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Unread 10-26-2013, 10:31 PM   #1786
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Yeah I am loving my new height, it leaves room for growth (in the tire department)! I am running the trail-gear rock defense front sport cage.......the rear I posted pics up of is the senerygy rear cage!

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Good to know!
I'm going to miss the squat stance but at least I know it's not all lost!

Hows the winter/early spring wheeling in your neck of the woods?

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Unread 10-26-2013, 10:52 PM   #1787
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Good to know! I'm going to miss the squat stance but at least I know it's not all lost! Hows the winter/early spring wheeling in your neck of the woods? Cheers
it's the best time of year IMO!

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Unread 10-26-2013, 11:23 PM   #1788
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Yeah I am loving my new height, it leaves room for growth (in the tire department)!

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New rubber is WAY overdue!

On a serious note, the new cage will look good. Go with it.
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Unread 10-27-2013, 10:06 AM   #1789
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Looks badass!!!
I dig it all it will need is frame tie ins abd the cage will be done!

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Haha! Man what a coincidence! I really like it!
Haha your telling me, I wish I had a bender and the patients to make my own.... I di plan on buying a little 110 welder at tax time so its a start right haha!
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New rubber is WAY overdue!

On a serious note, the new cage will look good. Go with it.
Lol I plan on rolling these 37s another year or so then I will be looking into some 39.5s..........



So it will be a couple month but does any one have any recommendation for 4 or 5 seat harness?
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Unread 10-27-2013, 10:12 AM   #1790
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Check out the pro armor harnesses!! They're pretty sweet And not over priced
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Unread 10-27-2013, 10:39 AM   #1791
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Also if your going 40s I'd skip the 44 and get the d60 axle. In pretty sure the prices aren't much different
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Also if your going 40s I'd skip the 44 and get the d60 axle. In pretty sure the prices aren't much different
the built g2 Dana 60 is 4900 before shipping and the built 44 (5.13s,arb,30 spline chromo shafts) is 2600..............

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Unread 10-27-2013, 12:16 PM   #1793
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the built g2 Dana 60 is 4900 before shipping and the built 44 (5.13s,arb,30 spline chromo shafts) is 2600.............. Sent from my iPad using JeepForum
Oh well then.... Disregard my last statement...
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When you go to 4Ds and new axle, are there any plans to stretch it?
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When you go to 4Ds and new axle, are there any plans to stretch it?
I might stretch the front but I refuse to comp cut the rear so that's the rear is going to stay where it's at! It may never happen but I have dreams of linking the front end......

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the built g2 Dana 60 is 4900 before shipping and the built 44 (5.13s,arb,30 spline chromo shafts) is 2600..............

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Wow!
I didn't realize how "affordable" (all things being relative!) the G2 axles were!

I mean for under 3k each you can get a complete axle with chromos, gears, and a locker. I'm not sure how much you could really save building them yourself! I may have to consider getting a matching set of 44s. Then I could get 5.38s front and rear haha!

Thinking out loud here. Using the 8.8 for reference...
Axle- $300
New bearings, seals, cleaning up the rotors, etc- $200
Gears (installed)- $850
Locker- $800
Chromos- $600
8.8 instal kit- $150
Diff cover- $100
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So right there, with just numbers pulled from the top of my head, we are sitting at $3000!

The reason I'm going through that, is I've been looking for a 44 to put in the front so I can gear past 4.88. But holy cow, by the time I get my axles where I want them to be, the G2 could have been bought and plopped in! I suppose the benefit of doing a JY axle swap is that you don't have to buy it all at once, just piece by piece, and getting the axle under the Jeep is relatively cheap, but in the end it costs just as much.

Of course there are ways to save money, but still....my own little gears are now 'a turning...

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I refuse to comp cut the rear so that's the rear is going to stay where it's at!
What's the story? Don't like the looks, want to keep it street legal, or what? Whatever it is, I'm with you. No comp cut for me.

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It may never happen but I have dreams of linking the front end......
I can't think of a better time then when swapping in a new axle. In fact, you should go to coil overs that come through the hood.
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Wow!
I didn't realize how "affordable" (all things being relative!) the G2 axles were!

I mean for under 3k each you can get a complete axle with chromos, gears, and a locker. I'm not sure how much you could really save building them yourself! I may have to consider getting a matching set of 44s. Then I could get 5.38s front and rear haha!

Thinking out loud here. Using the 8.8 for reference...
Axle- $300
New bearings, seals, cleaning up the rotors, etc- $200
Gears (installed)- $850
Locker- $800
Chromos- $600
8.8 instal kit- $150
Diff cover- $100
My time- priceless

So right there, with just numbers pulled from the top of my head, we are sitting at $3000!

The reason I'm going through that, is I've been looking for a 44 to put in the front so I can gear past 4.88. But holy cow, by the time I get my axles where I want them to be, the G2 could have been bought and plopped in! I suppose the benefit of doing a JY axle swap is that you don't have to buy it all at once, just piece by piece, and getting the axle under the Jeep is relatively cheap, but in the end it costs just as much.

Of course there are ways to save money, but still....my own little gears are now 'a turning...

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Yeah thats what I was thinking then same thing, I am going to 5.13s which I hope is noticeable......the 8.8 goes from 5.13 to 5.8ish nothing inbetween, the closes 44 gears is 5.71 which was a whole .10 diff from what the rears would be÷

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What's the story? Don't like the looks, want to keep it street legal, or what? Whatever it is, I'm with you. No comp cut for me.

I can't think of a better time then when swapping in a new axle. In fact, you should go to coil overs that come through the hood.
All of the above, I would love coilovers but that iut if the cards next year, I was thinking go soa in the rear and link front would peform great I mean it work for the xj guys right? Haha
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Yeah thats what I was thinking then same thing, I am going to 5.13s which I hope is noticeable......the 8.8 goes from 5.13 to 5.8ish nothing inbetween, the closes 44 gears is 5.71 which was a whole .10 diff from what the rears would be÷

All of the above, I would love coilovers but that iut if the cards next year, I was thinking go soa in the rear and link front would peform great I mean it work for the xj guys right? Haha
Is .10 too big a difference?
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Yeah thats what I was thinking then same thing, I am going to 5.13s which I hope is noticeable......the 8.8 goes from 5.13 to 5.8ish nothing inbetween, the closes 44 gears is 5.71 which was a whole .10 diff from what the rears would be÷
ECGS has 8.8 5.71 gears...
http://eastcoastgearsupply.com/i-117...nion-5-71.html

So I think you have it backwards. The 44 seems to go from 5.38 to 5.89 from what I can find...So you're right that the only match will be 5.13.

Matching 44s in 5.38 is starting to sound pretty sweet to my ears. It'll work (maybe a little low for 35s) but if/when 37s happen for me, or just a ton of weight (bead locks, etc) I'll have that little bit of wiggle room...

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