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Unread 12-06-2010, 11:03 AM   #31
SteveJcoYJ
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and its not bad turning those 34"s on the street?

i love the jeep man, im going in a very similar direction with my build.

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Unread 12-06-2010, 04:05 PM   #32
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By turning, do you mean getting them rolling or just turning left and right? The Jeep moves down the road just fine although I rarely see 5th gear. as far as left to right the only trouble I have right now is the nubs on the swampers rub on my leafs at full lock. Just ordered 4.88's for this so thats the next big project. XJ front axleshafts, Alloy USA ujoints, and 4.88 gears. Maybe will see 5th more often!
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Unread 12-06-2010, 04:10 PM   #33
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mine is still stock, searching for some 33's x12.5 and I want a 3' lift !!
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Unread 12-06-2010, 04:16 PM   #34
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mine is still stock, searching for some 33's x12.5 and I want a 3' lift !!
Coming up on one year of ownership on mine. It was 100% stock when I bought it. ( I think nearly 100% original too based on all the rusty bolts I had to torch off!)
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Unread 12-06-2010, 04:44 PM   #35
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i meant both actually and that answered it, im looking at 33x10.50 BFG KM2s, my main concern was them rubbing on the leafs when i turned from the stock back spacing.

it looks like your spacers help with clearance a little too
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Unread 12-06-2010, 05:04 PM   #36
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Yeah the bfg's are on AR outlaw 2's with 3.75" offset and also the 1.25" spacers. The swampers are on stock Grand Cherokee rims. They seem to have more offset than stock wrangler rims but I'm not too sure about that. Pretty sure the swampers would not rub on the outlaw 2's.
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Unread 12-06-2010, 05:14 PM   #37
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How did you know how deep you could re-groove those tires? Or did you just go for it and hope for the best? Pretty cool cheap trick, looks like you have about 1/2" of tread now?

Nice looking jeep too.
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Unread 12-06-2010, 05:30 PM   #38
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How did you know how deep you could re-groove those tires? Or did you just go for it and hope for the best? Pretty cool cheap trick, looks like you have about 1/2" of tread now?

Nice looking jeep too.
It was pretty simple, the swampers have a "divot" in the middle of the tread. Check out the first pic here. I just set the router bit to this depth and went for it. Two of the tires got back 7/16" tread and two got 3/8", not too bad figured it was worth taking a chance on them for 100 bucks. I would definately buy another set of these. they are awesome off road!
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Unread 12-09-2010, 07:43 PM   #39
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4.88's came today via Brown santa. Waiting on my new Alloy USA joints to come, then the Jeep will be going in for gear surgery. XJ axle shaft in the front passenger side. Gonna crawl real nice then!
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Unread 12-11-2010, 05:01 PM   #40
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Picked up a kit for the disconnect removal. Has replacement seals for both sides of the diff and a block off plate for the hole where the disco motor goes. Also installed some leaf spring shims in the front. ever since I did the shackle reversal the pinion angle and caster angle have been way off. Now they are real close to stock again.
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Unread 12-11-2010, 05:54 PM   #41
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Hey Great Job! How much did the new Front Drive shaft cost? I am thinking of doing a SRS on my in a few months but have no idea on the cost of the ft shaft. Thanks
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Unread 12-11-2010, 07:50 PM   #42
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Hey Great Job! How much did the new Front Drive shaft cost? I am thinking of doing a SRS on my in a few months but have no idea on the cost of the ft shaft. Thanks
I got it done at out local fleet pride shop and it was 251 with tax. has a 6 inch slip joint vs. the 3 inch that the stock one has. definately need more travel with an SRS, even though Rough Country says you don't.

Also Post office dropped off my Alloy USA HD U joints for my axle shafts. As soon as I get the seals and block off plate the Jeep will be going to A mechanic friend for 4.88 ring and pinion front and rear and XJ solid axle in front passenger with the Heavy duty alloy USA joints.
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Unread 12-14-2010, 05:05 PM   #43
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Few more pieces from brown santa the last few days. 4.88's front and rear, solid XJ axle in the front, Heavy duty u joints. Going to the mechanic on Monday to be put in. First wrenching on this build up that I haven't done myself, Mans gotta know his limitations!
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Unread 12-14-2010, 05:17 PM   #44
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Post some pics of where you used what seal. I just ordered that kit and I'm not sure what seal goes where.
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Unread 12-14-2010, 05:22 PM   #45
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Post some pics of where you used what seal. I just ordered that kit and I'm not sure what seal goes where.
I don't think I'll be able to, because I'm having a mechanic friend of mine do it and I won't be there. Here the info that was sent to me by the vendor.

D30 27spl DISCONNECT BLOCK-OFF KIT blue/green
stepped seal goes on drivers side and red OR gray seal goes
on pass. side.( no seals go in the disconnect housing!)

This was part the info on the invoice from seven springs customs.
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