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post #196 of 845 Old 05-10-2013, 08:49 AM
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hell i couldnt even get mine in the garage with 6'' lift and 35's without taking my roof rack off haha


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post #197 of 845 Old 05-10-2013, 08:57 AM
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What TC are you going with?

Something to keep in mind is when measuring your drive shafts, see if you can get them the same approx length. Mine are within a 1/2" of each other and thus interchangeable (assuming you'll have the same size u-joints on both ends).

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post #198 of 845 Old 05-10-2013, 09:10 AM
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Lookin' good!

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post #199 of 845 Old 05-10-2013, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
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15" to spare from stock and you're going to 6.5" of lift and 37's (6" gain from tires). You'll be only about 5"-6" from rubbing after removing the roof rails. You might need some pull down winches if you ever throw on a roof rack!
Only gaining 4" from tires. Its only half the difference in diameter and I had 29" equivilents. Plus the 37s are closer to 36.5 than 37.

Not going to use a roof rack, its too tall to throw **** up there IMHO.

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What TC are you going with?

Something to keep in mind is when measuring your drive shafts, see if you can get them the same approx length. Mine are within a 1/2" of each other and thus interchangeable (assuming you'll have the same size u-joints on both ends).
231HD. I'm having JB build it instead of sourcing parts, more expensive but I end up with a brand new tcase.

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Only gaining 4" from tires. Its only half the difference in diameter and I had 29" equivilents. Plus the 37s are closer to 36.5 than 37.
I can't math well today. Hahaha.


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Not going to use a roof rack, its too tall to throw **** up there IMHO.
That would suck climbing up there. You'd have to fab up a fold down ladder in the rear!

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post #202 of 845 Old 05-11-2013, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
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Didn't get as far as I wanted today, decided to work more on the rear instead of getting ahead of myself and putting the front axle in.

Got the shocks and sway bar mounts burned on, got the ox cable attached:


Rebuilt the passenger hub and installed it and the rotor:



Then I installed the passenger axle shaft and tire to free up another jack stand for the front. Screw mockup, this is with the jeep sitting on its own rubber, well, one at least..



My very pregnant wife is wondering how the hell she's supposed to get in..

I'm glad I went with 5" backspacing. Keeps the width in check.





Going back to the drawing board on brakes, going to figure out what ones were on it, the inside pad is too thick to clear the caliper bracket with the set I tried. That's why only 4 lug nuts, this will have to come off when I get to the brakes.

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Nice work! Your making it look too easy? What is the original axle width, and why the spacers?
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post #204 of 845 Old 05-11-2013, 08:54 PM
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That's looking amazing, great job. Congrats on the pregnant wife, when is the due date? Ours is due mid June so my wife is shaped like yours. Haha.
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Nice work! Your making it look too easy? What is the original axle width, and why the spacers?
Long story short, the axles I bought without double checking the sellers belief weren't originally out of the same truck. I thought they were both from a 78 F250, turns out the front is but the rear is from a 68, based on the BOM number.

The '68 is 3" narrower than the '78 axle, hence the 1.5" spacers to get the width right to pair with the front 44. The '78 is ~67" wide, the '68 is ~64" wide (WMS to WMS), the front is ~69.5" for reference.

Then there was the whole shaft spline difference issue..why I ended up getting chromo shafts. BL, run the BOM on axles you're buying to make sure you know what you have.

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That's looking amazing, great job. Congrats on the pregnant wife, when is the due date? Ours is due mid June so my wife is shaped like yours. Haha.
First week of Aug. Congrats to you too, this is our first so its all new to us.

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Boy or girl? We're havin a girl this time, We have a 3yr old boy already, they drive you crazy but you never regret it. Have you used an ox locker before? I wanna replace my arb, too many problems, and I wanna try an ox with a cable.
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Boy or girl? We're havin a girl this time, We have a 3yr old boy already, they drive you crazy but you never regret it. Have you used an ox locker before? I wanna replace my arb, too many problems, and I wanna try an ox with a cable.
Having a boy, we are starting to get pretty excited.

This is actually my first set of selectables, ran auto lockers on my last three rigs, I'm a slow learner. Went with OX because they are made in the US.

I am going to run the electronic actuators and mount them in the spare tire area once I get that piece of sheet metal back on the Jeep.

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Looks good Jerrod! I sold my '92 YJ for more room after our third was born. It looked strangely familiar to yours...

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post #210 of 845 Old 05-13-2013, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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Looks good Jerrod! I sold my '92 YJ for more room after our third was born. It looked strangely familiar to yours...
Thanks, nice looking YJ.

No work today or tomorrow. Spent most of the day in Ft Worth, will spend most of tomorrow in Baltimore.

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