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  Topic: Front end overhaul-
vaportrail

Replies: 34
Views: 6108

PostForum: 4x4 Tech   Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:09 pm   Subject: Re: Front end overhaul-
I just spotted a torn CV boot-

That's right at 3 months, and 3,000 miles of commuting, no trails. The commute is through a wash, but it's usually not that terrible. Mostly washboard, and some sand. ...
  Topic: Power steering service-
vaportrail

Replies: 3
Views: 1157

PostForum: 4x4 Tech   Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:05 am   Subject: Re: Power steering service-
Thanks for the link-

Doesn't look that hard to mount a cooler. Plenty of room in there, for sure...
  Topic: Sending out feelers for a Rocket Launch
vaportrail

Replies: 9
Views: 1753

PostForum: Expeditions, trail runs, or gatherings   Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:15 pm   Subject: Re: Sending out feelers for a Rocket Launch
I'm interested-
  Topic: Power steering service-
vaportrail

Replies: 3
Views: 1157

PostForum: 4x4 Tech   Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:01 pm   Subject: Power steering service-
I want to get some new fluid in the power steering rack, after seeing the cost of a rebuild kit...

Any advice on upgrades, fluid to use, or where to break a hose loose?
  Topic: Jimbolio's "Precious"
vaportrail

Replies: 263
Views: 74456

PostForum: Member Buildups   Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:59 pm   Subject: Re: Jimbolio's "Precious"
My wife would KILL me if I was to have a trail accident like that...


But hey, Precious looks great with your refresh-
  Topic: Rear shock replacement - OME
vaportrail

Replies: 7
Views: 2192

PostForum: 4x4 Tech   Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:42 pm   Subject: Re: Rear shock replacement - OME
[quote="Homedad"]60004 ftw[/quote]

ftw?

Fit this well?



At any rate, I think these are the rear shocks I'll also run-
  Topic: Slow and steady
vaportrail

Replies: 14
Views: 2684

PostForum: Member Buildups   Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:22 am   Subject: Re: Slow and steady
Thanks for the replies bros-

Now I'm thinking replace the leaky OME shocks, instead of trying the Bilsteins...


(didn't mean to hi-jack your thread Michael)
  Topic: Slow and steady
vaportrail

Replies: 14
Views: 2684

PostForum: Member Buildups   Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:48 am   Subject: Re: Slow and steady


Hmmmm

I'm planning to get the low $ Bilstein 5100 rear shocks, but if I read between the lines here, maybe it's not a good idea?
  Topic: Slow and steady
vaportrail

Replies: 14
Views: 2684

PostForum: Member Buildups   Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:46 am   Subject: Re: Slow and steady
Hey there Kamando-

Thanks for the thread. I've never heard of Orange Boxx Fabrication. I like the look of their bumpers.
  Topic: Front end overhaul-
vaportrail

Replies: 34
Views: 6108

PostForum: 4x4 Tech   Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:03 am   Subject: Re: Front end overhaul-
[quote="BucketBoy"]

I’ve heard nothing but problems with Desert Rat’s wrenching abilities. I’d avoid giving them a wrench if I were you.[/quote]


Eh-

Mechanics come and go...

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  Topic: Front end overhaul-
vaportrail

Replies: 34
Views: 6108

PostForum: 4x4 Tech   Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:00 pm   Subject: Re: Front end overhaul-
[quote="Jimbolio"]Get some Sonoran steel back there and be done with it. Steve will hook you up. Rock crusher links.
[/quote]


Once again, thanks for the great link-

Rear bump stop upgra ...
  Topic: Front end overhaul-
vaportrail

Replies: 34
Views: 6108

PostForum: 4x4 Tech   Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:18 pm   Subject: Re: Front end overhaul-
That ICON stuff seems quite far out of my price range anyway-

I'm wondering, just what the advantages would be to upgrade the rear links to adjustables. Seems expensive, for what you get...
  Topic: Front end overhaul-
vaportrail

Replies: 34
Views: 6108

PostForum: 4x4 Tech   Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:42 am   Subject: Re: Front end overhaul-
Thanks for the suggestions Jim

I have a unit (wheel) bearing and the control arms I want Brian to rebuild for me later.

I looked at just replacing the OME shocks. but like everything else, ther ...
  Topic: Front end overhaul-
vaportrail

Replies: 34
Views: 6108

PostForum: 4x4 Tech   Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:25 pm   Subject: Re: Front end overhaul-


I'll be using them for alignment.

It drives good, but I know it needs to be adjusted.


My Old man emu rear shocks are leaking, so I'll be planning the rear suspension next.
  Topic: Splash guards-
vaportrail

Replies: 3
Views: 1109

PostForum: 4x4 Tech   Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:58 am   Subject: Re: Splash guards-
OK


RAD rubber it'll be then-
 
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