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.
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...
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
AEV rear differential slider
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...)
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.