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Old April 6th, 2012, 02:03 PM   #41
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I get a kick out of seeing that you guy's buy a project jeep from some one off this site. I would not want to buy a jeep from some one who wheeled it like I wheel the one I own. If I were to get a project jeep I would get one from an old lady who only drove it to church on sunday and used it to get groceries.
Just going to end up cutting everything off anyways why pay more for one that comes with a good fairy tale of "my grandma drove this to town on Sundays".
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Old April 21st, 2012, 05:02 PM   #42
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 01:28 PM   #43
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Ground brackets off rear axle today, almost ready to take these down to rock solid to get tj brackets welded on
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Old April 25th, 2012, 09:29 PM   #44
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Box of goodies came last night, so I thought I'd quick swap in a rusty's intake and k&n filter and a rusty's cat back exhaust. wrong. I should have known better. The existing exhaust took 3 hours to remove since the shop that removed the cat failed to leave enough room to get a saw in to cut off the front of the muffler, and my torches are empty. After install I was ready to fire it up, only to be pissed at the sound coming from the cherry bomb pro muffler that was included in the rusty's kit. This thing sucks, sounds like a ricey honda some 17 year old douche would drive ( ok, maybe not quite that bad). Anyone looking at this kit from rusty's should definitely upgrade to the flowmaster muffler. on a side note, the kit fit great and only took a few minutes to install once the old one was removed.
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Old April 27th, 2012, 06:19 PM   #45
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I'd like a little input here, I'm looking at the trailworthy fab rims and wondering if its worth the money to have rock rings welded on. This will be my daily driver/weekend wheeler, and I doubt its worth the added weight and expense at this point in time. I also doubt that a TJ has enough weight to compress those military tires to the point that the rim is in danger, at least the way I drive. Thoughts, comments opinions on this are welcome.
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Old May 17th, 2012, 10:29 PM   #46
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Dropped my waggy Dana 44's off at rock solid today to have tj brackets and 4.88's installed.
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Old May 17th, 2012, 10:43 PM   #47
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i talked to stockton a while back. they will build what ever you want.
ive heard good things about them. they told me $109 for a 16.5 soft 8 with hd thick 5 on 4.5 centers. no bead lock. much lighter than a humv rim.
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Old May 17th, 2012, 10:44 PM   #48
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Dropped my waggy Dana 44's off at rock solid today to have tj brackets and 4.88's installed.
If ya don't mind me askin, what is that gonna run ya?
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Old May 18th, 2012, 12:05 PM   #49
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A lot
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Last time I checked Stockton Wheel was closing.
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Old May 18th, 2012, 01:28 PM   #51
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If I recall, to get brackets welded on was around 1200, pretty decent gear prices and install, should be done for 2k, probably less. Sounds like a lot, but go price some used rubicon axles sometime, and I have the advantage of lock out hubs and true 44's. I'll be installing lock rights myself in the future, although I debate welding the front.
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Old May 18th, 2012, 01:28 PM   #52
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That don't surprise me. Did you supply the gears ??

I am guessing that they will fit and work nice though.
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Old May 18th, 2012, 01:37 PM   #53
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Actually their prices on gears were better than I could find online, so I'm letting them order them up. The axles should bolt right in, which is what I need since this is my DD.
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Old June 3rd, 2012, 11:27 PM   #54
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A little rust in need of repair now that I have a welder in my garage

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By no means professional, but it will do for now

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Time for flat fenders

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It's a little nerve racking to hack up part of your daily driver knowing you can't go back
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Old June 3rd, 2012, 11:33 PM   #55
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Genright 4" flare ready for fitting

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Fitting definitely takes some work, alon. With the BFH to get everything just right. Ready to be pulled off and painted.

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I did basecoat-clear coat to match the body color, if I were to do it over, I probably would skip the hassle and just have them powder coated black. We will see tomorrow or the next day when I get them in place, hopefully they look nice and clean.
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Old June 3rd, 2012, 11:35 PM   #56
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Here's a bigger pic, they should be on by Tuesday
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Old June 4th, 2012, 06:19 PM   #57
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Finished product, I still have a few small things to work on, alignment mostly, but they turned out decent
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Old June 4th, 2012, 10:26 PM   #58
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ive got another dana 30 power lock if you still need one
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Axles are back from rock solid, for those wondering, about 1200 for tj brackets welded in, and about 900 for 4.88 gears, master instal kit and installed. These guys do great work and I highly recommend them.
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Old June 12th, 2012, 08:10 PM   #60
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I went down the New road....44 housing with 4.10 gears, yukon locker, shafts, and truss.... It was $3100 out the door. Rock Solid does great work!!!!
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