It has been awhile since I have updated this thread and
driven my Jeep for that matter. I have been very busy with beekeeping:
also busy with my youngest in the duck blind, here she is with her 1st 2 ducks:
of course, if you shoot them, you clean them:
Back to topic CJ, got out today with SonicR1 to Hollister Hills. I took a friend's son (he has a '07 JK) and met Sonic out there. As Sonic mentioned, it didn't take long to grenade a brand new Warn lock out. No big deal, I had 2 spares with me just in case. Took the 10 minutes to replace it and back at it, having fun. Well, 2 hours later I blew both of my spares up too!!!
Is it me? I thought I was fairly easy on the throttle. I had sheared 2 grade 8 bolts off in the hub, severely bent 2 more bolts with only 1 really still useful. The passenger side hub is shot, 2-3 of the 5 bolt holes are all wallowed out. I am now back in the camp where it is time to upgrade to the 6 bolt hub/lock outs. I need new hubs anyway. I have always liked the idea of the fuse being at the lock out vs. U joint or axle but 3 lock outs on the same side in 2 hours just doesn't seem right.
Stay tuned, I will let you know where I go with this...if you have suggestions, I am all ears...
this is what 3 shot lock outs look like
In the end though, I had a great day, got to hang with Sonic
, teach my pal's son how to properly and safely drive his Jeep and hang out with my daughter and her friend. As a bonus, sometime in the near future, I get to wrench a little more on the CJ.
On a side note, lots of JK's, TK's and LJ's but only 1 other CJ. We are becoming scarce...