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Unread 06-25-2013, 07:07 AM   #181
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Your going to want an air over setup for that bender by the time you finish the first stick of tubing .
We're already looking into that.

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Unread 06-25-2013, 09:38 AM   #182
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We're already looking into that.
http://www.swagoffroad.com/Tubing-Be...ount_p_53.html
Nice setup that uses less expensive parts than the Spax setup I got from JD2 .
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Unread 07-31-2013, 07:55 AM   #183
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September's issue of JP mag. Jeep Beach coverage got my daughter on the cover and centerfold shots, and My Booty on page 40 top right.











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Unread 07-31-2013, 08:39 AM   #184
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I saw booty in the magazine but which one is your daughter and congrats!
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Unread 07-31-2013, 05:43 PM   #185
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Unread 08-08-2013, 10:37 AM   #186
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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas ...... Come on, everyone sing!!!

.....and here comes Santa JP Clause !




UPS to the Booty's rescue


New all 35 spline guts!!!
RCV fronts, alloy rears, and ARB air lockers front & rear.
This should hold my Booty together for a while !!

I've had Poison Spyder DeFenders waiting to go on. Maybe I'll get to
them before the Pickens, GA- Sheriff Jeep Fest, Sept. 6/7/8



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Unread 08-08-2013, 10:42 AM   #187
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After we get back from GA, I'm getting and installing Jeep JK 5.38 ring & pinion gears. Eliminating the pinion gear weak point. Of course ya need the specialized kit to put JK gears into TJ housings.
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Unread 08-08-2013, 07:49 PM   #188
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After we get back from GA, I'm getting and installing Jeep JK 5.38 ring & pinion gears. Eliminating the pinion gear weak point. Of course ya need the specialized kit to put JK gears into TJ housings.
That is a lot of bad a$$ parts you got there!!! Should be good solid for your 38's.
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Unread 08-22-2013, 06:51 AM   #189
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It turns out RCV sent me axles for a JK and not a TJ. I didn't check the box labeling against the invoice, I would have seen that they were wrong. I guess I was excited that I was getting RCV's and just assumed they were correct. Lesson learned, check every part when received from Brown. So now they have to manufacture and ship out the correct axles. I'm hoping they get here in time for installation before we head north for "Pickens GA, Sheriffs Jeep Fest" in 2 weeks.
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Unread 08-22-2013, 07:17 AM   #190
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......but I can still get ready and prep for the install to make it go faster. The inner opening of the knuckle from the 17" big brake kit needs to be clearanced for the orange boots that cover the joints. Plus the drivers side ball joints were out wack, the axle shaft wasn't riding centered in the end of the axle tube, axle seal. "Black Majic-big brake kit" tells you in the instructions that you can not use RCV's with their kits. Oh no you don't, don't tell us we "can't", 'cause we will! We determined, "JP Engineered" that the aluminum plate that holds their giant caliper in place can not take any more loss of material due to the RCV orange boot being larger than the current opening provided.
So with the skilled, creative, precision milling at "JP Engineered" a steel replacement plate was born.

Following pic's are of the new ball joints, caliper plate install and a axle tube bend check using an inner sleeve as a gauge.
New XRF ball joints


Testing for any bending in the tube using the long tubes axle sleeve. Feeling for and resistance in the axle.




Showing the boot with minimal clearance. I know it is reversed, but the wide edge is where it will rest when installed.


Painted my knuckle


Painted knuckle and new STEEL caliper plate with unit bearing installed.



Reassembled with the 30 spline alloy axles



Showing a Dana 44 axle sleeve not installed with the 35 spline RCV shaft. Their shaft is necked down about 5" from the end so it slides in up to a point.

But then......


It hits the larger diameter end and does not fit. Damn glad I never installed these sleeves.
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Unread 08-22-2013, 07:28 AM   #191
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Updated my tow rig tires and wheels. Not looking to spend a lot on the tow rig, since the Booty needs the most attention. My existing 20" rims with 35" Toyo MT are getting worn a tad to much for the road trip up to Georgia for Jeep Fest towing my trailer and Booty. So having a set of 20" rims and a set of 17" TA 35" tires in the shop, the craigslist hunt was on for either a great deal on 20" tires or 17" rims.
I located a set of 5- 17" Hummer rims to fit my 8 lug axles. I did have to adapt the covers to fit. Saved $125 in cash not buying replacement GMC caps to fit. (More money for the Booty)




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Unread 08-22-2013, 11:13 AM   #192
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Might want to run that brake caliper mounting plate idea by Blaine... If nothing else, it could give us other guys with RCV's a way to get bigger brakes too. I know they're in the process of sort of redesigning the mounting bracket and the redesign may allow the use of RCV's, but nothing official has been said yet that I know of.
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Unread 08-22-2013, 10:49 PM   #193
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Haven't heard of the XRF ball joints. Any reason you chose those over the Synergy ball joints?
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Unread 08-30-2013, 11:01 AM   #194
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Haven't heard of the XRF ball joints. Any reason you chose those over the Synergy ball joints?
The XRF were highly recomended and proven on my jeep in the past. I was in a pinch and used local Napa ball joints driver front last time and they didn't last at all. I have TOYO 38" heavy tires along with my rim rock guards which have some weight to them also, so everything up front is being used to its upper limit when I'm out krawling.
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Unread 08-30-2013, 11:12 AM   #195
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What did you figure out with the sleeve/rcv shaft? Mill down the sleeve a little on the end?
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