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post #6736 of 44156 Old 01-04-2012, 06:59 PM
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Scored at jy today! Skid plate, hooks and brackets for $60.

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awesome find.

i think ill hit up the "U pull it" tomorrow. see what i can score....


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post #6737 of 44156 Old 01-04-2012, 07:37 PM
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They aren't necessarily better. The u joints are stronger going straight and cv is stronger while turning. the perk with u joints is that you can repair them on the trail while a blown cv is toast. The reason they put cv's in with the 249 TC is because they are smoother while turning so all the pretentious rich jerks that bought their jeep as mall princess's wouldn't complain. The only draw back with the 249 is the VC wearing out and it's nearly impossible to find lockers. The 93-95 249 does suck though because it's open. Other than that it's the best in rain and snow being the strongest case of the bunch. For an extreme off roader a 231 would be the best.
i thought lockers were in the front and rear diffs.?. getting annoyed by me following your answers with yet another question, lol?
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post #6738 of 44156 Old 01-04-2012, 07:39 PM
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awesome find.

i think ill hit up the "U pull it" tomorrow. see what i can score....
the deals are out there. i actually found these at a shadetree jeep repair shop. he said he didnt usually sale parts, but allowed me to look around and said we'd try to make a deal if i found something. might check out small repair shops. he also has some rock sliders off an xj, just need to find someone that will let me use their welder.
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post #6739 of 44156 Old 01-04-2012, 07:46 PM
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the deals are out there. i actually found these at a shadetree jeep repair shop. he said he didnt usually sale parts, but allowed me to look around and said we'd try to make a deal if i found something. might check out small repair shops. he also has some rock sliders off an xj, just need to find someone that will let me use their welder.
youre welcome to use mine. Just take the 18+ hour drive down to Brownsville, Tx. LOL

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post #6740 of 44156 Old 01-04-2012, 07:49 PM
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i thought lockers were in the front and rear diffs.?. getting annoyed by me following your answers with yet another question, lol?
Lockers are in the fnr diffs. I think what he means is the 2wd option. I think he may be forgetting about the full time 4wd option for snow in the 242. In my opinion the 249 is awesome unless you want a front locker, then you must have a 242. I had 249 with front locker for about a week, with a welded rear, it was undrivable on pavement, on the gas, pull right hard, let off, pull left hard, very dangerous. Put in 242, love my jeep again. I'm not sure I'd agree with cv being stronger turning, they are smoother, but I wouldn't say they are stronger. I had a buddy with 33s take both cvs in one weekend, we replaced them as they went with u-joint shafts from xj, been great ever since.

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Rugged Ridge Cold Air Intake
Spray painted my grille black
Black taillight and headlight covers
4x HELLA 500s (replaced 55w bulb with 100w)
Westin Safari Bar
Edit: Also, 4 new speakers inside. Forgot about them, some $80 sony ones I forget which exact ones.


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post #6742 of 44156 Old 01-04-2012, 08:17 PM
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Scored a set of OEM Jeep tow hooks off Craigslist, picked them up today, and installed them tonight.

During install:


OEM backing plates:


All buttoned up:

Semper Fi,

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Looks good. Get some crylon fusion, works awesome on the bottom plastic. Did my avalanche a while ago and it's holding up great. Also tinted the taillights with that rattle can tint and that worked awesome as well
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post #6744 of 44156 Old 01-04-2012, 08:33 PM
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Rugged Ridge Cold Air Intake
Spray painted my grille black
Black taillight and headlight covers
4x HELLA 500s (replaced 55w bulb with 100w)
Westin Safari Bar
Edit: Also, 4 new speakers inside. Forgot about them, some $80 sony ones I forget which exact ones.


I leave for bootcamp on the 9th, when I return, 3.5 inch lift.
Maybe when you come back make some time to paint the cladding black? Will make everything look great i think.

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post #6745 of 44156 Old 01-04-2012, 08:36 PM
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Is BDS really the only company that makes a legit 4 link front and rear long arm kit? I don't like the Clayton and Rough Country 2.5 link front haha. I also don't like paying $3000 for a kit with the wrong shocks and springs.........

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Maybe when you come back make some time to paint the cladding black? Will make everything look great i think.
Yeah I was planning on it.

With it being 15-25 degrees out I don't really want to be outside or in the garage with the door open (to air out the fumes) all day.
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Is BDS really the only company that makes a legit 4 link front and rear long arm kit? I don't like the Clayton and Rough Country 2.5 link front haha. I also don't like paying $3000 for a kit with the wrong shocks and springs.........
Clayton rear is the best out there, iro has the best front, though it is 2.5 arm. What don't you like about the 2.5, shocks, springs.

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post #6748 of 44156 Old 01-04-2012, 08:59 PM
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Clayton rear is the best out there, iro has the best front, though it is 2.5 arm. What don't you like about the 2.5, shocks, springs.
I need it to be able to hold up to severe abuse and the 2.5 link setup just wont cut it. I mean my end result might be 2-3 years out but basically I'm building it into a Jeep Speed Prerunner. I will be doing full frame stiffeners, cage, and skids with a buddy of mine in his shop but per Jeep Speed rules we can't make our own long arms..... lol.

I like the Clayton rear setup as it combines some of the advantage of a 3 link as well as the 4 link advantages in stability.

As far as the BDS shocks, I just want something that will be better for a Prerunner. And the 6" springs just seem too tall lol.

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post #6749 of 44156 Old 01-04-2012, 09:02 PM
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put in a jy radiator, no more leaky radiator. also may have a deal on some 33s on 17" wheels for 500 for 5

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[QUOTE="extrememarine"]Scored a set of OEM Jeep tow hooks off Craigslist, picked them up today, and installed them tonight.

During install:

OEM backing plates:

All buttoned up:

Got some too for cheap today, and a skid plate. Had to torch bolts off, lol
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