My Jeep JKU

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Jay
Langford
My Jeep JKU

It's a 08 Sport model. bought stock 1.5 years ago. now on 37" MTR's, and a pieced together 5.5" lift.
Wheel it almost every weekend with a group of friends. Has some dents and definitely the paint is screwed. gave up on the trail skinz. we run mostly quad trails.

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Jay
Langford

few wheelin pics

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Jas
Langford/Duncan

Nice to see its well used. In a few years I hope to upgrade to something newer as well.

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Shane
Alberni Valley

Looks killer! Is that custom door armour?

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Jay
Langford

I just blew the clutch on the trail a month ago too. towed it back from cowichan and swapped the clutch in the driveway. that sucked

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Jay
Langford

its just magnets that stick on to try and protect your paint. pain in the ass though, dont use them anymore

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John Dow
USA

great shots! awesome photos of your ride

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Jas
Langford/Duncan

Hey Jay
Nice meeting ya.
Hope you get your axle fixed up soon. I was riding with Lee in his jeep.

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Jay
Langford

Thanks buddy, will do as quick as i can find one for a good price.

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Jay
Langford

new stub shaft is here, along with a spare one for future snappage. LOL
spicer U joints as well. will fix it all up tomorrow night maybe.

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Jay
Langford

also added a fold down table to the inside of the tailgate today. good for trail lunches. will hold the camp stove, or the buns and condiments or anything really. LOL just had th estuff laying around the garage.

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Jas
Langford/Duncan

Pretty simple and it works.

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Larry
Nanaimo

The first of a few over the weekend. Good to meet you Jay.

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Jay
Langford

You Too
For everyone else, that was winching my tie rod back off my diff. LOL
then the next day i Broke a rear d44 axle shaft and a front drive shaft at the same time.
was a great weekend
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Jas
Langford/Duncan

You quite good at braking parts LOL
I need to get out and break something. Havent driven in a while :(

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Jay
Langford

New top today.
to good of a deal to pass up
only had a hard top or the bikini top. nice to be able to put the rear windows in when its raining or on the dusty FSR roads.

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Jay
Langford

when you play hard you break shit! lol
its part of the fun.

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Jay
Langford

Rear end was making some noise, pulled the cover yesterday and foun the pinion gear is screwed. out of the 14 teeth, i have 6 good ones. LOL
looks like a re gear to 4:88 is coming sooner then expected

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Jas
Langford/Duncan

I just bought a complete running parts jeep.
These things do happen.

At least you got a good attitude about it. Shit brakes , upgrade.

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Jay
Langford

so yesterday the front ring and pinion decided to go an hour after the rear gave it up for good. LOL.

you can see all the metal at the bottom of the diff in the one pic. the other pic is after we towed it back from sooke and it was grinding the whole way back till the ring gear was like a disc

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Jas
Langford/Duncan

Careful doing that. Could have locked up on you. Had it happen to me in a car. Not fun.

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Jay
Langford

nope, i pulled the diff cover, so any chunks of meta just fell out. LOL

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Jas
Langford/Duncan

Hahah pretty smart.

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Larry
Nanaimo

So what's going back in there?

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Jay
Langford

front and rear Yukon 4:88 gears.

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Larry
Nanaimo

Good choice.

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Jay
Langford

So i managed to get the Jeep rolling in rear wheel drive the other day. till i get my gearing done.
I started the day at 11 and the jeep was on stands with o wheels and two blown diffs. i managed to get the front wheels mounted and its just a empty housing for now. the rear i completely swapped out a full rear end for another one that works. Now to do the gears in the original diff with some new 4:88's.
It was a lot of work and along day for doing it solo.

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Jay
Langford

Turns out the diff i through under it has 4:10 gears, works a bit better then the 3:73.
Today i will give installing the gears a go in the rear d44. should be easier to do on a set of stands then in the jeep.

The rear d44 with the 4:10 is for sale. i would like to keep the axle shafts for spares, but for the right price i could let it all go.

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Nick ,.mm
Victoria

you have patience, after axles breaking like that. I would have just went one tons. I know that day will happen for me and ill just have to cave and buy a dana60 to replace the 44 and a 14 ff to replace the semi floating rear i have. But having 1500-2000 to drop on axles isnt the easiest thing. I know nothing about jeeps really, just had friends who wheeled them with me, what size front axle are they running? I know in the chevy world we have 10 bolt front differentials which are basically exact to a d44 and a 10 bolt rear axle as well. ( biggest POS ever for the rear ) but after 35s they tend to break pretty easy if you giver some jam on the trails.

Thing looks nice though! And seems to have fun! Maybe ill see ya out there sometime!

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Nick ,.mm
Victoria

P.s Driveway wrenching photos make me miss my old place. I gotta rent a nice house again and get me some space! Nothing beats beers and tools on a sunny day

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Jay
Langford

The Sports and saharas come with a read D44 and a front d30
rubis come with front and rear d44's

The front d30's are sort of a hybrid d30/44 though. same tubes just different pumpkin

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Nick ,.mm
Victoria

same axle shaft thickness also, or just the housings the same?

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Erik
lake cowichan

i wish i could be like you! Can i make you my hero buddy?
LoL

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Erik
lake cowichan

get her done wheeling saturday!

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