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Jethro
04-13-2008, 12:48 PM
Instead of going to Robbie's must excellent trail-leader training, I had selected today to swap the birfields in my 80. Here is a link to 4 pictures:

http://picasaweb.google.com/Bruce.Westlund/Birfield41308

Robbie had said that if I took some pictures, he'd look at them. That was before I decided to play hookie from his class.:lmao::lmao:
So now anybody can render an opinion. Doesn't much matter, I'm just going to swap them anyway. There's no money in the project to replace them.

Inukshuk
04-13-2008, 02:54 PM
So now anybody can render an opinion. Doesn't much matter, I'm just going to swap them anyway. There's no money in the project to replace them.

Yep, time for new ones! I did mine 2yrs ago at 180k. Put in new ones I bought from Christo.

Now you have trail spares. :thumb: And a shot glass for :cheers:CM

Rzeppa
04-13-2008, 03:19 PM
Wow those look really clean! (just taking a break from cleaning parts myself!). They also look really worn out. From what I've read and heard, that's an 80 thing due to full time 4WD. I would certainly second Daniel's opinion that those look really worn out and need to be replaced with new.

Since you wrote that replacing them with new isn't in the budget, I bet swapping left to right and visa versa would at least change which surfaces are bearing load, until replacements can be put into the budget.

Jethro
04-13-2008, 07:13 PM
Yeah, I'll have to start saving my pennies for new birfields. In the meantime I'm swapping them. I like the idea of keeping the old ones as spares.

powderpig
04-14-2008, 07:16 AM
Well the others gave you the bad news, see what you get for skipping class. Bad news

Anyhow joking aside, the bell are really worn and need to be either repaired or replaced.

You will still get some klicking from switching to different sides, but not as bad. I can not tell how the cage looks, any cracks or flaking? If you have cracks on the cage, it will more than likely not last long. The best is to just same the money and get new parts when you can and wheel lightly. Good luck

bh4rnnr
04-15-2008, 10:01 PM
Now you have trail spares. :thumb: And a shot glass for :cheers:CM

Gawd, for a second i'm glad i'm not going to CM. Worst taste ever!:eek:

P.S, I know nothing about Birfs, other than they brake. So dont look to me for help, i'm just hijacking your thread:cheers:.