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Unread 09-29-2010, 04:30 PM   #1
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3/4 ton axle swap has begun!!!!

well i aired my tires down and took top off so i could get jeep in the garage and started tearing it apart this morning!!! made good progress front axle is a dana 44 high pinion, hi steer, 8 lug and rear is sterling 10.25. i am going to gear the axles 513 or 538...havent decided yet and might end up stickin with my 37s for now. only prob is they are for a 15" rim and dont know how it would look with a 15x10 with 3" backspacing????? i was told i could run 4" backspacing but would have to do some grinding....what ya think?





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Unread 09-29-2010, 06:43 PM   #2
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Any intrest in selling your Rocky Road SOA kit? I would be willing to take it off your hands if your not planning on using it! Let me know.
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Unread 09-29-2010, 07:05 PM   #3
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95 yj juggy, backhalfed, 3 link front with 16" fox dual rate remote resi coilovers, 4 link rear with 16" fox air shocks, Monster Stak 2 Speed transfer case 4.33:1, full width ford 78/79 dana 60hp front axle with 538 gears and full spool, ford sterling 10.25 full width rear axle with 538 gears welded and disc brake conversion, 42x15 swamper tsl's on 15x8 Allied wheels 3.5" backspacing with DIY beadlocks, High Steer with 1.5x.250 dom tubing, Full Hydro steering, custom cage, rci 2161a fuel cell ,smitty xrc 8 winch, cv driveshaft, jk motor mount lift, racing seats with simpson 5 point harnesses

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Unread 09-29-2010, 07:42 PM   #4
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Are you sure that is a Sterling rear axle?
I thought they 3rd members like a Ford 9 inch?
Looking good by the way!
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Unread 09-29-2010, 07:45 PM   #5
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yeah its a sterling..... thanks....now i gotta get....gears, brakes, seals, wheels, tires, perches, list goes on and on
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Unread 09-29-2010, 07:48 PM   #6
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Looks like fun. Keep the pics coming.
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Unread 09-30-2010, 07:14 AM   #7
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looks good man! what springs you running? I am going to be running pretty much the same setup, HP44/D60 & 37's
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Unread 09-30-2010, 08:44 AM   #8
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im gona keep running my 2.5" pro comp springs
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Unread 09-30-2010, 02:02 PM   #9
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How did your 2.5L do with the 37's with 4.10 gears? I will be doing my SOA soon and I have the 2.5L and I just bought new axles last week D44/AMC 20 and 4.88's are the lowest I can go I think. I am going with a 37x13 bogger. So I was wondering how you liked you old set up with your gears?
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Unread 09-30-2010, 02:16 PM   #10
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ddt3.....never used 4th or 5th gear. it pulled the tires pretty good in 3rd. but deff needed gears...i just didnt want to spend money on the stock axles being 488 was the max gear i could run. with the new axles i am going to run 513s or 538s. alot depends on what you want to do with the jeep. street jeep just to cruise around i think you will be fine with the 410.. but if you want to offroad some i would deff upgrade to 488.
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Unread 09-30-2010, 03:54 PM   #11
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made a little progress today.....mainly on the sterling...tore it apart and cut off all the brackets and moved it into place so see how driveshaft would look......if i keep it in the stock location it looks like i will have to shorten my rear driveshaft.....so looking at all my options.......I NEED OPINIONS ON......stretching the rear 6"s while im at it??????? if i do the stretch i am going to cut my hangers and move them back because i want to keep the 2.5" lift springs....also should i try and fab hanger or somthing to my rear bumper or just by a BTF stretch kit??? all opinions welcome!!!!!!!!







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Unread 09-30-2010, 08:53 PM   #12
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The check's in route man! should help you get some more stuff for the build.
I personally would figure out how to stretch it a couple inches to clear your current drive shaft - Im not into the cutting up of the rear 1/4's. But thats just me!
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Unread 10-03-2010, 06:06 PM   #13
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so i decided that i am gona comp cut the rear and stretch it......already sold rear bumper and fender flares...so now my question is do i order the btf rear bumper kit or fab up my own?? what do you recommend to fab up the bumper to get about 6" stretch. i am using the springs i have and relocating the front spring mount. i was gona use the way back hangers from ruff stuff but not sure what to attatch it to?? 3x4 square? any ideas or pics??
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Unread 10-08-2010, 12:45 PM   #14
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made a little progress and got some more parts in....let me know what ya think

removed gas tank

taping off for comp cut..just gettin ideas



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removed spring hanger
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Unread 10-08-2010, 12:49 PM   #15
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got my wheels in today... 15x8 allied 8x6.5 on 3.5" backspacing going to add beadlocks this week. went with a 8" rim due to holding a better bead on a 13.50....and im going to scuff the chome and paint black



and here is the Blue Torch Rear Stretch Kit....they forgot to send me the frame plates so gotta wait for them


Bumper tacked in place....

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