post #31 of Old 10-06-2011, 01:54 PM
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Holy cow - you don't need d44/d60 for 35"s.
Unless you're going higher than 35"s. In which you should take care of the weak points on the jeep.

Such as brakes, axle shafts , gears, lockers, skids, tire carrier etc, power steeering, front end strength etc.


I'd go HPD30 w/ 8.8 rear, LSD in the back and ARB in the front.


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post #32 of Old 10-06-2011, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
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I plan on going 37s one day but not anytime soon. I do want dual ARBs tho.

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post #33 of Old 10-18-2011, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
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So I already broke my saving goal for axles. I picked up a box for two 10" subs for a wrangler today off craigslist. Planning to put two JLA 10w3v3-4's and a JLA xd600/1 amp in for some good pounding

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Put some VHT Niteshades on the turn signals. Tint cracked on front left due to cold on application so ill sand it down and reapply later. Also repped my school in the k-town parade through downtown concord hauling the casket with the wonder in it. If you don't know what it is, Google Battle of the Bell: Concord vs. Kannapolis. Oldest rivalry in NC. Game tomorrow night!!!

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Not sure where to post this, but since this is my thread, check out this ultimate crawler. The Chain Link off-road vehicle. It has 4 chain driven arms with independent hydraulics that allow the arms to go in virtually any position to conform to the terrain. It can crawl or do normal road speed. It is awesome. I saw it on Nat Geo's Mad Scientists.
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post #36 of Old 11-07-2011, 09:16 PM
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nice build bro, cant wait to see those g2 axles

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nice build bro, cant wait to see those g2 axles
Haha its gonna be awhile. But my step-dad is handy with a welder and recently got into jeeps so may or may not go with a junkyard 8.8 and hpd30

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post #38 of Old 11-08-2011, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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My console sub blew awhile ago so it was time to tear it out.
Removing the console
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This plug almost killed me. I could not get it to come off. Finally got it off with a tiny flat head screwdriver.
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The sub
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The whole cone was torn off. Probably from excessive abuse.
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post #39 of Old 11-08-2011, 01:48 PM
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get the junkyard axles, or find deals on CL for axles. i would NOT buy axles that bolt straight up, cause one... its a waste of money and two... you seriously do not want to be running the stock rear suspension.. it blows and has TONS of antisquat... doing an axle swap you can easily stretch the rear cauase you really do not want to be on the stock wheel base driving around on 35's. but then stretching requires new gas tanks so idk if you want to get into all that.

personally i'd leaf swap it, or 4 link the rear.
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get the junkyard axles, or find deals on CL for axles. i would NOT buy axles that bolt straight up, cause one... its a waste of money and two... you seriously do not want to be running the stock rear suspension.. it blows and has TONS of antisquat... doing an axle swap you can easily stretch the rear cauase you really do not want to be on the stock wheel base driving around on 35's. but then stretching requires new gas tanks so idk if you want to get into all that.

personally i'd leaf swap it, or 4 link the rear.
Well I'm not quite that far into crawling to stretch it. I'll throw a 8.8 in the back whether bought or built. 4 link may come one day but ill have a d60 back there before then. Don't think ill ever stretch it. Just beef it up as it is. As a teenager, a $1200 stereo and appearence comes before beefier axles. I hate the fact that that is how i shop, but it happens every time. Thats why I have seat covers and led dash lights instead of cash towards axles and skids. Oh well. It will all come as I get older lol.

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Well I'm not quite that far into crawling to stretch it. I'll throw a 8.8 in the back whether bought or built. 4 link may come one day but ill have a d60 back there before then. Don't think ill ever stretch it. Just beef it up as it is. As a teenager, a $1200 stereo and appearence comes before beefier axles. I hate the fact that that is how i shop, but it happens every time. Thats why I have seat covers and led dash lights instead of cash towards axles and skids. Oh well. It will all come as I get older lol.
lol i'm seventeen too and buildin it right has no hold backs on my jeep. no top and doors still reels in *****es like a top!

haha if your only into appearance though i would just say run 35's on the d35 just be light on the skinny pedal. also don't get metal cloaks, get rokmen highlines thats what i have and they are soooo much better. and same price. if you need info on how to do those just let me know
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and oh my.... a 1200 dollar stereo thats alot to be putting into something that could potentially get rained on lol. but i bet it sounds good haha
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and oh my.... a 1200 dollar stereo thats alot to be putting into something that could potentially get rained on lol. but i bet it sounds good haha
Haha yep. 2 $250 JL Audio 10W3V3 Subwoofers, a $400 JL Audio XD600 Amp, a $50 Craigslist Jeep box. And I already have a $200 head unit and $60 front speakers. After new pod speakers, thats over $1200. I really want a set of ZR525-CSi's and a set of ZR650-CSi's but each set is over $500. So thats never gonna happen. But a teen candream lol

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I'm looking for a nice bumper/tire carrier with light slots so I can have reverse lights when I install 4" led tail lights. The only bumpers I can find are the Rampage Recovery bumper and tire carrier and the LoD Signature Series rear bumper and tire carrier. I have read bad reviews about the integrity of the Rampage but excellent reviews for the LoD. Can anybody enlighten me?
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i know it doesn't have a tire carrier, but i'd say go with TNT's, it provides a way better departure angle
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