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Unread 01-29-2014, 08:00 PM   #16
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oh ya http://www.currieenterprises.com/ces...s.aspx?id=1232
dont worry btw..those rc joints will crap out sooner than you think, but they do have a life time warranty haha.
Yeah that's what I've heard :b but I did hear that they recently changed the joint design and it was supposedly a lot better so fingers crossed!

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Unread 02-07-2014, 11:33 AM   #17
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Yeah that's what I've heard :b but I did hear that they recently changed the joint design and it was supposedly a lot better so fingers crossed!
I should've read this earlier but ya they did. Before they had some clevite substitute i think? But now it's a real clevite & when u call to order ur rebuild kit under warranty make sure to ask for the harder durometer bushing in the JJ (they had 2 types last time I called for my trackbar) don't ask me why. Rough country isn't as bad as everyone says it to be, there are some things but lifetime warranty usually makes up for that haha. I think in a couple years it'll be a solid company with some real quality parts
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Unread 02-09-2014, 06:23 AM   #18
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I should've read this earlier but ya they did. Before they had some clevite substitute i think? But now it's a real clevite & when u call to order ur rebuild kit under warranty make sure to ask for the harder durometer bushing in the JJ (they had 2 types last time I called for my trackbar) don't ask me why. Rough country isn't as bad as everyone says it to be, there are some things but lifetime warranty usually makes up for that haha. I think in a couple years it'll be a solid company with some real quality parts
Yeah honestly my rough country stuff has served me well, I'm only replacing the springs and shocks because I have too much lift for my likings right now but I just checked all my long arm joints and they still look healthy
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Unread 02-09-2014, 07:38 PM   #19
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Alright so all of the brackets are done and welded on, i'm gonna start doing the gearing and locker install here but i was looking and wondering what you guys suggest for brake lines and ebrake cable? what is the best set up you know of
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Unread 02-09-2014, 08:23 PM   #20
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Tj looks bud, ill sub, thanks for showing it off.

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Unread 02-10-2014, 04:33 AM   #21
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Tj looks bud, ill sub, thanks for showing it off.

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Thanks man! I appreciate it
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Unread 02-10-2014, 03:50 PM   #22
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well my steering box started leaking like a mofo and there has been a little slop in the box that i have just been kind of dealing with so i am just going to replace the box with a durango box to get one a little better because the price difference is very negligible
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Unread 02-14-2014, 06:41 AM   #23
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Well I'm going to have to put everything else on hold for now because my throw out bearing is squealing and I would rather not have that totally fail so I'll have to replace that and I'll probably just do the whole clutch and pressure plate while I've got it apart
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Unread 02-14-2014, 08:17 AM   #24
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Looks great. Keep us posted.
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Unread 02-15-2014, 07:38 AM   #25
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Well I'm going to have to put everything else on hold for now because my throw out bearing is squealing and I would rather not have that totally fail so I'll have to replace that and I'll probably just do the whole clutch and pressure plate while I've got it apart
I would recommend doing it all. You have to go in there anyways and if your clutch is in good shape you can set it aside for a rainy day.
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Unread 02-15-2014, 11:35 PM   #26
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Well after working all day I changed the whole clutch assembly, both front axle universal joints, and finally installed my sye and cv driveshaft so no more vibes squeaks and it drives amazingly now haha
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Unread 02-19-2014, 04:18 PM   #27
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Well after working all day I changed the whole clutch assembly, both front axle universal joints, and finally installed my sye and cv driveshaft so no more vibes squeaks and it drives amazingly now haha
Good to hear.
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Unread 04-04-2014, 06:02 PM   #28
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Decided i would update this, very little work has gotten done because track is taking up any free time i have to build. i still need to do gears and the brakes on the rear 8.8. i decided i would get the full 8.8 brake package from east coast gear supply for the ease of getting everything at once with little fabrication involved.

and here is a picture of it from a day i decided to see just how cold it is to drive with no doors when it is about 12 degrees

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Unread 04-04-2014, 06:12 PM   #29
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I also decided i would compile a list of the things that i really want to get done in about a month but especially want done by bantam
-Finish 8.8 install
-Match gears in front and install an aussie temporarily
-Undercover fab long arm frame side mounts to correct geometry and gain clearance
-Undercover fab UHC skid in either 3/16 or 1/4 inch, i can't decide
-rough country 2.5 springs, 1.25 body lift, 1 in mml
-shocks to match possibly RC n2.0 but possibly others depending on price
-rear bumper/tire carrier to get that weight off of the tail gate
-rocker guards from stout fabrication to keep me safe in the rocks

It seems like a long list but most of the stuff can be done pretty easily... hopefully
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Unread 06-30-2014, 09:44 AM   #30
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Alright so I haven't updated in forever, but the 8.8 is finally just about in! I'm so pumped to no longer have 3.07s and 35s I have an aussie in it and i decided i was going to bite the bullet and i am getting an Eaton E-locker for my front Dana 30 so i will be locked front and rear. I still plan on lowering it but after bantam and a few other wheeling trips I have determined that I am not nearly as unstable as many people like to think! I still have plans for the tummy tuck but some things came up and many of my funds disappeared
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