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Old January 16th, 2012, 01:20 PM   #61
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It rides great on the trailer, unless your refering to pushing it out of the garage! Leahs right it was a rocket with two hillbillys riding it down the driveway!!
Other than that, the brakes are done, steering done, switched to a Rock solid front track bar with sector brace. It hits my hi steer arms at full lock so I'm just going to put some stops in. Its getting a cutting brake anyway so hopefully I won't miss a little turning radius. Switched to a Synergy rear trackbar.
The down side, I bought JE REEL drive shafts, and they aren't shipping out untill Monday! The up side. .120 wall shafts instead of .083
For this weekend I guess I'll rework my Shrock works rockers so they work with the long arm, I wasn't going to because of the whole cutting up perfectly good parts thing, but then I rememberd that I just cut a ton of stuff off a fairly new jeep!
You've never seemed to have problems cutting anything up. Like when you used a hole saw to cut open my XJ hatch.

When Ryan said you weren't going to use the sliders because they weren't going to work....my response was, "Why doesn't he just MAKE them work?"
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Old January 17th, 2012, 08:32 AM   #62
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You've never seemed to have problems cutting anything up. Like when you used a hole saw to cut open my XJ hatch.

When Ryan said you weren't going to use the sliders because they weren't going to work....my response was, "Why doesn't he just MAKE them work?"
Its done, Cut up perfectly good rockers to fit my needs!
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Old January 17th, 2012, 09:01 PM   #63
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thats a sweet build. any updated pics?
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Old January 18th, 2012, 09:44 AM   #64
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thats a sweet build. any updated pics?
Thanks, No pics yet, the avatar pic is the newest. I didn't realize that I was going to hit the KOH crowd when I orderd my driveshafts so I'm in a holding pattern.
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Old January 21st, 2012, 08:43 PM   #65
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Drove it today about 100 miles!! It could use a steering stabilizer thats about it. I do have the ABS light on and the BAS lights, I need to do some fine tuning of the sensors and set the steering wheel to zero.
The speedo is working and about 9-10 mph off. The ride quality is better than stock, Well better than the 3.5" standard rubicon lift anyway. I may consider putting the stock springs back in. The 38s look like bike tires!
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Old January 24th, 2012, 11:27 PM   #66
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DONE, Axles check! Long arm check! Schrock works rockers, reworked check! Custom rear swing out tire carrier check!
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Old January 24th, 2012, 11:33 PM   #67
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Surprised you need a steering stabilizer. Whats your toe? I'd put hyd assist on instead to help move those 42's

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Old January 24th, 2012, 11:35 PM   #68
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Old January 25th, 2012, 08:58 AM   #69
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DONE, Axles check! Long arm check! Schrock works rockers, reworked check! Custom rear swing out tire carrier check!
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Old January 25th, 2012, 10:00 AM   #70
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Surprised you need a steering stabilizer. Whats your toe? I'd put hyd assist on instead to help move those 42's

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Toe is set at 1/8" in, These tires are 14.50 wide so its not an issue all of the time only at slower speed.
Project manager (wife) put a halt on the budget so no ram assist YET, there not 42s. Instead of doing a build with small axles and big tires, I did a build using big axles and streetable tires!
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Toe is set at 1/8" in, These tires are 14.50 wide so its not an issue all of the time only at slower speed.
Project manager (wife) put a halt on the budget so no ram assist YET, there not 42s. Instead of doing a build with small axles and big tires, I did a build using big axles and streetable tires!
I think Jim M. knows your CURRENT tire size. AND knows you well enough to know that this tire size is ONLY current. Your reputation precedes you!
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Old January 25th, 2012, 12:25 PM   #72
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I think Jim M. knows your CURRENT tire size. AND knows you well enough to know that this tire size is ONLY current. Your reputation precedes you!
When I was at the tire place getting them balanced yesterday which was a wreck, I decided that 26s on some 31. 10.50s are my new deal! Oh but wait I had to put spacers on the rear so they won't sell them to me
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When I was at the tire place getting them balanced yesterday which was a wreck, I decided that 26s on some 31. 10.50s are my new deal! Oh but wait I had to put spacers on the rear so they won't sell them to me

You Haez Spazerz? Oh Dangers!
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This build is done for now, I have put about 75 trail miles on it and my wife hass put about 1000 road miles on it. I thought I would put down the real cost of what a person could build there own 1 ton jk for. I've seen alot of debate so here it is.
Cost of Jk= your choice
cost of 1979 Dana 60s (4500) in my case a person could get out way cheaper!
Cost of Currie rock jock brackets (most of them worked) 750
Cost of JE REEL drive shafts 1300. I added the Canyon Crawler upgrade for an extra 100 on the rear.
Cost of Teraflex Master cylinder 195 (without it the pedal is mush)
Cost of wheels (Cuz your gonna have 8 lugs not 5 now) 400
Steering 120 (3) 7/8x 14 fk rod ends 120
Tone Rings for ABS 280
Total cost $7545.00
I did not include the cost of Stauns tires or my lift because those were my choice.
I think atleast a budget boost is needed.
In my opinion if you already had a set of Ford 60s this could be way cheaper!
I set out to build something way stronger than a Rubi and be close to the original cost and have it still be my wifes DD (tested to 75mph). All ABS works as well as traction control! The air pressure light is on due to Stauns I can't use the pressure valve stems.

I would do this again in a heartbeat, My only regret is not buying 40" tires! With 3.5" of lift there is plenty of room for them! In time!
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Did you end up just putting all 4 sensors on the rear axle then? or did you get the tone rings on the front as well?
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Did you end up just putting all 4 sensors on the rear axle then? or did you get the tone rings on the front as well?
Tone rings on the front. Jim doesn't half ass anything. He does it right.
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Did you end up just putting all 4 sensors on the rear axle then? or did you get the tone rings on the front as well?
All the way around! In fact in this crazy snow storm today (riiiiigghht) I just took my wife to work in the jk and the traction control stuff worked really well!
The speedo is about 10 MPH off. I haven't corrected that yet either, however the shift points are dead on so why bother!
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Old February 24th, 2012, 02:18 PM   #78
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Old February 27th, 2012, 08:49 PM   #79
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Rear bumper pics, Spindles are both lockout hubs one from my 67 cj5
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Very nice rig.
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