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Old 12-04-2011, 01:03 PM   #31
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Had a Toys for Tots event up in Attica yesterday. I told myself I'd take it easy. Yeah right.....

Only pics I have right now are of the only spot that gave (and has always given) me trouble. The whole day, the rig was point and shoot. The wall was my last obstacle off the day. I've put at least 50 attempts into this wall and have yet to get it. It's generally reserved for buggies with 100"+ wheelbase and even then, many don't make it. I was at the wall for almost an hour yesterday--I was either gonna make it or break and, well, I broke. Thankfully, it was the built-in weak spot, the rear drive shaft u joint at the diff, namely a couple caps and straps. While replacing it, I noticed my pinion was pointed way too high and then I saw the truss--I twisted the truss and bowed it outward. I don't have good pics of it but a couple welds are cracked and it's obviously bent. I still managed to drive it home, though.









Pulling the rear axle out, cutting the truss off and starting over. Not sure what it'll be yet, but it's the last truss going on this axle.

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Old 12-04-2011, 01:22 PM   #32
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Love your jeep Imped.

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Old 12-04-2011, 01:24 PM   #33
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Lol get those videos up. Ive seen that wall alot, it is intense. Too bad you didnt make it, but you gave it hell lol.
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Your running 35/12.5/15 with 8PSI? I think I'd lose a bead at that pressure but I'm also running a 15x10.
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Yes, 8 psi. I was at 7 yesterday. No big deal.
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Old 12-04-2011, 05:55 PM   #37
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Great pics and love wheelin at the Badlands, I go there every spring and wheel on Good Friday.

Last time I was there was about a year ago and the ground approach was where your Tcase is at.... holy erosion and dug out.

I cant wait to try that wall with my TJ
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:55 PM   #38
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Been working on the axle after work this week.

Old reliable out from under the rig--you can see the bow in the truss:


Cut her off:


Nice and smooth:


New truss on and link mounts tacked:




Made some new uppers tonight:


And put her under the Jeep to check fitment--perfect




I'll be running new brake line tomorrow and will burn in the link mounts. She should be on the road by Saturday.
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Nice. Where did you get that truss/diff cover from?
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Nice. Where did you get that truss/diff cover from?
looks to be a UCF unit

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Yep, Undercover Fab.
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Your rear suspension linkage is really interesting. If I understand it from the pictures it's a triangulated four link with the outer links moved to the upper side of the tubes?
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Your rear suspension linkage is really interesting. If I understand it from the pictures it's a triangulated four link with the outer links moved to the upper side of the tubes?
Not that interesting.....

Two lowers angled at 10* a piece, two uppers angled at 25* a piece--all in a nicely packaged, very high clearance setup.

What do you mean about the "outer links" and "upper side of the tube?" I'm not following your question.
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By outer links I'm referring what would be lower links in a five link setup. Since those links seem to located where the upper links usually are positioned, it didn't make sense to me to call them "upper" or "lower" so I referred to them as "outer" as they are outboard to the inner triangulated links. Also the corresponding axle brackets for those links seem to be approximately in the usual position of the upper link brackets, on the upper side of the tubes. Maybe a four link system uses different terminology. If it does I don't know what it is.
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this is one insane jeep! awesome pics and vids!
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By outer links I'm referring what would be lower links in a five link setup. Since those links seem to located where the upper links usually are positioned, it didn't make sense to me to call them "upper" or "lower" so I referred to them as "outer" as they are outboard to the inner triangulated links. Also the corresponding axle brackets for those links seem to be approximately in the usual position of the upper link brackets, on the upper side of the tubes. Maybe a four link system uses different terminology. If it does I don't know what it is.
You've gotta understand how a link suspension works. Those links are 1) preventing the housing from rotating around the axis through the center of the tube and 2) prevents the axle from moving laterally. If my lowers where where my uppers were prior, where are the uppers? I don't think you're seeing it clearly. The lowers are below the uppers. Regardless of 4 link or 5 link, there's no difference in the requirements. Now yes, I've got the lowers tucked up high for clearance and optimal geometry and the uppers are moved up higher for proper separation.
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I've got a question, im about to pick up a yj and its got teraflex suspension, what are those fenders or flares cause they look realllly clean man!
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Burned in the upper link mounts

Cleaned her up

Put her under the Jeep.




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Some people give a shit about X".....I don't. I use shock travel and desired belly height for my parameters. The front coils are RC 2.5's and the stock coils are stock. It's somewhere around 2-3" over stock.
Why didnt you use the RC coils that came with your 2.5 in lift kit? Curious because im looking at the same lift. also, is that a trektop, wondering about the slanted back! Looks sooooo good
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Why didnt you use the RC coils that came with your 2.5 in lift kit? Curious because im looking at the same lift. also, is that a trektop, wondering about the slanted back! Looks sooooo good
I explained that on the first page, I believe. My rear end is too light and those coils sit way too high. I no longer use any RC springs. The fronts sagged and were just too soft so they were replaced with Savvy 3" coils. The stockers are still in the rear--it sits level. The most recent pictures are with that combination.
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Picked up a Hobart Handler 190 yesterday. Can't wait to get it all hooked up and start burning some metal. This will influence some future decisions on where this rig is heading.

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Picked up a Hobart Handler 190 yesterday. Can't wait to get it all hooked up and start burning some metal. This will influence some future decisions on where this rig is heading.
Can't wait to see what you do with it. What do you got for plans now?
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First will be a front 3 link setup, at least right now. Still have to get a bottle and run power for the welder.
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Haven't updated this for a while, mainly because I have no big updates. I've just been driving it to and from work for the most part.

Here it is at work:


Here's an ass view:


I'm anxiously awaiting a rear Anti-Rock from Currie and will be wheeling next weekend, pending the rear AR shows up and I can get it installed.
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lame build it will never work..... love it man total kick ass jeep
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lame build it will never work..... love it man total kick ass jeep
Says the guy who is making a pre runner tj psssh.
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You do anythings with that welder machine yet?
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lmao indy ,ive been told sooo many times it cant be done.......

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