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Old February 25th, 2012, 07:05 AM   #21
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Good luck finding a front tj d44 for $1000. I had Rock Solid build mine with all new bits.
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Old February 25th, 2012, 07:25 AM   #22
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There is rubi rear on this board $800 ready to bolt in
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Old February 25th, 2012, 07:41 AM   #23
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Note on the trailworthy fab wheels, a buddy of mine bought a set of them last year and was unable to balance them enough to have his Jeep as a DD even though they assureed him over and over that he would be able to. the best they ever were he could go about 55 before his teeth would start rattling.
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Old February 25th, 2012, 08:50 AM   #24
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Ruicon axles are the easy way out, no work, bolt and go.
They can be found for 1k per axle.

You may not be happy with stock ones they have 4:11's, that will cost more to regear.

Waggy axles, the front is stonger then a rubi.
But need modfied to fit. IIRC width is a tad narrower.

Your axles you take off should be worth something, 4:88 & lockers !

Skid, go to jeep forum look up imped he used flat steel and raised his up flush. Took some trans tunnel massage with a small hammer and a cable t case shifter. It can be done. Either way you will want a SYE.

Or you could use a small spacer and flat steel (1/4") and get the same height as a formed tummy tuck skid, no body hammering. Weld a piece of angle or tube on each end to stiffen. Try to get one in the middle too. Drill and die grinder for slots and holes as needed. Counter sink skid for frame holes or use tube as spacer and put over sized hole in skid and keep bolt heads up in tube.

wow, your post if full of bullshit
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Old February 25th, 2012, 09:00 AM   #25
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I have heard of people having a tough time balancing the trailworthy fab wheels...I'm still debating that setup. Definitely want to run 37's though.
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Old February 25th, 2012, 09:09 AM   #26
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wow, your post if full of bullshit
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Old February 25th, 2012, 09:18 AM   #27
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wow, your post if full of bullshit
Your fingers must be sore from all the detail you included with that.
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Old February 25th, 2012, 12:38 PM   #28
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wow, your post if full of bullshit
oh well
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Old February 26th, 2012, 01:20 PM   #29
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I've been looking at axle brackets, trying to find the best prices, anyone know of anything cheaper/better than what ballistic fab has out? I did see clayton's has a few axle swap kits, but they run close to 400 per axle, I don't think its worth that.
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Old March 3rd, 2012, 04:22 PM   #30
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So today I pulled my diff cover with the idea of replacing the springs in the lock-right in my dana 30. Apparently the PO didn't check to make sure it was a lock right, and this was the first time I've had the cover off...anybody have any clue what this is? Detroit true trac? It has spider gears in there, one of which is stripped, causing it to stay locked 100% of the time.



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Old March 3rd, 2012, 05:04 PM   #31
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not sure whag that is but about the stoxk axles, i run 36"swampers locked front and rear with no ptoblem. i am building an 8.8 for the rear but i have no worries about my front.
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Old March 3rd, 2012, 07:25 PM   #32
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I don't believe this is a truetrac, those appear to have planetary gears.
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Old March 4th, 2012, 02:15 PM   #33
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Apparently this is a Dana power lok limited slip, matches pics and info perfectly. I'm having trouble finding anyone who sells parts for this.
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Old March 4th, 2012, 02:42 PM   #34
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JeepersCreepers maybe?
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Old March 17th, 2012, 06:43 PM   #35
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NOBODY makes new parts for the dana 30 power lok currently, so I have to either find used ones or change differentials...sucky

On a good note, I picked up a set of waggy 44's today, time to start grinding off the old brackets and get ready for tj brackets, etc. Only downer is the fact that the front was the vacuum disconnect axle...so I'm either going to pick up a different 44 front, or see if I can eliminate the vac disconnect parts with a solid shaft somehow.
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Old March 19th, 2012, 09:23 PM   #36
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picked up a non disconnect 44 housing tonight, with shafts...so now its just a matter of getting brackets, gears, and lockers...oh, and brakes, lockouts, and u joints...ugh.
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Old March 20th, 2012, 10:52 AM   #37
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Brackets

Have you seen the horror stories on Balistic deliveries. May want to think twice.

I felt lucky I was only back ordered two weeks.

Check out Tab on this site, local also :) .
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Old March 27th, 2012, 10:30 AM   #38
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I may just have rock solid build these axles for me, I was hoping to get some work done on the jeep this week, but my wife's water broke last night :/

First baby, taking forever, which I guess I expected
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Old March 27th, 2012, 10:32 AM   #39
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I did however start tearing the axles down, having a bitch of a time separating the spindle from the knuckle
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Old April 6th, 2012, 12:46 PM   #40
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I've always had good luck with a chunk of 4x4 and a big sledge, just hit it on different angles and it'll come apart. Even the old rusty ones will come off just a matter of how hard and how many times you gotta hit it.
Good luck
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