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Unread 10-25-2010, 09:04 PM   #496
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not really a what have i done today, its a more or less this week type deal.
1 drove it for the first time in 4 1/2 months!
2 reregistered and drove it home!
3 installed roof rack. thanks Will!
4 drove to cedar point. ~300 miles round trip
5 broke 500 miles on the new engine
6 finally was able to add my jeepforum sticker.

and finally this all hasnt really happened yet because its too dark for pictures. so you all must wait until tomorrow. my apologies

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Unread 10-25-2010, 10:46 PM   #497
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Drove around in the snow. Yep, it snowed here today.
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Unread 10-26-2010, 06:59 AM   #498
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I saw Crested Butte's snow gauge (camera) yesterday and it was reporting 16" at 4pm. I can't wait to see what it says this morning.
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Unread 10-26-2010, 07:19 AM   #499
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Not today, but the other day, I installed some fog lights on my factory roof rack, they were some freebies with 55W Hella bulbs in them so i figured id give them a shot, let me know what you think

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Unread 10-26-2010, 03:56 PM   #500
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Not today, but the other day, I installed some fog lights on my factory roof rack, they were some freebies with 55W Hella bulbs in them so i figured id give them a shot, let me know what you think
like the idea but fogs wont give good light that high up, maybe mount them low on the front. but if you put HID's in your projections will never notice them.

how did you mount them?
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Unread 10-26-2010, 04:03 PM   #501
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i like it... very sleak
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Unread 10-26-2010, 04:06 PM   #502
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finally finished my brakes, and a crap ton of other work on my jeep... stops like a race car now!
new: ball joints (upper and lower), tie rods (inner and outter), stearing stabliizer, undercoating, complete brake tear down (all new gaskets, pistions and guide pins) coated calipers and brackets, slotted and drilled rotors, ceramic pads, allignment, thurst 2 chamber exhaust... LOVE the changes... like a whole new truck! will be nice to pull the snowmobile trailer up north all winter long wiht some megga stopping power

sorry it is so dirty i have been working on it for 2 weeks... round 2 to come this weekend!



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Unread 10-26-2010, 04:25 PM   #503
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finally finished my brakes, and a crap ton of other work on my jeep... stops like a race car now!
new: ball joints (upper and lower), tie rods (inner and outter), stearing stabliizer, undercoating, complete brake tear down (all new gaskets, pistions and guide pins) coated calipers and brackets, slotted and drilled rotors, ceramic pads, allignment, thurst 2 chamber exhaust... LOVE the changes... like a whole new truck! will be nice to pull the snowmobile trailer up north all winter long wiht some megga stopping power

sorry it is so dirty i have been working on it for 2 weeks... round 2 to come this weekend!
looks good
what brand are the rotors and pads?

how was changing the ball joints ?
any advice on how to notice/check if there worn/bad?
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Unread 10-26-2010, 04:26 PM   #504
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pulled the cover off my front diff, only to find my spider gears are just about junk....

GREAT DAY!!!!!
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Unread 10-26-2010, 04:28 PM   #505
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pulled the cover off my front diff, only to find my spider gears are just about junk....

GREAT DAY!!!!!
Good thing somebody on here has a 0 mile FULL rebuilt Vari-lok Dana 30 with new balljoints and gears everything for like $450+ shipping on here?
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Unread 10-26-2010, 04:30 PM   #506
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ball joints where a bear... i had to make a spacer on the lathe to get them out as the press would not touch them... after i got the knuckle off the pegs on the ball joints just flopped around, they where shot! be sure that they go in strait that is clutch... i rented a ball joint press from o rileys and then the 4x4 adapter kit from autozone... just the ball joint press will not work... after the nuckle is off it is prety much press out old press in new... ther is a great how to online i snagged and used... the tie rods where a bastard... went though a whole can of propane on them... (was out of map gas)

got the pads and rotors in a ebay auction... 2nd set we have got from them (my buddy has them on his Evo) they are powerstop though... really nice!
to check them if your wheel moves around if oyu push on the top or bottom while the wheel is off the ground and it moves at all, bad ball joints... i got a complete kit for tie rods and ball joints on ebay as well for 99 bucks! well worth it!
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Unread 10-26-2010, 05:07 PM   #507
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ball joints where a bear... i had to make a spacer on the lathe to get them out as the press would not touch them... after i got the knuckle off the pegs on the ball joints just flopped around, they where shot! be sure that they go in strait that is clutch... i rented a ball joint press from o rileys and then the 4x4 adapter kit from autozone... just the ball joint press will not work... after the nuckle is off it is prety much press out old press in new... ther is a great how to online i snagged and used... the tie rods where a bastard... went though a whole can of propane on them... (was out of map gas)

got the pads and rotors in a ebay auction... 2nd set we have got from them (my buddy has them on his Evo) they are powerstop though... really nice!
to check them if your wheel moves around if oyu push on the top or bottom while the wheel is off the ground and it moves at all, bad ball joints... i got a complete kit for tie rods and ball joints on ebay as well for 99 bucks! well worth it!
yea well you get what you pay for. mybe the second time around ull be faster at it. i bought 2 moog tie rods and it was close to $100.

i just don't like Chinese crap made parts.
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Unread 10-26-2010, 05:13 PM   #508
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getting the tie rods in place was easy... it was removing the old ones...
they where all Moog... i have used Mood for years and never had issues... my old warangler that had a tie rod go out after a bit over a year, they sent me the replacement no questions
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Unread 10-26-2010, 06:02 PM   #509
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Good thing somebody on here has a 0 mile FULL rebuilt Vari-lok Dana 30 with new balljoints and gears everything for like $450+ shipping on here?
as tempting as it is.... my buddy has his own shop, and doesn't charge me labor, just parts.
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Unread 10-26-2010, 06:53 PM   #510
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I saw Crested Butte's snow gauge (camera) yesterday and it was reporting 16" at 4pm. I can't wait to see what it says this morning.
Wow, that's awesome. The snow is still coming down slowly but it is melting. Still not quite cold enough and suppose to be 60 of Thursday.
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