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Unread 08-28-2013, 01:50 PM   #5401
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BTW, thanks for the input Roes. Always good to hear from you.
No prob, don't want you impinging its airing out abilities with the unnecessary addition of weight.

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Unread 08-28-2013, 04:16 PM   #5402
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What FS do the design controls of this Jeep require? What are the user needs? How will it be verified/validated that these requirements were met? Are these concerns captured in the DFMEA?
You'll have to ask Conner. I was just making a statement, not advocating anything. I know he won't error on the side of excess.
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Unread 08-28-2013, 09:29 PM   #5403
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Congrats on the new job!
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Unread 08-30-2013, 07:05 PM   #5404
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Congratulations on the new job Connor!

I agree, fall time is the best wheeling of all!
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Unread 09-01-2013, 09:36 PM   #5405
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Are you going to work at the place in the x-outlet mall off 69 or does Sherry have another lab in the area?
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Unread 09-05-2013, 09:04 AM   #5406
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Thanks guys.....Will, you got it. Goofy location but it's a real nice setup. Element Labs actually bought Sherry and the name change will take place in January.



Does anyone have a good line on a black TJ hard top? I'd like to get another one. I'd even be willing to negotiate a trade (with some cash) for my Rampage frameless soft top.
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Unread 09-05-2013, 09:08 AM   #5407
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Does anyone have a good line on a black TJ hard top? I'd like to get another one. I'd even be willing to negotiate a trade (with some cash) for my Rampage frameless soft top.
WTF?!!?? That's crazy talk!!
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Unread 09-05-2013, 09:12 AM   #5408
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Hard top and full doors in the winter, safari top and half doors in the summer.
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Unread 09-05-2013, 09:26 AM   #5409
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65" (I want the extra width and that number is perfect)

Larger ring and pinion gears (not standard 44 gears)

Knuckles use dual steering arms (crossover)

Brakes are slightly larger

I'm in a bit of a unique position. The JK 44 front I'm getting already has a bent tube and no knuckles. So, that will be the perfect reason to upgrade. I may even add Currie's forged C's to the ends of the new tubes. If I don't do that, they will be gussetted. Mine will use a 35 spline ARB and RCV shafts. From what I've seen from JK 44's under heavier rigs, this axle will have no issues with my 37" tires. It won't be a quick or easy build but when the axle is ready, it will be very stout.
Hope you don't mind my taking some liberty in where I respond to this.
You mentioned this in the latest derp 37s thread over in tech...

I'm curious how you'll solve clearance at the frame & drag link, on a right tire stuff right steering lock, given the JK width and crossover steering.
And I say that because I want you to figure it out so I can make mine better. The WJ knuckles with crossover needed a big frame notch to accommodate that, even still, that's a key player in what limits my uptravel. I feel like it might almost be better to use the drag link knuckle mount as a higher spot for a stock like inverted Y.
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Unread 09-05-2013, 09:34 AM   #5410
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Hope you don't mind my taking some liberty in where I respond to this.
You mentioned this in the latest derp 37s thread over in tech...

I'm curious how you'll solve clearance at the frame & drag link, on a right tire stuff right steering lock, given the JK width and crossover steering.
And I say that because I want you to figure it out so I can make mine better. The WJ knuckles with crossover needed a big frame notch to accommodate that, even still, that's a key player in what limits my uptravel. I feel like it might almost be better to use the drag link knuckle mount as a higher spot for a stock like inverted Y.
I'll definitely notch the frame rail but if push comes to shove, the front frame will go and I'll build a new one.

I like having 50/50 travel and a low height.....something's gotta budge when combining those two things with a drag link and track bar that high. We'll just have to wait and see how far things need to go.
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Unread 09-05-2013, 09:40 AM   #5411
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I know guy with a almost new black hard top. It has a roof rack on it though.
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Unread 09-05-2013, 09:45 AM   #5412
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Hard top and full doors in the winter, safari top and half doors in the summer.
Good to hear! With the trade of the rampage I thought you were going to strictly hard top.
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Unread 09-05-2013, 09:47 AM   #5413
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I know guy with a almost new black hard top. It has a roof rack on it though.
I could work with that.....could just plug the holes with bolts and RTV. Text me duder.
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Good to hear! With the trade of the rampage I thought you were going to strictly hard top.
Nooooo way. When it gets above 50*, the top goes.
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Unread 09-05-2013, 01:35 PM   #5414
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Thanks guys.....Will, you got it. Goofy location but it's a real nice setup. Element Labs actually bought Sherry and the name change will take place in January.



Does anyone have a good line on a black TJ hard top? I'd like to get another one. I'd even be willing to negotiate a trade (with some cash) for my Rampage frameless soft top.
I have been wanting to do this too. Sick of my softy and want a sound/waterproof solution. Unfortunately my cage is in the way currently.
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Unread 09-05-2013, 01:41 PM   #5415
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Hardtop and full doors year round isn't bad. It gets hot as **** sometimes though. With all the rain we had here this summer, I'm glad it was on 24/7.

Plus the added security.
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