Well, Brothers 4x4 in Montclair did it again...
I had originally called Advanced Adapters to check the price on the Atlas II, it was going to be $2700. Then I called Brothers after looking into what was required to install the monster T-case... I wasn't feelin it when I saw the tub cutting and drive shaft length changes so I had them give me a quote.
Their price on the Atlas was about the same, and install would be anywhere from 600-1,000. (I have a UFC Ultra high skid and my 231 bairly fit)
I dropped off my jeep to them and also asked that they box my control arm mounts, comp cut the rear corners so fit 38" tires down the road, and remove the spare tire from the rim and clean the bead out (had a leak at the bead)
Picked it up last night, about 2 hours after they were s'posed to close... These guys gave up some of their home/family time so I could get there to get my jeep after hours.
Haik took me for a test drive and showed me how the twin sticks worked, then I drove it. We crawled under it and he showed me how to check the level, change the TC fluid, showed me the boxed mounts etc... (this is all after hours)
He didn't feel comfortable cutting the hump under the seats to fit the massive TC in there, so he beat the heck out of it. Other than the center console where the twin sticks come thru, there are to cuts. no TC drop,, they lengthened/shortened the drive lines...
I drove it home, it's gritty feeling, dunno if the TC is on the tub transferring vibes or if everything needs to settle or if the Atlas is just that way, we'll drive it some more and see how it is. I have another buddy in my jeep club that just put an Atlas in his YJ, so we'll compare notes.
Here's the kicker: When I went to pay them for their work, the cost was lower than originally quoted and there was NO ADDS for the work I added on (corners, boxing the mounts etc) I yelled at Haik over the phone when he gave me my total and told him I was gonna be pissed if they weren't making enough money to cover everything and ended up closing down, he laughed at me and said everything was fine... then when I tried to pay them more, Gaspar (runs the office) got kinda mad and wouldn't take the extra cash, I tried to give it to Haik, and they both said if I didn't stop, they wouldn't work on my jeep anymore. - Hahah
These guys did a good job for less then they quoted. I'll be back when it's time to stretch the frame. http://brothers4x4.com/
Pics later, I'm off to Panamint for the weekend.