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post #31 of 563 Old 01-16-2013, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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Nice to see you kept it. This looks entertaining. If you ever need a helping hand or two, don't hesitate to send me a PM.

Do you plan on moving the axle back so the rear tires are flush to the rear bumper?
Thanks for the offer, but I think I have enough slave labor!
I'm glad I kept it too. I think I would have kicked myself if I sold it.

I'm going to keep the standard TJ axle location so I should end up with a 108" wheelbase. I don't want to go too much more than that because I'm "only" going to be running 35's.

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Check out Nitto Trail Grappler's, I am really happy with mine.
I looked at those too. A little more expensive than the STT's. Defiantly on the list though.



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post #32 of 563 Old 01-16-2013, 11:22 PM
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So the gas tank will be external.

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Have you ever gotten a 0-60 or 1/4 miles time?

Maintain, wheel, upgrade, repeat.

My build: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/thor-dd-weekend-warrior-1348534/
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post #34 of 563 Old 01-17-2013, 08:14 AM
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I have a 5.3l/AX15 with 4.10 gears and Im about a 5 second 0-60. Havent checked my 1/4 mile.
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post #35 of 563 Old 01-17-2013, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
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So the gas tank will be external.
It will be in the stock TJ location.
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Have you ever gotten a 0-60 or 1/4 miles time?
Never have, but I'll have to fire up torque on my phone and see what I get when I'm done.
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I have a 5.3l/AX15 with 4.10 gears and Im about a 5 second 0-60. Havent checked my 1/4 mile.
Nice. Mine is defiantly faster than the 4 cylinder by a LONG way!


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post #36 of 563 Old 01-17-2013, 03:14 PM
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I'm eyeing the Cooper STT pretty hard. They look like a good compromise for me.

I'm running these right now in 33/12.5. I like them but they arent the best in the rocks. It all depends on what you are going to wheel but they are good in the snow and mud. From your first post in this thread I would say they will fit your needs well.
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post #37 of 563 Old 01-17-2013, 03:53 PM
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You have a programmer you can use with your cell phone? How do you like it?

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post #39 of 563 Old 01-17-2013, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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You have a programmer you can use with your cell phone? How do you like it?
It's not a programmer. It's a program that can read sensors, error codes, and do some performance measurements.

Picked up some of these last night.



JK moabs in case you didn't know. They have some pretty crazy backspacing, but should keep my tires inside the fenders so I don't get hassled by the fuzz. The only issue is they are only 7.5" wide, so a little on the skinny side for a 12.5" wide tire. I'm considering going with a 285-75-17. It's 34" tall and a little over 11" wide. I think this might be a good way to go, since thinner tires tend to work better in my area.


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post #40 of 563 Old 01-18-2013, 09:59 PM
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Nice build!
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post #41 of 563 Old 01-23-2013, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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Nice build!
Thanks!

I made some progress... Welded some pipe to the frame to keep it from spreading and marked my cut.



Made sure everything was level....



Put on my brave face and cut my Jeep's butt off!



I also sold my rubicon axles so I had some cash to go on a shopping spree.

Went to discount tire since they are having their buy 4 tires and get a $100 gift card. After much deliberation I settled on 5 315/70/17 Falken Rocky Mountains. I bought the "you destroy it, we will give you another tire" warranty, had them price match discounttiredirect.com and ended up at $1544 installed and before the rebate. Not bad I don't think.

I also ordered 14 Metalcloak Duroflex joints, square tube inserts and Jam nuts from Ballistic Fab, Polly Performance ball joints, Polly Performance axle sleeves and inner "C" gussets, and finally Savvy LJ corner blanks.

I made a spreadsheet to keep track of spending and who / when / where I ordered from.... It's a little more spendy than I had estimated. Oh well, such is owning a Jeep, right?


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Think you'll dig the Flakens on the road And i'm sure a lot of people will be interested in the MC joints.

Maintain, wheel, upgrade, repeat.

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post #43 of 563 Old 01-24-2013, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
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Think you'll dig the Flakens on the road And i'm sure a lot of people will be interested in the MC joints.
I spent a long time pondering tire choice. One of the big factors that was influencing my decision was how the tire looks. Then I thought about the title of the build thread, and how old I am... I'm trying to make a comfortable DD that I can drive for hundreds of miles, go exploring, go to the store, and do some decent trails with. The Falkens seem to be a good choice for me and my build goals.

The MC joints just seemed like a natural fit for the build. Good ride quality and flex when I need it.


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post #44 of 563 Old 01-24-2013, 01:13 PM
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Thanks!

I made some progress... Welded some pipe to the frame to keep it from spreading and marked my cut.

Made sure everything was level....

Put on my brave face and cut my Jeep's butt off!
Scary.

'98 Wrangler Sahara - SOLD

'91 Ranger XLT 2WD - 4.0 V6, A4"hell"D, contemplating twin turbo 5.3

'79 C10 Big Ten 2WD - 350, TH350, contemplating rebuilding to 355ci with supercharger and programmable EFI

'12 Subaru Forester (AKA: Arctic Cat) - 2.5, non-CVT, wife's, still begging her to let me get an exhaust system


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post #45 of 563 Old 01-24-2013, 08:46 PM
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Falkens seem to be a good choice for me and my build goals.
I have to agree, they suit you well. Can take a crazy beating then take you home.

Maintain, wheel, upgrade, repeat.

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