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About Megaton

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  • Birthday 01/20/1963

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    97 LE with 2" OME lift HD springs front, MD springs rear .KYB struts ,Bilstein shocks . Homemade emt roof rack with mounts for pioneer tools and Hi-Lift and jerry cans . 31x10.50 R 15 General Grabbers AT2 on 6 on 5.5 15 in wheels with a 3.75 in backspace. Modified XJ winch bumper in the works.
  • Place of Residence
    Bronston, KY
  • Mechanical Skill Level
    Screwdriver Mechanic
  • Your Age
    46+
  • What do you consider yourself?
    I Go When I Can
  • Model
    LE
  • Year
    1997

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    Male
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    Kentucky
  • Country
    United States

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  1. In the last two years I have gone through two sets of Dorman bushings due to oil contamination. Dorman says the bushings are polyurethane and oil shouldn't hurt them but they won't honor their warranty because they were used on an off road vehicle. So I'm trying Ricochet polyurethane technologies part no. N8 N9-90 BLU. Anyone else use these? I will give periodic updates. By the way, I think I got the oil leak under control.
  2. You might want to check the drains also. They are located in the front corners of the sun roof recess and drain down the A pillars. Just run a stiff wire or equivalent down the drain to open it. Test it by pouring a little water into the drain and watching to see if it runs out down at the rear of the front fender. I had a similar problem and after I cleaned the drains the leak went away.
  3. I don't have any photos but the cut off line is a little ragged but acceptable. Apparently the glare isn't too bad because I don't get " bright lighted" by opposing traffic. As Rosie said we have faceted glass lenses that focuses the light. I don't know much about how they will work with clear unfaceted lenses.
  4. I got a set from Kensun at Amazon. They are Chinese but I've never had any problems with them in the five or so years I've had them. It includes everything you need to install. A basic understanding of wiring helps. I've had no problems with opposing traffic either. I really like the difference they make in inclimate weather.
  5. This is great! I've been waiting for something like this for a long time. I bought a JCR DIY off-road bumper some time ago and haven't done anything with it yet. I would pay for a blueprint of this bracket. I know that's kind of old fashioned but it would work for me.
  6. Megaton

    Acronyms

    FIDO. F@#k it drive on.
  7. Megaton

    Bumper Kits

    Sorry I was talking about front bumpers also. I would like to know if there are any rear bumpers DIY or otherwise out there that would work for an R50. So far custom built is all I've seen. I don't have the skills to fab one or the money to have it done.
  8. Megaton

    Bumper Kits

    I bought a JCR off-road XJ DIY bumper. I haven't assembled it yet because of time restraints. My reasoning behind the purchase is,rather than buying an expensive bumper and cutting it up to make it work, I can modify it as I assemble it. There are some good videos on YouTube on how to build it for the XJ and make some mods. I just need someone to build the mounting brackets because my welder won't weld the heavier steel needed to make them.
  9. Megaton

    Acronyms

    BOHICA . Bend over here it comes again. Usually in reference to visiting a dealership or garage.
  10. I put 31x10.50s on my stock sagging suspension but I mounted them on wheels with a 3.75 backspace. There was minimal rubbing on the plastic splash guards and I could live with that. There is no rubbing after the lift. There is a little tire poking out of the fender well but some Pacer fender flares covered that.
  11. The site rgallant posted is where I got mine. One of the p/ns for the struts is for the left and one is for the right, and of course you'll need two shocks. The R50 has coils at all four corners. Get new Nissan strut bearings also. Unless the other suspension components are bent, broken,rusted badly or dry rotted can be reused. A competent tire shop should be able to do the work for you. Oh, and after the lift you might need camber adjustment bolts for a proper alignment.
  12. Hello and welcome to NPORA. I'll try to answer some of your questions. Your rear differential should have a sticker on it telling if it's a LSD. I recently installed an OME lift using their HD front springs and MD rear. I used KYB GR-2 front struts (p/n 335015 and 335016) and Bilstein 5100 series shocks(p/n 24-185509). If you use the "trim packers" as suggested you'll need to replace the bolts on the top mounting plate with longer ones. I made that mistake and I'm eventually going to have to replace them. You might also check your sway bar bushings, end links and steering rack bushings if you have any oil leaks at all. Those bushings catch the oil and it deteriorates them. Replace with polyurethane if you can. I hope this helps.
  13. Useful information. Now for Plan "B". As soon as I come up with one. Thanks everyone.

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