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post #91 of 107 Old 08-14-2011, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #92 of 107 Old 08-14-2011, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #93 of 107 Old 10-29-2011, 11:28 PM
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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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post #94 of 107 Old 10-30-2011, 07:14 AM
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I love build threads like this. Great job!!!
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post #95 of 107 Old 11-27-2011, 08:34 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #96 of 107 Old 03-05-2012, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #97 of 107 Old 03-05-2012, 09:38 AM Thread Starter
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post #99 of 107 Old 05-09-2012, 04:57 AM
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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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post #100 of 107 Old 08-03-2012, 08:15 AM
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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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post #101 of 107 Old 10-15-2012, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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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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lookin bad *** with the new bead locks on there!
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post #104 of 107 Old 12-15-2012, 07:45 PM
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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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post #105 of 107 Old 02-25-2013, 09:02 AM Thread Starter
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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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