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Old December 19th, 2011, 09:20 PM   #1
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Default Project Jimmycon (full width tons jk) REAL Cost!!

My Jk started life as a 2010 Mountain package Unlimited. Before I signed on the line I upon test drive I had already taken it through a rather large ditch, I decided I liked it so I bought it! The ORV sticker went on it first then the plate. It was purchased in Houghton lake where it was easy to drive back to our cabin through the woods (St. Helens.)
After having rigs in the past with gears and lockers I relized quickly that I should have just bought a Rubi and been done... Right.... Wrong!! It came with the typical d44/30 setup with 3:73 gears. !!k miles on it I had lifted it and put 35" KM2s on it which leads me to now! After pricing how I wanted to setup a Rubi 44 and getting sticker shock at the 4500 bucks I was getting ready to soak into a thin tubed 44 I WOKE up!! I then called Currie and Dynatrac for prices on there 60s, Wrong not an option for this blue collar worker!
I ended up buying Bustabizz's fullwidth 79 Dana 60s. The front is setup with 5:13 gears, ARB, Alloy 35 spline inner/outers CTM joints and Solid knuckles and spindles. The rear is setup with a 35 spline spool, Which will get switched with an ARB ,5:13 gears, disc brakes, and Alloy FF axle shafts. Clearly this is alot of axle for a daily driver, but if I've learned one thing in my past 20 years of building is that this is expensive to do once, but twice as bad to build it twice! Wheels will be Diamond racing 16x10 5.5 backspace with Stauns. The tires will be 38x14.50x16 Toyo mt, not geeked about this (its still my wifes DD!) So I'm keeping the tires resonable! As far as lift goes I currently have a standard duty Rubicon Express 3.5" lift. My thoughts were to keep the stock control arms to keep it a little more road friendly, but quickly realized that I may want a bit more adjustability, so today I orderd the Rubicon Long Arm upgrade to add to my lift! The fun stuff CNC cutting brake! Thats all my wife wants!
As it sits the rear axle is tacked up, and waiting for sandblasting, the front well thats another story we'll say its stripped and ready for sandblasting!
Stay tuned for current updates, finish date is Snofari 2012!
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Old December 19th, 2011, 09:33 PM   #2
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What about the most important mod? The car seat for your four month old!
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Old December 19th, 2011, 09:40 PM   #3
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Wow! big step already. Did you ever mount the bumper yet? Don't the JK's need some axle electrical stuff done so the traction control/computer don't flip out?
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Old December 19th, 2011, 09:45 PM   #4
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Wow! big step already. Did you ever mount the bumper yet? Don't the JK's need some axle electrical stuff done so the traction control/computer don't flip out?
I thought the big step was the lift and 35's 6 months after he bought it?!

Or watching him do the crawl left of the steps in St. Helen on 31's.

And to think, this whole build began with a non-functioning headlight.... On a CJ/WJ thing.
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Old December 19th, 2011, 09:46 PM   #5
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Wow! big step already. Did you ever mount the bumper yet? Don't the JK's need some axle electrical stuff done so the traction control/computer don't flip out?
Bumper has been on for almost a year, ABS stuff will be handled by Dynatrac tone rings. My rear spindles have been changed to Dana 70 stuff so the rings will simply press on the inner hub surface, the front Solid hubs have a diam. of 4.3 OD and the tone rings are 4.20 ID. I may run all 4 sensors on the rear for now, I don't really want to turn an .125" off the fronts as it will only give me .125" of steel at the seal surface!
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Old December 19th, 2011, 09:47 PM   #6
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How is your speedometer going to work?

Sorry was typing when you posted.
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Old December 19th, 2011, 09:59 PM   #7
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Thats cool, I didn't know it was that easy to get around. By looking at your avitar pic I thought that was well after you got the bumper. Glad to hear its on and apparently serving you well.
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Old December 20th, 2011, 03:38 AM   #8
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Ha! After bumping into you at St. Helen's I remember wondering "How long is Indy going to stay with a mild JK?"......'bout as long as it takes to get to the center of a tootsie pop.
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Old December 20th, 2011, 03:56 AM   #9
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It sure is going to be nice when your done with it. Glad I was able to get your cj!
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Old December 20th, 2011, 05:06 AM   #10
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I like it.
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Old December 20th, 2011, 05:58 AM   #11
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Awesome. :)

You are giving me motivation...bad, expensive motivation... LOL

To answer someone else the speedo only needs the feed back from one sensor to work. The ABS needs 2 sensors to work. From what I've been reading a lot of people put sensors on the rears and that's where they stop. You need all 4 for traction control to function.

What will putting all 4 sensors on one axle do? Just shut the light off but not really allow the traction control system to work?
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Old December 20th, 2011, 06:21 AM   #12
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[QUOTE=mschaffer66;2889075]Awesome. :)

You are giving me motivation...bad, expensive motivation... LOL

To answer someone else the speedo only needs the feed back from one sensor to work. The ABS needs 2 sensors to work. From what I've been reading a lot of people put sensors on the rears and that's where they stop. You need all 4 for traction control to function.

What will putting all 4 sensors on one axle do? Just shut the light off but not really allow the traction control system to work?[/QUOTE]

Yes.

We have put tons under JK's a few times and the tone ring thing can be fun
i believe in a stock aplication the left rear is your speedo.. the Jk will even throw a traction control code if the steering wheel is alittle off.

This is going to be a sweet build, keep it up
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Old December 20th, 2011, 07:17 AM   #13
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Old December 20th, 2011, 07:43 AM   #14
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Thank you for your business. Nice Jeep. Look forward to seeing it when it is done.
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Old December 20th, 2011, 09:30 PM   #15
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If you're near 40's you need GOOD brakes. What are the plans there?
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Old December 20th, 2011, 10:22 PM   #16
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Should be nice when its done!
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Old December 21st, 2011, 06:12 AM   #17
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If you're near 40's you need GOOD brakes. What are the plans there?
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The front brakes are part of the Solid knuckle/hub conversion so its 3/4 ton rotors with 1/2 ton Chevy calipers instead of the Ford style. The rear is a Chevy style disc setup, so it should be ok for quite a bit larger tire than a 38.

Last night sandblasted f/r axles. I think that whoever decided it was a good idea to undercoat the rear should rethink that before doing it again!! Rear is finish welded.
Dynatrac tone rings arrived, looks good for a press fit on the rear, the front hubs will be getting turned down to accept front rings this week. This SHOULD make the ABS and traction control/speedo work! If not I'll always say it should have!!
Current lingering questions??? Will the front axle go in as is, or will I have to shorten the short side to gain more room for drive shft clearance around the trans oil pan?? We shall see!!
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Old December 22nd, 2011, 09:23 PM   #18
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Tone rings pressed on the front hubs, Worked so good I orderd more for the rear!

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Tonnnnnnne Riiiiiiings.

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Old December 24th, 2011, 03:35 PM   #20
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Nice JK Even better seeing one that's getting built AND wheeled
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