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post #31 of 222 Old 11-02-2010, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
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OK enough wesite debating back on topic..

Went to a friends shop tonight and did a little goofing around on the airjack. Sorry the pictures are dark and from my cellphone but you get an idea. Hopefully this sunday I'll get some decent action shots.



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post #32 of 222 Old 11-05-2010, 09:56 AM
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Crap I forgot we still need to screw down those brake lines. I think if you drill through where the F250 towers were, there should be enough metal to tap it to 1/4-20 then bolt some rubber clamps down. I have plenty of them.

Also it looks like there's plenty of room on the frame between the shock and the panhard bracket to mount an air bump
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post #33 of 222 Old 11-07-2010, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
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This is my short todo list:
DONE-remove my posilock
DONE-wire arb compressor
DONE-fix exhaust
DONE-fill the front axle
-alignment
DONE-bleed brakes again
-put the sliders back on
-get 6lug rear shafts and have the rotors drilled

After a long weekend working my list is getting alot smaller. I bought a hobart 140 welder (it is a great machine btw) to make my life easier and weld up my exhaust. Now that I actually have exhaust I took it for a decent ride around town hitting as many railroad crosings as possible. This thing soaks up the bumps amazingly on the road without any handling drawbacks. Next weekend I'll have it out in the woods.

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post #34 of 222 Old 11-11-2010, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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Took the heep out for a short trail ride afterwork today. It did great no more wheelhop and finally being completely locked up is amazing. The front suspension soaked up the bumps very well but the rear didnt fair aswell. I got a little crazy and ended up breaking the shaft in one of my rear bilstien 5100's. I havent liked those shocks since day one and it actually rides better with only one rear shock now go figure. So my goal in the am is to put my BBCS in the back to get it ready for some wheeling this weekend. I got a couple flex shocks on a rock to coilovers clear the framerails by almost 3/4" at full droop for those that asked.


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post #35 of 222 Old 11-27-2010, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
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Here's a couple pictures from the lasttime out it worked very well despite a ujoint cap walking out my front driveshaft yoke endeing my day. I've also been driving it on the street and it handles way better than before. Got a new list of todo's make new sliders, strap my brakelines down and fix a pita axle seal thats leaking.




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post #36 of 222 Old 11-28-2010, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
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Filled up the front end and took it out this saturday. I'm getting pretty used to how it handles and climbs. Without front wheelhop it really climbs alot better I was doin things that wouldnt even try with my old set up. I did have a few casualties though, lost the air filter on my arb compressor from flying down a couple fireroads and a tree jumped out and bit my hardtop.

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post #37 of 222 Old 11-29-2010, 08:06 AM
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that thing needs a real cage now with real seats mounted to it.
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post #38 of 222 Old 12-03-2010, 05:06 PM
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great lookin jeep .if you dont care to say what was the cost of the build on the front end?
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great lookin jeep .if you dont care to say what was the cost of the build on the front end?
Thanks I've never really added it up.

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post #40 of 222 Old 12-20-2010, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
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So now that I'm happy with the front I'm realizing how bad the rearend actually works. The rear leafs are pushing the front around and are hardly move in comparision. The plan is to link the back in the spring we started measuring for brackets this past weekend. Plans are to push the rear back
2-3"s which means now I have to deal with the tank being in the way. Anyways here's a couple pictures from the last couple times out.


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post #41 of 222 Old 12-20-2010, 05:01 PM
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time to quit screwing around in your mom's backyard and get to some real trails aka raucsh to really see what it can do.

My truck and trailer are available since my rig isn't going anywhere until February. So no excuses about breaking 2 hours away and not being able to get home.

I'm just sayin'
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Once we fix the axle seal lets go.

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Got around to tearing my front end apart to fix that axle seal and a bad seal housing. The seal was cake compared to the seal housing appearantly those dingo's from arb use metric tubing on the seal housing which makes it impossible to find a union in the US. I got the problem solved with the help of a local plumbing shop that had a piece of copper with a close enough ID to fit over the metric line. Then I just soldered on about a 6" peice as a union. I also fixed a decent crack in my frame from where my srs hanger was mounted.

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I'm the owner of a 6 lug 8.8 now courtesy of some dutchman axles. Here's a picture of how the stock 8.8 rotors drilled to 6 lug turned out.

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Stage 1 complete!!





stage 2 linking the rear shouldnt be to far off

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