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Old October 25th, 2013, 11:57 AM   #361
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Old October 25th, 2013, 09:21 PM   #362
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Ummm no. I'm thinking grader ball
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Old October 25th, 2013, 09:27 PM   #363
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Leaf spring front? Nah. 4 link long arms FTW.
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Old October 25th, 2013, 10:33 PM   #364
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i know a guy that is killer with creating new spring packs though

old school fer schizzle.

If I ever pick up another junker xj I'm doing that just to be that guy.
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Old October 26th, 2013, 01:03 AM   #365
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Thanks for helping me move all that. Now to figure out what I have and if I can use it. I believe its early bronco Dana 44 and nine inch with lockers and maybe some chromo shafts and 4.88 gears.
I think the driver side are off brand chromos the 9" is spooled the 44 has a tight trutrac not sure on gears. They are 71/72 EB axles with disk break conversion and comaro calipers.
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Old November 4th, 2013, 11:07 AM   #366
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Old December 1st, 2013, 04:32 PM   #367
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Rear end cleaned up and ready to go under jeep for mock up.



Front end cleaned up and ready as well.

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Old December 1st, 2013, 05:17 PM   #368
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Cool I just placed my order for brakets with ruffstuff
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In for the build. Should be cool to see come together.
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Old December 1st, 2013, 06:28 PM   #370
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It's coming along now.
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I forgot to ask if you still had the old one lying around, might want a few things off it before you scrap or part out?
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Old December 8th, 2013, 03:31 PM   #372
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I forgot to ask if you still had the old one lying around, might want a few things off it before you scrap or part out?
yep i still have the red one. Its packed with scrap and sitting on a trailer. I have to remove the suspension from it and its going bye bye in two weeks.


Now that i have these axles people are trying to talk me into tons. Talk me in or out of it. If you talk me into it find someone to buy my axles.
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Why go to tons? Because it's what the cool kids seem to be doing? I don't think you'll have a problem with the 44/9 combo. Curb hasn't broke his.

BTW, do you have a scrap 35 or 8 1/4 housing? I need the shock mounts off of it, the brackets that weld to the housing.
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Why go to tons? Because it's what the cool kids seem to be doing? I don't think you'll have a problem with the 44/9 combo. Curb hasn't broke his.

BTW, do you have a scrap 35 or 8 1/4 housing? I need the shock mounts off of it, the brackets that weld to the housing.
I guess the only reason to go tons would be so i would never have to worry about a tire size and horse power limit. That being said I have yet to break either of my stock dana axles with a 35" tire and a clapped out 4.0. I have a small block that could change that. I really think that I should stick with the 44/9 that i have because they are complete and still a slight upgrade. Greg and I did notice that the nine inch is so narrow that my leafs and my calpiers may not work well together.

Yes I have the 35 under the red one at gregs. If you want the brackets you can cut them off. I plan on being down there this weekend to strip the suspension from it.
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Why go to tons? Because it's what the cool kids seem to be doing? I don't think you'll have a problem with the 44/9 combo. Curb hasn't broke his.

BTW, do you have a scrap 35 or 8 1/4 housing? I need the shock mounts off of it, the brackets that weld to the housing.
Hasn't curb had luck with the "almost alloy" kit?
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I finished reinforcing the unibody today.
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I vote 1 tons fir a couple reasons.
1. You have to get different wheels either way if you go one ton or use the 44/9

2. Tons will give you a wider stance. Your 44/9 are very narrow making a side roll easier.

3. Your going with a v8, you should have lots more torque and horse power then currently

4. Why not do it once and be done with it.
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