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Unread 02-26-2013, 01:51 PM   #46
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that's frustrating man, sorry to hear that. Also as a heads up, I ran the 33x10.50 BFG KM2's (Mud Terrain) and with the weight of my YJ on them they only measured 31.5" tall at the peak of the tread. Just something to keep in mind! When I had the 33x10.50's I was always in the mud and driving, and they are great tires, but had they been a 12.50 I would have probably kept them on my Jeep. I wasn't a fan of the smaller contact patch, but they were great tires.

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Unread 02-28-2013, 04:29 PM   #47
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Threw some tires on there They are only 30s but they look good I think. The hack + Tap comes in tomorrow. I did a Test cut on the output shaft with it in 4 Lo and with the front shack out. It went great! The cut was smooth and very straight. Today I was able to get the steering stabilizer on as well. I ordered a Rubicon Express Stabilizer and it fit awesome and was alot better then the one I had on. I also got all the shock boots on and the axle hopefully mounted for the last time. Anyway check out the pics
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Unread 02-28-2013, 05:37 PM   #48
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Threw some tires on there They are only 30s but they look good I think. The hack + Tap comes in tomorrow. I did a Test cut on the output shaft with it in 4 Lo and with the front shack out. It went great! The cut was smooth and very straight. Today I was able to get the steering stabilizer on as well. I ordered a Rubicon Express Stabilizer and it fit awesome and was alot better then the one I had on. I also got all the shock boots on and the axle hopefully mounted for the last time. Anyway check out the pics
Looks good! I think you would really be happy with some 33s on there haha. Make sure you chamfer the end of the output shaft so it's easy to get the yoke on there.

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Unread 02-28-2013, 06:57 PM   #49
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Looks good! I think you would really be happy with some 33s on there haha. Make sure you chamfer the end of the output shaft so it's easy to get the yoke on there.

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Will do. Thanks for the heads up
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Unread 02-28-2013, 07:00 PM   #50
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Hey guys any ideas or thoughts on A locker. I was resently looking at a locker for my rear and it was looking like $850.

So I started looking at a front locker and I found 1 for $250. But then my buddy told me that is a bad idea when it comes to wheeling ANy thoughta on this as well/
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Unread 03-05-2013, 09:53 AM   #51
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Looks great!

X2 on the 33's.

I dont know from experience but I've heard nothing but good things about ARB air lockers besides they are super expensive. When I have the money thats what I'm going to run.
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Unread 03-06-2013, 07:46 AM   #52
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Looks great!

X2 on the 33's.

I dont know from experience but I've heard nothing but good things about ARB air lockers besides they are super expensive. When I have the money thats what I'm going to run.
Yeah I am still just poking around the idea Im sure in the future it will come. But thanks for the words
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Unread 03-06-2013, 08:02 AM   #53
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SO today I ordered my Rims I was able to get a set of 5 15x10s they should be in friday along with my high lift and mount kit. I was able to drive it lastnight down the road. Just to make sure you are up to speed I was driving without the rear driveshaft in 4 high. I was told that it was ok to do this but not for to long. Here are some things I noticed The feel was weird being front drive only. But on top of that the damn thing was vibrating really bad at 40-45 mph. I did go ahead and put on thse old mud tires so I was not surprised to feel the vibes from them . But there was and intense feeling at 45 that made it feel like I was goin into a death wobble and there was alot of noise. SO instead of push it hard I just limped it to the jeep specialist thats local.

I am trying to think of what the vibes could be from and the only thing I have to think of is the old tires. The tires them selves came from a friend. His rig hit a tree awhile ago since then we had rebuilt and fixed it but never rebalanced the tires and in the process he would get death wobble all the time. SO I was thinking if the tires were the vibe problem because the sonds that I was getting from the truck was the same sound he had and the same sound he lost when he changed tires. Also the tires wear is messed up that you can see it clear as day. Anyway I know this is rambling but if this makes any sense let me know
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Unread 03-06-2013, 08:07 AM   #54
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And here are some pics of the Hack and Tap
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Unread 03-06-2013, 08:19 AM   #55
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SO today I ordered my Rims I was able to get a set of 5 15x10s they should be in friday along with my high lift and mount kit. I was able to drive it lastnight down the road. Just to make sure you are up to speed I was driving without the rear driveshaft in 4 high. I was told that it was ok to do this but not for to long. Here are some things I noticed The feel was weird being front drive only. But on top of that the damn thing was vibrating really bad at 40-45 mph. I did go ahead and put on thse old mud tires so I was not surprised to feel the vibes from them . But there was and intense feeling at 45 that made it feel like I was goin into a death wobble and there was alot of noise. SO instead of push it hard I just limped it to the jeep specialist thats local.

I am trying to think of what the vibes could be from and the only thing I have to think of is the old tires. The tires them selves came from a friend. His rig hit a tree awhile ago since then we had rebuilt and fixed it but never rebalanced the tires and in the process he would get death wobble all the time. SO I was thinking if the tires were the vibe problem because the sonds that I was getting from the truck was the same sound he had and the same sound he lost when he changed tires. Also the tires wear is messed up that you can see it clear as day. Anyway I know this is rambling but if this makes any sense let me know
How wide of tires are you going with again? 10" wide wheels might be to wide, even for a 12.5" tire.

YJ front drive shafts aren't balanced so when driven on the road in 4wd you can get vibes from it.

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Unread 03-06-2013, 08:44 AM   #56
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Actually, contrary to what most people say on the forum, the front driveshafts were balanced from the factory. Mine is the original and has a counterweight on it. Along with any other yj ive ever seen. Either way, putting it in 4wd and driving 45mph with no rear driveshaft isnt a good way to diagnose anything. It wasnt made to cruise at 45 mph in 4wd. The tires probably do not help either. I suggest waiting until you get your rear shaft and making sure your tires are balanced before you jump to any conclusions. Maybe check to make sure none of the wheels are bent either.
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Actually, contrary to what most people say on the forum, the front driveshafts were balanced from the factory. Mine is the original and has a counterweight on it. Along with any other yj ive ever seen. Either way, putting it in 4wd and driving 45mph with no rear driveshaft isnt a good way to diagnose anything. It wasnt made to cruise at 45 mph in 4wd. The tires probably do not help either. I suggest waiting until you get your rear shaft and making sure your tires are balanced before you jump to any conclusions. Maybe check to make sure none of the wheels are bent either.
It's still a good thing to check. I don't have my disconnect anymore, I locked my fork over so my front axle is always engaged and I got mild vibes that weren't there before. My shaft doesn't have a counter weight. The vibes are not bad but it's there, tires would probably be a good place to start though.

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Unread 03-06-2013, 07:05 PM   #58
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It's still a good thing to check. I don't have my disconnect anymore, I locked my fork over so my front axle is always engaged and I got mild vibes that weren't there before. My shaft doesn't have a counter weight. The vibes are not bad but it's there, tires would probably be a good place to start though.

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I will start with the tires and go from there. I was hoping the shop would get back to me but I guess they were busy. Hopefully tomorow I will get some news on how I did with the lift and an idea of what I need to do about the vibes.
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Unread 03-06-2013, 08:24 PM   #59
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The rims i am going with are 15x10 with a back spacing of 3.75 Now I did find out that the tires are gonna be wider than my last set and they almost stuck out last time. Hopefully it wont be to bad . The tires I will get are the BFG goodrich T/A KO all terrains the size will be 33x12.5x15 The tire of that size is able to fit on a 8 wide rim but is best for a 10 because if the rim is to narrow it will wear uneven and also it will reduce my chances of blowing a bead. Which is low but its something. I only had 7 wide rims anyway and figured if I am going to get bigger tires in the future I will need larger rims then anyway so why not now.
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Unread 03-06-2013, 08:26 PM   #60
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Actually, contrary to what most people say on the forum, the front driveshafts were balanced from the factory. Mine is the original and has a counterweight on it. Along with any other yj ive ever seen. Either way, putting it in 4wd and driving 45mph with no rear driveshaft isnt a good way to diagnose anything. It wasnt made to cruise at 45 mph in 4wd. The tires probably do not help either. I suggest waiting until you get your rear shaft and making sure your tires are balanced before you jump to any conclusions. Maybe check to make sure none of the wheels are bent either.
Where is this weight could you show me a pic by chance ?
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