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A thread for twitch. (I love my Jeep)

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You should be checking out places like Genright, Poison Spyder, etc. .Those are the badass places .lol

It's simply a snowball. :)

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I could drop 3 grand and not even dent the list of stuff I want. . .  Snowball indeed.

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I like how this thread has SOOO many changing titles in it…..

 

I want my user name changed…...

 

I'll PM

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Turning left yesterday, onto my street from my kid's school. The guy turning left from my street onto 8th wasn't looking and went while I was in front of him. He crashed into the side of my Jeep. His head light was busted, his grill crunched on his early gen prius or echo looking car. If you look closely, you can see the white in two places on my Jeep where his paint rubbed off.

 

Needless to say. . .  I love my Jeep.

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You know I still love it.  All it does is rock my world.  It got to tow a Subaru not too long ago too.  ;)

 

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Went out this weekend to the cabin.  Didn't take a lot of pics, but had a blast.  Blurry at best.  Love my Jeep.  I get amazed every time.

 

 

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Stupid imageshack is down, so pics ain't showin' up right now.

 

So for the time being, we use attachments.   

 

I had an extra 3 0r 4 hun laying around that I figured I'd throw at Butch.  I KNOW I need shocks, the bushings are cracked and toast.  But I also wanted adjustable rear control arms so I could angle the pinion up a little so I could get rid of the spacers lowering the transfer case.

 

So I decided to do the arms first.   It turned out to be pretty cut and dry, a pretty simple swap as far as things go.   

 

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It turns out, I chose correctly.  I was > < so close to some serious carnage.   Get a load of the busted upper control arm from the passenger side.  

 

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The bushings were all shot, 110k and 11 years of being in there.  The guy before me clearly wheeled it a lot.  I've put a ton of off road miles on it, I know they've taken a serious beating.  

 

The uppers are indeed thinner.  But they won't rub against rocks or anything like that. Compared to the stock arms, they're pretty beefy.  Plus, they are screwed all the way in pretty much.  They're adjustable enough to be also used on the LJ.  I have confidence.  

 

It rides so much better now, all the clunks and bangs over bumps are gone.  I still have to replace the front uppers with new ones to iron out the last of the bad bushings.  Then the shocks and it should ride like new.

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Well, I haven't checked in for a while.  

 

I took it up to Snoqualmie with my brother and my old Toyota to play in the snow.  Found a couple of feet of snow at the top of the hill.  We made a little fire and had a good time for a bit.  I tried some crazy stuff and broke a front axle.  Had to do the walk of shame and pull out my winch while trudging through feet of snow in front of the guy who'd showed up in his Big ol' Toyota.  Then I had to nurse it down the hill at about 4 mile per hour for about an hour to get it to get towed.  I didn't have any tools, and there was no chance of getting a replacement axle on Saturday night.  So I had to do the ride of shame too.

 

 

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I guess it was about time for that axle to go, it looks pretty haggard and rusty.  The U joint is probably what failed first.  

 

 

 

 

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But there are bright sides to the story.  I was so happy I wasn't half way up Evans Creek somewhere when it blew.  It was all down hill to get back to the highway.   It turns out I have a Dana 44 in the front too.  hey.  Here I was thinking I had a 30.  hehe.  And the biggest blessing is just how easy it is to change out an axle.  Far easier than any Subaru axle I've ever done.  And I've done a TON of them.

 

Waiting for the new axle to show up on Monday.

 

 

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Yeah that knuckle joint looks toasted. Are you replacing with an OEM axle shaft?! Orrrrrr UPGRAYYYYYDE!!

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I wish.  370 bucks for plain old Yukons each, on up to 1200 bucks a side. . .  I went cheap, 200 bucks for OEM.  It should be fine.  If I would have changed out the u joint, I probably would be fine still.  

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2004.  That last part is Greek to me.

 

 

Butch got her some new shoes after some long time.  Going from ATs to MTs should really make the trails my beeeyotch.   Stayed with 33s.  The set up I have is a great mix of potential daily driver and off roader.

 

 

(I love our "mini" van too twitch)   

 

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"Mini" van eh? So you a mopar fan now? :rolleyes:

I'm glad you're still in love with your Jeep.

Looks like it's been serving you well.

I'll just be over here working on my old Subarus and building them, like the rest of us.

 

Twitch

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The minivan is a Toyota.

 

Like the rest of us? Building them? Fill me in on your project.

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