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Unread 11-05-2013, 02:26 PM   #46
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With the way this axle build is going, I would hold off on the locker right now if you don't have the funds for a selectable. Honestly, once you get a selectable, you will never go back. You won't regret waiting either.
Haha, things get more frustrating...I got a call from the guys at currie an hour ago with a question about my order. The set 80 cups won't work with the explorer brake package I bought due to the axle flange offset requirements. If I wanted to stay set 80 bearing cups I have to run 35 spline shafts or larger and I would have to go to the jk brake kit at a cost increase of ~400 which I don't have. So after discussing further I understand that several of curries racing teams still run and love set 20 bearings, apparently the very vast majority of axles they sell are equipped with these. I had him switch me to set 20 cups that mate up to the explorer brake kit. Annoyed because I already have set 20 cups from ballistic however the guys I've spoken to at ballistic have no advice or knowledge of brake packages to complement their outers. Happy that currie caught the issue, once again nothing but happy with their customer service. Just annoyed that I'm spending money and not getting a strength upgrade. At the end of the day i'm still really pumped, I was happy to get reassurances about the strength of the set 20 outers. I have about 2500 bucks into the axle and 900 into welding equipment. I probably have another 600-700 to spend if I stick with my 31 spline Detroit and if I go larger just add on the cost of the new carrier /selectable locker. You could easily blow north of 5k in parts alone if you want all the bells and whistles but I wouldn't be doing this project at this time in my life if I had that kind of investment ahead of me!

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Unread 11-05-2013, 03:02 PM   #47
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Well that kind of stinks, throws quite the curve ball at the build. I don't think you are going to have a huge issue with the set 20 bearings though. Remember....this is Michigan. Not too many rocks around here
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Unread 11-05-2013, 07:51 PM   #48
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Well that kind of stinks, throws quite the curve ball at the build. I don't think you are going to have a huge issue with the set 20 bearings though. Remember....this is Michigan. Not too many rocks around here
Yeah that's a good point! With 37 inch tires I think I'll be fine. I just got a delivery notice from ups, 62 lbs of currie goodness coming my way! My yoke from dennysdriveshaft should be here tomorrow and the master install kit a week from now (out of stock).
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Unread 11-05-2013, 08:19 PM   #49
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Yeah that's a good point! With 37 inch tires I think I'll be fine. I just got a delivery notice from ups, 62 lbs of currie goodness coming my way! My yoke from dennysdriveshaft should be here tomorrow and the master install kit a week from now (out of stock).
With just 37's, you should be fine. Your axle build is probably overkill for that size of a tire I don't think you'll have to worry too much about breaking anything.
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Unread 11-11-2013, 06:39 PM   #50
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Got a present today ... Unfortunately screaming, teething babies require some time before I can open it!
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Unread 11-11-2013, 06:49 PM   #51
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Your pic isn't showing up, what'd ya get??
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Unread 11-11-2013, 08:39 PM   #52
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Your pic isn't showing up, what'd ya get??
Whoops, guess I screwed the link up, package from Currie came today, here we go:

Explorer calipers and pads




Explorer rotors (dual drilled, 5x4.5 and 5x5.5) with backing plates and built in e-brakes




E-brake cables and shorty brake hoses




My favorite part, really cool inspection / fill hole




Set 20 outers




And here's my big azz 1350 yoke from Denny's driveshaft
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Unread 11-11-2013, 08:50 PM   #53
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These are the currie set 20 outers against the ballistic outers:

The ballistic outers appear to be a little less challenging to align, assuming of coarse that the tubes are aligned . The currie outers are butt welded so I'm going to need to find somebody with a setup bar...I thought this might happen, another investigation! Also pretty confident I'm going to need to truss the tubes to re-enforce the butt joint welds.




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Unread 11-11-2013, 09:13 PM   #54
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Here's some pics of the jeep in its current state and my welder that I still haven't opened, it's driving me crazy....all I want to do is build my axle and play with the jeep!

Ive been so busy prepping the house for winter, fighting an electrical problem on our super sweet 2003 oldsmobile minivan and making frickin baby formula!!! Haha, sorry for the rant!











I need to get the axle housing under the jeep and figure out what stretch is available to me if I want to take that on now or in the future. I'd love to do it but at this point I'm about 700 short from finishing this axle (assuming I stay with my 31 spline detroit and upgrade to a 35 spline selectable in the future) and have no idea what I'm going to do for the front! And I need my driveshafts modified if not replaced.

Leaning towards factory suspension for now, I just got all of it last summer anyway, might as well have fun with it.

I'm loving this project though, I learn best when I just dive in!
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Unread 11-11-2013, 09:22 PM   #55
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How much did you spend on the ebrake cables?
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Unread 11-11-2013, 09:35 PM   #56
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With the way this axle build is going, I would hold off on the locker right now if you don't have the funds for a selectable. Honestly, once you get a selectable, you will never go back. You won't regret waiting either.
It was $130
http://www.currieenterprises.com/ces...E.aspx?id=1520
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Unread 11-12-2013, 08:08 AM   #57
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what size genright tank did you use?
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Unread 11-12-2013, 11:31 AM   #58
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what size genright tank did you use?
It's the 19 gallon pure jeep tank, apparently designed by the same guy as the genright tank. The only difference is that yours actually came with instructions (haha) and also yours has those two large gussets that bolt to the frame rails (I wish mine had those, that would make it a lot stronger when it takes a hit)! http://www.purejeep.com/proddetail.p...=PJ5126&cat=10
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Unread 12-01-2013, 08:42 PM   #59
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well its been a few weeks since I've had anything to say, I've been planning and working on funding .

Still trying to sell my 31 spline locker, so I can upgrade to 35 spline, once i do this I can build my 3rd member. I figure there's got to be somebody local to me with a 9" 31 spline rear end (this is Detroit after all, way more muscle car clubs then I can count).

Also found a good deal on beadlocks locally, they are 6 x 5.5" so if i get them I am out a set of rotors...not a big deal though, if i change bolt patterns nows the time. Trying to sell my stock wheels and my 33" MTRs so I can afford them.

If I got lucky and can make this happen, the trail gear front roller makes a lot of sense when I get to that point.
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Unread 12-01-2013, 08:55 PM   #60
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How much tread on your MTR's? I may know a couple people in my area looking.
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