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Unread 07-17-2010, 01:27 PM   #76
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Well, thanks to Jeepcomj I got more progress done today even in the early morning heat.

We got the brakes off both of my XJ D44's. Looked over the 4.88 axle a little bit. Its actually not as rusty inside as I thought it might be, just on the top side that was exposed. We got the axle shafts out in preparing it for the new 4.56 gears and Aussie locker going in starting this monday night!!!!!



Also started tearing into the jeep some more. Everything is almost off. Just need to get the front control arms off. Pat had to go to work which was a good ending point because I didn't have a big enough socket for the Rough Country control arms.

Tires were shipped. Hopefully see them early this coming week!

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Unread 07-19-2010, 03:58 PM   #77
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New SEXY SHOES!

finally came after 3 weeks of waiting! R&L Carriers... well I wont go there right now.

Got 5 33x10.5x15 BFG KM2's on Procomp Black steelies!!!!!!!!!



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Unread 07-19-2010, 08:29 PM   #78
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Got some done tonight. Wade (89eliminator) and his dad helped me install the 4.56 gears into my XJ d44. We got to the point of adding the Aussie locker when we ran into a small problem. the D44 I have has limited slip in it, do finish the install of the Aussie I need a new cross pin and two Thrust Washers. So now I have to track those down and get them in. Really, its no more then an hour of work left. I am so grateful for the help and I can't wait to finish it up.
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Unread 07-20-2010, 04:03 PM   #79
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i just ended up ordering new cross pin and thrust washers because I want to get the rear buttoned up. Called around all over to find the crap. Called National Drivetrain and they said I would have to buy the whole spider gear kit which would have been roughly $58 with my discount. Didn't want all that crap. Called Aussie and they said the best place to go was "your" local jeep dealer. So I called one near work, they are morons and needed a vehicle VIN number, meaning they don't know what they are doing. Then I called one near my house. They were able to get it without a VIN because they know what they are talking about. The total after all the just for those three things (cross pin, two thrust washers) is about $38 after tax. Sucks, but still cheaper then ordering spider gear kit and I'll see them all friday.
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Unread 07-22-2010, 10:29 PM   #80
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Just got done painting my C4x4 rear bumper I got from OverlandXJ. Ill have to try and get that installed on Monday. Also got some spacers for the JCR steering in the mail today.
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Unread 07-24-2010, 11:30 AM   #81
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Rig is looking awesome!! Love the progress so far! Question: How do the 33's look as far as clearance wise? My Xj is sitting on a ROR 4.5" lift that actually netted me little over 5" now that it has settled. Debating going with 33's or 35's now ,cause the 31's i am running are shot and are way too small. They actually look goofy on it right now at its current height.
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Unread 07-24-2010, 01:38 PM   #82
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just read the whole build. awesome thus far man keep em comin!
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She's a 96, 4.5 inches on 33's. 30 front, 44 rear, armored & wishin i can wheel it like i stole it.

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Unread 07-25-2010, 08:55 AM   #83
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Rig is looking awesome!! Love the progress so far! Question: How do the 33's look as far as clearance wise? My Xj is sitting on a ROR 4.5" lift that actually netted me little over 5" now that it has settled. Debating going with 33's or 35's now ,cause the 31's i am running are shot and are way too small. They actually look goofy on it right now at its current height.
well, ill be at about 6.5" on 33's and I like the stance. for you at 4.5-5" I would go 33's over 35's unless you plan on doing a lot of trimming. even with 33's you might have to.


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just read the whole build. awesome thus far man keep em comin!
thanks. the parts im waiting for were supposed to be in friday but i never got a call, so hopefully they will be in Monday morning!
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Unread 08-04-2010, 05:17 PM   #84
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well finally fought the humidity and the mosquitos and got my new rear bumper installed. It is a C4x4 rear bumper and it looks great. Getting the old bumper off was kind of a pain with the hitch in the way. Then installing the new one, I had to employ two garbage cans as saw horses because I couldn't hold the bumper in place while bolting it down haha. It there!

Picture for stock look:


New C4x4 bumper (thanks OverlandXJ!):



Sorry for the blurry pics. The humidity fogged the camera up when I brought it outside
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Unread 08-11-2010, 06:31 PM   #85
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Finally, third time is a charm!

Finally got the D44 4.56 gears installed and the Aussie Locker. Thanks to Wade and his dad for being patient and helping out.

Still need to paint axle, re-install the axle shafts and disc brakes. Run some brake lines. Then put on the Solid Cover I have for it and bolt it into the jeep.

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Unread 08-16-2010, 08:00 PM   #86
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well got a bunch of little stuff tonight. I didnt take any photos just to piss you guys off .

haha. well I got the Solid Diff. Covers painted. cleaned up my D44. got my front bumper off. Got my dash putt back together.

Also painted my new front bumper :really:


Short list of smaller things to do:

install Durango steering box (sitting in garage). install optima red top. install my front bumper. figure out where to mount my cb so if you guys have any pics or suggestions let me know.
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Unread 08-24-2010, 04:25 PM   #87
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got my CB antenna mount installed. need to run the rest of the cb stuff. I'll take pics when its done.

Going over to Wades house tonight to get a head start on the front axle.
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Unread 08-25-2010, 07:59 PM   #88
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got it! for some reason photobucket thought i was uploading and viewing from a mobile device. well it was my computer so photobucket must be drunk right now.


I know that it doesnt look like much progress, but hopefully these pictures hold you over.

I got my motion cb mount attached and also put the antenna on.



Then I painted the diff. covers on a rainy night.


I painted the bumper and cut the fenders. All I need to do is put the thing on now. Its a JCR stage 4 with Unibody tie in brackets and built in light boxes.



Wade also helped me get the axle shafts out of the D30 in prep for gear install. I am replaced the hub/bearing assembly on both sides. One is getting sloppy so I rather do it while they are out. Those damn things are like $90+/- a pop. I am also doing the u-joints.





Hope this is good for a little bit Mark
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Unread 08-26-2010, 09:31 PM   #89
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well got some stuff done tonight. didnt go as good as I wanted. Jeepcomj came over to help out.

we started to get the front bumper on as well as the Durango steering box all in one go. well got everything all good to go to find out the Unibody Tie In Brackets are junk. only three of the 6 holes would line up on either of the two. I dont know what happened with that batch. I am going to give them a call tomorrow and hopefully they take care of me or im going to be a little pissed off. so we put that on the back burner which sucks cuz I wanted to wrap that up.

We did get a surprise put onto my roof rails though
We also ran my cb cable all the way up so now i just have to plug it all in. Nice and hidden.
Then just to complete more, we got the new trac bar bracket on to make progress.

Ill post pics tomorrow and hopefully have more to show and tell.
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Unread 08-26-2010, 10:07 PM   #90
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