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Unread 11-20-2013, 09:36 PM   #121
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I'll be doing a 14 bolt but it's going to be a long arm setup. IMO once you go over 4.5 inches you need a long arm. Couple that with the fact that the ring gear is huge on a 14 the only way to package it properly with the factory fuel tank is to have the ring gear shaved -that's probably why no one has done it. Might as well shave the housing as well while you're at it.
Thank you for your input. I want to keep my Currie 4'' coils so lift will remain the same…just some high lines and trim the rear up to fit 40's. The 14 bolt will get the ballistic fab shave and the fuel tank is getting moved back 4'' similar to the Daddy Longlegs Build. So that should be plenty of room to clear the 14bolt but I see what you're saying. Packaging, in stock form, with the 14 bolt would be tight if not impossible.

Rokmen does quite a few short arm Spider 9's and such. TNT does some trusses for the 78-79 Dana 60 that are bolt in for front suspension…but nothing really for the 14 bolt axle crowd.

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Unread 11-20-2013, 09:42 PM   #122
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This is going to be something I'm highly interested in.
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Unread 01-10-2014, 08:11 PM   #123
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Well…Yukon 5.13's are ordered.

Thanks goes out to G-Rocc and GBeasley here for answering some questions.
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Unread 01-10-2014, 08:42 PM   #124
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Wait..your jumping up to 40s?
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Unread 01-10-2014, 08:45 PM   #125
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Wait..your jumping up to 40s?
Oh no. 37'' Goodyear MTR/K's and RCV's. 17's. Preferably bead locks. Trying to find some deals.
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Unread 01-10-2014, 09:51 PM   #126
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Drove mine home with the 5.13s tonight and it was awesome . I think 37s will be perfect with the 5.13s on your LJ . Did you go with standard gears or JK's ?
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Unread 01-10-2014, 10:41 PM   #127
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Drove mine home with the 5.13s tonight and it was awesome . I think 37s will be perfect with the 5.13s on your LJ . Did you go with standard gears or JK's ?
I went with the standard TJ gears.

Good to know about the gears G. I think you said the jeep was running around 2750rpm @ 65mph. So you think 3000 @ 70? On 35s.
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Unread 01-10-2014, 11:38 PM   #128
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Good choice bud. You won't be disappointed and I don't think you will have a time when you wish you had lower gears.
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Unread 01-11-2014, 08:32 AM   #129
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I went with the standard TJ gears.

Good to know about the gears G. I think you said the jeep was running around 2750rpm @ 65mph. So you think 3000 @ 70? On 35s.
I think thats probably about right , but I havent had it that fast yet .
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Unread 01-11-2014, 02:39 PM   #130
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Set to go next Friday. I'm going to drop it off and then go snowboarding that weekend. Should be ready by Monday.
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Unread 01-11-2014, 08:57 PM   #131
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Set to go next Friday. I'm going to drop it off and then go snowboarding that weekend. Should be ready by Monday.
Hopefully you are as surprised by yours as I was by mine .
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Unread 01-18-2014, 06:46 PM   #132
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Dropped the jeep off last night. Yukon 5.13's and master install kits. Next up are the RCVs.

I'll post my impressions as soon as I get the jeep back.
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Unread 01-18-2014, 07:25 PM   #133
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Dropped the jeep off last night. Yukon 5.13's and master install kits. Next up are the RCVs.

I'll post my impressions as soon as I get the jeep back.
As long as you dont get in a hurry you are going to love it . I wish I had gone to RCV's when I had the chance ...
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Unread 01-19-2014, 08:37 AM   #134
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Don't get too anxious and make sure you do a good break in. I know it really sucks but it's worth it like a secondary tempering.
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As long as you dont get in a hurry you are going to love it . I wish I had gone to RCV's when I had the chance ...
Since it's off season for me, the Jeep is driven around town. I will rarely exceed 65mph around where I live. So the RPM's are not much of an issue at the moment. Once the snow melts though, 70mph on the highway's is pretty norm in some instances.

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Don't get too anxious and make sure you do a good break in. I know it really sucks but it's worth it like a secondary tempering.
g-rocc what break in procedure did you follow?
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