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Unread 02-12-2011, 12:22 PM   #16
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8.8 already has 4.88's...

so is that 8.8 considered a full width?

what brackets are you pricing out for the axles and frame?


and lets see here... oh yeah, WOA! Jame's what are you doing with a frame!!!!!!!!!

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Unread 02-12-2011, 02:25 PM   #17
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Glad to see you got another Jeep! The plans sound badass!
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Unread 02-12-2011, 11:47 PM   #18
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8.8 already has 4.88's...

so is that 8.8 considered a full width?

what brackets are you pricing out for the axles and frame?


and lets see here... oh yeah, WOA! Jame's what are you doing with a frame!!!!!!!!!

Well The axle Brackets im looking at are from ruff stuff or order Poison spider from Carolina Truggies.

Yeah the axle is 4:88 and i think its like 65" wide so yes to full width.
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Unread 02-12-2011, 11:50 PM   #19
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btw jake whe the time comes for the front i need some help. I think ill need to get chevy outers and things but i think you did that to yours as well
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Unread 02-13-2011, 12:17 AM   #20
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Well damn you did get a hell of a deal on that 8.8
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Unread 02-13-2011, 04:14 AM   #21
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Glad to see you got another Jeep! The plans sound badass!
Thanks man. So hows the burg these days?

Also My engine Blew so this changes everything.
Not 4 months in owning it too. I guess the guy who had it befor me never took care of it.
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Unread 02-16-2011, 05:23 AM   #22
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getting some income tax money back... so i have to get some things and i want some things. I need to get a stupid 02 sensor as well as i need new tires so Im looking for some 33's maybe 35's. I decided not to go with the 8.8 so that is up for sale. the reason why is that even though a deal for me. jeep would still ned some extra work to convert everything and right now I should save some more money then anything. that said everything is the same as to what i want to do except the axle choices for now. I will be buying a Locker, again tires, bar pin eliminators(must have) rocker guards, and i have some lj springs to swap in just cause i think the stock springs i have are just worn out.
I know this is all common stuff but i really want to get it ready for the 4x season coming up. Ill post pics as i get them!!!
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Unread 02-24-2011, 06:26 PM   #23
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Front locker is here, new tires installed, bar pin elims. installed. still ned to install springs. here is a pic with the bar pins installed

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Unread 11-19-2011, 06:51 PM   #24
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Here are pics from last trip at Uwharrie




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Unread 11-19-2011, 06:53 PM   #25
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well it would seem that i have dropped of the radar but alot has changed with me. I have sinced moved to NJ and have settled in well. really only new things are exhaust, Tires 33's again LJ springs, Rocker Guards, Locker in the front.

Here is A Trip to Rausch Creek Off Road Park in PA










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Unread 11-19-2011, 07:07 PM   #26
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Unread 12-08-2011, 06:06 PM   #27
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installed new clutch

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Unread 12-27-2011, 08:08 PM   #28
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Update!

pics to follow.

going to raise my Gas tank up 1.25 inches tomorrow.

I'm waiting for the metal I ordered to do custom body mount skids, Front Bumper and, Rear flush mount Bumper.
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Unread 12-29-2011, 10:24 PM   #29
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A few Problems along the way. the tac welds that hold 3 of the 7 bolt head heads broke. So in order to get the tank off i had to tac weld them back. in oreder to get to the one on the front of the plate i had to cut a V-notch to get to it and weld it back.
*BTW I gain 2"s of clearence*

tape is at the bottom of the tank sitting at 14"s of clearence


tons of mud and sand caked in the pan.


Clearence with no Tank


Please dont pick on the welds. its been 2 years


letting out frustration. lol


Chris getting a pic of me welding


Test fit. All Lined up. Tape now at 16"s


origional straps broke. I-bolts and rachet Straps works well. Didn't need it though. The tank is in there nice and tight.


Finally finished. Notice you can see the axle tubes now.


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Unread 12-30-2011, 10:32 AM   #30
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Just won Tickets from a radio station to a Monster Jam on the 6th in Trenton. Its the 30th anvrs. of Grave Digger.

WINNING!
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