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post #91 of 238 Old 01-03-2011, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
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I have not had a chance to do much work on the jeep since the holidays came around but I have gotten a bunch of parts together and ordered my Rubicon Express lift and Dana 44 U-bolts today. I used the forum code and got $129 off of the price and shipping came out to $24, so I a got a great deal. The plan for this week is to have the rear Dana 44 all together with new brakes and gear oil so that when the lift gets here at least the back will be rolling and then switch up to the front end. WOOHOO


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post #92 of 238 Old 01-14-2011, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
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I have found out that the Rubicon Express lift is on back order until they get a delivery of springs on Febuary 1, which is a real bummer. I got most of the stainless lines installed and have been painting some misc parts from time to time. I am going to try and get the drum brakes back together and ther rear sealed up on sunday and roll the front end in and start on that. Here are a couple pics-




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post #93 of 238 Old 01-14-2011, 11:27 AM
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nice, looks like a good winter project, sucks it was in such bad shape to start off. Coming along great though!
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post #94 of 238 Old 01-14-2011, 11:48 AM
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I like your attitude! Good job looks nice!

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post #95 of 238 Old 01-14-2011, 12:15 PM
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Hey Vert the frame is looking good.
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post #96 of 238 Old 01-14-2011, 03:16 PM
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Good come back on that gas tank skid,

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post #97 of 238 Old 01-14-2011, 03:35 PM
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Feb 1 isn't so far away! You've done a great job!

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post #98 of 238 Old 01-14-2011, 03:48 PM
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WOW!!!!!!!! I just finished the first page and I am sure someone already said this, but......

....Never buy a vehicle when it is dark, and I will add never by a primer black vehicle in the dark........and never never never, never ever buy a Jeep in the dark and without crawling around under it real good.

I am surprised you are in good humor about it and will be reading the rest of the thread now.

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post #99 of 238 Old 01-29-2011, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
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I started on the dana 30 and came to a screaching halt after figuring out that I needed this socket.

After waiting a week to get it I finally got the front axle tore down.



Everything came apart pretty easy and I think the ball joints are good (going to get a second opinion) but the u-joints on the front axles are destroyed.


I never tackled a job like this before so I may need some advice from you guys, how hard to do the axle u-joints and replace all the seals? Im going to do a quick search and im sure there is plenty of info out there. If I have to do ball joints is this something a beginner can do in the garage?

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post #100 of 238 Old 02-04-2011, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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I just got off the phone with Rubicon Express and they are saying 4 more weeks until the springs come in. Do I wait or with another kit? Talk about a setback, 2 months is a long time to wait for a lift kit.

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post #101 of 238 Old 02-04-2011, 02:56 PM
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Vert did you ask them why they were so far behind? 2 months is a long time.
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He said some crap about layoffs at the steel mill and the economy. The manufacturer of the springs cant get the steel apparently. I guess im going to wait it out.

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post #103 of 238 Old 02-04-2011, 03:19 PM
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I just got off the phone with Rubicon Express and they are saying 4 more weeks until the springs come in. Do I wait or with another kit? Talk about a setback, 2 months is a long time to wait for a lift kit.
Worth the wait IMO. I spend a while waiting on shocks from them when I ordered.
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post #104 of 238 Old 02-04-2011, 04:41 PM
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Vert I've been waiting for 4 weeks to get some steel for my shackle hangers. I think allot of this steel is coming from China and from what I've been told they only get container shipments once a month. I have a feeling that's what part of the problem is. I hate that we are so dependant on them.
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post #105 of 238 Old 02-09-2011, 08:46 AM
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Man do your wallet a favor... The RE lift is Great, but so is BDS.... There kit on my CJ5 is AWESOME....Lifetime no questions asked warranty. U break it, they send u a new one.....
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