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  • #31
    Saturday fix it day
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    • #32
      I put a new axle in after failing to get the old c/v joint apart to get the new boot on . It was only 30 buck mor than the 30 dollar boot . I did notice that the upper ball joint needs replaced but didn't have time for it . Maybe after my checking account has had a time to heal .
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      • #33
        Pic of finished repair
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        • #34
          Oh and by the way , I had been estimating the trucks weight at 6000 pounds , guess what the rollback had built in scales . I couldn't hardly believe it. Guess how much it weighed exactly. Yep 6000lbs.
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          • #35
            It's amazing those bearing sets last as long as they do, especially with heavier/bigger-offset tires, they can loosen up a little over time but when they really start to go, they go fast. In Jeeps (2/3rds the weight of the Sub or less) they seem to be good for about 200K, then watch out. You might wanna pick a weekend to do a pre-emptive on the other side...? You can feel when they're getting worn just by giving a good shake. Parts are pricey but less than the tow...
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            • #36
              Getting heavy tires in a high rig... Roll it.. Lift and roll.. Roll it right up the bumper..
              Derby tires are doubled and tubed and many times have a 3/8" center welded in.. Usually roll them onto the trailer then over the tongue..

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              • #37
                I rolled the tire to the bumper , it wouldn't go .
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                • #38
                  Originally posted by Loren View Post
                  It's amazing those bearing sets last as long as they do, especially with heavier/bigger-offset tires, they can loosen up a little over time but when they really start to go, they go fast. In Jeeps (2/3rds the weight of the Sub or less) they seem to be good for about 200K, then watch out. You might wanna pick a weekend to do a pre-emptive on the other side...? You can feel when they're getting worn just by giving a good shake. Parts are pricey but less than the tow...
                  Yeah , I'm planning on doing the drivers side in about 3 weeks that way I shouldn't have to do a axle / half shaft. Figure I'll do both upper ball joints at the same time . Those should be a price of cake since they aren't original . Just a unbolt deal .
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                  • #39
                    Sorry this gave out on you but it's good that there was no other damage. Miss you guys at the track!

                    Dan

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by DanStokes View Post
                      Sorry this gave out on you but it's good that there was no other damage. Miss you guys at the track!

                      Dan
                      Yeah , we really want to get down there .
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                      • #41
                        This is a little tongue in cheek but it did take awhile to pull it off and it did require a lot of skill to not render the button useless . I rebuilt the volume button on the stereo . The whole front part of the rectangular button was gone only leaving the outer edge . I got some model car glue and slowly filled it in .
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                        • #42
                          tedly likes this.
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                          • #43
                            I may sand it down flat with a drummer tool and paint it . Maybe .
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                            • #44
                              How did the button break?
                              http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...-consolidation

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by russell View Post
                                how did the button break?

                                "too loud" (poke poke poke )
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