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12-13-2006 11:43 PM
MR.CLIFFORD I hope my junk fits in the drive thru. That was my whole goal for this build.
12-13-2006 11:42 PM
MR.CLIFFORD I took it all over like that.

12-13-2006 11:38 PM
Scout
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Originally Posted by bigjeep View Post
and don't forget to run some 1.37 gears to really get you movin.
1.38's. Custom made baby!
12-13-2006 11:37 PM
mrbigjeep and don't forget to run some 1.37 gears to really get you movin.
12-13-2006 11:36 PM
Scout
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Originally Posted by bigjeep View Post
scouts goin long arm next year.

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Originally Posted by MR.CLIFFORD View Post
That's in like 2 and a half weeks!

Yeah I'm thinking 8" Rough Country short arm with 2" spacers and a 3" body lift. Then I'll swap out my Dana 44's for some Dana 30's and run some of them there 42" Iroks like MR.CLIFFORD. Hopefully that would make it over 9 feet tall. Then I'll have to borrow someone elses car to get my Whopper at Burger King.
12-13-2006 11:33 PM
mrbigjeep
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Originally Posted by MR.CLIFFORD View Post
That's in like 2 and a half weeks!
he better get started.
12-13-2006 11:32 PM
Scout
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Originally Posted by MR.CLIFFORD View Post
I don't need 29s when I can have 26s!!

Ahhh...26's! I forgot! You crack me up wheeling it like that!
12-13-2006 11:31 PM
MR.CLIFFORD
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Originally Posted by bigjeep View Post
scouts goin long arm next year.
That's in like 2 and a half weeks!
12-13-2006 11:31 PM
MR.CLIFFORD
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Originally Posted by Simple Scout View Post
Where's the check engine light go?
That is a nifty little secret I'm not sharing with anyone just yet.
12-13-2006 11:30 PM
mrbigjeep scouts goin long arm next year.
12-13-2006 11:30 PM
MR.CLIFFORD I don't need 29s when I can have 26s!!

12-13-2006 11:29 PM
Scout
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Originally Posted by MR.CLIFFORD View Post
here are my gauges in the stock dash.

I keep forgetting my stupid digi so I'm stuck with my stupid camera phone.


That looks great! I like the finish! I'm jealous. Wanna trade Jeeps? I have tube fenders!

Where's the check engine light go?
12-13-2006 11:27 PM
Scout
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Originally Posted by MR.CLIFFORD View Post
With the 42" Iroks it should be in front of the bumper by 1.5" brick walls here I come LOL

I'd say so. Looks like you can climb up one right now with those 29's.
12-13-2006 11:26 PM
MR.CLIFFORD here are my gauges in the stock dash.

I keep forgetting my stupid digi so I'm stuck with my stupid camera phone.

12-13-2006 11:26 PM
MR.CLIFFORD With the 42" Iroks it should be in front of the bumper by 1.5" brick walls here I come LOL
12-13-2006 11:24 PM
Scout
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ps... this is what my jeep looks like with 112" of wheelbase

I'd say your approach angle is looking mighty good!
12-13-2006 11:23 PM
Scout
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Originally Posted by MR.CLIFFORD View Post
yea I've been working on it when I get the chance. Got all my gauges mounted up today. Got my 60 axle tubes all cleaned up and my king pin rebuild kits accomplished. Waiting for my 5.13s, detroits, and install kits to get here so they can get stuffed then I can finish building the rest of it. My steering stuff should be here any day. That can get installed. I have a hard time cause I have so many parts to install. I can't stick with one project and finish it.
I have no idea what you just said but it sounds like something I'll be saying this time next year.

Post up some pics soon!
12-13-2006 11:21 PM
MR.CLIFFORD ps... this is what my jeep looks like with 112" of wheelbase

12-13-2006 11:16 PM
MR.CLIFFORD yea I've been working on it when I get the chance. Got all my gauges mounted up today. Got my 60 axle tubes all cleaned up and my king pin rebuild kits accomplished. Waiting for my 5.13s, detroits, and install kits to get here so they can get stuffed then I can finish building the rest of it. My steering stuff should be here any day. That can get installed. I have a hard time cause I have so many parts to install. I can't stick with one project and finish it.
12-13-2006 11:13 PM
Scout Ha ha! Now you're stretched, comp cut, LA's and riding on 29's. Yeah I think you may be heading back in my direction. You'll have a 2" BB and a 3" BL before you know it.

BTW - where are the updated pics? Unpacked any of those boxes you had in the garage yet?
12-13-2006 11:09 PM
MR.CLIFFORD LOL!!

I tell people every time they are interested in jeeps to pick a goal and work towards it. If you want big tires and full widths do it right the first time.

Lets see...


I did the BB. Then BB with OME shocks. Then OME 2.5s. Then BL Then took off all that crap and went long arms front, stretched the rear and all that crap. Took it all off and now I don't know what I'm doing!
12-13-2006 11:05 PM
Scout
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Glad you got it all worked out. I somehow was thinking you already had went LA on your suspension. Knowing you still have a SA, then you definitely made the right decision.

Also good for you for calling up someone that does this on a daily basis. Sometimes it's hard to type what you are trying to say and working thru things either in person or with another voice on the line makes it easier to work out.
Sometimes I think LA may have been the way to go to begin with. Although I'll be VERY happy with a properly functioning SA system. (fingers crossed)

Yeah I agree with making the call. As I mentioned before I would strongly suggest to anyone who is about to spend ANY money on their rig to talk to someone who really knows their (and your) stuff like Dirk.

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I kept trying to get Dirk to call you Captain Kirk.
Ha! Live and learn. I will say that financially this whole mess isn't going to bankrupt me. However, I know how hard expendable money is to come by. Not to mention all of the explaining you have to do to your significant other. The hardest thing to explain to them is why you're doing it all over again? "Didn't you just buy one of those thingies the other day?" "Yes ma'am :o ". That being said, if you spend your money wisely from the start (unlike me) you'll wind up saving yourself tons of money in the long run.

Do it once, do it right, do it right the first time. Is that how it goes?


Oh yeah, cut out that Kirk crapola would ya?
12-13-2006 07:33 PM
MR.CLIFFORD I kept trying to get Dirk to call you Captain Kirk.
12-13-2006 06:09 PM
1BLKJP Glad you got it all worked out. I somehow was thinking you already had went LA on your suspension. Knowing you still have a SA, then you definitely made the right decision.

Also good for you for calling up someone that does this on a daily basis. Sometimes it's hard to type what you are trying to say and working thru things either in person or with another voice on the line makes it easier to work out.
12-13-2006 04:41 PM
Scout Well I decided to give Dirk a call at DPG so he could explain everything to me. Let me tell ya, Dirk gave me more information in 15 minutes over the phone than I've gotten from searching the internet for well over a year. I would STRONGLY encourage anyone who is about to spend a dime on their rig to give Dirk a call first. He is extremely patient and very knowledgable. Did I mention he's a wealth of information.

Dirk aswered all my questions a gave me some solutions for a few of the problems I'm having:

Antirock:
I've decided to go with the Currie Antirock with the steel arms. (when funds are available - hopefully next week)

Driveshaft:
If and when I pull the trigger on the driveshaft HAD will be the way I go. (Januaryish)

Rear Trackbar:
I went ahead and bought the Nth Rear Trackbar bracket to see if that'll solve the rubbing problem. I think spending $ 150.00 now is the best solution rather than doing a tri link and have to modify my exhaust etc and wind up spending well over $ 600 or $ 700. I'm going to kinda of be the guiniea (sp?) pig on this bracket so I'll post up and let everyone know how it comes out. If it doesn't work you'll see it in the "For Sale Section" .

Also, I'll be ditching my suspension system next spring or summer. Anyone want to guess who I'll be buying my new one from?

Thanks again for everyones help on this!
12-13-2006 11:30 AM
Scout
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Originally Posted by Dirk View Post
It depends...


I'll be gone for a while on some errands, but should be back from around 2-5 central time today. JD will be here during that time, but he won't know about the particulars on this discussion.
Thanks!
Dirk
Thanks Dirk. I'll give you a call between 2 and 5 CST this afternoon. Hopefully I can get a cure ordered from you today. Thanks for your help.
12-13-2006 11:03 AM
Dirk
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Originally Posted by Simple Scout View Post
Dirk, with the RE or JKS bracket do you need an RE or JKS adjustable rear track bar or will they work with the factory track bar?
It depends...

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Awww heck, I may just give you a call this afternoon and let you give me a lesson on all this stuff. The more I learn the dumber I seem to get. Will you be around today?
I'll be gone for a while on some errands, but should be back from around 2-5 central time today. JD will be here during that time, but he won't know about the particulars on this discussion.
Thanks!
Dirk
12-13-2006 10:08 AM
Scout
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Originally Posted by mr4x4 View Post

Thanks for the links. I'm thinking about scapping this whole thing sometime next year and re-doing my whole damn suspension. When I do I'm definatley going with a tri link in the rear.
12-13-2006 10:04 AM
Scout
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Originally Posted by Dirk View Post
Well shoot- that's what I get for starting to reply to your post and then leaving and coming back hours later to finish.

I do agree also with the aluminum arms. They'd make me nervous.

The RE or JKS CV style trackbar bracket would be the way to go if you want a cheaper solution.

You could certailny go with a 1350 DC joint at the t-case and stay 1330 at the axle. That's how HAD makes there's.
Dirk, with the RE or JKS bracket do you need an RE or JKS adjustable rear track bar or will they work with the factory track bar? I see that the Nth states it works with the factory and that's what I have right now.

Awww heck, I may just give you a call this afternoon and let you give me a lesson on all this stuff. The more I learn the dumber I seem to get. Will you be around today?
12-13-2006 12:27 AM
mr4x4 forget the track bar go with a trylink or a triangulated 4 link in the rear
theirs alot of companies that make them heres a few

http://www.rockkrawler.com/

http://www.teraflex.biz/pages/jeepbu...ID=188&subID=4

http://www.rubiconexpress.com/Jeep-W...d=7FCD38326967

http://www.claytonoffroad.com/index....ep!Wrangler!TJ

http://www.polyperformance.com/shop/home.php?cat=312
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