Now it starts to get REALLY GOOD! 4.56 gears and power trax in the D30
4.56 and detroit in the D35 - I would have NEVER done this mod but I found a used D35 already geared and locked for $150! Couldn't pass up the deal. Locker had been thru some carnage but still worked fine!
I was dragging my rear tire carrier over obstables so I had a buddy help me modify it. Beefed it up and moved the tire higher to keep from dragging. Also switched to 35" mud tires at this point.
Didn't want to explode my D35 while wheeling so I found a geared/locked D44 from an XJ that we swapped in
Last christmas I got a schrockworks front bumper and stinger
Now we're really getting somewhere....CAGED! (and some proof I wheel it )
Paid the Jeep off and bought a tow rig, now it's time for the jeep to get CRAZY!
Tow rig is a 2010 5.7l Tundra
All that brings me up to my current Jeep build
3/4 ton HD D44 front (out of a mid 70's F250)
1 ton Sterling 10.25 rear (out of a late 80's F250 set up for towing). In 2nd pic you can see triangulated the rear uppers to get rid of track bar and BTF rear diff cover and truss
Rokmen belly up TC Skid
Got rid of the stock fuel tank and put in an RCI 15 gallon fuel cell.
Stretched the axles to about a 99.5" wheel base
And here is where it currently sits. Rear is 100% tacked in and ready for final welding. We've put a custom longarm kit with 2"x2"x1/4 wall lowers with 1.25" heims and 1.5"x1.5"x1/8 wall uppers. Went for max strech while still using stock spring mounts and shocks. Still need to work on front uppers and steering.
Gearing is going to be 5.38 with detroit in the rear and open front. Also going with 37x12.50x17 irok radials.
UPDATE! Got LOTS of stuff done yesterday (a big thanks to Tim for the help!)
Jeep is fully tacked and ready for final welding. Here is a look at the stance w/ rims/tires mounted. Wheelbase is just a shade under 101" - I need to get the springs figured out as it has a funny stance right now.