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Unread 02-16-2011, 05:51 PM   #151
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Just got off the phone with my local 4x4 shop. Got a quote for a complete regear (4.88s), rear e-locker, and a RC 2.5" X-series lift, body lift and motor mount lift install. My dad is good friends with one of the owners so we are getting a good deal on everything. As soon as I get the TJ sold I will have the money to go get all of this installed plus order my tires.
I wonder what would it cost for just labor to regear my Rubicon to 4.88 from stock 4.11

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Unread 02-16-2011, 05:59 PM   #152
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I wonder what would it cost for just labor to regear my Rubicon to 4.88 from stock 4.11
Well, they lumped labor and parts cost into one price, so I don't know what they are charging just for labor, but I'm guessing around $400 for a complete overhaul?
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Unread 02-16-2011, 07:23 PM   #153
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Well, they lumped labor and parts cost into one price, so I don't know what they are charging just for labor, but I'm guessing around $400 for a complete overhaul?
Everyone charges differently, but I guess about $200-250/axle labor cost is fair enough...
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Unread 02-21-2011, 01:17 PM   #154
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So I was sitting in chemistry class today checking out the LJ picture thread on the new JF phone app and got a good idea from it. Can anyone guess what the idea is (hint: it has something to do with a part of this jeep)

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Should be pretty easy to figure out if you've checked the LJ pic thread in the last couple days.
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Unread 02-21-2011, 02:24 PM   #155
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ooh i know i know! lol
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Unread 02-21-2011, 02:48 PM   #156
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ooh i know i know! lol
Was there a point to that?

Since nobody has guessed it, I will just say. It is still just an idea, so it probably won't happen just like most of my ideas, but I want to make a custom half-top out of that hard top. I'll cut the top right at the front of the side windows, then make a fiberglass back wall w/ window for it. I'm also gonna try to find some way to make the back glass removable so that when combined with the removable upper portion of the top I can go psuedo-topless. then I will pass the roll cage through the back of the top and fab up a rear cage similar to the jeep below, and finally I will mount the spare tire in the bed area. But like I said, it is just another of my crazy ideas.

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Unread 02-21-2011, 03:17 PM   #157
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the point was that i figured out that you wanted to do a half top but i figured i wouldnt spoil it for others. cool idea btw
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Unread 02-27-2011, 07:32 PM   #158
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So I was at Sam's Club today. I was walking by the clearance rack and they had a killer deal on a 10,000 lb winch that I just couldn't pass up. It's a generic china winch, but it has some perks.

1. It was on clearance, so it was WAY cheaper than any winch, even ****tybilt, that can be found online. Even if it turns out to be junk, a couple of pulls and it will have paid for itself.

2. It came with a generic winch plate. It needs to be adapted to work with the Jeep, but it will save me $70 on a winch plate since it came with one.

3. The roller fairlead can be mounted directly to the winch, which will save me $50 on a fairlead mount when I finally get around to ordering a MetalCloak bumper.

So far I am very pleased with this buy considering what I paid for it. It remains to be seen if it will work worth a darn. I'm definately not gonna mount it yet though. The stock coils can't even stand the MetalCloak armor, much less this heavy *** winch.

I will post a review as soon as I have tested it, though that might be a few weeks.

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Unread 02-28-2011, 10:51 AM   #159
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how much was the winch. I think I decided on the Warn M8000

GREAT builds, by the way..... amazing. Ask your Dad if he'll adopt me. I'll be 33 this month and married with 2 kids, but eh.... it'll work.
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Unread 02-28-2011, 12:01 PM   #160
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Haha, yeah, i will make sure to ask him that

It was about $270, which is a great deal considering it came with a winch plate.
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Unread 03-01-2011, 05:16 PM   #161
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Ordered my lift today (finally). I went with the Rough Country 2.5" X-series suspension system, which includes coil springs, perf 2.2 shocks, adj front track bar, rear track bar bracket, quick disconnects, and a full set of adjustable control arms.

I was originally going to have the lift installed for me, but I have spring break next week so I will have plenty of time to install it myself. I figure if I can put in a front axle by myself, I can install a lift kit. Time will tell if that theory holds true.

And before anyone flames me, I am aware that RC arms are not top of line. Number 1, I can't afford Currie/Rokmen arms. The whole lift is costing me less than just the control arms from those guys. Number 2, they will provide better strength and flex than stock control arms. Number 3, I have a couple stock control arms that are in dire need of replacement. One control arm on the front is bent a little bit, and one of the bushings on one of the rear control arms is completely shot causing a knocking noise.

I'm open to any suggestions/advice on installing my lift.
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Unread 03-01-2011, 05:24 PM   #162
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You won't have any issues with doing the lift yourself...
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Unread 03-01-2011, 06:00 PM   #163
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You won't have any issues with doing the lift yourself...
Probably so, but Im not too confident in my mechanic skills yet. Good chance to learn though.
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Unread 03-01-2011, 06:22 PM   #164
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I would think with a jeep you would get more money selling as parts then rebuilding and selling with a salvage title... Unless someone was looking for a trail rig base..? Anyway nice LJ rebuild.
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Unread 03-01-2011, 06:42 PM   #165
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I would think with a jeep you would get more money selling as parts then rebuilding and selling with a salvage title... Unless someone was looking for a trail rig base..? Anyway nice LJ rebuild.
Not at all. Parting them out would be a TON of work. Selling them for 1.5x what you have into them is pretty good money. Plus, most of them don't need near as much repair work as this one did. Also, my dad doesn't just do Wranglers. He does a lot of Hondas and Toyotas. In fact, we have a 2008 Civic we just finished up last week. We probably won't be selling it immediately though with the way gas prices are getting.
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