you lucky guy! I'm leaning toward an 8.8 swap, or going full blown with a 14 bolt rear, dana 60 front... I have a couple phone calls to make before I decide. I also need to buy a beater car so I don't have to worry about tearing my Jeep apart.
I was just checking out the pics from 909, pretty cool. Are those legal trails? The only reason I ask is because I know someone who is actively involved in the community who knows a park ranger and apparently they are pretty pissed. He mentioned that they may start to have cops patrolling on ATV's to impound anyone who is wheeling in the wrong spots.
Spoke with the female park ranger a few weeks ago and she said as long as were on the marked trails we are legal.
Originally Posted by Nickeyell
i spoke with the same park ranger on that day... i guess what had happened was people were driving off the trails through the only bog turtle habitat in the state and locals were complaining. as long as you don't go off the normal trails you'll be fine. all the trails your not suppose to go down are clearly marked with red no vehicle beyond this point signs.
While you guys were legit, there are most likely others that go about in areas that are not; such as mentioned above. Even though, I would suggest lightening up for a period of time to let things settle. Even if all the users were on the legal trails, if it gets used too much, they can shut it down completely due to overuse. It happens all the time. Look at Telico....
I'm not saying you can't go there. I'm just suggesting a small respite.
1998 White TJ with a whole lotta stuff...
I saw it on the club website, but I don't know when it was updated. If anyone has an 8.8 for sale (or knows any local scrap yards that have some exploders) please shoot me a PM. If not, then I plan on tearing apart a 1-ton pickup and doing a Clayton long arm kit.
Did Kevin from our club hook you up? If you need any help, PM any of the HV4Ws (including me), we can assist.
Yes he did!. I am meeting Kevin tomorrow for the axle delivery. I found a almost new 4.10 ring and pinion with no wear marks for 40 dollars and a set of calipers and rotors for another 40
The only thing I will need is to do install the R & P .A job that I dont know how to do.
for the front I was thinking of keeping the D30 thats in the jeep with the locker and just switching it to SOA as the D30 I am getting dosent have gears.
The advantage to the donar D30 is its high pinion but not sure of the clearance difference
Another choice is to keep the front as is and change the 8.8 brackets to SUA.
I would like to have the added SOA clearance but dont want to screw up a good thing
I also dont want to have to install an SYE and be able to run the stock rear drive shaft. I have read it can be done with SOA
Thanks james, but I was going to use the 35 from a TJ just so I could measure the bracketry and set the pinion angles etc.. Then transfer the info onto a different axle (either 8.8 or 14 bolt). I appreciate the offer though buddy.