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Unread 04-22-2009, 01:17 PM   #16
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I'm about 30 minutes north of Durham. I'd be gald to help! (as soon as all these tools come in and I get mine done ofcourse) Where are you at?

I live just across the VA/NC line. Im right next to Mt Airy, NC (AKA: Mayberry). Takes me about 2 hours to get to Raliegh.

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Unread 04-22-2009, 01:19 PM   #17
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Then you're probably about an hour from me. I'll be gald to give you a hand when I get done. (or when you get your parts, whichever comes last)
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Be very careful with the wife mod. Uninstallation can be extremely expensive. Wife mods have been known to take the Jeep and all other mods during the uninstall process. Also, make sure you service your wife mod properly as often as humanly possible. Wife mods not properly serviced may malfunction or uninstall themselves at any time.
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Unread 05-11-2009, 06:36 AM   #18
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I've been out of the loop for a while on this one. Four yards of mulch, five trees, 52 landscape timbers, six tons of rock,a pickup load of bamboo, tmenty low voltage lights, and 70 feet of composite edging later... I finally got a chance to work on the Jeep yesterday. That D44 R&P just wants to aggravate me. I measured and double checked everything repeatedly with set up bearings and should have been good to go. Then when I assembled with new bearings and my carrier bearing pre-load was insanely excessive. The only thing I could think of was that I wasn't getting the carrier bearings fully seated. SO, I did what any self respecting Jeeper would do, I went and bought a shop press. I pressed the bearings onto my locker and proceeded to reinstall. My step son was helping me. I wasn't watching him close enough and he tried to install both sets of outer end shims without using the case spreader and bent the crap out of the left side pack and they're shot, now I don't have enough appropriate shims left to finish. So, today I will order a new shim set.

In order to utilize the time left that I was actually able to work on the Jeep I went ahead and installed my fender flares. I don't really care for them because they don't match the body lines like the OEM flares did. Oh well, I paid for them and put them on, so they're staying until I rip them off on a rock or a tree. The paint was rubbed a little in the corners of the rear flares and the spots are exposed now with the new flares, so now I have white primer showing in a few small spots around the rear flares. Anyone else have this issue? (they are Smittybilt pocket stlye flares)
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Be very careful with the wife mod. Uninstallation can be extremely expensive. Wife mods have been known to take the Jeep and all other mods during the uninstall process. Also, make sure you service your wife mod properly as often as humanly possible. Wife mods not properly serviced may malfunction or uninstall themselves at any time.
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Unread 05-11-2009, 10:56 AM   #19
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Also note: Don't be a stupid cheap skate like I tried to be. Buy good install kits! I will be using my cheapy Genuine Gear set up kit to make set up bearings and already ordered the Yukon install kit. The Genuine kit had no oil slinger, a very poor shim selection, and a cheap seal. I'll never do that again. You can save a little cash on some parts, but your R&P install kit shouldn't be one of them!
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Be very careful with the wife mod. Uninstallation can be extremely expensive. Wife mods have been known to take the Jeep and all other mods during the uninstall process. Also, make sure you service your wife mod properly as often as humanly possible. Wife mods not properly serviced may malfunction or uninstall themselves at any time.
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Unread 05-13-2009, 07:20 AM   #20
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Had meetings all night, so I didn't get to wrench on her at all. But, my Staun beadlocks did show up yesterday. They will most likely be the only thing that I don't do 100% myself. I'm going to try to find a local tire shop to install them. I wish I hadn't already paid for the balancing job. Now I get to have them re-balanced and they haven't even been on the Jeep yet. Oh well, no way I could have known I would find such a great deal on them so soon after buying tires.
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Be very careful with the wife mod. Uninstallation can be extremely expensive. Wife mods have been known to take the Jeep and all other mods during the uninstall process. Also, make sure you service your wife mod properly as often as humanly possible. Wife mods not properly serviced may malfunction or uninstall themselves at any time.
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Unread 05-15-2009, 06:30 AM   #21
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Got the rear R&P set up last night... yeah! pinion depth shims - .050, backlash - backlash .007 - pinion rotating torque - 40 in/lbs - total rotating torque - 50 in/lbs

Track bar bracket is boxed and reinforced using peices I cut off of the two RC rear track bar brackets. The axle will go back in the Jeep this weekend and I can measure and order my rear CV shaft. It finally looks like I am making some progress. I'll try to throw in some pictures of all of the parts that I have installed. For now, here is the axle waiting to go in:
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Be very careful with the wife mod. Uninstallation can be extremely expensive. Wife mods have been known to take the Jeep and all other mods during the uninstall process. Also, make sure you service your wife mod properly as often as humanly possible. Wife mods not properly serviced may malfunction or uninstall themselves at any time.
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Unread 05-15-2009, 01:14 PM   #22
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Why do you have to weld up those pieces? I just installed an RC 6"...I didnt have to do any welding. Though drilling the frame is a bit of a pain without a good bit...but other than that so far all is good.
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Unread 05-15-2009, 01:20 PM   #23
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My install is a little unique... my TJ is right hand drive!
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Be very careful with the wife mod. Uninstallation can be extremely expensive. Wife mods have been known to take the Jeep and all other mods during the uninstall process. Also, make sure you service your wife mod properly as often as humanly possible. Wife mods not properly serviced may malfunction or uninstall themselves at any time.
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Unread 05-17-2009, 07:48 PM   #24
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I got to spend all weekend working on her. I found a few more (sigh...) annoyances (no suprise!).

Here is the first: You may have seen in one of my other threads that I had to weld my fuel tenk skid plate to my trailer hitch due to inability to use the supplied brackets caused by interfearance with the hitch. Well, after installing the axle I found that the hitch pushed the skid plate too far froward and there was no way for te suspesnion to cycle with out the differential and track bar bracket hitting the skid. So, I had to cut my welds off and start from scratch. I'm still working on this one, but I've almost got it done.
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Be very careful with the wife mod. Uninstallation can be extremely expensive. Wife mods have been known to take the Jeep and all other mods during the uninstall process. Also, make sure you service your wife mod properly as often as humanly possible. Wife mods not properly serviced may malfunction or uninstall themselves at any time.

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Unread 05-17-2009, 07:52 PM   #25
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Second was this: the RC instructions say to secure the new rear brake hose the the frame using the original hardware. Impossibe: the original bracket is part of the brake hose -



So, I made a new bracket out of aluminum angle and secured the hose with a 5/8 e-clip from Lowe's. Easy enough...
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Unread 05-17-2009, 07:56 PM   #26
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Next is this: There is no doubt that te shock body will hit the spring seat during suspension up travel. It would be easy enough to make new shock brackets to move the shock back, but... the passenger side shock is already very close to the gas tank and the driver's side shock is almost hitting the exhaust as is.
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Be very careful with the wife mod. Uninstallation can be extremely expensive. Wife mods have been known to take the Jeep and all other mods during the uninstall process. Also, make sure you service your wife mod properly as often as humanly possible. Wife mods not properly serviced may malfunction or uninstall themselves at any time.
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Unread 05-17-2009, 08:01 PM   #27
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So, it's going... just slowly! And I had to relocate the parking brake cable brackets to a different spot on the cable and modify (bend the **** out of) them. And I'm still not convinced that the will not apply the brakes on full droop. I'm also not fully convinced that the diff cover will still not hit the fuel tank skid...
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Be very careful with the wife mod. Uninstallation can be extremely expensive. Wife mods have been known to take the Jeep and all other mods during the uninstall process. Also, make sure you service your wife mod properly as often as humanly possible. Wife mods not properly serviced may malfunction or uninstall themselves at any time.

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Unread 05-17-2009, 08:02 PM   #28
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So, all in all it was a productive weekend. But, it till seems like I'm in the "one step forwad, two steps back" stage. :
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Be very careful with the wife mod. Uninstallation can be extremely expensive. Wife mods have been known to take the Jeep and all other mods during the uninstall process. Also, make sure you service your wife mod properly as often as humanly possible. Wife mods not properly serviced may malfunction or uninstall themselves at any time.
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Unread 05-18-2009, 10:29 AM   #29
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Now that you bring up the rear brake line bracket... I did have a problem their also...didnt have one. So your jeep is a right hand side drive. Wow, I would have never thought it would have been so much different. Did you bring it back from some where?
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Unread 05-18-2009, 10:32 AM   #30
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Things are more different than you would think. The rear track bar is not just reversed, the axle side bracket is in a totally different location. It's actually closer to the frame, requiring a shorter track bar.

It is a US sales RHD. I bought it used from one of our local mail ladies.
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Be very careful with the wife mod. Uninstallation can be extremely expensive. Wife mods have been known to take the Jeep and all other mods during the uninstall process. Also, make sure you service your wife mod properly as often as humanly possible. Wife mods not properly serviced may malfunction or uninstall themselves at any time.

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