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Old September 10th, 2012, 05:37 AM   #501
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Glad to hear that it worked well Jim...!
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Old September 10th, 2012, 05:56 AM   #502
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At this point I didn't really notice any difference from the Hydro assist since it worked well also. I'm suspecting the big difference in the rocks.

I forgot to mention that I pulled my front pull down winch. We wanted to tuck the steering up high & I had a conflict at full stuff. I never really used the pull down much and I can always use the winch if need be. Everything's a tradeoff.

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Old September 10th, 2012, 09:28 AM   #503
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Heard it worked quite a bit better than donnies steering ;) lol. So for my xj buggy, since you have experience with both would you say build an assist setup or full hydro?
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Old September 10th, 2012, 09:32 AM   #504
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I fought constantly with my assist setup. The full hydro setup is much simpler and easier. Easy decision.
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Old September 11th, 2012, 11:22 AM   #505
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I may have missed it (I scroll past the ) did you sell your old assist setup?
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Old September 11th, 2012, 11:39 AM   #506
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He did, but I think its for sale
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Old September 11th, 2012, 12:17 PM   #507
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He did, but I think its for sale
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Old January 15th, 2013, 09:26 PM   #508
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Well a few updates half of which is the garage. I picked up a used 2 post hoist. The problem is that I have a 8 1/2 ft ceiling in my garage and I needed to put the hoist off center. So, the gang came over and we installed a beam, cut out half the joists and put in the hoist. I also had to drill a 4" diameter hole in my roof for the cylinder to poke up through. That got capped off with a 4" PVC stink pipe and cap. By using the beam, I was able to save the other half for a loft for storage.



The next thing is that I picked up a small engine lathe to do some work. First project is a new driveshaft.



Since having the stickies, I have twisted 2 driveshaft splines. The worst one on the left was done in the CVS parking lot @ St. Helen. Seems brand new blacktop, rain and stickies don't mix very well. I'm thinking of ditching the spool and going back to an ARB.



I had a variety of misc parts laying around and managed to piece together a new driveshaft. This one is 2 3/4 x 1/4 wall.



I also finally gave up on the old bent up links with Ballistic joints. I actually blew a joint apart while at Curly's last November. So I built a new set using Currie Johnny Joints. 1-1/4 shank tapped into 1-3/4 x 3/8 DOM.

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Old January 15th, 2013, 09:37 PM   #509
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Totally jealous of that lift. Your and other'sfeedback when I was asking a while ago was the reason I went with the JJ's over the Ballistic Joints. Glad ya got the good ones in there now. :p
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Old January 16th, 2013, 12:23 AM   #510
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I want to know some info on building drive shafts, I'm going to be needing them pretty soon. You should give me the low down
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Old January 16th, 2013, 12:28 AM   #511
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Body swap is on hold till after KOH 13. Gonna do full hydro next. Although I may pull my rocker guards and mock up a boatside setup before KOH.
I'm interested in those rockers if you do go with a boat side setup, that's of course if they are for sale.
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Old January 16th, 2013, 04:44 AM   #512
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@ the date on post 508

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Hmmm, now it changed....
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If you don't have good parts laying around, buy your first driveshaft. Go with at least 1350 joints. Still haven't decided on the rockers/boatsides. Well, actually I have. I like the idea of boatsides but the wife likes the idea of a step to get in and out. Happy wife.... happy life. But I don't know if I'll keep the same ones or get Tab to make me something new.
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Old January 16th, 2013, 06:07 AM   #514
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If you don't have good parts laying around, buy your first driveshaft. Go with at least 1350 joints. Still haven't decided on the rockers/boatsides. Well, actually I have. I like the idea of boatsides but the wife likes the idea of a step to get in and out. Happy wife.... happy life. But I don't know if I'll keep the same ones or get Tab to make me something new.
After playing in the rocks at the mounds last weekend I will be boat siding my YJ, at least one side

Is that a Hi9 rear axle?

Would you be willing to share the details on the front 3 link? That is going to be my next suspension upgrade and I have never done one before.
It would help if I could see more pictures of the mounts and some measurements to get me started.

I might be willing to trade a car to someone of they wanted to do the work.
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Yes it is.

Sure, I can share the front. One point from the get go, if you are going to go full hydro, you may want to consider a 4 link. Many say they flex better. I've never had a problem other than I want to move my sway bar to the rear to get more flex.
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Old January 16th, 2013, 05:04 PM   #516
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Garage looks different! I'll be over soon to change the air in my tires.
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Garage looks different! I'll be over soon to change the air in my tires.
No problem. I have a big knife to let the old air out.
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Old January 16th, 2013, 06:23 PM   #518
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Cool set up! I guess stickies are no joke ,with that shaft. Nice job on the clean upgrades
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Old January 16th, 2013, 06:27 PM   #519
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go get a drive shaft from a 1 ton truck and they have the bigger slip shafts.that should cure your twisting of the splines. upgrading both of mine.big difference in size.
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Cool set up! I guess stickies are no joke ,with that shaft. Nice job on the clean upgrades
Nothing else sticks better. Great tires, if you can keep air in them.
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