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Jeep Forums: General Jeep & Off-Road Equipment   12-26-2018, 03:12 PM
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Posted By vtx531
When you sold it, do you think the paint job...

When you sold it, do you think the paint job helped or hurt the price?
Jeep Forums: Wanted   09-25-2018, 08:24 AM
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Posted By vtx531
Tj Wanted: D30 Spider Gears

Looking for Dana 30 spider gears. Thanks.
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   09-21-2018, 04:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By vtx531
You can find used steering wheels on eBay for...

You can find used steering wheels on eBay for fairly cheap. Pretty easy to swap out. I swapped my vinyl one for leather. Nobody wanted my good condition vinyl wheel even for $30 so I eventually threw...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   09-20-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By vtx531
I drove it about 5 miles. Got up to 70mph. Smooth...

I drove it about 5 miles. Got up to 70mph. Smooth and quiet at all speeds while accelerating or coasting. Temp via IR gun was 110 degrees.

Maybe I lucked out or maybe problems will show up with...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   09-20-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By vtx531
I took a guess

Got everything buttoned up!! Filled it with 80-90 conventional.

Pinion preload at 18 in-lbs with 160 ft-lbs on the nut.
Backlash came out a bit tight at .004 after I pressed on the bearings but I...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   09-18-2018, 02:37 PM
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Posted By vtx531
And the drive sides

Unfortunately I did not take a pattern of the gears before I disassembled or a backlash reading.
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   09-18-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By vtx531
Six R&P Pattern Pics on my used gears - Any of these acceptable?

Replaced the carrier and all bearings...reusing original stock 3.73 gears.

Here is what I came up with after various shim changes...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   09-18-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,092
Posted By vtx531
That pretty much covers everything. Maybe add a...

That pretty much covers everything. Maybe add a brake fluid change if you are trying to do everything possible.
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   09-17-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By vtx531
Here is a close up. The vertical lines are just...

Here is a close up. The vertical lines are just reflections of the outside diameter of the ring gear. Looks pretty even/smooth/shiny except maybe there is a wear pattern visible on the toe and a...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   09-17-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By vtx531
Yes, I have read that one as well as the 40+ page...

Yes, I have read that one as well as the 40+ page extreme novice regear thread on this forum and many others. Do you have any references to used gear setups anywhere online? I thought I had a pretty...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   09-17-2018, 03:57 PM
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Views: 292
Posted By vtx531
Some sources I have read said to concentrate on...

Some sources I have read said to concentrate on the coast side for used gears. Is that an acceptable practice? In the meantime, I will clean the ring gear carefully and see if a pattern is noticeable.
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   09-17-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By vtx531
Progress?

I took out half the depth shims. Down from .044 to .021. Pattern looks too shallow - target is somewhere in between? Yes? Backlash is .008”
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   09-17-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 492
Posted By vtx531
Noo, no no. Just undertorquing it for setup...

Noo, no no. Just undertorquing it for setup purposes. I though that is okay? Then when thedepth shims and diff shims are proper, add in the preload shims to spec. Right?
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   09-17-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By vtx531
Continuing Saga - R&P Adjustment - New Carrier and Bearings - Marking Patterns Inside

A quick recap - I had to install a new carrier and bearings for my stock 3.73 gears in a Dana 44 rear for my 2002 TJ because the original carrier had a diff bearing that was spinning on it and wore...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   09-17-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 492
Posted By vtx531
So I added more spacer and sure enough, that made...

So I added more spacer and sure enough, that made the preload less. It seems like the same pinion, with the same brand new bearings should been been able to reuse same shims but I guess not?

I...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   09-17-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 492
Posted By vtx531
Maybe I lost the spacer? Can you look at this...

Maybe I lost the spacer? Can you look at this photo of my current setup and tell me if the spacer is missing?
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   09-17-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 492
Posted By vtx531
No crush sleeve, just shims. I dont think there...

No crush sleeve, just shims. I dont think there is a spacer either, just a shoulder machined onto the pinion like this:
...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   09-16-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By vtx531
Wish I measured the backlash before I...

Wish I measured the backlash before I disassembled! Now what?
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   09-16-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 492
Posted By vtx531
D44 R&P Install. Reused preload shims - preload is off the charts. Help

I tried installing my pinion today but ran into a bump in the road.

I used new shims for the depth (inner). The original shims measured out to be .0425 and the closest I could get to that with my...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   09-12-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By vtx531
I ordered the motive gear kit from Quadratec and...

I ordered the motive gear kit from Quadratec and it arrived today but missing the preload shims!!! Dammit. Motive gear said they cant send anything and I have to call the place I purchased the kit....
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