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post #1261 of 1654 Old 01-15-2014, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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okay one more hint... I just ordered a Lokka Locker for up front, but it will not be going in the axle under my jeep.


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post #1262 of 1654 Old 01-15-2014, 10:27 PM
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okay one more hint... I just ordered a Lokka Locker for up front, but it will not be going in the axle under my jeep.
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post #1263 of 1654 Old 01-16-2014, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
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No not a 44 unfortunately but For the deal I got it's certainly money well spent.

Also Found a great deal on an SYE from CSE Offroad. Ordering one tonight for $137 shipped.

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post #1264 of 1654 Old 01-16-2014, 02:39 PM
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Found a great deal on an SYE from CSE Offroad. Ordering one tonight for $137 shipped.
I saw that! Wish I had the cash right now for it
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post #1265 of 1654 Old 01-16-2014, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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I saw that! Wish I had the cash right now for it
I was going to hold off and get it next week month but for the price I couldn't pass it up. This build started off as a budget build and I'm afraid it's reached the point where the budget upgrades are few and far in between. Just means I have to search a little harder for good deals and jump when they show up.

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I was going to hold off and get it next week month but for the price I couldn't pass it up. This build started off as a budget build and I'm afraid it's reached the point where the budget upgrades are few and far in between. Just means I have to search a little harder for good deals and jump when they show up.
its still a budget build my friend, you are just making more money.. which means the budget increases too!
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post #1267 of 1654 Old 01-16-2014, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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its still a budget build my friend, you are just making more money.. which means the budget increases too!
This is true, and making some good friends in the industry all the while, which definitely helps.

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post #1268 of 1654 Old 01-17-2014, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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Without further a due (supposing that is how its spelled) here's the days spoils!



D30 SOA w/ Proper high steer. 4.56 Gears.

8.8 4 linked, Coil suspension, trussed w/ 4.56

I'll have to have some brackets welded on, that were provided by the way, but up front should bolt on relatively easily. My rear will now be 4 link and coils. I'll likely gain more lift from this setup which I don't really want to do as I like my ride height but I'm looking into options.

I'll be getting in my SYE and Lokka next week so my parts pile is growing even more. As for what I know I will need for sure to complete the swap I'm assembling a list. one from which I will likely miss pieces and thus you guys can help.

To get for swap:
New trans mount (needs to be replaced anyways)
Factory trans skid bolts as Im ditching the TC Drop
Extended brake lines
XJ shaft to cut and have balanced.

Ill be adding to the list as I find more parts needed.

Everything that I remove will be up for sale to hopefully recoup some costs and in turn go towards more armor.

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post #1269 of 1654 Old 01-17-2014, 10:49 PM
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Without further a due (supposing that is how its spelled) here's the days spoils!

D30 SOA w/ Proper high steer. 4.56 Gears.

8.8 4 linked, Coil suspension, trussed w/ 4.56

I'll have to have some brackets welded on, that were provided by the way, but up front should bolt on relatively easily. My rear will now be 4 link and coils. I'll likely gain more lift from this setup which I don't really want to do as I like my ride height but I'm looking into options.

I'll be getting in my SYE and Lokka next week so my parts pile is growing even more. As for what I know I will need for sure to complete the swap I'm assembling a list. one from which I will likely miss pieces and thus you guys can help.

To get for swap:
New trans mount (needs to be replaced anyways)
Factory trans skid bolts as Im ditching the TC Drop
Extended brake lines
XJ shaft to cut and have balanced.

Ill be adding to the list as I find more parts needed.

Everything that I remove will be up for sale to hopefully recoup some costs and in turn go towards more armor.
Mega score!
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post #1270 of 1654 Old 01-17-2014, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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Mega score!
A little horse-trading, and my out of pocket cost is around $600 so far for axles and suspension.


Here are some pics of the rig it came off of. Pretty simple yj from the top but not so much underneath.






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Are you gonna keep the link brackets as they are? I'm no link expert but it may be adventagous to triangulate the uppers and lose the track bar. But if everything works well as is then disregard
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Are you gonna keep the link brackets as they are? I'm no link expert but it may be adventagous to triangulate the uppers and lose the track bar. But if everything works well as is then disregard
I wad going to say the same thing
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That truss is already welded like crazy so it would probably be easier to add to it to mount the upper link brackets.
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Are you gonna keep the link brackets as they are? I'm no link expert but it may be adventagous to triangulate the uppers and lose the track bar. But if everything works well as is then disregard
Took the words right out of my mouth. I think triangulated 4 link would be a better setup. How should be a awesome combo tho!

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post #1275 of 1654 Old 01-17-2014, 11:52 PM Thread Starter
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This will be my first real experience with links but this is set up almost exactly as a TJ factory setup, from what I was told. I can certainly see how a center UCA mount would help with articulation. It's definitely possible but the guy I bought it from told me everything worked great on his. I think I will just keep things the way they are currently.

If I find myself unhappy with ride height after I install everything I will probably pull it apart and make adjustment from there. I want to ditch the front shackles because of their length but that would mean shorter rear coils also and thus I'll need to make adjustments to the link lengths as well.

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