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Old 11-02-2011, 07:14 AM   #1
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My Build

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To this:



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Epic..

Thats how Jeepers start their mornings, adding a complete build thread.

I see the flop now, looks fun lol.

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Old 11-02-2011, 09:08 AM   #3
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More random in-between'ers.

31's, open diffs, Interlake


The first 'big' rebuild--axle swap, suspension, SYE, steering, t-case skid, gears, etc.


First time out on 35's


When I decided the Rokmen skid wasn't high enough


When I decided the hardtop made things sketchy


Redbird 09


Where an AntiRock and front locker are immediately noticeable


Where shitty anti-squat properties really suck--decided to fix that


'Standard' short arms allow for way too much WB change--decided to fix that


Time for some corners


Outboarded the shocks and straightened the coils


I like rocks
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Old 11-02-2011, 09:22 AM   #4
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Really getting tired of high anti-squat....


Around the corner to grandma's we go


I like being low....but I want more up travel, damnit.


It's a party in Indy


Made a skid


Flipped the tie rod


Snow


My arch-nemesis--the reason for suspension revision 1 and 2


Some trick evap work--bye bye canister, hello simplicity and no CEL


All clean


Rokmen skid plate--decided to say bye bye


Hello fuel cell


Novak cable shifter--DO IT


Up travel is good

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Old 11-02-2011, 09:23 AM   #5
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Suspension time


Suspension revision 2.1



Suspension revision 2.2--she climbs smooth now




Fixed all the short arm problems.....and still have all of the short arm clearance


No underhang, no problems
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Old 11-02-2011, 09:57 AM   #6
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Looks good man!! Nice work!
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:17 AM   #7
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Wow, great thread and great pictures. Looking forward to seeing more.
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Nice. How many inches of lift are you sitting at right now? I like the stance very much.
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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.
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EDIT: REAR coils are stock. Wish I could find the damn edit button.....
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Thanks. What are you running for a belly skid?
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:19 PM   #12
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Very nice, well done man
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Thanks. What are you running for a belly skid?
I made it. 1/4" steel plate flat against the frame.
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Very nice, well done man
Thank you.
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I made it. 1/4" steel plate flat against the frame.

Thank you.
Looks like butt.

Just what I've heard, know what im sayin'? Lol. You havent said anything about those seats man.
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I made it. 1/4" steel plate flat against the frame.

Thank you.
Post some pics, I would like to do something similar. Do you have a body lift/MML?
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You havent said anything about those seats man.
Nobody asked.

They fawkin rock.
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Post some pics, I would like to do something similar. Do you have a body lift/MML?
Yes to both. When raising the drivetrain that high, it's a lot tougher to do without either. You can clearly see the JKS body pucks in some of the pics.

The key is to keep the drivetrain as low as possible. I use a UCF low profile transmission mount and designed the skid to further lower everything down. I gained 4.5" at the belly but only raised the transfer case 3".





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Old 11-04-2011, 10:19 AM   #17
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Awesome build!! ..really looking forward to seeing more
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Old 11-04-2011, 04:59 PM   #18
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wow this is amazing! good job man. cant wait to see more
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Old 11-06-2011, 08:39 AM   #19
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Not a lot going on right now, just driving it. Was supposed to wheel yesterday but a funeral changed those plans. Next on the list is addressing the front axle bracketry. I'm hacking off the stock coil buckets/control arm mounts/shock mounts. I ordered some parts from Clayton to move my LCA mounts up flush with the tube (about 2.25" measured at the center of the bolt hole). In order to correct the geometry I'll be moving up the frame mount by about the same amount. So, the front will be ultra-high clearance similar to the rear. I've already beefed up the LCA frame mounts with 2" x 3/16" weld washers and trimmed off the excess.

Here's some pics of the headlight work I did a couple months back. I've had the Hella E-code housings (best housings available) for quite a while but I replaced the 55/60 bulbs with 70/65 OSRAM bulbs and built a beef harness to take care of the voltage drop with the stock harness.

Harness


Inline relays


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Oh, and at that time I'll be sleeving the tubes and adding gussets to the C's.
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Old 11-13-2011, 09:14 PM   #21
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Strong work on the build IMPED. Very informative. I too have been looking at building my jeep similar to yours. Looks like "Niblet" that Rokmen built. Very good clean look IMO.
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Old 11-20-2011, 05:47 PM   #22
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Wheeled Mission Impossible, a private section of the Badlands in Attica, yesterday. MI is as extreme as you'll get in the midwest--huge rocks, technical trails, water crossings, sketchy 200 foot drops right next to you......if you want to make it out without breaking (only a few bypasses over the ~5 mile system), you need to be damn near bullet-proof everywhere. I didn't get many pics of my rig since I was taking pics of others' during the action. Here's a few pics, wish there were more.











Like I said, you need to be WELL built. That's a Chevy 1 ton tie rod that folded like a tooth pick.


Snapped stock control arm--he snapped both front uppers in one quick move.












Was a great day. Lots of breakage, none on my rig. Not to brag, but I was the only one who didn't trailer the rig.....drove to and from. That's what I've built it to do and I'll be driving it to work tomorrow. THIS is exactly the reason I've used the parts I constantly recommend on all the forums.
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Chump shit bro.

Nah, looks good man. I need to get out there and just ride with to get a feel before I hit that trail up this spring
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Looks like a fun trip. The harder the trail the more fun.

Where did you get your turn signals from?
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Chump shit bro.

Nah, looks good man. I need to get out there and just ride with to get a feel before I hit that trail up this spring
Toys for Tots Dec 3 man. You should come.
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Looks like a fun trip. The harder the trail the more fun.

Where did you get your turn signals from?
If I remember right, eBay.
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Toys for Tots Dec 3 man. You should come.

If I remember right, eBay.
You got a rider? If you have an open seat, ill be there.
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People always wonder how much a HP Dana 30 can take. I continue to be impressed with mine and my confidence in it is to the point that I no longer ever worry about it. This particular obstacle is very, very hard on the front axle and this little vid shows it pretty well. The tires are at 8 psi and it's locked. I hammered on it that hard and harder all day without a hiccup and have been for a couple years now. If you pause it, it also shows me using up every inch of available highline up travel (6").

roxfabber's Channel - YouTube

Same obstacle--JP's LT1 YJ on 40s
roxfabber's Channel - YouTube
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People always wonder how much a HP Dana 30 can take. I continue to be impressed with mine and my confidence in it is to the point that I no longer ever worry about it. This particular obstacle is very, very hard on the front axle and this little vid shows it pretty well. The tires are at 8 psi and it's locked. I hammered on it that hard and harder all day without a hiccup and have been for a couple years now. If you pause it, it also shows me using up every inch of available highline up travel (6").

roxfabber's Channel - YouTube

Same obstacle--JP's LT1 YJ on 40s
roxfabber's Channel - YouTube
It's all in the line you choose.

I'm glad that you posted that about the HP30 because I plan to swap one of them in along with an 8.8 in the rear soon. What are you running for shafts, locker, and gearing? What are you running in the rear?
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Rear: Trussed Rubi 44 with Rubi air locker, 4.88 gears, Superior chromolly

Front: HP30, Aussie, 4.88 gears, Superior shafts with some prototype u-joints (future Superior or Savvy product), and outer axle seals. I ran stock shafts for a long time with no shaft failures and one u joint failure, a Spicer 5-760x. They hold up very well and the only reason I went to chromollys is due to the deal I got for testing the joints. I've wheeled the hardest stuff in the midwest--IN, TN, and KY--and I can't break the damn thing. It's a stout axle for 35's and I'm sticking to it.
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That's good to hear.

Make sure to keep posting updates. It keeps me inspired.

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