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Unread 05-12-2012, 10:25 PM   #16
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Pulled/bought one-a-deeze today.
-63ish" WMS-WMS
-3.167 (what I got on the caliper) or 3.180 or 3.250" axle tubes (Don't have a caliper with long enough arms to correctly measure the tubes)
-Disc brakes
-30 spline 1.5" wide shafts. Haven't measured for length yet.

This completes my selection of dana 44 axles to build. The front is a waggy 44. Very excited to get these going.

This isn't your average 44. The center section used a thicker pinion gear (not gear size, but actual width of pinion bearing surfaces and what not). I'll have to get a set of crossover bearings to bring it back to standard gear sizing so I can run standard 4.88s and a regular detroit/arb.



No c-clip axle here. I thought it was, based on appearances from the outside. Very happy about that.


This is the pass. side shaft. Bearings and all look to be good.


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Unread 05-13-2012, 06:00 AM   #17
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Good deal, i didnt think it would be c-clip.
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Unread 05-13-2012, 06:33 AM   #18
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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/n...99-xj-1364252/
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Unread 09-12-2012, 02:20 PM   #19
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Update time. Pulled the front doors off about 2 months ago. Haven't had time to make them removable yet (I'm 70 miles away from the thing). Here I am flexing the thing with the broken drivers rear shock mount. Things go a little tippy.




Got a set of worn 31 BFG ATs from work. They're worn oddly, some places 10/32s, some 6/32s. Bought some cheap-*** 15x8 3.75"BS 5x4.5 rims from summit. They're summit brand and were about $40 a piece. Bought five because I got a spare 31 also from work.




Picture the girlfriend took of me mounting them up at work when I had a day off.


The next saturday I'm home, gonna mount these puppies on the Jeep, go get it titled and plated and go for a ****ing drive. Can't wait.
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Unread 09-12-2012, 06:22 PM   #20
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about damned time haha, my xj sold about 3 weeks ago... $2600 and a free dodge dakota now. needs a new motor... but it was freeeee ha
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Unread 10-02-2012, 03:10 PM   #21
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Went home put the wheels on and checked stuff over. Dad insured and registered it and then we went for a drive. Amazing.

Brought it down to btown...I went a little deaf. No muffler nor front doors calls for a noisy ride, but man was it fun. Now when my muffler shows up and the rain stops, I can truly go for a cruise. The girlfriend approves too.




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Unread 10-02-2012, 03:27 PM   #22
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Not to bad looking! I'm saving money back to get my new project running, within a year a sas and 4wd conversion
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Unread 10-10-2012, 09:36 AM   #23
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Put my custom-cut tailpipe on and went to the lake with my girlfriend. On the way back, we noticed some funny smells. Get back to the garage, open the hatch to get our cameras out and I something burning. The carpet feels oddly warm so I pull it up and see black. Turns out the exhaust is burning the floor, insulation, and carpet. Looks like I gotta pull that tailpipe and weld on some more pipe to push it down to the ground. Here's to hoping that I didn't melt my gas tank.

Photographic proof.


Looks like I have some work to do before wheeling, along with getting the tcase skid and temporary hitch on.
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Unread 11-02-2012, 10:12 AM   #24
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nice work. I'm getting the same tires in a week or 2
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Unread 02-18-2013, 11:48 PM   #25
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Any new updates? This is one of my favorite xj's on here. Its so clean looking, your 1/4 cut and fender cut is perfect. You have officially convinced me to cut mine. Excellent job thus far.
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Unread 03-03-2013, 10:30 PM   #26
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Thanks, Straight. I like it too. It's no body shop quality work, but it'll do and looks great with the bedliner on there. I still need to seal it all up, but why bother when I'll probably cut the inner fenders out to make larger ones later. The extra clearance out back was definitely beneficial offroad. There were several times where I would have smashed my lower quarters in for sure.

Took the beast wheeling in October. Just now getting around to posting pics about it. First time offroading. Did well, considering what's done to it.

Just about all of the photos here are by Jeffro. (Thanks again, man) Here's his site. http://www.leiningerphotos.com Go check out his stuff AND his sick Yellow Rubi TJ (http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/j...bicon-1133590/)

The trail report from the trip. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f58/j...012-a-1429856/
Towards the beginning of the day. Notice the lack of mud.


After about an hour of wheeling.





At some point, I got some mud in the RF tire's bead. Had to swap it out for my ****ty spare. Made it up a ledge/hill that some Xterras were having trouble with. Let's just say, there were a couple of tight trees up there. Any wider and I would have had some trouble.


Came across a small puddle early in the day. Stuck and churning up the mud. Rock the hell out of it and ended up backing out. Mud shot out of the frame rail (not pictured).


This was my second attempt at the same hole. I gave it hell. Only thing I ruined here was the air filter (didn't find that out until last month. ha).


Climbing. Let's just say, it wasn't having it.


Spinning...


and more spinning...


Sick shot by Jeffro. I dig it.
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Unread 03-03-2013, 10:36 PM   #27
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Great photos, keep it up!
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Unread 03-03-2013, 11:42 PM   #28
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Thanks. It was a blast wheeling it. It's been sitting around ever since.

A list of problems that need to be fixed as from the trip:
Alternator relocation and replacement (move to AC pump location)
Engine intake relocate
Seal the ignition up
Rear suspension had NO droop. Working on fixing that now.
Tire rub up front
Rear bumper
Replace and/or relocate the battery.

Went to start it up over Christmas break and it wouldn't fire. Narrowed it down to the crank sensor killing 5v power from the PCM when it was plugged in. Ordered a mopar sensor from Kolak for around 65 dollars. Cheaper than any parts store brand (they're all junk and don't last like the mopar ones do) and OEM. Installed it last weekend. Works great now.



I also have a new pair of 2" Old Man Emu Heavy Load leafs sitting in the back of the Jeep at home. Going to get the front springs, brake lines, trackbar and drop shackles before I install them. Going to bump stop accordingly and then measure for shock length once I have everything installed. Should work out great and even better once I go Clayton's long arms up front.
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Unread 03-04-2013, 12:07 AM   #29
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Jeeps looking good, I'm in a 97' zj sitting on 3.5" lift with 285/75r16 on rubicon wheels. Only took very minor trimming to make em fit haha
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Unread 03-17-2013, 12:13 AM   #30
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Got some work done on the XJ this weekend. Took some photos too.

The state of the interior. It's muddy and the floors need cleaned and bedlined. A lot of wiring needs re-ran and tucked up. That door wiring is a mess.


My pride and joy.


New ACDelco master cylinder. Brand new with res. for about $50 off of amazon.


2" Heavy Duty OME leafs waiting to go in.


Removed the rear sway bar and factory bump stops. Broke two bump stop bolts in the process, even with a bit of torching before removing them.


Picked up a 4.88 Dana 44 ring and pinion from a buddy in my offroad club. Got a fantastic deal on them. New, never used Yukon-brand gears. Awesome! Thanks idiot magnet!.
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