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Old May 5th, 2010, 09:23 AM   #21
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I need advice...

I would like to advise...

See the difference? That is my only advice for this thread.
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Old May 6th, 2010, 01:20 PM   #22
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Just talked to pat at ironman and he will be ordering me my antirock swaybar, longarm kit and a 1" motor mount lift so I can get my t-case up a bit and get rid of that damn tater digger I got under there!
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Old May 6th, 2010, 07:16 PM   #23
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Make it drivable, and put the rest the $$$ into the axle swap. No need to blow $$ on junk axles
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Old May 6th, 2010, 09:27 PM   #24
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Make it drivable, and put the rest the $$$ into the axle swap. No need to blow $$ on junk axles
I just picked up a front d30 from crazykev with 410 gears in it and a brand r and p for my rear 35 with a install kit for a great price and I would like to find a cheap locker for the rear while I have it apart. Everything I am doing on this build is with the intentions of going big but I just want to have something to wheel in the meantime!
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Old May 6th, 2010, 09:28 PM   #25
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wanna go wheeling this weekend?
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Old May 6th, 2010, 09:32 PM   #26
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wanna go wheeling this weekend?
When are you picking up the new tj?
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Old May 6th, 2010, 09:36 PM   #27
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make it drivable, and put the rest the $$$ into the axle swap. No need to blow $$ on junk axles
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Old May 6th, 2010, 09:53 PM   #28
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I have a ford hp 60 that I need to retube the bent long side on and a set of 39.5 irocs waiting to go on it. I just want to take my time and get all the parts sitting there waiting to go on before I strip it all down again. I have a POS house that needs to be nice before I put tons on my jeep! This will get me by for a year or two!
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Old May 9th, 2010, 12:46 PM   #29
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front axle taken out

you can see the gap that has formed at the balljoint do to the inner C being bent

the gash in my new tire

lower control arm ripped half way off the axle



the other car

shock doesnt work anymore (the dent doesnt look big in the pic but it is)

you can see how far the axle is shifted over


chachi being a good buddy and changing my tire for me
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Old May 9th, 2010, 12:51 PM   #30
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picked up a detroit locker for the rear from vigilante this morning, hoping to get the rear axle taken out yet today so i can get the new gears and locker in it this week, if i dont have to work too much!
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Old May 12th, 2010, 08:08 AM   #31
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gl with the rebuild, had a similar thing happen before. It's nice to play with them & a good excuse to give the old lady as to why you want to spend more $ on it.
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Old May 12th, 2010, 08:44 AM   #32
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man that sucks

I seem to almost get in more accidents while driving my jeep then any other vehicle... People pull out in front of me all the time. Is that just a normal thing for people? I mean shit, if I saw a big truck / jeep coming down the road I'd be sure to leave myself antique room before pulling out.
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Old June 6th, 2010, 05:03 PM   #33
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well i am still waiting on some of my suspension parts from rough country to finish it up. i did get a front d 60 from jeepaholic that will be making its way under it in the near future......
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Old June 24th, 2010, 04:27 PM   #34
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Old June 24th, 2010, 04:35 PM   #35
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well i ended up with
-4:10 gears
-detroit in rear
-lockright in front
-antirock
-1" motor mount lift
-custom trans crossmember
-18.5 inch flatbelly (still have to build skid plate)
-rough country longarm kit with 2.5" springs and 2" spring spacers in front (had to add the spacers to springs just to make the damn thing sit level, i dont know why they cant make the lift so the jeep sits level)
-32" bfg mud terrains w/ full sized matching spare
-black steel D window rims
-front bumper built by tab
-milemarker 12000 lbs winch (too big for the jeep but i had it sitting there)
-low mile 4.0
-removed stock rear bumper
-removed hitch

still to come soon
-sye
-tubework on front bumper
-add on cage
-rear bumper
-front electric line lock
-rear manual line lock
-new brake lines
-fuel return line
-skid pan
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Old June 24th, 2010, 04:39 PM   #36
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looks badass. :drool:
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Old June 24th, 2010, 04:59 PM   #37
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looks badass. :drool:
i am definately excited to see how it does! it should be a different beast thats for sure!
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Old June 25th, 2010, 01:26 PM   #38
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How do you like how the rc 2.5 kit rode with 32's. I just picked up a tj, I was thinking of the same setup for a daily driver.
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Old June 25th, 2010, 02:36 PM   #39
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I only got 80 miles on the springs before I smashed it and that was with the short arms. I thought it rode better than stock. The only thing I hate about it is the front sits 2 inches lower than the rear.
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Old July 4th, 2010, 01:15 PM   #40
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This week I got my electric and manual line locks, my buddy tom hooked me up with a sye, got the kit to bedliner the inside of the tub and a bunch of new seals since this damn thing is leaking like a siv! I got all the suspension square and ready to rock also. I am hoping next weekend I will be able to take it for its maiden voyage!
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