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Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   06-23-2018, 08:33 PM
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Posted By tanksoldier
Ford 8.8 w/ disc upgrade... what brakes?

So I upgraded my 97’s D35 with drums to an 8.8 with discs.

I know the axle came off an Explorer but I’m not sure what year.

I’d like to upgrade the brakes a bit now that I’m running 33s...
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Jeep Forums: Wrangler General Discussion   05-18-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 988
Posted By tanksoldier
I actually had rubbing in turns with 31x10.5r15s...

I actually had rubbing in turns with 31x10.5r15s on stock wheels, 4.5 backspace I believe.

This was with 2.5 suspension lift and 1 body lift.

33x12.5r15 on 3.75 backspacing don’t rub at all...
Jeep Forums: Wrangler General Discussion   05-01-2018, 12:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By tanksoldier
That's probably what most pople do... or winch...

That's probably what most pople do... or winch them up into the garage rafters... but if he WANTS to pay a storage place, by all means... and, in fairness, if you live in an apartment or someting...
Jeep Forums: Wrangler General Discussion   04-23-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 817
Posted By tanksoldier
The problem with selling a heavily modified Jeep,...

The problem with selling a heavily modified Jeep, or anything really, is the buyer will assume they are inheriting your half baked projects, true or not.
Jeep Forums: Wrangler General Discussion   04-23-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,732
Posted By tanksoldier
Translation: I mounted the wheels of my Jeep on...

Translation: I mounted the wheels of my Jeep on the cheapest thing I could find and went tearing off down the highway... and didn’t kill my self.

Good for you. What did you think would happen?...
Jeep Forums: Wrangler General Discussion   04-23-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By tanksoldier
Pretty sure the Sahara didn’t come with the 2.5...

Pretty sure the Sahara didn’t come with the 2.5 and would have had the correct badging.

Easy enough to install seats from a junkyard and write “Sahara” in hardware store sticky letters on the hood.
Jeep Forums: Wrangler General Discussion   04-23-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By tanksoldier
I’m sure a self storage place would be happy to...

I’m sure a self storage place would be happy to take your money
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   04-12-2018, 02:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By tanksoldier
Figure out you want to do with your Jeep, then...

Figure out you want to do with your Jeep, then figure out how much you need to lift it to do that.
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   04-11-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,745
Posted By tanksoldier
You’re a fool and I hope you don’t get anyone...

You’re a fool and I hope you don’t get anyone else killed.

On ice you may have no wheel stop.



No, you don’t.

4 wheel go WILL get you into problems that your “4” brakes can’t get you...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   04-11-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,257
Posted By tanksoldier
There is no joke I can make here that won’t risk...

There is no joke I can make here that won’t risk a banning....
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   04-11-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,745
Posted By tanksoldier
Yep, this. In Colorado I ran Duratrac...

Yep, this.

In Colorado I ran Duratrac 31x10.5R15s with studs year round. We lived above 9000 feet and got snow year round. Mud tires are almost the worst choices you can make for a snow/ ice...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   04-11-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By tanksoldier
True, in 20 more years it will look more or less...

True, in 20 more years it will look more or less like it does now.

Id try a wire brush wheel to get the lose stuff then rustoleum.

Multiple coats, let each one dry well before the next.

I...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   04-08-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,061
Posted By tanksoldier
Jeeps and other vehicles in Hawai'i do have salt...

Jeeps and other vehicles in Hawai'i do have salt problems, it permeates the air there.

It's not as bad as road salt but you do see rust on them, especially of they're used on beaches... but...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   04-07-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,061
Posted By tanksoldier
Id fly out to Hawaii and do the job for that. ...

Id fly out to Hawaii and do the job for that.

Seriously, shop around.
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   04-07-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,365
Posted By tanksoldier
Well, if it hasn’t pooped in a few days and walks...

Well, if it hasn’t pooped in a few days and walks around making “Ack... aaaccckkk!” noises your cat might be clogged.
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   04-07-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 116,513
Views: 9,920,501
Posted By tanksoldier
Back in 9/2017 had an RE 2" budget suspension...

Back in 9/2017 had an RE 2" budget suspension lift and Daystar 1" body lift installed, a Ford 8.8 w/ limited slip & disc brakes swap done and regear to 4.10 by SFF Customs in Colorado.

Today had...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   04-06-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 800
Posted By tanksoldier
I have to say, really like the look of that...

I have to say, really like the look of that top... current problems aside.

Old school SAS desert Land Rover kind of look.



You could just wear a wig. We won’t tell.
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   04-06-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,246
Posted By tanksoldier
If true, find another mechanic. Had you done...

If true, find another mechanic.

Had you done even casual research you would have learned of the landslide amount of advice against this and you would have known what oil cap mayo is.

The...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   04-06-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 633
Posted By tanksoldier
Ever notice nobody ever makes a post that says “...

Ever notice nobody ever makes a post that says “ my Jeep is making this beautiful sound....”
Jeep Forums: Wrangler General Discussion   04-06-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By tanksoldier
FWIW the door sticker on my 97 TJ says 35 for...

FWIW the door sticker on my 97 TJ says 35 for each tire.

I keep them at 30 and havent seen any problems.
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