okay so we got the right part, fixed my jeep, and i have not had any problems since then this far. today i put my windshield decal on, and pulled out a john deere. thats right, i pulled a tractor out, without getting stuck! this week im hopefully going to get my sliders finnished, but well see. im also going to start redoing the wiring on my rock lights so i can get those on soon!
sorry forgot to update, We wired rock lights from Illumination LEDs up underneath, i will get a pic of those soon. long story short they look awesome! also i finally painted and installed my rock rails!
also tonight i pulled the trigger and ordered a 50" light bar, flush mount LED tail lights, and HIDs with new casings and Halos. still 8.8 hunting, not having much luck though...
my terrible rational: inspite of the fact that im trying to sell it i already ordered the new lights so im going to go ahead and install them when they get here! if i do sell it though i plan to take the 50" off
That's what I'm looking at... Also maybe a 350... Idk yet we will see! I also put my HID headlights in, I can't remember if I said that but I'll take pics and post them later tonight, and I'm putting my 50" on later
new updates, ill get pics soon, i forget if i said it or not but i put rock lights under it, and i installed the HIDs, they are bright! and the Halos are awesome. i also got my single row bar from Illuminationleds.com and mounted that on a homemade mount and its bright! im going wheeling tonight to play with all my new toys, when i get back ill upload pics of all the lights! still 8.8 hunting but im not having much luck at all
So I was planning on selling my Jeep in order to have a more capable ride to get to college, but I decided against it and instead I am just going to make mine better for highway driving. AKA regear! I found an 8.8 Trussed with a spool and 4.88s already installed for $250. While the spool will have to go, for that price you can't buy a trussed 8.8 for that price, much less one that is re-geared so I am going to take that route. So an 8.8 install is in my near future, and then a front regear to 4.88s. for the spool I will probably just go take spider gears out of an 8.8 in a junk yard and just use those.
other projects on the list are to reinforce my tire carrier, put a latch on instead of the pins, and put a better hinge on.
I am at college right now, but I am still going to start gathering the pieces for this summer!
Waiting on a response from the guy with the 8.8. once I hear back from him in confirmation my dad is going to pick up the axle, and I am going to order my front Ring and Pinion. Next I am going to order the adapter flange, and then the 8.8 shock mounts, and spring mounts. my goal is to have it all back by the time I get home from college so I can jump right into it and get it all in within the first 2 weeks
Heard back today! Moving forward with that, I'll be getting it In March. Can't remember if I said it had a spool or not, but it does, so that will have to go. I'm told I can just swap in spider gears from another 8.8 though so I am just just going to do that.
Yeah, I was back in forth with selling it, engine swap, or just regear. found this axle and decided to just go with the regear. also on my list of things to do is install a small BL 1-1.25" maximum, and maybe go to 35s. not sure yet though. and I want to build an overhead CB mount. that should be fairly straight forward.