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Unread 08-30-2012, 09:29 PM   #16
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Got the first part of my lift. Now to buy shocks, track bars, and MML/BL.





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Unread 10-15-2012, 07:04 AM   #17
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So its been over a month since the packages came in....got that lift installed yet?
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Unread 10-20-2012, 05:12 PM   #18
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So its been over a month since the packages came in....got that lift installed yet?
Thanks to some forum issues I hadn't seen this thread was posted in until now. I was just about to update it.

But no, the lift isn't installed yet. I don't exactly have a steady flow of cash so it's taking awhile. I have to buy my front trackbar and then it'll go on. After that I'll order the rear track bar and wheel spacers. Still waiting on my body lift to get in. Got my MML last week so I had to take another pic. I'm getting pretty excited. Hopefully I can get some 33" MTR's.

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Unread 10-23-2012, 01:21 PM   #19
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JKS BL arrived yesterday. Probably going to put the MML and BL on this weekend.
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Unread 10-23-2012, 05:09 PM   #20
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JKS BL arrived yesterday. Probably going to put the MML and BL on this weekend.
Look forward to some pictures.
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Unread 10-23-2012, 11:05 PM   #21
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I would like to make some suggestions / comments if you don't mind.

I have a very simular Jeep with what you have planned. Mine is a 99 Sahara.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/b...build-1394559/

I run the Currie Steering in the front. Its very nice. I do not think you need Hydro Assist for 35s. I really dont have any trouble turning, yes it would be nice to turn with one finger but it could save you some money. No complaints with Anti-Rock in the front, however I think you can get away with maybe some extended links in the rear to save some money.

I run the Black Majic / Centric Kit front and rear. Very nice for stopping power. Your Axle selection is interesting. Why don't you consider doing a HP30/Ford 8.8. I did the swap and I am happy. The only concern is that I may need to upgrade to chromo shafts in the front, other than that no complaints. I think with your Pro Rock and JK44 your going to be spending way to much. If your set on a Dynatrac Axle step up to the Dana 60 as its only a few hundred more IIRC.

I run the AA SYE and Tom Woods shaft for the rear. I would keep the stock front unless it gives you trouble. I run the same MML and Currie Arms, no complaints either.

Armor selection looks good, only suggestion is for steel transfer case skid instead of aluminum.

Sorry for being a long winded post, just figured I would give you a few suggestions to help save you some money and get out on the trail more often. If you have any questions feel free to ask.
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Unread 10-24-2012, 07:18 AM   #22
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I would like to make some suggestions / comments if you don't mind.

I have a very simular Jeep with what you have planned. Mine is a 99 Sahara.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/b...build-1394559/

I run the Currie Steering in the front. Its very nice. I do not think you need Hydro Assist for 35s. I really dont have any trouble turning, yes it would be nice to turn with one finger but it could save you some money. No complaints with Anti-Rock in the front, however I think you can get away with maybe some extended links in the rear to save some money.

I run the Black Majic / Centric Kit front and rear. Very nice for stopping power. Your Axle selection is interesting. Why don't you consider doing a HP30/Ford 8.8. I did the swap and I am happy. The only concern is that I may need to upgrade to chromo shafts in the front, other than that no complaints. I think with your Pro Rock and JK44 your going to be spending way to much. If your set on a Dynatrac Axle step up to the Dana 60 as its only a few hundred more IIRC.

I run the AA SYE and Tom Woods shaft for the rear. I would keep the stock front unless it gives you trouble. I run the same MML and Currie Arms, no complaints either.

Armor selection looks good, only suggestion is for steel transfer case skid instead of aluminum.

Sorry for being a long winded post, just figured I would give you a few suggestions to help save you some money and get out on the trail more often. If you have any questions feel free to ask.
I went back and changed some things. I still want the rear anti rock for stability and better flex than the stock bar.

I plan on buying the Black Magic pads with Centric rotors sometime soon. When I go to the HP30 or Rubi 44, I'll get the Vanco kit. If I buy a HP30 it'll be from ECGS pre built and I'll get it sleeved and trussed elsewhere. I don't care if people say I'm throwing money at a crap axle. Look at Imped, he's been running 35's on one for years and he's about to run 37's on it.

As for the rear, I just really don't like the 8.8 axles. To me I think it's worth to wait and try to find a TJ 44. When built it'll be far superior to a built 8.8.

I plan on getting the JB SSSYE for when I get my TT. A little extra driveshaft length never hurt. Aluminum is a must for armor. I don't want to be weighed down with heavy steel, especially since this is a DD.
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Unread 10-24-2012, 07:52 AM   #23
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Nice start! Got a pretty good plan going...

But everything I've heard/read an 8.8 is stronger than a D44... A guy in my club is running 39" stickies on one, with a V8. But obviously D44 aren't bad either..
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Unread 10-24-2012, 09:20 AM   #24
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almost there..can't wait to see it on. Plans after you order the trackbar? What wheels spacers do you want? I got the RC ones and they are great!
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Unread 10-24-2012, 11:49 AM   #25
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I'll order the front trackbar then put the whole lift on. After that I'll order the RC spacers and then the rear trackbar. I can get away running the relocation bracket until I get the rear trackbar.


But I really want 33" MTR's.
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Unread 10-24-2012, 12:53 PM   #26
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Yes yes, MTR's are quite sexy. I think im about to buy some Kuhmo Road venture MT's with like 80% tread for 350! Thank goodness for craigslist or id be really really broke haha
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Unread 10-24-2012, 02:46 PM   #27
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I went back and changed some things. I still want the rear anti rock for stability and better flex than the stock bar.

I plan on buying the Black Magic pads with Centric rotors sometime soon. When I go to the HP30 or Rubi 44, I'll get the Vanco kit. If I buy a HP30 it'll be from ECGS pre built and I'll get it sleeved and trussed elsewhere. I don't care if people say I'm throwing money at a crap axle. Look at Imped, he's been running 35's on one for years and he's about to run 37's on it.

As for the rear, I just really don't like the 8.8 axles. To me I think it's worth to wait and try to find a TJ 44. When built it'll be far superior to a built 8.8.

I plan on getting the JB SSSYE for when I get my TT. A little extra driveshaft length never hurt. Aluminum is a must for armor. I don't want to be weighed down with heavy steel, especially since this is a DD.
I don't understand why you want to upgrade twice for brakes? If you want to do the Vanco Kit then just go with that. I don't follow Impeds build so I cant comment. However I think your better off without the truss and sleeved for your budget.

Once again, on your budget I would still recommend going with the 8.8. I imagine you want to completely deck out the 44 if you find one? The 8.8 stock already has disc brakes and 31 spline axle shafts depending on which one you find. (Late 90s explorer.) Yes its a little narrower then stock, however if it really bugs you there is the option for spacers.

Just trying to give some different ideas on what to do here thats all.

What kind of wheeling do you plan to do? Mud, rocks, trail riding?
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Unread 10-24-2012, 03:00 PM   #28
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I think he wants the 44 over the 8.8 for simplicity man. Its just a drop in job.

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Unread 10-24-2012, 05:29 PM   #29
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I think he wants the 44 over the 8.8 for simplicity man. Its just a drop in job.

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Basically this. I can get 35 spline shafts for the 44 if I wanted to. Plus the 8.8 is still a c-clip axle.


The Black Magic/Centric kit is only $200...meanwhile the Vanco is $900. Seeing as I most likely won't upgrade axles for a couple more years, a $200 brake upgrade won't break the bank.
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Unread 10-24-2012, 05:54 PM   #30
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Basically this. I can get 35 spline shafts for the 44 if I wanted to. Plus the 8.8 is still a c-clip axle.


The Black Magic/Centric kit is only $200...meanwhile the Vanco is $900. Seeing as I most likely won't upgrade axles for a couple more years, a $200 brake upgrade won't break the bank.
Not to mention the Centric/Black magic setup for the front is a great upgrade. I'll be buying that when I need to buy new front brakes.

While the 8.8 is still a c clip axle, it's still a strong one. They are well built. I had to disassemble, clean, setup the gears and get a good pattern in one for my final exam in class last year. Which I aced and did faster than anyone else. (not bragging )

Though, I still prefer my 44 because it doesn't use a crush sleeve for the pinion. So much easier. Just torque to 200 and go because they just use shims for the pinion.


Oh and I don't feel like reading. What lift from BDS did you go with? Because you don't need a new front trackbar for the 2-3 inch lifts, i'd get a rear adjustable before a front one. Slap that ***** on already!
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