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Old December 4th, 2016, 03:59 PM   #21
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I say stay with a 60/14 combo knowing you will have times when you want to horse on it.
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Old December 5th, 2016, 09:55 AM   #22
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drop down to 35s, keep the d44s and leaves.
it is a cheap simple option.
ditch the body lift, trim a little, done.
just an option not mentioned here.

either way, enjoy!
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Two things: I've pushed the limits of what leafs can do after racing the old TREC Wag, and I also learned that I don't want to try and patch up a factory frame ever again.

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I say stay with a 60/14 combo knowing you will have times when you want to horse on it.
Yeah, something like that. Will see what pops up. I do have a set of 5.13 shaved 14-bolt gears on the shelf.
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Old December 5th, 2016, 09:59 AM   #23
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I want to buy a buggy. Why don't you buy my entire Jeep and for $20K you will have everything you need.
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Old December 5th, 2016, 11:01 AM   #24
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I want to buy a buggy. Why don't you buy my entire Jeep and for $20K you will have everything you need.
I've spent a bunch of time trying to figure out if i go for building the Wag or building a buggy first. Although the YJ is really capable, that isn't on my list.

Maybe we need to have lunch and discuss buggies. I kinda pushed towards a trail rig as I wondered if a buggy would get used enough.
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Old December 5th, 2016, 11:33 AM   #25
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Call it.
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Old December 5th, 2016, 08:45 PM   #26
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A front 44 doesn't hold up to a 2 barrel 360 with mild wheeling
The 60 is def the right choice with 37s and any ls
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Old December 23rd, 2016, 01:47 PM   #27
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So this showed up today. Friend picked it up for me. $200 as it sits.

Hoping to find an engine trans and xfer soon so I can start mocking it up.



Next question - what lug pattern?

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Old December 23rd, 2016, 01:52 PM   #28
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8x6.5

More choices, more options, more out there in that pattern.
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Old January 2nd, 2017, 07:43 PM   #29
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Cool to see you are finely getting around working on the old Girl.
I am still kicking my ass for selling the one I had, I hate myself for letting it go.
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Old January 5th, 2017, 03:09 PM   #30
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I think I found my drivetrain donor. Going to check out on Saturday.

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8x6.5

More choices, more options, more out there in that pattern.
Yeah, I think that's gonna be the plan. Had at one time thought about running a semi-float d60 in the rear and going 6x5.5 to keep Wag pattern, but looks like that's a no-go with 2005+ hubs.

I don't think I want to bother boring the D60 to use 35 spline. Might need to toss it out and go find something different. I had thought if I did semi-float, I'd do the Jantz upgrade to run 70 gears.

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I am still kicking my ass for selling the one I had, I hate myself for letting it go.
Well, let's hope I don't get sidetracked. I have a slight case of buggy fever and as of now, the parts could go either way.
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Old January 5th, 2017, 03:35 PM   #31
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I have a slight case of buggy fever .
Me too.

I just need someone to wheel with that isn't targeting racing.
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Old January 5th, 2017, 04:36 PM   #32
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I'm retired from racing except for maybe RBOR in the Rzr.
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Old January 7th, 2017, 01:29 PM   #33
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Found a rotten 2001 Yukon XL 2500 for $1300. Has a LQ4 4L80E and sadly the np246 transfer case. Fired up this morning at 10* and drove down the road.

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Old January 7th, 2017, 01:50 PM   #34
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This thing is way cooler than a buggy. LS, Tons, and 37s
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Old January 7th, 2017, 04:30 PM   #35
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This thing is way cooler than a buggy. LS, Tons, and 37s

Yep!
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Old January 7th, 2017, 05:44 PM   #36
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Had at one time thought about running a semi-float d60 in the rear
i ran, and mike the previous owner ran, a semi float 60 in the rear of my juggy. full spool, 35 spline moser shafts, and 42s. i never broke anything.
pretty simple, and cheap.

full floater is stronger.

you could make either work pretty well.

whats in the back of the burban for an axle?

most hate on them, but i like sterling rears.
almost as strong as a 14 bolt.
better ground clearance than a non shaved 14 bolt.
often big disc brakes.
usually stupid cheap.
i have been across the scales on my sterling rear at 18k gross without issue.
just another option.
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Old January 7th, 2017, 07:25 PM   #37
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I have a disc brake 14 bolt for sale. Pinion guard and chevy 3/4 ton brakes. Look good in the back of this thing. ..... other than that this thing is gonna be cool. I don't race either. So I'm down for wheeling and trail adventures
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Old January 8th, 2017, 09:38 AM   #38
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i ran, and mike the previous owner ran, a semi float 60 in the rear of my juggy. full spool, 35 spline moser shafts, and 42s. i never broke anything.
pretty simple, and cheap.

Yeah, Mike put together the 40 spline semifloat 60 in my TJ. Never had an issue with it.

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Nice score on the yukon. That aam rear might be worth looking into running from that Yukon.
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Old January 8th, 2017, 10:16 AM   #40
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https://wideopendesign.com/tj-chassi...j-chassis.html

This is my next one in a year or two. Best of both worlds.
Buggy chassis and full body comfort options.
LJ version if I can.
Fabricated housings, They are starting to show up used and such. Try to make it 4k# or less.
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