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Old 11-03-2012, 09:01 PM   #1786
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tj gas tank fix

My 05 ruby lj just started doing this. My temp solution is to listen for the sound as the tank gets full and note the galon amount, then slowly finish the fill up. JP magazine had a reader write in about this and will be publishing a solution in the JP '13 issue.
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:20 AM   #1787
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I wouldn't go over 33" with a D35. Was he locked up?
Yep it was locked, the amount of abuse it took to break that shaft was laughable. I have read many a forum horror story about D35 axle failures, and after witnessing this one first hand, I think with any reasonable respect for your rig and a little finesse they are fine for 90% of offroaders.

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Old 11-05-2012, 10:10 AM   #1788
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Yep it was locked, the amount of abuse it took to break that shaft was laughable. I have read many a forum horror story about D35 axle failures, and after witnessing this one first hand, I think with any reasonable respect for your rig and a little finesse they are fine for 90% of offroaders.

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Yeah, the only time I blew an axle in my YJ with a D35 was going up Walker Hill on the Rubicon while still geared at 4.10 with the 4 banger. I didn't know how to drive very well at the time and just plain gave too much skinny pedal with too high gearing for 33" tires.

This is why I love the 4 to 1 gearing of the T case in the JK as I was actually on the brakes at times during climbs the gearing is so low.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:41 PM   #1789
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:13 PM   #1790
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Took the Jeep out for a little light off road fun this weekend.



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Old 11-06-2012, 07:15 PM   #1791
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:13 AM   #1792
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Yep it was locked, the amount of abuse it took to break that shaft was laughable. I have read many a forum horror story about D35 axle failures, and after witnessing this one first hand, I think with any reasonable respect for your rig and a little finesse they are fine for 90% of offroaders.

YMMV
I call BS. JF members claim you can run 42's with a welded stock D35 and not break them

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Can't wait until tonight. Supposed to rain a lot, time to go out Jeeping!!!!!
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:29 AM   #1793
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Ended up trading the vintage CJ-5 for something a little more modern.

Needs bigger tires and a lift badly, the stock leafs are flat and the street tires suck out on the trail.
Digging up an oldish post...

They were flat from the factory
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:56 AM   #1794
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Digging up an oldish post...

They were flat from the factory
Damn I did not know that! I should be picking up my BDS 2" Leafs tomorrow. Hopefully it still rides as good as the tired stock leaves and worn out shocks. Either way it should be waaay smoother than the superlifted '66 CJ5
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:21 AM   #1795
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A lot of people like the BDS leafs. OME and RE are also favorites, good high quality kits that ride like stock.

I plan to upgrade to one of those lifts eventually... (probably an RE lift since it's the least expensive..)
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:32 AM   #1796
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A lot of people like the BDS leafs. OME and RE are also favorites, good high quality kits that ride like stock.

I plan to upgrade to one of those lifts eventually... (probably an RE lift since it's the least expensive..)
SPRING OVER!!!!!

I went through 2 sets of the RE standard leaves. Very flexy, but I don't think lasted very long as the rears developed an "S" after only a couple years of trail use. And that is with the powerhouse 4 squirrel chaser.

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Old 11-08-2012, 08:38 PM   #1797
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An "S" shape indicates axle wrap... Have you tried mounting up a Traction (Ladder) bar?

I've seen axle wrap with a 4 cylinder SOA before, so it's not unheard of.
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:01 PM   #1798
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An "S" shape indicates axle wrap... Have you tried mounting up a Traction (Ladder) bar?

I've seen axle wrap with a 4 cylinder SOA before, so it's not unheard of.
Sold the YJ a few years ago. I'm on to the JKUR now. I don't think I could ever go back in terms of comfort.
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:56 AM   #1799
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You don't buy a Jeep for comfort?

Guess it's all a matter of personal preference, I've driven in a handful of JK's and JKU's... They feel like cheap cheap plastic to me.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:43 PM   #1800
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You don't buy a Jeep for comfort?

Guess it's all a matter of personal preference, I've driven in a handful of JK's and JKU's... They feel like cheap cheap plastic to me.
Compared to a YJ, they are a Rolls Royce. Now if you are talking pre 2011, I agree to a degree. However, the interior redesign for 2011 made a HUGE difference. Then the new motor in 2012 and it actually is a heck of a nice car, not just a Jeep. And look a few pages back and you'll see I actually use it as well...

We just finished a family camping trip this weekend towing the fully loaded Evolution pop up (~2700 lbs as we had it loaded) and got 18 mpg on the way back. I barely got that with my YJ by itself, and I couldn't have kept up with the JKUR.

Plus I had the comfort of heated seats, GPS, Sat Radio, a hard top, etc. to make it infinitely more comfy than when I towed a single bike cross country with my YJ. My perspective is that I'm spoiled. :)
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