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Old September 20th, 2011, 11:41 AM   #1
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i posted this in the jeep tech area and didnt get too much responce so maybe here i will get more feedback on what you guys think


so i have a 1997 cherokee. im in the process of putting d60 front in and 14 both in the rear.. both axles are outfitted with detroit lockers and 4:56 gears.

the big issue here is that i only have enough money right now for one or the other.. either i can get Brand new super swamper LTBs 40/16-16 and just a standard tcase setup without dual cases...OR dual cases and used tires around 600-700$

im in a big dilemma on what to do... i have to have custom drive shafts made anyways. and if i waited to do dual cases ill have to have the drive shafts lengthen/shortened...

but with running dual cases with used tires i might not have to traction that the dual cases is adding...

let me know what you guys are thinking...im leaning to dual cases and used tires just becaise it seems like it will be less money spent in the long run and new tires are easy to just bolt on as dual cases are more involved to installed. heres a pic of her as of a few weeks ago. she needs a few things still but this is the general idea.

the 2nd picture with the tire is a 38.5 gumbo monster mudder.. just as a size comparison.
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Old September 20th, 2011, 12:05 PM   #2
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used ltbs and duel cases forsure!
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Old September 20th, 2011, 12:36 PM   #3
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more pics please i am about to do rear tube fenders, what are you doing in the front?
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i can get more deatiled pics this weekend. the black is my coilover towers and bracing.. and yes the hood still opens on the factory hinges.
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I agree on the dual cases before tires. I have 42's with 5.38 gears and a stock 231 case. I'm looking at dual case setups now because I can't crawl for shit right now. Is your XJ still stock motor and tranny? Auto or manual? Used tires can always be given new life with grooving anyway.
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i can get more deatiled pics this weekend.
yea that would be great, im thinking about doing an exo also but i can make up my mind.
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yea that would be great, im thinking about doing an exo also but i can make up my mind.
no problem i can get you some. im also in the process to put on an exo cage. i like it because you can wheel pretty hard and not make it look that way
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I agree on the dual cases before tires. I have 42's with 5.38 gears and a stock 231 case. I'm looking at dual case setups now because I can't crawl for shit right now. Is your XJ still stock motor and tranny? Auto or manual? Used tires can always be given new life with grooving anyway.
yep still got the stock aw4,I6, and 231 with sye... nothing fancy here
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what size tube are you using? the bender i have access to only has a 1 5/8" die, so i am wondering if that will work or not?
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im using 1.75 just regular electric wall tubing. so there really isnt any difference .0625 per side.
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So your building a cage out of 1.5" EMT?
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EMT? not sure i know what that is.

im actually using ERW which it starts off as a flat sheet and this is rolled up into a tube and welded. DOM tubing is usually made the same way but there is an extra process where this tube is drawn through a die along with a mandrel to control the outer and inner diameters of the tube. This extra process strengthens the steel since it is cold formed by up to 20%.

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yep still got the stock aw4,I6, and 231 with sye... nothing fancy here
In that case I would definately go with the doubler, especially with 4.56 gears. I need one with 5.38's.
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