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12-15-2013 07:56 PM
The Jeep Driver
Well done!

Just read this thread, start to finish; glad you are OK, and the Jeep looks great!
12-15-2013 04:00 PM
budke Jeep has 4.56s now. Drives a whole lot better now. Now just to break in the gears then i can go play!
11-15-2013 06:35 PM
budke Jeep drives great down the road now. Drives straight, wanders a little bit, stops good, no death wobble, just like it was before rolling it. Now just need a regear and a little body work.



11-03-2013 07:04 PM
budke
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Originally Posted by catahoula1 View Post
Just wanted say how nice your rig is looking.
Thanks! Still not completely road worthy yet. Thought it was til I was driving to work and hit a bump in doing 60 and got death wobble. Thought one of the ball joints was gonna snap. Ordered a full set of synergy ball joints yesterday. Also heard a unit bearing making and awful racket on the way home so ordered two timkin bearings today.
Glad I got the job I have now or I wouldn't be able to buy all this stuff! Lol
11-03-2013 06:59 PM
budke
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Originally Posted by InvictusDecretum View Post
This is completely off topic, but what car cover do you use to cover your Jeep ? I'm overseas twice a year for 4months, and my cover barely fits. Although in its defense, I do have an LJ. Do you know what brand/model number it is ?
I had a smittybilt cover and it is complete garbage. Lasted 2 months before it started falling apart. Which ever cover you get, don't get that brand.
11-02-2013 10:12 PM
catahoula1 Just wanted say how nice your rig is looking.
11-02-2013 09:58 PM
InvictusDecretum This is completely off topic, but what car cover do you use to cover your Jeep ? I'm overseas twice a year for 4months, and my cover barely fits. Although in its defense, I do have an LJ. Do you know what brand/model number it is ?
11-02-2013 07:45 PM
budke Got it aligned, bought a vacuum bleeder and bled the brakes. Drives straight and stops great. Still get Dw when i hit a big bump going over 45, ordered new synergy ball joints since ball joints are on their way out anyways. May order a IRO double sheer track bar next week. After that there should be no dw. Driving it to work tomorrow though! Just gonna avoid bumps and holes in the road.
10-31-2013 07:59 PM
budke Got the currie steering on with a half gimp right arm and somewhat aligned. Hopefully it goes to the alignment shop tomorrow to get it aligned and the brakes bled better than i can get it done. After that it will be back on the road!
10-27-2013 07:48 PM
worldrider555 Damn, glad your okay. Goodluck with the rebuild
10-27-2013 04:44 PM
budke Purchased the currie currectlynk steering and some used RE front control arms to match the rear. Adjustable uppers and fixed lowers. Needed the currie to be able to align the front enough to get it to the alignment shop. Pass side TRE clamp had stripped and seized bolts and the drivers side TRE was seized in the tie rod. Front of the front tires was pointed in 1.25" more than the rear of the front tires and the tie rod ends were worn to hell thus causing insane death wobble. The currie should fix that.
10-16-2013 07:58 PM
budke
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Originally Posted by tbensor View Post
nice deal
Yep. Found in on CL and just couldn't pass it up. Lucky enough I had enough cash to get em.
10-16-2013 07:52 PM
tbensor
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Originally Posted by budke View Post
15x10 Mickey Thompson classic locks and 35x12.50x15 BFG KM2s. They were used but have about 80% tread.
nice deal
10-16-2013 06:55 PM
budke
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Originally Posted by tbensor View Post
What rims and tires did you get? I like the price.
15x10 Mickey Thompson classic locks and 35x12.50x15 BFG KM2s. They were used but have about 80% tread.
10-16-2013 06:39 PM
tbensor What rims and tires did you get? I like the price.
10-16-2013 03:05 PM
tbensor nice job.
10-16-2013 07:54 AM
1jeeplvr
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Originally Posted by budke View Post
Good news everybody! Jeep runs, drives, and stops all on its own now! Last week I ran the rear brake lines, put on the new long travel rear brake line from RK, put on the new JKS discos to replace the bent/broken ones, put in new axle tube seals on the 8.8(after putting gear oil in and finding out it didn't have any due to my lack of attention to detail. Lol) filled up front and rear diffs and tcase, and bled the brakes. Need the bleed the brakes again since it had 0 fluid in the system to I pretty much just purged them, still have a soft pedal, and right now the rear driveshaft is at the shop being shortened and fully rebuilt. Going to have pretty much a brand new shaft when it gets back. Bolt that sucker in and bleed the brakes one more time, take it in for an alignment and it should be road ready!

Next on the agenda....body work. OH JOY!! Lol
Well if its drives & stops on its own you better recheck things,that sounds dangerous lol.
Seriously though,nice job.Quite an accomplishment.
10-16-2013 07:28 AM
mackdj1
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Originally Posted by budke View Post
Good news everybody! Jeep runs, drives, and stops all on its own now! Last week I ran the rear brake lines, put on the new long travel rear brake line from RK, put on the new JKS discos to replace the bent/broken ones, put in new axle tube seals on the 8.8(after putting gear oil in and finding out it didn't have any due to my lack of attention to detail. Lol) filled up front and rear diffs and tcase, and bled the brakes. Need the bleed the brakes again since it had 0 fluid in the system to I pretty much just purged them, still have a soft pedal, and right now the rear driveshaft is at the shop being shortened and fully rebuilt. Going to have pretty much a brand new shaft when it gets back. Bolt that sucker in and bleed the brakes one more time, take it in for an alignment and it should be road ready!

Next on the agenda....body work. OH JOY!! Lol
Glad to hear about everything man. Job and the Jeep!
10-16-2013 07:17 AM
budke Good news everybody! Jeep runs, drives, and stops all on its own now! Last week I ran the rear brake lines, put on the new long travel rear brake line from RK, put on the new JKS discos to replace the bent/broken ones, put in new axle tube seals on the 8.8(after putting gear oil in and finding out it didn't have any due to my lack of attention to detail. Lol) filled up front and rear diffs and tcase, and bled the brakes. Need the bleed the brakes again since it had 0 fluid in the system to I pretty much just purged them, still have a soft pedal, and right now the rear driveshaft is at the shop being shortened and fully rebuilt. Going to have pretty much a brand new shaft when it gets back. Bolt that sucker in and bleed the brakes one more time, take it in for an alignment and it should be road ready!

Next on the agenda....body work. OH JOY!! Lol
09-26-2013 05:26 PM
budke Thanks guys.
Finally got a job a few weeks ago with good pay and long hours so the money is flowing in finally! Ordered all the parts I need to finish fixing it and the last of the parts should be showing up Friday. If I'm lucky I'll get a day off this weekend and get to fix it and get it driving.
08-14-2013 07:59 PM
TJtwitty Amazing work man
08-14-2013 11:56 AM
Rubicon06Va Good work! Alot of knowledge gained by ripping it apart. I guess you dont have a salvage title, another benefit for not reporting.
08-14-2013 09:56 AM
1quick1
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Originally Posted by budke View Post
Just a little update. Jeep is close to ready to go. Just need rear brake lines, flange adapter for the 8.8, put the calipers and rotors back on the front, need new caliper bolts since two of the old ones got bent some how, some retainer clips for the rear calipers, and fill it with fluids and it will be good to go. I need sway links for the front as well but I can probably do without for a little bit, just take it slow around turns. The lack of employment has made the progress come to a screeching halt. Hopefully soon I will be gainfully employed again and get this baby back on the street!
Good to hear man. I'm excited to see how it drives when you get it all back together.
08-13-2013 11:43 PM
budke Just a little update. Jeep is close to ready to go. Just need rear brake lines, flange adapter for the 8.8, put the calipers and rotors back on the front, need new caliper bolts since two of the old ones got bent some how, some retainer clips for the rear calipers, and fill it with fluids and it will be good to go. I need sway links for the front as well but I can probably do without for a little bit, just take it slow around turns. The lack of employment has made the progress come to a screeching halt. Hopefully soon I will be gainfully employed again and get this baby back on the street!
05-14-2013 12:40 PM
budke
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Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 View Post
Did you have adjustable rear arms previously, or just set your pinion angle using the brackets? I thought I saw all stock arms.
Yes, I previously had adjustable rear arm. But I did set the pinion angle using the brackets. I set it a degree or two lower than what I think it should have been so I have some play room to adjust it perfectly.
05-14-2013 09:47 AM
GoldenSahara00 Did you have adjustable rear arms previously, or just set your pinion angle using the brackets? I thought I saw all stock arms.
05-14-2013 09:47 AM
4cylToy Sub'd

Looks great!
05-14-2013 09:34 AM
SHADYDC thats alot of work and still under a grand doing good. keep up the good work
05-14-2013 02:32 AM
budke
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Originally Posted by 1jeeplvr View Post
Nice work! Your thread reminds me of when I did my frame swap.A whole lot of " well while Im here I might as well replace....."
If I had more money there would be a lot more upgrades, but I'm doing this on a budget.
So far I've got into it:
Front axle/control arms, trac bar: $20
tierod and drag link: $40
T-case:$35
8.8 and artec truss kit:$0(I had bought this stuff almost a year ago so I won't add the price of that to this)
8.8 rotors and pads:$0(had prior as well)
ZJ proportioning valve: $0
Shock bolts:$4
Rims and tires:$900
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That puts me in it for $999

But, I did sell some parts, so,
Old t-case guts:$60
d35:$50
broken and unusable metal scrapped(control arms, d30, t-case housing): $26
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That $136 back to me, so that puts me out of pocket $863.
I say that's pretty good.
05-13-2013 09:41 PM
1quick1 nice
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