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Old September 19th, 2012, 09:10 PM   #21
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very cool, I've always had a soft spot for the 2002
x2. as a kid I had a I think it was a Testor's kit of the 2002tii with the big chin spoiler and the reversed decal, as well as a model kit of the 3.0 CSL "batmobile".
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Old September 19th, 2012, 09:27 PM   #22
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hmm. did by any chance you flip one of the springs around in the front causeing the arch to have a different position for the center pin?
I don't think so, there are pluses (+) on one end of the springs and they are both going the same direction. And there is a size difference for the end of the springs, I assume bigger end for the leaf mount and small end for the shackle. I can double check direction again when I get home though.

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jackstands and floor level?
Floor is not super level, but it will do this everywhere. And I'll attempt to even it out with the high lift by jacking up on the rock slider, but to no avail it settles back down again.

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x2. as a kid I had a I think it was a Testor's kit of the 2002tii with the big chin spoiler and the reversed decal, as well as a model kit of the 3.0 CSL "batmobile".
First of all, love your screen name. It was a nickname I had as a kid. One of the better ones… If you had an 02 model with a big front lip and reversed decal it was likely a 2002 turbo. Quite amazing little cars. Only offered overseas of course… I'd love a chance to ride in a beastly 3.0, very cool cars too. We received some hail today, and jeep is taking up my vehicle space in the garage. Needless to say the 02 was outside. My girlfriend checked it over and sounds like there's no damage though
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Old September 20th, 2012, 12:51 AM   #23
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one last thing, anyone seen a tie rod setup like the one I have on my d44? Mounted on bottom side on the right and mounted on top side on the left?
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Old September 22nd, 2012, 11:32 PM   #24
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screwed around all day with this again. Moved it out of the garage, trans left a trail of oil. It's coming out at a good pace, enough for many drips to come out. I'm sure its coming right out the input shaft and then down the front of the trans and dripping off the bottom. That's going to be a seal issue, and Novak supplied that. I'll look at that a little more tomorrow, maybe it's coming through the cover, which would be amazing. Power steering pump leaks pretty good too. Need to replace all the orings in it it looks like. I'd swap it for one of my other ones, but it's in such a terrible spot I need to remove the radiator to do the job.

I'm not so sure I can have full droop with my rear axle and have the ujoint not bind up. I also need to get a new diff yoke for the rear so I can use the seemingly more standard ujoints, otherwise this yoke wants me to use the wider joint. I found someone say something about a ujoint that had the wider and narrower parts, 1310 to 1330 size, but I couldn't find them or a part number yet.

It's working like dog poo, but at least it looks cool.





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And looking cool is half the battle!
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Old September 25th, 2012, 10:50 PM   #26
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Absolutely.


Got my rear driveshaft built. I used a double cardan and pointed the pinion up. When at full droop though I get a little bit of binding. I might try to drop the tcase a 1/2" or so and see if that fixes the binding. I also bolted the rock sliders to the frame. Have a little more cage work to do to get it attached to the frame though, need to do the back.

Tomorrow I start getting ready to pull the drivetrain so I can see what the eff is the issue with the input seals
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Old October 2nd, 2012, 08:02 PM   #27
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Well no new pics, nothing too interesting to show. But I've been busy still. Need to get a couple things yet like an oil sensor, battery holder, and a couple exhaust clamps for the spiral flex pipe. And I need to chop my front fenders, do an air filter of some sort, and mount the ecu, among other small things.

Recent work includes finished exhaust, built hiem joint clutch linkage, welded front shock towers on (need gussets though), wired in my fan with relays and switches (two speed BMW fan), probably a few other things. It's pretty close still, getting there a little at a time…

Also measured my 38.5" tires, they come out to about 37". Thought that was interesting as they have about 3/4" of tread on them. I assume thats damn near brand new numbers.

EDIT: Lied on the pics. Pulled motor/trans to find leak. Replaced power steering pump as it was a leaker, and ruined the pulley with the wrong puller lol.


checking for leaky trans


and back into the light again

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Old October 3rd, 2012, 12:19 PM   #28
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I'm a big fan of the 2002 as well. My first car was a 1976 2002, back in 1994.......it was a rust bucket, but I loved it!
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 05:49 PM   #29
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Haha, maybe I should make a thread for the 02? Since no one is interested in the postal
I'm jealous you got one as a first car!! This is my first 02, maybe the only one I need at this point. It's rusty underneath, I'm torn as to whether or not I should fix it or start over and get a clean roller. My dream build would be an s2000 powered 02….an s2002 hehe
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I got a donor postal for u haha runs drives and everything with a title wasa daily for couple months now she in back yard
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Not true I think the postal is sweet
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Not true I think the postal is sweet
yeah I kid I kid. I think its tons of fun and way different than the usual trail rig. I'm excited to try it in it's new self.

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I got a donor postal for u haha runs drives and everything with a title wasa daily for couple months now she in back yard
haha, I don't think I need anymore vehicles. What sort of running gear does your's have and the year?



Picked up my new oil sensor today. Probably will have time to swap that out tomorrow before work and after school. Friday will be the day the jeep will really be ready though, as long as I don't royally screw something up.
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Old October 4th, 2012, 01:44 PM   #33
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chopped fenders, replaced oil sensor, and checked for fender clearance in yard. I still have an issue with the idle. It'll idle just fine, then it seems like the idle controller closes and it kills the motor or barely stays running and then jumps the idle way up. Ideas?





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Old October 5th, 2012, 08:16 PM   #34
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Got it on the road today, two things to say about that, DEATH WOBBLE. I have no speedo, but it happens near 30. I got it back home to check everything out. Everything is tight, the only movement up there is in the shackles. They flex some side to side when turning the wheels. I noticed a little gap between the shackles and the bushings up top. So I took them out and ground down the metal insert so the shackles would tighten more on the bushings themselves. Haven't checked to see the results yet. If death wobble still exists I'm going to pop the beads and dump half a pound of BB's in them to try and balance the tires. I'm guessing thats a big part of the problem.

Today I mounted the rear brake line on the axle, modified my trans crossmember so that the front dshaft would stop hitting it, put on an air filter, and attempted to get the cooling system working (seems like it is now).

Super awesome Spectre air duct. Honestly it worked out perfectly and I'm happy they put out such a ricer product
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Wobble could be takin care of with a simple alignment
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How have you done alignments? I'm always curious as to other peoples' way to do theirs. I put 2x4's on the tires sometimes and try to get them toe'd in the same. Then I've tried measuring front and back between tire distances, but I can never be sure I'm measuring from the same spot.
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I eye-ball it in the garage then drive it to a shop and pay them to set it correctly.
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Lol. Well if you think about it, the toe is gong to self correct itself anyways. If one tire is in farther than the other they will balance out so the vehicle will go straight. So a good eyeball will probably do good lol.
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Old October 5th, 2012, 10:48 PM   #39
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When I was in highschool we always did our own alignments. We did one on my friends mustang with levels, plumb bobs and a tape measure. That is a lot more complex that a straight axle since you have caster and camber. He drove it like that up until a couple years ago. I have done tons of alignments on straight axle vehicles. If you take your time you can get them pretty darn close. Now that I'm not a complete brokeass I pay somebody else to do it.
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I'm having a terrible issue with the motor. It started missfiring, then it got worse and worse. Now it won't even run. Pulled the intake off and checked out the spider, seemed fine. There was a little oily liquid on the side of the fuel lines, but didn't really smell like gas. Checked the poppets and they all looked clean. Cranked the motor and each poppet sprayed fuel without getting stuck open. Checked the distributor and all that checked out fine. Put the thing back together and still didn't start. Pulled a plug and checked for spark, it did spark but it was a little black unlike just days ago when I checked it.

Ready to kick the thing off a cliff. New TPS, CTS, and idle controller. Before it completely died the missfiring seemed to come and go, maybe 10 seconds or a rev between it's fits. I could drive it a little, but as it got worse it would completely stall on me and I'd have to play with the pedal to get it back or would have to crank it over and fire it back up. Seems like the load was causing the issue.
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