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Unread 12-02-2012, 09:29 PM   #316
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What a great thread this has been. Thank you for the detailed write ups you did. I just read the entire thing and although you won't be using the wk that seriously anymore it is a big inspiration for me and my wk. So much to do, so little time. Guess I'm going to have to start a build thread of my own soon.

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Unread 12-02-2012, 09:33 PM   #317
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Also, I'm assuming you have the 3.7 but I'm not 100% sure?
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Unread 12-02-2012, 09:40 PM   #318
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What a great thread this has been. Thank you for the detailed write ups you did. I just read the entire thing and although you won't be using the wk that seriously anymore it is a big inspiration for me and my wk. So much to do, so little time. Guess I'm going to have to start a build thread of my own soon.
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Also, I'm assuming you have the 3.7 but I'm not 100% sure?
Thanks man. The WK still gets used plenty - it was an awesome Jeep to be in last August on the trip Colorado. Though I'll doubtfully wheel it outside of a trip like that, it's definately a workhorse for me. I love watching other Jeepers' builds.

Mine is a first generation 4.7L V8, QuadratracII (Trail Rated - tested - and proven baby ), class IV tow package.

Good luck with your build
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Unread 12-02-2012, 10:36 PM   #319
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Ah ok. When I saw Laredo I assumed that it was the V6. I was pretty psyched thinking the 3.7 could tow so well! Oh well....
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Unread 12-08-2012, 05:02 PM   #320
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The last couple Saturdays have been fun. Went wheelin both weekends. Pulled the XJ around with the WK. Hit 70,000K miles on the odo today coming back home:








Next comes some maintenance................................
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Unread 12-08-2012, 06:28 PM   #321
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Nice seeing you out there, today was a great day!
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Unread 12-09-2012, 11:26 PM   #322
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That would be great a great trailer to tow my car to track.
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Unread 12-10-2012, 08:21 AM   #323
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Nice seeing you out there, today was a great day!

Yup - it was. Jeep looks good. I like the alt. shield. And your Aussie? Howdo?



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That would be great a great trailer to tow my car to track.
It works out but it's inconsistant. That blue Jeep will sway from time to time. Haven't quite figured it out - lots of variables. This last time out it didn't sway once. With a street ride suspension I bet it would be smooth as glass, though.
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Unread 12-10-2012, 12:50 PM   #324
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Yup - it was. Jeep looks good. I like the alt. shield. And your Aussie? Howdo?





It works out but it's inconsistant. That blue Jeep will sway from time to time. Haven't quite figured it out - lots of variables. This last time out it didn't sway once. With a street ride suspension I bet it would be smooth as glass, though.
Thanks I can easily say the same about your beast. Completely out of the blue Saturday morning I fired up the Jeep and drove to get gas. While driving in a straight line Id get a pop every now and then. I drove it all the way to ks rock no problem and it wheeled down there great. Coming home on the highway while traveling in a straight line If I took my foot off the gas the aussie wanted to unlock which sounded horrible at highway speeds. Even the normal clickity clack when turning became a lot worse. I popped the diff cover and there was minimal shavings from the break in and also without pulling the cam gears they looked brand new. I performed the unlock test and it passed with no issues. I wrote aussie and they told me to remove it immediately and send it in. I went and picked up a feeler gauge (I installed it at a friends garage and used his feeler gauge) so now I need to pull the center pin and check the specs. If everything checks out ok Im going to fill it up with fluid and test it out. If its still acting up Im sending it in. Im glad I kept my original open diff gears.
How did yours do?
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Unread 12-10-2012, 01:22 PM   #325
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It works out but it's inconsistant. That blue Jeep will sway from time to time. Haven't quite figured it out - lots of variables. This last time out it didn't sway once. With a street ride suspension I bet it would be smooth as glass, though.
My experience with both trailers and tow dolleys is you need tongue weight. Light or negative tongue weights will give you a swaying trailer. Try moving your jeep as far forward as you can. And it looks like you need a bigger drop hitch.

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Unread 12-10-2012, 02:06 PM   #326
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Thanks I can easily say the same about your beast. Completely out of the blue Saturday morning I fired up the Jeep and drove to get gas. While driving in a straight line Id get a pop every now and then. I drove it all the way to ks rock no problem and it wheeled down there great. Coming home on the highway while traveling in a straight line If I took my foot off the gas the aussie wanted to unlock which sounded horrible at highway speeds. Even the normal clickity clack when turning became a lot worse. I popped the diff cover and there was minimal shavings from the break in and also without pulling the cam gears they looked brand new. I performed the unlock test and it passed with no issues. I wrote aussie and they told me to remove it immediately and send it in. I went and picked up a feeler gauge (I installed it at a friends garage and used his feeler gauge) so now I need to pull the center pin and check the specs. If everything checks out ok Im going to fill it up with fluid and test it out. If its still acting up Im sending it in. Im glad I kept my original open diff gears.
How did yours do?
The XJ did great - Aussie FTW! But this is my WK thread, man
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My experience with both trailers and tow dolleys is you need tongue weight. Light or negative tongue weights will give you a swaying trailer. Try moving your jeep as far forward as you can. And it looks like you need a bigger drop hitch. Just my .02
I have a 4" drop now and was thinking of doing 6"-7" drop? I just wondered if lowering the drop on an already minimal if not neutral tongue weight would cause it to have neutral to negative tongue weight or if the drop would "lever" the front wheels of the tow dolly/XJ hook up. I don't know. Like I mentioned, this last drive the thing was smooth all day.
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Unread 12-10-2012, 02:14 PM   #327
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Got around to starting some maintenance on the red Jeep today.

Put the 87 octane tune back to it and then started with getting the skids outta the way:



I left the transfer case skid adapter since it isn't in the way:



Jeep naked:



Also got the tars rotated and checked the torque on the spacers:



Next things I gotta get to is the t-case, front diff, oil/filter, air filter. Probably swap in a new belt too. Oh - and a good cleaning.
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Unread 12-13-2012, 01:27 PM   #328
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The red Jeep got a 70K mile overhaul today:

Wipers
Air filter clean
Belt
Seafoam
Oil/filter
Transfer case drain/refill
Front diff drain/refill

Only thing left is to fill the gas tank and reinstall the skids -
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Unread 12-13-2012, 04:34 PM   #329
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Good man your jeep thanks you.
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Unread 12-13-2012, 08:50 PM   #330
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Good man your jeep thanks you.
Yup - spins like a top.....purrs like a kitten.........all that good stuff.
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