On the 95:
Washed and waxed
Removed middle seat in anticipation of cubby.
Replaced hood release cable, mechanism, and latch.
Removed, cleaned, painted and reinstalled grill and surrounds.
Installed bonnet hinge bushings.
Replaced door lock button trim.
Tightened up roof bolts and side panel bolts
Continued dynamat... Work in progress
Removed nasty-ass seat covers.
Removed driver and passenger seats, cleaned all tracks and underneath, reinstalled.
Went to vacant parking lot and scraped mud, sand, rocks, old Waxoyl, grease, and other shizz from the frame and body. (Quite the pile of stuff, and this is after a two hour car wash underwash)
The coopers are pretty noisy but not bad, the tires to rub at full lock but I think I can adjust the bump stops to solve that. Highway driving is not good and she's pretty squirrelly. I also removed the rear sway bar the same same I put the tires on, she is pretty much strictly a trail rig anyway. We are going to the Silver Lake Sand Dunes in Michigan the weekend after Labor Day so I'll let y'all know how she performs.
------ Follow up post added August 25th, 2016 07:36 AM ------
Originally Posted by lmwong
Like a Tonka truck! How's the road noise on those Coopers?
not as bad as the 17 year old Wild Country's I had before lol
Yup... I didn't want to be the party pooper. Unless it just going to go to the mall...
Actually, the only use this truck gets is on the trail. I trailer her everywhere unless just going to a car show or something like that. I haven't registered the plates in 2 years, just buy new ORV stickers for the trail. I know they will rub but mostly just on the flares which I will trim. My biggest worry is the axles, she only has 80,000 miles and have had to rebuild front and rear axles 4 times...running 33's. Carriers, shafts, spider gears, all horribly weak in these axles. The weekend after Labor Day we are going to the sand dunes, I'm pretty sure I will be snapping something. At which point she will be getting parked until I can figure out some strong axles that can actually withstand some abuse.
They also will rub the front shock towers on compression (even if going straight), and to a lesser degree the rear tub on compression, unless you run spacers, or wheels with more offset. It is the width, not the height that comes into play here, so 315's are gonna be worse..
At least that is my experience, and something Greg Jevne (I'm sure some of us around here remember who he is) even warned me about back in '98 when I talked to him about lifts and tire size..
'95 D-90 ST - AA Yellow
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That's my point. Completely rebuilding your diffs, axles and driveshafts is totally not normal and even heavy wheelers don't do that often. You said you had to totally rebuild your driveline four times. Something doesn't make sense about that. Makes even less sense since you drive it so little.
Originally Posted by Spenc1tj
besides changing the fluid and seals, what other maintenance is there. I drive it about 5,000 miles per year or less. This year I'll maybe drive her 1,000