This "Jeep thing" is like dating a really really hot chick, who is crazy! Its alot of fun, you spend too much money, your up all night ending up sweaty & greasy from it, your friends are jealous, you get admission into some sort of weird club... but it gets mad at your for no reason, throws fits seemingly randomly, has unexplained issues which it somehow solves on its own only after you try a bunch of different things (and spend a bunch of money) to solve it... and yet you can't resist getting in it every chance you can.
I'm more than willing to walk through the process. I think the only thing I don't have real good pics of is how i put together the fender bracket at the firewall. there will be a slight distortion of the fender up front when it forms to the core support up higher, it can be minimized with some more cutting and an added support bracket. both jeeps I've done so far had bent up fenders to begin with so they aren't as noticable. there is also a thread on higherground.com that someone else did and jpmagazine.com I did as well, it may have more details i didn't think of when i wrote up this thread...
the rubicon d44 axles have 5.13's and chromolly shafts going in. they'll hold up to most all but some real abuse, the future does hold 40's and d60's for me though.
the canadian tj with 37's got finished in the dark, so I'm anxiously waiting some good pics of that myself. mine only needs some 37's bolted on it to complete my 2.5" lift and 37" tires, all the triming was finished up yesterday... I do have a couple pics of it in it's current state... still with 34's on it.
it really isn't a hard operation to do, with the exception of brackets I welded using pieces of the originals, i only used a 4 1/2" hand grinder and went through about 12 cuttoff wheels between two jeeps.
I must say, the washer bottle wont fit where i put mine, next to the master cylinder, with a standard tranny, the clutch cylinder is in the way, as I found out on the canadian 04tj.
__________________ I want your factory 07-up take-off/thrown out JK front/rear Lower Control Arms! Bent ones are perfect also as long as the bushings and cold cut rings are in good shape/useable