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Old July 27th, 2011, 02:36 PM   #81
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I have a detroit in my TJ, and I had one in a 8.8 in another TJ, both autos though. Honestly never even known they were there unless I really smashed the throttle. Offroad it was noticed immediately. I so go detroit. Not like you have any snow to deal with out there.
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Old July 27th, 2011, 02:53 PM   #82
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we have a Super 35 ARB on clearance for $700:

http://completeoffroad.com/i-6912316...e-rd105-u.html

add a Yukon Zip locker (Yukon's air activated locker) up front when you have the cash and you would have a great setup.
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Old July 27th, 2011, 02:57 PM   #83
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o, and excellent build BTW
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we have a Super 35 ARB on clearance for $700:

http://completeoffroad.com/i-6912316...e-rd105-u.html

add a Yukon Zip locker (Yukon's air activated locker) up front when you have the cash and you would have a great setup.
I checked out your website the other day, and I didn't even realize you posted in my thread how funny. I've been checking out the super 35 kit you have w/ the Detroit. It's a good price, what brand are the shafts and parts?? What warranty??
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Just got my brand new Detroit locker. So I guess I'm staying with the 35 for now. Bought it off a craigslist add new in box for 350. It's still 27 splines but I'll upgrade to alloy shafts in the future. It's a lot easier to find a spare 27 spline then it is a custom alloy 30 spline at the auto parts store.

And the guy I bought it from is going to do the install with new 4.88s for 250, so it's not a bad deal at all.

I'm going to buy the gears and overhaul kits from rustys. They have a deal for front and rear for 425. I haven't really seen a better price yet.

Now I just need to locate a set of d30/35s on the cheap to rebuild then sell my stock ones with 4.10s
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I can't wait to get this and gears installed.
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Old August 25th, 2011, 12:57 AM   #88
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Just got my gears delivered. Now I just need to find a hopefully free d35 to build then just swap it in.
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Old August 28th, 2011, 11:22 AM   #89
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Went and did a little wheeling yesterday. Took some back roads to lake pleasant in az. The jeep worked flawlessly even with my stock gears. And the tummy tuck made the biggest improvement, I didn't even get a scratch from a rock on it. No more hang ups on the stick skid. Also the first time I actually used the winch for vehicle recovery. Pulled the stock toy up a hill after he got into a tight spot. The xrc8 worked great, did the job no problem.








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Old September 14th, 2011, 10:05 PM   #90
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Was a good day today. I went to a shop and was discussing some options I was thinking for front suspension.

So then we started talking, and then I let myself get talked into a new yukon zip locker for the front d30. So I'll be locked front and rear with new 4.88s and hopefully some alloy rear shafts if I can squeeze them into the deal.

All in all a good day for my jeep. Now I just can't wait till next weekend when it gets installed
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Old September 21st, 2011, 10:44 PM   #91
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Having troubles with pre death wobble shakes.

Culprit #1 - enlarged trackbar bushing sleeve and axle mount bolt hole. Solution drill out to 1/2" and install grade 8 1/2" bolt. Also welded a 1/2" washer to the axle mount to give it more strength.

Culprit #2 - after the trackbar I was still getting some pre-dw shimmy, but if you held onto steering wheel tightly they went away. I rotated the tires, that seems to of helped a lot. We will see after a few days.

Also installed new brakes - awesome feeling to stop a bit better than the 60000 original pads, adjusted the rear drums. And the new black lugnuts that came with the rims. And a 1" spacer to level out the front.


Saturday - 4.88s and a zip locker front Detroit rear
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Old September 27th, 2011, 11:27 PM   #92
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New gears are awesome. The Detroit is kinda noisy but I like it so far.
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Old October 2nd, 2011, 11:07 AM   #93
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Front gears in. Zip locker in. Arb compressor in.

I had a good weekend.




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Old November 12th, 2011, 08:15 AM   #94
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Update

Bought my metalcloak rocker panels. Free shipping for veterans day woot!!!

To celebrate I went out wheeling last night and unintentionally broke a front u joint and took out the shaft, and a snapped rear axle shaft at the same time.
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Some celebration eh? Bummer. Chromos?
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I was thinking rcv shafts, but really turned off by the price, and then turning the r&p into the next weak point isn't so appealing either.

But definitely getting some 4340 chromos next.

And I'm going to do an 8.8 swap in the next few months when I can get the funds.

I'm thinking an air locker instead of the Detroit, it's really really hard on my transmission. It makes it hard to shift into 1st and 2nd ever since I got it in the d35. And hopefully it will be the last rear axle I buy for it.
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Bought some Yukon 4340 chromo front shafts, I guess they are the "hardcore" version and made in the USA they look pretty nice. Better than stock anyway

Got the rear put back together and all new drums and shoes were much needed. Blew out the wheel cylinder when the shaft broke, had to install a new one. Bleeding brakes by yourself is a pain, I need to invest in a vacuum bleeder.
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Just got my metalcloak sliders in. Very beefy, although the tube is only .120 wall it should be fine for a little while.
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I had to put a new exhaust on today, my old one started melting my rear body mount.

30 bucks and some welding and I have my new custom exhaust. Cherry bomb turn muffler and a 2.5" turn down. The whole exhaust is about 24" long and dumps in front of the rear axle. I used and modified the stock hangers and welded them on to work. Sounds really good, it's not too loud, but it has a nice idle and no real drone on the highway. And it's not obnoxiously loud and won't piss of the neighbors. It's almost perfect.



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Old January 9th, 2012, 05:35 AM   #100
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Jared - Is your fuel tank protected from the heat? I have heard of people actually melting a spot on their gas tank from the exhaust. I'm sure you probably have it covered, but just wanted to ask.

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