South-West Utah RME November Trip - Sand Hollow, UT - Jared Boren Memorial Run

Greg

Wanderlusting
Admin
#81
Do we know if the driveshaft needs lengthened or shortened? Or do we just need to get the yoke swapped out?
I'm not sure if the old DS needs any work or not, the XJ needs to be set on the ground and measured. I don't know if the Sterlings pinion size and length are longer than the previous axle.
 

kmboren

Well-Known Member
Location
Southern Utah
#82

I Lean

Mbryson's hairdresser
Supporting Vendor
Location
Utah
#83
I'm not sure if the old DS needs any work or not, the XJ needs to be set on the ground and measured. I don't know if the Sterlings pinion size and length are longer than the previous axle.
The driveshaft was a few inches too long at full droop, so yeah--it'll need shortening also.
 

Herzog

somewhat damaged
Admin
Location
Kamas, UT
#89
I have a nice MORE tcase mount for an XJ laying around that I could donate to this project. I’d just have to locate it... if it’s of any help. It’s a poly block unit that I ran on my XJ and the buggy after. It’s in great condition
 

pkrfctr

Registered User
Location
Spanish Fork, UT
#94
Ok talked withTattons. They are open and willing to see what they can do to help. They asked me to call back once i have better details of what we need. I let them know that would be after trail hero. I'll put a call i to Adams too, hes always been awesome for us at w4x4j.
 

I Lean

Mbryson's hairdresser
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Location
Utah
#96
Ryan and I spent a few more hours on Kevin's XJ yesterday. As of last night, the rear axle is complete. ARB plumbing done, rear locker operates as it should. Gear oil filled. Brake line re-flared and attached, could use one more mount up on the truss somewhere, just since it's a long line. Brakes bled, and took it for a test-drive around the parking lot. :cool: Both bump stop mounts welded in, and one bump installed. (other side was too hot to paint, so it will wait)

The brakes work OK, but do feel strange. I don't know if it's due to air still remaining in the lines, or simply the big 1-ton brakes and a stock XJ master cylinder. The brakes could also use some attention--the rear pads are really thin at least.

At this point, I think we're a driveline away from this thing being offroad-able.
 

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#97
Ryan and I spent a few more hours on Kevin's XJ yesterday. As of last night, the rear axle is complete. ARB plumbing done, rear locker operates as it should. Gear oil filled. Brake line re-flared and attached, could use one more mount up on the truss somewhere, just since it's a long line. Brakes bled, and took it for a test-drive around the parking lot. :cool: Both bump stop mounts welded in, and one bump installed. (other side was too hot to paint, so it will wait)

The brakes work OK, but do feel strange. I don't know if it's due to air still remaining in the lines, or simply the big 1-ton brakes and a stock XJ master cylinder. The brakes could also use some attention--the rear pads are really thin at least.

At this point, I think we're a driveline away from this thing being offroad-able.
Awesome! I'll see if I can get an update on the driveline today.
For future reference on the brakes- I wonder if the J8 booster will fit an xj? thats what I run and it rocks for the 1 ton axles and brakes, took them from squishy to rock solid. If not the J8 booster I'm sure there are other ones for the xj. Something to look into after the memorial run.
 

Jinx

when in doubt, upgrade!
Location
So Jordan, Utah
#98
Awesome! I'll see if I can get an update on the driveline today.
For future reference on the brakes- I wonder if the J8 booster will fit an xj? thats what I run and it rocks for the 1 ton axles and brakes, took them from squishy to rock solid. If not the J8 booster I'm sure there are other ones for the xj. Something to look into after the memorial run.
I am available to pick up the driveline from GRS and run it down to Agility Customs if needed today. :D
 

kmboren

Well-Known Member
Location
Southern Utah
Thanks everyone. You have been so incredibly.

On the brakes I am aware that I need to do something different. Wasn't aware of it but now surprised until someone made me aware. I have read that if I go to a newer XJ master cylinder then go to a late 90s dodge 2500-3500 booster it works great. As long as they work some then that will have to do for now?
 
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