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Unread 09-21-2012, 05:42 AM   #46
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Does anyone have pictures of these failed x-flex series joints? I have them and always hear how they fail but never see it.
I through mine in the trash. So I dont have a pix.
But the joint gets slack in it.
Sounds like a broke motor/trans mount.
A video would show it better then a pix

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Unread 09-21-2012, 08:08 AM   #47
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What ever happened to that jeep? Do you seriously have it? Definite classic.
I have it now. I'm trying to help the guy get it road worthy but after a more thorough inspection, I told him my absolute best advice would be to walk away.

It's a snowball of epic proportions in that if you touch one thing to fix it, you have several more that will need to be fixed.

Just to fix the brakes is downright right goofy with how much work it is.

The fab center console has to be removed to install a parking brake, which means the seats get replaced because the race seats attach to the sides of tube console which means a new t-case shifter goes in, which means the 3" body lift leaves which means the radiator gets raised, steering bearing gets raises, brake lines are above the frame and get dropped, cutting brakes get removed and an OEM center console goes in with factory seatbelts.


The AC estimate was 1800 dollars. Check engine light is on, it has no power and won't stay running for longer than about 15 minutes at a time before it starts cutting out, the very long long arm suspension clunks badly on brake events, the 38's need replacement now or sooner and it tries to go into DW at 30 mph.
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Unread 09-21-2012, 09:30 AM   #48
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I have it now. I'm trying to help the guy get it road worthy but after a more thorough inspection, I told him my absolute best advice would be to walk away.

It's a snowball of epic proportions in that if you touch one thing to fix it, you have several more that will need to be fixed.

Just to fix the brakes is downright right goofy with how much work it is.

The fab center console has to be removed to install a parking brake, which means the seats get replaced because the race seats attach to the sides of tube console which means a new t-case shifter goes in, which means the 3" body lift leaves which means the radiator gets raised, steering bearing gets raises, brake lines are above the frame and get dropped, cutting brakes get removed and an OEM center console goes in with factory seatbelts.

The AC estimate was 1800 dollars. Check engine light is on, it has no power and won't stay running for longer than about 15 minutes at a time before it starts cutting out, the very long long arm suspension clunks badly on brake events, the 38's need replacement now or sooner and it tries to go into DW at 30 mph.
Sounds like a good part-out.
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Unread 09-21-2012, 09:39 AM   #49
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Sounds like a good part-out.
Frame is bent slightly, initial cost is too high to recover enough to balance out even somewhat favorably. Air bags are missing, aftermarket steering wheel is installed, dash is crap, carpet is missing, tub needs body work, fenders have been replaced with some ulta heavy tube crap.

Race seats are sun rotted, harnesses are shot, cage is crap and there are no bumpers. Battery is shot and won't hold a charge. The HP Dana 30 is likely geared to 3:5x to match the fantastic Dana 35 they slung under the rear. Factory belly skid is hacked up around the welded in place long arm mounts.

It does however have a new SYE with Tom Wood driveshaft and 2 ARB switches that aren't connected to anything because there is nothing for them to connect to.
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Unread 09-21-2012, 09:40 AM   #50
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Frame is bent slightly, initial cost is too high to recover enough to balance out even somewhat favorably. Air bags are missing, aftermarket steering wheel is installed, dash is crap, carpet is missing, tub needs body work, fenders have been replaced with some ulta heavy tube crap.

Race seats are sun rotted, harnesses are shot, cage is crap and there are no bumpers. Battery is shot and won't hold a charge. The HP Dana 30 is likely geared to 3:5x to match the fantastic Dana 35 they slung under the rear. Factory belly skid is hacked up around the welded in place long arm mounts.

It does however have a new SYE with Tom Wood driveshaft and 2 ARB switches that aren't connected to anything because there is nothing for them to connect to.
But the custom paint job is *****in!!
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Is this some kind of reverse sales technique? I mean isn't your normal m.o. to berate a guy into oblivion for his stupidity in not buying what you're selling
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Is this some kind of reverse sales technique? I mean isn't your normal m.o. to berate a guy into oblivion for his stupidity in not buying what you're selling
Does it really need to be explained?
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Is this some kind of reverse sales technique? I mean isn't your normal m.o. to berate a guy into oblivion for his stupidity in not buying what you're selling
If you believe that's my normal MO, then you're dumber than you normally act and that's saying a bunch.
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Does it really need to be explained?
Forget who you were talking to for a second there?
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Frame is bent slightly, initial cost is too high to recover enough to balance out even somewhat favorably. Air bags are missing, aftermarket steering wheel is installed, dash is crap, carpet is missing, tub needs body work, fenders have been replaced with some ulta heavy tube crap.

Race seats are sun rotted, harnesses are shot, cage is crap and there are no bumpers. Battery is shot and won't hold a charge. The HP Dana 30 is likely geared to 3:5x to match the fantastic Dana 35 they slung under the rear. Factory belly skid is hacked up around the welded in place long arm mounts.

It does however have a new SYE with Tom Wood driveshaft and 2 ARB switches that aren't connected to anything because there is nothing for them to connect to.
My god... I would've slapped the seller in the face.
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Does it really need to be explained?
no

except I did get a bit thrown off why my reply garnered a response of a guy trying to sell me a ****wagon...

Perhaps he meant to post it to my profile page comments instead of here
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My god... I would've slapped the seller in the face.
It was a dealership back east in Illinois or similar. Guy bought it and had it shipped out only to find the pics posted were a bit misleading.
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I'm guessing it's happy hour over in Okie land.
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loud enough, long enough.
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loud enough, long enough.
You are entirely correct of course. If you try and deny it long enough, and loud enough, perhaps we'll not remember glaring examples to the contrary.
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