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post #82786 of Old 04-18-2013, 06:21 PM
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Recieved these!


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Yesterday picked it up from having 4.88s installed. Holy cow, bit of a difference from the 3.07s. Also glad the jeep is not a DD as the new gears are a little steep.
You put 4.88's in a d35?


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Nothing like a permanent reminder of a temporary feeling. I have a few.
4.0 auto, 8.8 rear with detroit locker, 4.10's and 33x 12.50's
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post #82787 of Old 04-18-2013, 06:37 PM
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You put 4.88's in a d35?
Yep. We will see.
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post #82788 of Old 04-18-2013, 06:47 PM
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Got my Truck-Lite LED headlights delivered earlier. Needless to say I was stoked and installed them as soon as I got home from work. Comparison shots of Sylvania xtraVision and the new Truck-Lite LEDs.
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post #82789 of Old 04-18-2013, 06:51 PM
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I was contemplating a re-gear to 4.56's or 4.88's as I might go up to 35's one day... but have come to the conclusion that I'd be better off at the very least going to an 8.8.

I think with mild off road usage a d35 would be okay though

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post #82790 of Old 04-18-2013, 06:51 PM
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OMG.. I want TruckLite's so bad, but I'm not willing to pay those prices!

'99 TJ Sport | Rampage Frameless | 33x12.50x15 Goodyear MTR/K's | Poweraid TBS | Flowmaster 40 series | Herculined | 15% tint | LED interior lighting | AtoZ front/rear bumper | AtoZ tube rocker guards | Kenwood Excelon KDC-X993BT | Kicker 6.5's in soundbar | Alpine Type-R 4x6's in dash.
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post #82791 of Old 04-18-2013, 06:54 PM
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You put 4.88's in a d35?
Though not ideal, keep in mind the circumstames may have called for it. I did the same for a multitude of reasons and seeing as I am just now saving for a rear axle and have run my 4.88s for a year in July, gas savings and DD drivability have made the $400 gear+install worth it. In some peoples' eyes, it is a waste of money. In others, it is money well spent for the short term. The biggest catch is knowing up front the D35s limits when wheeling... I.E.: no hopping the rear and pressing the skinny peddle simultaneously & take it easy over obstacles. Also, it bought me enough time where if push comes to shove, I can buy tomorrow. I just hope it doesn't come to that as it would cause me to dip into my engine fund. Haha

It will be fall at the earliest before I order as there are a few other repairs and upgrades that need to be addressed first ( unless the axle craps, of course). In my area, however, I guarantee I will be able to re-coop $200 or so on my investment upon resale once my d44 (or 8.8) arrives if the 35 lasts that long.

Basically, it is a calculated risk....actually, it's more of a strategic gamble. If you invest in the 35, you lose $. Depending on how observant you are on the trail and how bad murphy's law has it out for you directly correlates with if you lose a little or a lot. Haha

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post #82792 of Old 04-18-2013, 06:55 PM
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Got my Truck-Lite LED headlights delivered earlier. Needless to say I was stoked and installed them as soon as I got home from work. Comparison shots of Sylvania xtraVision and the new Truck-Lite LEDs.
Very cool. I wanted to get these but had other things on the wish list. They look sweet!
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post #82793 of Old 04-18-2013, 06:56 PM
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OMG.. I want TruckLite's so bad, but I'm not willing to pay those prices!
I went by a local big truck supply store and got mine, saved a lot of money. There not exactly like TruckLites brand but they have 2-3 different designs.

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post #82794 of Old 04-18-2013, 06:58 PM
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Oops, just realized y'all were talking about headlights, not taillights, sorry.

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post #82795 of Old 04-18-2013, 07:00 PM
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Fix my exhaust, now it doesn't sound like a diesel lol, got my pro comp explorer lights, and tomorrow ill be starting to build my front bumper and then rear, soon to have 8.8 in, and 33s gotta love when it finally starts to look like your doing something on the baby, and thinking about making a home made steering box,
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post #82796 of Old 04-18-2013, 07:09 PM
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I was able to stop my TJ for the first time after the one ton swap! Brakes are over rated...
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post #82797 of Old 04-18-2013, 07:15 PM
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Hard top off, soft top on. Removed factory side steps to put rampage bars on. Washed, waxed, and did a little touch up paint on all the chips I could find.


Can we discuss what a PITA it is to remove a hard top solo? And then manipulate it in to coasters and tie it down? I always had help in the past. What an awkward operation.
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post #82798 of Old 04-18-2013, 07:26 PM
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Just put a beed of silicone around the psc rocker knockers on the LJ.

And an oil change as well as rotated the tires.
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post #82799 of Old 04-18-2013, 07:30 PM
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I appreciate scoobz defense of me, but perhaps I should clarify. I did 4.88s because they were cheap. Also, the jeep is the wifes, so skinny pedal isn't an issue. Most of the wheeling we do is light with short moderate sections. I'm actually less worried now, as with the 3.07s, skinny pedal was needed just to keep it running. If she ever needs lockers, (which she is adament she doesn't want) it will get an 8.8 and at least a high pinion. I know it isn't ideal, but if it breaks, ill just upgrade.
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post #82800 of Old 04-18-2013, 07:42 PM
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Drove it to a shop for a second opinion on a clicking noise I'm getting. Consensus was need new u-joints in the rear driveshaft so I will be ordering those tomorrow and installing hopefully on Saturday.
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