Wheeling went great. The rig ran great. After I loaded it up with everybody and gear I was expecting it to be bogged down a little but this thing ran better. I was able to hit the other side of the park. And stayed there all day. I was hoping for more mud but was happy with how well it ran and didnt care how good the terrain was. Im just glad that after all the headaches it finally is trail tested and passed.
I would say that the flex of the suspension was great the shackles twisted and was scary looking but held up well and made alot of diference in how smooth the suspension felt. The drive shaft made no noise really, The tires were good the only thing id say is they did cake up with rocks and mud very fast. But With a little throttle and same room to speed it up they cleaned out well
ALL has been well for the last few weeks. Then every once in awhile it will pull left as I apply the brakes. Not to hard but it will definetly get ya if you dont pay attention. Till the other Friday night I was driving home and the brakes were being funny so I pressed them hard and braked hard a few times thinking it may help..... Well it dint it actually got worse. It started pulling the whole truck to the Left?? opposite direction as before. It was so bad I had to turn against it as I drove and when I hit the brakes it swerved Hard Right. So I made it to the house and when I parked smoke was coming from the caliper and it was alot I looked at it and seen the pads and the rotor had been all messed up and fuzed. I guess the caliper locked on and thats why the pull in the wheel SO long story long I had replaced the calipers and all and went for a test drive today and it drove very well. Still not that great of stopping power I wish I had more
Went mudding the other day found an access road around the shop and made a nice mud hole Again the tires clog up but a little speed and they clean out. But while in the mud as soon as they cake up they get no traction. Definetly getting a locker though
Ran into a problem though on my way home. While shifting threw my gears going into 5th is very hard and once out it makes a rattle noise. All other gears shift fine. So after some research I found out it is in the trans and may be alot of things but its most likely a ring that holds 5th in place that broke or something worse. So I called alot of places and they said anywhere from $1000-$1500............ And thats if no gears are destroyed.
SO... if any body has any idea out there of a way to fix this either they have had the same problem or can offer any advice or help in the subject I would greatly appreciate it.
I havent posted lately not that it matters. The transmission went horrible as usual with anything I work on with this jeep. It didnt just come out or even go back in right. I ended up cutting the tub apart because the bolts in the top of the trans of coaurse stripped. Then the process of it going back in wasnt fun either but whatever So I was able to take the jeep to the beach and try some surf fishing. On the way down the jeep ran great and no problems. On the way back it started making noise in the drive line somewhere. So I checked it out and here the U bolts on the leaf springs loosened up and it was allowing the axle to twist so I tightened them back up and now its all good. Took it down to the beach again and it did great even went on some sand roads and explored and ran into some dirt bikes and we all ran trails together it was a good time
So alot of fixing since the last time I posted, I tracked some vibes down to the u joints in the axle shafts. So i pulled the hubs out and left the nut on and the thing came out as one with the axle shafts. I ordered the u joint from 4 wheel parts.com And I have to say they are the worst company I have ever delt with. After talking to a sales person I was told what parts I needed and trsted there word. Once I got the parts in and took everything apart I found out they were not the right ones. SO I called and was told I ordered the wrong ones and it was not there fault it was spicers fault the company they get there parts from. SO instead of fix the problem rthey basically told me im screwed and they wont do anything to help. I called spicer and they said they have 2 different types for the yj dana 30 and they tell there retailers about it and its up to them to let people know. After I learned this I called 4wheelparts again they told me to bad and they cant help. And even though they said and sent the wrong part they will not send a return box, wont pay for my shipping return costs, and infact wont give me a full reimbursement after I return it......
SO besides that drama I have takin it up to rausch creek and the truck runs great