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Unread 06-20-2008, 04:34 PM   #46
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Hey Raskall! Where abouts in Edmonton are ya?
Right close to St, Albert trail and 118th ave. You should come out to a wings night on tuesdays! 6pm at Bo Diddly's on 118th ave and 140some st.

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1280x1024 doesnt work and thats the one i need

Says "404 Not Found"

Any chance of getting that one up?
Ahah! Thanks for pointing that one out. Fixed!

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Unread 06-20-2008, 04:39 PM   #47
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Yesterday I replaced my passenger's side hub (unit bearing) on the D30. My jeep was making some pretty bad scraping noises going down the road, and I figured it sounded like a bearing.

I put the jeep up on jack stands so all four tires were off the ground, then started it up and put it in 4wd 1st gear. I let it run so I could listen and find the noise, lo-and-behold.. the drivers side was turning and the passenger tire was not. My front axle is open, so I figured there's gotta be some sort of resistance there, and I tore into it.

Once I got the unit bearing out, it was real clear that it was the culrpit. It was real rough sounding.

I replaced it with a used one (which is in pretty good shape) from when my brother did a swap of his.. It will hold up for a while until I can get new ones to swap in.
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Unread 06-20-2008, 04:58 PM   #48
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Now that your Jeep is part '04 you'll probably notice a slight horsepower increase.
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Unread 06-20-2008, 05:25 PM   #49
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Now that your Jeep is part '04 you'll probably notice a slight horsepower increase.
And a slight "not-as-cool-as-my-jeep" increase!
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Unread 06-20-2008, 06:48 PM   #50
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Right close to St, Albert trail and 118th ave. You should come out to a wings night on tuesdays! 6pm at Bo Diddly's on 118th ave and 140some st.



Ahah! Thanks for pointing that one out. Fixed!
Mmmm. Wings. Who shows up?
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Unread 06-21-2008, 06:29 AM   #51
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Anywhere between 10-30 people each week.
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Unread 06-30-2008, 02:35 PM   #52
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Went out wheeling with the EJC club this weekend for Canada Day.

We went to the Alberta Safari Park near Edmonton.. we had a blast, and the mud was as thick as ever!






After some hotdogs we went out a second time to Bill's Gate. Crazy little off camber and wash out area. My tire pressure was too low (I lost some somewhere on the trail), and I blew a bead a little bit after these two pictures.. getting pulled out I got my passenger side fender pushed in.




Booboo fender. No big deal I guess.. I had planned on putting on flat fenders anyway.



The full trip report is here, and the gallery is here (including some pretty cool videos).
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Unread 06-30-2008, 03:29 PM   #53
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Excellent videos, well done Davin!
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Unread 07-01-2008, 03:31 AM   #54
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Gah! So muddy! I couldn't handle it, I hate mud.
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Unread 07-01-2008, 06:11 PM   #55
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Gah! So muddy! I couldn't handle it, I hate mud.
It's so fun to wheel in, but sucks afterwards when you realize the $40 tab to wash it.

Oh well, it's worth it. Not my favorite terrain, but there is too much of it out here to ignore. I prefer technical stuff like hill climbs, wash outs, off camber stuff... etc
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Unread 07-13-2008, 04:31 PM   #56
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Ok here's a little tech for you guys. I "fixed" my front fender today.. I used a hi-lift with a block of wood to lift it up a little above level and let it sit like that for 15 seconds or so to fatigue the metal back to level.

I let off the jack and it looks almost perfectly level now.

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I also put some XJ coils in the front which gained be about 5/8" to 11/16" height.

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One more thing: When I was putting the XJ coils in the front I noticed my passenger front tire was leaning a little.. I grabbed it (it was already off the ground) and was able to move it up and down by hand quite easily. I took of my tire, caliper, axle nut, and got down to the unit bearing. I pulled that out and the bearing literally fell apart in my hands. The outer seal, ring, and inner ring fell out exposing dry roller bearings... I replaced that with a new one and it's all better!
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Unread 07-20-2008, 10:55 AM   #57
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Got my rockers done yesterday! The total cost with material, paint and hardware (not including my labour of course) was about $170 or so.

They are 3/16" formed plate with 1.5" 120 wall DOM tubing for the tube steps. I kept the steps as close to the body as possible so I wouldn't always get the back of my leg dirty when getting out of the jeep.

The inside of the steps are just a tad less than 1" away from the rockers. The tubes are angled upwards 20 degrees. I painted them what I like to call "nth degree grey" to be different.

Here are a few select pictures, check out the full gallery of them here: http://myjeeptj.com/wpg2?g2_itemId=11567






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Unread 07-20-2008, 11:21 AM   #58
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Nice work as always buddy. They look very sweet.
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Unread 07-20-2008, 11:22 AM   #59
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nice work, those sliders look awesome...
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Unread 07-20-2008, 12:09 PM   #60
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Can I ask how the ez-locker ended up workin for you? Is it as good as a regular locker< or atleast does it serve its function? I was looking at one for myself.
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