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02-11-2014 04:39 PM
Ludski decided to clean up my wiring and a bit and get rid of the switches that i was using before. hated them on the A pillar. but it was cheap and easy.

making my own "sPod" so to speak.

6 switch panel (couldve done more, but if i want more i could always make another)
fused and relayed distribution panel. all wired and ready to just plug into the accessories (when i get around to it)
custom switches ordered today from OTRATTW for:
50" light bar
windshield duallys
front locker
rear locker
rock lights
interior LEDs

thinking that when i remake the next one, i will put 8 switches and have room for an air gauge for my VIAIR compressor i have waiting to be installed.

Pics so far.



02-03-2014 01:36 PM
Ludski new synergy drag link.
axles are on.
everything is adjusted so jeep is driving like shes supposed to.




also put some door trim on my 50" lightbar to stop the dam whistling.
01-23-2014 12:55 AM
CamTheMan87 Woooooww....ludski, nice work! Axle work looks great! Can't wait to see it once it's got a overhaul lol
01-21-2014 02:08 PM
IrishRed Good God man. The most important question...when ya gonna sell it?!
01-21-2014 01:11 AM
Ludski managed to FINALLY break my D30 ring gear, pulling a porsche panamera out of a ditch. of course, i broke it 2 days before i would be pulling the axle for the D44 swap....


Front axle built up and installed.
Artec Truss added
Artec Heavy duty raised trackbar bracket added
Hydro assist tabs added
Hydro assist Tie Rod Clamp Added
Teraflex Slotted Big Brakes Added


Rear axle built up (installing tomorrow)
Artec truss added.
Artec raised trackbar bracket added.
Artec coil perches added.
Artec/Rock Krawler 3 link rear bracket added.
Tom Woods 1310 Driveshaft added.



Will be adding Artec rear lower control arm/shock mounts in the near future when i upgrade to long arms.

Also am in the market for beadlocks. Looking at method 105 and hutchinson and ATX new slabs II. Looking to do a candy apple red (darker than regular red) for the wheel. and then a black ring. i work at a powdercoating shop, so will be easy to get done. will match the rest of the red on jeep to wheels as well.


Also will be adding soon:

Rock Krawler triple threat long arms
New Synergy Drag Link
Nitto Trail grapplers 40x13.5x17
Beadlock Wheels
sPOD
01-04-2014 12:45 AM
Olsen185 Holy crap man that's one hell of a list!!

Looking good
01-04-2014 12:03 AM
Ludski Purchased a set of rubicon axles from a fellow jeeper.
Havent installed them yet, as im working to afford to build them up before i put them on. (easier to install parts)



Axles Currently have:
FRONT:

rock krawler aluminum tie rod
riddler diff cover
5.13 cry treated gears
rubicon E locker
Gussets
control arm skids
synergy ball joints
JKS front trackbar brace
EBC brake pads
centric rotors

REAR:
riddler diff cover
5.13 cryo treated gears
rubicon E locker
JKS rear trackbar brace
spare axle shafts
EBC brake pads
Centric rotors

Purchasing Prior To Install:
Artec raised trackbar brackets
artec trusses
artec rear coil perches
artec shock mounts
artec 3 link rear control arm bracket
synergy hydro assist tie rod clamp
teraflex slotted big brakes (front axle)
Spod (to control the lockers)
tom woods 1310 rear driveshaft
10-11-2013 11:57 PM
paleh0rse
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Originally Posted by appleman46 View Post
Awesome build(s) man! Thinking about the sPOD myself, do you have to use the switches they provide? Would I be able to use my own switches, say, on the a-pillar?
You can use whatever switches you wish, but it's MUCH easier to use their plug-and-play switch box... especially since it matches up to all six circuits.

Their new plug-and-play in-line wireless module is due out in December, as well...
10-11-2013 09:12 PM
appleman46 Awesome build(s) man! Thinking about the sPOD myself, do you have to use the switches they provide? Would I be able to use my own switches, say, on the a-pillar?
10-11-2013 12:01 AM
Ludski Bought a 2013 hardtop for an awesome price. just had to cut off 2 small mounts in rear and it works perfect on my 09. will be painting it gloss black soon.


been playing around with hi res photos. also have been doing a lot of giveaways on my jeeps facebook page. spiderwebshade, LEDs, and many more to come (Surprise cant say what)



painted stinger on genright rear bumper red.


also, a lot of updates on a customers Jeep i've been building.





Has:
sPod
poison spyder: 50" lightbar mounts, rocker knockers
rock hard 4x4 roll cage
rigid industries: 50" SR, 2 sets of duallys, SRM reverse lights, interior LEDs
navigation headunit
LED tail lights
Magnaflow Exhaust
ProCal Tuner
AEV 2.5" lift
35" nitto trail grapplers
trucklite LED headlights

Waiting to be powdercoated:
poison spyder: brawler front and rear bumpers, aluminum standard width fenders

This thing is a beast. all white everything.
10-02-2013 10:05 PM
Bobes
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Originally Posted by Ludski View Post
both of these are the main 2 closest. cliffs, some love it, some hate it. i personally, am not a fan at all.

the badlands is great, has everything from sand, rocks, steep climbs, water crossings, easy trails, harder trails.

i personally am super bored of it though, since ive gone there a number of times. now i just go when there is an event to catch up with friends.
Cool thanks. I'm gonna have to check them out
10-02-2013 06:46 PM
Ludski
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Originally Posted by milani View Post
Check out the illinois/midwest forums. Cliffs is in Marseilles, IL and Badlands is in Attica, IN. Also, silver lake michigan dunes...
both of these are the main 2 closest. cliffs, some love it, some hate it. i personally, am not a fan at all.

the badlands is great, has everything from sand, rocks, steep climbs, water crossings, easy trails, harder trails.

i personally am super bored of it though, since ive gone there a number of times. now i just go when there is an event to catch up with friends.
10-02-2013 03:09 PM
milani Check out the illinois/midwest forums. Cliffs is in Marseilles, IL and Badlands is in Attica, IN. Also, silver lake michigan dunes...
10-02-2013 02:58 PM
Bobes Nice Jeep!! Where do you wheel around chicago? Im out in the burbs and was wondering if there's any place to go somewhat closeby
09-30-2013 09:06 AM
Ludski widow highlights from moab,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRdj...ature=youtu.be
09-28-2013 10:33 AM
Ludski 50" black box does great, just make sure to fill out the warranty card on it, and if your side mounting bolts dont come black, paint them before the install. cause they WILL rust, and fast. i have friends with all the different 50" bars, so im gonna be doing tests with all of them showing the output of each and quality. and not locked yet. i use my ebrake as my locker. haha.

some vids of moab trip. still have to do all the other trails, but heres what i got so far.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3R8...J_gkHA5teJGgEg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4Ct...J_gkHA5teJGgEg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=od2y...J_gkHA5teJGgEg
09-27-2013 10:59 PM
MudRunner Great pics. Looks like you had a blast and the roll cage is sweet. Just curious, you locked yet? Or are you waiting for the larger axles?
09-27-2013 10:54 PM
123Jato How do you like your 50" black box light bar? Mine gets in Monday and I was curious about how good it is.
09-27-2013 08:52 PM
Ludski so quite a bit has happened since my last update.

as far as jeep updates:
finished putting the gussets on the roll cage. and am now in the works on the front portion of cage and racing seats and harness bars. I also picked up a 79 D60 kingpin front axle and a 14B rear axle. but wont be building those for a while since i dont have the coin to put into new wheels and all the brackets, driveshafts, all that jazz. the 14B already has new calipers on it, which saves me from doing the swap. I'll also be relocating to Denver area this year.



now, for the good stuff.

hit up moab last month. Towed her out there behind the raptor (which i sold few weeks ago). Used a buddies BIG ass trailer. towed beautifully with that long of a trailer with little weight on the raptor, but dam was it heavy. met up with some crazy canadians out there eh.

pics or it didnt happen, well, okay, because you asked.















had 2 almost roll overs (Jay...) no damage or brakes (pardon my pun, because we had to replace an entire brake caliper, pads and rotor on one jeep). Cant wait to be back out there again soon. was absolutely the greatest trip of my life.
08-11-2013 12:25 PM
Ludski some updates on the custom cage build. still need to add some tubing gussets (need to get new notcher) and then burn those in. then work on A pillar, windshield bar, and 2 harness bars (once my die comes in). wont have the die before moab this weekend though. and im considering using a roll on bedliner for roll cage. cause i dont want to have to touch up the cage in the future. head clearance is good with straight bars. soft top works. will be getting some wake board speaker pods for the rear. some shots.




07-27-2013 03:54 AM
Jared66 Nice build. I love all your detail. Takes the most time and effort. But is the biggest factor.
07-27-2013 01:35 AM
fastNugly Damn man! What a build. Spent 30 mins reading and skimming through all pages
07-27-2013 12:51 AM
Ludski appreciate it everyone!

ive been having the itch to rebuild something old.

id love to do a kaiser truck. or a willys wagon.

show quality, off road capable.
07-26-2013 09:27 AM
tupper Great job on the build! Though you've given me waaaaaaaaay too many ideas! Love the look, love the fact you do the work!
07-26-2013 09:01 AM
LameStory I'm not gonna come out and say it officially 'cause there's just too many to choose from, but that just might be the coolest Jeep I've ever seen! Looking for you on YouTube now...
07-26-2013 08:36 AM
LucyFord Why you gotta jump to conclusions? Maybe he paid for all of it, maybe his folks did. If they did you don't have to lay into him for it. Does it really matter that much?

That thing is a beast man. I hope I get get somewhere near that some day
07-26-2013 08:36 AM
kjeeper10 Un freakin believable. How about minding our own business. If y'all have nothing to add DON'T POST.
Only warning

Back on topic PLEASE. Awesome jeep dude.
07-14-2013 10:47 AM
Ludski my "folks" dont pay for my mods, as much as id love my dad to, he doesnt have the money to spend on me. ive paid my way for 3 years now. and i dont want to stay here for longer than i have to.

and yea 60s should be awesome, once i get them, ill have to throw in about 2-3 grand to each axle before i consider them worthy for driving..oh and shes a daily driver..MPG...bye byee
07-13-2013 01:58 AM
MudRunner Sick jk ludski, can't wait to see those d60s go in (when you find them). Should be one mean trail rig.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lowerumble View Post

If no one has told you yet, real life sucks. Stay home as long as your parents will have you. Turn that 2 year into a 4 year! Hell, I know a lot of folks that are getting their doctorate just so they don't have to start real life.
And wow, thats a depressing outlook Haha.
07-12-2013 12:01 AM
JenyGirl
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Originally Posted by Lowerumble View Post

If no one has told you yet, real life sucks. Stay home as long as your parents will have you. Turn that 2 year into a 4 year! Hell, I know a lot of folks that are getting their doctorate just so they don't have to start real life.
Agree and that is one BAD A** ride
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