New tyres


My new tyres arrived today. Maxxis Bighorn 235/85R16 which I put onto a set of Grand Vitara 16" Deep dish rims. Polish guy down the road popped them on for cash in hand. Looks like I might have to strengthen things in order to turn them :) 

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Finished off the rear axle


 So I am finally there on the rear axle. All finished and back on her wheels.

There were a few "cosmetic" items to sort. 

First was the air feed for the ARB locker. The old feed had been damaged when the axle parted company from the car in 2011 (see It all goes wrong).

I had previously fitted the new parts for the feed to the diff (see  Fitting the rear wheel bearings)

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Aargh - It all goes wrong

So with my BigJimny Lift Kit coming together and my Offroad Armory Spring Clamps I set out tonight to start the winter rebuild. First a quick look at the ORA Spring Clamp Kit I thought I would do it properly, with Spring Compressors, it was a bit fiddly to get them in and I had to play around with the optimum stretch on the spring to get them in. I...

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09/10/11 - Time for more work!

So after Wagtail, the review of the "damage".

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Kingpin Bearings - The Video

Kingpin Bearings - The Video

As my "How-to" guide is really out of date, I decided to create a video of this last weekends Kingpin bearing change on "LittleJimny" before it goes off to its new owner. This is the way, whether you like it or not, that I change the Kingpin bearings....

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