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Old April 21st, 2006, 10:34 PM   #1
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v1.0: 285/75's


v4.1: 37's








v4.5: 40's




Current specs:

- Stock 488ci V10/47RE (factory original, never rebuilt )/241DLD
- D60 front, open, 5.13 Precision Gear
- D70 Rear, Detroit, 5.13 Dana gears
- 7" Skyjacker Doubleflex + 2" front spacer, flipped rear shackle, dual front shock option
- TrailReady front bumper
- Warn 16.5ti
- Taylor 10.4mm ignition wires
- 40x13.5r17 M/TR's

As always, its a work in progress. I have a front driveshaft bind issue at the Cardan at full droop, so I'll probably have to fork over $ for a High Angle or Tom Woods unit, unless we can find a 1410-series flange adapter or another solution. The 241HD may be coming out in favor of a 271. Also have a small axle wrap issue in the rear. She also needs a new rear bumper and some body damage repaired.

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Old April 21st, 2006, 11:14 PM   #2
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Old April 21st, 2006, 11:41 PM   #3
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Holly Shit Marc that definetly makes the 37"s looks small. What 40's you going with?

And that Trailready bumper looks sweet.............Warn 16.5ti

Looks like that pic is at Jame's side lot....did he take it wheelin' for ya:tonka:
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Old April 21st, 2006, 11:44 PM   #4
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I have seen this thing up close...its nice!!!!
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Old April 22nd, 2006, 09:10 AM   #5
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Holly Shit Marc that definetly makes the 37"s looks small. What 40's you going with?

And that Trailready bumper looks sweet.............Warn 16.5ti

Looks like that pic is at Jame's side lot....did he take it wheelin' for ya:tonka:
No, that's mud from the hydrolocking trip. I never washed it. :tonka: I'm leaving to retrieve it right now.

I haven't decided on tires yet. I think I'm going to take some time to address a few other issues, get the interior straight, and sell some parts before forking over $ for wheels and tires. I have a bunch of stuff that Jeep Outfitters may be interested in, so I might be able to work a deal there.
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Oh I see how you are...comin' to my neck of the woods again, and you don't warn me so we can get together for a

Just a thought but you mentioned 37" MTR' for towing and 40's for offroad. How about 40" MTR for both? I know you probably want something more aggressive for offroad.
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Because 40" tires would suck for the occasional tow and you are correct about wanting something more aggressive offroad.
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Old April 22nd, 2006, 04:19 PM   #8
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Nice lookin rig
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Old April 24th, 2006, 10:57 AM   #9
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Stupid bumper has a cross-eyed foglight mount. The mounting stud pattern is also rotated. For what you pay for these, you'd think that they'd check this shit before letting it out the door.
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A 241HD transfer case has been secured!
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Do you have the INDEXING RING from Skyjacker on there????
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Old May 1st, 2006, 11:23 AM   #12
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Do you have the INDEXING RING from Skyjacker on there????

NO, BECAUSE IT WASN'T REQUIRED FOR THE DOUBLE-FLEX LIFT AND IT PROBABLY WON'T BE FOR THE NEW SHAFT, EITHER.
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Old May 1st, 2006, 11:38 AM   #13
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The 7" long arm kit comes with it.. Made a big difference on the one we installed on a 98 ram 1500 ext. cab shortbox..
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No, it doesn't. If you look at all the 7" kits on Skyjacker's site, you will see that it does not. The indexing ring is not required for the 7" kit. I ran it that way and there were no issues at any articulation until I went to 9". The vehicle you are referencing has a number of factory hardware and configuration differences than mine, as well. I'm also not going to reduce my breakover angle and ground clearance by lowering the transfer case. I don't know what your kit looked like, but my kit replaced the entire crossmember. If the problem can be resolved by upgrading a driveshaft to a high-angle unit that will probably have bigger joints anyway, I would much rather have that peace of mind than have to buy a clocking ring and then deal with modifying the other parts that attach to the frame. By changing the front shaft, the rest of the kit will remain undisturbed. I called and they said the same mount is used for the 241 and the 241HD, also.

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well the kit we did used part of the long arm lower brackets and a new cross member but the indexing ring only turned the transfer case just a few degrees but did help quite a bit... and did not lower the t-case by much at all it was totally worth putting on!!!! Yes it was on a half ton but the kit fits both...

Hope you get the shaft corrected... Truck looks NICE!!!!
Wish I could afford to do it to MY 1500...

Where did you get the 2" spacers???
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If there is enough clearance to the crossmember to turn the case, I would consider it. However, the HD case is larger by a couple pints and we'll have to wait until its in to see if there would be room.

The spacers are BDS. I had them on prior to the lift in order to level it to clear 35's in the front. The lift levels the truck also, so we left them off. Then I realized that 37's aren't enough clearance for the axles - they dragged around everywhere. The spacers went back in and the rear shackle was flipped to hopefully accomodate 40's and the ass is now a hair higher than the front, which I think looks fine.
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looks nice.

how did you like those tires at the mounds?
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I drove through slop and climbed hills that Swampers and Iroks didn't (when my diffs weren't dragging). They are very blingy and way overpriced, but the fuckers work very well.
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