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Old 08-02-2013, 09:25 PM   #10051
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Anyone hitting a trail this weekend? Tomorrow?

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So now I'm looking at front axles. Really want to get rid of that Dana 30. Ive been looking at the G2 Dana 44. Is the Ected locker any good? They don't offer the Eaton e-locker to come in the package that I have seen. Or is it worth the extra cash to just go with the ARB?

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For the extra cost the ARB is way stronger. You just need an air supply for it. Getting the itch bad arn't you Doug.
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Old 08-03-2013, 02:40 AM   #10054
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Anyone hitting a trail this weekend? Tomorrow?
Sorry Andy. I'm crippled up for a few days. Maybe when I can walk 50 feet I might be ready for a trail.
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:26 AM   #10055
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I backed my car out of the garage, looked to the left and realized the TJ's tires are tall as my roof line, looked to the right and realized the JKUR's tires are also tall as my roof line. I knew I sat low, but I had a different perspective of how low. Lol
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Old 08-03-2013, 11:22 AM   #10056
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For the extra cost the ARB is way stronger. You just need an air supply for it. Getting the itch bad arn't you Doug.
I am indeed. Got my first job and having money makes you really think of what you want to do. I believe a mod that is coming very soon is new seats. I'm tired of my 17 year old back hurting after any sort of long trip.
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Old 08-03-2013, 11:24 AM   #10057
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I backed my car out of the garage, looked to the left and realized the TJ's tires are tall as my roof line, looked to the right and realized the JKUR's tires are also tall as my roof line. I knew I sat low, but I had a different perspective of how low. Lol
Lol. I feel low driving my moms crossover yet a lone something that low.
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I am indeed. Got my first job and having money makes you really think of what you want to do. I believe a mod that is coming very soon is new seats. I'm tired of my 17 year old back hurting after any sort of long trip.
The Mastercraft seats the TJ came with are so comfortable! The only thing is it's a little harder to get in and out all the time on the trail. Now if I was 17, I may not consider it a problem, lol. Getting in is easy, you sort of slip right into them, but getting out is a bit more work.

For me part of the issue is the height of the Jeep, I just have to be careful the way I land on the ground with my knee. If you don't have seats by the time we see you again, you can try ours and see what you think. Mike has a bad back and kept commenting on how comfortable they are.
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Old 08-03-2013, 11:45 AM   #10059
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The Mastercraft seats the TJ came with are so comfortable! The only thing is it's a little harder to get in and out all the time on the trail. Now if I was 17, I may not consider it a problem, lol. Getting in is easy, you sort of slip right into them, but getting out is a bit more work.

For me part of the issue is the height of the Jeep, I just have to be careful the way I land on the ground with my knee. If you don't have seats by the time we see you again, you can try ours and see what you think. Mike has a bad back and kept commenting on how comfortable they are.
Yea the stock seats are just terrible. http://www.quadratec.com/products/24226_31XX_PG.htm These are the ones that I have been looking at. I've read a lot of reviews and haven't seen a bad one yet. I believe these are the same as Stan installed in LJoranges jeep also.
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So now I'm looking at front axles. Really want to get rid of that Dana 30. Ive been looking at the G2 Dana 44. Is the Ected locker any good? They don't offer the Eaton e-locker to come in the package that I have seen. Or is it worth the extra cash to just go with the ARB?
I was steered away from the Ected when I was building my old axle (D35) and went with the Eaton. I was very happy with it. I know have ARBs front and rear and they are awesome! Pay the higher price once and be done with it! The compressor that runs them both is about $140. I didn't want to use the same compressor as one as the one for OBA, but you can if you want to.
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Old 08-03-2013, 01:13 PM   #10061
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Yea the stock seats are just terrible. http://www.quadratec.com/products/24226_31XX_PG.htm These are the ones that I have been looking at. I've read a lot of reviews and haven't seen a bad one yet. I believe these are the same as Stan installed in LJoranges jeep also.
Actually we installed Corbeau in johns LJ. What you need to avoid is high bolsters in TJ seats. They're a pain to get in and out of.
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Actually we installed Corbeau in johns LJ. What you need to avoid is high bolsters in TJ seats. They're a pain to get in and out of.
Is it the same set that I linked above?
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Seats can make or break a great weekend run. The seats in my jeep work perfectly for me. So I'm saving for my next mod. I'm thinking a tummy tuck, 8 Control arms and new drive shafts. Maybe not a flat tummy but a close to flat. I have to be able to get in so no body lift.
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So now I'm looking at front axles. Really want to get rid of that Dana 30. Ive been looking at the G2 Dana 44. Is the Ected locker any good? They don't offer the Eaton e-locker to come in the package that I have seen. Or is it worth the extra cash to just go with the ARB?
The Eaton E-locker is a great locker for the d30 with its 4 pin design...but unfortunately the one for the D44 ( last I've heard) is only a 2 pin design...there has been talk of a them make a 4 pin unit but haven't seen or head anything yet.
The ARB and the OX lockers are both 4 pin and much stronger...I have the ARB and really like but the OX locker can be locked any way you'd like....by air, cable or electric and in the event your unable to lock it out on the trail....you can lock it with a fail safe key...to get you off the trail
It a really nice piece.
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Is it the same set that I linked above?
Yes it is Doug, and we installed the low back baja in the back. All with seat heaters.
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Old 08-03-2013, 03:34 PM   #10066
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Yea the stock seats are just terrible. CORBEAU Baja XRS Reclining Suspension Seat Pair for 76-10 Jeep® Wrangler YJ, TJ, JK, Unlimited, CJ-5, CJ-7 & CJ-8 Scrambler - Quadratec These are the ones that I have been looking at. I've read a lot of reviews and haven't seen a bad one yet. I believe these are the same as Stan installed in LJoranges jeep also.
Those are nice looking, I've heard good things about them.
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Actually we installed Corbeau in johns LJ. What you need to avoid is high bolsters in TJ seats. They're a pain to get in and out of.
I can vouch for that! Getting in is okay, you just sort of fall into them, lol.

Getting out is a little tricky, I know I look like a monkey since I use the roll bar to pull myself up and then hang on when I land on the ground I'm very careful not to let go, I know someday I'm gong to fall on my butt
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Does anyone know what is the lowest gear size for a D30/D35 combo? Have 4:10s now and want to put in a spartan or ? Up front and upgrade shafts to 32 spline.
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Does anyone know what is the lowest gear size for a D30/D35 combo? Have 4:10s now and want to put in a spartan or ? Up front.
Don't quote me on this ... but I think 4.88 is the highest gear ratio you can get in a D30
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Don't quote me on this ... but I think 4.88 is the highest gear ratio you can get in a D30
That should be good from 33's and placing 35's correct?
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That should be good from 33's and placing 35's correct?
Yep ... 4.88s and 35s will be a good combo

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Yep ... 4.88s and 35s will be a good combo
Nice chart thanks!
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Just got home from my first day out of my chair in 6 days. I was getting housebound. We went to Bass Pro Shop in Rancho. I got to use my Gift Card Rhonda's Manager put up as a prize. They Had AMMO. I scored a box of 45ACP. Thank you Rhonda. Then we stopped on the way home and looked at travel trailers for the Jeep. Finding a unit under 2500 pounds is going to be tough if we rule out tent trailers. But there are some cool ones we are gonna go look at in San Diego.
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If its a stick I'd go for 5.13s myself...with the d44...
4.88s are the lowest you can go in the d30
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I wish I had gone with the 13's or 38's on mine instead of the 88's. But I have an auto and I'm cruising at 2300 in the fast lane. In overdrive it works out to 3.36 to 1
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Auto with D 35 in rear
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You'll have the same gears as me. Works fine off road with the 35's. Just a bit sluggish on the highway climbs, but I just turn off the OD if it's a long pull. Around town it's great.
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You'll have the same gears as me. Works fine off road with the 35's. Just a bit sluggish on the highway climbs, but I just turn off the OD if it's a long pull. Around town it's great.
Thanks Gunner..it will just have to do!
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Just got home from my first day out of my chair in 6 days. I was getting housebound. We went to Bass Pro Shop in Rancho. I got to use my Gift Card Rhonda's Manager put up as a prize. They Had AMMO. I scored a box of 45ACP. Thank you Rhonda. Then we stopped on the way home and looked at travel trailers for the Jeep. Finding a unit under 2500 pounds is going to be tough if we rule out tent trailers. But there are some cool ones we are gonna go look at in San Diego.
Good to hear you got out for a bit, that had to lift your spirits quite a bit Our Nomad is 2,025 lbs. It's made by Skyline and they have one that weigh's 1925, it's 13 ft. They are less expensive than some of the others, just basic trailers but I like ours better than a tent trailer. No set up, just park, level and your set
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