case.


And a reminder to change my u-joints
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Unread 05-05-2012, 10:29 PM   #98
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Had the top down for the first time since last summer today. Ran some errands with my gf and I noticed some grinding in first gear and only once in 3rd. Not while shifting though. I really hope the tranny isn't shot.
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I got some grinding on turns, when the t/c was not quite fully engaged into 2WD. Had some issues tweaking the linkage.
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Unread 05-06-2012, 12:12 AM   #100
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I got some grinding on turns, when the t/c was not quite fully engaged into 2WD. Had some issues tweaking the linkage.
I've got a thread going and Mad Max suggested the same thing. Hopefully its that. You would think after paying my mech almost $200 that I wouldn't have to worry about this.
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Unread 05-06-2012, 10:26 AM   #101
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From yesterday..
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Unread 05-21-2012, 06:19 PM   #102
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Last Friday was senior skip day, so I took the girl out for some camping along the AT.


Painted tailgate and chopped rear bumper.


Leaving for Lake Placid with her on Friday. This will be a long-range test on how the t-case will hold up. It could be fine or end up ruining my whole weekend. It's been fine lately, only grinds with hard braking or downhill descents.
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Unread 05-21-2012, 07:28 PM   #103
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sweet jeep! i have the same color, same year

not sure how your paint is, but my grill was all blasted with rock chips, so i used some spray on bedliner and fixed it, super easy and cheap... looks really good with our color, although aftermarket fenders made the black grill look MUCH better.



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Unread 05-21-2012, 08:32 PM   #104
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sweet jeep! i have the same color, same year

not sure how your paint is, but my grill was all blasted with rock chips, so i used some spray on bedliner and fixed it, super easy and cheap... looks really good with our color, although aftermarket fenders made the black grill look MUCH better.
I believe your Sport is Steel Blue while mine is Gunmetal Blue, no one seems to know the difference. Different paint codes for different models? Either way, I love the color as well. And plan on repainting the tailgate and grill at the same time with a semi-gloss black. Cool metalcloaks
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Unread 05-22-2012, 04:07 PM   #105
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I believe your Sport is Steel Blue while mine is Gunmetal Blue, no one seems to know the difference. Different paint codes for different models? Either way, I love the color as well. And plan on repainting the tailgate and grill at the same time with a semi-gloss black. Cool metalcloaks
hmm could be, i honestly don't know the name of my color, i just put "steel blue" in my sig because i've heard it once before lol. At any rate, it's close enough, cool seeing an early TJ build thread, most are newer LJ's or rubicons. Inspiration! Keep it clean!
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