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Unread 06-25-2012, 08:16 AM   #136
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I have the dual piston fronts and chevy discs in the rear. It stops is just fine, but you can feel the chassis load up when I am in low range and on the brakes.
I must have missed the dual pistons. Thanks for sharing your build

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Unread 06-25-2012, 08:48 AM   #137
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I am running ford axles because of the driver's side drop. You being a CJ are passenger drop. I dont know if you can get a ford dual piston front caliper to work on your Chevy 44. I am not sure what the 3/4 ton Chevys had for front brakes either. The calipers I run are the same as on the 1 ton fords... they are huge! Great stopping power.

I am stoked to see more 3/4 ton jeeps out there! And really happy if any of my info can help someone else on building their rig.
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Unread 08-21-2012, 01:06 PM   #138
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Welp, I am back "on the grid"... we had an accident and a tree came down... tore up a bunch of stuff. Finally getting back to the point where I can start using the welder and plasma table again.

Nothing really new to report on the jeep... Taking it to Big Dogs in September.
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Unread 08-21-2012, 05:55 PM   #139
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Great build! Just curious, why did you put air soft BB's in your tires?

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Unread 08-22-2012, 07:20 AM   #140
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Thanks!

The airsoft bb's are to help with balancing. The theory behind them is that centrifugal force will place the BBs where weight is needed inside the tire to help balance it properly. They work well, especially in a tire that gets wheeled and chunked on a regular basis like mine.
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Unread 09-21-2012, 12:43 PM   #141
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I finally read all of this. Dammit that thing is clean!
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Unread 11-06-2013, 08:27 AM   #142
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Welp... I have been on hiatus for a bit... A LOT of things have changed. Next March I will have a new addition to my house (my wife and my first child!)... That being said my wife and I had a few long discussions about prep and finances. One of our favorite spots to wheel (Crozet) is closed and anything else is a solid 5-6 hour drive... with my wife being pregnant getting in and out of the rig was impossible and I wouldnt put an infant in it... there were a bunch of things that went into our decision. So this summer I sold my rig and payed off all my debt (except for school loans and mortgage of course). The kid who bought it is a good guy and seemed like he is going to take good care of it... more importantly wheel the piss out of it. It was hard watching it go down the street... but the shocking part was walking back in the house to find my wife sobbing... she was going to miss it as much as me! ha.

We have been talking and kicking around the idea of another jeep... the next one being a little more family friendly... beach runs and cruising around... no need for 38's and an atlas. In the meantime I still have my buddies cherokee to work on and will still be 'getting my fix' on JF!
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