35s on a Dana 35 was a bad idea now he has a reason to upgrade!
Yeah, that configuration is actually against the clubs recommended setup for participating in the organized trail rides. He was a visitor and new to everyone in the club. It was a nice group effort to get him back to the campground.
Upgraded with a Rock Krawler Tie Rod and Remote Reservoir Shocks. One of the old Rock Krawler shocks was blown so we’ll rebuild it and hand down that set to the first daughter that wants to lift their Rubicon.
Now it has gone to a shop for front end alignment and tire balance getting ready for a road trip to Gilbert, PA tomorrow.
Yes, more for the relocation factor than the dual shock factor. We ripped the OEM off on our first off road trip 2 years ago so wanted to replace with something that installs higher. Works fine and was about the same price as OEM.
One member of the group snapped an axle (Dana 35 with locker and 35 tires) on the trail.
Cliffs Notes write up of the fix:
[*] Jacked it up[*] Removed the broken brake parts[*] Reinserted the axle into the housing[*] Cut and lashed a sapling across the underside of the frame, attached to each frame rail[*] Cut and lashed a sapling to the rear bumper[*] Cut, fit up and installed a piece of cut sapling across the face of the tire to prevent the tire and axle from ejecting again and was lashed to the front and rear pieces.[*] The pieces of wood were notched like Lincoln logs so they wouldnt shift[*] Rubbed some differential oil on the face of the tire to reduce friction
Im not sure if the repair would be more closely aligned with Angus MacGyver or Fred Flintstone.
It actually made it out of the class 6 trail and back to the campground for a AAA tow to the shop.
I LMAO when I opened this new stubbie antenna. I guess I should have looked at the actual dimensions … I thought I was ordering an 8”. Anyone ever tried one of these? Not sure if TOGM will agree to put this on even if it works like a charm … it just looks too weird. I only use the Sirius radio or an aux player so I don’t really care, was just looking for something a little more low profile … maybe not this low profile though.
Finally put it on to make room …it is REALLY tiny but seems to work as well as the original stock one!
CJ mirror brackets painted and installed. This is by far one of my favorite mods! Gained full visibility on the passengers side, lost a little on the drivers side with the soft doors but all in all, much better than the relocation kit of the stock mirrors.