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post #1231 of 1481 Old 10-12-2012, 06:26 AM
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Planning on it man.

I just have to pay for my house first.

I think I might list my Claytons for $1900 and see what people offer me.
I hate when houses, wife, and children get in the way of jeep mods. Ask me how I know.

The only reason I keep saying 3-link is because I recently went through this in building a HP D44. There's just not enough room for a true 4-link. Just be damn sure you trust your welds/brackets, or with a 3-link, it could get scary in the event of failure.


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post #1232 of 1481 Old 10-12-2012, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
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Yea, that's the only thing. I'm not to sure if I trust my novice weld enough to hold up. But I plan on practicing a good bit, so maybe by the time the time comes, I'll be ready.

If I end up selling my long arms, I'll more than likely use that money to get a welder and what not. I'm really looking at the Miller 211.

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post #1233 of 1481 Old 10-15-2012, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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Been trying to get some tech talk going over in the builds forum, but most folks would rather look at pictures I guess.

Looking to get some opinions on beefing up the unibody. I see a lot of ZJ and XJ folks doing it, but not to many WJ people doing it. I've read in several different places that the WJ is a bit stronger as far as the unibody is concerned, but I still want to keep my WJ from twisting like a tin can after a few years of hard wheeling.

Got me thinking, if I sell my Claytons, I could completely pay for unibody beefing, cage and integrated high clearance sliders. I know I said I might get a welder, but the cage/frame strengthening is something major I could mark off my build list.

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post #1234 of 1481 Old 10-16-2012, 03:01 PM
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let me know what you find out about unibody strengthening. Ive been looking for the same

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post #1235 of 1481 Old 10-16-2012, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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I've mainly been looking over these:

http://naxja.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1032348

http://mallcrawlin.com/forum/showthr...y-Improvements

Haven't really found what will benefit the most...plating the middle, front, rear, two of them or from front to rear.

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post #1236 of 1481 Old 10-16-2012, 03:27 PM
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overkill is always better haha...actually ive never read too much into it but always keep the idea in the back of my head. Most of the ZJ's on the forums I've seen tend to do the front and rear. considering the WJ is slightly stiffer to begin with (esp if you keep you clayton frame stiffeners) then id say that would be plenty.....on a side note, you ever get that thing up to TN for any trail rides?

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post #1237 of 1481 Old 10-16-2012, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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Yea, I had a professor in college that would always tell us "when in doubt, build it stout."

I haven't had a chance to wheel up in TN yet. I've been wanting to finish the Jeep before I really start wheeling again. I don't want to break anything that I can sell after the swap!

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I've been looking into plating as well. I was thinking about taking it to Greg and having him plate it with 1/8 inch.

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post #1239 of 1481 Old 10-17-2012, 09:52 AM
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After reading through those links you posted I now have the fear that if i keep wheeling my wj it will eventually tear apart at the seems. Looks like ill be adding uni-body plating on the list of things to do as well.

From what i gather it would be a great idea even if you just did front and rear. Even if the wj's unibody is built stronger than previous models, it still wasnt built around adding one ton axles. With that kind of weight pulling at the body it wouldnt be a bad idea to give it a little reinforcing.
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post #1240 of 1481 Old 10-19-2012, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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Got the deal of the century on these bad boys:





Just another piece of the puzzle...

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post #1241 of 1481 Old 10-19-2012, 10:51 PM
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Oh man.. I can see it all coming together now

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post #1242 of 1481 Old 10-20-2012, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
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Yea, I can't wait to put those meats under my Jeep!

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post #1243 of 1481 Old 10-20-2012, 04:23 PM
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Yeah! MTRs!!!

And holy crap moony is back lol

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Your going to love those Mtr's. I couldnt believe how much of a difference there was when i switched to them.

Got your old bumper on today, thanks again.
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Yea, I've been running all terrains all my life, so I'm sure these tires are going to blow my mind.

And the bumper looks good man!

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