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Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   11-12-2021, 08:59 PM
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Posted By Louie4
Louie4's YJ

Rear driveshaft has new spicer u-joints.
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I just need a flange adapter for my spare.

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Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   11-12-2021, 08:57 PM
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Posted By Louie4
Scored a Grand Wagoneer Front D44

I am a SOA fan myself because of the flex and droop. My SUA was my limiting factor (for my application) and going SOA helped that out. I ran SUA rear and SOA front for a but didnt like it.

Its...
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   11-12-2021, 08:40 PM
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Posted By Louie4
Good eye. It was used to widen the other...

Good eye.

It was used to widen the other spring hangers. The poly bushings are about 3/16 thicker on each side versus the OEM spring eyes. I went from OEM bastard packs to the RE with poly...
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   11-12-2021, 03:33 PM
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Posted By Louie4
I got three springs on until I got to the drivers...

I got three springs on until I got to the drivers side. The holes were just too wallered out and oblong. The 9/16 bolt moves way too much. Luckily I have a spare spring hanger ready to go onI just...
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   11-11-2021, 12:21 PM
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Posted By Louie4
Got my rear springs on and Im pleasantly...

Got my rear springs on and Im pleasantly surprised. I thought they would be really tall but it seems reasonable and they will settle. Just need to do the front now and rebuild my rear driveshaft.
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Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   11-09-2021, 10:20 PM
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Posted By Louie4
Should be a fun build. I have a '78 Ford F-150...

Should be a fun build. I have a '78 Ford F-150 D44 front, high pinion, 1/2 wall tubing, etc. I went with Reid knuckles and built my steering links from the Ruff Stuff kits. I used TRE's versus heims....
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   11-07-2021, 12:42 PM
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Posted By Louie4
A new yoke and centering ball is about $92 + tax....

A new yoke and centering ball is about $92 + tax. last time I bought a new one (Spicer) it was maybe $45. The rebuild kit is $30 and it's a Spicer part. I thought it would be simple but alas...it's...
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   11-04-2021, 08:02 PM
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Posted By Louie4
Yes. The delivery box was 8x8x6 and I gave it...

Yes. The delivery box was 8x8x6 and I gave it to my wife because I thought it was hers. I was surprised to find out it was the kit.

I pulled the ball out of the u-joint holder but could not get...
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   11-03-2021, 09:59 PM
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Posted By Louie4
Thats what Ill do, just flip the bolt. Never...

Thats what Ill do, just flip the bolt. Never had an interference issue with my OEM box, but this one has a bigger bore.

Got my rebuild kit today....
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   11-02-2021, 11:29 AM
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Posted By Louie4
The starter motors for my YJs are about the only...

The starter motors for my YJs are about the only thing Ill get remaned from big box stores simply because they are so easy to remove and replace. I have had good luck with my current one. I think...
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   11-01-2021, 08:30 PM
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Posted By Louie4
Louie4's YJ

I got a Parts Mike relocation brackets years ago. I did have an OEM bracket but its long gone.


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Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   10-30-2021, 12:21 PM
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Posted By Louie4
As soon as I say Ive never bashed a rock on my...

As soon as I say Ive never bashed a rock on my steering box well, we know how that ends.

My centering ball rebuild kit has shipped but Im still waiting on my spring bushings. Once I get the...
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   10-30-2021, 10:07 AM
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Posted By Louie4
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Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   10-27-2021, 05:37 PM
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Posted By Louie4
Jim, Good call. ...

Jim,

Good call.
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Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   10-26-2021, 09:09 AM
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Views: 4,924
Posted By Louie4
I figured out yesterday I can buy a rebuild kit...

I figured out yesterday I can buy a rebuild kit for my DC centering ball yoke. I was pumped and got one from 4WP for ~$30. Still need a flange adapter for the spare driveshaft I got in Gilbert.

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Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   10-26-2021, 09:07 AM
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Posted By Louie4
It sounds like my temps while towing were on the...

It sounds like my temps while towing were on the high end but normal. I may get an oil cooler when I tow my jeep again.


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Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   10-25-2021, 12:19 PM
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Posted By Louie4
What is considered hot for engine, Tranny and...

What is considered hot for engine, Tranny and oil?


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Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   10-23-2021, 09:57 PM
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Posted By Louie4
I am another proponent of a well maintained jeep...

I am another proponent of a well maintained jeep as the primary must do. Ive had my jeep for over 20 years and Im having my OEM parts giving out so thats the priority. Other than that; a good...
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   10-23-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,924
Posted By Louie4
Moab 2021

Cruising was fine plus I put in a Redarc trailer brake which worked great. The toughest parts were the inclines coming through Flag and also into Moab itself. The 3.6L was running at 5k rpms to keep...
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   10-23-2021, 05:04 PM
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Views: 318,887
Posted By Louie4
New PSC steering box came in Friday ...

New PSC steering box came in Friday

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