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Unread 06-12-2013, 10:41 AM   #421
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A welder will attract friends you didnt know you had ...

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Unread 06-12-2013, 12:15 PM   #422
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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.
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Unread 06-12-2013, 12:21 PM   #423
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Cages are important I don't know why it always seems to be the last thing in a build. Do it up
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Unread 06-12-2013, 01:14 PM   #424
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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.

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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.

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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.
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Unread 06-12-2013, 02:10 PM   #425
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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.
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Unread 06-12-2013, 02:15 PM   #426
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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 .
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Unread 06-12-2013, 02:24 PM   #427
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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.
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Unread 06-12-2013, 02:41 PM   #428
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I'd hold off for the poly cage.

If its not in the budget no biggie get some lowers those are important as well.
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Unread 06-12-2013, 09:57 PM   #429
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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 .
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I just put in my order for two pairs of Metal Cloak lowers!

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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.

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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.
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Unread 06-13-2013, 08:39 PM   #431
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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.
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Unread 06-20-2013, 03:17 PM   #432
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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.
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Unread 06-20-2013, 09:08 PM   #433
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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 .
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Unread 06-20-2013, 10:21 PM   #434
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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.
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Unread 06-21-2013, 01:10 AM   #435
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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.
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