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post #4891 of 8099 Old 06-13-2013, 10:46 AM
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It really sounds like some beefed up JK axles would be your best option. Cost efficient, strong, wide, light'sh. Easy to find, cheap to mod.

That being said, I listed my built TJ Rubi axle for sale this morning that I know would handle anything you threw at it. Just saying
Yes and yes. JK axles or your TJ rubi axle would keep him happily cruising in the wasteland.

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Honestly, the axle he has plus some alloys (maybe a regear) would be perfect for him. Maybe an ARB or a front Rubi locker in the back if he is feeling paranoid.

But it sounds like he really has his mind set on building an axle.

Building axles, body work, and bleeding brakes are personally my least favorite things, but to each his own.
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I have never understood why people have such an issue with bleeding brakes. I've done numerous ones, mostly by myself, and not had issues.
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My issue is that its messy, tedious, and not a particularly satisfying thing to accomplish.
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I've never had a mess with it. I use a brake bleeder kit. Easy as pie.

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I've never had a mess with it. I use a brake bleeder kit. Easy as pie.
The only time I need to bleed brakes is when I replace lines or calipers and such. I'm not aware of any technique that stops brake fluid from getting everywhere once you loosen a line. I've even tried the rubber seal over the master cylinder cap, and while that helps, there is still a mess.

I've toyed with getting the Motive brake bleeder but I don't bleed brakes enough to justify it. For now I just use a vacuum bleeder.
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It really sounds like some beefed up JK axles would be your best option. Cost efficient, strong, wide, light'sh. Easy to find, cheap to mod. That being said, I listed my built TJ Rubi axle for sale this morning that I know would handle anything you threw at it. Just saying
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Honestly, the axle he has plus some alloys (maybe a regear) would be perfect for him. Maybe an ARB or a front Rubi locker in the back if he is feeling paranoid.
The 100% smartest plan would be to regear my 44's, throw some chromoly shafts in them, and then truss/sleeve them...in that exact order. That's actually what I planned on doing for a long, long time. When I started thinking about alternate solutions the JK44's came up; swapping a set of those in would also be a 100% smart solution...especially if the set in question should happen to be the Pumpkin-built pair that someone really should be buying, even if that someone isn't me. However...

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But it sounds like he really has his mind set on building an axle.
There's also this part, and it's very true; I honestly want to try my hand at building one...mostly just for the sake of learning about axles, differentials, lockers, ring and pinion setup, etc. It's basically a learning opportunity for me, and as such I'm willing to do things in a not-quite-100%-smart fashion. That's the same reason that I'm looking for a high-mileage engine; I don't have to rebuild it...I get to.

If it's worth doing, then it's worth overdoing.

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So, an interesting thing happened, this evening...

Pictured: Tonight's Jeeping.




This is the view from the driver's seat, zoomed in just a bit for clarity...and the light is every bit as glaring as the photo makes it out to be. I'm thinking that I can either block the light at the source - i.e. sealing the housing, somehow - or put some sort of opaque/diffusing barrier in the way. The indirect glow under the hood doesn't bother me, but glare off the back of that bulb is not kosher at all.

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Your headlight?

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Oh I was looking at the thumb nail, I thought it was the under hood light. Carry on

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So, an interesting thing happened, this evening...

Pictured: Tonight's Jeeping.




This is the view from the driver's seat, zoomed in just a bit for clarity...and the light is every bit as glaring as the photo makes it out to be. I'm thinking that I can either block the light at the source - i.e. sealing the housing, somehow - or put some sort of opaque/diffusing barrier in the way. The indirect glow under the hood doesn't bother me, but glare off the back of that bulb is not kosher at all.
Just take some of your black paint and paint the back of the bulb.
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So, an interesting thing happened, this evening...

Pictured: Tonight's Jeeping.




This is the view from the driver's seat, zoomed in just a bit for clarity...and the light is every bit as glaring as the photo makes it out to be. I'm thinking that I can either block the light at the source - i.e. sealing the housing, somehow - or put some sort of opaque/diffusing barrier in the way. The indirect glow under the hood doesn't bother me, but glare off the back of that bulb is not kosher at all.
My PSC did that as well. However, I don't think near as bad. Hard to tell from a pic. I notice mine on the inside of the roof. I've just gotten used to it.

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Just take some of your black paint and paint the back of the bulb.
I can has burned paint.

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My PSC did that as well. However, I don't think near as bad. Hard to tell from a pic. I notice mine on the inside of the roof. I've just gotten used to it.
At the right angle it's pretty bright...and I just happen to sit at the exact right angle.

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