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Old 06-14-2008, 05:09 PM
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Fawesome!!!

I finally got the slave in the other day and my cousin was in town. She really wanted to go on a ride last time she was up but I was dealing with propane issues. Anyway, since I had it in running order I decided now would be a good time for that ride.

Well, I took off down the hill having a good ole time when I threw it in 2nd gear to cut it right and take off through this field. Well, I heard the most disgusting sound I've heard out of my jeep in a long time. I didn't know what it was so I jumped out b/c I thought it was a driveshaft. Nope. Nothing but what should be there and everything was looking good. Took off again...same noise.

I decided to take the rear cover off this weekend b/c I had a sick feeling in my stomach about that sound. Yep. Gernaded. I broke 2 pinion teeth off and now I won't be heading to the ECI. The ring gear teeth are chipped but I think the detroit is ok. I'll have to get a new set of gears and install kit now. So I guess I just needed to have a pity party. Thanks.

Pics tomorrow.
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I would think boxing would limit the amount the frame could flex over obstacles which I think IMO would be a bad thing. I would think you would want all the articulation possible.
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Old 06-14-2008, 07:06 PM
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Old 06-14-2008, 07:40 PM
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Bummer man :/
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Old 06-14-2008, 07:52 PM
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Dude that blows. Guess I won't be getting those shafts from you at ECI then. Hope the damage ain't too bad.
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Old 06-14-2008, 08:10 PM
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Gears and an install kit will probably run around $350 then I have to find someone to install them. I would but I want to make sure they have a warranty behind them.
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I would think boxing would limit the amount the frame could flex over obstacles which I think IMO would be a bad thing. I would think you would want all the articulation possible.
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Old 06-15-2008, 01:21 AM
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I hope the Detroits OK. The install will prob run the total over 700.

park the Chero on the corner,hold out a massive 44oz big gulp cup for change and a sign that says "ECI or bust. HELP"

I read an article on a guy that worked a full-time job at a law-firm during the day and in the evenings dressed up in tattered rags and worked the 'corners with a coffee cup for 1-year and made over $40,000 in change.

you can do it
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Old 06-15-2008, 06:15 AM
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that blows the big one.

Around here, shops are getting $500 for gearing an axle, some are even less.
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Old 06-15-2008, 08:27 AM
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Pics tomorrow.

Of the cousin or the gears?
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Old 06-15-2008, 10:02 AM
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Old 06-15-2008, 10:24 AM
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Sorry to hear that, hope you can get it back on the road soon.
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Old 06-15-2008, 10:41 AM
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Old 06-15-2008, 01:07 PM
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If it makes you feel any better, I'm spending all my money on shop equipment instead of waggy parts. Air Compressor, Welder, Cutting Torch Assembly, etc. So I can't wheel until I get equipment, fab some stuff, then actually fix my problems.
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Old 06-15-2008, 03:52 PM
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Bummer man, was looking forward to meeting you and seein the Cherk rollin around.
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Old 06-15-2008, 07:46 PM
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If it makes you feel any better, I'm spending all my money on shop equipment instead of waggy parts. Air Compressor, Welder, Cutting Torch Assembly, etc. So I can't wheel until I get equipment, fab some stuff, then actually fix my problems.

That's one of the best things you can do, especially in this hobby.
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Old 06-15-2008, 07:49 PM
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yeah I'm not happy about it. I made the first ECI and haven't made another since. This was going to be a long needed return. Oh well, maybe next year.

Good news is that I found a guy near me (about 20 minutes) and he has done over 1000 gear installs. He said he used to do them for a dealership nearby. He quoted me at $150 Plus, he has a hook up for the gears and master install kit since he used to do so many I may get out for under $500 if I'm lucky. He said that he won't be able to get to it until Monday of next week so the ECI is definitely out but I feel pretty fortunate finding this guy so quick.

Sorry but with Father's Day today I didn 't have time to snap any pics of the pinion or the cousin (she left to go back home ).
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I would think boxing would limit the amount the frame could flex over obstacles which I think IMO would be a bad thing. I would think you would want all the articulation possible.
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I'm not saying lockers don't improve the performance of your rig, just that they're overrated.
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Old 06-17-2008, 02:19 PM
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Sorry but with Father's Day today I didn 't have time to snap any pics of the pinion or the cousin (she left to go back home ).

A dollar to a doughnut says she's a fatty...
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Old 06-17-2008, 08:45 PM
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if you got facebook you can see her. she's 17. Hello jailbait
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I would think boxing would limit the amount the frame could flex over obstacles which I think IMO would be a bad thing. I would think you would want all the articulation possible.
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I'm not saying lockers don't improve the performance of your rig, just that they're overrated.
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Old 06-22-2008, 06:42 PM
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pics are up and yes the 8 track player is mine.... but the snake is free

http://s232.photobucket.com/albums/e...0bolt%20break/

also, I trimmed the bottom of my 14 bolt of while I was at it. It's not the new fancy get 2" cut that everyone is doing now but I don't have the resources to mill the bottom of my axle then weld a 1/2" piece back on. I opted for this. It saved me an inch and took no time at all. We'll see how it does. If it keeps getting hung then the next time it's out I'll go the other route.
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I would think boxing would limit the amount the frame could flex over obstacles which I think IMO would be a bad thing. I would think you would want all the articulation possible.
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I'm not saying lockers don't improve the performance of your rig, just that they're overrated.
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Old 06-22-2008, 07:23 PM
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The rear coil setup looks vaguely familiar from a build-album you had a link to in your sig a while back......is this what the Orange Cherokee has morphed into?

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If your bustin off 14 bolts then it is time for Rockwells.
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