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post #33736 of 40527 Old 08-19-2013, 11:15 AM
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Just wanted to say hello to fellow San Diegan Jeepers. I just recently got my second Jeep, first in Cali, and wanted to get to know as many people as possible. I'll help with mechanical fixes, upgrades or anything.

PM me or if things are more pertinent, my name is Tyler and I can share contact info.
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post #33737 of 40527 Old 08-19-2013, 11:45 AM
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Unfortunately, it's not set up at all. Its 100% bone stock. I just bought it 2 months ago with 74,000 miles on it. So I may not be able to wheel with everyone for a little while but the slate is clean and the future is bright. I have many plans for her as you may suspect.
No problems with a bone stock rig, they can do pretty well offroad:



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post #33738 of 40527 Old 08-19-2013, 04:09 PM
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Welcome Taylor....

So it seems all I did all weekend was drink and eat. Going away party Friday until 4am, birthday party Saturday until 2am, then to Chris' house for a killer BBQ/Smoker beerfest and shots until I passed out on the couch. Had a wee bit of trouble getting up to take the kids to school this morning.
Chris' smoker works great. I didn't take any pics but he did. Bacon wrapped sausage, pork shoulder (pulled pork), and some kind of special spicy chicken, plus trimmings. I'm so glad he lives close to me, but he isn't helping my waist line any.

Anyway... I am itching to go wheeling again. Someplace different tho'. BetZ may be going up to Sacramento for the weekend this Friday, so its either a major drunken brawl with hookers and beer at my house, or wheeling. Need help deciding. lol

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post #33739 of 40527 Old 08-19-2013, 05:40 PM
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i say hookers and beer but thats just me
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post #33740 of 40527 Old 08-19-2013, 08:38 PM
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Me too!

I will be busy wrenching under my Jeep this saturday getting my 8.8 put in. Dropped it off today, and guy says it should be ready by tomorrow. So I plan on drilling tap the tubs to mount the hoses to the calipers, and the T-manifold for the hard brakes lines. Then I will primer and paint it wednesday/thursday. Install beginning early saturday morning.


Edit: Crap. Don't have the C-clips for the 8.8 axle shafts. Does anybody know (joe!) of any places local that I can buy some?
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post #33741 of 40527 Old 08-19-2013, 08:58 PM
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i say hookers and beer but thats just me
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post #33742 of 40527 Old 08-19-2013, 10:02 PM
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post #33743 of 40527 Old 08-19-2013, 10:02 PM
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Yes and no. Brand new you can move along the A axis BY HAND, however you will not be able to move along the B axis...again, by hand. The movement along the A axis will be firm and somewhat difficult to achieve. Obviously if it's floppy its s***can material. When bolted into the rig with the tre set in place in the tapered hole, crown nut tight and key in place...you have a serious issue if to can move along the B axis... That guy shouldn't be moving, at all.

I'm sure if I dig around in my garage I can find some new and some blown out TRE's for show and tell

Here's an illustration that will help make sense

As can see, when set in place, there should be absolutely zero movement from the track bar in relation to the B axis...anyways, moral of the story is your track bar is most likely effed and a factory replacement should do the trick.

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post #33744 of 40527 Old 08-19-2013, 10:09 PM
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Welcome Taylor....

So it seems all I did all weekend was drink and eat. Going away party Friday until 4am, birthday party Saturday until 2am, then to Chris' house for a killer BBQ/Smoker beerfest and shots until I passed out on the couch. Had a wee bit of trouble getting up to take the kids to school this morning.
Chris' smoker works great. I didn't take any pics but he did. Bacon wrapped sausage, pork shoulder (pulled pork), and some kind of special spicy chicken, plus trimmings. I'm so glad he lives close to me, but he isn't helping my waist line any.

Anyway... I am itching to go wheeling again. Someplace different tho'. BetZ may be going up to Sacramento for the weekend this Friday, so its either a major drunken brawl with hookers and beer at my house, or wheeling. Need help deciding. lol

I'm doing a night run to Truckhaven this Saturday. Wanna come?

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post #33745 of 40527 Old 08-19-2013, 10:30 PM
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Edit: Crap. Don't have the C-clips for the 8.8 axle shafts. Does anybody know (joe!) of any places local that I can buy some?
I would think a local Ford dealer would have 'em or know of another local source. I have seen them for ~$4 each, which seems kinda high, but when you need them....

Do you still have the o-rings? I'm not sure how critical they are. They look like this:

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post #33746 of 40527 Old 08-19-2013, 10:35 PM
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I would think a local Ford dealer would have 'em or know of another local source. I have seen them for ~$4 each, which seems kinda high, but when you need them....

Do you still have the o-rings? I'm not sure how critical they are. They look like this:

I was searching through a local dealers online parts inventory and I couldn't find any. Ended up buying some online @ $4 a pop. Bought a couple extra, just in case. Don't have the o-rings either.
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post #33747 of 40527 Old 08-19-2013, 10:54 PM
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Border parts would have them.
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post #33748 of 40527 Old 08-20-2013, 06:34 AM
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I thought of them AFTER I ordered them too. I think I will still take a trip down there and see. It would be nice, that way the axle swap can be done this weekend.
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Anyone have a torque spec for this track bar? Or is goodntight sufficient?


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post #33750 of 40527 Old 08-20-2013, 10:36 AM
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Got them. 35ft on frame and 55 ft on axle according to autozone.

This thing went right in. Both bolts lined up no problem. Not sure how I feel about this.

Can anyone confirm the values?

Edit: Found different values on here and used those. Closer to 70 Ft lbs.
Took it for a test drive and the thing shook harder than addict jonesing for a fix. So now, assuming the new track bar is perfectly fine, i'd imagine its the CA bushings? It has a pretty decent right pull so I know the alignment needs to be done but the first time it shook it was because I turned left and right in my lane and the second time was going over rail road tracks. This beast needs to get fixed. I can't be the only one around here who has a truck they can drive.

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