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Building a Bumper?Ruffstuff Axle Simple Swap Kit!~Artec JK 1 TON SWAP~

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Unread 05-22-2011, 06:17 PM   #16
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Haha yea I love it so far besides the loan and not being able to unpgrade. But in time...

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Unread 06-29-2011, 06:28 PM   #17
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Okay so i got some rubi rims and tires

i picked up stuff to build a front axle and some rear disk parts
The plan
hp dana 30 with 3:73
wj knuckle swap
tie rod flip with 1 ton steering
maybe a truss of some sort.
truss inner cs

dana 44 rear with disk brakes
3:73 with tracklock
chromoly shafts
and replace one of the tubes

i will try to document the wj knuckle swap as much as i can
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Unread 07-03-2011, 02:50 PM   #18
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The front:
Dana 30 hp from a cherokee = Free
Used hp 30 3:73 gear set = ??? havent found one yet
wj knuckle swap. Wj knuckles,calipers, steering, and rotors = $50
truss the inner C's and truss some axle brackets too = free steel
new ball joints and axle joints = ?
wheel bearing spacers = $36 for both sides

Rear:
04 tj dana 44 = $50
needs to be retubed, 2ft of 2 5/8 od dom $86 :O
3:73 gear sset with trac loc = $200
Chromoly axle shafts = $230 to $250
rear disk brake conversion with parts from grand cherokee dana 35 = included in the kunckle cost
Rear pads and rotors = ??

Still undecided on steering, i would like to do a tie rod flip with 1 ton tre and dom tubing. but who knows. Here are some pictures to keep you tied up

Another reason for the swap built in high steer, not like i need it but its always a plus



Here is the rear caliper and mounting bracket for disk brakes



Here is the main reason for doing the wj knuckle swap :0 the huge dual piston brakes




here is what is left of the passenger side tube. i just dont have the housing at my house right now

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Well here is how she sits now





My dad got her high centered



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Unread 08-21-2011, 08:24 PM   #20
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looks like a fun lil outting!!
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looks like a fun lil outting!!
Hell of a time.


I guess i should list some upgrades

4wd.com floor mats
cobra weather band cb radio
tnt license plate relocation bracket and cb mount
led tail lights
offroad only license plate light and brake light
d44 max bilt aluminum diff cover for the axle build
intake
flowmaster 40
and some other cool gadgets lol
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Unread 08-24-2011, 05:33 PM   #22
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Well I sent my winch in to warn to get fixed. It was being the red headed step child of winches. Also I'm buyin a set of rear ome springs from Hendrix for a price I couldn't pass up! Thanks again
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Unread 08-25-2011, 08:21 PM   #23
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I went to pick up the hp d30 to start tear down, only to find it's bent. So I think I'm going to build my lp 30. It's starting to make more sense because I already have gears for a lp and I don't have to throw money at a axle I plan on switching in the future.

Anyways I've been thinking about springs to go with the rear I've narrowed it down to bds, rough country, savvy/currie. I'm really not sure what ones yet.

Only other real update is I put the stock tires on to gain some mpg back
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Unread 08-28-2011, 07:20 PM   #24
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Well ive stubbled upon another free dana 30 hp only this one is a mystery to me. JK? Idk thats all that i can come up with. If it is that would be awesome!!







And here is the flange welded on the tube for the 44 :rock2:

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Got something productive done. Got my winch back and put on! Ordered the ucf d44 truss with cover and 2 d ring mounts for my front bumper. Also I bought some stock shafts for 50 bucks I figured I won't be to hard on them
Slid the other tube in the axle to make her one piece!!
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Ucf diff cover and truss
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Very nice TJ....looking forward to seeing where you go from here.
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Well the chromollys for the 44 are sitting in my room, I decided it would be wiser because bearings and seal are ****in expensive.

So stock 44 shafts are for sale pm me

Cut part of my finger off so I've been off for surgery and stuff, so I haven't really got around to doing too much to it besides looking at it


Bought a tube bender and opted for the swag mount works very well. Bent up a grill guard.

Won a max bilt diff cover
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Went wheeling at cliff insane terrain offroad park. Was really awesome and had a blast. Blew a bead on a tire and had a few puckers getting stuck in that hole was one of them lol
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Update of some sort bought some inner 4340 chromollys for the turdy extremely cheap $40 for the short side and $60 for the long side , i have it might as well build it right?

Still kinda off work, tomorrow im going back to work on the computers
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