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Unread 07-10-2012, 10:51 AM   #46
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Okay for anyone watching this thread. I've got a couple of updates, I got a cb for the Jeep that needs to be installed, pulled the front drive shaft to be rebuilt, and I also pulled the 2" spacers off the Jeep so it's not super wide.

So now I have a few things I need to do to the Jeep. I have an annoying shimmy in the steering when hits bumps, any advise would be great. I've checked all the tre's they are greased up and tight, tire just got balanced so I'm at a loss. Also I and having a poping noise coming from the front end when stopping, and moving haven't had a chance to get under and look at the control arms yet. I think the upper bushings on the axle are going bad. So we will see what happens their.

The next thing to be purchased will be a currie rear track bar my stock one is going bad and is squeaking and moaning really bad. Got to get a new one soon!
When was the last time you got an alignment? I was getting it bad a couple weeks ago so I went to get it aligned and it was gone. Also check your steering stabilizer and upper ball joints.

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Unread 07-10-2012, 11:00 AM   #47
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It's been a while since I got an alignment might do that if I can't figure it out myself. How would I check the upper ball joints?
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Unread 07-10-2012, 04:02 PM   #48
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Stupid question, but what Spicer u joint will fit my front drive shaft?
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Unread 07-11-2012, 08:08 AM   #49
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It's been a while since I got an alignment might do that if I can't figure it out myself. How would I check the upper ball joints?
You can jack up your jeep from under your axle one side at a time to a point where the tire can freely rotate. Then go and try to rock the tire back and forth and see if there is any give. When I say back and forth I mean one hand at the top of the tire and one at the bottom.

As far as the driveshaft, I'm not really sure. I want to say there's a standard size for stock front and stock rear driveshafts but I could be wrong.
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Unread 07-20-2012, 03:33 PM   #50
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Okay, I'm going to check the ball joints got some Spicer U-joints from Ebay, and ordered a new centering ball from Northerndrivetrain.com. While trying to figure out my front end shimmy and clunk I found out my transfer case mount is cracked and in need of replacement, anyone know of a good replacement mount?

Edit: Would a polyurethane mount like this be good? http://www.energysuspensionparts.com...sp?prod=2.1103
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Love those beadlocks man! Great build.
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Unread 08-29-2012, 03:36 PM   #52
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Thanks man! Okay so for anyone still reading . I have an issue with the front end on my jeep I got the drive shaft rebuilt, but I need to make sure my axle is straight with the frame where would be some good points to measure from?
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Thanks man! Okay so for anyone still reading . I have an issue with the front end on my jeep I got the drive shaft rebuilt, but I need to make sure my axle is straight with the frame where would be some good points to measure from?
Maybe front axle tube to rear axle tube one both sides to make sure the axles are square with each other. Also make sure they are centered under the jeep. I do this on the front by measuring from the top of the coil bucket out to the outer edge of my tire. Measure on both sides and compare. As for the rear, you can measure from the frame rail out to the outer edge of the tire.

I hope this helps!
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Unread 08-29-2012, 05:32 PM   #54
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Well I think my axle is center with the trac bar correctly, but my drivers side coil spring is hitting the front spring bucket and the passenger is in the right place. Any Ideas?
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Okay everybody long time no update. First off I got the axle straight and the jeep was driving great! Now some bad news I was driving in some snow during this past snow we got and slid off the road and into a 5 foot ditch.... I broke the front axle housing in two and the shaft is holding it together right now. Had a roll back pick me up and drop my jeep off at my house.

I'm going out to a local pick and pul this weekend and pulling another d30 to swap all my stuff over and get the jeep back on the road. Soo now some pictures! I didn't take many, but if you guys want some more i can get some.
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Unread 01-23-2013, 11:36 AM   #56
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Yickes! Glad you're okay. Maybe you can find a D44 instead... Seems like a good time to upgrade.
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Unread 01-23-2013, 11:42 AM   #57
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Or a HP30......
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Unread 01-23-2013, 11:43 AM   #58
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Yea, I've been thinking about either the D44 or either an HP30, but if I got the 44 I'd have to purchase new gears and also with the HPD30 I would have to get new gears. I wish I had the money to swap to one of the 2 that would be a nice upgrade.
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Unread 01-23-2013, 12:17 PM   #59
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glad your okay from sliding off the road. What kind of front bumper/ stinger is that. it looks like poison spyder??
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Unread 01-23-2013, 06:22 PM   #60
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Thanks guys! Yea Tjsjeeptj is a Poison Spyder trial stinger front bumper.
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