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Unread 02-05-2007, 06:49 PM   #1
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Tomb Raider: Reloaded

Well,

I debated on whether to start this post, or just do it and post after. But, that's just not me. I like to post things that others can learn from.....my mistakes, or lack there of, depending on the day. As much as I am on the internet...most of what I have learned regard's to the jeep life has been from other jeeper's who have posted their problems, solutions and projects for others such as myself to learn from.

With that introduction......let's begin. None of what I will do or post will be "new material" in the jeep world...but rather MY material on the subject. Just another one of the many that progress from stocker to...well...not so stocker.

First, lets take a look back.

Where it stood when I bought it in October, 2005.

4" procomp lift, 31's.




Then, I got ambitious.

4" procomp lift, 2" body lift, 35's




Then came the first official "teardown." The result was SOA on 2" lift springs, 2" body lift and 37's.




Shortly thereafter.....I decided to stretch it. 2" springs in front, XJ springs in the rear, NO body lift.....still on 37's.

Here is how it stands now.



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Unread 02-05-2007, 06:50 PM   #2
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So as it stands now, I'm on the stock front axle....yes a stock dana 30 with 37's. The rear axle is a ford 8.8. I've been very happy with both axles, as I have only had one ujoint in the front go, and no issues at all with the rear. They've held up well. HOWEVER.....

I've been very easy on my rig. I drive it to/from work every day. When I wheel, I wheel smart. I'm light on the gas, and don't force it more than I should. And pretty much, I'm tired of doing that. Yes, you say...."I wheel the piss outta mine on stock axles with no problems....." I would agree that some can. But every persons idea of "hard wheelin'" is different. Needless to say, it's time to step up.

Here are my plans for the reload:

Dana 60 front axle with ARB.
Dana 60 rear axle with ARB.
41 IROK's
Full cage
Sliders
Body tube work
Paint job
Herculined


ALL of this will be done by me. And all of it will be posted as it goes in the rig. When it's done.....it will be a little something like this:




With a little of this thrown in.......
















The 60's will be here around the 15th. Let's reload.
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Unread 02-05-2007, 06:53 PM   #3
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hell yea man congrats on the big move!

have you bought a new daily driver yet or are you going to continue to drive it to/from work?

also, what 41's are you thinking about? that's not a very common size in any of the tires i see on a regular basis around my area....
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Unread 02-05-2007, 06:54 PM   #4
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Go for it tomb! I saw some posts over on Pirate about stretchin the front, you decide what your gonna do about that? Will the YJ still be a DD on 41's?!?!?! Sounds like a nice build...I'm jealous.

edit: your thread title had me LOL'ing
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Unread 02-05-2007, 07:12 PM   #5
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Dana 60 front

Good choice.

You'll save a ton of cash skippin' the 44.

I wish I would have.


Did you figure out the steering yet?

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Unread 02-05-2007, 07:17 PM   #6
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Ill be watching this one GOOD LUCK
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Unread 02-05-2007, 07:32 PM   #7
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Can't wait to see this happen.

Scott, your wife must hate you.
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Unread 02-05-2007, 07:35 PM   #8
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Can't wait to see this happen.

Scott, your wife must hate you.
no she doesnt, she just doesnt know.....

you gettin a bender too scott???? i know of an english guy that will have one for lease soon......
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Unread 02-05-2007, 07:41 PM   #9
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no she doesnt, she just doesnt know.....

you gettin a bender too scott???? i know of an english guy that will have one for lease soon......
ya, if he is still using the HF kinker I'll be twice as impressed
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hell yea man congrats on the big move!

have you bought a new daily driver yet or are you going to continue to drive it to/from work?

also, what 41's are you thinking about? that's not a very common size in any of the tires i see on a regular basis around my area....
I will end up getting a daily driver. The tires are IROK's.


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Go for it tomb! I saw some posts over on Pirate about stretchin the front, you decide what your gonna do about that? Will the YJ still be a DD on 41's?!?!?! Sounds like a nice build...I'm jealous.
The front will be stretched out with the 4link setup. Shooting for about 4-5" stretch in the front, and about 6-8" in the rear. Somewhere around 108" wheelbase.

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You'll save a ton of cash skippin' the 44.
I wish I would have.
Did you figure out the steering yet?
After reading many posts about busted 44's....thats why I opted for the 60's. Probably gonna go with the scout II steering box I have(reverse pitman arm), and hydro assist steering. Driving it on the road, I don't want full hydro.

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Can't wait to see this happen.

Scott, your wife must hate you.
She chooses not to know.....which is better for both of us. I let her buy all the cooking crap she wants.....and she avoids the jeep subject all together. A win-win situation. (she is a great wife, wouldn't trade her for the world.)

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you gettin a bender too scott???? i know of an english guy that will have one for lease soon
I'll take you up on the leasing. Alcohol good payment?


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ya, if he is still using the HF kinker I'll be twice as impressed
Martin just ordered a new JD2 bender and 1 3/4" die set. He's my new best friend.
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ya, if he is still using the HF kinker I'll be twice as impressed
hey now that was my kinker he used on the tube fenders....

me an scott have been talking for @5-6 months about benders, and i finally bit the bullet today and ordered one, the model 105 with all the goodies and the computer software....
i already have a good notcher, grinder, chop saw, welder, etc etc. so it made sence....
that and stacy said for me to just get it so i can just make stuff myself instead of relying on others...
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She chooses not to know.....which is better for both of us. I let her buy all the cooking crap she wants.....and she avoids the jeep subject all together. A win-win situation. (she is a great wife, wouldn't trade her for the world.)
She sounds like a special lady. I've got one of those too. Very hard to find and worth hanging on to.

Although, my wife is not quite as "understanding" as yours.
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Unread 02-05-2007, 07:49 PM   #13
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I cant wait I love your write ups
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She sounds like a special lady. I've got one of those too. Very hard to find and worth hanging on to.

Although, my wife is not quite as "understanding" as yours.
hell, its stacy that is havin me trade upto 37's from the 35's....... she's a kinda tomboy i think! she's done so muc work on the jeep, i even got her the sticker...."silly boys, jeeps are for girls"......

have to look at a little more than alcohol for this one scott, over 800 for the damn thing mate!
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Scott and Martin make me wish I lived in Missouri
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