So what next? Should I chromo my D30? Just so you guys know: 8.8 Rear LSD 4.10s Discs, D30 Front 4.10s, 32RH, RC 4'' Short Arm upgrade soon to RE long arms retaining the RC Springs, Skyjacker 6'' Shocks, SYE on the 231 soon, need to get a Tom Woods DS which at this moment is my only thing. I have coil spring spacers which are comin out as soon as I get Stateside. Oh boy cannot wait
sit tight and drive it a little...that should be what's next.
2008 JK Rubicon
-255/80/17 BFG KM2s, 16/59 JKU springs, 2013 Rubi rims, RC stubby hybrid front bumper, XRC8 winch with synthetic line, RR evap skid, and more to come
1998 TJ Sahara Sold
-3.25" RC spring lift, Eagle alloys 125s, 33x12.5x15 Cooper STTs, XRC8 winch with stock bumper mount
1994 YJ SE Sold
-4" RC spring lift, 33x12.5x15 Firestone M/Ts, Eagle alloys 125, and a 4 cylinder to boot
1960 Willys Wagon
-Going to be restored and painted Omaha Orange
"I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth."
So at last I have some pics of what my new wheels looks like
And for good measure the Claws
Well looks like I'm gonna be busy come September.
RE Long Arms goin under, the 8.8 is goin under it, new rotors and pads up front, SYE is gonna be done, Tom Woods shafts front and rear, brake lines front and rear, maybe a Gen Right bolt on stinger, and a regear for the front D30 with maybe an Aussie to go in it since I have an LSD in the rear. Its gonna be sexy. And I do not at this time plan on tubes. Just gonna run it like it is. See yall then
So lets get some updates goin. All credit goes to my Dad. He is bored and there are parts stacked up in boxes in the garage. He is retired with nothing to do. Here goes.
The garage he is workin out of:
So far he has gotten the skid plate started for the RE Long Arm to go under it. Old one out and free to a good home. It has only been leaked on once. Oh and you see the chrome steps? Free to a good home as well. And yea that little square tubing is a TC skid plate drop. Free as well
New skid being started.
Done with that
And I got me some Riddlers for the front and rear!
Referring to the pic of it sitting in the garage in the last post: Unless your tires are turned a good bit, it looks like you need an adj trackbar. That axle looks like it is kicked way over on the driver side yo! May just be the angle of the pic though... Nice work regardless
I have heard JKS ones fit well., I would see what is available for your lift height and check the review section of this site. When you mock it up note whether it will clear the front diff cover when the suspension articulates otherwise that could be a bad day on the trail. Another option is to relocate your track bar mount that's on the axle. One particular argument Against adj track bars is that with higher lift heights it is centered while sitting flat but way off center while flexed due to the way an adj track bar works
That LSD in the 8.8 looks good! I'm gonna bring my Jeep over to your Dad as well, seeing as he has nothing else to do.
Update: I read the first page. The 3-piece mango tango hard top is well, a hard top. Did you not get one when you bought the Jeep?
Yea if you see the first page I bought this thing with a Hardtop, then I went half doors with soft uppers, then said "This looks dumb" found a softtop sold the hardtop, then bought the correct color softtop. I got the black softtop in the trade with the hardtop but all I wanted outta that deal was the frame since there is nowhere to buy one. I'll let my Dad know you are droppin your Heep off to him. His labor ain't cheap though
Lets get it on!!! UPDATES!!!!!
So I have got the 8.8 in, rear long arm done, rear brake lines made from scratch, new discs, calipers and pads, and a Riddler diff cover. Painted the whole axle with Eastwood's chassis paint.
The long arms put in place and dang did that top one on the driver side put me trough hell. The instructions said for the lowers to be at 32 5/8'' and we put em at 33 just to push the axle back a bit. For the uppers it said 33 5/8'' and we put em at 34. Pushed it back a tad.
Then I was lookin at my crusty white shocks and decided to painted the shocks silver cause I got way way too much paint for the diff covers.
Puttin the Riddler on and torquing the bolts to 20 ft lbs.
Rear brake lines.. Starts at the hard line from the Jeep into the supplied flex line that has a T on the end of it. From there it goes to either side as a hard line then at the calipers goes to a rubber line where it meets the caliper.
Lookin at the bottom of the tub...
Goes to the axle where it T's off and don't laugh at how they are permanently attached to the axle