post #271 of Old 09-30-2013, 06:23 PM
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Thank you Mike, it's great to hear from you. I'm set on ordering the 285/75/16's Guard Dogs tonight, just trying to decide on rims. The new design you speak of is the B2B (bead to bead), Treadwright says
"during the process for the bead to bead remolds, we buff not only the old tread, but also the casing sidewall. This allows us to apply a new branded veneer that is much more resistant to ozone and weather cracking."
I promised myself once I get the 33's I'm done looking at tires for a while. From stock to 235's, then the 31's, now the 33's in one year.

Once they arrive I will have to hit the trails. Pics to come
If they aren't back ordered the tires will be here by the weekend.


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JCR steering box spacer has been painted and installed-

These showed up too-

Pretty impressed with 3 day shipping! Rims should be here mid week, still waiting on the brown dog engine mounts... Stay tuned.

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im not sure about kansas but in Memphis where I used to live the local u-pull-it's had a million xj's and almost every 4wd one was sporting 3.55's...usually if you tell the local junkyard cashier you dont want a "warrantee" they will knock off bucks...however I was installing most of the used xj stuff on an offroad only rig, and I was going to modify it so that's whey I never asked for warrantee...anywho just thought id swing by and say hi...lol...how much were the tires btw? I really want something decent for my lil dj I can get a set of goodyear wranglers for 328$ but that's only a 235/75/r15...I really want some 31's tho

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im not sure about kansas but in Memphis where I used to live the local u-pull-it's had a million xj's and almost every 4wd one was sporting 3.55's...usually if you tell the local junkyard cashier you dont want a "warrantee" they will knock off bucks...however I was installing most of the used xj stuff on an offroad only rig, and I was going to modify it so that's whey I never asked for warrantee...anywho just thought id swing by and say hi...lol...how much were the tires btw? I really want something decent for my lil dj I can get a set of goodyear wranglers for 328$ but that's only a 235/75/r15...I really want some 31's tho
Look at te treadwrights you'll save a **** ton of money

And griffin what you up to today? You should come out.

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im not sure about kansas but in Memphis where I used to live the local u-pull-it's had a million xj's and almost every 4wd one was sporting 3.55's...usually if you tell the local junkyard cashier you dont want a "warrantee" they will knock off bucks...however I was installing most of the used xj stuff on an offroad only rig, and I was going to modify it so that's whey I never asked for warrantee...anywho just thought id swing by and say hi...lol...how much were the tires btw? I really want something decent for my lil dj I can get a set of goodyear wranglers for 328$ but that's only a 235/75/r15...I really want some 31's tho
Freak, I have a couple junkyards near me that typically have a handful of xj's. When I first bought my Cherokee I saw a waggy xj in the yard, with the d44, but didn't need it at the time... In the next week or two Il check the yards again, as long as the gears are clean a $100 master rebuild kit isn't a problem. This would be the cheaper route rather than buying r/p gears front and back, a new front carrier (if I went over 373's), and master rebuild kits (bearings and seals). This is my daily driver however if it has to sit for a few days to get some work done it doesn't matter. I'l see if I can get them cheaper without a warranty, if I could get a complete d30 and c8.25 in good shape for $200 it would be worth it.

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Look at te treadwrights you'll save a **** ton of money

And griffin what you up to today? You should come out.
Just woke up Trent, what did you have in mind? Find any mud holes or creeks?

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Just woke up Trent, what did you have in mind? Find any mud holes or creeks?
No puttin on the suspension thinkin you could help figure it out.

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No puttin on the suspension thinkin you could help figure it out.
For the yj? Text your addy one more time, once I get some food I could head out there.

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For the yj? Text your addy one more time, once I get some food I could head out there.
Yeah for the yj. You don't have to if you don't wanna

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Yeah for the yj. You don't have to if you don't wanna
I don't mind coming to hang out for an hour or two to bs about Jeeps.

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Freak, I have a couple junkyards near me that typically have a handful of xj's. When I first bought my Cherokee I saw a waggy xj in the yard, with the d44, but didn't need it at the time... In the next week or two Il check the yards again, as long as the gears are clean a $100 master rebuild kit isn't a problem. This would be the cheaper route rather than buying r/p gears front and back, a new front carrier (if I went over 373's), and master rebuild kits (bearings and seals). This is my daily driver however if it has to sit for a few days to get some work done it doesn't matter. I'l see if I can get them cheaper without a warranty, if I could get a complete d30 and c8.25 in good shape for $200 it would be worth it.
If you can, get a high pinion D30 and 29 spline 8.25..........

Honestly, if you're looking to swap axles with new gears - go all out with the new axles. Gear them 4.56 or 4.88. You'll only do it once. 3.55s are okay but the deeper the better and IMO the aggressiveness of your build lends itself to at least 4.56 gearing.

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If you can, get a high pinion D30 and 29 spline 8.25..........

Honestly, if you're looking to swap axles with new gears - go all out with the new axles. Gear them 4.56 or 4.88. You'll only do it once. 3.55s are okay but the deeper the better and IMO the aggressiveness of your build lends itself to at least 4.56 gearing.
This. Go with jk drive train axles

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If you can, get a high pinion D30 and 29 spline 8.25..........

Honestly, if you're looking to swap axles with new gears - go all out with the new axles. Gear them 4.56 or 4.88. You'll only do it once. 3.55s are okay but the deeper the better and IMO the aggressiveness of your build lends itself to at least 4.56 gearing.
Thanks for your input Mike, I wouldn't settle for anything less than a hp30 or the 29 spline rear. Even if the gear ratio was what I wanted, I wouldn't purchase inferior axles. Even though the price of a pair of 3.55 geared xj axles is appealing it may not be worth the effort swapping them, like you said. Once I get these tires on I will see what 33's and 3.07s feel like, if bearable, I may start saving towards a legitimate regear instead of the cheaper complete axle swap.

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I need to program my alarm clock to the sound of a fedex trucks squealing brakes, that seems to be the only thing that wakes me up in the morning.

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Took over a pound of weight to balance 3 of the 4 tires. I ran the rims on the balancer without the tires and the rims are only an ounce off if that. I tried airing the tires down and rotating them 1/4 turn at a time then rebalancing them which didn't help. I even tried removing one tire and flipping it over. Despite the large amount of weight, which should be expected for 70lb retread tires, I balanced them all to 0 and they ride beautiful. I don't care for all the wheel weights, I think I may try airsoft bb balancing.

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