If you like to play hard in your Jeep, you'll definitely want to soup up your front axle-- not exactly a light-duty job. Nevertheless, JP magazine shows us how to do just that-- affordably and professionally-- using tools from Harbor Freight! In an article entitled "Straight and Narrow," in the Sep 2012 issue, JP editor Cole Quinnell takes us through the steps of getting it done in a weekend and be ready for work Monday morning. To do the job, however, Cole advises that you first need to collect a few special tools:
"In addition to the normal selection of hand tools, you'll also need a Pickle Fork, a Ball Joint Press and a 35mm Socket to fit a spindle nut, all of which we picked up at Harbor Freight." (capitalization added)
He added that you'll need a decent MIG welder capable of welding 1/4" steel. The Chicago Electric 170 Amp MIG/Flux Wire Welder would be a quality, affordable tool for the job. Of course, gearheads across the country already know, when you're looking to do a heavy project, Harbor Freight's your tool headquarters.
This is a great article for prepping your Jeep to "handle all but the most abusive off-roading on 35-inch tires"-- and no one knows their stuff like JP. So get yourself a copy of their September issue and check it out!