janesy86

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About janesy86

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    Mall Crawler
  • Birthday 07/04/1986

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    Beverly, MA

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    Jeep Wrangler YJ "Newtons Finest"
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    Mass Mudders

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  1. janesy86

    Newton's Finest: Part II

    Matching back seat to replace the ratty old one I sold to a buddy. Front harness bar up next. corbeau 1 by Nick Janes, on Flickr corbeau 2 by Nick Janes, on Flickr
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    I think it's Tuesday

    This. I don't think I've ever cooked without a drink in hand.
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    TJ Rubicon Rear Locker

    That's the air bladder thing/locker actuator, not sure if it come with the plate that has the tabs on it, but it might. I just swapped a Yukon Grizzly in. I broke one of the tabs off and the plate slid around and wouldn't stay engaged. If it's locked up, my guess would be that the plunger/sensor is on the wrong side of the actuator and causing it to lock up. If the actuator/bladder is busted it wouldn't lock.
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    TJ Rubicon Rear Locker

    It doesn't move much, but you should be able to tell if it's moving in and out. It pushes on a plate with 4 tabs on it that engage/lock the locker. The rear is also a LSD when unlocked so hopefully not something in there. If it comes to it, I have a spare front locker sitting in my shed, that could probably be used for parts or whatnot. That plate with the tabs got a little busted and found one of the tabs stuck to the diff magnet, but should only need that one part to make it functional. Its yours if you need it.
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    TJ Rubicon Rear Locker

    You might be able to tell if the locker air bladder plate is pushed toward the center of the diff but it’s super easy to pull the carrier. Just pop off the air line and pull it out. Just watch where the shims are side to side obviously but straight forward besides the simple air line. What I did to keep the plunger/sensor on the right side of the locker was to tie a piece of string to a toothpick cut down and placed in there to keep it extended. I found this out the hard way with my front when I did new inner axle seals. And had to pull the carrier as when I went to drive away the front was all bound up and locked. Just helped my buddy the other week with his seals and did the trick again, but rear should be just the same.
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    It's 7:33 Monday

    Haha. I’ll keep that in mind.
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    TJ Rubicon Rear Locker

    When putting the carrier in was the plunger pulled in toward the center of the diff? If it’s not it will push on the air bladder and keep the locker locked.
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    Newton's Finest: Part II

    Thanks again John. I really am diggin' this rig. Its just so simple and stout. Can take a beating offroad but still cruise around town. Thanks!
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    It's 7:33 Monday

    Busy weekend. Was my son's 2nd birthday, so we had a party at the house with family and friends Saturday, yesterday hit a couple playgrounds and got him ice cram. I ended up finishing his cone and probably shouldn't have since I now seem to get sick after eating ice cram, so needless to say, I'm working from home today.
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    Newton's Finest: Part II

    Sorry to disappoint... haha
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    Newton's Finest: Part II

    That leads us up to now. I have a couple things I need to address from the last trip out. I need to set up the bump stops so that the tie rod can't get into the oil pan again, as it was able to dent it just enough that a rod hit and sounded as if the engine was knocking. I replaced the oil pan, so that's taken care of, but bump stops are next up. NF6 by Nick Janes, on Flickr Also a more serious issue is one of the passenger side leaf spring bolts that threads into the housing has pulled out. Either going to helicoil it or drill and tap for the next size up. Plus add a third bolt in the middle of the two existing. While waiting on parts I decided to change up the look of the front end. Chopped off the stinger, as I'm not the biggest fan, and tossed on the Competition LED 10" light bar to replace the Hella's that really didn't light the trail up much. Still have some grinding to do, but liking the look of just the grille hoop. NF7 by Nick Janes, on Flickr
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    Newton's Finest: Part II

    The 2nd trip to F&F went well again and was able to get my revenge on the exit of Easy St. which I still can't believe I made it up without pulling cable, but there was "hero traction" that weekend. ES5 by Nick Janes, on Flickr ES4 by Nick Janes, on Flickr FnF4 by Nick Janes, on Flickr
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    Newton's Finest: Part II

    After the season opener I didn't have much more free weekends to get back on the trails until my clubs Father's Day run, back at F&F. Over the few weeks between those trips I threw on the CJ tailgate I had sitting around, along with a rear bumper plate from Barnes 4WD to get some proper tow points in the rear. NF5 by Nick Janes, on Flickr
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    Newton's Finest: Part II

    I was able to get the rig buttoned up in time for F&F, including replacing the worn out rear BDS springs to get rid of the passenger side lean and trimmed out the rear corners to better fit the 40's. The rig performed great, really couldn't be any happier with it. Although I did bust a Warn hub within 5 min of the first trail, but was able to 3 wheel out and get her fixed up for the rest of the trip. Finally hit my first "red" trail (Easy St) and got through pretty well, just had to winch the exit, which I figured would be the case. yj1 by Nick Janes, on Flickr yj2 by Nick Janes, on Flickr YJ4 by Nick Janes, on Flickr YJ5 by Nick Janes, on Flickr
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    Newton's Finest: Part II

    With spring rolling in I was going over the rig to make sure it was good to go for F&F's season opener in mid May. Started off by fixing the OBA hose that had split over the winter. My buddy did it for me and wanted to use copper... OBA by Nick Janes, on Flickr While taking care of that I noticed the motor mounts were smoked and the bolts for the bracket bolted to the block were loose. Causing the engine to move around, in which lead to the pulley for the York to start wearing a hole in the upper radiator hose. So I ordered up some Brown Dog motor mounts to swap in as they are tried and true. Also wanted to get rid of the annoying belt squeak, which ended up being the water pump. As I was replacing that, I decided to put in a new radiator, along with replacing the hoses. waterpump by Nick Janes, on Flickr