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post #90811 of 110437 Old 11-22-2013, 08:14 PM
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Finished up the axle swap and picked up my front driveshaft from the shop. Chopped 2.5", balanced, new spicer joints and new centering ball for $200.

Took that guy home and bolted in. Test drive up to 70 mph with no abnormalities. Everything felt tight.

Monday the Tom Woods double cardan for the rear will arrive. It was a long 2 weeks driving the beater. Ha


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post #90812 of 110437 Old 11-22-2013, 09:45 PM
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Swapped out the steel wheel spare for an aluminum 5spoke YJ on my TJ. AND, finally balanced all my wheels.
I'd hit 55 and the vibration would scare the hebejeebes outta me! Lolz
Next comes the engine swap!

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post #90813 of 110437 Old 11-22-2013, 10:36 PM
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How much would you say its costed to make those? I really like the look of them.
I got the projectors, HID bulbs, and ballasts for free, so I only have about $125 into it. But you could get a full kit from here http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...roducts_id=227
And then the housings for $30 off of amazon and have it for $300. And I think that kit would be easier than my cut and glue together.
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post #90814 of 110437 Old 11-22-2013, 10:41 PM
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That was my second choice.

Just going from memory, but isn't it a plate bolted to the skid with 4 7mm bolts or something like that

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iirc my trans mount took 4 nuts that were 5/16-18

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post #90815 of 110437 Old 11-22-2013, 10:53 PM
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Drilled holes in the frame and fed bolts through to make mounting points for my sway bars when not in use. In my top ten mods. Wont go through 10+ Zipties every time i Offroad now
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post #90816 of 110437 Old 11-22-2013, 11:23 PM
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Can some one tell me what they ha to do to mount an xj rack onto a tj please? Thank you kindly in advance

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post #90817 of 110437 Old 11-22-2013, 11:37 PM
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Got this stuff for my HP Dana 30
where did you get the replacement bushings and the new bracket for the front axle. Will these work in a typical tj dana 30?
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post #90818 of 110437 Old 11-23-2013, 06:16 AM
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I got the projectors, HID bulbs, and ballasts for free, so I only have about $125 into it. But you could get a full kit from here http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...roducts_id=227
And then the housings for $30 off of amazon and have it for $300. And I think that kit would be easier than my cut and glue together.
I may look into doing that. Thanks for that link.

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post #90819 of 110437 Old 11-23-2013, 07:25 AM
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Pressed in the new Driver side JJ.

May look at doing passenger side this weekend as well. Instructions say cut it off at 2.5" above the tube. MrBlaine said in another thread to drill out the hole on the rear side so you can do a weld there. Will do that as well. Question is how big of a hole?

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post #90820 of 110437 Old 11-23-2013, 08:56 AM
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Swinging by the stealership to pick up a blower motor resistor... $14.00 in stock. Tired of having only mouse fart or hurricane settings. Sent from my TJ
And turns out, it's not in stock >


Waste of a drive.

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post #90821 of 110437 Old 11-23-2013, 09:58 AM
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Brought it to the family reunion... Brothers silver, my khaki, and the wife's yellow. [IMG]http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b232/Splatcat/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps29c6e26f.jpg/IMG] Sent from my TJ

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post #90822 of 110437 Old 11-23-2013, 11:42 AM
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About to set my TJ on fire and roll it off a cliff.

I'm on my second day of messing with my new starter. I bought the shim that they suggested at Advance Auto... which turned out to be the wrong shim. Then I tried to pick up new starter bolts, which they didn't have in the correct size. I then went to O'Rielly's to see if they had the correct hardware, which they didn't. The guy suggested I add a few washers to the bolt to make up for it, so I figured I'd give it a shot. Nope! It's still grinding when I start. I can return the starter and be SOL for however long it takes to get a replacement shipped to me, or I can just live with the grinding until I come up with another idea. Buying another one flat out at a local store isn't an option at the moment. I'm tapped out

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post #90823 of 110437 Old 11-23-2013, 11:44 AM
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About to set my TJ on fire and roll it off a cliff.

I'm on my second day of messing with my new starter. I bought the shim that they suggested at Advance Auto... which turned out to be the wrong shim. Then I tried to pick up new starter bolts, which they didn't have in the correct size. I then went to O'Rielly's to see if they had the correct hardware, which they didn't. The guy suggested I add a few washers to the bolt to make up for it, so I figured I'd give it a shot. Nope! It's still grinding when I start. I can return the starter and be SOL for however long it takes to get a replacement shipped to me, or I can just live with the grinding until I come up with another idea. Buying another one flat out at a local store isn't an option at the moment. I'm tapped out
Why not just roll it on the back of my trailer? I'll get rid of that headache for ya.
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post #90824 of 110437 Old 11-23-2013, 11:59 AM
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Why not just roll it on the back of my trailer? I'll get rid of that headache for ya.
Come get it! lol. If it's not here in the morning, I'll assume it's been an answered prayer and my insurance company will buy me another.

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post #90825 of 110437 Old 11-23-2013, 12:07 PM
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About to set my TJ on fire and roll it off a cliff.

I'm on my second day of messing with my new starter. I bought the shim that they suggested at Advance Auto... which turned out to be the wrong shim. Then I tried to pick up new starter bolts, which they didn't have in the correct size. I then went to O'Rielly's to see if they had the correct hardware, which they didn't. The guy suggested I add a few washers to the bolt to make up for it, so I figured I'd give it a shot. Nope! It's still grinding when I start. I can return the starter and be SOL for however long it takes to get a replacement shipped to me, or I can just live with the grinding until I come up with another idea. Buying another one flat out at a local store isn't an option at the moment. I'm tapped out
I *may* have an old starter from an xj somewhere in the garage...I'll go look. If I have it, it's yours for the cost of shipping

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