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06-08-2014 07:21 PM
GoldenSahara00 3/16" wall, 2" square tube
05-20-2014 06:40 PM
elclipo What's the size of your crossmember tubing? I have the crossmember kit now in my possession and want to go get the rest soon.
05-20-2014 04:04 PM
GoldenSahara00
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Originally Posted by Shoumori View Post
Ever think about trimming the fenders?
There is absolutely no reason too and I think it would look awful. I might trim the rears some after I hiline and go bigger tires. That's it though.
05-20-2014 01:48 PM
Shoumori Ever think about trimming the fenders?
03-15-2014 05:06 PM
GoldenSahara00
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Originally Posted by Medixtj01 View Post

Where do you get your metal? I'm thinking of building a set of rock sliders and was wondering where you get yours.
A local shop in town or a guy I know who welds trailers.
02-17-2014 02:58 PM
Medixtj01
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Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 View Post
I picked up a Lincoln 220 arc welder. A mig is easier/cleaner but more expensive. I get my metal at a local metals shop.
Where do you get your metal? I'm thinking of building a set of rock sliders and was wondering where you get yours.
02-16-2014 11:16 PM
GoldenSahara00
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Sounds like it may be a good way for me to go. I'll look into it a bit more. Thanks for the information!
No problem. If you need any advice just ask.
02-16-2014 04:37 PM
elite56
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Sure. It's a great skill to have but it does take some time to develop and effort to learn and do well.
Sounds like it may be a good way for me to go. I'll look into it a bit more. Thanks for the information!
02-16-2014 08:51 AM
GoldenSahara00 Sure. It's a great skill to have but it does take some time to develop and effort to learn and do well.
02-15-2014 10:22 PM
elite56
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Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 View Post

I picked up a Lincoln 220 arc welder. A mig is easier/cleaner but more expensive. I get my metal at a local metals shop.
Is teaching myself something you'd recommend?
I just figure this way I can also weld up other things that would be really interesting to make like bumpers,tire carriers, sliders , etc.
Sorry don't mean to pester you with all these questions... You're just in the same situation as me so I'm trying to figure out how it worked out for you.
02-15-2014 08:35 PM
GoldenSahara00
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Did you pick up a used welder? What welder would you recommend?
Where do you get most of your scrap metal at?
I'm on a budget just like yours so I can't go all out
I picked up a Lincoln 220 arc welder. A mig is easier/cleaner but more expensive. I get my metal at a local metals shop.
02-15-2014 07:55 PM
elite56
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Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 View Post

I did teach myself to weld but I took on several projects before hand such as rockers, bumpers, and the crossmember, and work at the house/ families farm. It's possible to do it, but I would practice first and get someone to checkout your work.
Did you pick up a used welder? What welder would you recommend?
Where do you get most of your scrap metal at?
I'm on a budget just like yours so I can't go all out
02-15-2014 06:19 PM
GoldenSahara00
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Did you teach yourself to weld for the 8.8?
I've been contemplating purchasing a welder and setting up all the brackets myself but I wouldn't have anyone to show me all the ropes so I would be entirely self taught.
I'm not too sure if I would trust the welds without someone making sure I'm doing it right...
I did teach myself to weld but I took on several projects before hand such as rockers, bumpers, and the crossmember, and work at the house/ families farm. It's possible to do it, but I would practice first and get someone to checkout your work.
02-15-2014 03:37 PM
elite56 Did you teach yourself to weld for the 8.8?
I've been contemplating purchasing a welder and setting up all the brackets myself but I wouldn't have anyone to show me all the ropes so I would be entirely self taught.
I'm not too sure if I would trust the welds without someone making sure I'm doing it right...
11-16-2013 12:34 PM
GoldenSahara00 I have a new build thread: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f322/go...ml#post6169202
11-05-2013 03:22 PM
GoldenSahara00 Few pics of how the rear end/departure improved. Much better. Couldn't find any pics that really showed how bad it was before mostly because I avoided that.
11-05-2013 03:17 PM
GoldenSahara00 Still on the lookout for axles tires or other fun parts. Should be making purchases on stuff or stuff to build around January.
10-15-2013 08:35 PM
jarrods2000tj my girlfriend keeps telling me to cut my fenders t fit bigger tires my response "they are way to pretty to cut" lol
10-04-2013 12:44 PM
Hums99
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With only 3 inches of lift and the axle brackets corrected the coils are pretty much as good as they are gona get as far as the buckets. Looks good. Definitely get rid of some of that bumpstop down the road if you can.
Ya I plan on shortening them up when I get different coils in the back. The progressive coils are too soft and let it compress too much .
10-02-2013 10:19 PM
GoldenSahara00 With only 3 inches of lift and the axle brackets corrected the coils are pretty much as good as they are gona get as far as the buckets. Looks good. Definitely get rid of some of that bumpstop down the road if you can.
09-30-2013 10:58 PM
LawMoose Weak...
09-30-2013 10:14 PM
Hums99 Here's the top bucket we made. For those that haven't seen it.

Attachment 394233
09-30-2013 10:12 PM
Hums99 Looks good. We center the coil bucket in wheel well and adjusted axle from there. I have 6" of bump stops with 2.5" coils. I have lots more to go up once we build flares, I'll cut the tub.


Attachment 394185
09-30-2013 09:58 PM
GoldenSahara00 Better pic of the "stretch"


It's not much. When I hiline the rear I'm gona cut some out towards the rear but for how the bumpstops/shocks limit up travel and I don't get anywhere close to body interference.
09-30-2013 09:53 PM
GoldenSahara00 Yea we got around a bit hit every area. And yeah when I set up the brackets I set the lowers forward a little more and adjusted the uppers to use all the clearance I could that I gained from the Rokmen GTS. Idk how much stretch I got because I didn't measure before and after but I got a little. Maybe 1.5 inches so nothing substantial but it's as much as possible.

Next up is a little front stretch I hope when I do the front axle. Lower it a tiny bit ( 2 inch rear springs and remove spacers from front) highline add 37s and outboard w new shocks. Then wheel forever.
09-29-2013 10:10 PM
Hums99 Did you move your rear axle back? I gained 2.5" it appears you did it one of your photos.
09-29-2013 10:07 PM
Hums99 Awesome video! I kicking myself for not coming. I'll be there next time You were on some trails I didn't recognize but some looked like they were clear in the back at the tick garden.
09-29-2013 07:13 PM
GoldenSahara00 too bad you couldn't make it out scott.

Had a great day, didn't go too hard but had some fun, hit some obstacles I couldn't before the swap, walked up pretty much everything, only got denied once but It's pretty crazy and I only gave it one crack and based missed it. Tire lost traction just as it was coming over the top of the shelf and pivoted onto the belly. I got some good use out of the skid and she held up great. Theres a few shots of the belly and stance now w/ everything done.






Also here is a shot of a local guy scott's buggy. pretty sweet, and a cool guy. He does a lot for Rock Run which is where we were wheeling, it's an up and coming OHV park, they have around 4000 acres, but are mostly ATV/side by side and bike trails, but they are expanding to fit us guys in.


09-26-2013 03:29 PM
Hums99 I might be in on the wheeling saturday. I've got to check what's going on. I finally measured my travel - front is 28'' and rear is 27''.
I'll check with on AJ page.
09-26-2013 02:23 PM
GoldenSahara00 Wheeling saturday and then in 2 weeks after that.
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