Janesy's 03' Rubicon Build - Page 29 - JeepForum.com

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #421 of 842 Old 06-12-2013, 10:41 AM
G Beasley
Registered User
2005 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Eden
Posts: 5,701
A welder will attract friends you didnt know you had ...


Free stickers and picture hosting at Jeep-Owner.com
G Beasley is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #422 of 842 Old 06-12-2013, 12:15 PM
djflyy
Registered User
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Boston
Posts: 3,508
Quote:
Originally Posted by janesy86 View Post
If I had a welder at my disposal I think I may get a cage but I will wait til my Jeep fund grows a bit more for that...
In all honesty..... I've got to do my cage in a few weeks. If you want to get one we can have a cage-building weekend. You're more than welcome to borrow my Hobart if you ever need it.

Edit: just read your other post about accessibility. Offer is still there if you ever wanted.
djflyy is offline  
post #423 of 842 Old 06-12-2013, 12:21 PM
AngryTJ
Registered User
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 4,468
Cages are important I don't know why it always seems to be the last thing in a build. Do it up

Follow me on Instagram @ Tarantula_TJ


Tarantula_TJ Build
AngryTJ is offline  
post #424 of 842 Old 06-12-2013, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
janesy86
Registered User
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Beverly
Posts: 1,383
Quote:
Originally Posted by G Beasley View Post
A welder will attract friends you didnt know you had ...
Yea, I'm more than sure that will happen, but since I've taken advantage of others in the past I can help out others as well.

Quote:
Originally Posted by djflyy View Post
In all honesty..... I've got to do my cage in a few weeks. If you want to get one we can have a cage-building weekend. You're more than welcome to borrow my Hobart if you ever need it.

Edit: just read your other post about accessibility. Offer is still there if you ever wanted.
Yea, I have a few connections that have anything I would need to get the job done, and should just figure out a date and do it, but it would be nice to just wake up and do it whenever I wanted and take my time if need be...

But I'll keep that in mind, so thanks for the offer.

Quote:
Originally Posted by AngryTJ View Post
Cages are important I don't know why it always seems to be the last thing in a build. Do it up
Oh I know, I do need to get one in, because I've been pushing my limits more and more each time out and have come close to flopping a few times...

I am more or less waiting for Poly to do another 20% off sale and then I will def hop on that deal to scoop up a cage.

Right now, at bare minimum I need front lowers and I don't think I can swing them and a cage right now, but my bday is coming up so maybe I can put some of the $$ I'll get to one.

I wish I had more dough to drop on the heep, but I'm trying to save as much as I can for a house, which is a lot of $$ if I want to stay in the area I am living, which I do.

03' Rubi: 2" BDS, 1.25" BL/MML, Hylined rollin' on 35" MTR's

Hylined '03 Rubi Build

Western MA 4x4
janesy86 is offline  
post #425 of 842 Old 06-12-2013, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
janesy86
Registered User
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Beverly
Posts: 1,383
Hmm, now really thinking of the A to Z sport cage, since its a bit cheaper, but I think I remember hearing the tubes aren't really notched and make for even more work...

Decisions, decisions.

03' Rubi: 2" BDS, 1.25" BL/MML, Hylined rollin' on 35" MTR's

Hylined '03 Rubi Build

Western MA 4x4
janesy86 is offline  
post #426 of 842 Old 06-12-2013, 02:15 PM
Moabrubi
Registered User
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Posts: 1,577
Quote:
Originally Posted by janesy86 View Post
Hmm, now really thinking of the A to Z sport cage, since its a bit cheaper, but I think I remember hearing the tubes aren't really notched and make for even more work...

Decisions, decisions.
Doesn't the A to Z cage use dash plates? Those are a big no no. I'm sure you have read it but the cage thread in TJ tech has a lot of good stuff in there. The Poly cage is probably the best "kit cage".

Only problem I have with these cages is I suck at welding tubing .
Moabrubi is offline  
post #427 of 842 Old 06-12-2013, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
janesy86
Registered User
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Beverly
Posts: 1,383
No A to Z goes thru the dash like the Poly, which is the only reason I'd consider it, but from what I've been reading just now, the tubes are all notched, but about 2" too long so they need to be cut and re-notched.. So really the $200 or so saved isn't worth it with the extra work needed.

But yea, I know of Poly being the best, which is the one I've had my eye on for a while now, I guess I'm cheaping out at the moment, but no decisions will be made just yet til more research.

And I hear ya, I took a basic welding class, but didn't do any tube and I'd probably suck at it and start to get good as I finish the cage, haha.

03' Rubi: 2" BDS, 1.25" BL/MML, Hylined rollin' on 35" MTR's

Hylined '03 Rubi Build

Western MA 4x4
janesy86 is offline  
post #428 of 842 Old 06-12-2013, 02:41 PM
AngryTJ
Registered User
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 4,468
I'd hold off for the poly cage.

If its not in the budget no biggie get some lowers those are important as well.

Follow me on Instagram @ Tarantula_TJ


Tarantula_TJ Build
AngryTJ is offline  
post #429 of 842 Old 06-12-2013, 09:57 PM
G Beasley
Registered User
2005 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Eden
Posts: 5,701
I had an A to Z cage and the fitment was not good , thankfully it was a good deal and I used the tube for other projects .

Free stickers and picture hosting at Jeep-Owner.com
G Beasley is offline  
post #430 of 842 Old 06-13-2013, 06:53 AM Thread Starter
janesy86
Registered User
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Beverly
Posts: 1,383
I just put in my order for two pairs of Metal Cloak lowers!

Quote:
Originally Posted by AngryTJ View Post
I'd hold off for the poly cage.

If its not in the budget no biggie get some lowers those are important as well.
That's what I decided. I really want the Poly cage, so I'll save up for that next.

Quote:
Originally Posted by G Beasley View Post
I had an A to Z cage and the fitment was not good , thankfully it was a good deal and I used the tube for other projects .
Good to hear first hand. I sent Zach a PM to see if there has been any changes, but I wont take my chances.

03' Rubi: 2" BDS, 1.25" BL/MML, Hylined rollin' on 35" MTR's

Hylined '03 Rubi Build

Western MA 4x4
janesy86 is offline  
post #431 of 842 Old 06-13-2013, 08:39 PM
1989comanche
Registered User
1989 MJ Comanche 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Palmdale
Posts: 358
Quote:
Originally Posted by janesy86

Yea, I'm more than sure that will happen, but since I've taken advantage of others in the past I can help out others as well.

Yea, I have a few connections that have anything I would need to get the job done, and should just figure out a date and do it, but it would be nice to just wake up and do it whenever I wanted and take my time if need be...

But I'll keep that in mind, so thanks for the offer.

Oh I know, I do need to get one in, because I've been pushing my limits more and more each time out and have come close to flopping a few times...

I am more or less waiting for Poly to do another 20% off sale and then I will def hop on that deal to scoop up a cage.

Right now, at bare minimum I need front lowers and I don't think I can swing them and a cage right now, but my bday is coming up so maybe I can put some of the $$ I'll get to one.

I wish I had more dough to drop on the heep, but I'm trying to save as much as I can for a house, which is a lot of $$ if I want to stay in the area I am living, which I do.
Hobart welders are good for the money but Millers are the best running migs I sell . A little more money but worth it.

1989 Comanche
Mostly stock except homemade custom bumpers
1989comanche is offline  
post #432 of 842 Old 06-20-2013, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
janesy86
Registered User
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Beverly
Posts: 1,383
Welp, was driving home for the packie last night and my drivers front caliper locked up on me and started smoking like crazy. Since I was less than a mile from home I continued on. Picked up two new calipers from Autozone and got those on along with the YJ brake lines I've been holding off on, since I haven't had any length issues with the stockers, but felt I might as well.

Gravity bled the brakes, since I was by myself and all is well. I do at some point need to take care of the divots on the knuckles tho..

And found out my drivers unit bearing is shot as when I put the wheel back on there was some play, so got a new one coming from RockAuto, and now I'm wondering if that was what my slight wobble/shimmy has been for the last month or so, hopefully it is.

03' Rubi: 2" BDS, 1.25" BL/MML, Hylined rollin' on 35" MTR's

Hylined '03 Rubi Build

Western MA 4x4
janesy86 is offline  
post #433 of 842 Old 06-20-2013, 09:08 PM
G Beasley
Registered User
2005 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Eden
Posts: 5,701
Theres been a rash of calipers seizing as of late , glad you got yours fixed easily . I bet the unit bearing will tighten things back up for you , it made a difference on mine .

Free stickers and picture hosting at Jeep-Owner.com
G Beasley is offline  
post #434 of 842 Old 06-20-2013, 10:21 PM
AndyE
Registered User
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Groton
Posts: 631
Sweet Rubi and nice build. It's nice to see some pics on NE wheeling as well. Not really my "cup of tea" per say, but after a 3 year drought I'd be happy with anything.
AndyE is offline  
post #435 of 842 Old 06-21-2013, 01:10 AM
midnight_f150
Registered User
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: greenbrier
Posts: 1,476
Quote:
Originally Posted by G Beasley View Post
Theres been a rash of calipers seizing as of late , glad you got yours fixed easily . I bet the unit bearing will tighten things back up for you , it made a difference on mine .
You can say that again. Driver side caliper on my TJ did it on Monday. My Coworkers caliper messed up on sunday.
midnight_f150 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
04 Rubicon build GregStephens2 Jeep Builds 90 10-10-2014 04:37 PM
.06 Rubicon Build. MRYJ101 Jeep Builds 104 01-08-2013 06:10 PM
04 Rubicon Build skinpin Jeep Builds 23 07-18-2012 01:59 PM
04 TJ Rubicon Build angrybear Jeep Builds 0 11-19-2011 01:57 AM
My 04' Rubicon build 04goldrubi74 Jeep Builds 1 08-18-2011 09:54 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome