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Unread 04-07-2010, 08:09 AM   #61
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Another thing that I am wishing I did a long time ago is the gears. I am now getting 19-21 mpgs with 35s!



Whats the word I'm looking for .. umm ..

oh yea!


Jealous



-Luke whos getting like 10 mpg with 32's stock gears and bad o2 sensors...errr

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Unread 04-07-2010, 08:13 AM   #62
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I used to be in the same boat as you. Find the way to swap gears. It will pay for itself in due time
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Unread 04-07-2010, 08:15 AM   #63
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Whats the word I'm looking for .. umm ..

oh yea!


Jealous



-Luke whos getting like 10 mpg with 32's stock gears and bad o2 sensors...errr
x10.

3.07's and 32's is just PEACHY. 4lo goes like 10mph hahhaha.

How hard was the gear swap? Any whine?
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Unread 04-07-2010, 08:17 AM   #64
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I didnt have to do the D30, but the 8.25 was easy to do. No whine at all.
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Unread 04-07-2010, 08:24 AM   #65
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I didnt have to do the D30, but the 8.25 was easy to do. No whine at all.
How long did it take ya?
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Unread 04-07-2010, 08:29 AM   #66
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It took about 2 to 3 hours or so. Not for sure because we were doing a few other things. I was at the shop from 11 am till 5. I didnt time the gear install.
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Unread 04-07-2010, 08:31 AM   #67
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It took about 2 to 3 hours or so. Not for sure because we were doing a few other things. I was at the shop from 11 am till 5. I didnt time the gear install.
Wow that seems pretty quick. Did either of you guys have experience in gear installs? Cause both of my buddies said it took a LONG time. It also looks like you had a pretty freakin nice shop to work in


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Unread 04-07-2010, 08:35 AM   #68
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My buddy has done some Dana axles. I had never done one at all. The 8.25 is far easier than a DANA to setup because it has screw adjusters to adjust the preload on the carrier bearings instead of shims like the Danas use. Not a whole bunch of removing and reinstalling the carrier to add or remove shims.
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Unread 04-07-2010, 08:51 AM   #69
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My buddy has done some Dana axles. I had never done one at all. The 8.25 is far easier than a DANA to setup because it has screw adjusters to adjust the preload on the carrier bearings instead of shims like the Danas use. Not a whole bunch of removing and reinstalling the carrier to add or remove shims.
Ahh I gotcha. Maybe I should try to buy a geared Dana then gear my 8.25 like yourself
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Unread 04-11-2010, 02:08 PM   #70
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Installed the Treks 1.5" UBE kit yesterday.


Everything that comes with the kit...







Stock shock mounts plasma'd off..



The only way we had to lift and lower the body on the axle to get everything set up...




Burning the new junk on..



Voila...everything nice and neatly tucked under there...



Before.....




After....

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Unread 04-11-2010, 02:13 PM   #71
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thats gotta flex like mad!
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Unread 04-12-2010, 11:43 AM   #72
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I forgot to post this picture. It was taken on the day of the shakedown run.
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Unread 04-12-2010, 07:59 PM   #73
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I forgot to post this picture. It was taken on the day of the shakedown run.
that is a nice XJ build, that pic in Clayton?
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Unread 04-12-2010, 09:06 PM   #74
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Thank you. That pic was taken at a local spot east of OKC.
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Unread 04-13-2010, 09:40 AM   #75
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Great build man. How those ACOS working out for you. I want a set but just haven't purchase them yet. Also great videos, watch almost all of them last night. Keep it up.
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