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 on: Today at 05:10:59 AM 
Started by zorproducts - Last post by BamaRob
The best gear tool I've found is http://www.grimmjeeper.com/gears.html.

It has two columns with forms where you can compare side-by-side setups.  I like to enter all stock entries on the left, including 205/70R15 tires, then click "Copy form" to fill in the right.  Then, play with different t-case, differential, and tire size on the right to see how it compares to stock numbers.

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 on: Today at 05:03:38 AM 
Started by blountsvilledude - Last post by blountsvilledude
Yes I have learned that the z-link is not the best. I am saving to purchase the rock smasher steering from zuks off road. I think it will be perfect for my setup. I also read where the knuckle seals being worn can cause this problem.

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 on: May 23, 2020, 10:36:33 PM 
Started by blountsvilledude - Last post by Tater72958
Check the king pin bearing and front axle angles.   Angles are key. 
The z link doesnít help.  I had one on my 87.  Had death wobble and bump steer.  I tried and checked everything to get rid of the death wobble.  Finally got a drop pitman arm and it went away.  Itís back now but I changed tires and havenít had them balanced yet.  Also have a wheel bearing going out.

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 on: May 22, 2020, 11:04:05 AM 
Started by zorproducts - Last post by shawnevans77
Finally getting around to putting my bumper in a box together... that was easy. Should have done that sooner. Just have to take it off, weld it out and paint. I like the simple look.

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 on: May 21, 2020, 06:45:56 AM 
Started by zorproducts - Last post by tomtraubertsblues
I have been fiddling with gear calculations this morning and not sure I understand how to properly read them. At this point I am doing 55 in 5th gear at about 4000 RPM (also in 4th gear at 3000rpm I am doing about 35mph). I am wondering if that sounds correct?

My set up:
I have an earlier samurai transmission
4.16 gears in transfer case
5.125 in diffs
31" tires

A gearing calculator that I think confirms that this would be normal based on my set up.
https://www.zuwharrie.com/gearing.php

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 on: May 21, 2020, 06:40:09 AM 
Started by zorproducts - Last post by tomtraubertsblues
Thanks! Let me know how your rock smasher paint job turns out and what you used. Iím going to be painting mine when I get it and will be also painting a new bumper soon too. Iíve got some various paint rigs I could use but will likely go the rattle can route. Will definitely wipe everything down with solvent first and put a base coat of etching primer first.

That's exactly what I did. I sanded quickly with 80 grit, wiped with solvent (I ran out so it may not have gotten everything off), rattle can of self etching primer, and then flat black. I needed it done last night so I only did two coats of primer and 2 coats of paint. I know heim joints are not DOT approved so I figured black would not draw attention to it.

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 on: May 20, 2020, 07:39:26 PM 
Started by zorproducts - Last post by 1badmotorfinger
Thanks! Let me know how your rock smasher paint job turns out and what you used. Iím going to be painting mine when I get it and will be also painting a new bumper soon too. Iíve got some various paint rigs I could use but will likely go the rattle can route. Will definitely wipe everything down with solvent first and put a base coat of etching primer first.

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 on: May 20, 2020, 02:28:52 PM 
Started by zorproducts - Last post by tomtraubertsblues
Looking nice! I am painting my rock smasher tonight with hopes of installing it friday. It looks and feels super beefy. And, in reality, not much more expensive than trying to find a more stock unit.
Went down to the Verde Valley yesterday and My had a taper reamer he loaned me!!!


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 on: May 20, 2020, 03:09:06 AM 
Started by zorproducts - Last post by heavysquad
Atta boy!

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 on: May 18, 2020, 08:04:32 PM 
Started by 1badmotorfinger - Last post by 1badmotorfinger
yes
Nice. Can you share any details at all on how you did it as well as any gotchas to look out for?

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