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post #46 of 62 Old 10-24-2013, 05:17 PM
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post #47 of 62 Old 10-24-2013, 07:05 PM
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You keeping the wj or is that a thing of the past?

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And a V8....


If I did a V8 swap, it would be a ways off after the rest of the build is "done".
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You keeping the wj or is that a thing of the past?
I tried to give it to my girlfriend, but she's attached to her WJ, so it's going away to fund the new build.
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So you'll keep it simple with 35's right?
That is what I should do. I would love to stretch it and put it on 40's like poison spyder's daddy long legs build, but that would be very expensive and making something fit 40's and making it narrow enough to fit though one of my favorite wheeling areas that has a 80" max width would be tough.

So that leaves me with 35's or 37's. 35's would be cheaper on wheels and tires. I would probably do a super 8.8 rear with a HPD30 or a 76 F150 HPD44 and 9" rear with some goodies. Maybe even JK44's if I can find some cheap enough.

I would also like to stretch the rear for better departure angle. That's the one thing I needed in Moab, I was constantly hanging up on the back end but the breakover seemed fine.
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I would also like to stretch the rear for better departure angle. That's the one thing I needed in Moab, I was constantly hanging up on the back end but the breakover seemed fine.
I dont think its going to be as big of a problem as you think . Rory and I met up with the JF guys in Moab this summer for a week of wheeling . Rory's LJ is almost identical to mine except for the 35s he had versus my 33s. We both took similar lines and he never hit a thing on the rear yet I would hit the D ring hangers on steep drop offs . After swearing I would stay on 33s for driveability , I am on 35s after that trip . It drives just as nice now , and I should have all the departure I need for the wheeling I do .

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Funny how a trip to Moab can change your goals.
I've made 6 trips to Moab and my jeep changed after EVERY single one. "Man, if I just had a longer wheelbase, I could crawl that obstacle", "Dude... I keep getting hung up on my belly pan, if I only had a belly up", If I did that much on 35"s, what would happen on 37"s?"... and on and on .

The wife and I would literally break down the entire trip on our drive back to Denver discussing how we could improve. Moab is a hell of a drug.

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I dont think its going to be as big of a problem as you think . Rory and I met up with the JF guys in Moab this summer for a week of wheeling . Rory's LJ is almost identical to mine except for the 35s he had versus my 33s. We both took similar lines and he never hit a thing on the rear yet I would hit the D ring hangers on steep drop offs . After swearing I would stay on 33s for driveability , I am on 35s after that trip . It drives just as nice now , and I should have all the departure I need for the wheeling I do .
That's good to know. Did you guys hit area BFE? I would like to do that without too much drama.

I suppose the thinking man's budget build would be 35's on 15" wheels, HPD30, 2 inch ish lift on short arms, 1.25" body lift with MML, flat belly, front non-highline tube fenders, lockers and alloy shafts. I wish the D30 went deeper than 4.88... Maybe a D44 will fall into my lap?

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I've made 6 trips to Moab and my jeep changed after EVERY single one. "Man, if I just had a longer wheelbase, I could crawl that obstacle", "Dude... I keep getting hung up on my belly pan, if I only had a belly up", If I did that much on 35"s, what would happen on 37"s?"... and on and on .

The wife and I would literally break down the entire trip on our drive back to Denver discussing how we could improve. Moab is a hell of a drug.
I'm trying not to get the "build to be able to do every last thing there is without pulling cable" because I think that takes some of the challenge away. Plus the bigger you build, the less fun it is to drive on the road.

I know exactly what you mean though. A Moab trip really isn't that expensive. A trip back from Moab, that costs a fortune!
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That's good to know. Did you guys hit area BFE? I would like to do that without too much drama.

I suppose the thinking man's budget build would be 35's on 15" wheels, HPD30, 2 inch ish lift on short arms, 1.25" body lift with MML, flat belly, front non-highline tube fenders, lockers and alloy shafts. I wish the D30 went deeper than 4.88... Maybe a D44 will fall into my lap?
I am at ~2" of lift and 35s on my LJ. I think you will need highlines and completely flat belly make take cutting into the tub or black magic. Mine hangs 3/4" below the frame with UCF high clearance setup.

I don't subscribe to black magic or deals with the devil for jeep parts.

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I suppose the thinking man's budget build would be 35's on 15" wheels, HPD30, 2 inch ish lift on short arms, 1.25" body lift with MML, flat belly, front non-highline tube fenders, lockers and alloy shafts. I wish the D30 went deeper than 4.88... Maybe a D44 will fall into my lap?


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HP30 with alloy shafts and Trutrac
Superior Super35 with detroit
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Belly up
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1" BL
35's on 15" beadlocks


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I am at ~2" of lift and 35s on my LJ. I think you will need highlines and completely flat belly make take cutting into the tub or black magic. Mine hangs 3/4" below the frame with UCF high clearance setup.

I don't subscribe to black magic or deals with the devil for jeep parts.
I thought 2.5"SL plus 1.25"BL plus standard tube fenders was the norm for 35's? (not that I've ever gone that direction). I had 35's on highlines and 3" total lift and it looked funny with how much space it had between the fender and tire.
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My old TJ.

HP30 with alloy shafts and Trutrac
Superior Super35 with detroit
AW4 swap
Belly up
2.5" RC springs
1" BL
35's on 15" beadlocks


It went everywhere and just plain worked.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/j...-build-861944/


That's exactly what I'm talking about. The next step to 37's seems way more expensive and a lot more work. I think if I did the 35" route, I could have it done before I hated enough to sell it again.
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I thought 2.5"SL plus 1.25"BL plus standard tube fenders was the norm for 35's? (not that I've ever gone that direction). I had 35's on highlines and 3" total lift and it looked funny with how much space it had between the fender and tire.
Nothing I do is standard. I feel the same way you do about that extra 1", but feeling go away when you try to fit it all in there. I wanted 1" of lift total but it wasnt in the cards.

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AH! Nice LJ. Back when you got rid of the TJ-6 you were describing what you wanted out of your 4x4. It made me think a lot of what my goals with my LJ were. When my wife and I discussed having a child, we upgraded from the TJ to an LJ for a more "family" oriented vehicle.

I did like that WJ though, you have good taste in vehicles.

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That's exactly what I'm talking about. The next step to 37's seems way more expensive and a lot more work. I think if I did the 35" route, I could have it done before I hated enough to sell it again.
It was my DD as well. I loved that Jeep and never should have sold it. That was a great setup. Only thing I would have added was 5" more to the WB.

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but really tempting ... so nice n clean.
Now don't over do it ... the more small and big cans of worms you open the lower the sell again threshold

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AH! Nice LJ. Back when you got rid of the TJ-6 you were describing what you wanted out of your 4x4. It made me think a lot of what my goals with my LJ were. When my wife and I discussed having a child, we upgraded from the TJ to an LJ for a more "family" oriented vehicle.

I did like that WJ though, you have good taste in vehicles.
I think it would be a lot easier to build a Jeep if my goals weren't unrealistic or a moving target.
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It was my DD as well. I loved that Jeep and never should have sold it. That was a great setup. Only thing I would have added was 5" more to the WB.
That Jeep was setup very nice. I love the LJ, good wheelbase stock and more storage room without being a fat big like a JKU.
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but really tempting ... so nice n clean.
Now don't over do it ... the more small and big cans of worms you open the lower the sell again threshold
I'll try to take my time and use a little more patience on this one. That will take quite a bit of will power for sure!

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