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Unread 11-06-2006, 11:02 AM   #3196
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Did a front and rear diff fluid change and installed new rockcrusher diff covers front and back.

What a PITA.

My Jeep is stock and the top-right bolt on the D30 is right behind the trackbar, with no room to get a socket and ratchet on to tighten down, so I had to use an open wrench, but I could only move it maybe 30 degrees at a time. So between getting that bolt off and the new one on, it took me about an hour and a half just for the one bolt.
IGI. Mine was stock height when I put the Rockcrushers on... but I didn't have any clearance problems putting them on. Just jack it up and it should droop so nothing is in the way.

I had more trouble in the rear getting to the fill plug because of the gas tank.

The cover did hit the trackbar when driving over bumps... so the RE4.5SF solved that

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Unread 11-06-2006, 11:24 AM   #3197
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Drove it to work. Sigh, 80 miles a day of interstate driving is not why I bought this rig.

Good news is I'm going to Kentucky on Thanksgiving vacation and my uncle has season passes to the OHV park at Land Between the Lakes. One of the largest in the country.
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Unread 11-06-2006, 11:36 AM   #3198
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I took it in and got the alignment done, I didn't realize how bad it was until it was fixed.
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Unread 11-06-2006, 11:36 AM   #3199
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Installed "new" pioneer HU, had it laying around, I figured why not? I ordered the DIN kit and harness from Crutchfield.com. Let me know if you want the part numbers. I have always hardwired my CD players. That harness is slick! The DIN kit was very simple. The CD player isn't going anywhere. I need to take the metal sleeve out and spray it black, and it will look totaly stock.

I also swapped the speakers, 5.5 in Kenwood in the rear now, and some 4 inch MB quart components with 1 inch tweeters(one MB quart and one infinity). I made the fronts fit in the stock speaker location. I traced the stock speaker and cut a template out of masonite, mounted the new speakers to it and used the stock anchor points to mount the template.The front components are run throughan an MB quart passive cross over I mounted up behind the dash. Total spent today: $0. I had all the odds and ends laying around and the day off.

I would say the improvement in sound quality was well worth it.

I have some stock rear speaker grills and a stock radio, CD player if anyone wants it PM me.
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Unread 11-06-2006, 11:38 AM   #3200
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Is one of te flairs in the front bigger than the rest???? it looks like a rub flair on the front pass side. Might want to switch them all out Looks good though

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there no clicky

getting ready to change the shocks, the rear bushings are shot, and it clicks
everytime i go over a bump. so i got 4 shocks for $50, with 2k miles.
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Unread 11-06-2006, 11:40 AM   #3201
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Is one of te flairs in the front bigger than the rest???? it looks like a rub flair on the front pass side. Might want to switch them all out Looks good though



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Unread 11-06-2006, 11:48 AM   #3202
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Took it out for a little exercise....



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Unread 11-06-2006, 01:18 PM   #3203
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IGI. Mine was stock height when I put the Rockcrushers on... but I didn't have any clearance problems putting them on. Just jack it up and it should droop so nothing is in the way.

I had more trouble in the rear getting to the fill plug because of the gas tank.

The cover did hit the trackbar when driving over bumps... so the RE4.5SF solved that

Yeah, now that I think about it, I should have jacked it up and benefited from the axle "droop". I was following a write-up from someone who was already lifted, so it didn't even occur to me until I did the rear end. Oh well, I guess the hard way is the best way to learn sometimes.
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Unread 11-06-2006, 03:39 PM   #3204
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Had the dealership replace the pedal assembly under warranty. As I described here: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showt...ht=brake+pedal the brake pedal rattled like crazy over rough roads (read: in the Jeep that means on any road, LOL.

They replaced the assembly that holds the clutch and brake pedal. The new one feels much better, not so much side-to-side play/noise like in the original.

(this is an '06 X with ~5K miles)
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Unread 11-06-2006, 04:19 PM   #3205
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Had the dealership replace the pedal assembly under warranty. As I described here: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showt...ht=brake+pedal the brake pedal rattled like crazy over rough roads (read: in the Jeep that means on any road, LOL.

They replaced the assembly that holds the clutch and brake pedal. The new one feels much better, not so much side-to-side play/noise like in the original.

(this is an '06 X with ~5K miles)
Mine has done that for quite some time... though I think it's the clutch pedal that's my culprit.
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Unread 11-06-2006, 04:23 PM   #3206
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Yah, on mine I could reproduce the sound by pushing the brake pedal from side to side, though the clutch pedal may have been part of it. It was kinda annoying, especially on a brand new vehicle.

With this and a few other little things I've noticed, I am a bit concerned about the build quality of these vehicles ... I'm just hoping there aren't other things like this that weren't done right at the factory :-|

I'd have thought that after 65 years they'd have the process pretty well down pat.

I still love it, but things like this are annoying (and potentially dangerous/troublesome if they happen out in the middle of nowhere).
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Unread 11-06-2006, 04:26 PM   #3207
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Took it out for a little exercise....




Winching on flat ground? Ah I know... you were rescueing a H2 from those monster rocks on that trail
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Unread 11-06-2006, 05:14 PM   #3208
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I finally got around to clearancing my Rock-It Man cb antenna bracket to fit around my Wilderness Rack bracket on the back of the tub. I had to cut out like a 1"x2" piece with a dremel and cut off wheels. I had to dodge a flying emory wheel several times and that's not fun!! Overall it only took about 10 minutes to make the cut. Now the bracket fits flush again on the tub and I can use my cb again!! Now I only need to install the storage pins for my discos and do a complete fluid change and I will be good to go for winter!! Hardtop is already on and carpet is back in. Bring on the snow.

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Unread 11-06-2006, 05:20 PM   #3209
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Winching on flat ground? Ah I know... you were rescueing a H2 from those monster rocks on that trail
No, my buddy dropped his front diff onto a rock when he went off a small ledge and the gravel he was on was so loose he could not back up to get off of it with just the rear.

Just had to tug him back a little so he could get off the rock.


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Unread 11-06-2006, 05:31 PM   #3210
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Built my in-cab winch control:

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