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Old 11-23-2009, 10:24 PM   #1
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Just thought I would share my plans for the future, when I get money... Well Christmas is coming up so...
First off is getting a Ford 8.8 axle (junkyard - 80$) getting gears for front axle and 8.8 gears I might get, 4.56s for 35" tires (about 400-500$), then getting the brackets for the 8.8 to put on the Jeep. (200$??). That's a couple of paychecks right there.

I don't want to get all the fancy stuff yet, like tube fenders, rocker armor, or any of that until I get the axle and gears put in...

I need a new trac bar and steering stablizer, because I went to Goodyear for an alignment for my tires and umm the alignment bar was frozen... (rusted together) so I plan on doing that. Getting new brakes. Maybe one Summer I might go down to Alabama and live at my grandparents for about a month so my grandfather and I can weld a little and do some projects for a rear bumper and tire carrier, maybe even a front bumper.... who knows.

My next step after getting new tires, would be cragar soft 8s, nothing better than black on black

I really want my Jeep to perform well on roads... Right now, it's not doing so good. The front tires are almost bald on half of them... braking is harder, and not being able to get an alignment is very bad... I am going to save up most of the money I can. (no job right now ) working around the house, mowing lawns and such. And I should be there soon. Just takes time.

Thanks for reading, any comments or suggestions, feel free. Up for anything.

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Old 11-23-2009, 10:34 PM   #2
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sounds good, my christams plans include ditching my 2in BB, and getting a 4in skyjaker lift, and if money is left(i doubt it..lol) a set of KC slimights and windshield mounts

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Old 11-23-2009, 10:50 PM   #3
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Nice, that should be a nice Christmas present. lol
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Old 11-24-2009, 08:38 AM   #4
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With the 8.8 make sure you atleast get one from a Explorer that has 31 Splines shafts for the bigger tires.

Also the pricing you have is that for the gears or the 35 tires... if thats for the gears, is that purchased only & your doing the install yourself, cause purchase & installation price is typically $800-$1000 for front & rear gears.

Hmm not sure I understand how the "alignment bar" is frozen together as you stated or what the alignment bar you mean.

The Trackbar typically goes to your axle and the steering stabilizer attaches to axle and the tie rod that goes across the front from Knuckle to Knuckle.

Based on the pic of your rig in yout avatar it looks pretty capable and you might not want to overlook rockers & armor protection. That stuff goes along way and will help save some possible wheeling damage as well. So far sounds like a good plan though.

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Old 11-24-2009, 03:55 PM   #5
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I was planning on getting one from an Explorer, my friend knows a lot about axles, he can look at it and tell you what it is..
The pricing is for gears, and yes I will be doing that project with a friend... Tires are another story, friend works for a tire company so idk..

I will probably get armor in the future. Just need to get settled in right now, moving away and finding a good job. Going to school now for an Associates Degree in Automotive Technology. So I might have a job after that... Not sure where though, but I always wanted to start my own business.. lol My Girlfriend will be going to college next year and majoring in Business Management so she might help out a little... lol
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Old 11-24-2009, 06:41 PM   #6
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Aw come on, you can get that tie rod to move!! Hose the threads down with pb blaster a few times one day then the next day go out there with at least a map torch and either a tie rod spreader or my personal favorite a 24" pipe wrench. Heat both ends of the rod up, the actual rod not the rod ends, and put your pipe wrench on it so that you can push on the wrench with your foot. Hit the threads with blaster again, prepare for the smoke show, then put your foot on the end of the wrench and grab the bumper and put all your weight in it!!! It WILL eventually give up with the rite combination of heat and blaster. Set your toe once you get it moving, you need to go out a bit since it's wearing on the inside. It's not hard, just takes some weight and cursing to get that bar turning sometimes.
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Old 11-24-2009, 07:37 PM   #7
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I might try that... But if I loosen it and drive it to get an alignment wouldn't it mess up??
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Old 11-24-2009, 07:58 PM   #8
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The alignment is simple enough to do yourself. All that you really need to set is the toe. There is a great pic floating around on here of how to do it, I'll try to find it for you. Basicaly you just use 2 tape measures and 2 pieces of steel marked to the diameter of your tires. I have mine set 1/16" closer in the front and that seems to work the best for me. Different people like the feel of it set differently tho.

Btw in my prior instructions of how to get the tie rod to turn I forgot to mention that you have to loosten the band clamp at both ends of the rod or that thing will never move.
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Old 11-24-2009, 08:06 PM   #9
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Oh yeah, I know that. lol I tried the last time, and personally I don't trust myself doing an alignment like that... idk why.
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Old 11-24-2009, 08:11 PM   #10
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Post #4 has the pics in it. Very simple to do. I think the range is something like 3/16-1/16" closer in the front. Iv seen people running set at zero, some times it takes a few tries to find the setting that works best for YOUR setup.

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