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post #46 of 397 Old 11-06-2013, 08:41 AM Thread Starter
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sounds like a good plan. any reason in particular why you are doing drive flanges vs. lock outs? Yukon Hardcore hubs are the bomb. They fail locked and the dial is only 3/8" thick. They are probably not much different in price than slugs too. I'm assuming a large reason for the slugs is for their low profile?

Tons are expensive for sure, but it is not really different when you consider that the maintenance on them is a lot less than "car" axles since they don't break nearly as easy...the cost is just all up front rather than every month you break them haha
I was thinking flanges for less expense, lower profile with my high BS wheels, and stronger. Is there any reason to run a lock out over a drive flange besides a little less drivetrain drag on the street? I'm hoping all the cash will be worth it. I would like to be able to wheel hard and not worry about breaking on the trail.
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4" and 37s? What happened to 4.5" and 40s? Axles are about the same now as the original plans were.
I'm not finding people who are running 40" tires with a "narrow" (less than 80") track width. I'm not sure I could do a 40 and not get into the frame or links and keep it at 80". Plus, if I did 40's, I would high line it front and rear and go with about 2-3" lift. That would also mean I would buy a AEV hood ($$$$) because I wasn't happy with how my cut hood came out on the beast. Still haven't totally ruled it out but I need to see some pictures of it working. Plus, 40" tires are $500 more for a set of 4.
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Super stout front axle.
Yup, I sure hope so! The 05+ stuff is even beefier but parts are a little harder to get. I'm sure the 02-04 will be plenty stout though.

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post #47 of 397 Old 11-08-2013, 10:57 PM
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post #48 of 397 Old 11-11-2013, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks!

Made my first purchase for the build. 1" Brown dog motor mounts and 1.25" Savvy body lift.

Should be picking up the axles this weekend.
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post #49 of 397 Old 11-11-2013, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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About to pull the trigger on a winch bumper. Any good reason I should pay $200 more for this



Over this?



I like the location of the PS shackle mounts over the JCR but I'm not sure If it's worth the extra cash. I would probably add a bar to the JCR one.
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post #50 of 397 Old 11-11-2013, 01:55 PM
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Schweet. Beautiful LJ. My vote is JCR, but why not build your own?

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post #51 of 397 Old 11-11-2013, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
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My press brake isn't wide enough to bend something bumper width. I could weld it and flap disk it down, but I don't think I would be happy with the way it looked.
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i got the PSC. no complaints here

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post #53 of 397 Old 11-11-2013, 04:51 PM
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I don't know how much the JCR is... but I think if you like that style it would be hard to beat the Barnes4wd Bumper @ $185 shipped. It looks very similar
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post #54 of 397 Old 11-11-2013, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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I don't know how much the JCR is... but I think if you like that style it would be hard to beat the Barnes4wd Bumper @ $185 shipped. It looks very similar
I forgot all about that one... Hmm..

I just stumbled upon this one. Just shot up to first place in the winch bumper runnings.

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post #55 of 397 Old 11-11-2013, 07:21 PM
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That Ucf bumper is meant for full hydro


That jeep pictured had no steering box

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post #56 of 397 Old 11-11-2013, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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Oh.. Duh. Forgive my blonde moment. You would think they would mention that on their web page for people asleep at the wheel like me!
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post #57 of 397 Old 11-11-2013, 07:40 PM
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Oh.. Duh. Forgive my blonde moment. You would think they would mention that on their web page for people asleep at the wheel like me!
Hahah. I forgive you


And ya. I was like. Really Ucf??! You don't even mention it's for full hydro only oh well

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post #58 of 397 Old 11-12-2013, 09:52 AM Thread Starter
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Hahah. I forgive you


And ya. I was like. Really Ucf??! You don't even mention it's for full hydro only oh well
Doesn't work with a sway bar either. So it's pretty much a full hydro / ORI setup bumper. I love the way it's recessed in the frame though. I still can't believe I forgot the steering box was RIGHT THERE. I was like "I can't believe no one else has a bumper like this". For a good reason....

Anyway, Barnes 4WD bumper ordered up. Thanks for the heads up.
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Doesn't work with a sway bar either. So it's pretty much a full hydro / ORI setup bumper. I love the way it's recessed in the frame though. I still can't believe I forgot the steering box was RIGHT THERE. I was like "I can't believe no one else has a bumper like this". For a good reason....

Anyway, Barnes 4WD bumper ordered up. Thanks for the heads up.
Yeah, I was thinking hard about that bumper until I realized how much work it would take to run it. The Barnes unit is nice, though; I may very well go that way myself.

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I think one could still run that UCF bumper....

JK steering box and a crossmember for the sway bar right behind the winch and through both frame rails, of course. It'd definitely take some work.

Fun to think about.....

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