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Blaine,

It is probably me not remembering the facts correctly. You know I can't remember yesterday! I'll go back and edit my post so as not to confuse people. Thanks!

For those who would like to see some brakes.

Orginal caliper bracket:

Brackets cutoff:

New tabs welded on:


New caliper and rotor




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post #242 of 694 Old 04-10-2009, 06:41 PM
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that floor looks familiar

nice work as usual, Blaine.

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Hey Erik!

I can't wait till he completes tuning up the front end. He is also fixing the steering issue I have.

We got to go wheeling!

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Hey Erik!

I can't wait till he completes tuning up the front end. He is also fixing the steering issue I have.

We got to go wheeling!

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i heard you were out of town or heading out...
i just got back from Kauai... had a blast.

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good job man you do some good work
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good job man you do some good work
Thanks! Blaine has been invaluable.

Erik,

I'm heading to Oahu tomorrow. It will be nice. I've got the MJR Meet and Greet on the 5/9 and then Moab 5/11 - 5/16. I still got a lot to do before then.

See you soon,

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just read whole thread awesome build......................
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Well I got the Jeep back from Blaine today and all I can say is WOW!

He tuned up the steering so it is not as squirrely as it was. Something about the Ackerman was way off. Basically, he cut the steering arms I made and remade some so that the tie rod ends make an imaginary line to the rear pinon via the pivot on the knuckle.

Now to the really fun part! The brakes Vanco Hydroboost with the large rotors and caliper from a RAM 1500 4x4. I thought Vanco big brake kit was the best I cold get on a Jeep. Well I was wrong. The Vanco Hydroboosted brakes are by far the best brakes I have ever used.

Hyddroboost Unit and reworked PSC reservoir. I had to weld a AN-6 bung on the side to attach it to the return on the Hydroboost.

Here is the reworked steering arm and ram location. What's cool now is I don't have the ram attached on the tie rod any longer. So now when I bend the tie rod up it will be even easier to replace. Though, I have solid 4340 tie rods being built by Blaine. The four sticks of 4340 were over 108 pounds.

You can just see the ram skid now in place.

The brakes just fit inside the 17" Walker Evan beadlocks

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Looks great Gerald. Worked out really well.

Can you snap a pic from lock to lock on the steering for us sometime?

I'll pretty much be following this same setup on the wifes 9" if I ever get to it. You use an 8" ram?
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Bnine,

The ram was an 8" ram but Blaine put a spacer in to bring it down to 6.75" When the ram was attahced to the tie rod it needed 8"




Blaine mentioned you might want some Wildwood Brakes? I have the Wildwood calipers, Spidertrax hats and rotors.

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Bnine,

The ram was an 8" ram but Blaine put a spacer in to bring it down to 6.75" When the ram was attahced to the tie rod it needed 8"




Blaine mentioned you might want some Wildwood Brakes? I have the Wildwood calipers, Spidertrax hats and rotors.
Thanks Gerald. I'll have to pass on the brakes. I've decided to copy you, and since I have two sets already, a 3rd would just be to much.

I havnt been putting enough of these axles out lately to warrent picking up another set.

Im going to try a lower friction pad for the rear, in hopes they might last a bit better then the fronts.
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I hear you the front pads mine lasted less that 500 miles! They probably would be fine on the rear.

You know who to call about the brakes. These thing are ridiculous! I swear I could make the rear wheels come off the ground if it didn't have so much rear travel.

I really like the ram setup Blaine put together.

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I really like the ram setup Blaine put together.
Me too.

I was considering going behind the axle to the knuckle, but thats just to clean to resist.


I will definately owe you and Blaine some drinks when we get down there for a camp out eventually. Considering you've taking almost all the geuss work out of building my wifes front axle.

Heh, and who says procrastination never pays.
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Look forward to wheeling with you down here!

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