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.
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:
dynatrac diff covers
rear superior 32 spline shafts
front Evo C2 gussets
front Evo magnum 44 sleeves
the RCV shafts
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?