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Old August 29th, 2017, 11:26
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Re: Front Axle Options

Looks like the k3162 come with 4 and have a better coating on the metal.
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Old August 29th, 2017, 13:55
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I think they changed the bushings slightly for the WJ arms--same diameters but there are nipples on the inner sleeve to prevent it from seizing to the bolt. I think.
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Old August 31st, 2017, 09:27
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What brand and viscosity of diff lube should I be running?
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Old August 31st, 2017, 13:01
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Cheapo 80w-90 is fine. 75w-90 synth if it makes you feel better, or if you feel you need "heavy duty" then 85w-140 or 75w-140 synth. Brand isn't that important.
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Old August 31st, 2017, 13:30
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I think they changed the bushings slightly for the WJ arms--same diameters but there are nipples on the inner sleeve to prevent it from seizing to the bolt. I think.
I found those same dimpled bushings inside my wife's 94ZJ last year when I did the arm upgrade.
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Old August 31st, 2017, 13:53
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Cheapo 80w-90 is fine. 75w-90 synth if it makes you feel better, or if you feel you need "heavy duty" then 85w-140 or 75w-140 synth. Brand isn't that important.
Cool, I just snagged a jug of Carquest 80W-90. Found an axle with 24K miles in a local yard. This weekend should be fun! Got all new Moog steering parts to bolt on too. Just found all the torque specs. Please correct if any of these are wrong:

Dana 30 diff cover - 30 ft/lbs
LCA to axle - 85 ft/lbs
UCA to axle - 55 ft/lbs
All TRE's - 35 ft/lbs
Adjustment sleeves - 14 ft/lbs
Shocks to axle - 17-20 ft/lbs
Driveshaft to T-case - 14 ft/lbs
Driveshaft to axle - 13-18 ft/lbs
Caliper bolts - 30 ft/lbs
Lugs - 85 ft/lbs

Steering Gear box to frame - 65 ft/lbs

I had to dig for this info so maybe it'll come in handy to someone reading this.
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Old September 1st, 2017, 10:09
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What would you guys do to protect this axle from further rust? Just some wash it down wit some Super Clean and then a rattle can job?

I have some of this sitting around

Been waiting for a project to try it on.

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Old September 1st, 2017, 10:35
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master coat
this stuff seems to last better than anything else ive done.
finish with what ever rattle can of your choice.

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Old September 1st, 2017, 10:38
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master coat
this stuff seems to last better than anything else ive done.
finish with what ever rattle can of your choice.

Did you find it locally? Found it on their website but I'm looking to do this tonight and tomorrow morning if need be.
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Old September 1st, 2017, 10:44
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i ordered.
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Old September 1st, 2017, 11:02
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i ordered.
Right on, I'm just going to clean it up good and wire wheel the rough spots, then spray it with some Rustoleum primer and black hammered. That should work until I'm ready to build it up.
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i wouldnt even waste the time waiting for paint to dry.

if you dont plan on truely prepping the metal... pressure wash it, degrease it, and go.
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I just spray a coat Fluid Film on a couple times a year. If there's any initial rust scale, that would be wire brushed first. I wouldn't do more than that unless I was disassembling for a build or upgrade and had time and space for proper finish prep. Fluid film does a great job of stopping corrosion.

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Old September 4th, 2017, 21:09
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Degrease, wire wheel, OsPho. Then shoot it with Rustoleum Hammered Finish (prime and paint in one) and run it.
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Old September 5th, 2017, 05:24
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I got the old D30 pulled Friday night. Started fresh early Saturday morning with a wash and degrease, then ran to town for replacement shock mounting bolts and incorrect UCA bolts that the PO slapped in there. Rusty metal primed it and finished with blacked hammered. Got it in and waited overnight to fill the diff with oil. All new Moog steering parts went on good and did a driveway alignment. She purrs right along at 70 now, I wouldn't go much over 55 before.

Now I have a bumper to paint and get put on! Hopefully the steering gear box bolts don't give me any lip.
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