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    New Front Flanges installed and measurement sent to Driveshaft shop. I値l do the rear later this year.

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    Front Shaft goin in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailHunter View Post
    Front Shaft goin in.
    Damn, 10 hours and no one posting "That's what she said" must be a fucking record here.

    Oh, and that's what she said.




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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailHunter View Post
    Front Shaft goin in.

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    Is it in yet?

    That's what she said too🤣🤣

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaddestCross View Post
    Damn, 10 hours and no one posting "That's what she said" must be a fucking record here.

    Oh, and that's what she said.




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    I知 a little disappointed... knew I could count on you though. Lol

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    Is it in yet?
    Went in nice and tight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailHunter View Post
    I知 a little disappointed... knew I could count on you though. Lol



    Went in nice and tight.
    In the front or the rear?


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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailHunter View Post
    Front Shaft goin in.

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    You're just baiting with this post, I'm not biting.

    So did you weld the track bar brackets yet? I haven't welded mine yet and I'm looking for pointers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubiDave View Post
    You're just baiting with this post, I'm not biting.

    So did you weld the track bar brackets yet? I haven't welded mine yet and I'm looking for pointers.

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    My plan was to wait a bit (500 miles) to make sure everything was ok before welding. But when installing the back, (on Sunday) I snapped one of the U-bolts.... so I had no choice. I only hit a couple spots, but plan on doing a more thorough job.

    I used a Dremel, a screwdriver and a small wire brush to clean the weld area best I could. And just plan on hitting whatever spots are reachable from the bracket to the housing... and new bracket to stock bracket. Jump around to small areas at a time on the housing and let it cool a bit in between.... I知 no pro, so I plan on leaving all the EVO bolts... this is just for added strength.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailHunter View Post
    My plan was to wait a bit (500 miles) to make sure everything was ok before welding. But when installing the back, (on Sunday) I snapped one of the U-bolts.... so I had no choice. I only hit a couple spots, but plan on doing a more thorough job.

    I used a Dremel, a screwdriver and a small wire brush to clean the weld area best I could. And just plan on hitting whatever spots are reachable from the bracket to the housing... and new bracket to stock bracket. Jump around to small areas at a time on the housing and let it cool a bit in between.... I知 no pro, so I plan on leaving all the EVO bolts... this is just for added strength.
    We have similar plans. I've got about 700 + mi on mine now, so it's time to weld it up. My front bracket did loosen a bit after the 1st wheeling trip. I don't think the nuts backed off, just that the brackets adjusted themselves from road forces. After re-torqueung once it hasn't loosened in the last 500 mi.

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    Flexed the Jeep out today and figured out I needed to trim the fenders and the Rear driveshaft boot was hitting the Evap skid. I really wanted to keep the fenders alone but I also dont want to add more bumpstop.... so the plan is to cut the minimal while leaving a stock look:


    Checking and measuring...
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    Shifted the front of the Evap over one hole (2) and drilled a new hole. Done.
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    About an 1 1/8 off the front...
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    ... and 1 1/2 off the rear.
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    Rather than remove the side marker.. I cut it along the same line... I値l fill the hole in the light wIth some right stuff RTV... it痴 barely noticable.. I still have some fine tuning to do, but I like how it came out.
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