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post #706 of 2248 Old 10-31-2013, 02:04 PM
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Thanks buddy! How close are you to tearing your down for the 5.2?
Still compiling parts. I've been uber busy with my side contracting business and hunting. It should speed back up as soon as hunting season is over.


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post #707 of 2248 Old 10-31-2013, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
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Still compiling parts. I've been uber busy with my side contracting business and hunting. It should speed back up as soon as hunting season is over.
I do general contracting after fire and water damages and this time of the year is such a pain in the ***. The plumbing company that I use shuts down for an entire week to go hunting. Wish I could do that...
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post #708 of 2248 Old 11-03-2013, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
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She is all back together. I have a couple of small problems. I totally spaced putting the magnet back in the t case. Would I be stupid for not pulling it apart immediately or would it be ok to wait a while?

Also my speedo doesn't work now. I pulled the gear back out real quick but didn't notice any problems. Any ideas?
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She is all back together. I have a couple of small problems. I totally spaced putting the magnet back in the t case. Would I be stupid for not pulling it apart immediately or would it be ok to wait a while? Also my speedo doesn't work now. I pulled the gear back out real quick but didn't notice any problems. Any ideas?
I did the same thing with the magnet when I replaced the stretched chain and I left if out for about 6 months, but I put it back in when I did my sye. It will cause premature wear from the metal shavings if you don't put it in there.

Check and make sure you didn't pinch your speedo wires somewhere against the floor on top of the tcase.

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I did the same thing with the magnet when I replaced the stretched chain and I left if out for about 6 months, but I put it back in when I did my sye. It will cause premature wear from the metal shavings if you don't put it in there.

Check and make sure you didn't pinch your speedo wires somewhere against the floor on top of the tcase.
This is the 2nd time I've done it but I noticed it before I got the case hung the first time

I think ill wait until I need to get into it again, I don't put many miles on it.

Actually Rambo stopped by on his way back from Moab and we were BSing. He reminded me that I probably just didn't get it clocked right when I bolted the gear back in.
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My wheels came in today so I took them to have my buddy mount and balance them. One of them took so much weight he had to pound them on the inside and the outside and put some stickies on! Glad these are just wheeling tires. Of course I had to put them on...
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After a test drive I could tell that I definitely had to use more brakes and sometimes I get a shimmy in the steering wheel when I brake fairly hard. Any ideas? Combination of crappy brakes and worn steering components?


Edit: yes my house has a parking lot with painted lines
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My wheels came in today so I took them to have my buddy mount and balance them. One of them took so much weight he had to pound them on the inside and the outside and put some stickies on! Glad these are just wheeling tires. Of course I had to put them on... After a test drive I could tell that I definitely had to use more brakes and sometimes I get a shimmy in the steering wheel when I brake fairly hard. Any ideas? Combination of crappy brakes and worn steering components? Edit: yes my house has a parking lot with painted lines
Those are one of my favorite tires! They look so beef w those sidewalls

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I can't wait to wheel them. Even used they are mean as hell. Don't ride too smoothly though
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post #714 of 2248 Old 11-05-2013, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
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Well the shimmy turned into some "mild" death wobble. After a dry steering test my left upper balljoint looks worn but I haven't had the chance to jack it up and really check it out. I guess I might as well do all 4 while I'm at it.

I got my speedo working as well. The housing was covered in crap so I didn't even think about the clocking thing.

Here is a glamour shot. The skid isn't flat by any means but its better than what was on there. With the 35s I'm at 18" at the belly. 1383680335213.jpg
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post #715 of 2248 Old 11-05-2013, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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Genright is having a 15% off sale right now so I ordered the cell. Name:  1383692213679.jpg
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I was really debating on spending that much money on a cell right now since I don't "need" it, but then I thought about the issues that my tank has and how much a new poly tank would be. Justification....
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Shook down the front end yesterday. How much up and down play should balljoints have? From what I could tell all 4 of them were pretty trashed along with a lot of movement in the drivers side unit bearing. Gonna replace it all on Saturday. I hate spending upgrade money on maintenance
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New tires and skid looks freaking awesome!
You just going to keep it flareless or you gonna get the MCflares?

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Thanks brah. Gonna keep it flareless. I don't have any fuzz to appease. Can't wait to see how it drives on the highway after I rebuild the front end this weekend.
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Got over to my buddy's shop today and did the ball joints and unit bearings. A couple of them were a PITA but I took it for a quick run up to 65 and it felt better than it ever did. 1384033775773.jpg

All done 1384033791864.jpg
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Did a little shooting afterwards. This pic is for you AZ 1384042755939.jpg

Got home and found something waiting for me1384042806735.jpg

Barney approves 1384042840133.jpg
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