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Unread 09-25-2013, 06:59 PM   #436
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Thats just a little to epic Freak. That thing is mean. Can't wait for trail pics.

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Unread 09-25-2013, 07:46 PM   #437
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Thats just a little to epic Freak. That thing is mean. Can't wait for trail pics.
thanks man!! I was slightly impressed myself, at least with the rear...I think would be happier with a good set of front springs like some deavers or something that still gives 6 " of lift but actually flexes...I really would have liked it if the one front tire had tucked and the other had drooped resulting in a little bit more level body stance...rather than the front pretty much staying parallel to itself...but for the first test I guess it did ok, was built with free parts(springs at least) so
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Unread 09-25-2013, 07:58 PM   #438
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Awesome.
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Unread 09-26-2013, 12:19 AM   #439
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Awesome.
thanks....I try...lmfao..

ok so for years I have well just run without rear brakes for 2 reasons..1st doing drum brakes on a non slip on drum 60 sucks butt...and second if you encounter much sandy mud when wheelin you only have brakes like the first 3-4 rides at least that's been my experience..so usually to save what little money and weight as I can the rear drums and hardware usually get eliminated...current 60 has drums still but they are empty...after doing some research heres what I found ill even break it all down for ya

$50.00 x 2 + shipping bolt on caliper brackets(Ruff Stuff specialties)
$17.99+$16.00core x 2 calipers from 1975 3/4 ton chevy 4x4..yuk
$ 9.99 cheapest friggin brake pads ever (Oriely's)
$37.99 x 2 rotors also from 1975 3/4 ton 4x4...yuk
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$254.00+tax and shipping

that's not a bad price at all for a rear disc brake conversion....the ruff stuff page did say that 1/10 of an inch might be needed to be turned from the throat of the rotor but how much could that cost that can be done at any brake shop or if yer buddy has a lathe...lol...sorry just got excited about this...as these are all cheap parts even a poor boy like me can afford to buy a little here and there with out the lump sum purchase...when you have multiple daughters and a granbaby seems like there is a never ending clothing budget stealing my jeep money...lol...im pretty sure they make something that might have prevented all this(cough cough condom cough)..lol j/k wouldn't trade my girls fer anything...anyways just wanted to share that info with yall
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Unread 09-26-2013, 07:39 AM   #440
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Badass. I love different stuff.

I like the simplicity of radius arms. My only concern is that if something happens to one of the arms like a rod end failure , the whole axle will come out. The trac bars are really short which means the axle will translate from side to side as it moves up and down. Not a big deal off road as long as you have clearance. I had an issue with hitting a spring during articulation b/c of that. There's my 2 ct. Looks awesome.
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Unread 09-26-2013, 12:32 PM   #441
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Badass. I love different stuff.

I like the simplicity of radius arms. My only concern is that if something happens to one of the arms like a rod end failure , the whole axle will come out. The trac bars are really short which means the axle will translate from side to side as it moves up and down. Not a big deal off road as long as you have clearance. I had an issue with hitting a spring during articulation b/c of that. There's my 2 ct. Looks awesome.
yeah my trac bars are short but tried and true, they have been on three of my rigs so far...they are swung opposite to prevent both side from shifting in the same direction at the same time helping to eliminate rollover...gives is kinda a wiggle feel when flexing hard rapidly...so far to date in the three years prior to this build I haven't had a rod end fail, however have just about every other thing go wrong that could...gotta love flying blind with untested designs...lol..the strange rear setup I have about 8-10,000 miles of trails riding on on and the currie jj's re still tight as ever. so im not really concerned with it... although my frame mounts will be something I watch closely for a bit tho....my only concern with the front arms strenghtwise is the adj joint at frame the threaded area is only 1.25" in dia. and may change these out to weld on joints as I have oh bout half a dosen laying around...one income tax a few years back I ordered 20 jj's 16 2.5" weld ons and 4 of the 1.25 x2.5" adj's...why im really not sure...lol I wanna say I should have between 6-8 left in a box somewhere...might be in my storage up in tn..ehhh...well thanks for your input and springs do rub inside the mountings a small amt., but don't hit any of the suspension cmponents...I need to finish this so I can test it it some nasty conditions to see how she really works...well back to mowing the 1.5 acre yard...made easy thanks to john deere...woohoo...then its beer thirty
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Unread 09-26-2013, 08:31 PM   #442
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that thing is a monster
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Unread 09-26-2013, 08:47 PM   #443
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that thing is a monster
Haha...someday I'll have the cash to purchase and build a 60 front then it will be a monster...right now it's just s mutant on roids...lol..
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Unread 09-26-2013, 10:08 PM   #444
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just thought i would chime in. awesome builds
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Unread 09-27-2013, 03:49 AM   #445
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just thought i would chime in. awesome builds
Well man thanks for stopping in...I would say kick off your shoes and kick back..instead I'll say thanks and be safe wherever you are...

So let's see hmmmm progress..oh yeah ...I cut my yard and measured my ground clearance to diff...14" front, 13.5" rear.....and that's about it...lol...well hmmmmm......happy happy happy
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Unread 09-27-2013, 10:23 AM   #446
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so like now im patiently awaiting the arrival of the big brown dog piper(brown santa)...Mondays a long way off..fuel cell and fittings on the way woot woot...here in a bit gonna run to town for shocks,lines, and hoses and possibly some bed liner of sorts...and the piece of 2" tube for my driveshaft...oh yea...and the most important purchase of all a dadgum tarp(one with out holes)..to keep my jeep happy and dry....wouldn't mind one of those so called portable canvas garages..but then id just catch it on fire and burn my jeep up...lol...must say ive done pretty good here recently tho, hadn't had flaming crotch in a while(don't act like you don't know what im talking about...everybodys done it)..you know your sitting there indian style welding away, till you smell the smoke and feel the heat...then its a mad dash for the hose or the demise of your beer...beating the flames out only results in further injury...lol
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Unread 09-27-2013, 10:39 AM   #447
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well I prolly should get a life and do something beside bother you guys...lol and i really need to drop radiator off at the shop to see if it can be repaired($65 vs $300)...and need to order window gaskets/seals for the quarter windows...but this is the first in almost 7mths. that moneys right again...stupid repo garnishment(broken t-belt,interference engine,9 bent valves,F that POS)...so wife said "get it done, then get yer butt back on fixing the house"...ha little does she realize ITS DEER SEASON AGAIN...ill get right on the house say oh umm around feb 1st...lmfao....think ill settle for stuffing my face at outback instead...
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Unread 09-27-2013, 10:42 AM   #448
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I haven't yet posted either, as I don't post much in the forum and spend what little time I have trying to get my jeep road worthy. I have been keeping up with your thread ever since I caught up at page 14 or so, and man can I say that I love your work. I as well, work on a low budget and with limited stuff, but you're a true testament that crazy things can still be created. Keep up the awesome work man, I love the direction these builds are going.
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Unread 09-27-2013, 10:53 AM   #449
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Well man thanks for stopping in...I would say kick off your shoes and kick back..instead I'll say thanks and be safe wherever you are...

So let's see hmmmm progress..oh yeah ...I cut my yard and measured my ground clearance to diff...14" front, 13.5" rear.....and that's about it...lol...well hmmmmm......happy happy happy
thanks, im almost done with the deployment. i cant wait to get back and put hands on my tj, i tame the withdrawals by reading through other builds. i have to agree, thats one sick dj. when i get back il have my newest project started, i scored a turbo for the 2.4l. its been done before but its a pretty rare occurance. ive already got a thread on it. if you have any input itd be greatly appreciated
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Unread 09-27-2013, 11:31 AM   #450
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thanks, im almost done with the deployment. i cant wait to get back and put hands on my tj, i tame the withdrawals by reading through other builds. i have to agree, thats one sick dj. when i get back il have my newest project started, i scored a turbo for the 2.4l. its been done before but its a pretty rare occurance. ive already got a thread on it. if you have any input itd be greatly appreciated
once again thanks guys....one of the things I like most about this forum vs say a local one is I get to share ideas and opinions with people from all over...up until I was about 30, once a year for about 3-4 months I would take a leave from work, pay up all my bills, park my cars, and fill up my backpack with whatever I thought I might need depending on where I was heading and I would hitchhike the country...ive been to all but 4 states and half of those with my sheppard(R.I.P. Rainbow)...I met all kinds of awesome people along the way...this forum is like a daily road trip for me....lol...
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