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Unread 06-02-2013, 06:01 PM   #76
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Whats going on guys, haven't been on in awhile. How's everyone doing. It's funny I was actually out behing home epot yesterday, it's real nasty. But I finally succeeded in blowing up the turdy 5. Stripped all the spider gears in the rear but other than that had a blast out there. Once I get her running again we'll have to go out there.
Pretty good. Have heard from you in a while. You going to put a locker in or swap out the axel?

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Unread 06-02-2013, 07:36 PM   #77
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Trimming frenders out this week. Any one going to st lucie mud jam?
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Unread 06-05-2013, 11:43 AM   #78
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I might just swap out the axle with another 35 and start building my 8.8. Just gotta find another 35, it's hard to find anything for wrangler around here. I'd like to have the jeep still usable while I build the 8.8. Yeah I haven't been on in awhile been real busy with a new job and everything, I gotta work mudjam weekend trying to get off so dont know if i am able to go or not.
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Unread 06-05-2013, 01:21 PM   #79
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I will be getting rid of mine out of my TJ when I swap to my 8.8 just not sure when I'm ordering the 8.8.
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Unread 06-26-2013, 01:15 AM   #80
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So I said screw it and went ahead and picked up an 8.8, ordered all the stuff to rebuild it plus I got the artec truss kit. So hopefully she should be back up and running here shortly. Then will just have to pick up a hp 30 and I'll be good to go. Then we should all get together and go riding.
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Unread 06-26-2013, 01:46 PM   #81
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So I said screw it and went ahead and picked up an 8.8, ordered all the stuff to rebuild it plus I got the artec truss kit. So hopefully she should be back up and running here shortly. Then will just have to pick up a hp 30 and I'll be good to go. Then we should all get together and go riding.
Sweet man! That's going to be a good set up
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Unread 06-29-2013, 09:19 PM   #82
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So started working on the axle today, pulled apart the axle and cut off all the brackets. Was really impressed with how the internals looked. Fluid was really clean, bearings weren't trashed so no wear on axle shafts. Gears looked great so all in all everything looks good so far. Should have the axle fully done here in the next week or two. Just gotta find somewhere to cut down my cv driveshaft. Gotta a feeling that it's not gonna be short enough with the length of the ford 8.8.
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Unread 06-29-2013, 09:28 PM   #83
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So started working on the axle today, pulled apart the axle and cut off all the brackets. Was really impressed with how the internals looked. Fluid was really clean, bearings weren't trashed so no wear on axle shafts. Gears looked great so all in all everything looks good so far. Should have the axle fully done here in the next week or two. Just gotta find somewhere to cut down my cv driveshaft. Gotta a feeling that it's not gonna be short enough with the length of the ford 8.8.
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Sweet man! I gotta get new tires first then I'm going to try and find some dana 60's
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Unread 07-08-2013, 09:24 PM   #84
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Hey all Im Also a St Lucie county resident. Umm I'm not sure if you all have been to that trail off of Cameo Cool little place for a bit. I'd post a pic of my jeep but this forum picture **** annoys me.
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Unread 07-08-2013, 09:38 PM   #85
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Hey all Im Also a St Lucie county resident. Umm I'm not sure if you all have been to that trail off of Cameo Cool little place for a bit. I'd post a pic of my jeep but this forum picture **** annoys me.
Welcome. Haven't been there due to the no off road vehicles sign. Been to Corbett in Jupiter and poinciana gardens a few times plus behind Home Depot in Gatlin.
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Unread 07-08-2013, 09:56 PM   #86
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Welcome. Haven't been there due to the no off road vehicles sign. Been to Corbett in Jupiter and poinciana gardens a few times plus behind Home Depot in Gatlin.
Wow I didn't notice any signs out there. I might have to check again. Seems like a lot of people go back there. It's kinda funny about the Home Depot trail there is one behind Home Depot in Jensen.
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Unread 07-08-2013, 10:12 PM   #87
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Wow I didn't notice any signs out there. I might have to check again. Seems like a lot of people go back there. It's kinda funny about the Home Depot trail there is one behind Home Depot in Jensen.
The sign is over by the auto shop next to the gas station
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Unread 07-08-2013, 10:40 PM   #88
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Cameo is sweet. Been there a few times. Sunk the jw at Poinceana 2 weeks ago. Just got it running and back togethere yesterday plus did the tank tuck. Next on list is snorkel.
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Unread 07-08-2013, 10:45 PM   #89
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Cameo is sweet. Been there a few times. Sunk the jw at Poinceana 2 weeks ago. Just got it running and back togethere yesterday plus did the tank tuck. Next on list is snorkel.
Tank tuck huh??? You did it your self I take it?? I think that's a ways down my list next up for me is the IRO long arm upgrade for the front. I just got my coils and isolators the other day.
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Unread 07-08-2013, 11:04 PM   #90
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Tank tuck huh??? You did it your self I take it?? I think that's a ways down my list next up for me is the IRO long arm upgrade for the front. I just got my coils and isolators the other day.
Yeah did it my self. Wasn't to bad to do just time consuming. I have excessive rust due to my jw coming from NY. So had to do a little extra work. Got RCLA kit on there now. Love it so far.
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