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Old March 4th, 2009, 02:23 PM   #21
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Not sure if I will have extras, but what would you be looking for?
My front w/5.13's is welded and I need either an open or l/slip carrier to replace it.
My rear needs some 5.13's.
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Old March 4th, 2009, 02:34 PM   #22
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I dont think I will have anything to help ya.

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Old March 11th, 2009, 05:22 PM   #23
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So upon close inspection of my pre-setup 44-9 by someone else, I found the c's were not the same from side to side. My rig is driven to the trail so this had to be fixed for on road drivability.

I am cutting the c's off and starting over. This will also alow me to set the proper caster angle once I have decided on a pinion angle.

Here is what it looks like now. Just waiting to pick up my DOM tube to sleave the exsisting 9" tubes.



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Old March 13th, 2009, 07:23 AM   #24
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I now have the axle housing sleaved.

Still have to trim the ends, truss it and add gussets to the inside before the center of the tube is cut out.

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Old March 18th, 2009, 08:15 PM   #25
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I now have the C's on and the truss tacked into place.

I am going to run the pinion at 20* to help with drivline angles.. It will probably be not the greatest, but should do for this summer.

The caster is at 3* so when my HP 3rd goes in I can turn the pinion down and have good caster for street driving.

It is very tough to decide what to set these angles at when I dont have my d30 out to mock up the axle in the truck.

We will see when it hits the alignment rack.



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Old March 21st, 2009, 07:45 AM   #26
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Here is the axle with the rough spring perch set into place.

Now just cleaning everything up a bit and waiting for some builder balls to come in (care of Tim at TMR Customs) to finsh the control arm mounts.


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Old March 26th, 2009, 07:50 PM   #27
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I haven't made much progress on the axle housing lately. I'm just waiting on upper control arm mounts to move forward.

I'm still working on it just other things. The spring plates have been cleaned up and ready for install



I have rebuilt the 3rd with new bearings, also set the gears up properly seeing as the old owner just slamed them in and called it a day. Hopefully the gears last the summer till I get my HP 3rd.



I have also cleaned up and painted the knuckles, hubs, calipers and brackets.




And since this front axle was a mess, I decided to check out the rear one I purchased from the same guy. It ended up being bent 5/8" from one end to the other. So I have cut it up also and am installing new tubes to straighten it. I will truss it and add my custom 4 link mounts and spring plates to it aswell. I out sourced the assembly of this one as it cost me the same as making a jig to go through the center to keepit straight during the welding.

Both axles started like this...Purchased used..





Now the rear looks like this.

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Got the rear axle back from the chassis shop. They welded on the tubes using their jig. Now we are going to truss it, then it goes back to the chassis shop to have the bearing ends put on while the axle is in the jig. This will give me a straight strong housing.








These are the bearing ends cut off.




Axle truss installed.




All the link brakets front and rear.. Ready for install.

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So I got the axle back from the chassis shop, they pressed the axle straight again after the truss was welded on then welded on the bearing ends.

We then transfered all the link braket measurements over to the 9 and tacked on the link brackets for a test fit. It fits just right!!













Here is a lil teaser.. I can't wait till these suckers are on!!!

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Very nice work.
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So we now have the front upper radius mounts tacked on the axle and the axle mocked up in place. I'm happy with the caster to pinion angle relation.
Just have to place the trac bar and shock mounts, then the front axle will be finish welded.
Then its time for paint.





We used a weld on Johnny Joint for the upper radius mounts





Here is a pic of the inside supports we put in to help with strength, and support the tubes where the axle seals are gunna go.






There have been skid plates attached to the rear lower link mounts and the upper link mounts have been beafed up. Just have shock mounts, disc brakes and paint left to do on the rear.



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The rear disc brake brakets tacked in ready for welding, along with the shock mounts.










I have put the XJ back on all 4's to make sure the hieght is the same from front to rear.
I also wanted to check the pinion to caster relation with the axle in the truck.
All good, now the front axle gets burned in!!






Checked the length of the new steering arms, all good aswell.

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So finally got a coat of paint on the axle housings...




The tube through the front axle has been cut and the seals installed.




Looks like no matter what I did with my pinion angle I was never gunna get good DS angles with a low pinion.
There will be a high pinion going in ASAP!. For now I will just limit the front axle on the one side.
Otherwise everything is going smoothly!!!
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 07:09 PM   #37
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So I have finished off the axles!!

The brakes felt like crap with the stock master cylinder so I put a larger one in. Now they work excelent!!. I know have the stopping power of all wheel disc that are much larger then the stock brakes were.






The steering works great! I have a good turning radius.








The used gears that came with the original purchase of the axles apeared to be in good shape when I picked them up.. They however did not setup very nice and are a lil noisy on the hwy above 80kms/hr. This means I will be getting new gears very soon.. HP carriers to go with the gears as well!

The first test run was very sucsessfull. I can't wait to get it out to the rocks!!


Here are some shots from today!









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Looks great .... i love 2 door xjs
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So finally got a coat of paint on the axle housings...




The tube through the front axle has been cut and the seals installed.




Looks like no matter what I did with my pinion angle I was never gunna get good DS angles with a low pinion.
There will be a high pinion going in ASAP!. For now I will just limit the front axle on the one side.
Otherwise everything is going smoothly!!!
so how did you know were the tube needed to be cut inside.

by the way nice build I'm debating weather or not to do 60's or 609's
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