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Today 06:22 AM
RedJeepster1
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Originally Posted by XJ-Buzz View Post
Well, it's done.....Rough Country 3" installed by KC Custom's, had a local FAB shop take care of some frame corrosion, plate reinforcement. Jeep rides great, new rear springs and Shackles, vibration, so 1.25 transfer case drop ordered. Wheels and tire search, next.
1.25" is a lot for a transfer case drop. I would be willing to bet you don't need to drop the crossmember that far. Also, don't forget to check your U joints for wear. They may have been ok ride height, but now that the angle changed they are not happy.
Today 04:41 AM
Ralph77
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Originally Posted by TheBoogieman View Post
Used a Sawzall to cut off the rear shock bottom mount stud that snapped. I couldn't believe how easy a cheap Harbor Freight drill bit went through the metal mount. I used a grade 8 bolt and all is good again. Now I can test out the new Rancho rs5000x shocks off road. They are so much better than the old shocks (under a year old) on the road and really soak up the small stuff. That's the only reason I bought them. Thanks again to Kolak for the great deal.
And to think how worried and upset you were about this. LOL
Today 04:38 AM
TheBoogieman Used a Sawzall to cut off the rear shock bottom mount stud that snapped. I couldn't believe how easy a cheap Harbor Freight drill bit went through the metal mount. I used a grade 8 bolt and all is good again. Now I can test out the new Rancho rs5000x shocks off road. They are so much better than the old shocks (under a year old) on the road and really soak up the small stuff. That's the only reason I bought them. Thanks again to Kolak for the great deal.
Yesterday 06:14 PM
Luke95 I pushed my shell out aide and pulled apart a chevy 2500 for my buddy the motor was junk it snapped a cam lobe off and destroyed the bearing surface. It can be fixed with machining but that is more than I want to deal with. So the hunt for a good 4.8/nv3550 Carrie's onward.

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Yesterday 05:35 PM
TheBoogieman
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Originally Posted by XJ-Buzz View Post
I can't figure out how to load the pic....unless you look at my profile gallery.
Looks really good. Now it's time to paint those flares with some Krylon Fusion black satin.
Yesterday 03:50 PM
XJ-Buzz [quote=TheBoogieman;40795975]Pics or it never happened.

I can't figure out how to load the pic....unless you look at my profile gallery.
Yesterday 03:36 PM
Ralph77
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Originally Posted by TheBoogieman View Post
Very nice story and really sad too.
Thank you.
I figure just cause I am going to be miserable on Christmas (LOL) why should some poor kid be.

One of the first years that we did this and were still going to Toys "R" Us all we could get was 4 trucks for $100.
Well I hand the kid the $100 bill and tell him he is in charge. So we strike up a conversation with the cashier.
He tells the cashier that these are for a toy drive. Well she gives us 15% off at the register.
So we load the trucks in the Jeep and I say to the kid well now we have about $15 that we didn't have before.
So we go back in and buy a kickball with the movie "Frozen" characters on it.
We drop off the toys and I say to the kid "We did a nice thing today. We made 5 kids happy".
He replies "We made 6 kids happy. 2 kids can play with the kickball".
I thought it was cute.
Yesterday 02:27 PM
TheBoogieman
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Originally Posted by XJ-Buzz View Post
Well, it's done.....Rough Country 3" installed by KC Custom's, had a local FAB shop take care of some frame corrosion, plate reinforcement. Jeep rides great, new rear springs and Shackles, vibration, so 1.25 transfer case drop ordered. Wheels and tire search, next.
Pics or it never happened.
Yesterday 02:23 PM
TheBoogieman
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Originally Posted by Ralph77 View Post
A "What I did today and going to do tomorrow" post.
So it is that time of year again.
I loaded up the toys today to deliver to the toy drive tomorrow.
Been doing this every year for about 7 years now.
About a month after last years donation I found a good deal on more. 7 for about the $100 budget that we set.
So I grabbed them and they have been is stock since. LOL.

I am sad though.
Little back story.
I used to deliver for the local Napa. I still work there, part time (kinda retired), but don't deliver anymore.
So there is this church and they I had the signs out front and this is one of those places that you pass by about 15 times a day making deliveries.
This was about 7 years ago. So I guilted myself into making a donation. We had some of the Napa toy S10 pickups in the store so I grabbed 4 and dropped them off. Easy peasy.
Well the following year we did not have any in the store. So not wanting to bail on the toy drive cause things got difficult I figured I would go to Toys "R" Us and buy something.
Thing is I am old and have no idea what a kid would want. I figured Toys "R" Us would have so much stuff that it would make my head spin.
I kinda set some parameters. $100 budget and toys for a kid about 7 years old.
Figured did not want to go to young where all they really want to do is play with the box or to old that all they really want was electronics.
Also nothing with batteries and had to be a stand alone toy. Not a toy that you need accessories to play with.
All of sudden I realize that my store manager/friend has a kid that is about 7 years old.
I had an expert to consult on this. LOL.
So I ask to borrow him. I told him to check with his wife before he said yes. LOL.
So he said sure and I approached the kid explaining what I was trying to do. Told him I would buy him lunch for helping me.
So we go and there was not really as much of a choice as I thought there would be. So we settled on dump trucks.
Well since then it has been a thing. For the last few years I would just buy them online to get as much bang for the $100 budget as possible.
But he helps me drop them off and we still go out to lunch.
Now why I am sad.
A few months ago my friend's kid passed away in an ATV accident.
I want to say that he has been rolling with me on this for the last 6 years. Was about 7 when we started and thinking 13 when we did it last year.
Every year I would tell him that if he wanted to bail on this it was OK. He was getting older and what kid wants to hang out with their father's old *** friend. LOL.
But every year he helped me.
I am going to miss the rotten kid.
Very nice story and really sad too.
Yesterday 11:34 AM
Ralph77 A "What I did today and going to do tomorrow" post.
So it is that time of year again.
I loaded up the toys today to deliver to the toy drive tomorrow.
Been doing this every year for about 7 years now.
About a month after last years donation I found a good deal on more. 7 for about the $100 budget that we set.
So I grabbed them and they have been is stock since. LOL.

I am sad though.
Little back story.
I used to deliver for the local Napa. I still work there, part time (kinda retired), but don't deliver anymore.
So there is this church and they I had the signs out front and this is one of those places that you pass by about 15 times a day making deliveries.
This was about 7 years ago. So I guilted myself into making a donation. We had some of the Napa toy S10 pickups in the store so I grabbed 4 and dropped them off. Easy peasy.
Well the following year we did not have any in the store. So not wanting to bail on the toy drive cause things got difficult I figured I would go to Toys "R" Us and buy something.
Thing is I am old and have no idea what a kid would want. I figured Toys "R" Us would have so much stuff that it would make my head spin.
I kinda set some parameters. $100 budget and toys for a kid about 7 years old.
Figured did not want to go to young where all they really want to do is play with the box or to old that all they really want was electronics.
Also nothing with batteries and had to be a stand alone toy. Not a toy that you need accessories to play with.
All of sudden I realize that my store manager/friend has a kid that is about 7 years old.
I had an expert to consult on this. LOL.
So I ask to borrow him. I told him to check with his wife before he said yes. LOL.
So he said sure and I approached the kid explaining what I was trying to do. Told him I would buy him lunch for helping me.
So we go and there was not really as much of a choice as I thought there would be. So we settled on dump trucks.
Well since then it has been a thing. For the last few years I would just buy them online to get as much bang for the $100 budget as possible.
But he helps me drop them off and we still go out to lunch.
Now why I am sad.
A few months ago my friend's kid passed away in an ATV accident.
I want to say that he has been rolling with me on this for the last 6 years. Was about 7 when we started and thinking 13 when we did it last year.
Every year I would tell him that if he wanted to bail on this it was OK. He was getting older and what kid wants to hang out with their father's old *** friend. LOL.
But every year he helped me.
I am going to miss the rotten kid.
11-16-2019 06:08 PM
XJ-Buzz Well, it's done.....Rough Country 3" installed by KC Custom's, had a local FAB shop take care of some frame corrosion, plate reinforcement. Jeep rides great, new rear springs and Shackles, vibration, so 1.25 transfer case drop ordered. Wheels and tire search, next.
11-16-2019 04:28 PM
Camaro45th Just got finished with the transfer case and the Rear Diff.

The transfer case was nice and simple. I bought a transfer pump from the auto parts store. Made it much easier.

The rear differential wasnít bad the hardest part was using that same transfer pump to put gear oil into the diff. Man is that stuff thick. 80w90 is no joke lol. My arms are shot.

But I was able to determine that their wasnít a hole in the cover just the plug must have been old. Luckily It was just leaking from around the plug. Cleaned up the cover and painted it quick with some rust oleum to make it look a little nicer and put in a new plug.

I also put some wipe new on my exterior trim parts to try and get to not looks terrible. It was dark so I wonít be able to get a good look at it till the morning.


I have the front diff and possibly an oil pan next.
11-16-2019 10:29 AM
garand555
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Originally Posted by Camaro45th View Post
Just did a transmission flush and fill. Fluid was black. I donít think it smelt burnt but it sure was black.

Next up I have to do both differentials and Iím hoping I can wait until spring time. I think itís time for a new oil pan.

I was able to get a gasket for the rear differential cover but I wasnít unsuccessful for the front. Iím guessing I have to use gasket maker?

Also, what would you say the probability is that I would need a new rear differential cover. It looks like it has been leaking so I bought a new rubber plug. But it seems to be a little higher than the plug as well. No where around the top bolts though.
I've never used an actual gasket for any differential. I've always used silicone RTV. Just make sure it's one that can handle being in contact with oils.

Also, pulled the T-Case yesterday. Today, I crack it open for SYE installation. And probably chain replacement if my guess is right.
11-16-2019 05:54 AM
Ralph77
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Originally Posted by TheBoogieman View Post
That's what I thought. It wasn't even rusted. I had already changed the shocks less than a year ago. I didn't even put that much pressure on it when it snapped. I was going to cut the stud off, but wasn't sure how well a drill bit would go through the thick back of the welded stud. I can't get up in that little space with my saw.
Like already mentioned the general consensus seem to be cut it flush and drill through. Grade 8 bolt from the back and your good.
A couple threads about cutting it flush, drilling, and tapping it so you can bolt from the front where it broke.
One guy said he just brought it to a shop had the old one torched out, new one welded in, and paid $35. But that was in '06.
His logic was he would probably spend that much just in drill bits. LOL.
11-16-2019 05:38 AM
TheBoogieman
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Originally Posted by Ralph77 View Post
but considering how big that damn bolt is.................
That's what I thought. I had already changed the shocks less than a year ago. I didn't even put that much pressure on it when it snapped. I was going to cut the stud off, but wasn't sure how well a drill bit would go through the thick back of the welded stud. I can't get up in that little space with my saw.
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