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post #1516 of 8419 Old 08-22-2012, 05:24 PM
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My buddy brought over a tap and I was able to clean out the threads and the fitting went right in. I have it all put back together. Not getting my hopes up at this point and time but everything looks good. Now to weld my leaky exhaust on my XJ.
Manifold? Or just leaky exhaust pipes? You got me thinking about having the stock exhaust mani welded, but i know cast iron is a ***** to weld and i dont know how much a pro would want/is it feasible.

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post #1517 of 8419 Old 08-22-2012, 05:32 PM
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Manifold? Or just leaky exhaust pipes? You got me thinking about having the stock exhaust mani welded, but i know cast iron is a ***** to weld and i dont know how much a pro would want/is it feasible.
My cast header is cracked too. I was contemplating trying to weld it, probably will just replace it anyway, or if it fails.

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Manifold? Or just leaky exhaust pipes? You got me thinking about having the stock exhaust mani welded, but i know cast iron is a ***** to weld and i dont know how much a pro would want/is it feasible.
Just where the muffler meets the cat. When I cut the old muffler off I did not leave myself much so I always had an exhaust leak. Well with my welding skills I still do. Lol

Any major welding I take to my friends house. He welds for a living so I know it is done right
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You can weld cast with nickel rods...... I've never tried.
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post #1520 of 8419 Old 08-23-2012, 06:55 AM
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Leaving today, should be fun.



Im serious, cat 1 is nothing and it should stir up the beach to make for some great metal detecting. Yes i metal detect on beaches.
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Leaving today, should be fun.



Im serious, cat 1 is nothing and it should stir up the beach to make for some great metal detecting. Yes i metal detect on beaches.
Do you wear black socks pulled up to your knees and sandals?
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Leaving today, should be fun.

Im serious, cat 1 is nothing and it should stir up the beach to make for some great metal detecting. Yes i metal detect on beaches.
Where are you going? CAT 1 is nothing.

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Do you wear black socks pulled up to your knees and sandals?
LOL.

I went back to the place I bought the tires from... local shop that I've not been terribly pleased with in the past. I told them the whole sad story of my balance issues. They attempted to balance the tires again, test drove it (which Discount never did on 4 different trips) and the wiggle was still there. They suggested a new steering stabilizer. I explained the finer points of a Jeep's steering and suspension. I should be able to run without one. Then the other guy suggested a dual stabilizer. I explained the same to him.

So since I have access to another set of wheels and tires, I'm going to throw them on, bring them down there to show there's nothing else odd in the suspension, then they're going to warranty the tires. 3 of the 4 were out of round laterally (side-to-side). They spun one up on the machine at a slow speed to show the issue. They may not be able warranty the single tire that's running true. If that's the case, then I might use it as a spare and get a different brand of tire.
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We are heading to venice, its been years since I was in a hurricane. We are actually excited about it since it should be mild and its a 10 day trip so it won't wreck the whole trip.


I just passed a "cyclone full throttle" toy hauler jason, looked a lot like what u described....worth a shot.
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Triple axle 5th wheel? Yeah, those are way over the top and the garage area isn't big enough. 12 foot on the biggest one. I just looked up the price on a USED '12..... $60K!!!!

I took the Jeep back down to the tire place with some stockers on it. Dude drove its the same, nothing. Supposed to call me next week to arrange for some new tires.

NOW, I may not go back with the Mickeys.... When I bought them the Jeep saw more street miles than trails. The opposite is true now. I might look for a more aggressive tire. Thinking about the GY Duratracs or MTRs. Not sure yet. Or maybe it's a good time to bump up to 35". That would give me a little more side wall with my bigass 17" wheels. I think the 35s are C range, while the 33s are a D or E...
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What do you have for bumpers on that?

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I made them.
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Made the move from Walled Lake to Houghton!



In Gaylord for the night



Crossing Mackinaw



12 hours and a couple tanks of gas later...





The view from across the hall in my dorm


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Made the move from Walled Lake to Houghton!
That's huge! Good luck!

I've been working on this Cherokee bumper. Guy came over yesterday and I helped him replace his throttle body and removed the stock bumper. Good thing I did because there's some **** going on back there I didn't know about that will need to be relocated. (like an evap canister on one side, and a horn on both?)
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That's huge! Good luck!

I've been working on this Cherokee bumper. Guy came over yesterday and I helped him replace his throttle body and removed the stock bumper. Good thing I did because there's some **** going on back there I didn't know about that will need to be relocated. (like an evap canister on one side, and a horn on both?)
yeah. when i changed out my stock bumper to my custom winch bumper i relocated my evap canister under the hood behind my ac motor. and for the horns on both side i pushed those up which was a bad idea because mud and sand plug those up. so i left my horn in stock location. cant even see them with my custom winch bumper. by the way guys i got my new dog he is a husky mix with german shepherd. he is a 8 weeks old puppy but hope he will be big when he is fully grown.

4.5" Rough Country x series lift kit/ lifted xj 31x10.50 15x8 4"backspacing cragar rims/ trimmed front rear fenders/custom swaybar quick disconnects/custom winch bumper w/ warn winch/custom roof rack/ lights mounted.
my build thread http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/my-jeep-build-xj-1156115/index3.html
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