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Unread 01-19-2012, 09:29 PM   #136
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Ive been doing a little planning on what direction I want to take my build. Todays thoughts were about axles. I would like to be able to run 35's soon and 37's in the very distant future. Heres a wishlist I compiled at ECGS. Tell me what you think.

Dana 30 High Pinion XJ,TJ, ZJ
(4764224)
Add U-bolt Yoke: New U-Bolt Yoke 1310 (+$42.00)
New Balljoints: New Balljoints (+$175.00)
FINISH: Flat Black
Locker/ Posi Option: ARB-RD100 (+$800.00)
Add Knuckles/U-Bearings: Add Knuckles,U-Bearings (+$100.00)
ADD SHAFTS: Superior EVO- 30 Spline kit (+$830.00)
Gear Ratio-Reman Unit: D30HP-488R (+$500.00)
HD LCA: Add HD LCA Mounts (+$150.00)
New Unit Bearings: New Unit Bearings (+$195.00)

Delete Item
Move to Wishlist

$3,007.00
$3,007.00

Ford 8.8" Rear Axle Bolt In TJ Assembly
(CAA-F8.8-EC)
ADD LUBE LOCKER GASKET: F8.8 LUBE LOCKER (+$21.00)
Adpater Flange/Yoke Option: 1310 Forged Yoke (+$100.00)
Driveshaft Style : CV-SYE
ADD LOCKER: ARB- RD81 (+$850.00)
Brake Options: New Pads/Rotors/Ebrake shoes (+$115.00)
Reman Unit with New Gears: F8.8- 4.88 (+$500.00)
ADD E-BRAKE CABLES: Both E-Brake Cables (+$50.00)
FINISH: Flat Black
ADD DIFF COVER: Stock Cover
Shaft Options: Superior C-Clip Elim Kit (+$650.00)
Suspension Lift: 4"- 5"

$2,961.00

Tell me what you think. This is pretty much the best setup offered for these axles at ECGS. If I wanted to ever run 37's, I could probably truss and gusset the 30 enough and get a Super88 kit for the 8.8. I would get a Currie HD steering setup and OME stabilizer when I did this too. Opinions?

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Unread 01-20-2012, 09:28 AM   #137
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Daytime bump. Axle setup ^^
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Unread 01-20-2012, 12:02 PM   #138
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very nice build, expecially because its yellow
Also nice work on the leds, it looks completely different from day 1.
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Unread 01-20-2012, 12:51 PM   #139
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very nice build, expecially because its yellow
Also nice work on the leds, it looks completely different from day 1.
Thanks! Yea ive still got alot of lighting upgrades to do. Need to install those led markers on the side of the bumper, want to upgrade to Delta Quad Bar headlights with H4 bulbs, and add a strip of blue led strip lighting in the HVAC box to fix the dead spot. Would like to get some fancy led offroad lighting but im sticking to Daylighters for now.


Now, are there any tj axle experts who would like to judge my wish list up there ^^^^^^^ ?
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Unread 01-20-2012, 03:41 PM   #140
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Finished painting the front bumper. If anybodys interested in buying let me know

Also posted the tail lights in the classifides.
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Unread 01-22-2012, 07:45 PM   #141
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Sold the tail lights.

I added a strip of the blue led lighting to my HVAC box to even out the dead spot from the replacement bulb.
Drilled the hole for the wires.

I added some disconnects in case I needed to take the box out in the future. Used heat shrink. Heat shrinked all of the female ends. I shrunk the back side of the male ends but left the plugs unshrunk to act as a sort of tight casing when connected. Also color coordinated so I never get them backwards, since I had both colors of heat shrink.


Tapped into the dimming circuit and ground for the HVAC lights.


The strip lit

Before

After


While I had the dash apart, I ran my aux cable for the stereo behind the dash. It now goes from the faceplate, into the dash above the HVAC box, and comes out in the cupholder.
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Unread 01-22-2012, 08:05 PM   #142
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I saw on the "What did you do to your TJ today?" thread that you wanted some pictures of a Garvin Wilderness rack, so here ya go.... I'll post some more in a second.
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Unread 01-22-2012, 08:08 PM   #143
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I originally used the brackets that bolt underneath the tub to support the bottom of the rack, but when i installed my corner guards, the bolt holes didn't line up anymore and I just decided to cut off the bars at the bottom of the bracket that's used to support the rack when it's tilted back, so now if I tilt it, it just leans from there instead of the bottom. It's just as sturdy as before, though.
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Unread 01-22-2012, 08:11 PM   #144
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I saw on the "What did you do to your TJ today?" thread that you wanted some pictures of a Garvin Wilderness rack, so here ya go.... I'll post some more in a second.
Ah very nice. Im pretty much settled on it if I ever get one. I just need to determine my priorities.
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Unread 01-22-2012, 09:02 PM   #145
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Ah very nice. Im pretty much settled on it if I ever get one. I just need to determine my priorities.
The only problem is that they're soooo dang expensive. :/ I've wanted one forever, and I had pretty much just given up hope on ever getting one cause I suck at saving money, then one of my friends found one on Craigslist for $400 and I bought it for myself for my 18th birthday.
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Unread 01-22-2012, 10:14 PM   #146
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The only problem is that they're soooo dang expensive. :/ I've wanted one forever, and I had pretty much just given up hope on ever getting one cause I suck at saving money, then one of my friends found one on Craigslist for $400 and I bought it for myself for my 18th birthday.
Haha I suck at saving too. I used to save, but then I got a jeep. Thats why I could afford $3000 of work at once last summer. I think after I save enough and get my desperately needed SYE, I will be saving a looooong time for those beefy axles I listed up there ^^^. Then some 35s, or 37s if I feel lucky
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Unread 01-23-2012, 12:22 PM   #147
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Ive been doing a little planning on what direction I want to take my build. Todays thoughts were about axles. I would like to be able to run 35's soon and 37's in the very distant future. Heres a wishlist I compiled at ECGS. Tell me what you think.

Dana 30 High Pinion XJ,TJ, ZJ
(4764224)
Add U-bolt Yoke: New U-Bolt Yoke 1310 (+$42.00)
New Balljoints: New Balljoints (+$175.00)
FINISH: Flat Black
Locker/ Posi Option: ARB-RD100 (+$800.00)
Add Knuckles/U-Bearings: Add Knuckles,U-Bearings (+$100.00)
ADD SHAFTS: Superior EVO- 30 Spline kit (+$830.00)
Gear Ratio-Reman Unit: D30HP-488R (+$500.00)
HD LCA: Add HD LCA Mounts (+$150.00)
New Unit Bearings: New Unit Bearings (+$195.00)

Delete Item
Move to Wishlist

$3,007.00
$3,007.00

Ford 8.8" Rear Axle Bolt In TJ Assembly
(CAA-F8.8-EC)
ADD LUBE LOCKER GASKET: F8.8 LUBE LOCKER (+$21.00)
Adpater Flange/Yoke Option: 1310 Forged Yoke (+$100.00)
Driveshaft Style : CV-SYE
ADD LOCKER: ARB- RD81 (+$850.00)
Brake Options: New Pads/Rotors/Ebrake shoes (+$115.00)
Reman Unit with New Gears: F8.8- 4.88 (+$500.00)
ADD E-BRAKE CABLES: Both E-Brake Cables (+$50.00)
FINISH: Flat Black
ADD DIFF COVER: Stock Cover
Shaft Options: Superior C-Clip Elim Kit (+$650.00)
Suspension Lift: 4"- 5"

$2,961.00

Tell me what you think. This is pretty much the best setup offered for these axles at ECGS. If I wanted to ever run 37's, I could probably truss and gusset the 30 enough and get a Super88 kit for the 8.8. I would get a Currie HD steering setup and OME stabilizer when I did this too. Opinions?
Looks perfect to me. Truss the 30 and you'll be good for 37's if you aren't beating it to death. Super 88 in the rear. You've got it all planned out.
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Unread 01-23-2012, 12:27 PM   #148
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Really good info on building an HP30 right here.
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Unread 01-23-2012, 03:06 PM   #149
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Looks perfect to me. Truss the 30 and you'll be good for 37's if you aren't beating it to death. Super 88 in the rear. You've got it all planned out.
Thanks I have done a ton of research. Obviously not enough when I posted that though because that basically is a Super 88 kit the way I designed it. Superior c clip elims and an ARB. That is a super 88
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Unread 01-24-2012, 07:07 PM   #150
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Primed the rest of the tire carrier. Put another layer of yellow paint on my hood locks. Pulled apart the latch for my current tire carrier to prime and paint the nuts and the tag light mount which are already rusting. Dont buy cheap junk...

My step dads bday was today so I decided to get him the hardware to wire the Hella 500s that came on the jeep (wires were cut 6" back and only pieces of the harness could be found, which were reused for another project). Should I just get the relay, relay connection, fuse holder and switch and build the harness myself or pay for the $45 Hella harness?
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