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post #1426 of 1562 Old 04-29-2013, 09:35 AM Thread Starter
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So yesterday I started on installing the new pitman arm, I reamed it out to fit the 1 ton end. Bolted it up and the cotter pin just needed a little more before it would fit in, instead of taking the arm back off and reaming it a little deeper I decided to crank the castle nut down a little more well then it got real easy to turn and now I can't get the castle nut back off. I threw in the towel and quit on it for the day since I was losing my patience fast. I'm not sure if I stripped the castle nut or if the whole thing is spinning, oh well part of owning a jeep right?

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post #1427 of 1562 Old 04-29-2013, 10:37 AM
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Maybe you could try to somehow clamp the tr end, which is what I assume your talking about, tight to the pitman arm to make the tapered friction fit tighter and help stop the spinning. Worst case: cut a slot in the top of the tre and hold it with a screwdriver. Just some thoughts.

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post #1428 of 1562 Old 04-29-2013, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
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Maybe you could try to somehow clamp the tr end, which is what I assume your talking about, tight to the pitman arm to make the tapered friction fit tighter and help stop the spinning. Worst case: cut a slot in the top of the tre and hold it with a screwdriver. Just some thoughts.
Yes my thoughts exactly, gonna try to check it out tonight.
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post #1429 of 1562 Old 04-29-2013, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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So as I thought the castle nut has stripped the threads out of it or the tie rod end itself, either way has to be cut off and a new one has been ordered from wfo concepts.
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The tre came in yesterday and I swapped it out today, the old one was definitely stripped. Everything bolted up nicely and is good to go. Lesson learned again "don't over tighten your nuts"
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post #1431 of 1562 Old 05-13-2013, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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Uh oh! You know what this means....


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Hey, the middle is missing.

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Hey, the middle is missing.

Still waiting on the light bar to ship out.
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A roof rack?

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I went the cheap and cheerful way out and did some 4" HIDs. I wish I had saved for a 40" or bigger LED! How many lums you looking at?

Classic stripped thread you have there, kinda traps the nut. Spins free in the middle but wont back off enough to grab the piled up threads on the end. FUN.
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Windshield armor and led light bar mount.
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I went the cheap and cheerful way out and did some 4" HIDs. I wish I had saved for a 40" or bigger LED! How many lums you looking at?

Classic stripped thread you have there, kinda traps the nut. Spins free in the middle but wont back off enough to grab the piled up threads on the end. FUN.
22,000 is what they claim for the 50"
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Here is another pic before paint[IMG][/IMG]
And one after paint and baking in the bed of my truck at work[IMG][/IMG]
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Ye-ow! Those will be awesome.

Amazing how different lighting is now. My last offrroad vehicle (IH scout II) had "top of the line" KC daylighters.

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Ye-ow! Those will be awesome.

Amazing how different lighting is now. My last offrroad vehicle (IH scout II) had "top of the line" KC daylighters.

Yeah I used to have a set of those on an old nissan 4x4, they would put off as much heat as the sun and kill a battery in a few seconds if the engine isn't running.
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Those are a good idea for armour, but how did you address the potential to catch and collect water and dirt between? Are they setting far away enough to create a gap for cleaning and drainage?

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