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01-30-2013 03:12 PM
chrisfp88
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Originally Posted by chrisfp88
K well, payroll lady is out of my office, so the most I'm gonna be able to do tomorrow is put a deposit on the axle, then I'll have to go back to pay it off in full. :sigh: Anyways I do get my new tires tomorrow so that's good at least. With the axle the guy will throw in the gears, inners, outers, and the housing. I will need to get ball joints and the ox locker, is there anything else I'm failing to think of that I will need for it?
Here they are. We checked out the 44 yesterday. I put a deposit on it. Hope to pay it off/pick up next week.
01-28-2013 11:00 AM
chrisfp88 K well, payroll lady is out of my office, so the most I'm gonna be able to do tomorrow is put a deposit on the axle, then I'll have to go back to pay it off in full. :sigh: Anyways I do get my new tires tomorrow so that's good at least. With the axle the guy will throw in the gears, inners, outers, and the housing. I will need to get ball joints and the ox locker, is there anything else I'm failing to think of that I will need for it?
01-26-2013 06:43 PM
chrisfp88
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Originally Posted by JFjeld
??? The OX replaces the carrier...

In any event, I have OX front and rear in my TJ and I absolutely love them. Just be careful how you route your cables. Good luck with your axle swap.
Yes ox makes a locker carrier combo for the prorock. I'm gonna get the one with the electronic actuator. They look awesome.
01-26-2013 06:05 PM
JFjeld
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Originally Posted by chrisfp88 View Post
K so new little tidbit in the fun and games apparently the carrier on this prorock will accept an OX Locker I am calling them today. I spoke to dynatrac today and that was their suggestion.
??? The OX replaces the carrier...

In any event, I have OX front and rear in my TJ and I absolutely love them. Just be careful how you route your cables. Good luck with your axle swap.
01-26-2013 02:21 PM
chrisfp88
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Originally Posted by jagerhelix

Since you have the axle out of the jeep you have a great oppertunity to learn on this one and save a ton of cash. You still have your jeep to drive so you can take your time on it. The only reason I haven't done my gears and locker setup is not having the time for any hickups that might present themselves that would leave be without a vehicle. I'm sure if you dive into it and post pics plenty of people would be willing to help you a long the way. I also watched this video about thirty times.

Differential Ring and Pinion Gear Setup - YouTube
Sweet. Ya plan is to take our time with it fully assemble it and then drop it in the jeep.
01-26-2013 01:52 PM
jagerhelix
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Originally Posted by chrisfp88 View Post
So who feels comfortable installing axles? lol
Since you have the axle out of the jeep you have a great oppertunity to learn on this one and save a ton of cash. You still have your jeep to drive so you can take your time on it. The only reason I haven't done my gears and locker setup is not having the time for any hickups that might present themselves that would leave be without a vehicle. I'm sure if you dive into it and post pics plenty of people would be willing to help you a long the way. I also watched this video about thirty times.

Differential Ring and Pinion Gear Setup - YouTube
01-26-2013 11:17 AM
Rooster454
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Originally Posted by HK_Runner View Post
Chris, your 3.73 did okay with 35s here in Colorado? Heck, that is one reason I have not gone to 35s on my auto 4.10 (2012) yet.
since you have the 2012 you'll be fine with 35's IMO. I'm running 37's on a 2012 JKUR although I have a 6 speed, but it's really not that bad
01-26-2013 10:36 AM
chrisfp88
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Originally Posted by jasongind View Post
It's should be just unbolt your current axle, bolt The new one up.
Well The axle I'm getting will be largely completely disassembled, so I will need to run wires, which I'm guessing will be easy give it's made for it, and need to install shafts, gears, lockers, ball joints. All of it looks pretty straight forward just don't know how hard it will be.
01-26-2013 10:26 AM
jasongind
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Originally Posted by chrisfp88 View Post
So who feels comfortable installing axles? lol
It's should be just unbolt your current axle, bolt The new one up.
01-26-2013 10:14 AM
chrisfp88 So who feels comfortable installing axles? lol
01-25-2013 10:35 PM
JKBANDIT55 buddy is currently running 37s on a stock 30 front axle. He wheels the shit out of it and no problems yet. But yes, its bound to happen. But you go look over on JKforum and there are tons of guys who have been running this set up for a while. So I say run it. As long as your saving up in the mean time for a better front axle.

Also the shimmy on my jeep was caused by my tires being worn uneven.

Edit- oops should have read this thread all the way though!
01-25-2013 07:18 PM
chrisfp88
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Originally Posted by HK_Runner
Chris, your 3.73 did okay with 35s here in Colorado? Heck, that is one reason I have not gone to 35s on my auto 4.10 (2012) yet.
Ya. Does fine. You can tell you lost power but pedal to the metal still works. Plus now that I have my Aev Procal it knows to shift more efficiently saving fuel and regaining power.
01-25-2013 07:10 PM
HK_Runner Chris, your 3.73 did okay with 35s here in Colorado? Heck, that is one reason I have not gone to 35s on my auto 4.10 (2012) yet.
01-25-2013 12:02 PM
chrisfp88
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Originally Posted by chrisfp88

K so new little tidbit in the fun and games apparently the carrier on this prorock will accept an OX Locker I am calling them today. I spoke to dynatrac today and that was their suggestion.
K ox locker will work. Problem solved.
01-25-2013 10:07 AM
chrisfp88
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Originally Posted by wanderlust View Post
North ridge 4x4 usually has the best deals once you factor no shipping charge
K so new little tidbit in the fun and games apparently the carrier on this prorock will accept an OX Locker I am calling them today. I spoke to dynatrac today and that was their suggestion.
01-25-2013 09:18 AM
wanderlust North ridge 4x4 usually has the best deals once you factor no shipping charge
01-25-2013 07:57 AM
chrisfp88
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Originally Posted by wanderlust

go either eaton "e" locker or just go arb and be done. spend the money once. If you are going to go 1 ton in the rear eventually I would just go ARB and get it all set up from the get go.
Ya you're right. Best place with best prices on arb and inners?
01-25-2013 07:43 AM
wanderlust
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Originally Posted by chrisfp88 View Post
Crap now I need to find lockers too
go either eaton "e" locker or just go arb and be done. spend the money once. If you are going to go 1 ton in the rear eventually I would just go ARB and get it all set up from the get go.
01-25-2013 07:38 AM
wanderlust jks dont have a "y" link in the steering?
01-24-2013 11:59 PM
Sunshine24 yea, revised, didn't want to sound like a witch
01-24-2013 08:12 PM
jasongind ^^Haha, quoted before edited lol.
01-24-2013 06:41 PM
chrisfp88
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Originally Posted by Sunshine24
just a suggestion. eliminates the "y" link on your drag link and tie rod. but hey, I don't know anything.
Not saying you don't just not my main choice
01-24-2013 06:36 PM
Sunshine24 just a suggestion. eliminates the "y" link on your drag link and tie rod and beefies things up a bit.
01-24-2013 03:25 PM
chrisfp88 LOL I don't think so.... So here's the deal he's holding the dynatrac for me which is great and he has inner's and outer, but we need to find an oem locker from a rubicon. New or used, much prefer used anyone got any leads?
01-24-2013 03:08 PM
Sunshine24 a few words - chevy 1-ton steering conversion with a wj knuckle swap, brake/caliper upgrade, etc - if your moving up to those 37s. make sure you know when doing you'll need spacers with 15" wheels if you top mount the tie rod ends like they should be. if you can weld or have a good fabricator it's a easy change out. wouldn't change it for the world on mine. just make sure you allot for caster/camber, long arm kits help or at least have adjustable control arms happy building

http://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/...g/XOGMSTE.html
with the off-set tre's and high angle drag link ends
I have the complete parts list if anyone needs on what we just finished up on mine
01-24-2013 02:38 PM
chrisfp88 Crap now I need to find lockers too
01-24-2013 12:01 PM
jasongind I don't know if they will or not. I can do some research, but my initial guess would be no. I'll let you know.

I love the long arm kit, I just don't like how high you have to be to have it. It has amazing flex, just not digging the height on off camber and steep terrain.

Ultimately I'd love to be able to go with spider 9 fronts and rear, stretch it and run 40's, but that is more than likely just a dream lol.
01-24-2013 11:54 AM
chrisfp88
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Originally Posted by jasongind View Post
That's awesome Chris. You should be pretty set then. Like I said, just drive like an old lady and probably drive it as little as possible.

In the future I'm looking at some big changes to my rig as well. Phase1: will be to swap long arms for short arms (finished grinding off old stock brackets yesterday), swap Teraflex 4" coils for OME 2", Rokmen High line fenders. Phase 2: prorock 44 front, d60 rear, 38's, bead-lock wheels.

The other morning I spent the better part of an hour and a half down at Rokmen talking to Jeff figuring my build out. I'm tired of being so tall and tippy and really feel a LOCG rig is the way to go.
Ya buddy! I'm thinking once I sort everything out of going to a Teraflex 4 inch flexarm kit, was gonna buy it like in 3 weeks, but since this axle turned up I will need to wait like 3 more months. Eventually I will have to 1 ton my rear, but that should be a long ways down the road.
My friend John said my Jeep will die a thousand deaths because no Jeep is allowed to be cooler then his. lol.
Sad to see you go short arm, but I understand. Would those 4 inch coils fit mine? If so I'd buy them off you haha.
01-24-2013 11:42 AM
jasongind That's awesome Chris. You should be pretty set then. Like I said, just drive like an old lady and probably drive it as little as possible.

In the future I'm looking at some big changes to my rig as well. Phase1: will be to swap long arms for short arms (finished grinding off old stock brackets yesterday), swap Teraflex 4" coils for OME 2", Rokmen High line fenders. Phase 2: prorock 44 front, d60 rear, 38's, bead-lock wheels.

The other morning I spent the better part of an hour and a half down at Rokmen talking to Jeff figuring my build out. I'm tired of being so tall and tippy and really feel a LOCG rig is the way to go.
01-24-2013 11:09 AM
chrisfp88
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Originally Posted by jasongind
I'd return the parts and put that money toward the prorock. Although I do agree with Ed that adding 37's is only going to exacerbate your current problems, I also think that if you run 37's with your current setup and don't wheel at all, only drive easy in town you'll be ok until you get the 44 in. I'm not advocating running 37's on a d30 by anyway, I just don't thing its going to explode as soon as you start to turn the 37's. Just drive like a grandma and get the 44 as soon as possible?
Talked to them about the 44 just now. He is willing to hold it for me with a deposit and has almost everything I need for $1900 including gears and inner and outer sleeves. Only thing I'll need is carrier? And ball joints really. He is calling dynatrac to make sure there is nothing that we are forgetting but if this all works out I will have it in my possession next tuesday and will probably only need to run the 37s on the 30 for a week or two before throing this in. I'm really excited and hope all yiu guys are too. Don't worry I'll still be tearing apart the front end looking for stuff but I think this could be awesome if it all works out.
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