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Unread 04-07-2013, 06:48 PM   #1
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2001 on 37s - Building it up

Further updates:

I ended up trading my WJ for a moderately built 03 Rubi. I'll continue to visit this thread occasionally and answer any questions. Hope the new owner has as much fun with the WJ as I have.


Well, I made the first cuts today, so time to start documenting it as well for future reference.

Background:
I recently sold my 91 YJ I'd built/wheeled to get into a WJ for a little more room. I subsequently picked up an 01 Limited with the 4.7.

My old rig:



My new rig:



Updated, current pics as of 15 Jun 13:






Here are the specs:
-6" Clayton Long Arms, 2" spacer in front/ 3/4 in rear
-68 Ford Dana 60 rear w/ OX Locker, 5.13s, Clayton truss/brackets, Yukon chromo shafts, disc brakes
-78 Ford High Pinion 44 w/ OX Locker, 5.13s, High Steer, mix of Clayton and T&T fab bracketry/truss, Reid knuckles, RCV shafts
-JB 231HD
-Protofab bumpers
-37" Goodyear MTRs, 5" BS Unique black steel wheels
-Warn Zeon 10k winch
-Gas tank raise
-Flowmaster 50 w/dual out
-KOR sliders/skid

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Unread 04-07-2013, 07:25 PM   #2
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Well hurry up already!!! Lol can't wait to see this
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Unread 04-07-2013, 07:29 PM   #3
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In for awesome.
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Unread 04-07-2013, 07:29 PM   #4
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Ooooohhh, I'm definitely hopping on for the ride.
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Unread 04-07-2013, 07:34 PM   #5
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is this going to be the "offcial" build thread? If so Im subing
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Unread 04-07-2013, 08:13 PM   #6
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That was such a nice looking dubj! I'm sure it will look pretty cool with the rubber sitting next to it in the first pic.
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Unread 04-07-2013, 08:28 PM   #7
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Pretty excited to see this! Is there a reason your only going to run 4.56s and not a lower yet gear like 4.88s or 5.13s with that size tire?
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Unread 04-07-2013, 09:10 PM   #8
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Pretty excited to see this! Is there a reason your only going to run 4.56s and not a lower yet gear like 4.88s or 5.13s with that size tire?
Besides there already being 4.56s in the axles, no. I almost just ordered 4.88s but decided to try out the 4.56s first.

BL, I was going to run 35s but decided at the 11th hour to order 37s. The ratio is pretty close to stock 29s and 3.73s, granted there is more rolling/wind resistance and weight..

Work:

And here is where I decided to start this evening, tank lift:





Going to pull the rear bumper and start working on getting the tank up after dinner.






I don't think this spare tire has seen the road...
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05 Liberty Limited (Wife's): Minor mods, OME/JBA Suspension, 245 70/17 Duratracs
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Unread 04-07-2013, 09:32 PM   #9
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Sounds like a solid setup. I bet the 4.56's will be hurt a bit with 37's but be tolerable.

No hydro-assist?
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Unread 04-07-2013, 09:42 PM   #10
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Sounds like a solid setup. I bet the 4.56's will be hurt a bit with 37's but be tolerable.

No hydro-assist?
Not yet. I've already sunk as much as my wife will tolerate into this for a while..

I'm surprised she let it go this far, frankly.
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11 Ram 2500 - H&S tuned 6.7 Cummins (DD/Tow Rig)

05 Liberty Limited (Wife's): Minor mods, OME/JBA Suspension, 245 70/17 Duratracs
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Unread 04-07-2013, 10:29 PM   #11
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You could get away with a cheap hydro assist (tap the stock box) and from the sound of 37's it might help you out a little. Slo Mo on mallcrawlin has a mini writeup and could be really beneficial. He's on 39's and is only running the stock box and a fluid cooler. Anyways this is gonna be awesome. Subscribed.
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Unread 04-07-2013, 10:56 PM   #12
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Me jealous of the axles what wheels are you gonna run?
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Unread 04-08-2013, 07:45 AM   #13
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Ohh I see. Well cant wait too see more!
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Unread 04-08-2013, 08:01 AM   #14
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Sounds like a great build! Great work space, too -- I like how it looks like you're working in your kitchen.

Keep at it!
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Unread 04-08-2013, 08:27 AM   #15
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