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Unread 06-18-2011, 09:28 PM   #826
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Wait, the lift hasn't came in yet? Holy crap! I just thought I missed it. I hope it comes in soon too, I'm sure your anxious to finally get out of that bb.

As for the axles, you got me anxious to see what you choose. If your getting rid of the d30 and 44a you got to be doing some sort of f&r combo. I just want to see what it is, as I've said before your build is one of my favorites that I like to follow closely.

I'm hoping to try and find a DD too, but I'd really like to get my hands on an old comanche, as a work truck. That's all I really need, if I need to do anything else I could use the wifes wj. Then my wj could go to trail rig/ Sunday cruiser.
Yea, I'm really tired of the BB by now!

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Unread 06-18-2011, 10:06 PM   #827
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Well, a half-assed update. I can finally say the Jeep will no longer even be considered a DD. Just took delivery of my new daily this morning. It's a 2011 Chevy Cruze Eco with 1.4L turbo. EPA estimated 42mpg on the highway!



Manual trans ftw



Now that I have a new DD, I can concentrate on the Jeep...at least a little bit. I ended up moving into an apartment, so I have to leave the Jeep at my parents house/garage. I'll work on it on the weekends.

Only problem is that I still don't have a majority of my parts (lift kit, gears, shocks). It's coming up on like 2 months now since I ordered them. I don't know what the hell is going on. I know Kolak said it would take a little bit on some stuff...but damn. Kind of getting frustrating at this point cause I'd like to work on my Jeep and get it done so I can drive it.
what up with the green circle around 6th?
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Unread 06-19-2011, 12:43 AM   #828
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This thread is starting to remind me of that guy.. he had a niner.

What lift did you order? Sorry I haven't followed in some time now.
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Unread 06-19-2011, 11:37 AM   #829
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what up with the green circle around 6th?
It's the "greenest" gear. Just a real overdriven gear for highway cruising.

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This thread is starting to remind me of that guy.. he had a niner.

What lift did you order? Sorry I haven't followed in some time now.
Who, Brian?

I ordered the 6" Clayton kit. Should be here this week!
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Unread 06-23-2011, 06:33 PM   #830
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Since the guy I've been talking to about axles hasn't called me back yet, I've started looking at CL.

These handle 37s? 35s should be easy though.

http://huntsville.craigslist.org/pts/2455260217.html
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Unread 06-23-2011, 06:39 PM   #831
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78 should have cast wedges on the hp44 thats a no go unless you want to run a ford radius arm.

all the 44 tech you need is here http://77cj.littlekeylime.com/web_rs44.html
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Unread 06-23-2011, 06:47 PM   #832
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Damn, nevermind then. Guess I'll look some more.
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Unread 06-23-2011, 07:10 PM   #833
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ask him to double check if the radius arm mounts are welded your in good shape
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Unread 06-24-2011, 11:19 AM   #834
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Well I followed up on my original idea. Axles out of a Super Duty, kind of like Saturn. I found some at a salvation yard pretty close to where I live. Rear axle is out of a 03 F250 and the front is out of an 03 F350. So its a D60 front and a Sterling 10.5 rear.

Just got off the phone with them and I can pick the axles up for $1600.

Opinions?
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Unread 06-24-2011, 05:00 PM   #835
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Well I followed up on my original idea. Axles out of a Super Duty, kind of like Saturn. I found some at a salvation yard pretty close to where I live. Rear axle is out of a 03 F250 and the front is out of an 03 F350. So its a D60 front and a Sterling 10.5 rear.

Just got off the phone with them and I can pick the axles up for $1600.

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IIRC, these axles have unit bearings which are 250-300 a pop. Might want to look into something older with rebuildable hubs.
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Unread 06-24-2011, 09:15 PM   #836
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So I'm back after looking at those axles today. Looks like they got me down for a F350 D60 front and a rear FF Sterling out of a F250 work truck. They took me out to the yard to let me see them and they look fine. Kind of wish they had more F350's so I could just have the matching set. But oh well.

One thing I did notice, they had a bunch of ZJs there.

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IIRC, these axles have unit bearings which are 250-300 a pop. Might want to look into something older with rebuildable hubs.
Yes, they are ball joint and unit bearing axles. RockAuto has unit bearings for like $180. I figure if they are engineered for a huge truck, they should be fine for my Jeep. I have looked at hub conversions from Spyntech though. That might be something for down the road since they are around $1500.

Finally got my lift in the mail! And holy crap, those Clayton arms are pure beef. Seems like they will definitely take a beating!



And Bilsteins ftw

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Unread 06-25-2011, 02:57 AM   #837
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jeep looks good and will look even better with the LAs on.....i grew up in alabama in the cullman area mostly in a place called bugtussle reall small town, i loved it down there still have family there been trying toplan a vist during the jeep jamboree in cullman but we will see if it happens, i live in indiana now about an hour and half north of the badlands i go there a few times a year, looks like some of your pics are of orange trail never ran that one in the wj but have a few times in a yj, how did you do....btw i may be interested in that front driveshaft once its for sale....could you meassure the claytons arm from center of bushing to end of arm (not the johnny joint) thanks and sorry for the long post
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jeep looks good and will look even better with the LAs on.....i grew up in alabama in the cullman area mostly in a place called bugtussle reall small town, i loved it down there still have family there been trying toplan a vist during the jeep jamboree in cullman but we will see if it happens, i live in indiana now about an hour and half north of the badlands i go there a few times a year, looks like some of your pics are of orange trail never ran that one in the wj but have a few times in a yj, how did you do....btw i may be interested in that front driveshaft once its for sale....could you meassure the claytons arm from center of bushing to end of arm (not the johnny joint) thanks and sorry for the long post
Appreciate it. I'm really looking forward to the long arms!

That's cool man. I love it here in Alabama as well. Hope your family did alright during the storms in April. Cullman got hit pretty good with tornadoes.

And yea, some of my pictures are from orange trail. My WJ did fine on orange, but then again I had a locker in the rear. Some parts you definitely need armor. Mud terrains would be nice, but not particularly needed. If you pick an alright line and carry your momentum, you'll do fine on orange.

And I'll let everyone know when I got my stuff for sale. I'll probably end up making a classified ad in the For Sale section.
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Unread 06-25-2011, 02:19 PM   #839
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Nice! I'm loving my Clayton kit! I bet your pretty stoked! Can't wait to see it all done!
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yeah they got hit hard my dad lost his house, i went down with a uhaul about a week after and helped him move what little he had left to his parents house.....it was a mess down there

looking forward to some install pics
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