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Unread 03-31-2010, 05:06 PM   #76
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Jeep is looking mean, keep it up.

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Unread 03-31-2010, 08:14 PM   #77
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Ok now turn the wheel all the way to the left.






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Unread 03-31-2010, 08:19 PM   #78
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You think 3" is bad Moon try 6" hahaha

There is no "good" shock on a DD with short arms 3-3.5" and up. I'm getting in on the IRO adjustable LA's on the group buy. You could drop hundreds on shocks when they are not going to do squat when your arms are like this........... / The arms transfer the initial bump directly to the body and then the shock reacts.

Now slow off camber wheeling is completely different when it comes to a good shock with SA's.
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Unread 03-31-2010, 08:21 PM   #79
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nice jeep man, i always love a sweet ZJ.
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Unread 03-31-2010, 09:54 PM   #80
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ROCK CRAWLING IN THE CITIES!!!



Oh God yeah!! That's hilarious! Did your gears come in yet?
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Unread 03-31-2010, 11:27 PM   #81
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Oh God yeah!! That's hilarious! Did your gears come in yet?
Haha thanks!

I think they came in today as a matter of fact. Now I just need to find time and a spare 3.73 and up carrier to work with and get that axle in! I went in after night class tonight and worked on the axle a bit.

I got the shafts pulled and the 3.55 gear set out.

Here is the HP30 in progress... I might try and work on something to truss up the C so it does not bend like my LP30, and also weld the tubes will be something to do aswell. I am going to get some IRO HD LCA Mounts for it to handle any rocks that come at it, and a set of G2 4.88's for it!

The truss is not a final design yet so I think I will have to hold off on it.


And for the pictures. I got this HP30 out of an early 90's Cherokee for $100.













Some damage occured when pulling the drivers side wheel bearing. After fighting it for about 20 minutes with an air hammer and a 7" grinder (The last bolt to take out, head stripped. Stupid 12 points). I managed to get it off without damaging the knuckles too much, but destroyed the backing plate. Oh well, I will just take it off the LP.
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Those tires look freakin awesome Redhat... took the ZJ up a notch in my book. Now you're at notch 2.
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Unread 03-31-2010, 11:31 PM   #82
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With these spare shafts I plan on putting spicer 760 ujoints in them, and welding the Iron Rock Almost Alloys onto them.

IRON ROCK OFF ROAD: Almost Alloy Kit









I better replace those inner axle seals too!



Here is the old 3.55 stock gearset. Actually in really good shape, for sale if anyone is interested.
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Those tires look freakin awesome Redhat... took the ZJ up a notch in my book. Now you're at notch 2.
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Unread 03-31-2010, 11:33 PM   #83
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Ok now turn the wheel all the way to the left.



Hahahhahahahhahahahha


......I dont see the humor in that.

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Those tires look freakin awesome Redhat... took the ZJ up a notch in my book. Now you're at notch 2.
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Unread 04-01-2010, 08:51 PM   #84
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Awesome Jeep. It's pretty cool that you got a job at Iron Rock, nice to get paid for what you love to do.
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Unread 04-01-2010, 10:13 PM   #85
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Awesome Jeep. It's pretty cool that you got a job at Iron Rock, nice to get paid for what you love to do.
Yeah for sure, and what better company to work for right?


As far as the axle build goes I cant put my 4.88's in yet because I need to get a 3.73 and up carrier in. I already have one in my current front LP30, but I do not want to gut the axle while I am waiting for this axle to finish being i like to keep it mobile as much as possible. i will probably make a trip out to the u-pull yard in the morning in search for a carrier, and then into work.

I got the axle shafts all done tonight, well at least the backups. My current shafts, ones I will be using have the spicer 760's with Iron Rock Almost alloys on them. For my backup shafts, I picked up AutoZones Duralast Gold UJoints, Solid Core, forged, blah blah blah, warrantied. And put those in my backup trail spare shafts, with the almost alloys. I figured I would spend the $29.99 since I have had such good luck with them so far, I would like to believe its due to the AA's on there.
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Those tires look freakin awesome Redhat... took the ZJ up a notch in my book. Now you're at notch 2.
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Unread 04-01-2010, 10:25 PM   #86
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You can see there are tone rings on the shafts, meaning the donor vehicle had ABS. Well my Jeep had ABS too but I disconnected that when I did the 8.8 Swap. I will be taking off the tone rings because they serve no purpose




Heat up the ring with some REAL heat, not just a lighter. (Dont ask how I know, it does not work)








When banging your shaft (tehehe) its a good idea to protect the threads. I used the old axle nuts as protection, and to bang. You may need to bang your nuts really hard with a hammer (ouch)



Pull the ujoints out, and clean up the shafts before installing your premium autozone ujoints.



You dont want to breathe in that harmful dust!!!!



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Those tires look freakin awesome Redhat... took the ZJ up a notch in my book. Now you're at notch 2.
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Unread 04-01-2010, 10:27 PM   #87
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All Cleaned up!



Ready to hammer the new joints in, apparently I make faces when hammering. But, I think thats normal.





All done! time for Almost Alloys







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Those tires look freakin awesome Redhat... took the ZJ up a notch in my book. Now you're at notch 2.
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Unread 04-01-2010, 10:30 PM   #88
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When doing these, its a good idea to only do half passes to minimize the heat on the Ujoint. And I realize you say "Well pat, just incase you did not know, but when welding something you actually WANT heat! DONT YOU KNOW ANYTHING?!!?!?"

Yes I know, but we want to save this joint (tehe).

So I welded half pases on all the sides, waited 15 minutes and came back to finish them up.









Not too bad looking, they can be tricky because you get the cold start of the bead, and as soon as it gets hot its about time to stop.

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Those tires look freakin awesome Redhat... took the ZJ up a notch in my book. Now you're at notch 2.
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Unread 04-01-2010, 10:32 PM   #89
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Since these are only backups and they are fun to show off, I decided to go with a clear coat instead of a primer/black.



Tomorrow hopefully I can build my bumper after work, or maybe mount up some IRO HD LCA Mounts on my axle. Since I am not going to crazy on this, I at least want heavy duty LCA Mounts, I mean who wouldnt?
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Those tires look freakin awesome Redhat... took the ZJ up a notch in my book. Now you're at notch 2.
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Unread 04-01-2010, 10:47 PM   #90
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pat you look 14 not 18 lol

sweet jeep nonetheless. keep it up brother
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