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Old October 15th, 2013, 10:05 PM   #381
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Couple more updates. Getting it ready for a trip this weekend.

First step was to get ride of the old stock rear driveshaft. The last trip to Rocks and Valleys left its mark on it.




Installed a stock front driveshaft in the rear with a junkyard Hack n' Tap SYE. Just google Junkyard hack n tap sye for more info.

Since my Jeep is a 2000, I didn't need the extra seal housing.





After I finished that I moved onto the new steering. 2 of the 4 hiem joints were wasted, the tie rod was bent, and it was time to upgrade. I decided to go to 1 ton TRE's using the RuffStuff Specialties kit. I TIG welded everything, simply because my MIG isn't at my new house yet.





All painted up.



I have to see how it drives, then decide if I need to relocate the Trac bar to get rid of any bump steer.


Here's how the Jeep sits now. Need to recharge the shocks with nitrogen and it will be ready.

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Old October 15th, 2013, 10:19 PM   #382
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Old October 16th, 2013, 02:59 AM   #383
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Old October 16th, 2013, 04:27 AM   #384
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Red now? You like to change colors!
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Old October 16th, 2013, 05:15 AM   #385
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I might make up there for some wheeling. But won't be competing.

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Gotta keep it interesting! Actually, I just didn't like the white with the aluminum.
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Old October 16th, 2013, 04:24 PM   #386
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Charged all four shocks to 150 psi, and along with the new steering, it rides like a dream now.
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Old October 16th, 2013, 05:58 PM   #387
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Did you use the th350 yoke?


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Old October 16th, 2013, 06:19 PM   #388
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I bought the yoke off a buddy at work. Only thing I know is it's from an old Corvette.
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Old October 17th, 2013, 10:08 AM   #389
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i seen you at the dunes last weekend, i was in a blue xj on 33's.. nice lookng truck!!!
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I thought that was you!

I saw both yer rigs. I was rockin the 87 moto4... then was riding around in a clapped out chebby after I got sick of having issues.
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Old November 21st, 2013, 04:29 PM   #397
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new parts!

Warn premium lockouts, and new rear main seal and oil pan gasket.

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Old January 8th, 2014, 09:12 PM   #398
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Getting the Jeep ready for Snofari. Installed a HF 12000lbs winch. Its a really big freaking winch, and barely fits in there. But it fits, and that's what matters The control box is just temporarily mounted to the grill for Snofari. I have a new build in mind, and it may be the Jeeps last run.



Also took it out for a Snofari prerun to a friends house in the fresh snow. It was about a 45 min Jeep ride through the blizzard. Jeep drove great, but it was a little chilly.






I also bought a set of 5.13 gears for the Jeep, but not sure if they will make their way into the axles before snofari. There's about 6" of snow in the back seat, and about 12" in the trunk that need to melt out before I want to crawl underneath this thing.

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Old January 9th, 2014, 06:51 AM   #399
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Better heat that garage and hope it has a drain! That will be a lot of water!
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Old January 9th, 2014, 08:08 AM   #400
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Wouldn't it be easier to shovel/scoop out the deep stuff and then let the rest melt?
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