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TJ Wrangler 4" Rough Country Suspension Lift Kits in JEEP Gear Change Packages From ROCKRIDGE 4WD. We Are DIFFIron Cross Customer JK and TJ Wrangler Bumpers now at ROCK

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Unread 07-12-2012, 03:46 PM   #376
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Clayton's WJ rear axle bracket kit. Top notch stuff like all his goodies.
Ah it looks like very nice stuff. What are you doing for the front?

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Unread 07-12-2012, 04:08 PM   #377
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Ah it looks like very nice stuff. What are you doing for the front?
The front is done (just needs mounting); I just cut / raised and relocated the stock JK spring perches, re-inforced the stock LCA JK brackets, then added a new polyperformance trackbar bracket.
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Unread 08-01-2012, 11:50 AM   #378
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Got back in town after vacation this weekend, came home to find the chromoly shafts for the rear JK44 waiting for me ; I wanted to go with the ten-factory ones, but those have been back-ordered for months, so I went with alloy USA ones instead; I had them press tone rings and retaining plates on the shafts so I can keep the stock shafts as trail spares. Took a few comparo shots with the stock rubi44 axles and the D44a shafts.


Chromo on the left, stock rubi44 on the right:




The splines are cold rolled and the splined section is slightly longer on the chromo shafts, the chromo ones are heavier as well:




Tone ring and retaining plate pre-installed:




Installing the lugs with a drop of the red stuff onto the flange:




Stock rubi44 on the left, stock D44a on the right; the JK shafts are clearly thicker (32 vs. 30 spline) and the bearings / retaining plate hardware / seals are all bigger as well:







This monring I finished cutting the fame side LCA brackets; actually instead of cutting them off completely, I made a slit on them then folded and rewelded them flat, thus bracing the frame rail, I figured this will keep some better structural integrity than just cutting them off; I then wire wheeled the clayton's subframe since I was getting a little surface rust and sprayed things with primer:




Rear LCA bracket:




Front LCA bracket:

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Unread 08-01-2012, 08:28 PM   #379
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Awesome work as always...
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Unread 09-20-2012, 01:22 AM   #380
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Impatiently waiting for updates! hah. Can't wait to see what's been happening.
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Unread 09-20-2012, 08:32 AM   #381
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Me too....
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Unread 09-20-2012, 11:16 AM   #382
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hey man did you see the post in the texas forum section and in GCGD about a GRAND SLAM TEXAS?
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Unread 09-26-2012, 09:14 PM   #383
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Do you ever wheel East? There is a new place in Huntsville TexasOffroadranch check them out on face book. It looks like a lot of fun. I was at 4wd appreciation weekend at hidden falls and some guys from Texas4wd told me about it. I am gonna be taking a group out there on Nov 4th.
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Unread 10-08-2012, 06:23 PM   #384
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Updates updates updates.....
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Unread 12-09-2012, 09:10 AM   #385
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Spent 4 hours reading all this.

You have one hell of a build, well done so far!
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Unread 09-13-2013, 11:51 AM   #386
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What happened

Where can I find the rest of your build.
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Unread 01-08-2014, 01:22 PM   #387
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Great read! Good work!
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Unread 03-09-2014, 11:44 AM   #388
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Its been so long..... I hope this awesome wj is still alive!!!
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Unread 03-09-2014, 10:44 PM   #389
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Yeah, the WJ's still alive , got busy with life but I'll make sure to update the thread (took plenty of pics along the way). Still working on a few things left (it never ends), but pretty happy with how it's all turned out so far.













In fact, today I worked on the radio antenna relocate and bend. I was tired of the antenna getting hung up on branches, but the most annoying part was having to take it off every time I got the jeep up on the lift (it would hit the ceiling of the shop). I decided to drill a hole in the fender closer to the body and then bend the stem to follow the lines of the A-pillar. To prevent it from flopping around and hitting the jeep while on the freeway (making noise), I accidentally discovered I could tuck it in the weather stripping by the passenger door and it stays in place nicely (not shown in pics). It's a stupid mod but worth it to me to not have to take the antenna off and on each time I put the jeep on the lift. I used a trim plastic rivet to cover the factory hole as a temporary fix, I'll come up with something nicer later.



Low riding 35"s

























Sprayed the scratches with some Krylon.

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Unread 03-10-2014, 03:37 AM   #390
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My wj don't have a antenna
All the European wj (wg) had the antenna built into the driver side rear window

It's maybe possible to retro fit to a American wj?
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