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Old 03-17-2013, 09:43 PM   #31
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well...SHES IN!!! 8.8 is installed. brakes are working great. I have to do some slight modification to the shock mounts. if I did it all over I would set them up further towards the rear. oh well. its in and thats all that really matters to me!! It has been a mod that Ive been working towards for a year now. need to find a welding machine to wrap it up.

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Old 03-18-2013, 01:16 AM   #33
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What about that shop right on the service road between 52 and Erie east side of 25?
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:22 AM   #34
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Chad, what do you need to weld?
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:24 AM   #35
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Chad, what do you need to weld?
just some ears onto the shock mounts to extend the back a little further. the shock hits the spring perch when fully installed into the mount.
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:59 AM   #36
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Load the Jeep up on the trailer and bring it down, we'll cut off the brackets and move them back.
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Load the Jeep up on the trailer and bring it down, we'll cut off the brackets and move them back.
Woot!!! when you want to do it?
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:45 PM   #38
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if I did it all over I would set them up further towards the rear.
curious...did you set your pinion angle (~15 deg, etc.) and then tack the truss and spring perches at 0 degrees? Did you still have issues with the spring perches?

If I remember correctly I did the above with the Artec truss, but I've since sold the axle so don't have a point of reference, although the gentleman I sold it to has not had issues.
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Woot!!! when you want to do it?
We can do it any night this week except for tonight or we could do it this weekend. Let me know which night you want to do it.
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curious...did you set your pinion angle (~15 deg, etc.) and then tack the truss and spring perches at 0 degrees? Did you still have issues with the spring perches?

If I remember correctly I did the above with the Artec truss, but I've since sold the axle so don't have a point of reference, although the gentleman I sold it to has not had issues.
Nah I just got to deep into my own head. a slight mismeasure I beleive is the culprit.

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We can do it any night this week except for tonight or we could do it this weekend. Let me know which night you want to do it.
sounds good how about we shoot for Saturday
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Well, don't feel like the lone ranger. I just discovered that I had the lower link brackets welded on in reverse, they are angled out instead of in I was so spun out about the track bar extension that I grabbed the lower links and just clamped them on Think I'll throw in another head slap just on general principals
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Well, don't feel like the lone ranger. I just discovered that I had the lower link brackets welded on in reverse, they are angled out instead of in I was so spun out about the track bar extension that I grabbed the lower links and just clamped them on Think I'll throw in another head slap just on general principals
I'll throw a couple int the mix with ya buddy
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Awesome Terry thanks bud!!!
I am going to have to take you and Jody to Dinner here real soon
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Yeah, as my sainted grandma used to say "THIMK"
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Well, don't feel like the lone ranger. I just discovered that I had the lower link brackets welded on in reverse, they are angled out instead of in I was so spun out about the track bar extension that I grabbed the lower links and just clamped them on Think I'll throw in another head slap just on general principals
Don't ask me about welding things on upside down...
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Yeah, as my sainted grandma used to say "THIMK"
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Don't ask me about welding things on upside down...
What did you weld on upside down?
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on the bright side I did drive it around a little. seems a little squirlly without the shocks....
but the gearing felt real nice. seems like it will work out very well for the trail
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What did you weld on upside down?
I said don't ask...

The outer fender part that connects to the inner fender. I was so excited to get then together I didn't even think of it being side specific. Not that big of a deal. Just had to drill new holes in the inner fenders.
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Don't ask me about welding things on upside down...
I didn't notice they were upside down either Lol !
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Well, something drags on and on, you get close, excited, anxious and GOTCHA

I asked because I listen as well as I think...
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I am so glad you are finally getting that thing together, I have been thinking about your swap. I have been measuring 8.8's with SUA setups at work, while doing service's and such. Thinkin' hmmm.. I have given up on finding an XJ D44, anyone ever know of a successful 8.25 swap?

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