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Just so Avery4jc is not alone here

Discussion in 'Pre-runner | Desert Racing' started by ktmoutfront, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. ktmoutfront

    ktmoutfront Stuck going nowhere fast Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Update.

    A little prep for wheeling season. I don't know what it is about rebuilding shocks, but I just enjoy working on them. Even when one has puked it's guts out all over everything.

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  2. jekquistk5

    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    You should take more pictures! Wiper seals went?
     
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    ktmoutfront Stuck going nowhere fast Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    On the shock that I bent the shaft on. Seal lasted a year. But finally gave up. An O ring started leaking on a rear, so doing that one also.
     
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    So many jokes there...
     
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    ktmoutfront Stuck going nowhere fast Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Only for a demented mind.
     
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    sreidmx Fortify Offroad Vendor

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    It's therapeutic that's why you like it! It's one of my favorite pastimes..
     
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    Aren't we all a little demented here. At least I've always thought so. I pulled into a shell station and the attendant said I've blown a seal,I said leave my personal life out of it and fix the damn thing
     
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    ktmoutfront Stuck going nowhere fast Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I rebuilt the 2 shocks. New seals and fluid throughout. Wierd thing is, the right front corner sat 2" or so too high.???????

    Figured something was hung up. Could not find anything. I did not turn the preload ring. Did not switch front to back as I did them one at a time.

    2 years ago, I had to run the preload ring down to level the truck because I assumed a coil was going bad. Never messed with it even when I changed the bent shaft. Could not figure out what was wrong.

    Finally ran the preload ring up to match the other side and everything is level. No idea why it did this.

    Also fixed the trans adapter bolts that kept coming loose. Was going to put longer bolts and capture nuts in. Not enough clearance on the back side for a nut. So lock washer and locktite will have to do.

    Also used my new, as of August, wire clamp tool on a weepy power steering line. Screw type clamps always left a flat spot in the hose. So the tube was always wet. Worked great.

    All of the bags have been organized and packed. Took pictures so I know what is in each bag.

    Ready for Moab memorial weekend.
     
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    Ready for Moab.

    Wish I could say the same about Dune Fest, my by-passes look as oily as those in the picture
     
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    My coilovers are still in a box, and my links are made of PVC. :doah:
     
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    You guys had better get on it.
     
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    Putting in 2-3 hrs a night while keeping wife and kids happy.

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    PVC links should be fine it's only sand, and don't even worry about a hood. It's all good
     
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    ktmoutfront Stuck going nowhere fast Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    If you wrap them with duct tape, you can go faster.
     
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    Yah hood is the last priority.
     
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    I thought it was zip ties?
     
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    Adds too much weight when completely covered for strength.
     
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    I thought wood screws were used for rigidity??
     
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    After 2 runs at the local off road park, and nothing fell off, I'll be glad to be out of the cold and wind. Ready for some warmth.

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    Leaving for Moab Thursday morning.
     
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