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Old November 7th, 2015, 09:00 PM   #121
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Old November 11th, 2015, 04:40 PM   #122
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Well I ordered a chromo shaft for the rear a week ago and it still hasn't showed up...and in the mean time I snapped the head off of the pinion on the rear axle of my truck while cruising down the highway so I'm currently without a vehicle. But on the plus side I did sell a fair amount of JK parts in the last couple days to cover some of the expenses on my axles so that's a plus.
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Old November 11th, 2015, 08:31 PM   #123
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Well I ordered a chromo shaft for the rear a week ago and it still hasn't showed up...and in the mean time I snapped the head off of the pinion on the rear axle of my truck while cruising down the highway so I'm currently without a vehicle. But on the plus side I did sell a fair amount of JK parts in the last couple days to cover some of the expenses on my axles so that's a plus.
Kyle didn't get the tires loaded up so I couldn't grab them when I was in GR today. I've got some Yukon shafts for my 60 too, I'm hoping that keeps the breakage down
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Old November 12th, 2015, 10:41 AM   #124
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Kyle didn't get the tires loaded up so I couldn't grab them when I was in GR today. I've got some Yukon shafts for my 60 too, I'm hoping that keeps the breakage down
Damn it I need my burnout tires! And yea they definitely should
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Old November 18th, 2015, 07:28 AM   #125
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Chromo shaft came yesterday, I've gotta cut about 2" off the splined end. Anybody have suggestions how to keep the shaft cool while cutting so I don't ruin the heat treat? I don't have immediate access to a wet saw.

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Old November 20th, 2015, 10:49 AM   #126
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Chromo shaft came yesterday, I've gotta cut about 2" off the splined end. Anybody have suggestions how to keep the shaft cool while cutting so I don't ruin the heat treat? I don't have immediate access to a wet saw.

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Wet rag?
Go slow and keep it wet
I would think it's too hard to cut in the lathe plus the splines make it harder
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Wet rag?
Go slow and keep it wet
I would think it's too hard to cut in the lathe plus the splines make it harder
That's what I was thinking. I was just gonna cut it in sections and take my time
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Old November 27th, 2015, 03:33 PM   #128
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Well got my Yukon shaft cut down and installed this week. Also wrapped up my cage install very impressed with it. I've just gotta make a harness bar and I'll be good, possibly add a few cross bars up my rear factory cage.




Also yesterday, I got a free matching H2 wheel as a spare so now I'll have a 5 set.



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Old December 19th, 2015, 08:39 AM   #129
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Hey any of you guys with warn premium lockouts ever had this happen? My lockout came a lot farther apart than its supposed to when I removed it last week....



Do I just call warn? I've tried and tried but even I pop the pieces back together it keeps coming all the way back apart

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Old December 19th, 2015, 12:24 PM   #130
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There is a little retainer ring that goes on the very inside of the lockout that holds the center splined piece in place
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Really? I tried comparing it to the other side they looked the same

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There should be a very small groove that a small ring works into

That's what looks like is wrong to me
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I'll bring it to the shop today if you go and show you

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Old December 21st, 2015, 12:02 AM   #134
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Got a little work done today relocating the front tracbar and did some travel checks with the new set up. Still have to box the new mount in but at least now I have more than 3" of up travel on the driver side. Did some travel checks and measurements so I can order my new front shocks so I'm not running around basically shockless because of how blown my current ones are.

Thanks to @Wramblerguy for providing a warm place to work and lending a hand.

First we cut the back side of the factory mount off, then just moved the tracbar to the front of the factory mount, and welded up a new front half to the bracket. Not the prettiest, but it should work for now.











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Old December 22nd, 2015, 07:26 PM   #135
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I noticed I have a sweet twist in my rear driveshaft... The ears are opened up enough that the u joint caps can move freely in the ears.











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Picked up 4 12" travel nitrogen shocks for $75 a week ago, then today I got two 1350 CV shafts for $40 then also got a new seat for my truck for $30 with good padding and no tears. On a pretty good roll buying stuff

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Let me know if you need help getting any of those fancy new parts installed. You gonna fab up some hoops for those shocks or will they fit in your current setup? My 14" rears are huge so I can imagine you'll need something a bit different?
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Let me know if you need help getting any of those fancy new parts installed. You gonna fab up some hoops for those shocks or will they fit in your current setup? My 14" rears are huge so I can imagine you'll need something a bit different?
Will do. No I'll be able to run them in the front the way it's set up. The rears I'll need to make some sort of coil retainer because my coils won't stay in place with 3 more inches of travel

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Your not going to want to un seat your coil or stretch it out, your better off limiting the travel of your shock

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I'm gonna relocate my shock mounts down about 2.5 inches... I should only need a coil retainer for full droop. Just by flexing, my bump stops on the opposite side won't allow enough flex to lose a coil

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