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Old February 27th, 2011, 09:26 AM   #21
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give me a call when you r going to be doing some of this would love to help and hang out.
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Old February 27th, 2011, 03:20 PM   #22
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Thanks. CLICK HERE for the install instructions. I didn't compare if they're the same as the hard copy I got with the skid plate. I will say that the skid plate design has changed just a little from the photo on AEV's website, and that they did away with a separate supplemental hardware kit for automatics. More to come...

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Wow, SUPER helpful instructions! There is a brand on ebay, EMP I think, that sells flat belly skids for like $279, and I was considering going that route. I think you are pretty much on your own for figuring out how to install it However. Reading through that makes me think spending some extra dough for a well thought out skid might be worth a second look. Thanks a lot for posting that I appreciate it!
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Old February 27th, 2011, 03:37 PM   #23
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give me a call when you r going to be doing some of this would love to help and hang out.
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Wow, SUPER helpful instructions! There is a brand on ebay, EMP I think, that sells flat belly skids for like $279, and I was considering going that route. I think you are pretty much on your own for figuring out how to install it However. Reading through that makes me think spending some extra dough for a well thought out skid might be worth a second look. Thanks a lot for posting that I appreciate it!
That was kind of my thought, as well. Their great focus on instructions/end-user friendliness was a big bonus in my book.

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Old February 28th, 2011, 03:19 PM   #24
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man theres nothing better than getting new parts in the mail like you said its like christmas lol
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Old March 9th, 2011, 08:25 AM   #25
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updates?

keep up the good work.
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Old March 9th, 2011, 11:00 AM   #26
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updates?

keep up the good work.

Nope. This is a "slow roast" build, and it's living up to the name. Thanks, man. We'll talk soon.

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Old March 9th, 2011, 11:26 AM   #27
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I probably would have skipped the shafts. But then again I made a vacu-disco d30 live under V8 power.

Looking good. The first scratch is the hardest
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Old March 9th, 2011, 12:03 PM   #28
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I probably would have skipped the shafts. But then again I made a vacu-disco d30 live under V8 power.

Looking good. The first scratch is the hardest
Thanks Jacob.

The shafts are some insurance until I get bigger axles under mine (currently being researched). The D30 will end up under Mira's (my daughter's) XJ, so the bling shafts will still have a good home then.

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Old March 10th, 2011, 06:45 PM   #29
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i dont know how you can sit on them parts and not have the jeep half torn apart and installing. It would drive me insane.
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Old March 20th, 2011, 07:13 PM   #30
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i dont know how you can sit on them parts and not have the jeep half torn apart and installing. It would drive me insane.
Kid time and working on Mira's Jeep has taken a priority, and I wouldn't have it any other way.


Update...The powdercoat on the Currie Anti-Rock arms I got is shoddy, so I have to call Currie this week about swapping them out. I think I may just spend a few more bucks and get the aluminum arms. More to come...

I did pick up a Dana 70U rear axle (4.88 gearing) from a '10a aircraft tug for a longer-term rear axle solution (front will likely be a narrowed Dana 60).

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Old March 20th, 2011, 07:42 PM   #31
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Looking forward to when you start fabricating things again.
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Old March 20th, 2011, 07:50 PM   #32
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Looking forward to when you start fabricating things again.
Yeah, welding sheet metal (in Mira's XJ floor pans) is a PITA. Can't wait to be done with it.

I will have some minor updates on my M101-A3 military trailer before long, though.

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Old March 27th, 2011, 02:46 PM   #33
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I picked up my Dana 70U this weekend. It's W-I-D-E (75"), but it'll be narrowed. This Dana 70U has a nodular iron center section, a smooth bottom (see photo below), 4.88 gears, and a Power-Lok limited-slip. It's not a high-pinion axle, but the pinion is just below the center line of the axle, so it's not really a low-pinion, either. I'll work later this week on removing the spring perches and shock mounts, and get it ready for narrowing. I did pull one of the shafts, and unfortunately, the shaft tapers down just outward from the existing splines, so I probably won't be able to have them shortened & resplined.

I'll also be converting the rear to disc brakes.

It's definitely a heavy motha'!!!

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Old March 27th, 2011, 03:11 PM   #34
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Looks good Craig. Glad you got it back safe.
Can't wait to see more progress. Let me know if you need a hand when you're ready to install.
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Old March 27th, 2011, 03:23 PM   #35
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Looks good Craig. Glad you got it back safe.
Can't wait to see more progress. Let me know if you need a hand when you're ready to install.
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Thanks again, Nate!
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Old March 28th, 2011, 09:04 PM   #36
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These showed up today. They're MUCH nicer than the steel arms (which had a fairly shoddy powdercoat job, and will be sent back this week). I hope to get the new AntiRock installed this Friday.

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Old April 1st, 2011, 07:26 PM   #37
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The Currie Antirock install went fine, until I realized the connecting links (sway bar to axle) were too long. They're designed for a 4" lift, and mine only has a 2" budget boost. I have a call in to Currie to get advice from their techs on how to proceed. Drat.

EDIT: I just found these Currie 6.5" link rods (P/N CE-9901RD3), which I think will be just the ticket.

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Old April 1st, 2011, 07:30 PM   #38
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solution: bigger lift lol
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Old April 1st, 2011, 07:52 PM   #39
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Craig,
I read a thread about shorter links for the anti-rock on jeepforum just recently, you might do a search on there.

Here is a pic of my LJ that I picked up last may. If I can shake my mtb habit I'll start a mild build on mine.

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I read a thread about shorter links for the anti-rock on jeepforum just recently, you might do a search on there.
Thanks. I have found a couple threads there (have done some searching today), but thought the Currie folks would have the best input. I can't wait to test it out!

Craig

EDIT: Just found P/N CE-9901RD3, which I think will work for me.

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