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Unread 09-25-2013, 07:13 PM   #52591
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I finnally got a chance to do a little work on my bumper. Tacked on the two end pieces but had to stop there, long story lol. Think i might have some time to go finish it tomorrow. My other jcr stuff came in today too.

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Unread 09-25-2013, 07:53 PM   #52592
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I'm no D44 expert . I did own a Dodge truck for years . When I first got it , I thought the front end felt loose . It really was compared to other brands of trucks I've had . Anyway , all new bearings and an alignment and there was absolutely no difference . I figure that front end was designed on Monday morning or late Friday afternoon because it was always loose as two marbles in a coffee can . Maybe they did it that way so the dirt could fall out easier , IDK . Please , don't shoot me , but , I wonder if an Isuzu front end would or could be made to fit . I had an '89 with 31 - 10.50s that handled better than a lot of sports cars , even at 220+K miles .
Hehe. Dirt falling out, good design concept. I have no idea what Isuzu uses for axles, but it's something to look at. All I am certain about is I do not want to pour money into a D30.
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Unread 09-25-2013, 09:48 PM   #52593
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Good looking XJ Greg. Got any more pictures of your trailer?
Hundreds...literally. lol Fully documented my build to date in Photobucket and on Expedition Portal

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Ugh I'm jealous, I've wanted JKS ACOS for the better part of a year now.
Me too... probably 3 years, missed out on getting them a few times. Finally snagged an add that had just been put up. A guy on a local club is gutting out his TJ and going full coil overs with crazy lift. Great deal, they are almost new as are the coils.

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Unread 09-25-2013, 10:20 PM   #52594
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Had a problem with my temp running high for about a week and it came to a head today when it fluctuated from 220 to the 260 line about 50 times on my way home today, changed the lower Radiator hose, ran a hose from the top to the bottom, a ton of brown crap came out, then i replaced all the fluid. was relieved to find no coolant in the oil. took an 8 mile test drive and she never even hit 210. here's to hoping this is the end of this trouble!
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Unread 09-25-2013, 10:20 PM   #52595
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Hundreds...literally. lol Fully documented my build to date in Photobucket and on Expedition Portal

http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...-%28finally%29







Me too... probably 3 years, missed out on getting them a few times. Finally snagged an add that had just been put up. A guy on a local club is gutting out his TJ and going full coil overs with crazy lift. Great deal, they are almost new as are the coils.

That thing is gorgeous. (the trailer AND the XJ)
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Unread 09-25-2013, 11:33 PM   #52596
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Unread 09-26-2013, 12:57 AM   #52597
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Hundreds...literally. lol Fully documented my build to date in Photobucket and on Expedition Portal
Wow, what an incredible build. You have such a great looking XJ. I looked through hundreds of pictures and scanned through lots of pages of your build thread and I have to say you are one heck of a craftsman.

Very nice work. It looks spectacular.
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Unread 09-26-2013, 12:58 AM   #52598
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Put my new IRO heavy duty tie rod and new tie rid ends in, plus a new steering damper. And was finally able to adjust my toe. I don't want to jinx myself, but I think I fixed my DW.

Btw, that trailer is killer
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Unread 09-26-2013, 04:58 AM   #52599
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Hundreds...literally. lol Fully documented my build to date in Photobucket and on Expedition Portal

http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...-%28finally%29







Me too... probably 3 years, missed out on getting them a few times. Finally snagged an add that had just been put up. A guy on a local club is gutting out his TJ and going full coil overs with crazy lift. Great deal, they are almost new as are the coils.

Apparently I want your trailer too. Damn that thing is perfect.
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Unread 09-26-2013, 08:05 AM   #52600
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Seeking qualified opinions here. In my recent D44 researching I have found that Dodge is the only one with the outer bits to maintain 5 on 4.5" lug pattern. Most of what I have seen says the bearings are pure garbage. Is this just a bunch of web wheeling, or fact? Are there any alternatives? What are you guys running? (SFR, AKIQpilot, anyone else I don't know of)
Im running a ford dana 44. 8 lug though. I know you can swap a ford dana 44 over to 5x5.5 but not 5x4.5
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Unread 09-26-2013, 02:47 PM   #52601
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Im running a ford dana 44. 8 lug though. I know you can swap a ford dana 44 over to 5x5.5 but not 5x4.5
What I read suggested buying new wheels is a better option than having to deal with the dodge setup.

If I have to go that far I might as well just buy tons.
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Unread 09-26-2013, 07:07 PM   #52602
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Anyone know what kind of lights I can swap in? Starting on a custom chopped up front end. I Néed options...
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Unread 09-26-2013, 07:37 PM   #52603
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Unread 09-26-2013, 07:42 PM   #52604
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Anyone know what kind of lights I can swap in? Starting on a custom chopped up front end. I Néed options...
Are you wanting to keep the hi/low function or do you just want lights? You could just put some kc lights or led cubes in there if not.

With some fab you should be able to adapt almost any oem housing, but depending on what you use it could look very strange. You could use the opportunity to mount some hid projectors also.

If you want to still daily it youre kind of stuck with DOT lighting, or at least DOT looking lights since FL mostly doesnt care, but some cop on a fishing expidition will.
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Unread 09-26-2013, 08:21 PM   #52605
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Are you wanting to keep the hi/low function or do you just want lights? You could just put some kc lights or led cubes in there if not.

With some fab you should be able to adapt almost any oem housing, but depending on what you use it could look very strange. You could use the opportunity to mount some hid projectors also.

If you want to still daily it youre kind of stuck with DOT lighting, or at least DOT looking lights since FL mostly doesnt care, but some cop on a fishing expidition will.
I don't are about the hi-low function really ill get some small fogs for that but I want it to be legal or at least borderline. Should I just find what works and splice it in to the original harness?
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