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Unread 03-28-2010, 10:14 PM   #61
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i run a d35 front / d44a rear ( vari locks ) and haven't had a problem in 1 1/2 of heavy offroading in my wj. your d35 should hold up just fine, especially locked. I'd love to go with a long arm hc kit, but i simply refuse to modify any part of the unibody. even with proper prep and sealing , rust = the devil.


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Unread 03-29-2010, 07:59 AM   #62
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Do you mean d30 front/44a rear.
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Unread 03-29-2010, 09:55 AM   #63
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the front bumper build came to a hault when the rear bumper cover got ripped off trying to figure out what i am going to do with that.
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Unread 03-29-2010, 12:08 PM   #64
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i run a d35 front / d44a rear ( vari locks ) and haven't had a problem in 1 1/2 of heavy offroading in my wj. your d35 should hold up just fine, especially locked. I'd love to go with a long arm hc kit, but i simply refuse to modify any part of the unibody. even with proper prep and sealing , rust = the devil.
Ive never seen a d35 in the front ?? And for cutting the lca mount, im telling you its worth it if you want to go long arm. I live in eastern canada and the amount of salt they put on the roads in the winter is totally crazy, makes everything rust, but i spray all the undercarriage of the jeep with fluid film and i never had rust on my vehicles...i have just put some more fluid film where i cut the mount and its alll good...Rust is my enemy also and i know how to protect my jeep lol
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Unread 04-09-2010, 08:51 PM   #65
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Love your WJ, pretty much exactly what I want mine to be like. How do you like the 4" kit? What shocks are you running, and how is the ride comfort compared to stock? I would most likely get bilsteins, but depending on how you like your shocks, I might change my mind. Also, do you like how the wheels with stock backspacing? Would you recommend getting wheel spacers?

I have a feeling I will be asking you a lot of questions lol.
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Unread 04-10-2010, 05:12 AM   #66
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The 4'' is awesome, it rides really good on the road which is like 99% of my driving. And the flex you get out of it especially when disconnecting is really great...ive honestly never seen the limit yet, my tires are getting tucked right in the fender and i have to stop because of rubbing issue''only on the cladding, no need to trim off the metal part of the fender''...but all of them are still touching the ground.

I run the DT8000, personally i like them, a little bit stiff but they give a tight feeling on the road. And they will go up and down really good to allow lots of flex. Make sure you keep the metal sleeve out of the rear shocks you got right now to swap them in the DT because the one that comes with the shocks will give you an annoying clunk in the rear.

For the wheel...definitely get something offset or some wheel spacer, ill do that pretty soon also. When the rear wheel go up in the wheel well when flexing, the inside of the tire rubs against the shocks.
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Unread 04-10-2010, 04:25 PM   #67
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The 4'' is awesome, it rides really good on the road which is like 99% of my driving. And the flex you get out of it especially when disconnecting is really great...ive honestly never seen the limit yet, my tires are getting tucked right in the fender and i have to stop because of rubbing issue''only on the cladding, no need to trim off the metal part of the fender''...but all of them are still touching the ground.

I run the DT8000, personally i like them, a little bit stiff but they give a tight feeling on the road. And they will go up and down really good to allow lots of flex. Make sure you keep the metal sleeve out of the rear shocks you got right now to swap them in the DT because the one that comes with the shocks will give you an annoying clunk in the rear.

For the wheel...definitely get something offset or some wheel spacer, ill do that pretty soon also. When the rear wheel go up in the wheel well when flexing, the inside of the tire rubs against the shocks.
Good to know, I was looking at your pictures and saw some marks on your shocks. I plan to get wheel spacers down the road, cause I love these stock rims.

One question though, was the vibe that you were getting in 4wd at high speeds? Also how short was your driveshaft?
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Unread 04-10-2010, 06:24 PM   #68
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No i didnt need to go at high speed to feel the vibe...4wd or 2wd as soon as the lift kit was installed doesnt matter the speed i could feel them.
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Unread 04-10-2010, 07:18 PM   #69
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but it was definitely worst in 4wd lol...i did not mesure the original drive shaft...didnt even took the time to compare was just to excited to put the new one in
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Unread 04-10-2010, 08:24 PM   #70
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lol, dangit. Do you know if V8 247 shafts are longer/shorter than an I6 242?
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Unread 04-11-2010, 08:37 AM   #71
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No idea lol
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Unread 04-11-2010, 08:44 AM   #72
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lol, dangit. Do you know if V8 247 shafts are longer/shorter than an I6 242?
Pretty sure fronts are the same, not sure about the rear ones though.
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Unread 04-11-2010, 08:57 AM   #73
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Lookin' great, keep up the good work. That rig would look awesome with some big*** tires on there.
Good to see another New Brunswicker, great sig BTW, so true.
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Unread 04-11-2010, 09:00 AM   #74
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Lookin' great, keep up the good work. That rig would look awesome with some big*** tires on there.
Good to see another New Brunswicker, great sig BTW, so true.
Thanks, yes it would look awesome...but thats not gonna happen haha. Maybe if id have a v8 but no..:P
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Unread 04-11-2010, 02:09 PM   #75
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Just removed the transfer case drop spacers...glad i did...drives the same as before



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2003 WJ 4.0, 4'' IRO Critical Path, 31x10.5x15 goodyear wrangler territory on soft 8's, Tom Wood front drive shaft, Rough country SS, 4.56 G2 gears, D30 front, D35 rear/detroit trutrac, IRO adj. trackbar, Doetch tech 8000 shocks, nv242 TC, midland cb, 3' firefly antenna, Mopar TC Skid

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