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Post  2003x on 4/7/2012, 10:49 am

How are the Lube Locker Gaskets? I was looking into those. Also, where did you get the locker installed?
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Post  Mark on 4/7/2012, 11:21 am

permatex ultra blue is best, as you can make a bunch of gaskets .
without any leaks. better seal with it.a heck of alot less cost and more direct contact for strength and rigidity.
avoid using gaskets when ever you can.
gaskets shrink and leak.
and if you do not plan to take apart every 5 minutes then use ultra blue.
lube locker is a good gasket but you do not need them.
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Post  dongalonga on 4/7/2012, 4:06 pm

Everything I have read about the lube lockers from people who actually use them has been positive. There are people that have been running them for years with the cover going on and off many times with no leaks reported.

I'm sorry but RTV sucks with OX diff covers due to the way you have to fiddle with the cover to line up the fork. Hell RTV sucks period that stuff always seems to find a way of getting on everything. I will keep you guys updated if I have any issues after water crossing or if they develop any leaks.

The locker was installed at Elias 4WD. They did a pretty clean install, so I am happy.
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Post  dongalonga on 4/8/2012, 3:13 am

Ordered my Spartan front locker tonight from Rock Auto for $258.65 shipped! Not bad considering most places prices are reflecting the 2012 increases.

Don and I will be installing it once it comes in. Write up to follow.
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Post  Mark on 4/8/2012, 5:12 am

never said lube lockers suck.
rtv is great if you know what you are doing.
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Post  dongalonga on 4/8/2012, 7:03 pm

Knowing what your doing has nothing to do with why I don't like RTV. Like lubelockers its simply preference. It is definitely easier in my case. Have you ever installed an OX diff cover? The shop told me point blank it made the install much less of a hassel. For the price they do exactly what I want...seal the diffs and are less messy/time consuming.
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Post  Mark on 4/8/2012, 8:08 pm

yes i have . good luck with that
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Post  dongalonga on 4/9/2012, 11:41 am

So, I ordered my spartan locker from Rock Auto and did not realize they always run a 5% off coupon code. After one 2003x told me, I emailed them immediately. Here is the email I received this morning:

Good morning,

Thank you for your email. I have applied the discount code to your order, saving you $11.99. You will be charged the new order total of $246.66, any remaining authorization will be removed from your card automatically.

For future reference, please enter your discount code into the "How Did You Hear About Us?" field without any other text. Thank you for your interest in RockAuto!

Wow now that is customer service! I will definitely do business with them again in the future.
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Post  Ryan McKee on 4/9/2012, 12:43 pm

dongalonga wrote:So, I ordered my spartan locker from Rock Auto and did not realize they always run a 5% off coupon code. After one 2003x told me, I emailed them immediately. Here is the email I received this morning:

Good morning,

Thank you for your email. I have applied the discount code to your order, saving you $11.99. You will be charged the new order total of $246.66, any remaining authorization will be removed from your card automatically.

For future reference, please enter your discount code into the "How Did You Hear About Us?" field without any other text. Thank you for your interest in RockAuto!

Wow now that is customer service! I will definitely do business with them again in the future.

That would be me that told you Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad

Glad it worked out.

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Post  dongalonga on 4/9/2012, 1:15 pm

Whoops my bad Ryan! You know what I meant though Very Happy
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Post  dongalonga on 4/9/2012, 6:18 pm

Thanks Nick! Zone grab handles.

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Post  dongalonga on 4/11/2012, 7:02 pm

Looks like my build is going to be finished wayyyy ahead of schedule. More details to follow...
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Post  janesy on 4/13/2012, 1:56 pm

Where are the details!? What you got going on?
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Post  angri on 4/13/2012, 1:58 pm

He's keeping us in suspense... lol
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Re: 05 RME Slow Build

Post  dongalonga on 4/13/2012, 5:19 pm

Ok update time. Sorry for the wait.

I will be ordering everything left in my build either tomorrow or Monday. My wife decided she wants to get this over with. We had a interest free CC for 18 months so what better way to use it. I will be working lots of overtime to pay for all of this stuff.

I decided to do a complete Savvy/Currie build considering the prices he gave me. The only things not coming from Savvy will be the Adams SYE package and possible the Clayton Rear Shock Relocation Brackets (if needed).

I am going to need someone who can weld for this project (JJ housing Kit, relocation brackets, etc). If anyone is willing and able please let me know. I would much rather build this thing myself than spend a ton at a shop.
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Post  dongalonga on 4/13/2012, 5:25 pm

Oh and the list has been updated to reflect the parts order.
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Post  angri on 4/13/2012, 6:22 pm

dongalonga wrote:Ok update time. Sorry for the wait.

I will be ordering everything left in my build either tomorrow or Monday. My wife decided she wants to get this over with. We had a interest free CC for 18 months so what better way to use it. I will be working lots of overtime to pay for all of this stuff.

I decided to do a complete Savvy/Currie build considering the prices he gave me. The only things not coming from Savvy will be the Adams SYE package and possible the Clayton Rear Shock Relocation Brackets (if needed).

I am going to need someone who can weld for this project (JJ housing Kit, relocation brackets, etc). If anyone is willing and able please let me know. I would much rather build this thing myself than spend a ton at a shop.

If you have any extra room I have some things on my list you can order Smile
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Post  dongalonga on 4/13/2012, 6:26 pm

Haha I bet you do Wink I am down to the last penny. This was pretty carefully planned hence the delay in the update.

The goal is to have the Jeep ready for EJS next year. Don and I are planning on driving out to Moab and I want my rig to be able to handle the long ride then the pounding from Moab.
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Post  janesy on 4/13/2012, 8:14 pm

Wow, sweet, that'l be a fun day coming home to those parts! And EJS sounds awesome, something I have to do eventually as well.
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Post  dongalonga on 4/13/2012, 8:23 pm

The more the merrier. We were hoping to get a few locals to go with us. We can make our own ProjectJK vids lol.
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Post  dongalonga on 4/14/2012, 8:20 pm

Spartan came in today and if all goes to plan will begin the install tomorrow afternoon. The weather is going to be excellent here for the next few days, so maybe even some trail pics to follow.

If anyone wants to give a hand let me know. Its always nice to have someone to shoot the s*** with while working on the rig.
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Post  Ryan McKee on 4/14/2012, 10:08 pm

I'd be happy to help but unfortunately I'll be coming off a 29 hour shift tomorrow night so I'm a no-go. Shoot me a PM about wheeling though if you go this week Very Happy

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Post  dongalonga on 4/14/2012, 10:40 pm

I would love to go either Monday or Tuesday if you're free. I plan on taking my time tomorrow as I promised to do a writeup. Stupid me!
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Post  dongalonga on 4/15/2012, 11:05 am

Calling it a day unless someone can help me out. I got everything apart but my carrier will not budge. I tried everything and it wont loosen up at all. The shafts are out and the bearing caps are off. I tried pry bars, wrenches, and the rag trick. Nothing!! If anyone can lend a hand call me 978-979-9581. I need this thing back together by Tuesday. Thanks.
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Post  Ryan McKee on 4/15/2012, 11:08 am

dongalonga wrote:Calling it a day unless someone can help me out. I got everything apart but my carrier will not budge. I tried everything and it wont loosen up at all. The shafts are out and the bearing caps are off. I tried pry bars, wrenches, and the rag trick. Nothing!! If anyone can lend a hand call me 978-979-9581. I need this thing back together by Tuesday. Thanks.

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Diff's open, shafts are out, retaining pins are removed, rotate the pinion a little, 1/2" pry bar underneath the carrier and push. Shouldn't be anything else in there to hold it in. We just pulled Geoff's out Thursday night with no issues, first time it had been removed in a few years. Can't think of what else you'd need to do.

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