Firstly, I installed the new centering yoke in my driveshaft using a vice and some sockets. Had a hell of a time getting the new ball to seat on the pin. When I finally got it all back together, it was so tight I had to hit it with a hammer to get the joint to move. After working it I can move it around by hand but it's still very tight. Went ahead and bolted it up but didn't get to test it before I noticed a rear UCA bolt snapped. Decided since I was changing it I may as well drill the mounts for 7/16" bolts to snug up the JJ's. Seriously underestimated how much of a PITA that would be, so now it sits in the driveway, half done, and lowered back down for the night.
Was hoping to get to the exhaust shop, mount my flat skid, and go bend the trans shifter today. So much for that.
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I could only find one helpful one on lock cylinder swapping. I didnt rekey the new doors because to be honest im not a big fan of my half doors.. Im glad ive upgraded and i could use the money so the half doors will probably be sold shortly..
Got my 2" lift from BDS today. Thanks RPM Off-road in Bristol Tenn. fast delivery especially during the holiday season. Hope the install is as smooth. They sent me the wrong size sweatshirt so I won't be wearing an advertisement for them till I gain about 250 more lbs.
Well today was a good day, Cuder and I (mostly Cuder) changed the shoes/drums on the 44, pulled the 35, installed the 44, all four rear Metalcloak CAs, and the Adams driveshaft (SYE yesterday). Then I went and drove it around for a bit, between the SYE and four MC arms it rides a lot smoother; and I want complaining about vibes before hand. Hopefully tomorrow we'll get the front arms in.
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Rebuilt the front CV shaft with a greasable centering ball (a.k.a. socket yoke) as well as all new U-joints in both front and rear shafts. I liked the greasable socket yoke because it is reinforced where they taped it for the zert fitting. It also has a seal on top to retain the grease. As long as I keep up with regular greasings I should be fine.
I also picked up this Peak 400 Watt power inverter for $30, it was $20 off.
Did you just replace the entire ball? Lots of guys go for the rebuild kit. Whats the price on just the pre assbled unit?
2000 TJ - JB Headers FM Super 44. RC 3.25'' on 31s.