Thanks bud. I like the lift. I wish I had it when I was younger. One nice thing about this one is it is designed to moved out of the way when painting or what not. It will come with me to the new shop wherever that may be.giusedtobe said:Wow I'm glad you are documenting this. I have all my wheels off for brake work too. Mine are standard and seemed to stop just fine before the failure so I'm not sure the upgrade is needed but others can chime in. I do need a few new studs as well and probably should change them all. Will be watching for pics or your tires as I need new ones and have the standard steel wheels as well.
BTW super jealous of the lift! :mrgreen:
Hi Dick,hessmess said:Looking at the pictures, I am concerned about the lugnuts you show. They are not the right kind for your wheels, where is the taper? The only reason this jumps out at me is I took some wheels off a Mitsubishi and it took those kind of lugnuts, stock trooper nuts were not right.
I have never done the big brake either but have looked at it some time ago, I may even of obtained the parts but never installed. I would have to agree with the others. I would go ahead and get the backing plates from the Rodeo and then order calipers and rotors and brakes new.
Wheel bearings, I would just clean and inspect and then repack. If one shows some damage then of course replace. Look at the rubber brake lines too, replace if cracked.
Keep up on the great work and documentation, sure enjoyed visiting with you.
Same. I reused mine but granted its only gone about 2000 miles since rebuild.hessmess said:I would have to agree, I have reused those bolts numerous times, never an issue. I actually didn't know the FSM called for a replacement of the bolts.