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Unread 08-05-2010, 09:57 AM   #256
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Looks good man....and no, I love my Rockcrusher. It allows me to "cheat."

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Unread 08-05-2010, 10:32 AM   #257
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What is the purpose of this mod?
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Unread 08-05-2010, 10:38 AM   #258
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What is the purpose of this mod?
you never have to remove the fill or drain plug again, and since the steel plugs tend to gall the aluminum case pretty easily, this is a good thing.

I bought maybe 3 ft of this oil resistant clear tubing. One small piece is on the t-case as shown above, the other piece I attached to a small funnel. No more mess when filling/draining the t-case! Just unhook the upper part of the hose, snake it down the drain hole in my skid to a waste bottle. When filling, just attach the funnel hose, fill until the level is correct, reattach the hose and i'm done.
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Unread 08-06-2010, 01:46 PM   #259
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you never have to remove the fill or drain plug again, and since the steel plugs tend to gall the aluminum case pretty easily, this is a good thing.

I bought maybe 3 ft of this oil resistant clear tubing. One small piece is on the t-case as shown above, the other piece I attached to a small funnel. No more mess when filling/draining the t-case! Just unhook the upper part of the hose, snake it down the drain hole in my skid to a waste bottle. When filling, just attach the funnel hose, fill until the level is correct, reattach the hose and i'm done.
Aaah I see... thanks!
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Unread 08-06-2010, 10:12 PM   #260
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Insteada searchin though your build...

What sliders are those? AtoZ's?
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Unread 08-07-2010, 09:31 PM   #261
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Insteada searchin though your build...

What sliders are those? AtoZ's?
you could just check the profile <---

They're Rokmen sliders - post 127

Broke in the new SYE/CV & Rokmen upper control arms with some wheeling! Yes, the tire carrier & bumper are missing. Sold em. New bumper on the way...going a different route with tire carrier.

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Jeep performed very well. Nice and stable, even off camber in some really puckering places Kinda wish i'd worn the 33s tho...i was hitting stuff

Gotta move the sway bar disco cams...rub the 31s pretty good at full flex + full lock. Some of the turns/switchbacks were real frame twisters!

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Unread 08-08-2010, 01:00 AM   #262
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Ahhh ok, well I like em.

Those mountains look sick man, pretty place to go wheeling
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Unread 08-08-2010, 12:58 PM   #263
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I like the new avatar pic.
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Unread 08-08-2010, 01:16 PM   #264
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you could just check the profile <---

They're Rokmen sliders - post 127

Broke in the new SYE/CV & Rokmen upper control arms with some wheeling! Yes, the tire carrier & bumper are missing. Sold em. New bumper on the way...going a different route with tire carrier.

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Is that really Colorado or did you photoshop those pics.Incredible mountainsl!I see the goats were looking to catch a ride in your Jeep. I will stop all my comments on the 4 speed auto doing great now.Incredible scenery and mountains compared to Va where I'm stuck now.I'm from CT so mountains never existed and Va was all I had to compare stuff do.Great job and please move up to 35's and post pics.
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Unread 08-08-2010, 09:00 PM   #265
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Is that really Colorado or did you photoshop those pics.Incredible mountainsl!I see the goats were looking to catch a ride in your Jeep. I will stop all my comments on the 4 speed auto doing great now.Incredible scenery and mountains compared to Va where I'm stuck now.I'm from CT so mountains never existed and Va was all I had to compare stuff do.Great job and please move up to 35's and post pics.
hehehe, Colorado has absolutely amazing scenery. all of those pics were around 12,800 ft elevation. For reference, the "treeline" on the side of mountain is about 11,300 or so. 30%+ less oxygen = 30%+ less power.

You can imagine how important gearing is...maintaining some speed uphill and slow downhill crawl ratio are very important. Like if you go too fast on the loose rock, you'll slide sideways and roll 1000 ft down the mountain...and you can't ride the brakes a lot or they'll overheat & fail. Some are so loose and steep you can't hardly stand without deep lug hiking boots, or using all fours like a dog.
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Unread 08-09-2010, 08:55 AM   #266
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Nice pictures

What do you have in store for the new rear bumper/tire carrier?
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Unread 08-21-2010, 12:21 PM   #267
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Nice pictures

What do you have in store for the new rear bumper/tire carrier?
dunno yet...but i'll be starting with another bumper from "knoblockbumpers" on ebay. He makes very good stuff at a great price.

I finally got the HP D30 installed. I don't have many pictures or a write-up...theres plenty of those on this forum already, and I just didn't have the time.



Had some issues with the Vanco brakes, but after bouncing a few emails/pics and phone convos with Van, a little grinder work, I got it figured out and got the brakes installed. Bleeding the brakes was a challenge, and I finally gave up and drove to a local shop to have it done.

Today, I went to a local guy from COjeeps.net to get the gears done. Well that turned into a disaster. The ring gear bolt holes for my TrueTrac carriers are 7/16", but the bolts included in the master install kit are much smaller. Bolts on the stock carriers are also the smaller size. So basically, here we are with my front axle torn completely down, with no way to install the new carrier or ring gear. Well we put it back together by using the old carrier + old shims and removing the ring gear. So yea....driving around with the old carrier with no ring gear and old chattered carrier bearings.

On the upside, I installed a new NAPA ZJ tie-rod and got another Firestone alignment. Camber is a bit off, maybe from the way I pressed the ball joints in, or warping of the housing from welding, who knows. It's within spec, and will work fine, just one of those things....and it still drives great.

Camber:
Left: -0.2°
Right: -0.7°

Caster:
Left: 6.6°
Right: 6.5°

Total Toe: 0.28°
Trust Angle: -0.16°

The main question - how do I fix the ring gear bolt size problem?

I left a PM & phone call with East Coast Gear Supply...but nobody's home on the weekend apparently.

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Unread 08-27-2010, 08:34 PM   #268
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4.88s are in finally.

and this is why you get new bearings when you do a regear. this is what the junkyard HP D30's carrier bearings looked like...this was the bad side.



don't cheap out, buy the master install kit
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Unread 08-27-2010, 09:17 PM   #269
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How do you like the 33's and the 4.88 gears?
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Unread 08-27-2010, 10:09 PM   #270
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hehehe, Colorado has absolutely amazing scenery. all of those pics were around 12,800 ft elevation. For reference, the "treeline" on the side of mountain is about 11,300 or so. 30%+ less oxygen = 30%+ less power.

You can imagine how important gearing is...maintaining some speed uphill and slow downhill crawl ratio are very important. Like if you go too fast on the loose rock, you'll slide sideways and roll 1000 ft down the mountain...and you can't ride the brakes a lot or they'll overheat & fail. Some are so loose and steep you can't hardly stand without deep lug hiking boots, or using all fours like a dog.
Which is why I like my six speed manual tranny here in the High Sierra of California, just put it in 4low and first gear and crawl down without touching the brakes.
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