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Old October 4th, 2011, 06:22 PM   #1
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alright so this is my first car and i have recently got a new truck so now i can finally start to take my jeep to the next level. right now it is sitting at 6.5 inchs on short arms......i know. i want to keep the same lift height or maybe a little less. i am building long arms and all that good stuff. i am trying to buy some d44's for it so that will dictate the tires i run.

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the other day i stretched my wheelbase


and i got some t&t stiffeners with jcr off road rear armor and led taillight housings, and then jeeptube front fender skins. i will be doing tube fenders, and some other stuff. i am 18 and in college so im not sure how fast this will be. if you have any ideas suggestions, or criticism let me know. i figure the best way to learn is to have those who know better than i do teach me things as i go.
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Old October 4th, 2011, 06:29 PM   #2
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if you stretchd it by flipping you rrear springs first thing ur going to need is a traction bar to prevent axle wrap and it sounds like u are on the right track, what size tire are you planning on running in the end, it is somthing to think about before buying and building the d44's, the over all consenses it 37's or 38's if you are easy on the go pedal with d44's other wise anything over that u might as well build a 60/60 or 60/14 combo
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yea i am either gonna do traction bars, or just be done with it and link it. i have 33's now, but if i stay with the 30/8.25 then i will go 35's and just take it easy. then if i get the 44's i was gonna try for 37's. i cant afford a front 60 or i would lol
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Old October 4th, 2011, 06:42 PM   #4
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removed the invasive front wheel well, time to make a new one and then do the other side
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Old October 4th, 2011, 08:02 PM   #5
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BTW, consider yourself lucky to have a nice vehicle like this to toy with. When I was 18 (through 23), I was working 2 jobs just to pay for college, and didn't own a car...just a motorcycle.

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Old October 4th, 2011, 08:13 PM   #6
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yea thanks man, its always been rust free since i have owned it but it was totaled when i got it, so i got a good deal, and i know about working lol, been roofing/construction for the past 2 years and landscaping for 2 years before that. but i do consider myself very lucky. anyone know what thickness i should make my new wheel-wells? i was thinking 10 gauge? i got my templet made so tomorrow i am hoping to get the steel and use my neighbors break and sheer and knock the driver side out.
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Old October 4th, 2011, 08:17 PM   #7
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yea thanks man, its always been rust free since i have owned it but it was totaled when i got it, so i got a good deal, and i know about working lol, been roofing/construction for the past 2 years and landscaping for 2 years before that. but i do consider myself very lucky. anyone know what thickness i should make my new wheel-wells? i was thinking 10 gauge? i got my templet made so tomorrow i am hoping to get the steel and use my neighbors break and sheer and knock the driver side out.
I want to say I used 16 gauge when I built mine. But now I can't remember.
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I would recommend the type of traction bar that goes from the top of the diff to up by the T-case. Perhaps someone knows a name for them..?? I have james duff full length traction bars on my tuck. It completely eliminated flex, its locked right up now.
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i don't want to eliminate flex, i don't want the axle to try and drive under my jeep, i was just gonna do a traction bar that mounts to the inside of uni body with 1 link, then it would split and mount to the axle at 2 points. kind or like a sideways Y. correct me if i am wrong but wouldn't this be best as far as not limiting flex and preventing binding?
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Old October 4th, 2011, 09:16 PM   #10
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Here is a good build of a traction bar, won't get hung up on it either.
http://www.cherokeetalk.com/forum/f6...bar-build-835/

There is another down the page.
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Old October 5th, 2011, 12:30 PM   #11
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Looks good, I'm doing most of this right now to mine. I've always thought 44's were a waste of time though unless u get a steal of a deal on them already set up.
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Looking good so far. I think your on the right path. I agree with what was said about he 44's, if you can pick them up cheap run them if not do a 60/14 combo.

If your planning on linking it I would wait till you got your axles figured out first and just run a traciton bar just like you said in the rear. Just remember when you mount it in the front it has to be on a shackle to allow it to move. There is another way you could do the traction bars also. I am going to look for some pictures to help explain it and I will post them up when I find them.

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I would recommend the type of traction bar that goes from the top of the diff to up by the T-case. Perhaps someone knows a name for them..?? I have james duff full length traction bars on my tuck. It completely eliminated flex, its locked right up now.
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Surprised I haven't seen this thing running around.
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Surprised I haven't seen this thing running around.
you may have, has a big "ducks unlimeted" sticker on the back, im the one that has been bugging you about your axles
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Looking good so far. I think your on the right path. I agree with what was said about he 44's, if you can pick them up cheap run them if not do a 60/14 combo.

If your planning on linking it I would wait till you got your axles figured out first and just run a traciton bar just like you said in the rear. Just remember when you mount it in the front it has to be on a shackle to allow it to move. There is another way you could do the traction bars also. I am going to look for some pictures to help explain it and I will post them up when I find them.
yea don,t some people build them where that act almost like a front ds were it is made of 2 pieces and slips in and out of one another. then my question about the shackle design is, what keeps id from going forward into the tcase? it looks close in the pic, but maybe it just stops itself before it gets too close?
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you may have, has a big "ducks unlimeted" sticker on the back, im the one that has been bugging you about your axles
Ahhh... I see. Not sure I have seen it around, but you can't live far from me.
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yea don,t some people build them where that act almost like a front ds were it is made of 2 pieces and slips in and out of one another. then my question about the shackle design is, what keeps id from going forward into the tcase? it looks close in the pic, but maybe it just stops itself before it gets too close?
Yes that's exactly it. Its a simple design that works and still allows full articulation. The other way will somewhat limit your articulation.
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Old October 8th, 2011, 04:49 PM   #18
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not a whole lot done, started putting my frame stiffeners on, in not done yet there are a few welds i am not happy with.


this ones not too bad right?
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Old October 8th, 2011, 05:48 PM   #19
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on the last picture posted it looks like your going a bit to fast.
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yea may have been, i can weld pretty good when the piece is on the bench, but overhead welding is a whole different game to me, and i don't have alot of practice in it.
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