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post #91 of 156 Old 04-23-2013, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
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Looks just like it did before I broke it right now but it'll have a new top upper doors and the canyon wheels as soon as I can find some 2.5" wheel spacers. The 8.8 is biting me right now that 1.xx" narrower makes the 1.5" spacers not work with the canyons.

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post #92 of 156 Old 04-23-2013, 03:29 PM
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I thought you had the 60 installed when you said the axle was back together! You're right, already know what the 8.8 looks like lol.



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post #93 of 156 Old 04-24-2013, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
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I have made progress on the D60 the housing is cut down, the new axle ends are in, waiting on a hardware kit for the axle ends. I had to use one of the calipers from the axle buy to get the 8.8 all back together. It definitely ruins the caliper when you drive 20 miles or so over really tough terrain with the only thing holding the wheel in is the caliper.
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post #94 of 156 Old 04-24-2013, 10:26 AM
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I have made progress on the D60 the housing is cut down, the new axle ends are in, waiting on a hardware kit for the axle ends. I had to use one of the calipers from the axle buy to get the 8.8 all back together. It definitely ruins the caliper when you drive 20 miles or so over really tough terrain with the only thing holding the wheel in is the caliper.
Yeah. I would assume so.

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The pads look a little funny also but the rotor was clean and non issues.
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post #96 of 156 Old 04-27-2013, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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I drove it today for a while the tcase rear shaft seal is leaking now. But is back on the ground.

I ordered an entire new bestop trek top and new upper door skins

All new seatbelt and buckles

New RE 3.5" rear springs to match the front.
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post #97 of 156 Old 04-29-2013, 03:31 PM
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I found those 3.5 RE springs very harsh for my LJ. I think they have a hard spring rate, IIRC.

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I've used them before. With a all the 3/16" steel armor and skids the progressive rate RC springs are sagging down a full inch under the 2.5" lift mark. Throw in a back seat 2 kids tools and an ice chest it's no lift and my gas tank skid gets a heck of a work out. I'm also considering a removable spare tire carrier for Moab and Colorado type trips also. I've had RE springs keeps in the past and like them. The progressive like crap because they are sagging to the heavier spring rate part of the spring anyway. I have figured out that without good shocks any jeep will ride terrible. That's why some bilsteins are in my future but I gave to take care of the sagging first.

Sorry Cory your old jeep isn't very LCOG anymore tired of dragging across every rock I go near.
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I've noticed. That and all the belly clearance you lost pulling the old skid plates it's ok, your jeep now, make it how you like it. If I wanted it to stay the same I woulda kept it.



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Any idea what happened to my old jeep I was wondering if the just yanked the drive train and scrapped the rest.
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The drive train and RE skid are under a buddy's TJ, replaced a blown 4 cyl. Wheels and tires went to a guy in KS. Kept the axles and seats, tub and frame passed from friend to friend to lost track after the third sale lol.



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Sounds like a fitting end.

I should have never started the 1 ton build.
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Well I appreciate the parts list



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post #104 of 156 Old 05-01-2013, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
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Yep


Small update most everything I ordered will be in by Friday top and seat belts and what not.

The motor has been puffing blue smoke like crazy when I really get on it so I see a motor replacement in my future. Ill to a compression check first but it's either valve seals or piston rings. 180,000 miles was a good run.
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post #105 of 156 Old 05-04-2013, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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Springs, front seatbelts and all the top parts came in. Don't have time to mess with any of it until 2 weeks from now but all the parts sure are pretty!!! I've got a friend who is an expert junkyard finder looking for a lower mileage engine.
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