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Unread 02-26-2015, 09:30 AM   #1
zxrider
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wish me luck

With a little luck I can be back on the trails for under $100. This 95 yj Rio grande has been through it, as much as 33's will allow anyway. This is really the first breakdown in the woods and I was still able to drive it out to a safe place.
What happened was, I was dogging it in 3rd gear low range making my way up this hill that had no tracks out the top yet. There was a foot of snow and it had melted and refroze and was down to about 6 inches. I lost a little momentum as I was reaching the top, that's when wheel hop came into play. I was letting out of it to reduce this wheel hop but I didn't want to spin out and have to back of this slick hill that has a pretty good drop on the right hand side. So it was the wheel hop the caused the rear universal to fail. I felt it break and shut the engine off before the smoke from the transfer oil had time to bellow out. When I looked under it my heart sank. I saw the rear housing extension laying on the ground. At the time I didn't know it unbolted and thought I had busted the transfer case housing.

So like I say , with a little luck I didn't bend the main shaft of the transfer and I didn't spread the yoke on the rear end.

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Unread 02-26-2015, 09:55 PM   #2
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Good luck! Nice looking YJ!
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Unread 02-28-2015, 07:11 PM   #3
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All is well except for breaking a bolt in the rear yoke. 2 were bent along with a strap.
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Unread 02-28-2015, 07:56 PM   #4
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If your gonna stick with that slip yoke setup, Ive got all the parts, you can have em for the price of shipping
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Unread 03-01-2015, 09:46 AM   #5
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Free parts? I'll take them. I'm in Kentucky, how much do you recon shipping would be?
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