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Old October 18th, 2011, 07:19 PM   #161
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Default Apparently it doesn't want to go to the Comp Saturday

I had a few simple relatively unimportant items that I wanted to button up for saturday and had plenty of time to finish these items. UNTIL....

I spent a couple hours Monday messing with the transmission AGAIN, it seems that I have a horrible case of converter drain-back. This causes the trans to take quite some time to build up pressure and actually move. It happens every time it sits for a few days or more. Once the pressure builds up it will be fine and perform flawlessly until it sits again. This is just extremely aggravating, it needs a check valve in the cooler line but I haven't had much luck in finding anything that isn't in the neighborhood of $80. All the less expensive ones have been discontinued and are now unavailable.

I have accepted having to deal with that issue and the only negative to the problem is a leaky dipstick tube when the fluid level rises in the pan. Today though, I went out to hopefully get my rock sliders started and noticed a puddle of fluid under the truck. I initially wrote it off as being trans fluid the escaped from the dipstick, but once I got next to the truck I saw that it was under the front axle which is a long way from the transmission. It had developed a coolant leak overnight somehow, but I had no clue where it was coming from. There was a puddle on the timing cover under the t-stat bypass hose that runs between the pump and intake manifold, I figured it was just a pinhole in the hose and a simple replacement would fix it. I decided though to make sure by cleaning the area and fired the engine up to find the source. Here is the great part - the damn water pump housing is CRACKED under the boss for the bypass tube. EXCELLENT, now I have to put everything else on hold and R&R a water pump which will unfortunately end up being a 2-3 day project due to my work schedule.
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Old October 18th, 2011, 09:58 PM   #162
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Sucks to hear about all the problems man, seams like its just never ending sometimes!
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Old October 24th, 2011, 10:47 AM   #163
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Saw this one coming

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Old October 24th, 2011, 05:05 PM   #164
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Saw this one coming

That didn't take long to surface It seems factory shafts don't particularly care for the power a BBF can dish out. You can't see it in the photo but that shaft is almost split in two along the length of the shaft. Both inner and outer shafts that are currently in the axle are also broken, but not one factory warn lockout was damaged - go figure.

Are you still running factory shafts in yours??
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factory inner but 35 spline chromo outter
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Old October 24th, 2011, 06:09 PM   #166
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I take it that was from the pittrash shootout?
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Yeah, we didn't hold anything back. In hindsight maybe I could've let up a little.
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Lol sometimes it better to be conservative... but in the moment its always to the floor.
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Good times guess it's time to upgrade
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For sure, working on finding suitable upgrades. I am going to go full Chromo 35 spline, just not sure how expensive I will be able to afford. Who makes you outers?
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I also cut what was left of the inner fender supports off of the cab.



did you use a spot weld cutter to do this? Or just grinder on spot welds?
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did you use a spot weld cutter to do this? Or just grinder on spot welds?
Some areas I used a cutoff wheel and just trimmed the overhang flush to the cab and I used a spot weld cutter where I wanted to removed the whole panel.
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Old October 26th, 2011, 08:23 AM   #173
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For sure, working on finding suitable upgrades. I am going to go full Chromo 35 spline, just not sure how expensive I will be able to afford. Who makes you outers?
I have these seem to be working so far.

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For sure, working on finding suitable upgrades. I am going to go full Chromo 35 spline, just not sure how expensive I will be able to afford. Who makes you outers?
"Poor people cannot afford cheap things." Not calling you poor, just sayin.
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No Thanks - $1300 for just the shafts, then add $600 for u-joints that will hold up will get you to $1900 total. On top of the shafts and joints I would need to buy a different locker or get the parts to make mine accept 40 spline shafts. My normal messing around driving style doesn't warrant anything that massive, my Comp driving style is a bit different but a good set of 35 spline chromoly shafts and solid u-joints will do quite nicely. As long as I avoid unleashing the 466 when at full lock everything should be fine.

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"Poor people cannot afford cheap things." Not calling you poor, just sayin.
I know what you're getting at - cheap shat breaks easier and leads to more cost in the long run. I didn't mean that I was looking for the cheapest alternative by any means, I will at least end up with what Beefy has from JBG - which I think are actually Yukon bits not being sold under the Yukon name. I have heard of a few guys running these and even getting the same warranty that you get with the higher cost Yukon name.

If anyone knows for sure either way, I would be interested in some clarification. Suppose I could just call them, but I am not to the point where it really matters yet. I figure by late May - early April, it will be time to make the purchase.
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Yukon had a supplier in India sending them shit shafts giving Yukon a bad name. Yukon stopped buying from shit shaft supplier and sourced someone else. Yukon hasn't been having thier breakage issue since changing suppliers. Guess where the shit shafts ended up at and what they cost..............

http://pirate4x4.com/forum/showthrea...ndian+supplier
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My shafts are from Bronco Graveyard and they have lifetime warranty on the stubs. Only for 1 break tho. That's what they said when I ordered mine.
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Any Updates on this thing??
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Not really. Just waiting for parts to show up and trying to find some freetime to get something done on it. I am also, waiting for slightly warmer weather so I can paint the axles and link arms before I re-install them. Should have an update soon though, my other projects should be completed and out if the way soon.
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