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 PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 8:48 pm 

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ditch the gay H2s

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 PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 11:46 pm 

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ditch the gay H2s


paint them black :thumb:


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 PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 11:58 pm 
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i think it looks pretty good with the h2 on there. hey but i like the other truck you have that on met you on m59 with you have some nice suv


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I like the H2's :thumb:

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 PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2007 8:34 am 
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It may end up with non-blingy gray ones. I might put the chrome ones on the XJ when it gets its new axles in a week or so. I thought the chrome ones would look better on the Suburban since it has some chrome and the XJ has none at all.

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 PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2007 7:04 pm 

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I would leave it as is. If anything maybe just some spacers on the back to match the front stance. :thumb:

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I say you use trailnig as a hood ornament. :popcorn:

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Two bee ore knot tubey. That is the question.


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 PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 7:06 pm 
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Got front leaf spring bushings and a set of Moog camber adjustment kits for the front axle ordered today, so I hope to have those 2 issues wrapped up on Friday and have the truck "parts run ready" by the weekend.

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 PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 11:37 am 
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I forgot to mention that the BDS bushings are blue to match the truck. :woot:

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 PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 4:56 pm 
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Yes. BDS did a special production run just for me.

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Yes. BDS did a special production run just for me.


I call BS. I had BDS blue urethane spring eye bushings on my blue Samurai


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Zook94 wrote:
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Yes. BDS did a special production run just for me.


I call BS. I had BDS blue urethane spring eye bushings on my blue Samurai


You stole some of my bushings!

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Yes. BDS did a special production run just for me.


I call BS. I had BDS blue urethane spring eye bushings on my blue Samurai


You stole some of my bushings!


Yep, I borrowed your time machine. I got those springs and bushings in 1995. Lucky I got them back to you in time.


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 PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 9:12 pm 
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So anyway, Moog kingpin camber adjustment kits are the shit, although fairly expensive. I was cut a break and charged a decent chunk less than the MSRP of $200 each. The kit itself is not very complicated and a certain machinist we know could probably make these things without much trouble.

They are very easy to install. Disassembly of the outers is not required at all - only the lower kingpin joint. The packaging says +/- 1.5° of adjustment, but it sure did look like a lot more than that when the cam bolt was being cycled. I asked Justin set it at its max in one direction to bring the bottoms of the knuckles as outboard as possible and they're now actually too far out, so the tire appears to be leaning in slightly. This is fine, as it means they have sufficient range for the alignment shop to achieve the optimal initial camber setting. It can then be fine-tuned based on tire wear.

The only thing I didn't like about the kit is how far it protrudes from the bottom of the lower joint. There's also an unprotected grease fitting on the end of it that I'm sure will collect dirt if left uncovered. I'm going to try and find some kind of rubber cap to put over the whole thing. Pics tomorrow at the alignment shop.

The blue bushings look pretty. :woot: Front sway bar is disconnected pending the arrival of sway bar bushing spacers/relocation kit that will reposition the sway bar slightly rearward and allow it to bolt back up to the spring plates correctly. We had a hell of a time reattaching them when the front axle was installed. It was decently preloaded when attached to the spring plates due to the lift springs having moved the plates farther away from their original position. This was a big factor in the front suspension hitting really hard when encountering even rather small bumps in the road. The ride home was much smoother and quieter.

Just about all the rear brake hardware (except for the drums) is getting replaced due to missing parts, the 14b SF e-brake cables not being compatible, and shoe contamination from bad inner hub seals.

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 PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:50 pm 
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Front wheel fell off on the highway over the weekend. :woot: Put wheel back on and re-torqued the rest. Other front wheel was loosened up, too. :eek:

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UOC?

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 PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:06 pm 
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That's where the wheels were last put on, but I don't blame them for anything at all. I drove like 1500 miles since then with a lot of towing and weak rear brakes due to leaking hub seals. The fronts have seen a lot of temperature change and I did not check/re-torque the lugs. Its just the nature of aluminum rims and I'll just have to get in the habit of checking them.

Looks like the only casualty was the grease fitting on the lower kingpin adjuster. Pics in Pub thread on Michigan jeepers.

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 PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 9:47 am 
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My H2's have never fallen off, and I'm kinda hard on mine.

A lot of stock aluminum wheels on the road these days that don't have to be checked very often.

Just saying, I would sue and take it all.

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 PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:05 am 
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i thought the alignment shop had it after them

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 PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 11:49 am 
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My H2's have never fallen off, and I'm kinda hard on mine.

A lot of stock aluminum wheels on the road these days that don't have to be checked very often.

Just saying, I would sue and take it all.


I never had a problem with them on my Ram, but I didn't drive it with H2's to the extent that I drive the Suburban.



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i thought the alignment shop had it after them


Casey, what do you need to be on the vehicle in order to perform an alignment?

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 PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 11:59 am 
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i dont understand the question but i thought the alignment shop put some caster shims or something on there for you last we talked and thats how you fixed the problem you were having. my guess would be who ever put the tires on used a impact gun and did not check the torque as should be done with aluminum rims, i had that problem alot with my H2's coming loose, if you look at pictures of my jeep with the h2's there are always lugnuts missing.

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 PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:24 pm 
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i dont understand the question but i thought the alignment shop put some caster shims or something on there for you last we talked and thats how you fixed the problem you were having.


You need the wheels and tires to be on the vehicle in order to perform an alignment. :slap:

And why would I have caster shims installed to correct a camber problem?

I never told you the alignment shop installed anything, you silly man. They performed the alignment and set the camber to what I specified after some scribbling of geometry on paper and some test drives. The wheels and tires never left the vehicle while it was at the alignment shop.

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 PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:55 pm 
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I've accomplished just about nothing new on the vehicle in the past few months, but the 20w50 + 1 quart of Lucas has apparently extended its life decently and by golly its been hauling & towing everything that has been asked of it.

I did manage to secure some ceramic-coated BBC headers from the correct generation pickup for it, as well as a blingy chrome step bumper (that doesn't look too 80's) to replace the dented one currently on it. Also had the tail lights die, which resulted in a ticket way the hell out in Mason, which I promptly forgot about. That evolved into a $145 fine that I paid today. I did get the lights fixed, though. Bought a side-by-side 4-pin/7-pin kit and had a lot of the crappy wiring and non-weatherproof butt connectors replaced. Much better. :thumb:

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 PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:25 pm 
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Updates:

Trans crapped out. Cracked sun shell. Trans rebuilt.

Spindle nut retainer failed. Spindle bearings & hub trashed. 14bFF pulled. 14bSF swapped in.

D60 coming out shortly in favor of 10b in case someone wants to buy either the truck or the 1-tons seperately.

I now have another TBI 454 that I am going to attempt to install by Spring.

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