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Unread 11-13-2013, 08:27 AM   #61
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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.....
I hadn't thought of the JK steering box... hmmm...

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Unread 11-13-2013, 10:23 AM   #62
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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.
The Barnes bumper also has the advantage of being seriously cheap. With material costs, it would be hard to make it much cheaper than you can buy it especially if your time is worth anything.
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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.....
I don't think I could run a JK steering box. It would probably always try to steer me to the mall! I'm not sure the gains of having that bumper would be worth the work.
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Unread 11-13-2013, 11:01 AM   #63
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The Barnes bumper also has the advantage of being seriously cheap. With material costs, it would be hard to make it much cheaper than you can buy it especially if your time is worth anything.

I don't think I could run a JK steering box. It would probably always try to steer me to the mall! I'm not sure the gains of having that bumper would be worth the work.
That Barnes bumper is the same one I just bought. I like it. Great price compared to some others!
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Unread 11-13-2013, 05:10 PM   #64
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That Barnes bumper is the same one I just bought. I like it. Great price compared to some others!
Yup, great deal.

I'm going to need the tires for this build pretty soon. I've been looking at the Nitto Trail Grappler and Mud Grappler. They are a bit less expensive than the Goodyear MTR in a 40. Any reason NOT to run these? Doing searches, I get the normal "they are great" and "they suck" comments.



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Unread 11-13-2013, 05:38 PM   #65
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Out of the two, I prefer the TG's.
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Unread 11-13-2013, 05:41 PM   #66
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Trail grapplers. Two didn't need any weight for balance. Two only needed a small weight.
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Unread 11-13-2013, 06:03 PM   #67
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Unread 11-13-2013, 06:30 PM   #68
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Trail grapplers. Two didn't need any weight for balance. Two only needed a small weight.
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Unread 11-13-2013, 07:18 PM   #69
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Uh... Ya. That looks sick. What size are those?

The more I read, it looks like the mud grapplers are pretty loud on the highway. Not too excited about that. So I think trail grapplers will be the ones.

I think I wait to see if someone puts them on sale for black Friday.
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Unread 11-13-2013, 07:24 PM   #70
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Uh... Ya. That looks sick. What size are those? The more I read, it looks like the mud grapplers are pretty loud on the highway. Not too excited about that. So I think trail grapplers will be the ones. I think I wait to see if someone puts them on sale for black Friday.
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Unread 11-14-2013, 03:10 PM   #71
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A buddy runs the grapplers on his pretty bro truck in 38 or 39 with zero problems. Never wheels them but does drive 80ish on interstate with almost no weights.
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Unread 11-14-2013, 04:42 PM   #72
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Falken Mud Terrains?
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Unread 11-14-2013, 05:07 PM   #73
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Falken Mud Terrains?
I didn't think those were out yet?
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Unread 11-16-2013, 06:41 PM   #74
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Went on a shopping spree today. Picked up a Jet drill press, a Wilton vice, a 12" sander, and my abrasive order from Roark Supply came in.



Also picked up some big boy axles.



Full float smooth bottom Dana 60 rear from a 99 E350 for $175 and a 2003 F350 HPD60 for $250. Just to make sure the rear was a 60 and not a 70 I pulled the diff out and measured the ring gear. Yup, 9.75".

Looks like I have my work cut out for me.
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Unread 11-16-2013, 06:52 PM   #75
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Between tools and axles you had a heck of day !

As a heads up you may want to take your significant other to dinner
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