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07-17-2014 01:23 PM
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I still have a few things to do before any hardcore wheel'n but i got full steering back with these tires. Im very happy with how this build came together.
07-13-2014 01:25 AM
97flexy My wonderful wife surprised me with four brand new wheels for my new 9.00-16 tires. So along with rebuilding my front and rear track bars, and finally installing a new steering box instead of the junk yard one I had, I will also be mounting and balancing my new tires and rims. Then the plan is to get it aligned at Ford and clearance anything that needs it.
01-11-2014 06:16 PM
97flexy next upgrades are a new 3rd member with a spool and the correct gears, new tires (I found some STA super lugs) in 36x8.7/16 and a new winch. I'm looking to get one thats a bit stronger then my 8K winch possibly faster too.
11-26-2013 01:31 PM
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11-25-2013 09:12 AM
jeepster1407 Cool build man! I'd like to see some action shots.
11-22-2013 09:20 AM
97flexy Took the jeep out about a month ago to the cliffs for a test run and nothing broke the Jeep did great! I ran my softer front springs, and a spring unseated but nothing major. Reinstalled the taller springs. I'l throw some pics up tonight. I finally bought my self a heater, I will be installing that tomorrow for T4T on sunday. Supposed to be a high of 25degrees on sunday here in the fine city of chicago.
05-13-2013 01:00 PM
97flexy
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Originally Posted by ichabod99 View Post
great work!
thanks! its been a long first build but built it on a very limited budget.
05-13-2013 12:59 PM
97flexy

front mini spool works, front radius arms hit the frame now so i need to clearance the frame, rear LSD works going to sleeve the rear arms in DOM this week. then time to save for a trailer rental a fuel costs to get to the park!!! cant wait to try it out!
05-11-2013 11:21 AM
ichabod99 great work!
05-11-2013 09:35 AM
97flexy GOT 4x4 working! now need to clearance the frame and skid plat the bottom then off to the park. new front radius arms are built!
04-21-2013 02:21 AM
97flexy
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Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 View Post
I went with 3/16 for my skid, it's not too heavy, and I will still be bracing it. I was thinking of using half pieces of 2x2 square cut down the middle for the bracing points. What are you going to use?
I'l see if I can mock up a skid plate tomorrow with supports to show u, I'l snap a pic.
04-16-2013 08:37 AM
GoldenSahara00 I went with 3/16 for my skid, it's not too heavy, and I will still be bracing it. I was thinking of using half pieces of 2x2 square cut down the middle for the bracing points. What are you going to use?
04-16-2013 01:46 AM
ghostridr Looking sweet...
04-09-2013 11:38 PM
97flexy Its taking awhile to get my new arms cut and welded. I decided to go with .500 wall DOM tube for my new front radius arms. after that I need to get a new steering box and then pass emissions, I've decided to run 1/8" plate as my skid plates and if I need to strengthen them I'l do that as needed. but 1/8" should be fine and cheap. When I buy the skid plate I'l post pics of the reinforcement I'm talking about, the belly skid will have reinforcement on however I doubt the engine skid will have any.
03-02-2013 04:27 PM
97flexy
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Originally Posted by Border Dave View Post
Have you built a new skidplate yet?
nope not yet, rebuilding my front radius arms first and then I'l worry about skids, it needs to be plenty strong enough.
02-24-2013 12:20 PM
Border Dave Have you built a new skidplate yet?
02-09-2013 01:06 PM
97flexy
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Originally Posted by Raiderfan001 View Post
My stock JK wheels are 7.5" wide. They're the 17" Sport S ones on a 2010.
Thanks for letting me know about your 17" JK wheels. Again I'm going to say that the JK bolt pattern is NOT the same as my Jeep, my jeep has a 5x5.5 bolt pattern and the JKs are 5x5 also I'm looking for 16" wheel not a 17" wheel, and 7.5" wide is still too wide.
02-09-2013 08:24 AM
Raiderfan001 My stock JK wheels are 7.5" wide. They're the 17" Sport S ones on a 2010.
02-01-2013 03:19 PM
97flexy
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Originally Posted by Commando Solo View Post
They are to wide, and not sure if the backspacing he wants/needs is there

And maybe I missed it but what happened to the stinger?
JK wheels are 5x5 not 5x5.5 and I'm sure a jk wheel is wider than 7" since they run a 12.5" wide tire on some stock ones. as for the stinger I ended up selling it and I'm going to make a new one when funds allow. My wife has already told me to make one when its possible she misses seeing it when we take the heep for drives.
01-31-2013 02:34 PM
Commando Solo
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Originally Posted by schnutzy
I believe the stock steel wheels from a jk will fit the bill for size, bolt pattern, etc
They are to wide, and not sure if the backspacing he wants/needs is there

And maybe I missed it but what happened to the stinger?
01-31-2013 12:55 PM
schnutzy I believe the stock steel wheels from a jk will fit the bill for size, bolt pattern, etc
01-31-2013 09:58 AM
97flexy New tire 9.00-16(36x9) Goodyear High Milage. Need to get a truck to go pick up the other tires, so might be a week of so. the gotta find some 16x5 to 7 inch wide wheels with 5x5.5 bolt pattern.

Also my new 1/2" synthetic, 20,000# break strength winch line and fairlead complements of my wonderful wife.
01-31-2013 09:46 AM
97flexy found some 36s bought one and mounted it on the jeep as a test fit and it looks perfect, going to get the rest and 4 more wheels. Also Finally got my custom exhaust welded and installing it today, hooking up the 4x4 cable linkage tonight, front drive shaft is in place too. 4x4 is just around the corner.
01-15-2013 11:29 PM
97flexy too wide for my heep. the widest body part is my tub and right now about 6.25" of tires sticks out of my body, the cops around here don't like it, the 36x9s might stick out of the tub but should only be the bulge. plus I started my build as a skinny tire rig and went with 35x12.5s cause I got a good deal on them. but they just don't work with my truck. I might end up picking up the new tires in the next week or so.
01-15-2013 02:38 PM
Zombiekiller whats wrong with the 35x2.5s?
01-13-2013 10:52 PM
97flexy
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Originally Posted by Commando Solo View Post
What are you considering 33s?
I'd like 35x10.5, 35x9.5, or 36x9. I have a set of 36x9 I need to pick up but I still need wheel's to fit those tires before I can sell my 35s
01-11-2013 08:06 AM
Commando Solo
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Originally Posted by 97flexy
getting sick of my 35x12.5s
thinking of selling my tires, they make me not want to drive it.
What are you considering 33s?
01-11-2013 08:01 AM
97flexy getting sick of my 35x12.5s
thinking of selling my tires, they make me not want to drive it.
11-08-2012 05:15 PM
97flexy Finally the rear drive shaft should be done and ready for pick up tomorrow!! looks like this weekend the tires will get balanced
11-02-2012 08:04 AM
97flexy its getting there, the hub lockouts just showed up. got em on, all the brakes are hooked up. straps are on shocks are mounted, waiting on my custom drive shaft.

not on my bump stops yet but maxed my jack out.
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