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Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   06-22-2021, 10:20 AM
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Posted By JeepdaddyRC
Correct. The problem was the Rugged Ridge heavy...

Correct. The problem was the Rugged Ridge heavy duty TREs.
Even fully greased, they would not rotate. With front end jacked up and steering unlocked, you could not turn the tires with your hands...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   06-22-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,094
Posted By JeepdaddyRC
Update and conclusion: Removed Rugged Ridge...

Update and conclusion:
Removed Rugged Ridge heavy duty tie rods and ends
Confirmed no binding in steering column or intermediate shaft
Confirmed steering box was centered
Confirmed ball joints...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   06-17-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,613
Posted By JeepdaddyRC
Keith is your go-to-guy for CJ-7 repro tub...

Keith is your go-to-guy for CJ-7 repro tub questions.
In the military Jeep hobby, there is a high level of frustration with MD Juan bodies. They have spent countless hours providing original...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   06-17-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 846
Posted By JeepdaddyRC
Test fit for sure. The off shore repro windshield...

Test fit for sure. The off shore repro windshield frame has several documented deficiencies. One of the problem areas is an incorrect corner radius. Many a new windshield glass has been broken...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   06-16-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Posted By JeepdaddyRC
My first thought was also throw out bearing,...

My first thought was also throw out bearing, but...
You said you don't hear the whine when shifting from 1st to 2nd or 2nd to 3rd.
If the throw out bearing is defective or worn, you would expect...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   06-15-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,094
Posted By JeepdaddyRC
Anyone else have trouble with the Rugged Ridge...

Anyone else have trouble with the Rugged Ridge (Omix) heavy duty tie rod ends?
Mine are fully greased, but remain very stiff to rotate.
They are not a standard thread size (7/8 diameter), and only...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   06-14-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,094
Posted By JeepdaddyRC
Update, mystery continues. With tie rod end...

Update, mystery continues.
With tie rod end (TRE) at pitman arm removed, there is easy rotation thru the steering wheel, intermediate shaft and steering box. You can turn the steering wheel with...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   06-14-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 913
Posted By JeepdaddyRC
Welcome! The 1980 CJ-5 is an "in-between" Jeep,...

Welcome! The 1980 CJ-5 is an "in-between" Jeep, with some unique features. The 1980 D300 TC has a short nose (only year) with a longer drive shaft. You will have a T-176 behind the V-8 unless...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   06-14-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,094
Posted By JeepdaddyRC
Thank you. Yes, hoping to leave the bell...

Thank you.
Yes, hoping to leave the bell (steering coupler) on the box. Then disconnect pitman arm to see how difficult it is to turn the steering gear by hand. I'm told that stub shaft on...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   06-13-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,094
Posted By JeepdaddyRC
Continuing to search for the part causing our...

Continuing to search for the part causing our hard steering/no return to center. I think we have it narrowed down to:
1. Bad bearings or misaligned steering column
2. Intermediate shaft binding...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   06-12-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,094
Posted By JeepdaddyRC
Stiff power steering with no return to center

Working thru TSM, trouble shooting and looking for advice.
- no lift, 30 inch tires, castor 6 degrees, no play in steering linkage, axle u-joints good, upper U-joint on intermediate shaft good,...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   06-11-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By JeepdaddyRC
If the frame is bad (rusted?), most of the...

If the frame is bad (rusted?), most of the vehicle will be rusted.
Chasing endless rust is no fun.
The best advice given to me was: Buy the very best vehicle you can afford. It will be less of a...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   02-17-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,467
Posted By JeepdaddyRC
In the last photo above, do you see the rolled...

In the last photo above, do you see the rolled edge on the output shaft splines? That indicates significant wear and the splines have narrowed. The splines are no longer the correct thickness and...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   02-16-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,467
Posted By JeepdaddyRC
The 1980 T-176 has some distinguishing features...

The 1980 T-176 has some distinguishing features on the gears inside (including tooth count) and your 7 digit serial number will end in 90 instead of 89. The T-176 (serial number ending in 90) will...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   02-15-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,467
Posted By JeepdaddyRC
First, your output shaft is worn. See the rolled...

First, your output shaft is worn. See the rolled edge in clockwise direction? That means your mainshaft is worn - and that is the heart and soul of the T-176-177. Unfortunately, based on...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   02-01-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,005
Posted By JeepdaddyRC
Agree with Keith. Those are not OEM seats. They...

Agree with Keith. Those are not OEM seats. They are an early aftermarket replacement seat that is no longer available.
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-28-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By JeepdaddyRC
In my experience "notchy" shifting results from...

In my experience "notchy" shifting results from gear oil viscosity, temp of the transmission and cone clutch effectiveness. The undesirable notchy shift is also impacted by wear on the speed gear...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-23-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,286
Posted By JeepdaddyRC
There are numerous user complaints with...

There are numerous user complaints with aftermarket windshield frames. There is helpful info on this forum. Do a quick search:
"Jeep CJ windshield frame Jeep Forum"
Here are some of the most common...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-21-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,856
Posted By JeepdaddyRC
I have the same Dirtworx model. It has served me...

I have the same Dirtworx model. It has served me well for many years. No issues. Good service. His stock design is for very large tires and puts a 30" or 31" tire up pretty high. He will work...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-13-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,815
Posted By JeepdaddyRC
Be careful to check the thickness of your new...

Be careful to check the thickness of your new aftermarket synchro hubs. The offshore product is not OEM spec. It can also be a challenge using old snap rings with new snap rings because thickness...
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