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Old 02-19-2007, 09:02 PM   #1
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Gosh, I'm getting tired of all this brake work. After fixing the brakes on the Warrior now the brakes on the Jeep are worn out, all the way to metal on the left front. So...Pulled it down this evening, both rotors junk, ran into town and bought new rotors, pads, all lifetime stuff and put it all on. The new rotors weigh almost twice as much as the originals, a lot more meat on them. They ought to last awhile. Now I need to pull a wheel and check the rears to see if the shoes need it too. I have almost 50k on the clock but it was towed about 15k too so that makes about 65k total, I guess thats not too bad.

Thinking I need to go check the truck next, its got over 57k on it. Maybe I need to start trading for something new like the rest of you. Not! First time I've had to put brakes on a vehicle in a long, long time, usually trade or sell them before that.

Update: Rear's were gone too, that wasn't a picnic. Took me over 4 hrs to change them out. Would never make it in the flat rate world! BUT, have brakes now.
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Gosh, I'm getting tired of all this brake work. After fixing the brakes on the Warrior now the brakes on the Jeep are worn out, all the way to metal on the left front. So...Pulled it down this evening, both rotors junk, ran into town and bought new rotors, pads, all lifetime stuff and put it all on. The new rotors weigh almost twice as much as the originals, a lot more meat on them. They ought to last awhile. Now I need to pull a wheel and check the rears to see if the shoes need it too. I have almost 50k on the clock but it was towed about 15k too so that makes about 65k total, I guess thats not too bad.

Thinking I need to go check the truck next, its got over 57k on it. Maybe I need to start trading for something new like the rest of you. Not! First time I've had to put brakes on a vehicle in a long, long time, usually trade or sell them before that.

Update: Rear's were gone too, that wasn't a picnic. Took me over 4 hrs to change them out. Would never make it in the flat rate world! BUT, have brakes now.
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Well Tom...how'd the "brake dancing" go for ya? Did anyone get video?

Just wait until ya gotta get tires...they seem to be like women and that 28 day thing- they syncronize themselves in a heartbeat! Had to replace 12 in a week's time a couple of years ago (that first crazy Utah trip)- now I take my portable drill and sandpaper to a couple of them just so I don't have to replace all of 'em at the same time.
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I hate to tell ya but I got you beat on the tires. Last year I had to put 4 on the Terry, then 6 on the truck, then 6 on the Warrior and the year before, 4 on the Jeep. Oh, and lets throw in 3 batteries last year too. I am tire and battery poor, or should I say rich. I was just thinking about the boat trailer, the tires on it are 17 years old but still look fine.
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You guys make me glad I have a tandem axle.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by high desert:
You guys make me glad I have a tandem axle. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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Old 03-08-2007, 06:12 PM   #7
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Ya, you guys go right ahead, make fun. Keep in mind that we have all that room, can carry ALLL that stuff, and it does it so well! Should I mention it rides so good, tow's so well, and on and on. I'll take my tri-axel any day of the week.

In the theme of this out of forum topic post, would you believe while changing oil the other day I discovered that the pinion seal in the front differental is leaking, darn, what next! Anyway, figured I'd replace it, bought a new one, 10 bucks, cheap, right, well, so much for that, my 1/2" inpact gun wouldn't move the pinion nut. Sooo, guess I'll take it down to the shop and have them replace it.

200 bucks for a 10 dollar seal!

That 2008 Rubicon is starting to look better all the time.
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Your right Tom. I wish I had the space to haul a Jeep. If I had another foot and 2,000 lb. of ccc I could do it. Well....maybe the next TH will do it.

And 10-4 on the large torque numbers on a pinion nut. When I was a "mikanik" in my earlier life, we used a 3/4 inch impact wrench to get those puppies off.

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