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The Getaway...Crom's build and adventures

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Crom, Feb 11, 2015.

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    Fuk, there what a guy on here looking for those wheels
     
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    The thread itself doesn't seem to get a lot of traction. Doesn't help that the title isn't very descriptive. I had to search twice for it before I found it even though I knew what I was looking for. That's why it pays to be clear when you're trying to sell something. Can't tell the condition of the wheels because of the lousy derp-job, but I know shipping wheels kills a deal for the most part and risks damage if not packaged properly (which the average seller will most likely fail to do).
     
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  4. Oct 6, 2016 at 8:54 AM
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    We could post it in the Jerzy Shore Douchefest thread.
    No, wait, fuck those guys.
     
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  5. Oct 6, 2016 at 8:59 AM
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    So my wife just sent this reminder, 2 years ago today at Zion. I mean Bryce.
    I shall return!
     
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  6. Oct 6, 2016 at 9:26 AM
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    :thumbsup: :hattip:
     
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  7. Oct 6, 2016 at 10:31 AM
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    Yeah the wheels are Bad Ass!! Thanks for the feedback on the Drilling. I'll use the same method when drilling the hood mounts for the Hood struts. Drill Bit wrapped with Electrical tape or actually use the Drill guide accessory that in most cases is never used. It always gets kicked to the curb! Need to pickup some of that 1/8" foam tape. Walmart and AMAZON are showing the same price For the Astro. Harbor Freight has a rivnut tool but I'm going with the Astro. Put my Bf Goodrich Rugged fails on CL at Lunch time today and they sold in less than 10 minutes! Here's the truck with the New Tar package. These Falkens are super Quite, I would say the equivalent to Highway Tars. Thanks Again Nick! Your Trucks Looking Awesome! :cheers:
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  8. Oct 6, 2016 at 10:46 AM
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    @Crom - Nick did you end up adding a New TPMS to the New spare?
     
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  9. Oct 6, 2016 at 10:47 AM
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    Crom [OP] 2/3 way thru. I'll be back OCT 23, 2021

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    Rebuilt drive shaft is in!

    Prior to installing I thoroughly inpsected the new u-joints. The joints at the ends of the shaft had some pressure in them that I didn't like. This is a side effect of pressing them in. To relive the pressure I used a heavy narrow punch and hammer to strike the inside edges "ears" of the shaft. It worked. U-joints turn easier. Other than that, I can find nothing not to like about the work I had done. I marked everything with paint, even the orientation of the band clips on the slip yoke boot cover. Everything went back together exactly as it had come out.

    Installed and tested up to 50 mph. So far I'm very pleased.

    I will measure drive line angles quite soon and report back.

    [​IMG]

    One thing that I've learned from reading is that before torquing the bolts of the center support bearing (CSB), it's important to make sure it's dead center. If not, then a compound angle will be introduced into the driveline potentially causing unwanted vibrations. My CSB could move about 3/8" left or right.

    One solution is to measure using a string.

    I tied a string around the zerk at the rear axle.
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    Then pull the end of the string so it's dead center with the zerk at the transfer case.
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    Now observing the CSB, use the hole in the bottom as a guide to find centerline, and finally torque bolts proper.
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    I'm really glad it's back in, and I didn't kill myself. :)
     
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  10. Oct 6, 2016 at 10:58 AM
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    Crom [OP] 2/3 way thru. I'll be back OCT 23, 2021

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    Torquing Drive Shaft bolts proper. (65 ft.lbf)

    Our owners manual calls for checking DS bolt torque every 30K as a standard maintenance item as far as I remember (AFAIR) lol.

    I personally know only one person who's done this. In my experience mine never moved from factory after 69K miles.

    Anyways, the point is if you have ever tried, it's not possible to get a torque wrench in there, not enough room. So the solution is a torque wrench adapter. I bought a cheapie from Amazon for $10 so I could get the job done.

    Here is the bad boy attached to a 1/2" to 3/8" drive adapter, and my Harbor Frieght torque wrench, and yes I trust the wrench!!!

    Now without getting complicated, if the torque adapter is 90* to the shaft of the torque wrench then no engineering formula is required to compensate.

    Just set to 65 ft.lbf and get in there and torque it solid.


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    Worked like a dream.

    Oh and I had to use a cheater pipe to hold the nut / bolt head.
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    Harbor Freight 3 ton jack handle is perfect!!! Winning!!! Leverage for days, weeks, months!!! lol
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    After everything was checked twice, I used my white paint pen and indexed everything, so if anything moves, I'll know at a glance.
     
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    Thats the kind of attention to detail that really really stands out to me!
     
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  12. Oct 6, 2016 at 11:03 AM
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    Crom [OP] 2/3 way thru. I'll be back OCT 23, 2021

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    EDIT: I was wrong. DS bolts are M11x1.0

    Here is something I found that I don't understand.

    The rear drive shaft bolts are not pure metric and not USS either, unless I'm completely misunderstanding...

    They measured perfectly 7/16 diameter, 1-5/8" long, and appear to be 28 or 24 thread pitch. Yet the head is 14mm though. That seems strange to me!

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  13. Oct 6, 2016 at 11:13 AM
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    Crom [OP] 2/3 way thru. I'll be back OCT 23, 2021

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    Thanks Chad. :)

    The paint pen is a good trick. If you look closely at the bolts/nuts in my past photos, almost all have them red or white paint pen treatment. Basically anything that gets touched by me that I deem vital for the truck.

    On the day the drive shaft went in I told my oldest kid and she said I want to see it! She had seen it laying in the garage for over a week so she knew what it was. Onto the creeper she went and under the truck she disappeared. Then after a few minutes the questions started. Dad, did you paint this? She saw the white paint. This blue thing, is that new? (u-joint). Yes. Did you clean the DS? It's so clean. lol. She understands that the the DS spins and turns gears which makes the wheels move. She knows that much. Anyways just something fun that happened in my day!
     
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    Thats awesome!!!!! :thumbsup:

    You are raising em right so to speak!
     
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    Crom [OP] 2/3 way thru. I'll be back OCT 23, 2021

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    Truck looks great. Good call on the drill stops. Something I need to incorporate into my future work. :thumbsup:

    Negative. Standard rubber valve stem. :)

    :thumbsup:
     
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    Need to do this. I remember you telling me about this.
     
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    Awesome man! Been struggling with this!
     
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    Thanks! Cool Deal on the valve stem. I'll be adding a spare. Good info!
     
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    Crom [OP] 2/3 way thru. I'll be back OCT 23, 2021

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    Totally awesome! I'm craving getting outside again.

    Soon...

    Welcome! :)
     
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    What's the ETA on the new rear bumper? I can only assume it is soon since you are prepped. Looking forward to the install/report!
     
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