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Let's say you're on a road trip and the universal goes out on the rear driveshaft. If you pull the entire driveshaft the transfer case is going to start leaking. Is there a work around to get you going in front wheel drive without causing your transfer case to leak?
Or, you (I) could crawl under the X to see what you (I) can figure out yourself (myself) and realize the rear seal on the transfer case is leaking. Might as well replace the universal while you (I) have the driveshaft pulled
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Where do you guys put the jack and where do you put the jack stand when you're raising the front end? I've not been happy with anything I've tried, miss a solid axle up front for this.

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Where do you guys put the jack and where do you put the jack stand when you're raising the front end? I've not been happy with anything I've tried, miss a solid axle up front for this.
I struggled with this for a while as well - the Jack was always in the way of mounting the tire, placing the jackstand, etc. But I found that (if you have a big enough jack) by FAR the best location is to jack it up by the front cross member (the jack rests just to the side of the front cam bolts) on either side and place the jackstands under the frame rails as forward as possible behind the front wheel well.

This lets you easily place the jackstands without the jack in the way, and the jack is far enough inward that your tires don't get in the way when trying to mount/unmount them.

Plus I like that this jacking point is pretty far forwards on the truck so you don't end up jacking up the back a ton to get the front wheel off the ground.

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If you have a solid (aftermarket) engine skid plate just use that. It's what I use anytime I need both front tires off the ground. I then put the jack stands at the first wide, level spot on the frame behind the tires.
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Where do you guys put the jack and where do you put the jack stand when you're raising the front end? I've not been happy with anything I've tried, miss a solid axle up front for this.
I use a bottle jack mostly for the front end and I like to put in on the gusset reinforcement right next to the front LCA camber bolt and for jack stands right after the trans cross member next to the secondary cats.


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Onboard Air - Do I need a tank?

Do I absolutely need an Air tank for my situation?

I want onboard air for an M205 ARB Front Air Locker as well as re-inflating tires after airing down. I have no interest in running power tools or an air horn.

Do I need a tank as well? I was hoping just a compressor with a very small internal tank would suffice. For example I have this Viair 400p Compressor now and you after turning it off you can spray air for about 1 second. Is something similar good enough?

Main reason is I don't really care to have a tank mounted anywhere on my truck. Don't want to deal with it or have it in the way of everything.

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If you buy the appropriate compressor made to run air lockers without the use of a tank, then yes. See the ARB compressors,... I'm not certain if Viair makes one to run air lockers without a tank. A little GoogleFu will answer that for you.
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Do I absolutely need an Air tank for my situation?

I want onboard air for an M205 ARB Front Air Locker as well as re-inflating tires after airing down. I have no interest in running power tools or an air horn.

Do I need a tank as well? I was hoping just a compressor with a very small internal tank would suffice. For example I have this Viair 400p Compressor now and you after turning it off you can spray air for about 1 second. Is something similar good enough?

Main reason is I don't really care to have a tank mounted anywhere on my truck. Don't want to deal with it or have it in the way of everything.
Nope, no tank needed. I don't know about VIAIR models, but the ARB CKMA12 is the compressor you'd want. I'm running that for my front ARB, and to inflate my tires

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Nope, no tank needed. I don't know about VIAIR models, but the ARB CKMA12 is the compressor you'd want. I'm running that for my front ARB, and to inflate my tires
Awesome, that's what I thought, thanks. I got the free smaller one with the promotion ARB is having now but I guess I'll just sell that one.

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I noticed a Xterra this weekend that had one of those wing type things that I'm guessing is supposed to direct air over the back window. Do these things actually work to move rain off the window so you don't have to use the rear wiper?
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