I finally made room in my new garage, in my new house for the Jeep. Pulled it in, got out my new creeper, that I bought 3 months ago while I was living in my in-laws basement waiting for the new house with the new garage that I wanted for the last 25 years to be finished and...
Rolled around under the Jeep, in my new house, in my new garage ,on my new creeper, for an hour just looking at stuff.
Post by Cherokee Chief on Mar 19, 2009 16:32:27 GMT -4
Well it was a little slow this afternoon so I decided to check out the Jeep and found the left side wheel bearing getting real bad now. I was starting to hear it over the MTR's so it was time to go. I replaced the wheel bearing and then started to check the tire pressures and they were OK so onto the exhaust the muffler was making an awful racket due to the loose baffles. So I ordered a red bullet and proceeded to install it which was no problem until I started to install my one off custom multi piece tail pipe. It now doesn't line up so I cut and I cut and now sh!t too small. so out comes another tail pipe I was saving for just an occasion just not this soon. So now its installed and no leaks, now for the test out for the snow hill vroom up to the top and stuck lol. Jamie to the rescue for a little tug. Now vroom out back behind the garage for to play on the dirt mound. Up down and around the mound good works great and sounds great so lets go for another trip,vroom vroom in and around a little deeper in the rotten snow bank. Dam stuck again nope still moving back and forth and going again muffler sounding real good now, we will give her a little more skinny pedal vroom vroom BANG CLUNK CLUNK CLUNK aw sh!t drive shaft spit out the rear denting my new muffler shearing off all 4 bolts braking 1 tab on yoke. Crap now what. Limp in the garage in front drive and spin out whats left of the bolts, luckily Jamie just happen to have a spare clamps and bolts to fix the yoke, along with a little weld to hold the u-joint clamp in place. All good now lol Good afternoon.
sounds like you had an awesome day Darren. mine wasn't nearly that exciting. spent an hour or two at work while there wasn't much going on, and looked through some parts listings, and am just about convinced to buy my 1" body lift really soon. Stephanie keeps telling me that I need to wait for another month to 6 weeks, so I have a full-time summer job, and I can actually afford it. I did manage to finish up my new frame rail re-inforcements that I've been working on over the last couple of days. that's nice to have looked after. hopefully that will make it passable for safety at the end of the month.
'95 YJ. waggy d44's, custom stretched 3-link front with an astro steering box, rear stretched with SOA XJ springs, and 35" Mickey Thompson MTZ's.
front lock-right and fozzied rear. RCV's.
4.0 swapped in with 1" "MML", 1" rewelded body mount lift, boat-sides, flat belly, gas tank tucked up 5".
'95 Grand Cherokee V8 Orvis edition. '98 D44a rear, 2x4 rockers. rollin' on 235's. full of junk.
I took the Jeep out of the garage this morning after getting the the new chromoly in...so I decided I'll take a run through Sunnyside (our local trails), I jumped the 3 foot snowbank to get on the trail and drove 1km in through some deep sled packed trail till I got to the open Blueberry field and the snow was still four feet deep I turned around and took a nice ride on the backroads instead. We NEED a BIG THAW here, it's crazy the amount of snow we have!
Built to crawl 2003 Jeep TJ
RockKrawler suspension w/ Coilovers
D44's Chromoly and RCV's
Well we didn't actually do this today - but it was only yesterday. After much consideration, I finally took the plunge and got some 31" x 10.5/15 tires for our baby! Robert (Pettipas Family Automotive, my neighbor) got these in last week and was anxious to see them perform. I was anxious to find tires at the right price - and these were. I popped over after work yesterday and Rob slipped these on for me...
And now on 31s... ;D
I've moved the faithful BFs to the summer wheels (they should be good for a couple more summers yet). The 31s are on my off-road wheels and will only be used on the trails - that way they should last a fair bit.
Now I'm itchin' to hit the trails and try these suckers out! I can hardly wait!!!
and bought a pair of 6 X 3.5" 55W halogen fog lights from Princess. These'll be my backup lights. $10 each! Of course the $27 license plate light is gonna end up costing $60 or so by the time it's in my hands.
2003 Jeep TJ 6" susp, 1"BL, 6.0L, built 4L65E, shaved 14 bolt w/Detroit & Dana 60 w/ARB, 4.56s, 40" Krawlers.