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Old 03-31-2014, 12:05 AM   #31
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Whats going on Ali?! Bout time you come over to WF. Jeep is lookin good. I finally got the UCF UHC skid and DC drive shaft put on.
I decided to see what the NM forum here had to offer...it isn't much. I must say WF is pretty docile. I'm still on JF and that's where the majority of my post go. But my build is here haha.


Also. Does that mean you can finally go wheeling?

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Hey man, I found your build thread on JF when I was researching JK Rubi axles so I can swap them under my LJ. I really like the way your rig turned out and wanted to ask you some questions as I will be tackling the same thing you did very very soon.

What is the backspacing on your wheels that you used to mount to the rubi axles. From the pictures it doesn't look too wide, I am trying to gauge how much backspacing I will need so I am wide but not too wide.

When you got the front axle under there, did you have an problems with your pinion hitting the exhaust during flex?

Did you use a modified JK draglink or created a custom draglink?


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Old 03-31-2014, 12:48 AM   #33
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Hey man, I found your build thread on JF when I was researching JK Rubi axles so I can swap them under my LJ. I really like the way your rig turned out and wanted to ask you some questions as I will be tackling the same thing you did very very soon. What is the backspacing on your wheels that you used to mount to the rubi axles. From the pictures it doesn't look too wide, I am trying to gauge how much backspacing I will need so I am wide but not too wide. When you got the front axle under there, did you have an problems with your pinion hitting the exhaust during flex? Did you use a modified JK draglink or created a custom draglink? Great build and thank you for taking the time to share
I believe the BS is 4.5". I tried to not have a ridiculously wide TJ since the jk axles add 2.5" to each side.

I didn't have any issues with that pinion hitting the exhaust. It's close. But only because I'm
lower than most.

I actually modified the teraflex one I had on there before. We trimmed it down to fit. All the rest is JK steering.

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Old 03-31-2014, 01:00 AM   #34
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I believe the BS is 4.5". I tried to not have a ridiculously wide TJ since the jk axles add 2.5" to each side.

I didn't have any issues with that pinion hitting the exhaust. It's close. But only because I'm
lower than most.

I actually modified the teraflex one I had on there before. We trimmed it down to fit. All the rest is JK steering.

Thanks for stopping in :cheers:


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Old 04-02-2014, 10:26 PM   #35
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Found a stock TJ on 33s to park next to! Kinda crazy I'm just as tall on 37s.... My poor Nessie. Too little.
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Just went wheeling. Have to edit photos. But here's a teaser....
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Just went wheeling. Have to edit photos. But here's a teaser....
Damn! Where is that at? MOAB?
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Damn! Where is that at? MOAB?
New Mexico lol.
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New Mexico lol.
Still some pretty serious stuff. Nothing I guess Nessie can't handle
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:51 PM   #40
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Ba Bam


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Got out and took some stills.
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Got out and took some stills.
Just realized iPhone kills quality..


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Old 04-13-2014, 10:24 PM   #43
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Current plan for the coming year...

12" Fox 2.0 Resi Front replacement CO.
10" Fox 2.0 Resi Rear CO.

Some sort of corner armor. Painted to Match.
Weld MC Flares aprox .5-1" Higher.

Cut to prepare 1-1.5" Stretch.

4 Link rear with Gas tank mod. (Mold tank to fit the stretch.)

40x13.50 17 Toyo MTs.

AEV Pintler Beadlocks. Argent.
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Definitely like your build up.

Do you have details on the front JK 44 swap? i.e. what control arm brackets on the axle had to move? What control arms did you use? Still have stock TJ control arm frame brackets?
Mine is going in this weekend so any info would be great!

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Definitely like your build up. Do you have details on the front JK 44 swap? i.e. what control arm brackets on the axle had to move? What control arms did you use? Still have stock TJ control arm frame brackets? Mine is going in this weekend so any info would be great! Thanks!
Of course bud.

The front bolted right up in terms of CA mounts.
Still used my TJ arms.

Steering was tricky. But all I did was ream the pitman arm out to fit. And cut the trackbar to size.

I used all jk steering apart from the teraflex trackbar from the Tj
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Thanks man. Thats what I was counting on after I measured the JK mounts vs. the TJ. Glad to have confirmation!
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Thanks man. Thats what I was counting on after I measured the JK mounts vs. the TJ. Glad to have confirmation!
The rear is a different story. But the fronts for sure bolt up.
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You got that right. I cut all the JK brackets off and adapted an ARTEC 8.8 TJ swap kit to work. I'm definitely glad to know the front is a breeze comparatively speaking. If only I had coil overs like you!
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Small update...Changed the panel from black back to silver to match the wheels, took the grill light guards off, dusted all my rock marks with flat black paint, cleaned her up, put the flares back on, and painted the calipers red. And took some stills of course.



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Nessie is insane
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Nessie is insane
Not too insane. I can still daily it. Haha
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It's an insane daily drive. What do you even get for fuel economy it her?
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It's an insane daily drive. What do you even get for fuel economy it her?
Usually average around 16. 18 if I just take it to school and back.

No where near my S2000 which is like 27. But it's nice to be able to drive both and not worry about it.
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Usually average around 16. 18 if I just take it to school and back.

No where near my S2000 which is like 27. But it's nice to be able to drive both and not worry about it.
I don't even know how! What gears are you running?
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I don't even know how! What gears are you running?
5.38s
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Thinking about pulling the trigger on some savvy LED tail lights!
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Thinking about pulling the trigger on some savvy LED tail lights!
Shoot away!
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Thinking about pulling the trigger on some savvy LED tail lights!
Im tellin a man. Get the lights I have. They look good. Dont require cutting a big ass hole in the tub, Their super bright and they're $15 each with free shipping. AND they look way better then the ugly boxy lights.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/140519227711...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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Im tellin a man. Get the lights I have. They look good. Dont require cutting a big ass hole in the tub, Their super bright and they're $15 each with free shipping. AND they look way better then the ugly boxy lights. http://www.ebay.com/itm/140519227711...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
Nah. It's not as clean as a stock look. They're flush and look great. Not to mention everyone and their mother has red LED circle lights on their jeeps.

Also looking at the truck lite LEDs for the front. Clean up the look a bit.

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