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Old June 19th, 2012, 09:10 PM   #61
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What 44 housings did you go with?
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Old June 19th, 2012, 09:27 PM   #62
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You looking more like a wheeler then a web wheeler.
So what weekend need I come down for the axle install?
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Old June 19th, 2012, 11:43 PM   #63
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What 44 housings did you go with?
Rubi/Tj d44 housing
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Old June 20th, 2012, 06:56 PM   #64
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Yeah, I specifically wanted to avoid the rubi 44's, I feel the waggys are a bigger overall upgrade even though they are low pinion. I really wanted lockouts, don't mind the six lug, and like the waggy width.
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Old June 20th, 2012, 06:58 PM   #65
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No axle install yet, still need ball joints, brakes, and I'm probably going to wait until I get my long arms and Rims/tires figured out
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Old June 20th, 2012, 07:00 PM   #66
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sounds good. I'd say go get mine so you had something to work on but you need to finish that boat.
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Old June 20th, 2012, 07:25 PM   #67
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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.
I just picket up some 37 pit bull rockers. My Tj has a 5.3 and with 5psi in the goodyear oz tires they didn't move an inch. Your going to want some tires with softer side walls than 37" oz's for a DD

oh and I went with a rubi housing cause I have an 8.8 in the raer and wanted to keep the same bolt pattern. Also lockouts cant really handle over a 33" tire

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Old June 20th, 2012, 07:41 PM   #68
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yeah with your hp, but not a 4.0.

And yeah dd tire better with some sidewall flex, but you don't drive it that far really anyways so it is liveable. And besides you could run the OZs for now and change out later to a different tire if you don't like them, cause i'm thinking you was looking to go that way more for the duel beadlock rim right?
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Old June 20th, 2012, 07:46 PM   #69
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also check out Monkeybiz thread, told you to get your shafts done at D&R Driveline, price I was unsure so this should give you a rough idea.
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Old June 20th, 2012, 08:18 PM   #70
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I don't mind the stiff sidewall, with double bead licks it's not like I have to run much tire pressure anyway. When the oz's wear out I can buy treadwright retreads for way cheaper than any other 37" (or even 35") tire
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Old June 20th, 2012, 08:23 PM   #71
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May pay for the tire upgrade right off the bat from trailworthyfab
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Old June 20th, 2012, 08:25 PM   #72
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fucking run it!
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Old June 20th, 2012, 08:43 PM   #73
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On the side note about lockouts not holding up, any driveline component will fail when pushed to the limits, where that limit is found depends on power, tire size, grip, and most importantly the DRIVER. For my driving style I believe I'll be fine, and when parts start breaking I'll upgrade if needed. Personally I'd rather repair a lockout in the middle of a rock garden than a u joint or axle shaft. If the lockout is the weak point it will hopefully act as a fuse and save more expensive and difficult repairs. Just my humble opinion.

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D&R made both my shafts.... they do great work with quick turn around!
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Yeah, I plan on having them shorten my driveshafts when the time comes.

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Old July 29th, 2012, 04:38 PM   #76
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Just an update, picked up another power-loc limited slip and used it to rebuild mine, got it back together and planning on being at twisted for summer dog party
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Old July 29th, 2012, 10:24 PM   #77
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Just an update, picked up another power-loc limited slip and used it to rebuild mine, got it back together and planning on being at twisted for summer dog party
im glad it worked out for you
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Old July 30th, 2012, 01:30 PM   #78
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sucks my engine went out, wont be able to wheel, but hope to still make it out there so maybe hitch a ride.
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Old July 30th, 2012, 02:17 PM   #79
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I'll miss you having your rig around, if only for all the spare shit you carry...I had to sort through my stuff to find spare parts that I could bring along. I can only fit so much in the back of the TJ
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Old August 11th, 2012, 03:42 PM   #80
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So mini beast got his rig together for dog party and we did some wheeling, until the steering box bolts all sheared off. Welded on 40's with stock steering don't mix. He did manage to get it back together later in the day and try some crawling. My tj held up great on the other hand, the rebuilt limited slip was working great. I drove the jeep pretty hard, but can't wait to get the new axles under it and some bigger tires. I'm still planing in the trail worthy fab wheels, but springing for the guard dog retreads when the time comes.
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