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Old 12-01-2012, 11:28 PM   #61
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What was the difference in width of the spring perches?? Are they pretty close or way out of place??

I realize I would have to redo the perches but I was just wondering, something to think about I guess
I dont knwo if they are exact, but I know they are close enough to be a direct swap without any problems.

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I dont knwo if they are exact, but I know they are close enough to be a direct swap without any problems.
Not talking about the overall width, I was asking about the distance between the spring perches, how far apart are they compared to the d35??

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Old 12-02-2012, 06:17 PM   #63
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Not talking about the overall width, I was asking about the distance between the spring perches, how far apart are they compared to the d35??
Not sure. I cut mine off before putting the new ones on because I was doing spring over.

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Do the explorer rear ends fit a TJ?
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Excellant thread, I'm a long ways from doing an axle swap but this is good to know info.
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Do the explorer rear ends fit a TJ?
Yes, modification required
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:50 PM   #67
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Got my new wheels in Friday. About to paint these green.

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Old 12-09-2012, 07:14 PM   #68
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Yes, modification required
There is a kit for this with a truss and coil mounts. Welds in with shock mounts too.
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:39 AM   #69
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Do the explorer rear ends fit a TJ?
Here is the link to that truss and mount system I was talking about for TJs:

Artec Industries TJ 8.8 Swap Kit with Truss
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:00 AM   #70
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Wheels sandblasted.



Off to the powder coater today!
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Hey Denis, i just thought i would commend you for a color choice in your paint, as you can see i chose the same color, as well as the same paint, took me a 12pk of spray cans, but with the ceramic paint i think it turned out ok.
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:25 AM   #72
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Hey Denis, i just thought i would commend you for a color choice in your paint, as you can see i chose the same color, as well as the same paint, took me a 12pk of spray cans, but with the ceramic paint i think it turned out ok.
Jesus, dude! That is green!

I like the black and green together, though I couldn't do that much green. I prefer it as an accent. That said, the ceramic paint is great... covers well... doesn't run. I like it.

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Old 12-15-2012, 05:48 PM   #73
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Wheels and tires installed today.

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Looks good. Did the sandblasting and powdercoat set you back much?
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:10 AM   #75
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Denis, your YJ is what mine hopes to be once it is no longer a DD. Well done!
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:49 PM   #76
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Looks good. Did the sandblasting and powdercoat set you back much?
I traded web design work for the blasting. Values around $500.
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Denis, your YJ is what mine hopes to be once it is no longer a DD. Well done!
Thanks! Mine will be a DD once it's back up and running. I only drive 3 miles each way to work on very slow moving streets, so no worries there. I'm probably going to retire my S10 to winter only driving and trade off between the Jeep and a rat rod/hot rod project as my DD.

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I daily drive mine everywhere! The only thing I keep in it for safety in regards to handling is the sway bay. I can't figure out what the big deal is. It sucks gas, but it beats the hell out of the wife's Altima.
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It sucks gas, but it beats the hell out of the wife's Altima.
I don't mind my wife's Mazda3

That said, she hates the Jeep and won't drive it... so I'm in either it or my truck when she needs her car.

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Sorry for not posting anything recently. Jeep project has been at a dead stop as I'm paying for some medical bills to cover my wife's pregnancy. We have the worst insurance on the planet, so it looks like the first $10k of this pregnancy is coming out of my pocket.

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Sorry for not posting anything recently. Jeep project has been at a dead stop as I'm paying for some medical bills to cover my wife's pregnancy. We have the worst insurance on the planet, so it looks like the first $10k of this pregnancy is coming out of my pocket.

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C'mon man you're supposed to get the 8.8 in first, then have kids lol. That's in the Jeep owners rulebook too by the way lol.

Anyway man good luck with everything, hope it works out for you and the fam. We'll always have time for our Jeeps later
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Hey, great write up! Will be following suit shortly. Got 8.8 stripped and ready for the final decision on which way to go.

Does your rig fit through that garage door as it sits now?

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Does your rig fit through that garage door as it sits now?

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Not at all. It barely fit on 33s with just the body and shackle lift. It's about 6" too tall now to clear.

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Good to know. Also, did you use the stock upper shock mounts front and rear? If you went out board in the back, what mounts you use?
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Good to know. Also, did you use the stock upper shock mounts front and rear? If you went out board in the back, what mounts you use?
I did. They seemed to be good places, so went with them. The new shocks I got (Bilstein 5150s) were a lot longer (and that the extra reservoir) so I had to cut out some sections of the mount, but yeah.. that's what I used up top.

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I am not sure if I posted this in this thread, but I used a Teraflex bar for the upper with mine. Thing is great. I get more travel, and they are angled for flex. It also bolts onto the stock mounts. I paid $25 for it. Here is a link to the special price on their site. You do need the lower mounts too though. I think I paid $50 for those.

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OK thanks. Looking at hoops in the front and frenching in outboards in the back as long as it is down to its birthday suit "bare frame" would be easiest to do it now.
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I was looking at your new Brake set-up. Was wondering what you think of it?

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Looks good man that thing is up their!

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