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Unread 06-06-2010, 03:40 PM   #61
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The axle seals are from Superior. But a couple other companies have copied the design now. Got them from 4WD.com.

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Unread 06-06-2010, 08:45 PM   #62
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I might've missed it, but did you ditch the sliders for cutout rockers at some point?
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Unread 06-06-2010, 09:26 PM   #63
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I ditched the sliders (two inches less clearance matters) but did not do the rockers yet. Probably in the next couple weeks. Will post pictures. Its amazing how durable the plastic cladding is. My rockers are totally wasted but the plastic keeps springing back into shape.
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Unread 06-07-2010, 05:09 AM   #64
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I ditched the sliders (two inches less clearance matters) but did not do the rockers yet. Probably in the next couple weeks. Will post pictures. Its amazing how durable the plastic cladding is. My rockers are totally wasted but the plastic keeps springing back into shape.
What're you planning on using for steel? I have 2x6 on the way for mine.
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Unread 06-07-2010, 05:42 AM   #65
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That was a good history... i'll prolly be talking to you ALOT because i have a '96 ZJ!
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Unread 06-20-2010, 04:48 PM   #66
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We had a club camp-n-wheel this weekend on some private land in Southern NH. It was another one for the record books. Carnage on Saturday included 3 snapped axle shafts, broken ball joints, popped bead, severely bent tie rod, broken leaf spring mount, and broken leaf spring. Here's the footage:






































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Unread 08-02-2010, 04:57 PM   #67
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I just pulled my rear driveshaft so I can take it to get shortened tomorrow and noticed this:



OOPS! I wonder how that happened???
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Unread 08-02-2010, 05:05 PM   #68
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Um i think you hit a rock or two, or three, or four... Remind me to never go wheeling with you i like my stuff to be somewhat intact
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Unread 08-02-2010, 05:20 PM   #69
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Do you still have those sliders kicking around? My rocker cutouts are going on hold for the short term.
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Unread 08-06-2010, 03:09 PM   #70
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I got tired of waiting for Trxus to become available again and picked up some Maxxis Bighorns today:





Paid $190 a tire which is about $80 less than I was looking at for the Swampers. This is the tirst time in over 20 years that I've run something besides Swampers or BFG MT's on a trail rig. Guys in my club have been running the Maxxis and they are holding their own. Let's see how it goes. . .
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Unread 09-04-2010, 05:37 PM   #71
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Here's some pictures & video from a camp-n-wheel hosted by Ocean State Jeepsters the weekend of August 20-22. A great time was had by all with minimal carnage. If you are in the Southeastern New England area and want to do some wheeling then come check us out.












































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Unread 09-04-2010, 05:45 PM   #72
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I started building my new rockers today. Not a moment too soon because the original rockers have seen better days:



The basic structure is 4"x4"x3/16" wall tubing. Whats left of the original rockers will be cut out and the new rockers will be tied into the A/B/C pillars. They will also be tied into the uniframe to help resist side loading:





Here's what can (will!) happen to shocks if you don't run limit straps on a link suspension:



Limit straps have been on the TODO list but I kept putting them off. The crazy thing is I just replaced the shocks and will not have time to fit limit straps before the Fall Crawl next weekend. Maybe I will just remove the shocks and wheel without them:

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Unread 09-04-2010, 09:47 PM   #73
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Love the ZJ. Such a great looking and performing rig.

If you don't mind me asking, what headlights are those you're running?
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Unread 09-05-2010, 05:23 PM   #74
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. . .what headlights are those you're running?
Stock replacement headlights from Crown Automotive.

Got the drivers side slider built today:







Next step is to start hacking off the rocker panels. I'm not looking forward to it.
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Unread 09-06-2010, 05:36 AM   #75
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Thanks for sharing the Videos. Looks like some fun trails.
What do you now think of your new tires? and what pressure did you run them at on the trail?
Please take some good pics when doing you rockers. I would like to see how it comes out, It be nice if you could post up when you do it.
again, thanks for the video. seems like you know how to get the most out of that That L.S up front. Good luck
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