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Guest Message by DevFuse

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update on Lil' Roo

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#1 Rooinater


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Posted 24 January 2004 - 08:41 PM

well finally got to start working on lil Roo again. changed the ball joint. it was a trail repair ball joint. i forgot it was bad. and then forgot about it. you could step on the ctl arm and pull it out 1/4" to 1/2". it was loose. now it's not. the reason i used a bad one is a long story. i needed to get out of the desert. it was over a hundred degrees out. getting dark. there's a post somewhere explaining it. i seperated the ball joint...... and a whole heep of messes. patched her together in the sand. anyways there was a lessoned learned 50+ mph in the dunes in a subaru=bad...

i know GD brought up a while ago i have the worst problem with wheel bearings. well i do i guess but don't at the same time. i'll explain. the first wheel bearing i replaced was 2 years ago. on the drivers side (the one that's busted now). but the hub i replaced the bearing in, is not the hub that's there now. anyone that's been around awhile might remember my fubar of the hub. right after i got the lift i mangled that drivers hub. i know tex remembers... he was there. forgot to tighten a bolt and... mangled it. so changed the hub. and that's the bearing that just went bad. the one that was in the replacement hub. and then a bearing on the way down here. but i had an idea it was going bad. so it finally went.

payday, when all my checks go out. i'm buying a set of bearings, and a tool to change the stub axle in the rear. then it's a superstition mtn run on saturday. i got a few disposable cameras. take some photos and put them on disks when developed. rock action and dune photos of my car with the lift!!

ignition is being rigged so it works for now.

#2 GeneralDisorder


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Posted 24 January 2004 - 11:48 PM

Don't forget the trailer bearing...... :rolleyes:


#3 TheSubaruJunkie



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Posted 25 January 2004 - 12:15 AM

Ive heard that story from 2 other people. From what i hear, it was a blast. I do remember the trailer bearing. That was ugly.


#4 Rooinater


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Posted 25 January 2004 - 01:02 AM

i forgot about that bearing... trying to forget... so 4 bears in 2 years... i guess bearings really don't like me... :( hope these ones will last a little longer...

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