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post #29101 of 40633 Old 10-14-2012, 05:16 PM
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I should have my Savvy half doors by then and will probably remove them once we get to the trails, at least that what Kat recommended. As far as my soft top, it's the Rampage one, so it will be in bikini mode. I can't wait.
As far as your doors are concerned, all you have to do is get here and pick them up. I'm not packing or shipping them.


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post #29102 of 40633 Old 10-14-2012, 05:24 PM
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Any of you fellows ever dropped an HP30 into a TJ? I'm going to be buying one this coming thursday/friday and just want to know what to expect. Should it more or less just go right in? I'll have a pair or two of hands to help out when needed too
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Any of you fellows ever dropped an HP30 into a TJ? I'm going to be buying one this coming thursday/friday and just want to know what to expect. Should it more or less just go right in? I'll have a pair or two of hands to help out when needed too
Its a direct bolt in. The only thing that you might run into are problems with your front shaft's length because of the change of location.
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That's what I had thought. If that were the case, would I have able to have the front drive shaft shortened, or would I need to invest in a new one?
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If work doesn't get in my way - I'm gunna try to make it too.

As a heads-up, if you can borrow somebody's 33-35" tires in an MT/R or similar flavor, you will thank yourself later. BFG AT's are likely to be short lived there. 33's are considered dinky for most of JV, but I have seen a few get by with them, but its rare.
I don't plan on running my jeep in the hammers my first time out, so that means you'll have to bring yours so I can ride along.

Of course if I win the lottery between now and then I'll have a set of 35" mtrs.

I need to get a dry cell (optima style) battery and ditch the factory air box so I can clearance the inner fenders. Then I will open up the rear wells too. That's all I need to get 35"s on mine... Oh and finish that 8.8 build
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That's what I had thought. If that were the case, would I have able to have the front drive shaft shortened, or would I need to invest in a new one?
Check your PMs but shafts are commonly shortened and it runs around 60 bucks.
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As far as your doors are concerned, all you have to do is get here and pick them up. I'm not packing or shipping them.
Mike you had your chance on Saturday... At least now when you drive up you have blinkers.

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-Leaf Springs that you want to get rid of.
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BAD ASSSS!! How much was that??
I got a gift cert for my birthday but I think it's $200 or so. I bought extra time, a t-shirt, and a video package too.
I think they have one down in SD somewhere. This one was in Newport Beach.

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Whoa! Looks like a blast - pun intended.
It was extreme fun. Not like anything I've ever done before, and I've done some pretty crazy stuff.
You have to try it.

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I want to get one of those.

Got an extra $100K sitting around not doing anything?

http://www.760kfmb.com/story/1611085...y-goes-on-sale

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Had a good weekend of building. Got the bronco gone finally. Mounted my new spares, thanks Colin for the tires, Made a new home for said tires in rear of jeep.

Check the build thread for pictures and such.

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Mike you had your chance on Saturday... At least now when you drive up you have blinkers.
Thanks for the help today with the turn signals. I hope you enjoy the seat risers. I didn't think they were ready for me yet. Blaine's getting them powder coated for me.

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As far as your doors are concerned, all you have to do is get here and pick them up. I'm not packing or shipping them.
Does that mean they're ready? I'm always looking for an excuse to drive up there.

I'm also thinking about selling the hard top to the LJ. If anyone is interested, let me know.
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post #29112 of 40633 Old 10-14-2012, 09:19 PM
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That's what I had thought. If that were the case, would I have able to have the front drive shaft shortened, or would I need to invest in a new one?
If the front driveshaft is stock, not aftermarket, then the chances of it needing to be shortened are about zero.

I've done at least 10 HP 30 swaps and have yet to have a driveshaft issue.

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Add ~7-8 to Blaines 10. I have not seen where there was an issue with it either.

If you think about it - most folks who do a HPD30 swap into there TJ, already have a few inches of lift. So by going to an HP front axle they are making not only the drive shaft angle better, they are putting the drive shaft spline contact in a better position than with the LP axle.
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Mike, I will be in Murrietta wednesday afternoon so I can pick up your doors if you want.

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post #29115 of 40633 Old 10-14-2012, 10:47 PM
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If the front driveshaft is stock, not aftermarket, then the chances of it needing to be shortened are about zero.

I've done at least 10 HP 30 swaps and have yet to have a driveshaft issue.

Cool. Thanks for the info Blaine. I'm hoping to pick it up Thursday and get it cleaned up and painted then come Friday after work get it installed. I'll be able to work on it Friday night, into Saturday unless the neighbors call the cops lol.

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Add ~7-8 to Blaines 10. I have not seen where there was an issue with it either.

If you think about it - most folks who do a HPD30 swap into there TJ, already have a few inches of lift. So by going to an HP front axle they are making not only the drive shaft angle better, they are putting the drive shaft spline contact in a better position than with the LP axle.
That's what I thought, but wanted to make sure. I have 3 1/4" lift on it now so that sounds good to me. Gonna have to start pb blasting some bolts and nuts soon.
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