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post #136 of 389 Old 05-01-2013, 07:29 AM
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I'm interested to see the front coilover mounts Greg makes. Are they going through the inner fender?


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post #137 of 389 Old 05-01-2013, 07:30 AM Thread Starter
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That intake will be hi flow. Hahah.

As for the truss, he can make it longer to run down the axle tube. We talked and with the 1/2 inch axle tubes, strength along the tubes shouldn't be a problem. Coil buckets could be easily added to his design to allow that. Along with a passenger side upper for 4 link setup. With my setup, the lower control arm mount on the drivers side has to be welded to the cast.

Coilovers are just a compact setup, that's why you need to get them FOA has reasonable prices and Greg's front and rear upper coilover mounts he made for me are pretty *****in. He can always cut another set for you

Locker too, if its seeing street time, I'd say selectable. I will be mostly trails, but a selectable front will be nice! Arb's would be sweet, but I'm much more comfortable with electrical over air. And they currently don't make an Eaton e locker for a 14 so I went with the grizzly over Detroit. If a shaft breaks, I've read, the shaft will take out the Detroit carrier. That flaw was fixed in the grizzly.
Thanks for the info on the truss, ill have to talk to AP then and just get a complete front axle bracket kit.

I would love to go coilovers! I just dont know how far I want to take the axle swap. At first I was planning a low cost (when talking axle building) build, but its slowly been progressing from there. I might just get the axles in, the swap to coilovers later. I agree though, Gregs mounts are just sick! He is what I aspire to be when it comes to fabricating.

I really want to go selectable for a locker, especially since I might as well do it now while im re-gearing. I was always a fan of the e-locker, but I thought I had read that they have a lot of reliability issues? If I do go the selectable route I would probably go arb, but as of now Im really just undecided which way I want to go. I read the same thing about shafts destroying detroits, but a few of my friends run them and they said they have never had issues with a shaft taking out the carrier. Maybe they just got lucky?
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The auburn ect locker is the electric locker with issues.

The Eaton e locker (which I got), I could only find rave reviews about it. People have had them for years without issues.

At first, I had the same idea about building the axles. Low cost, I wasn't even gunna lock the front. But the I got a dd and decided to make this thing a mostly trail rig. So lockers came to mind and it just got more expensive. Ha. My girlfriend at the time actually helped me decide to go coilovers. If I was gunna do it, might as well be unique. I was then just gunna do coilovers in the front and 6.5" inch springs in the rear, but then again went for full coilovers around.

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post #139 of 389 Old 05-01-2013, 10:01 AM
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I'm interested to see the front coilover mounts Greg makes. Are they going through the inner fender?
Yes, through the inner fender. Gotta keep ride height low.

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post #140 of 389 Old 05-01-2013, 10:05 AM Thread Starter
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The auburn ect locker is the electric locker with issues.

The Eaton e locker (which I got), I could only find rave reviews about it. People have had them for years without issues.

At first, I had the same idea about building the axles. Low cost, I wasn't even gunna lock the front. But the I got a dd and decided to make this thing a mostly trail rig. So lockers came to mind and it just got more expensive. Ha. My girlfriend at the time actually helped me decide to go coilovers. If I was gunna do it, might as well be unique. I was then just gunna do coilovers in the front and 6.5" inch springs in the rear, but then again went for full coilovers around.
ahh, that must be what I confused it with. Ill have to check out the eaton then. Thanks!
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post #141 of 389 Old 05-01-2013, 10:18 AM
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I'm interested to see the front coilover mounts Greg makes. Are they going through the inner fender?
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ahh, that must be what I confused it with. Ill have to check out the eaton then. Thanks!
I'm having problems with the carrier on my Eaton. It doesn't spin true. Greg went to set up the gears and at one spot, the backlash would be perfect. Spin the gears 1/3 and the backlash would be completely tight. Pulled the carrier and spin it on brand new bearings and watched it wobble. Pulled the bearings and spun it on a mock up, still had a wobble. In the process of getting it figured out now.

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post #142 of 389 Old 05-01-2013, 10:55 AM
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Yes, through the inner fender. Gotta keep ride height low.
Good to know. I plan on doing the same thing with my future coilovers.

I might be in for a set once I see them on your WJ.

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post #143 of 389 Old 05-01-2013, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
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I'm having problems with the carrier on my Eaton. It doesn't spin true. Greg went to set up the gears and at one spot, the backlash would be perfect. Spin the gears 1/3 and the backlash would be completely tight. Pulled the carrier and spin it on brand new bearings and watched it wobble. Pulled the bearings and spun it on a mock up, still had a wobble. In the process of getting it figured out now.
Ouch, thats not good.
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post #144 of 389 Old 05-01-2013, 04:01 PM
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Good to know. I plan on doing the same thing with my future coilovers.

I might be in for a set once I see them on your WJ.
Front is tacked in. Look at my build.

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post #145 of 389 Old 05-03-2013, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
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little more progress on the porting process. This time I had to get my junk intake to cut into first. The 2 middle ports have these bumps cast into them that protrude a ways into the port. I dont see how that could be good for flow so I wanted to take them out, I was just worried about cutting all the way through. Surprisingly the intake was thicker than I thought and I was able to completely remove the bump. Halfway done! Then comes the polishing!


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post #146 of 389 Old 05-04-2013, 05:43 PM
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Good looking intake. Interested on how it'll flow and feel with an opened exhaust.
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post #147 of 389 Old 05-06-2013, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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Waiting on axle updates.
Here's a small one for ya.

Sold what left of the truck my axle is coming from, so I started pulling it today. The donor truck is a 97 F250 Heritage, 5.8L 4x4

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post #149 of 389 Old 05-08-2013, 05:20 PM
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Nice. I guess I could have just visited your build thread instead of masking details in the "what did you do to your WJ" thread

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lol yes sir, I should probably put my build link in my sig so people dont have to search. You and Marc have me wanting to finish my axles even faster. I just gotta find time to get these damn long arms on! Good news in I should be getting a cheap DD next week, as soon as that happens my pile of parts will be getting installed. Once thats finished, along with some maintenance, then I can really focus on the axles.
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