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 Post subject: work on gumby
 Post Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:17 pm 
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well i finally have been able to work on the wobble i have had on gumby since i boxed in my lower ctrl arms. thought it was the ball joints and i found that both uppers were worn so i replaced all 4 with spicer's from baseline( txs guys), also found out both my wheel hub units are sloppy, the right way worse then the left, philbert and i just replaced them just over 2 yrs ago, 1 i bought off of ebay for $50(yr warr) the other from auto zone for $70(yr warr)
does this seem like a short time for wheel hubs to last ?,taking into consideration i D.D way more then i wheel? or is it i am getting what i am paying for? are the more expensive ones better even though the warranty is still only a year?
so i found 2 wheel hubs on ebay for$ 81.70 ( free shipping 2-6 days) which is pretty good considering auto zone wanted $70 each and napa/baseline wanted $105.00 ea.
this will be an easy swap considering i just had it all apart replacinig the ball joints, and tim hartman( neighbor owns a 2000 yj 2.5 ltr) letting me use his air
anyway just thought i would share some, going to be looking for some 33" tires here pretty soon used or new not sure depends on finances, anybody know of some good deals let me know

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 Post subject: Re: work on gumby
 Post Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:35 pm 
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Sure that 2000 YJ ain't a TJ Boogers and shit!!

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 Post subject: Re: work on gumby
 Post Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:30 pm 
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or maybe he put on the "good" headlights. LOL!


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 Post subject: Re: work on gumby
 Post Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:51 pm 
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maybe i got the year wrong, but he still has square headlights and a great jeeper attitude

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 Post subject: Re: work on gumby
 Post Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:04 pm 
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unfortunately no one makes lifetime warranty hubs/wheel bearings. Our jeeps seem to eat them up pretty quickly.

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 Post subject: Re: work on gumby
 Post Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:07 am 
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yea i here ya nick was just trying to get some info on the difference between the prices, cheap price as to expensive

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 Post subject: Re: work on gumby
 Post Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:55 pm 
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I went through 3 of them before my axle swap. I've owned my Jeep for 8 years, and (was) DD'ing it for 90% of that time. For the last few years, I would only get out and wheel it a couple of times per year.

As mentioned above, they get eaten pretty quickly. Bigger tires exasperate that problem.

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 Post subject: Re: work on gumby
 Post Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:53 am 
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I have seen several of the cheaper brands come in to be warrantied, but i'd honestly say most of those were installer related...you MUST torque them to the proper spec if you want them to last

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 Post subject: Re: work on gumby
 Post Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 2:02 am 
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ya I can't really say mine goes through them like crazy Boogers and shit!!

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 Post subject: Re: work on gumby
 Post Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:59 pm 
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txs 4 the input guys/ nick - will def get torque specs from my shop manual when i do them!
i guess i prolly should have mentioned that i do have a lower ctr arm mount on the axle, on the drivers side that is bent. DAMN TREE!!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: work on gumby
 Post Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:00 pm 
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txs 4 the input guys/ nick - will def get torque specs from my shop manual when i do them!
i guess i prolly should have mentioned that i do have a lower ctr arm mount on the axle, on the drivers side that is bent. DAMN TREE!!!!!

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