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Unread 02-27-2015, 08:31 PM   #1
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Another low cog lj

I couldn't figure out how to move my build thread from technical to here. So I'm just gonna start it over.

I have a 06 LJ non rubicon, my plans are to keep it low and run 35s maybe 37s one day. I'm not trying to have some bad *** rock crawler. But I'd like to be able to do the rubicon with my buddies. I'd like this to become more of a expedition vehicle and work jeep. Lol yes I said work jeep. Not sure what that even mean. But I want it functional. And be able to drive it to Alaska and back comfortably.

So far I have collected
Antirock sway bar
Daystar 1.75 coil spacers
Daystar 1 in body lift
F150 shock towers

I'm gonna run a ford dana44 narrowed to waggy width.

538 gears with arb front and rear
Build a flat belly
F150 shock towers all around
Zj tie rod
35 MTRs on Steel wheels
Ctm u joints on stock axles
2x4 front a rear steel bumpers
Poison Spyder corner guards (old school small size)
Would like to boatside but may run rubicon sliders until I do
Sport full cage from poly
Etc



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The day I bought it about 3 months ago.

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Unread 02-27-2015, 08:32 PM   #2
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Doing some snow wheeling in Oregon
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Unread 02-27-2015, 08:33 PM   #3
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Nice shot from my road trip to oregon
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Unread 02-27-2015, 08:33 PM   #4
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The sub box I just built to keep as much room as possible.
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Unread 02-27-2015, 08:37 PM   #5
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And tomorrow morning I'm going to look at a Chevy dana 44 with flat top knuckles, calipers, caliper brackets, warn hubs and small spindles for the hp dana 44 build Here is a photo of my jeep ready to go pick up that axle tomorrow morning if all goes as planned. The LJ turns into a truck. image-4236069497.jpg
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Unread 02-28-2015, 01:12 PM   #6
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Well I got the axle. Time to get the parts off it I need and see if I can make my money back
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Unread 02-28-2015, 09:52 PM   #7
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Digging threw part numbers and trying wrap my head around what's involved for this front axle build.

So far
Ford hp 44 f150 wms to wms 66" ?
Wagoneer 80 to 92 wms to wms 61" ?
Tj wms to wms 60.5

So I'm shooting for 61" but then the ford and Chevy knuckle stuff will be bigger than the jeep stuff I'm thinking. So maybe a little bigger wms to wms. But I ca live with that.

From spicer Left. Right
Ford F-150 73-79 18.92". 33.94"
Wagoneer 80-92. 32.13". 15.83"
Difference 3.09". 1.81"

So the total amount I'll need to remove from the ford axle will be 4.9"

From what iv read on some other axle build these numbers seem to be off a little. But my info is from spicer so I hope that accurate enough. But I'll do more research this is just the start.

The total cost I have for all the little parts, locker, gears, axles, breaks, etc. is about 3 grand. That seams like a **** ton lol. But it's what I want.

If I'm running 35s and 538 gears I think that will be a good match.

I hope to use all junkyard axles and some new spicer u joints to keep the cost down. What do you think?
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Unread 03-01-2015, 11:59 AM   #8
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Getting my flat top knuckles off the Chevy axle I picked up yesterday.
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Unread 03-01-2015, 04:00 PM   #9
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Everything looks good in here. I'm thinking about running these gears instead of new ones.


Lol. Just kidding.

But all this rust is preventing me from pulling these axles out. I need a slide hammer. Or more beer the violent ideas.
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Unread 03-14-2015, 02:43 PM   #10
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Slowly but surely getting more parts to start the build.

Today I just bought my rear Detroit 33 spline locker and install kit, poison Spyder corner quarter guards and a currie 1" motor mount lift.

I'll be going to pick those up on Monday.

More stuff to add to my pile.
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Unread 03-16-2015, 07:36 PM   #11
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A mans shopping cart!!!!
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