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Unread 04-21-2011, 11:02 AM   #766
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Unread 04-21-2011, 11:30 AM   #767
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ha, no - it's just a diamondback, but it still the nicest bike i've ever had!
Sweet! If you just getting into, no sense in dropping a ton of coin. Once you start doing harder stuff, you can always upgrade. Best place to look is honestly craigslist. You can get some sweet bikes for half the price just a couple years old.
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Unread 04-21-2011, 12:05 PM   #768
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yeah my way old trek 6k had better components but frame technology has increased 10 fold since then
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Unread 04-23-2011, 10:36 AM   #769
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Ya the whole RC industry has come a long way I used to have an original rc10 buggy with the brass plated frame lol when id race it they called it the dinosaur hahaha
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Unread 05-02-2011, 01:23 PM   #770
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dropped it off today for the axle swap (for the second time )

also radiator sprung a slow leak the other day, still under warranty for parts though at least on that

by the time it's all done, she'll probably be gone for a couple weeks
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Unread 05-02-2011, 01:37 PM   #771
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dropped it off today for the axle swap (for the second time )

also radiator sprung a slow leak the other day, still under warranty for parts though at least on that

by the time it's all done, she'll probably be gone for a couple weeks
Jealous! Those axles are going to be sweet. I can't wait to see them. I keep trying to come up with a good axle solution for mine, and JK axles are towards the top of the list.
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Unread 05-02-2011, 01:37 PM   #772
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Unread 05-02-2011, 01:44 PM   #773
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Unread 05-02-2011, 01:50 PM   #774
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zomg. i was just looking for those on the web too!!! nice score!!

who makes them again?
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Unread 05-02-2011, 01:55 PM   #775
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zomg. i was just looking for those on the web too!!! nice score!!

who makes them again?
RCVperformance.com
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Unread 05-02-2011, 02:04 PM   #776
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Going to start carrying spare R&P's?
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Unread 05-02-2011, 03:37 PM   #777
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Going to start carrying spare R&P's?
hahaha, well at least i won't have to cary spare f&r shafts anymore

actually, i'm keeping the standard 1310 driveshaft u-joint size, so hopefully that is my "fuse".

i am also changing everything on the driveline to flange mount (both at pinions and t-case). before i only had a flange on the SYE. (and one of the JK axles already has a flange) - then i don't have to worry about the ears on the pinion or t-case yokes breaking or a u-joint break taking them out when the shaft goes spinning. the idea is that i will only have to carry a single spare driveshaft that can be swapped in front or rear.



the other used JK rubi axle goodies are:
factory e-lockers
dynatrac diff covers
rear superior 32 spline shafts
front Evo C2 gussets
front Evo magnum 44 sleeves
the RCV shafts
5.13 gears
rockkrawler gen 2 tie-rod, draglink, and trackbar

not sure if they'll re-use my JKS draglink and/or trackbar or the rockkrawler ones yet. also hoping the 5.13s aren't too much.

also have the currie upper control arm johnny joint kit that they'll put in the front axle so i can quit going through those rubber bushings every 6 months.

and finally, the fabber will be creating a mount for the redneck-ram hydro assist ram while he's at all this. i'll undertake actually swapping the steering box and worrying about that whole can of worms later, but it should be ready as far as the axle side.

i'll be wiring up the lockers myself when i get it back from them.

once i recover from all this wallet pain, i'd like to consider upgrading the brakes and may also look at those ProSteer balljoints whenever these die. anyone know if the stock JK dana 44 ball joints last any longer than the WJ dana 30 ones?
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Unread 05-02-2011, 03:44 PM   #778
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Aha, I didn't realize you were doing a JK44 swap, I take back my R&P comment
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Unread 05-02-2011, 04:48 PM   #779
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nice you will be happy with jk axles ! Have any questions let me know

5.13's aren't to bad, I am at 2100~2500 rpm @ 70
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Unread 05-02-2011, 10:51 PM   #780
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Whats gonna happen to the 44a?
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