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Unread 10-12-2012, 11:27 PM   #31
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Just checked out your build, your doing better than me how is that Aussie locker treating you?
Thanks for stopping by Matt, so far so good with the locker.
It has gotten pretty quiet around turns and locks/unlocks when it should. For the price and the increased off road capability Im very pleased. I need to get some videos soon. Im now piecing together a lift. Looking for 3 inches so I can clear 31s.

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Unread 10-13-2012, 09:50 AM   #32
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Thanks for stopping by Matt, so far so good with the locker.
It has gotten pretty quiet around turns and locks/unlocks when it should. For the price and the increased off road capability Im very pleased. I need to get some videos soon. Im now piecing together a lift. Looking for 3 inches so I can clear 31s.

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Nice man, I'm not sure if I want a front or rear locker
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Unread 10-13-2012, 09:53 AM   #33
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Nice man, I'm not sure if I want a front or rear locker
Front first then rear.
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Unread 10-13-2012, 09:55 AM   #34
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Front first then rear.
Yeah I heard you get more directional capability with a front
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Unread 10-13-2012, 09:56 AM   #35
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Yeah I heard you get more directional capability with a front
And the front hits first
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Unread 10-13-2012, 10:03 AM   #36
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Straightsix, I heard you did some research on bastard packing?
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Unread 10-13-2012, 11:07 AM   #37
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Straightsix, I heard you did some research on bastard packing?
Yes, yes I did. Once it stops raining im heading to the yards. Also, id start with a rear locker for multiple reasons. The rear wheels are doing more work than the front and also the front locker will affect handling especially on road.
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Unread 10-13-2012, 12:25 PM   #38
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Yes, yes I did. Once it stops raining im heading to the yards. Also, id start with a rear locker for multiple reasons. The rear wheels are doing more work than the front and also the front locker will affect handling especially on road.
How much can you get if you use the whole leaf set off of the s-10? My main leaf is complete ****, so if I do anything I have to use everything
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Unread 10-13-2012, 12:51 PM   #39
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How much can you get if you use the whole leaf set off of the s-10? My main leaf is complete ****, so if I do anything I have to use everything
The thing is with the bastard pack is that you must keep the main from the xj. Is what you do is jack up the rear of the jeep, pull the wheels, u-bolts... then remove the leaf spring clamps and very carefully remove the leaf center pin with a c clamp on the leafs. You then remove all of the leafs but the main leaf, then move over to your s10 leaf pack. I believe if you use the whole pack, from the main all the way down to the overload (short, thick leaf on the bottom), you get around 4-4.5in. If you pull one of the middle leafs you can drop around an inch. You have to cut the eyes off the s10 main however, then just clamp the pack to the xj main and get a new, extended center pin from the parts store. From what I rear s10 leafs are one of the best because they have good flex. Iv seen people also use isuzu rodeo leafs, comanche leafs, blazer leafs... Pretty much any leaf that 2.5in wide will work, but a lot are going to be way to stiff and wont flex. Heres one good site with pics http://pennythejeep.wordpress.com/wr...bastard-packs/
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Unread 10-13-2012, 01:23 PM   #40
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Let me know how much you spend on the leafs? When I do it I'm going to need s-10 and xj leafs.
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Unread 10-13-2012, 01:36 PM   #41
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We have a ford ranger in the yard, might look at those leafs
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Unread 10-13-2012, 03:26 PM   #42
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We have a ford ranger in the yard, might look at those leafs
I know some people use f150 front coils but they are extremly stiff on an xj. I just got back from the yard, I found a few s10's and even a comanche. They wanted $28 a piece, about $60 after tax for a pair of leafs. The leafs were rust free and had great arch. I picked the worst time to go since it was pouring rain and lightning started striking all over. I said skip it (didnt want to get hit by lightning) and I am awaiting replies off craigslist of people parting s10's. I know I can get a set for less than $50
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Unread 10-14-2012, 01:20 AM   #43
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Had some spare sheet metal so I decided to make an alternator mud/rock shield. Its mostly to keep mud and water out, also reaches back far enough to prevent anything from flying up near the coil or distributor.
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Unread 10-14-2012, 09:35 AM   #44
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Had some spare sheet metal so I decided to make an alternator mud/rock shield. Its mostly to keep mud and water out, also reaches back far enough to prevent anything from flying up near the coil or distributor.
Looks good from what I can see,
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Unread 10-14-2012, 06:21 PM   #45
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Put a big dent in my muffler, snapped an exhaust clamp off, and put a slice in the gas tank. It was fun though!
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