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NEW JK WRANGLER GRAB BARS NOW at ROCKRIDGE4WDThe Original 3/8" Ruffstuff Diff Cover!Offset Tie Rod Kit From RuffStuff!

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Unread 10-18-2013, 06:48 AM   #316
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I just bought retreads as well, the guard dog. They work amazing and for the price you can't beat them. Although I did satatic balance on mine and I'm running the rubicon wheels and they all took 1-2.5 ounces except for one which took 6 ounces but still feels good at 65m.p.h. Jeeps looks great BTW!
Thanks for commenting! Did you get 285/75/16 Guard Dogs? If so the only difference would be the rim material between our wheels. I am running 8oz of airsoft bb's, I get a slight steering shimmy at 45 otherwise they ride great.

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Unread 10-27-2013, 04:44 PM   #317
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Trying to finish up the rock sliders. Ended up using 1.5x1.5 angle iron, I like that it has a larger contact area where I welded it to the legs however it is a bit to tall. Managed to remove 1/4" with two 4" angle grinder discs, I need to pick up more along with cut off discs tomorrow before I can mount the rock sliders. I want to see how they look and perform before I weld on the outer step.
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Unread 11-06-2013, 11:36 AM   #318
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Ordered some Solid Diff Covers, they sent a Dana 60 cover instead of the Dana 30...
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Unread 11-06-2013, 04:52 PM   #319
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Ordered some Solid Diff Covers, they sent a Dana 60 cover instead of the Dana 30...
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I need a 60 cover!!!
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Unread 11-06-2013, 05:48 PM   #320
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I need a 60 cover!!!
A friend in my class needs a HD d60 cover for his cj5, if I knew either of you needed one I would of let you know. $65 a cover and 2 day shipping, oh and these covers a BEEF.
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Unread 11-06-2013, 06:01 PM   #321
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A friend in my class needs a HD d60 cover for his cj5, if I knew either of you needed one I would of let you know. $65 a cover and 2 day shipping, oh and these covers a BEEF.
I'm also thinkin about the blue torch fab DIY cover. But I need a 14 bolt cover first
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Unread 11-06-2013, 06:20 PM   #322
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I'm also thinkin about the blue torch fab DIY cover. But I need a 14 bolt cover first
Just looked them up, looks like some well built parts. I nearly opted for ruff stuff covers however I heard a lot of good things about Solid. An hour after I notified them of the wrong cover, they shipped out the correct one. Hows the YJ coming?
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Unread 11-06-2013, 06:22 PM   #323
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Just looked them up, looks like some well built parts. I nearly opted for ruff stuff covers however I heard a lot of good things about Solid. An hour after I notified them of the wrong cover, they shipped out the correct one. Hows the YJ coming?
Awesome man gettin all my brackets tomorrow from artec for the four link.
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Unread 11-24-2013, 12:09 AM   #324
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Little by little this Jeep is coming together.
Installed YJ Wrangler front brake lines, they go nicely with the JK Wrangler shocks.


I decided weld on larger mounting plates for the rock rails. I used my friends Hobart 220 mig with c-25 gas. The basic rail is complete, I have a few more holes to drill before I can mount them. Lastly, I still plan on welding on an outer leg to use as a step/tree pivot point.



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Il get pictures of the solid diff covers and rock rails mounted up this week. Happy Jeepin.
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Unread 12-12-2013, 01:32 AM   #325
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Added an IRO Double Shear Track Bar




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Next I'll get pictures of the rock rails and rear bump stop plates installed.
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Unread 12-15-2013, 10:45 PM   #326
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Went Jeepin'






Not quite ready for the rock garden-


Drove 70 miles back with a broken drivers inner and outer d30 shaft. Time for 760x u-joints with full circle clips.

Rear u-bolt bump stop plates with one hockey puck works perfect. Countersunk the pucks with a dremel so the top of the bolt is flush with the puck base.
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Unread 12-15-2013, 10:50 PM   #327
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Looks like you had fun. I'll get pics up later of me.
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Unread 12-15-2013, 11:03 PM   #328
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Looks like you had fun. I'll get pics up later of me.
Pick a weekend and you and I will hit the trails together, ks rocks or tuttle. Working on a video right now. Should have it up soon.
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Pick a weekend and you and I will hit the trails together, ks rocks or tuttle. Working on a video right now. Should have it up soon.
Sounds great after Christmas I should have some more money to hit up some more trails. And maybe some body armor. I dented my rocker
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Unread 12-15-2013, 11:07 PM   #330
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Sounds great after Christmas I should have some more money to hit up some more trails. And maybe some body armor. I dented my rocker
Nice, I'll check the pics when you get them up. Sounds good on wheelin, we finally have time now that we're on break.
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