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04-17-2014 08:01 PM
indirocz28 As darkness started to set today I was still working. I was able to bolt up the a/c condenser and radiator, and get the grille centered.

Used some loctite and set the rear spring u bolts to 65ftlbs as per rough country. Cleaned up my mess a little bit, started the jeep and let her run a bit for the first time in a couple of weeks. Fired right up!

A little night shot of the LED front lights. Attachment 998953

More to come soon.
I am hoping that I can drop it off at the shop on Tuesday to get the 4.88s installed.....
04-17-2014 06:03 PM
indirocz28 The final product of today....
Still have to bold the condenser and radiator back in though..



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04-17-2014 04:25 PM
indirocz28 Got all the front lights wired up and working. Yaaay LED's!!!




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04-17-2014 12:23 PM
indirocz28 Getting some more done today. Glad I get 1 day a week off of work....



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Still working on lining up the YJ hood. Seems like the hood sits about 1" to the passenger side at the top of the TJ grille.
The bottom of the grille is pretty close to even along the outside edge of the frame rail.


Also going to do the front LED wiring today.
04-17-2014 12:21 PM
indirocz28
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Originally Posted by dmaxthad View Post
I put the same fenders on my YJ. I like them a lot, especially for the money.
They were a pain in the ass...
04-17-2014 10:58 AM
dmaxthad I put the same fenders on my YJ. I like them a lot, especially for the money.
04-13-2014 01:57 PM
indirocz28 Got the other fender mounted today. Still have some trimming to do to make the TJ grille fit.
Then bolt up the tube fenders to it.
Also figured out my grille body mount had a 2" hole rusted through it so I fixed that as well.



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04-12-2014 11:49 PM
indirocz28 Today consisted of some more Jeep building. I am thankful for having a couple of days off work, and nice weather at the same time for once.

I fiddled around with the 8.8 some more checking out pinion angle some more. At ride height they are both 7.2/7.4* and driveshaft spins freely. However, when at full leaf spring droop currently, my driveshaft binds big time. I'd prefer to avoid getting an sye and cv driveshaft right now if I could, but I don't have an idea on avoiding that one.

Got new rear discs and pads on the 8.8, and adjusted the parking brake shoes inside as well. Then welded in some scrap steel on the back of each perch where I'm going to mount the rubber end of each brake hose.
And started on the front tube fenders. Which is a pita!


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The end for today..

I still have a hell of a to do list for it...
04-12-2014 07:36 AM
indirocz28 So I've had this ford explorer 8.8 sitting around for quite a while. Finally had time to start working on it and get it put in the Jeep.

The kit I bought from EastCoastGearSupply came with a 1310 u-joint yoke, the hardened bolts for the yoke to axle flange, the axle to spring perches, u bolts & plates, shock mounts, and new emergency brake cables.

I spent a LOT of time in the morning cutting off and grinding down the old axle hardware.

Here are a couple of pics.
I'll try to post some more today but it got dark on me last night.



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Setting pinion angle at ride height.
04-09-2014 09:41 AM
indirocz28 I bought them from e-auto grilles on eBay. But they use the smittybilt instructions.
04-08-2014 11:31 PM
MyRed88
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Originally Posted by indirocz28 View Post
Well, been working my ass off so that I can get this build nearly finished up. So here are some pics! Pulled out the D35 today. Soon to be installed
smittybilt?
04-08-2014 10:16 PM
indirocz28 Well, been working my ass off so that I can get this build nearly finished up.

So here are some pics!


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Pulled out the D35 today.

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Soon to be installed

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03-26-2014 12:13 PM
MyRed88
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Originally Posted by indirocz28 View Post
7.5" hole saw?
sawzall and a hand held grinder to smooth it out
03-26-2014 11:22 AM
indirocz28
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Originally Posted by MyRed88 View Post
my dad and I did it in about 3 hours we just cut the squares out and made them round
7.5" hole saw?
03-26-2014 07:51 AM
MyRed88
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Originally Posted by indirocz28 View Post
Someone did some work there! Who did that for you?
my dad and I did it in about 3 hours we just cut the squares out and made them round
03-26-2014 07:42 AM
indirocz28
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Originally Posted by daddyjeep View Post
Gross. You are really going to put that on your YJ?
Lol yes, going to get rid of the squares
03-26-2014 07:41 AM
indirocz28
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Originally Posted by MyRed88 View Post
Mine
Someone did some work there!

Who did that for you?
03-25-2014 08:49 PM
daddyjeep Gross. You are really going to put that on your YJ?
03-25-2014 08:06 PM
MyRed88
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Originally Posted by indirocz28 View Post
Started on my TJ grille today. Then set it in front of my girlfriends TJ to see how it looked.


Mine
03-25-2014 07:29 PM
indirocz28 Started on my TJ grille today.


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Then set it in front of my girlfriends TJ to see how it looked.
03-24-2014 07:23 PM
indirocz28 I have read too many bad things about the revolver shackles.

What I really want is coils.

So maybe eventually I'll go with the pro comp pn: j10517
03-24-2014 06:31 PM
daddyjeep I hear ya. You will figure it out. A buddy of mine is running revolvers on the shackle end and z boxes on the frame end. Flexes great. Something to consider.
03-24-2014 06:22 PM
indirocz28 Lol something will happen when the wallet allows
03-24-2014 06:00 PM
daddyjeep That is less than impressive sorry to say. Ready for links yet?
03-24-2014 01:17 PM
indirocz28 Just a pic from yesterday showing how my YJ doesn't flex.. Front right tire IS up off the ground...



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03-17-2014 08:31 PM
indirocz28
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Originally Posted by MyRed88 View Post
Nice build! Your jeep looks kinda like mine. I also plan to do the 8.8 in the rear and 35s but I'm not sure what to do about a lift kit
Well, here is what I found about cheap lift kits, I.e. Rough country and the design of the spring packs isn't made to flex and work like say OME, RE, BDS.

The springs have been noted to be shorter in lengths than what they need to be. The way they have the packs clamped together is too tight. Their bushings wear out fast, and the springs don't have a military wrap. (Well they have a 4.5" kit now that does, but it doesn't look like it will flex and move like it needs to for off road flexing and crawling)
03-17-2014 01:39 PM
MyRed88 Nice build! Your jeep looks kinda like mine. I also plan to do the 8.8 in the rear and 35s but I'm not sure what to do about a lift kit
03-16-2014 08:27 PM
indirocz28 So I got lucky last night and found another NP231J out of another YJ. Only down side was that it was for a 4cyl and had the 21 spline input instead of the 23.

So today I pulled both cases apart and looked over everything and put together one. Good news is that now I have some spare parts!


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03-15-2014 05:46 PM
indirocz28 Took it out for the first time with the 35's on today. Much to my surprise after beating it up for a few hours it wasn't the front axle or the driveshaft that gave way. It was my input shaft for my transfer case.







Here is the carnage:


Same spot that I broke an axle shaft on last fall. Same spot I've watched many people try to get up locked front and rear and not make it. I've made it up several times when its been dry, but today there was no way. No one made it up except a giant truck on 44's and rockwells.

YJ Front Driveshaft Yoke Break - YouTube
03-12-2014 09:51 PM
indirocz28 Added some 35s today.

Have a lot of work to do upcoming to make the Jeep actually work and the lift kit and leafs perform how they should. Not to mention the 8.8 swap and re-gearing to 4.88s.

So don't make fun of my flex (or lack there of) yet! lol







This corner was already bent from my 32" JK Rubicon wheels and tires.



So I ended up the day with this, since they have been sitting around for about 6 months now.
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