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Unread 11-11-2013, 09:42 AM   #16
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Alright thanks for the advice. I guess I just saw that larger tires could get the revs down and got excited but that really doesn't matter. I'd love to replicate your mileage haha

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Unread 11-11-2013, 05:41 PM   #17
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Depending on rims your going to have major rubbing issues,your going to have big rubbing issues regardless with 3.5" of lift and 265/75's.


For the least amount of trimming required stick to a 16x7 rim with 4" of back spacing for 265/75's.If not never flex the thing or bye-bye rear flares,you will rip them off.
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Unread 11-11-2013, 06:56 PM   #18
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Kaleo, just curious, you running an automatic or 6speed manual? If you don't mind disclosing, who is doing the regear here in town?
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Unread 11-12-2013, 12:31 AM   #19
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This is the 6-speed and it was actually a shop in Denver that was recommended to me.
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Unread 11-12-2013, 06:39 AM   #20
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Who is doing the regearing here in Denver?
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Unread 11-12-2013, 07:32 AM   #21
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Who is doing the regearing here in Denver?
Go to CrawlerTech and talk to Josh,he's done one before and has done axle work for me also.

http://www.crawlertech4x4.com/
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Unread 11-12-2013, 07:58 AM   #22
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Curious at how much they are getting. May have to start offering it here when things slow down.
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Unread 11-12-2013, 08:06 AM   #23
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Curious at how much they are getting. May have to start offering it here when things slow down.
Regearing a KJ is not as easy as say a JK or TJ,the rear is simple since it's just a 8.25 but the front diff must be removed 1st to regear.I can't say how much Josh would charge for a KJ but the norm is around $1500-$2000 just for your basic regear,lockers add to that cost.The cost may have gone up to since gear prices have double to almost tripled in the last few years.
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Unread 11-12-2013, 09:46 AM   #24
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SFF customs. Anybody done work here?
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Unread 11-12-2013, 10:56 AM   #25
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SFF customs. Anybody done work here?
Might want to do some research on that place,seems he was good then screwed over a lot of people,no warranty of any kind,and uses craigslist to find victims.

If your going that far north for this I'd check with CrawlerTech,at least they will warranty there work and are good.
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Unread 11-12-2013, 06:03 PM   #26
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I was just referred by someone who I had sold some wrangler parts to.

I just talked to crawler tech and got an estimate that was close to SFF. And I also got some information and I wanted to know if anyone else ran truetrac's in the front and back. Are there any handling problems with the truetrac in the front?
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Unread 11-12-2013, 06:12 PM   #27
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I was just referred by someone who I had sold some wrangler parts to.

I just talked to crawler tech and got an estimate that was close to SFF. And I also got some information and I wanted to know if anyone else ran truetrac's in the front and back. Are there any handling problems with the truetrac in the front?
DTT is awesome in the front of a KJ.I ran one before the SFA swap and loved it.You will 1st notice the steering wheel return to center with more force but you will soon not even notice it,otherwise no issues at all and no extra wear on parts or tires.In deep snow and ice when you engage 4wd it's really a point and shoot driving experience with a DTT up front.
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Unread 11-12-2013, 07:07 PM   #28
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Regearing a KJ is not as easy as say a JK or TJ,the rear is simple since it's just a 8.25 but the front diff must be removed 1st to regear.I can't say how much Josh would charge for a KJ but the norm is around $1500-$2000 just for your basic regear,lockers add to that cost.The cost may have gone up to since gear prices have double to almost tripled in the last few years.
Pulling the front axle out of a KJ isn't that bad IMO compared to some other nightmares. Can't be any worse than tearing apart the diff of a 'yota 4runner
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Unread 11-12-2013, 07:23 PM   #29
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DTT? I'm assuming you're referring to the limited slip but what exactly does that stand for. Detroit true trac? And I heard there will be excessive amounts of extra force needed to turn and when it engages it will jerk the wheel and makes for very rough and jumpy rock crawling.
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Unread 11-12-2013, 07:28 PM   #30
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Pulling the front axle out of a KJ isn't that bad IMO compared to some other nightmares. Can't be any worse than tearing apart the diff of a 'yota 4runner
No not real difficult but not as easy as say a TJ.

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DTT? I'm assuming you're referring to the limited slip but what exactly does that stand for. Detroit true trac? And I heard there will be excessive amounts of extra force needed to turn and when it engages it will jerk the wheel and makes for very rough and jumpy rock crawling.
DTT = Detroit True Trac

You will not even notice it offroad.To really make it shine apply the brakes a little before a obstacle to fool it into "locking",also limits wheel spin and blowing the D30A apart.Loved mine offroad,kinda miss it but limited to 33" tires so I now have front and rear ARB's instead of DTT front and rear ARB.
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