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Old January 5th, 2010, 06:34 AM   #281
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Took my chance on PORC, checked my CC policy on payment cancellation first though I did call and verify over the phone that all the items were in stock and ready to ship when I placed my order. I didn't have any issues with my HD SYE when I ordered it from them but I've read bad seller threads also. We'll see how it works out.
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Old January 5th, 2010, 06:36 AM   #282
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i ordered some parts through there a few years ago and it was perfect. the parts showed up a few days later. i guess they really went in the shitter there for a while. isnt it under new ownership now or something of that nature?
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Old January 5th, 2010, 07:27 AM   #283
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I have ordered some parts from them over the duration of my build and have had good luck. But I have also heard of bad sale threads with them aswell. I think it might be a hit or miss subject.

Jeeps looking good.
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Old January 5th, 2010, 08:38 AM   #284
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I have ordered some parts from them over the duration of my build and have had good luck. But I have also heard of bad sale threads with them aswell. I think it might be a hit or miss subject.

Jeeps looking good.
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Old January 9th, 2010, 08:48 AM   #285
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CTB2 came over to supervise last night and stayed until 1am helping me get my 14B swapped over to disc brakes. I might actually have a "roller" now Waiting for PORC to deliver gears before I take the 4:10's out. Going to work on tying everything together today. Those piles of rust fell out of the drums, no wonder they didn't rotate
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Old January 9th, 2010, 02:07 PM   #286
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Just left feva4u's place, other then the gear swap I think he might be able to put the 14bolt under it today and leave it under it.
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Old January 9th, 2010, 08:25 PM   #287
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Well, not quite done with the 14B yet but I did get a bracket made to run an explorer alternator along with the TJ alternator. I'll finish up the 14B first thing tomorrow morning and start prepping the engine to come out. I'm going to try and figure out how to twin stick the D300 tomorrow, should be interesting. No gears or locker delivered today
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Old January 9th, 2010, 08:42 PM   #288
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It dont seem to look so bad. Want me to break in the 4ds for you while you are waiting?
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Old January 10th, 2010, 12:24 AM   #289
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Don't think the 2.5 is up to the task with the 4d's
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Old January 10th, 2010, 08:23 AM   #291
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did you buy the caliper brackets or did you make them? if you bought them how much did they cost? im converting my 14 bolt over soon. cant wait to see how you do your twin stick conversion, i want to do that to mine as well. nice work
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Old January 10th, 2010, 08:41 AM   #292
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Don't think the 2.5 is up to the task with the 4d's
If you decide not to use the 2.5 and change it to a 4.0 I might be interested in it
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Old January 10th, 2010, 08:51 AM   #293
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did you buy the caliper brackets or did you make them? if you bought them how much did they cost? im converting my 14 bolt over soon. cant wait to see how you do your twin stick conversion, i want to do that to mine as well. nice work
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If you decide not to use the 2.5 and change it to a 4.0 I might be interested in it
Collin has the 2.5L in his, I put a 4.0L in mine
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Old January 10th, 2010, 09:26 AM   #294
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thanks for the info
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Didn't think of it while we were doing the brake swap this weekend, but might want to check the length of your studs vs using those Hutchkinson rims....

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Old January 10th, 2010, 05:55 PM   #296
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I'll have to take a look, hanks for the heads up

Today I got the 14B finished up except for the gears, hopefully they come tomorrow. Paul stopped over to help me tear the diff apart and I welded up an "orb of traction" for the rear. He took parts home with him to pull bearings and clean stuff up. Thanks for the help today Paul Got alot of little BS stuff done today, feels good to make progress.
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Old January 10th, 2010, 05:59 PM   #297
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14bolts are stupid easy aren't they
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I like it. I'm going to trim the bottom to blend with the diff cover but I'm going to wait until it's back together before I start throwing grinder dust everywhere again.
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Old January 13th, 2010, 06:25 PM   #299
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Still no gears or locker. Called today, no explanation for gears, locker and crush sleeves supposed to show up today.......but didn't.....Ughhhhhhhhhh.
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Old January 14th, 2010, 07:45 AM   #300
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Still no gears or locker. Called today, no explanation for gears, locker and crush sleeves supposed to show up today.......but didn't.....Ughhhhhhhhhh.
Maybe the shipped them to Paul?
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