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Unread 02-17-2010, 07:27 PM   #196
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I'd be interested in seeing a JK to TJ steering set up as well. Something with a straight tie rod.
keep an eye on me. but i'll be using heim joints

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Unread 02-17-2010, 07:29 PM   #197
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Never Monday, is there a difference between the d30 and d44 steering on the JK axles?
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Unread 02-17-2010, 07:29 PM   #198
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Unread 02-17-2010, 07:35 PM   #199
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Never Monday, is there a difference between the d30 and d44 steering on the JK axles?
the knuckles are the same. issues will arise in getting the tie rod past the diff.


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Unread 02-17-2010, 07:43 PM   #200
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keep an eye on me. but i'll be using heim joints
I ended up having to use the ORO steering since I was pinched for time. I don't mind it, and it works so far, but if a better/stronger solution pops up out there, I'd be happy to sell it and upgrade.
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Unread 02-17-2010, 08:30 PM   #201
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I was going to do a custom setup on my JK axle but I went the easy route and just used the Currie HD steering. The JK knuckles were sleeved to accept the TJ tie rod and drag link. I have good clearance but I had to add 3 washers to the JK steering stops. The Currie setup is not very custom but it is a proven steering setup and my track bar and drag link is almost 100% parallel. The only problem is the JK axle must be at stock TJ width to be able to use the Currie setup as a bolt on solution.

I would have loved to use the Reid knuckles with a cross over tie rod and separate drag link but I did not want to move my track bar mount.
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Unread 02-17-2010, 09:01 PM   #202
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Essentially it comes down to tube fenders doing more harm than good. They have said before that they do more hard than good when they take a hard hit, they mess stuff up.

This is what Blaine and or Gerald have said before.
If you keep talking for Gerald and Blaine im going to e-slap you.

It depends on where you wheel, and how you wheel. Blaine has tube fenders from what ive read.


The only time they mess the tub up is when you hit stuff with them(so dont hit stuff). I think the original intended use of tube fenders was to tie into the cage and front stinger or hoop. If it was dont that way you would have to deform your entire roll cage before it hurt the tub. Since people liked the look they put tube fenders on with no additional bracing to keep the tub from taking the impact. I Dont know if there is a way to brace a tube fender well enough to not deform the tub without it attaching to the roll cage and front hoop.
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Unread 02-17-2010, 09:17 PM   #203
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If you keep talking for Gerald and Blaine im going to e-slap you.
Rudy said it best earlier when he said to take 10 steps back and get off their nuts. I guess he figures if he keeps them in his mouth long enough he will get free stuff which I doubt will happen. But seriously I can't even read Savvy threads anymore because they're cluttered with garbage posted by him. And it's every other post too.
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Unread 02-17-2010, 09:25 PM   #204
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If you keep talking for Gerald and Blaine im going to e-slap you.
Let it go. It happens to me all the time and by many more than him. It's harmless and you're letting it get to you.

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It depends on where you wheel, and how you wheel. Blaine has tube fenders from what ive read.
I have tube fenders, Gerald has tube fenders and we both have messed up tubs from them. Mine from leaning them against stuff, Gerald's from pushing into something and whatever it was, barely scratched the tube and collapsed the tub in a bad way.


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The only time they mess the tub up is when you hit stuff with them(so dont hit stuff). I think the original intended use of tube fenders was to tie into the cage and front stinger or hoop. If it was dont that way you would have to deform your entire roll cage before it hurt the tub. Since people liked the look they put tube fenders on with no additional bracing to keep the tub from taking the impact. I Dont know if there is a way to brace a tube fender well enough to not deform the tub without it attaching to the roll cage and front hoop.
I just have one question- How do you tie the hoop into the fender with isolation? Or, did you plan on mounting the tub solid to the frame? Alright, that was two questions.
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Unread 02-17-2010, 09:27 PM   #205
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. And it's every other post too.
Hopefully your job doesn't require you to be able to count well. There's at least one stretch of 8 posts in this thread where he didn't post.
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Let it go. It happens to me all the time and by many more than him. It's harmless and you're letting it get to you.

I have tube fenders, Gerald has tube fenders and we both have messed up tubs from them. Mine from leaning them against stuff, Gerald's from pushing into something and whatever it was, barely scratched the tube and collapsed the tub in a bad way.

I just have one question- How do you tie the hoop into the fender with isolation? Or, did you plan on mounting the tub solid to the frame? Alright, that was two questions.
So, while not trying to "talk for you" or put words in your mouth, would you say that the odds of there being Savvy Aluminum Tube Fenders on the design/production schedule are pretty slim?

I'm just trying to plan my future purchases... I don't care for the aesthetics of the new plastic flattie style that Jerry was sporting, I like the Metal Cloak concept, but not excited about cutting my Rockers like RubiconRazorback (assuming I replace with Savvy eventually) and don't know enough about TnT, Genright, or Poison Spider, Rokmen or ??? to make an educated decision
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Unread 02-17-2010, 10:30 PM   #207
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that is a badass LJ
i would prefer the armor and bumpers to be painted but it is sickening nonetheless

i also like the original LJ soft top windows more than the ones i have
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i also like the original LJ soft top windows more than the ones i have
I have to get a whole new top. The one I have is on its last leg.

I've given up on reading everyhting in the threads with all the chit chat going on.. Luckrider has been active lately, maybe too active.. It's even made me back off..
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Unread 02-17-2010, 11:00 PM   #209
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that is a badass LJ
i would prefer the armor and bumpers to be painted but it is sickening nonetheless

i also like the original LJ soft top windows more than the ones i have
I too like the panels painted but when we do that they don't show very well. In fact, people don't even realize that all of our product is on a Jeep. Check out my 04 build and you'll see what I mean. The corners and rocker bases were either anodized or powder coated. It looks great but to the average person it looks like a stock Jeep.

What windows do you have?

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Unread 02-17-2010, 11:04 PM   #210
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I would guess the ones that have the diagonal bars across the back corner of them.
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