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Old 08-23-2012, 07:47 PM   #121
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:38 PM   #122
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After wheeling the stock steering set-up and needing an alignment every time I got off of the rocks I thought the steering upgrade was pretty high priority. I went with the Currie Currectlync and OME stabilizer. Take a look at the differences in these set-ups.

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Did you notice a difference between the white one and the OME steering stabilizers?

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Old 08-31-2012, 08:49 AM   #123
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Did you notice a difference between the white one and the OME steering stabilizers?
I noticed a very large difference. I was actually shocked at the on road difference. The stock stabilizer didn't seem to be doing its job in comparison to the OME version.
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Do you have to break in the new gears?
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very nice!
any pics of your jeep I want to see the grabbers?
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Old 09-01-2012, 08:27 AM   #126
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Do you have to break in the new gears?
Yes. It is really important to break them in and to do it properly. I found a few websites that had a good process for doing it and the guys that did the install explained it pretty well.

Basically you don't want to get your gears too hot. The first 150 miles at every important don't drive on the highway, vary your speeds, don't drive for more than 20-30 mins at a time without letting your diff cool. Then light usage till 500 miles, change your oil and then you are good to return to normal use.
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I talked to a guy who had a Jeep dealership and he said that if I run 5.13 gears in my auto trans with 35s " it will scream at 70" is that true, high revolution at 70. I want to go up to 37 eventually and 5.13 is the best gear for that. Also do u have a auto or a manual trans?
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I talked to a guy who had a Jeep dealership and he said that if I run 5.13 gears in my auto trans with 35s " it will scream at 70" is that true, high revolution at 70. I want to go up to 37 eventually and 5.13 is the best gear for that. Also do u have a auto or a manual trans?
I have a 6 speed manual trany. I don't know about screaming. The 5.13 seems to be working for me. The guys that did my re-gear have an auto they put 4.88's in with 37's and he said he wished he would have done the 5.13.
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Yea from my research it with my auto 317 would be good for 35 and 37s. Thanks
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Independence trail system


Ran Indy this weekend and man it was intense! <.5 mile and it took our group all day long. I'd say this is the first 'hard core' trail I have done and I'm pretty sure I am hooked.

Damage from our group consisted of:
Broken front axle, popped out spring, broken shock mount, broken rim resulting in a blown tire-FJ
Broken front axle-TJ
Another flat tire-TJ

I experienced my first body damage: scraped up one rear corner pretty good, and ruined the license plate mount:

And dented the other corner up:


The trail was awesome though, I am just going to need to hit up Dave and Jeff from Rokmen for those corners and hi-line fenders sooner than I had hoped for. Had to winch a little bit out of A-hole to avoid tipping. Coffin Rock is what took out my rear corner but I managed to make it out the exit without winching!

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Nice......I'd recommend going with aluminum corners. Steel LJ corners are HEAVY.....weight is a bad thing.
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Why didn't you do a cross over steering system?
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Why didn't you do a cross over steering system?
Probably because Currie is the only sensible way to do it with D30 knuckles.....show me how to get better (more precise, better steering feel, better geometry, more durable) steering while spending the same or less and not requiring 10x the amount of work.

If you actually want to, make a new thread so you don't crowd his build thread.
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Probably because Currie is the only sensible way to do it with D30 knuckles.....show me how to get better (more precise, better steering feel, better geometry, more durable) steering while spending the same or less and not requiring 10x the amount of work.

If you actually want to, make a new thread so you don't crowd his build thread.
thought he would have done an axle swap before running 37s on a d30, I didn't know he was still on the stock axle. I'm not going to hy-jack his thread, just had a question for him. chill out Imped.
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thought he would have done an axle swap before running 37s on a d30, I didn't know he was still on the stock axle. I'm not going to hy-jack his thread, just had a question for him. chill out Imped.
It's not a 30, it's the rubi 44 with RCV's but I believe the knuckle is the same as the 30. The Currie set-up is great for the stock knuckles. It's more than sufficient until I do throw in some new axles.

Imped, thanks for the back-up.
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Nice......I'd recommend going with aluminum corners. Steel LJ corners are HEAVY.....weight is a bad thing.
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My old TJ had the Rokmen aluminum full corners, only weighed like 17# a piece or some jazz
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My old TJ had the Rokmen aluminum full corners, only weighed like 17# a piece or some jazz
11 actually.

I think my custom blank Savvy's weigh about 8 or 9 lb a piece. From the doors back, I'm fully armored (tailgate and all) for under 30 lbs.
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11 actually.

I think my custom blank Savvy's weigh about 8 or 9 lb a piece. From the doors back, I'm fully armored (tailgate and all) for under 30 lbs.
You have a little more cut then normal. OP aluminum is the way to go, I like the rear bumper you have, I had one too
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11 actually.

I think my custom blank Savvy's weigh about 8 or 9 lb a piece. From the doors back, I'm fully armored (tailgate and all) for under 30 lbs.
I thought I was sold on the steel corners but checked the Rokmen website and they say they are 40# of weight savings and the same strength. Is that true? I always thought aluminum was a much softer material. Obviously if I fall onto a coffin shaped rock again I don't want to be denting in my corners like that. Will they hold up as well as the steel against the rocks?
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I thought I was sold on the steel corners but checked the Rokmen website and they say they are 40# of weight savings and the same strength. Is that true? I always thought aluminum was a much softer material. Obviously if I fall onto a coffin shaped rock again I don't want to be denting in my corners like that. Will they hold up as well as the steel against the rocks?
Yes, they will be softer in the sense that they can develop scratches easier, but the strength is better than steel. So much weight saved its incredible. I had beat mine up, and so has Imped and no bent up armor.
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I wouldn't be running aluminum armor if it didn't protect my tub......this isn't coke-can material. It's 6061 T-6, good shit. I like Rokmen but take a look @ Savvy's armor....can't do better and I prefer the mounting methods they use.
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Just got some more pics of the exit. I think you guys have also closed me on aluminum corners. And thinking about it more the idea of not having to fight rust is a huge benefit as well. I always appreciate the input.




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Very nice! I think Indy is the trail I want to build my Jeep for. Once I can accomplish that and still drive it to work I'll be a happy camper. What do you think your biggest weakness was as far as clearance, wheel base, so forth...? Were you locked most of the time? Those pics don't do the exit justice.
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Just picked up some 37" Kevlars today. Let's see if I can make my axles hold up.
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Just picked up some 37" Kevlars today. Let's see if I can make my axles hold up.
I thought the HP D30 ball joints were the weak spot? Did you find a way around that?
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I replace the ball joints and unit bearings on an annual basis anyway....not worried about them.
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Good job on your build. Looks well thought out and well used.

What's next for stage III? F/R D60s w/coilovers and 42s?
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G-Rocc, you have a very nice rig (stage 1 & stage 2)!!! I just recently picked up my 06 LJ Rubi (stock right now) & want to get mine like what your stage 1 set up was. My question is did your stock 4:10 gears pull your 35's when you had them on? I use mine DD.
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Lots of activity going on this weekend. Thanks for all of the good comments.

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Very nice! I think Indy is the trail I want to build my Jeep for. Once I can accomplish that and still drive it to work I'll be a happy camper. What do you think your biggest weakness was as far as clearance, wheel base, so forth...? Were you locked most of the time? Those pics don't do the exit justice.
My biggest weakness was courage...unfortunately Jeeps don't come with courage and I was terrified most of the trip. Going up Patriot it was almost always locked but going down I didn't touch the lockers just rode clutch and brake. I will also tell you there is not many times I wish I had more clearance but that day I wish I did the rocks on that trail are the size of Honda Civic's.

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G-Rocc, you have a very nice rig (stage 1 & stage 2)!!! I just recently picked up my 06 LJ Rubi (stock right now) & want to get mine like what your stage 1 set up was. My question is did your stock 4:10 gears pull your 35's when you had them on? I use mine DD.
Congrats on your purchase. You will not be disapointed. 4:10's were just OK, they got me around but I didn't see 6th gear unless I was going down hill.

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Good job on your build. Looks well thought out and well used.

Thank you!

What's next for stage III? F/R D60s w/coilovers and 42s?
Probably not 60's. They are just too big, I have my eyes on some spider 9's! 42's for sure too, but that's probably a few years away. Next stuff for me is corner armor because I hate that dent in my Jeep. Then it's highlines and probably a cage. The suspension and drive train seem to be doing great for me right now just need some armor to finish off this stage.
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Love your LJ, wouldnt trade mine for anything!!!! Would up load pic, but maxed out the amount of data WF will let you upload... I would say mine is mid way between your stage1 and stage 2... About to regear mine to 4.88s and 37 BFG KM2s

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