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Unread 08-14-2011, 08:16 PM   #91
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I havent done much to the jeep since I got it on the road.

Finally got the twin sticks set up and working properly. I now have the ability of front digs which is awesome.

Got my new Warn M8000 came in. Im pumped.




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Unread 08-14-2011, 08:17 PM   #92
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Got my M8000 mounted up yesterday. I had to wait for my winch plate from A to Z Fabrication to get here.



I have never been so excited to get stuck. As long as its not anywhere near mud!
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Unread 10-30-2011, 12:28 AM   #93
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Great build man, you plan on going out with all this fresh powder from the last few hours? Also think a stock tj could handle the ride with you guys? I'm trying to find a few legal trails to test it out on and the only legit way is with a club out here
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Unread 10-30-2011, 08:14 AM   #94
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I love build threads like this. Great job!!!
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Unread 11-27-2011, 09:34 AM   #95
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Great build man, you plan on going out with all this fresh powder from the last few hours? Also think a stock tj could handle the ride with you guys? I'm trying to find a few legal trails to test it out on and the only legit way is with a club out here
Check out the NEA4WD and MassKrawlers.

There are plenty of trails you can have fun with a stock TJ with agressive 30" A/T's.

Sorry I didnt see your post untill now, but I did take it out on a small local trail with that last storm.
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Unread 03-05-2012, 10:34 AM   #96
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Thought I'd update this thread with some wheeling pics from 2011:



Broke the passenger side u-joint here:












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Unread 03-05-2012, 10:38 AM   #97
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Unread 03-05-2012, 10:40 AM   #98
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Unread 05-09-2012, 05:57 AM   #99
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I dig your build! Like the CJ7 front clip! How do you like the half cab top on your rig? Does much water get in?
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Unread 08-03-2012, 09:15 AM   #100
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Not to revive an old thread, but what angle did your rear driveshaft turn out to be with the doubler setup and CV shaft installed?
I recently acquired an AX-15 and a 231 and I am thinking about making a doubler setup for my CJ.
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Unread 10-15-2012, 06:34 PM   #101
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Havent been on here in a while but I thought I'd do an update in case anyone was interested.This past spring I swapped the dying four cylinder out and installed a Mercedes OM617 Turo Diesel. Love the new engine, its one of the best things I've done to this jeep. With the 4.88 gears and 35" tires Im getting about 18-20mpg!Also I swapped my tires onto Allied Rock-8 beadlocks.

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Unread 10-15-2012, 06:37 PM   #102
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Unread 10-26-2012, 08:14 PM   #103
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lookin bad *** with the new bead locks on there!
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Unread 12-15-2012, 08:45 PM   #104
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i did this swap in my yj just a few months ago im running 4.10s and 35s and im thinking about regearing to 4.88s how do you like the street driving with those gears? hows 5th gear on the highway ? its unusable for me right now with the 4.10
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Unread 02-25-2013, 10:02 AM   #105
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i did this swap in my yj just a few months ago im running 4.10s and 35s and im thinking about regearing to 4.88s how do you like the street driving with those gears? hows 5th gear on the highway ? its unusable for me right now with the 4.10
Street driving is very good with the 4.88's. Fith gear is very usable on and off the highway. Due to my tires being currently unbalanced my top speed is around 60. This spring I am going to balance the tires and I hope to increase my comfortable cruising speed to 65-70.

Your transmission has a decent amount to do with how the jeep will drive on the highway. I know someone with this engine with 5.13 axle gears but they run a chevy (SM4500?) with a huge overdrive gear and they have a much higher top speed than I do.
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