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Unread 04-13-2013, 11:39 PM   #24466
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Are these really worth the price?
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Unread 04-14-2013, 12:21 AM   #24467
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So I woke up early this morning all excited to start working on the axle swaps. Set up the GoPro on the front fender of the Jeep(wanted to get video of speed from point to point before and after, just to see how much difference there is) Hopped in the Jeep, turned the key to nothing. no beeps, buzzers, lights, clicks...NOTHING! Crap! so I roll down the driveway thinking I'll just pop start it. NOTHING! So I jump start it, and do my thing. Pull it into the garage and get to work. Parts are flying off, bolts are turning, components are pulling right off. Awesome! Turdy five out in the driveway, and new giant D44 under the Jeep! Things are really rolling. Upper control arms check! Lower control arms, check! A little back talking from the Jeep getting the track bar in, but it was difficult last time. Ok, time for the brakes. Whoah, the factory breather bolt wont fit. Crap! Off to "VatoZone"(thanks marn) and ask the clerk if they have axle breather parts or brake fittings. I get the standard "year, make, model" questions. I tell them it wont matter, and they look at me like I'm in there asking for blinker fluid! I explain the situation, and the D-bagg cont behind the counter says they have all that stuff behind the counter, but it would be a needle in a haystack trying to find it in their bins. I just look at her and say "Wow, thanks for the help!" off to mcfadden-dale, they're closed! Off to 4wp, they send me to Napa, they dont have anything, so I go to the pep-boys "performance shop" and they at least had the breather fitting, but nothing that would work right. Now I'm pished off! Oh, and the parking brake cable is different, but that becomes important later. Get home and decide to just keep on going. Start on the front. Again parts are flying off the TURDY in the front. everything came off with no issues, and the D44 went underneath like a glove. It's huge in there! Upper control arms, check! Lower control arms, check! Springs, check! Ball joints, Check! Alright, this one's going to go in flawlessly, about time! Get everything tightened down and go to insert the driveshaft. Uh-oh, it wont compress enough to go into the yoke! Crap! Since the first issues with the brakes, I had been getting tech info from Garza(thanks by the way) I didn't even think about a larger axle being bigger! rofl! Uhhh, its a larger yoke, so it will be longer(essentially Garza's answer) I dont know why it didnt register in my mind that a bigger axle would actually be bigger! So then, out comes the front driveshaft! I'm driving this ish TONIGHT!!! Get it all back together, fill the diffs with oil(VERY, VERY important step not to be forgotten), and get the rear brakes hooked up and bled(still no parking brake) Move the jack and tools out of the way, hop in to take off on the maiden voyage, and "CLICK!" GODD@MM!T! Roll down the driveway, and can't pop it. Jump it again, and off I go. Cruising around the neighborhood, as casually as I can, because I really want to just MASH the gas, but the gears aren't broken in yet. I get about a 1/4 mile from the house, and after shifting to second, hear a pop from the front(I think its the track bar, I've heard it before on rocky gap) I then decide a day's a day, and drive it to the house and up into the garage. It is slightly slanted(of course) so I have to creep into the spot so I dont hit my benches, but leave room to close the door behind me. I basically shut it down as I let the clutch out making it slightly lurch forward just perfectly to fit, and not hit anything. I even remembered to not pull on the parking brake handle! lol Overall, it went smoothly, but I do have a few things I need to address, but I can drive it in an emergency. Time to get moving on a lift so I can be 4WD again! lol. I've got enough to do to keep me busy on it for at least a couple weeks though. Thanks again for letting me bug you Garza.
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Unread 04-14-2013, 12:32 AM   #24468
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Ask for a breather bolt for a 2003 Rubicon. If that doesn't work, then a breather bolt from a 2007 Rubicon. One of those should work.
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My issue was I couldn't get the balls centered. I had to use some extra force to get everything lined up right. It didn't take me long.


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Unread 04-14-2013, 12:41 AM   #24469
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Depends on what you are planning to do with the Jeep. The reason for reservoir shocks is better cooling capability. If you aren't driving the Jeep hard enough to get the shocks that are on it hot, then no. If you are getting the shocks that are on it hot and you are willing to put in the work to valve them correctly than the price isn't too bad although I would try to talk him down $150 or so.
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My issue was I couldn't get the balls centered. I had to use some extra force to get everything lined up right. It didn't take me long.


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Unread 04-14-2013, 01:00 AM   #24470
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Depends on what you are planning to do with the Jeep. The reason for reservoir shocks is better cooling capability. If you aren't driving the Jeep hard enough to get the shocks that are on it hot, then no. If you are getting the shocks that are on it hot and you are willing to put in the work to valve them correctly than the price isn't too bad although I would try to talk him down $150 or so.
A washboard road will do that! Think Mormon wells.
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Unread 04-14-2013, 01:22 AM   #24471
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A washboard road will do that! Think Mormon wells.
True, but how often are you doing Mormon Wells? I have done it once since I have been back and won't be doing it again anytime soon. That is by far the worst trail that I have been on in the area. Secondly, if YOU slowed down just a little bit, your shocks wouldn't get near as hot. When I did it, i lead because I was the slowest. My shocks got no hotter than usual. I could hold my hands on them no problem. There is no reason a Jeep should be doing 40+ MPH on that trail. Slow down, enjoy life.

I am not saying that they aren't useful. I could see Garza using them but for 90% of the Jeeps on this site, they are overkill.
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My issue was I couldn't get the balls centered. I had to use some extra force to get everything lined up right. It didn't take me long.


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Unread 04-14-2013, 01:40 AM   #24472
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True, but...if YOU slowed down just a little bit...
Does not compute! DANGER! System overload! Does not compute....roflma
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Unread 04-14-2013, 01:42 AM   #24473
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I may just be tired, but I didn't really notice much difference with the new gears...I'll probably notice it more as I drive it more.
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Unread 04-14-2013, 02:04 AM   #24474
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Where are the pics of the axles installed powr?
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Unread 04-14-2013, 02:10 AM   #24475
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I am not worthy!!!

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Unread 04-14-2013, 02:16 AM   #24476
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That was pretty much what awesome looks like.
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My issue was I couldn't get the balls centered. I had to use some extra force to get everything lined up right. It didn't take me long.


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Unread 04-14-2013, 02:51 AM   #24477
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Where are the pics of the axles installed powr?
Coming later, I'm tired. I'll snap some tomorrow.
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Unread 04-14-2013, 03:04 AM   #24478
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THAT was sick! At the bottom she was like, "I'm ok, truck is ok, ok let's go!"
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Unread 04-14-2013, 03:07 AM   #24479
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Your e-brake cables will be on the way next week.

Man I'm pooped, just got home from a Nelson night run....'twas a blast!
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Unread 04-14-2013, 03:12 AM   #24480
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http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/04/14...-nc-homeowner/

This needs to happen more often to stop these sort of crimes!
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