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

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Unread 07-25-2013, 09:23 AM   #46
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Great Build

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Unread 07-25-2013, 09:31 AM   #47
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nice build
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Unread 07-26-2013, 10:22 PM   #48
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So as im gearing up for my cage install ive been looking for a set of half doors and I finally found a set. They were red so we had to change that these is my first time really painting something and I think I did a pretty good job. primer 2 stage base 2 coats 4 coats of clear...
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Unread 07-26-2013, 10:24 PM   #49
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damn after looking at that last pick the shop is a disaster
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Unread 07-29-2013, 08:42 PM   #50
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I finally unpacked the Derale cooler to start the install and it will not fit. I figured it wouldn't go in the place they intended it to go, as there is only one other post of the install and the guy had a short arm that's all I had to go on. So tomorrow ill be finding a different location to mount it I believe I can bolt it to the skid plate the way it was intended for the frame. On the upside I won me a bet a 44 19.50 will fit under my jeep and turn lock to lock with out rubbing...
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Unread 07-30-2013, 10:58 AM   #51
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hey bro, what year and make did the 14/60 come out of? Looking for this combo as I type.
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Unread 07-30-2013, 11:02 AM   #52
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79 f350 snow fighter is what the 60 is out of and the 14 bolt is out of a 86 1 ton Chevy truck. The 60s are getting harder and harder to come by.
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Unread 07-30-2013, 09:28 PM   #53
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So if u have a long arm and you wont a derale trans cooler its def not going to fit were there intended it to. The upper control arm is wright in the way but I found a pretty good alternative for rock krawler longer arm, should be the same with any long arm system. First you need to cut the short side of the bracket that holds the trans cooler itself, these will allow the bracket to slide up under the transfer case , next you need to unbolt the cooler from bracket flip it over and bolt it back on with the round part of the bracket being below the cooler. I then drilled three hole's in the skid plate bolting the moded bracket to the skid plate and bolted up the cooler. Its very close to the upper arm but it clears just fine I cycled the suspension best I could in the shop and it still had plenty of room. I still have to finish hooking up the lines but that looks pretty easy , Im really glad I got up under her tonight I have a bunch of minor leaks like the bottom of the 14 which ill never get to stop leaking
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Unread 07-30-2013, 09:41 PM   #54
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Unread 07-30-2013, 10:06 PM   #55
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Trans cooler under the Jeep? I understand that you can build a HD cross member to protect it, but what about deep water or muddy crossings, it will clog up the cooling fins.
Or if you take out the rear drive shaft and it spins around and mash's into it, not only you down with a drive shaft your peeing trans fluid every ware.
No room under the hood area or sidewall fenders? The fenders is still not the best spot but it beats under the Jeep.
I must say that's the first time Ive ever seen any cooler of any type under the rig

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Unread 07-31-2013, 06:46 AM   #56
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I thought the same thing too at first but I'm not a mud bogger and I don't do deep water crossing. With that said were it is under the jeep it is protected by the skid plate if I hit a mud hole very little mud would get in these spot compared to in the grill or under the hood. Which seems to be the worst place on a jeep to put anything u don't won't to get mud or water on. As far as loosing the drive shaft I don't think it could make contact it would surprise the hell out of me if it did plus all u would have to do is remove cooler lines and hook up the factory lines it held on by a hose clamp. So far I have heard of no one having problems with these setup but I'll def let u know if I do.
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Unread 07-31-2013, 03:48 PM   #57
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I agree with the fact that the front is not the best but its still higher up and less can get to it than under the belly of the beast.

Water or mud holes I avoid like the plague, I hate mud. but we live on east coast ( me northeast ) and like any trail ride sooner or later you have to sink in mud or water to get threw.
I'm all open now, no real body left and the last thing I want to do is put in anything, but it happens and it gets dirty and I have seen over heats from clogged fins.

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Unread 07-31-2013, 05:44 PM   #58
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Yeah that was the first thing I seen on your profile that you're jeep had really no body left. I'm really glad I decided to do these when I pulled the line off that comes from the stock trans cooler it had antifreeze in it . So I called my trans guy and he told me just to totally delete the stock cooler and cap it off flush the trans and the radiator so doing that. I really hope it hasn't ruined my trans.
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Unread 08-02-2013, 07:59 PM   #59
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Got everything finished up totally deleted the stock trans cooler and tied the derale into the hard lines right on the side of the trans. I have found another possible problem, I got up under the jeep last night after I tested it out and my mini cats were a very light amber color on the out going side . I searched all the info I could find and its not lining up with my jeep no fuel problem ( jeep has always had crappy mileage) no miss fire no codes nothing . I drove the jeep today for about an hour testing out the trans cooler which worked awesome never letting me get above 180 and when I got home I pulled it in the shop shut the door and the mini cats again had a very slight glow but it runs like the day I got it any ideas?
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Unread 08-04-2013, 11:16 PM   #60
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Nice build. The doors came out well especially for low experience painting.
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