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Old April 11th, 2018, 13:23
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So, my knuckles were already drilled for heims so I had to drill them out larger and install inserts. I failed to read the instructions that said the passenger side knuckle required a smaller major diameter on the taper than the other 2. So, I ordered the wrong inserts. Now, Andy is going to make me one. Maybe I'll get to drive the Jeep by next week.
What does that mean? I always thought both were the same size.
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Old April 12th, 2018, 08:37
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What does that mean? I always thought both were the same size.
They are on stock steering. This aftermarket steering requires a 1-ton tie rod end taper. The passenger side knuckle tie rod end uses the same taper but it can't be as deep as the driver side. It's a smaller diameter shank.
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Old April 16th, 2018, 06:41
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Saturday I hauled the jeep up to The SHOP in Marion, NC. Payed my $20 and rode into find a group running "Pebble Playground" with rigs built bigger and better than me. Made it past the point where I got denied, about 3/4 way up, and then something let go i the front. Got it off the obstacle and hung out for a while and watched a MJ break on the same spot I did. It was lunch so I went back to the parking lot and loaded up and went to Mica Brewing in Downtown Marion, NC. Hung out there filled the growler and went home. Got home about 5:30 Saturday. Sunday Deanna and I went down to visit her Mom and Grandma in Summerville. We took Molly with us since it was her 1st birthday. We ate lunch at this place called Dog and Duck. Great little Bar/Restaurant that allows dogs on their patio. We then went to her mom's house where she did some cleaning and I had to look at the riding mower to see what it needed. We got home about 5:30 and I hooked the jeep back to the truck to bring back to Hartsville today to tear into the front and see what is broken.
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Old April 16th, 2018, 07:14
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Went wheeling.

Broke the trackbar in half on Dads XJ.

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Old April 19th, 2018, 15:38
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Well, I just bought my lift. Let the money pit start draining my bank account.
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Old April 19th, 2018, 19:11
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Re: Weekend is over...what did you get done?

Got my new track bar installed and getting ready to install my disc brakes on the 8.25 this weekend.
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Old April 20th, 2018, 06:11
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Got my new track bar installed and getting ready to install my disc brakes on the 8.25 this weekend.
I'm doing the disc brake conversion on my 8.25 as well. Are you going with ZJ or Liberty brakes?
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Old April 20th, 2018, 13:33
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Re: Weekend is over...what did you get done?

I started a new build but of the 1:10 scale variety. A local hobby shop had this 2 door body and I had to have it. I'm currently designing the drivetrain layout for it. So far I've moved the motor and trans forward. I'm working on a transfer case and I converted the rear to leaf springs.



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Old April 20th, 2018, 17:17
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I'm doing the disc brake conversion on my 8.25 as well. Are you going with ZJ or Liberty brakes?
Moving forward with the Liberty swap, but may change if I stumble upon something I donít like? I think it will end up being a game time decision.
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Old April 23rd, 2018, 06:34
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I finally got started on my build. I decided to pull the axle to make it easier for me to work on. All this was done on Sunday.

-Disconnected remaining parking brake cables and brake lines and removed axle.
-Attempted to remove hard line from wheel cylinder and broke line.
-Removed hard line from other wheel cylinder.
-Removed axle shafts and dropped c-clip behind the pinion. Recovered C-clip
-Removed entire brake assembly and backing plate in one piece.
-Pulled old axle/wheel seals. This was the hardest part of the job so far. I think the seals are from the factory which would make them 22 years old. They did not want to budge. But I got em.

Next on my agenda is to install the new wheel seals, install the Liberty axle tube studs and wheel studs, install the Liberty backing plates, install brand new rotors/calipers/pads/hard lines/soft lines. Then I'll prep and paint and on to the job I am dreading, removing the old leaf springs.
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Old April 23rd, 2018, 08:15
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I twin sticked my 205 and built a trackbar for my Dads Jeep.

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Old April 30th, 2018, 06:23
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Went to Aiken to see mom and dad. Glenn III and hsi GF and Deanna went too. Saturday pulled the carb off my dads Troy Built tiller from the 70's or 80's he could nto remember when he got it. Cleaned it up and fueled it up and it fired right up. Sunday the kids and Deanna and I hit up Old Mill Brew Pub on the way home. After Deanna and I got home she cut grass and I played with the tiller. That thing drug my ass all up and down the back of her property. Damn thing is a mule.
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Old April 30th, 2018, 06:39
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Well, I decided to see how difficult it would be to remove my rear leafs from this rust bucket from Pennsylvania.

Needless to say, I'm in the middle of cutting the bolts out. I worked them out a decent bit to where I think they are no longer threaded as each turn just spins the metal sleeve in the bushing. This is for all 4 bolts btw, frame side and shackle hanger.

I went through 5 reciprocating saw blades yesterday (harbor freight) and I still don't have the bolts cut. I'll buy some better blades this afternoon and hopefully will have the springs out by the weekend.
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Old April 30th, 2018, 07:06
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I've been having trouble airing up and down with the inner airlocks I have. I pulled one wheel/tire apart to see what was going on. Found that the PO had run a tube to route the air from the tire valve stem around the inner airlock but, when the inner airlock is inflated, it compresses the tube and seals it off so no air can flow in/out of the tire.

I called the manufacture and spoke to the owner for 10-15 minutes. He was super helpful. We talked through my wheel and tire combination, how he has best found to air the tire up/down with these particular wheels, etc. He also directed me where to find a replacement inner tube since I damaged the old one when removing. Needless to say, I was very impressed with customer service and highly recommend Inner Airlock for anyone wanting a double beadlock but doesn't want to fork over the cash for recentered H1s or true external double beadlocks.
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Old April 30th, 2018, 07:12
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I've been having trouble airing up and down with the inner airlocks I have. I pulled one wheel/tire apart to see what was going on. Found that the PO had run a tube to route the air from the tire valve stem around the inner airlock but, when the inner airlock is inflated, it compresses the tube and seals it off so no air can flow in/out of the tire.

I called the manufacture and spoke to the owner for 10-15 minutes. He was super helpful. We talked through my wheel and tire combination, how he has best found to air the tire up/down with these particular wheels, etc. He also directed me where to find a replacement inner tube since I damaged the old one when removing. Needless to say, I was very impressed with customer service and highly recommend Inner Airlock for anyone wanting a double beadlock but doesn't want to fork over the cash for recentered H1s or true external double beadlocks.
I've been looking into these and I know a few run them on NC4x4. What rim are you using?
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