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Unread 12-30-2009, 05:30 PM   #76
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I hear those g2 axles are almost bullet proof. I wish they were out when I got hit last december. My d30 cost $4k (insurance of course), and those come locked for less than $3k. I do have a lifetime warrenty, but I would rather have the money, and never have to fix it.

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Unread 12-30-2009, 06:50 PM   #77
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Dang, 4k for a D30??? A locked spicer 44 from Northridge is 2700! I hadn't heard anything about the G2 axles until today, but I'm glad somebody else has.

The quote he gave me was about $1460... Definitely higher than expected; I think I'll save up for the G2. I'll still have to regear the rear, for about $800, but at least it will be a much better setup. Of course, I could always get a G2 rear for 2500...
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Unread 12-31-2009, 09:06 AM   #78
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2010 Plans

OK, with the new year on it's way, I've been working on my own version of resolutions. They are, of course, for the Jeep.

Basically I've come up with the basic list of mods that I'm planning on gettin done this year, in order. Since I've decided to get the G2 axle, regearing is going to have to wait a bit. There's stuff I need to buy before the axle goes in, so that everything will be set up the way I want it. I'm hoping to have the axle and all its associated components at least ordered by the first of July; in the meantime, I'll just keep my 33's... They've got a lot of tread left anyway. The updated plan for at least the first half of the year is as follows:

ARB compressor w/tire inflation kit
S-Pod
AEV rear differential slider
Currie steering
G2 D44 front axle
Superior 4.88 gears/install kit for rear D44
AEV front differential slider
EBC yellow/green stuff pads w/rear centric rotors
Goodyear MTR w/kevlar (35's or 37s... haven't decided yet...)
Vanco BBK
Super 44 kit w/ARB for rear

Somewhere in there, whenever they're released/I have extra cash, are the Savvy tummy tuck, aluminum Metalcloak corner armor, Lightforce driving lights, and H4 headlights.

That should all keep me busy for a while, I think!
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Unread 12-31-2009, 01:36 PM   #79
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Have fun with that... sounds like a cool plan.

The 4k for the axle was before I found Jeepforum though. With the g2d44, you might be able to get away with the 37"s, but Blaine has said that one of his customers spent over $6k with a d44 'cus he kept breaking it with 37"s.
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Unread 01-05-2010, 08:11 PM   #80
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Forgot to say, I ordered my S-POD and ARB compressor last week. The compressor should be here Monday; not sure about the S-Pod, but John sent me an email which said it should ship by today. No word yet, but it probably did.

I also got an email from Doug over at Metalcloak today... He shared the first image of the upgrades for my bumper. It's got the mini-caps, black bolts, and his newly designed light bar. I can't wait to see it all in person; I keep looking at the rendering he sent, and it looks fantastic. I've gotta say, it's really growing on me; and the new version looks much better than what I have now. I'm not sure if I'm supposed to share the rendering, so unless I hear otherwise from Doug, I'll make everybody wait to see.
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In the garage: Viking Offroad 350 series Hawse fairlead, ARB compressor, Savvy corner guards, Novak 231 cable shifter, EBC green stuff/Centric rotors (rear), Savvy tub rails, Savvy taillights
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Unread 01-05-2010, 08:35 PM   #81
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Oh, sweet, you are begining to like this bumper much more than that savvy thing. I would be happy to help clear it out of your garage for you for the price of shipping. Eh... what the heck, I will even throw in $50 to compensate you for painting it
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Unread 01-05-2010, 08:38 PM   #82
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You're funny!

I think I've decided on my next purchase though... Whichever one I end up with, they're both working on center-light bars...

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Unread 01-05-2010, 08:43 PM   #83
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I have seen those on here a few times. Are the advantages of those lights really worth the $240 price tag?
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Unread 01-06-2010, 05:28 AM   #84
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Found them for about $205... still expensive though. The draw for me is that they are extremely lightweight, practically indestructable, and look great. They have interchangable lenses to change color and beam pattern on the fly, so you can have driving lights one minute, fogs the next. For me, that makes it worth the money.
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Unread 01-06-2010, 02:22 PM   #85
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Ok, I see. Nobody has ever explained the reason for the price. I knew you could swap colors quickly, but I didn't realized there were still other advantages.
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Unread 01-06-2010, 02:42 PM   #86
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Those lights are sex, please buy
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Unread 01-06-2010, 03:26 PM   #87
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Oh, don't worry; as soon as my check clears tomorrow morning they'll be on the way!

In other news, my S-POD and Savvy light mounts shipped! Not sure on the light mounts, but the compressor and S-POD should be here on Monday.
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Unread 01-07-2010, 07:08 AM   #88
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Ordered my Lightforce 140 Lances today! Evidently they don't come in the low mount version anymore, so if I decide I want the low version (about 15mm difference) I'll have to buy the other mounts myself for about $20. I'll just have to see how these ones are first. I haven't decided whether they'll go on the light bar above the winch or be windshield lights though. The ultimate plan is to have 140's in both spots, and 170's down on the bumper, in near-stock placement.

One thing I forgot to mention about these lights in one of the above posts... In addition to changing the light dispersion using a filter, the lights themselves are actually adjustable, similar to a maglight. By twisting the housing, it can go from a pencil-beam to a flood light.

I found a great deal on these things, too. LightForce Lights - AED Lights - Spotlights, Driving Lights, Hunting Lights has the 140's for $187, with free shipping. 170's there are $203.
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Unread 01-07-2010, 07:19 AM   #89
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sick lights! might pick up a set. my piaas have been nothing but a pain in the ***.
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Unread 01-07-2010, 07:55 AM   #90
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depending on how you are with wiring, looks like you might need to add the wiring harness to the cost - 62 bucks.
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