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Unread 06-19-2012, 08:05 PM   #61
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been working on my side project to make room in the garage for my axle swap. Here is my expedition off road trailer I've been making, she is in primer right now, a nice custom color scheme is in her future.....

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Unread 06-26-2012, 07:48 PM   #62
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Went wheeling this weekend! Still had 3.07's but she crawled thru anything in 4 low
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Unread 06-26-2012, 08:25 PM   #63
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Awesome man. I meant to ask you about the lift you have under her. Whats the size exactly? I have a set of flat flares on my MJ I was thinking of transferring over with a small lift. Keeping both rigs as low as possible. Love the XJ man and as always, props to you!

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Unread 06-26-2012, 08:27 PM   #64
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Scratch that. Its a 3" lol. Have you had any rubbing with the 33's under the flat flares? Ive got some 32" Toyo AT's on a set of black AEV Savegre wheels I want to put under mine. Ultimate goal is 4.5" and 35's

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Unread 06-26-2012, 08:46 PM   #65
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there is only a slight rub along the pinch welds in the rear of the wheel well at full turn. I do have 3.75 backspacing on 10" wide rims so this prolly a reason for the rubbing. all it really needs is to be folded back. I'm still running stock control arms for the time being so when I upgrade (soon) it should push the wheel forward and no rubbing. With these flares and 4.5" lift i don't think you would have any trouble going to 35's. that was my original plan for when I had my Comanche. I researched it a lot and found it wouldn't rub much if any. Good luck! Can't wait to see how it looks!
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Unread 07-17-2012, 06:45 PM   #66
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Haven't made much head-way on the axles, been finishing my expedition trailer. However I will be diving head first into the axles this week. Here is the trailer finished!
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Unread 07-17-2012, 07:23 PM   #67
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Badass man! Congrats on that! Always looking forward to the updates on this. Mine is slooooowly coming along and the MJ is parked while I try and figure out what to do with it

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Unread 10-09-2012, 07:16 PM   #68
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I haven't updated in a while, been extremely busy with projects. I have finished the 8.8 rear axle swap. It went pretty smoothly. Having the 4.10 gears and disc brakes has made a huge difference. I have to start the front Dana 30 this week. I also had to address not having a spare tire on board. I was not about to fork out hundreds for a swing away bumper, so I spent $60 on materials and used what I had laying around to make a fold down hitch receiver that also doubles as my receiver so I don't lose my hitch.
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Unread 10-09-2012, 07:19 PM   #69
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Between all this I also took the trailer on it's maiden voyage up the the 1000 islands. Here are pics of it loaded up ready to roll and in action.
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Unread 10-13-2012, 02:53 PM   #70
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took the front Dana 30 apart today. Getting ready to truss it and sandblast it.
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Unread 10-13-2012, 09:29 PM   #71
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started designing a rough idea for a truss
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Unread 10-14-2012, 09:34 AM   #72
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We're did you get the truss?
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Unread 10-14-2012, 11:39 AM   #73
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I just made that up out of cardboard, it's the design I'm hoping to go with as long as clearance to my oil pan allows. I will be making it myself
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Unread 10-14-2012, 06:31 PM   #74
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started welding home-made truss today with slight modifications
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Unread 10-15-2012, 06:09 PM   #75
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did some more welding tonight but ran out of metal. I found a few troubling spots that I am going to have to address and reinforce. Some rot had eaten away my lower control arm mounts.
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