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Unread 06-17-2013, 08:13 AM   #31
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Anyone who has a synthetic line:
-Is there an a downward angle on the rope between you fairlead and your last wrap?
-What is the distance from the top of the mounting plate to the center of the fairlead mounting hole? Thanks!
Anyone?

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Unread 06-18-2013, 10:32 AM   #32
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So no one has a synthetic rope here???
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Unread 06-18-2013, 11:21 AM   #33
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The rope is supposed to rub on the fairlead. That's what it's there for. Situation normal
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Unread 06-18-2013, 06:15 PM   #34
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The rope is supposed to rub on the fairlead. That's what it's there for. Situation normal
I know what a fairlead is for. If I didn't then why would I have changed my roller to a hawse? I'm not asking what it is for. It's the height I'm concerned with. I have seen pictures of others and they appear to be lower than mine. That along with what I saw while spooling is why I'm asking for measurements. Not opinions. If someone could please give me the measurements from the base of the mounting plate to the centerline of the hawse opening or mounting holes it would be greatly appreciated.
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Unread 07-20-2013, 09:10 PM   #35
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Scored this today for $25 at the Matanzas Jeep Club car show/parts swap. It's a rock hard brand for a j/K, but I'll make it work. Just need to build a bottom bumper. I'm thinking it should run about $200 when it's all said and done. 1374376197842.jpg
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Unread 08-15-2013, 01:16 PM   #36
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Still slowly gathering parts to build the spare tire carrier, but I did pick this up yesterday! This build is going to take a while. As I am still looking for and looking to afford the a front D60 as well as the new suspension setup. Also I am still debating weather or not to go SOA stretch or 3&4 Link Stretch. I want to link, but it will take a while to save up for it.


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Unread 08-15-2013, 03:09 PM   #37
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Scored this today for $25 at the Matanzas Jeep Club car show/parts swap. It's a rock hard brand for a j/K, but I'll make it work. Just need to build a bottom bumper. I'm thinking it should run about $200 when it's all said and done.
I did the same thing bought one for $35 on craigslist built a spindle for $50, 2x4x3/16" bumper, welded receiver hitch on,and made a latch out of an old wrench I found on the ranch. All said and done with paint was about $150 and its a stought bumper with frame tie-ins and all.
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Unread 09-20-2013, 12:43 PM   #38
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Little update of what has been going on. I finished building my spare tire carrier. Here some pics of the process if anyone wants any details let me know

Cuts for the clevis mounts



End caps



I installed a 240V outlet becuase my HF POS wasnt cutting it. My first time with a 240V STICK welder (40-50 yrs old I might add) 7018 rod. Some weld porn





Finished product



So while looking for a HP60 I ran a cross a sweet deal on these never used for a 10.25 and D60. Anyone need a lunchbox for a 10.25? So now back to saving up for the rest of the swap. Just Empty Every Pocket

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Unread 02-16-2014, 08:45 PM   #39
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Well it has been a while for me posting here. After making a spreadsheet to map out parts and prices of my 1 ton SOA swap and the fact that any decent offroad Park is 7+ hrs away from me, I decided to just do 8.8 rear SOA. I just couldn't justify the cost of the swap. The sterling I bought ended up being trashed on the drivers spindle so I scrapped it and am trying to sell the locker. I have already sold the Dana 60 ARB. So I picked up an 8.8 with 4.10s and lsd. I'm also doing a belly up skid.

Parts ordered/purchased :
Front Drive balance
Exhust insulators
Exhaust C clamps
Exhuast Pipe
Dynomax Muffler
Rams Horn Manifolds
Band Clamps (3)
Corvette exhaust flanges
Exhaust j hooks
Tires
wheels
Crown HD springs
Brake lines
Cross member DOM
8.8 Diff cover bolts
Skid plate
Brake pads
Weld bungs/Jam nuts
LSD Rebuild kit
8.8 axle
D30 Ubolts & Plates
spicer 2-2-1379
ABS block off freeze plug
diff gasket (rubber
Dana 30 perch
Axle seal (2) Timken
Axle Bearing (2) Timken
Caliper Paint
High steer jb
8.8 Flange bolts
Cross member
Boomerang Shackle plates front
Boomerang Shackle plates rear
Boomerang Shackles
Clocking ring
Traction Bar
8.8 swap kit
Diff cover
Gear oil
Axle primer and paint
Calipers
Eynergy Sway Bar bushings
Eynergy Leaf spring bushings

So I started disassembling and prepping the 8.8. The ring and pinion looked great so did the spiders.

Then I removed the brakes.

Began cutting the perches off and I got to the last one when it happend. I was rotating the axle over to get to the last perch and it fell off the jackstands. The pinion flange landed right on my ring finger causing 2 large lacerations and a compound fracture. Needless to say my build had come to a hault and my parts keep flowing in I plan to start it back up when my finger heals. I am trying to finish before Jeep Beach in April.

So while I have time to kill I would like some opinions. The leaf springs I bought used on CL. I don't know condition of them with weight but they are definitely old. I was trying to save money but I may just bite the bullet do it right and buy new springs. I have been doing a little reading on Waggy front springs. I like the idea of a 4" stretch with the added ride height. I am also considering new Oem, Re 1.5" SOA or Bds 2". I really only care to run 35s because I think 37's may be too much in the 30. Note that I have a 2" Buy right now they I want to get rid of, but I'm not sure how much I can once a clock the NP241 and raise the drive train up. Any thoughts? Thanks guys!

Note: my phone says my pics are too large to post so I will try to update this post to with pics as soon as possible.
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Unread 02-17-2014, 07:55 PM   #40
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Holy crap! My wife just asked if this cut your finger off as I read it aloud. When my 8.8 fell down it removed concrete. Scary stuff!
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Unread 02-17-2014, 07:58 PM   #41
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I stretched front and rear. 5 front and 2 rear. I love it. Front will be easiest with waggy springs because you don't have to dimple tank. I had to do everything to get mine to work.
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Unread 02-18-2014, 07:22 PM   #42
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Holy crap! My wife just asked if this cut your finger off as I read it aloud. When my 8.8 fell down it removed concrete. Scary stuff!
Oh it did take a chunk of concrete. You can see the divot a couple of inches long. Running into the clean spot on the ground (that's where my hand was). Then I guess the other clean spot is where it slid off after it did it's carnage.

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Here are some pics supposed to be in last post. Autoguide won't let me edit in.

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Unread 05-01-2014, 12:29 PM   #43
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Ok so Ive been posting my build up on my local forum. So Im going to attempt to copy and paste the updates in here. Im going to have to skip some because a bunch of my pics I uploaded from tapatalk got messed up when we did a forum migration.

So here it goes:

So I got a lot done Sunday with my left hand.
Put the new clutches in the LSD. I used a "performance" stacking. This uses 8 clutches instead of 6, so I had to reuse 2 old clutches.

While it is apart it's a good idea to replace bearings and seals. Notice the break in lube. I put some on the bearing so it will have some initial lubrication.

Used a slide hammer to remove the wheel bearings. Got to love autozone loaners.

Straight as an arrow.

Make sure to use a bearing/seal driver. Also throw some RTV around the seal before install

Got the skid dropped. Man that transfercase hangs low... But not for long.

More to come...
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Unread 05-01-2014, 12:30 PM   #44
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Did a little bit of work tonight after work. The crossmember is just about done. Once I trim and weld the driverside tabs on I can weld the tubes in place. I may also add a gusset on each side of the mounting flange for extra piece of mind. After that it will go to paint.




NEXT UP: 8.8 rear SOA swap. Oh yeah I got a little surprise today. You will find out next week. :twisted:
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Unread 05-01-2014, 12:31 PM   #45
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The crossmember is in and holding weight.

Dana 35 is no more!

Waiting on bushings and then the rear springs will go in and axle bolted up to get pinion angle... More to come.
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