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Unread 10-16-2013, 06:38 PM   #16
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Cleared off a bench and set the bad boy on its throne while I research and gather parts!

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Unread 10-16-2013, 07:43 PM   #17
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Awesome man! The triplets are awesome too! I can't help with the axles much because I've yet to build anything like those. I can say that you need to set this thing up to be worthy of those suckers.... and by that I mean stretch, outboard, 4 link, 3 link. There's no sense in setting it all up for stock suspension and then re-doing it when you are basically starting from scratch. The extra wheelbase for hauling *** in the dunes will be well worth it. And you already have a stretch tank..... good luck bro!
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Unread 10-16-2013, 09:01 PM   #18
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Another Michigan build, looks like this one will be good.
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Unread 10-17-2013, 09:06 PM   #19
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Another Michigan build, looks like this one will be good.
Thanks fellas! I've been following both of your builds for awhile and have gotten a ton of ideas from you guys. If nothing else my learning experience should be entertaining!

I did some research today on currie's offerings and after speaking with one of their sales guys I am seriously considering going to their "set 80" outers. I currently have ballistics set 20 outers, obviously nothing is welded on....if I'm going to go bigger, now seems to be the time! The added benefit is that I can use the currie explorer disk/ e-brake setup. The caveat is that this would push me into 35 spline shafts now...don't get me wrong this is a welcome upgrade but I need to see if I can ease the pain by selling my brand new 31 spline detroit.

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On a side note, I think I will end up 4 linking the rear, I don't think I will get a ton of stretch out of it because the pumpkin is so big and I got the 19 gal pure jeep tank (not a skinny comp tank like Nate"s Genright!
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Unread 10-17-2013, 10:10 PM   #20
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Keep in mind the resale value on your pure jeep tank would be very good, enough to fund a fuel cell, or pay for a large portion of a smaller GenRight tank. I just would hate to see you limit yourself over a couple few hundred.... But if a small stretch is what you want it will be awesome either way. Just have fun with it!
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Unread 10-18-2013, 09:26 AM   #21
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Keep in mind the resale value on your pure jeep tank would be very good, enough to fund a fuel cell, or pay for a large portion of a smaller GenRight tank. I just would hate to see you limit yourself over a couple few hundred.... But if a small stretch is what you want it will be awesome either way. Just have fun with it!
Haha, this is what I need in my build thread, a little positive influence . I won't be able to do this for a week and a half or so but I need to get the monster under the jeep and take some measurements to see how much stretch I can accomplish with my current setup. I love the 19 gallon tank and I don't really want a fuel cell in the vehicle as I'd like to keep the back seat at least optional (when it's not full of gear).

How much did you end up stretching yours? Was it 4 inches or more?
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Unread 10-18-2013, 09:47 AM   #22
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I did 6", and I have a couple inches to spare with my tank and small axle. If you can get 4" that would be pretty good.
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Unread 10-18-2013, 09:35 PM   #23
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Also pictured a very non flattering shot of me bolting up the skid...camera adds ten pounds and there were about 4 cameras pointed at me.
That's just funny ! Kids have a way of adding the lbs on and I can only imagine what three at one time would do to me !

I look forward to watching your 9" swap take place , should be awesome . And watch out for Nate , he is a bad influence
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Unread 10-19-2013, 03:54 PM   #24
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Haha, thanks man, yeah I'm no model that's for sure! I have always thought my dad to have an amazing amount of old man strength despite the fact that he has the same problem around the midsection that I do...I think the old man strength comes from having kids because every night I go to bed I feel like I do after a hard day under the jeep. I'll just have to balance the jeep accordingly if I ever race it!
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Unread 10-27-2013, 07:39 PM   #25
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I got a new toy today I need to stop by the weld shop and get a small shield gas tank and an auto-dimming shield. Very excited!

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I got a new toy today I need to stop by the weld shop and get a small shield gas tank and an auto-dimming shield. Very excited!
What welder did you get?????? Congrats
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Unread 10-27-2013, 07:55 PM   #27
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I've been doing some more research on what to do with my outers on the axle. Maybe I am overthinking this, after all the Jeep is fairly light weight. Currently I have Set 20 semi-floater cups from Ballistic fab...does anybody have any experience with set 20 bearings? it is so easy to get carried away with this stuff!!! Budget wise, I should stick with the Set 20 bearings and the 31 spline detroit locker.

From a strength standpoint, I am tempted to go with Currie's set 80 bearing cups or possibly even Trail-gears full float setup:

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Its difficult to keep things in perspective and I have to say I am very much stumped here. I can always change lockers and axles to go to a bigger spline count however once I weld outer cups onto the tubes they are pretty much staying there...I just want to do it right!

Thoughts?
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Unread 10-27-2013, 07:59 PM   #28
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What welder did you get?????? Congrats
I picked up a Lincoln 140 HD from Home Depot, I have a buddy with a big Miller welder so I can take it there to do the mission critical welds but this will at least allow me to position the components in place under the Jeep. Plus I got a great deal on it, Home Depot is pushing credit cards right now so I got 100 off on the spot.
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Unread 10-27-2013, 08:12 PM   #29
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I picked up a Lincoln 140 HD from Home Depot, I have a buddy with a big Miller welder so I can take it there to do the mission critical welds but this will at least allow me to position the components in place under the Jeep. Plus I got a great deal on it, Home Depot is pushing credit cards right now so I got 100 off on the spot.
Nice!
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Awesome, time to get some real work done!
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