Problem is that in PL b2500 isnt so popular so there are not many patrs for them...
But y60's are rusting everywhere so today front axle tube arrived, now cleaned and painted. Diff lock actuator also arrived and its on car already.
My holidays have ended so my time to work with the car also ended.. But!!
I have a few days to do something:
but when I disassembled whole axle, everything looks like this:
All seals are dead, water, rust, dirt everywhere... When I put car on jack the front wheels were shaking..
Today i dissasemble rest of the axle, and put everything in place with new axle:
Now front arm's, shocks, steering damper and axle housing is cleaned and primered and tommorow will be painted and put in the car i hope.
Finally !! My "frog" is working.. and its working fine. Difference between old suspension with dead seals and bearings and everything new with 2" coils and spacers is gigant... few pics from work:
Now car is off road capable Few pics from little ride here and there:
I dont want to focus on look of my car but i must say that when i saw yesterday GQ with steel bumpers, outer roll cage, roof rack, 35" tires, and maaannnyyy fog lights i wanted to have this i dont need 35's or roll cage but it looks awesome...
Hello guys. I wasnt here for a while. Unfortunately i had car accident.. Icy road.., turn.. and i landed back in the ditch and roll over in the air.. Fortunately on wheels.
Frame is fortunately in one straight piece, back of body was twisted, front rim also, and steering rack. Flatbed truck drived me home and car is in garage now. I was thinking to sell the car or to change body... but when i was watching 4wd action movies on YT i have found THIS!!!
i was here looooong time ago I sold my old gq and i bought 1997 jeep cherokee. Jeep was fine but he will never be patrol so i bought another GQ
Nothing special. RD28T, diff lock, 2 inch OME lift, bf goodrich 33's. So new adventure started and i hope to not destroy another patrol
ok first shopping
car is in pretty good condition, much better than my green GQ when I bought it. 166.000 km mileage, 2" coils and shocks, and 2 inch spacers. Polybushes on rear control arms, new timing belt, engine oil and filter and nice, clean interior. I must weld few places and paint whole car in gray raptor.
Welcome back. I'd be going rubber bushes personally (not polyurethane), bit less harsh and last longer. Where did you get the bright yellow bumpstops from? Never seen anything like those before! Raptor will be a good finish.
About polybushes... I had them in every car and i know that they are good. There was an option to put uniball's but i think that polybushes will do the job. Bumpstops are also polyurethane. I dont have any bumpstops on car so i bought poly ones. They are strong so they also will do the job. In PL there is few shops where U can buy it.
Yeah raptor will be nice. Ive painted my wife's suzuki in red raptor now and its awesome.
very little 'cause i dont havve time to do anything.
im using my rig to go to work and back home... mostly on black.
unfortunatelly im a soldier and when COVID19 starts we were on borders so i cant work on car
But few new little parts are on car now.
I put snorkel on and change air filter to K&N cold air intake in factory box whole intake is tight and there is no way to suck water
Whole polybushes are also on car, as new belts and oil's
And little trip with wife and friends:
ok another update
i bought used front bumper that as guy said used to be on patrol...
but when i tried it on car i think that it was on some kind of truck
sooo after two days of cuting and welding bumper finally fit
primered with new lights
and few pics on car:
i lovei it. Next step oil cooler, new tires. Car is ery often driving on black so im thinking to buy AT tires, but i would prefer to buy MT's... Last year i destroyed my green GQ on AT when was winter so MT's on snow and ice will be much worse i think.. What do u guys think?
For winter time buy winter tires. I have Nokian hakapelita 285 75/R16 (33"). Now in summer time I have 35, 12,5 R 15 BF KM3. They are great tires even on asphalt. New BFG all terrains are very bad in wet conditions.
Thing is that I doesnt want to buy winter tires cause there was no winter in past few years in PL. Temp. was about -8 C and there was very little of snow...
I must say that destruction of my old GQ was only my fault.. i was going too fast and i was trying to overtake another car.... I would still have my old GQ if i used my head sometimes I had mastercraft open courser AT tires on my old beast and this was good tire... Thats why i'm thinking to buy AT's for whole year.What do U think about KM3's on cold days or wet conditions? I've heard that people's are drivng on bad weather on KM3's..
I had cherokee XJ for a while without full time 4x4 and whole winter i was driving on goodyear wrangler AT's on 4 wheel drive. So if jeep with his weak axles was driving perfect GQ on AT's and 4x4 should be better
Sory 4 poor English
there is a lot going on another part has arrived today... Few hot days and my rd28 started getting hot too sooo i bought oil cooler.
today little cleaning, tomorrow new seals and maybe i will put in on car
and little off road today
i also fund color that i want to put on my GQ:
of course Raptor bed liner
sooo my vacation's are very close so my little beast are geting some new stuff to do little trip to seaside. Im very often driving on black so i bought both sway bars with new bushes.
Also shock absorbers bushing must be new
and i also bought new lights cause my stock lights were poooor
Next weekend i will finally install oil cooler i think