|11-23-2013 11:01 AM|
|GoldenSahara00||Heck yeah man. Nice!|
|11-22-2013 11:00 AM|
|11-22-2013 10:51 AM|
I am sorry for such a long delay in pictures and updates. I have had pretty limited access lately, so the build thread is lacking. Here are a few recent pictures. Hopefully I can get a few more this weekend to share with you all.
Here is a pic of one of our team members picking up tires from our newest sponsor, T&T Alignment. We will be running the Falken Wildpeak ATs on this rig with a custom groove pattern.
Here is another picture of our latest order of parts. This includes a set of weld on beadlocks, front frame stiffeners, front diff cover, and a few other things.
|10-09-2013 02:45 PM|
|Gunner||Things are going along pretty nicely. Thanks for sharing it.|
|10-07-2013 07:09 PM|
Sorry for the lack of updates lately everyone...weve been so busy with....everything else.
Last I posted, we thought we were gonna have a roller. Unfortunately, when we were putting the front axle together, it turned out that the brake calipers were hitting on the knuckles (that's what happens when you are piecing together multiple axles I guess). We've been doing some hunting, and found new knuckles that will fit and hold the brake calipers. So this weekend, it should actually be a true roller. Once it's on it's own weight, we will grab some measurements to send off to Tom Woods for some drive shafts.
Then, yesterday we met up with a guy from Pirate and picked up a new 22 gallon Jaz fuel cell for an awesome price! One more thing to knock off the list...
So I think the plan for October will be to finish up the minor details with suspension and get the cage built. That's what we are shooting for as of now at least.
|09-05-2013 08:48 PM|
No I mean its on roller 35s
|09-05-2013 09:40 AM|
By rear end on it's on weight... you mean you're sittin on your butt posting on WF instead of wrenching...
|09-05-2013 12:13 AM|
|Cons_Table||Sorry for the lack of update...we currently have the rear end sitting on its own weight. We also have the front end all welded up. The shafts and what not just need installed, then it can all be bolted up. Next up will be driveshaft measurements and steering. No pics yet...I will have some once we have it completely on all fours. Shes wide and tall|
|08-27-2013 04:51 PM|
|08-27-2013 04:49 PM|
|RWKHausSupply||As another offer. I have a set of new 35spline alloy Yukon shafts that I will give ya for 185$ for the pair (less then 1/2 price). then all you need is to exchange that 31sp spool for a 35sp and get a new drop out (231$). just saying... :-)|
|08-22-2013 05:16 PM|
|08-22-2013 05:15 PM|
|RWKHausSupply||yes. Building a Bling 9", want to go 5.83 or even 6.0.|
|08-22-2013 05:09 PM|
Is it yours?
|08-22-2013 05:07 PM|
|RWKHausSupply||I know a BOMB proof 14bolt trussed, 5.38's shaved to better then D44 clearance, disc, spool and chromoly shafts, setup for a cherokee, for sale for a Very fair price :-)|
|08-22-2013 04:56 PM|
Bumping up to a 35 spline would be nice...but the way we saw it...We have a set of 31 splines in my buddy's yota, and also have the old 31 splines. This means 4 spares. Had we gone 35, one busted shaft means we are pretty much done.
The drums will get fresh gear put in them as well.
|08-22-2013 04:51 PM|
Umm Axles.. I like axles lol
SO your staying 31 spline then correct? And rear drum?
|08-22-2013 09:38 AM|
|Cons_Table||We obviously have the front inners as well...but they arent pictured lol|
|08-22-2013 08:34 AM|
|GoldenSahara00||I should have known...|
|08-22-2013 08:10 AM|
|08-21-2013 11:19 PM|
|08-21-2013 09:56 PM|
No...no...no...and...no lol. Nice try
|08-21-2013 06:59 PM|
Yeah, and for a relatively light TJ with a gentle driver it should be good
71 pounds... brakes, bracket kits, skids... Hmmm. bumpers. Who knows.
I found a "rubi 44 rear" with new 4.88s... turns out it doesn't have the locker though?
Guy wanted 450. I was gona try to flip it, I still probably could but not as easily. My buddy might buy/flip it. Literally central PA has nothing for jeeps. We get some stuff at a local club, but it usually either really big or really small stuff. There was a brand new crate GM 60 for like 500 bucks. Rausch creek brings some stuff in and I keep an eye on their classifieds but I feel like cali has a way bigger market, even the west overall.
|08-21-2013 06:51 PM|
Well the package weighs in at 71 pounds (according to the packing slip.) You can take a guess...but pics will come this evening when I get out of class
|08-21-2013 06:43 PM|
I don't know, tell me!
It's definitely a good axle. I'll still sleeve the tube, gusset the Cs and probably a small custom truss. I have a ton of steel around the garage and can weld so sky is the limit there. The Unit bearings are better than a TJs, I would swap out the crappy ball joints for PP or dyna. The Ring is 8.8 inches and the pinion is the strongest 44 pinion ever. The shafts are 32 spline (I think the inners are still the lower count, don't remember off the top of my head) but better than the tj or jk30 spline wise. The U joint is bigger than any other d30/44. It's 65 inches so I plan to do the super 88 kit and then add 1.25" spacers to convert to the JK pattern which will put me around 64" in the rear which is perfect. I won't quite be out to full width but I will be wider which is nice, about 2 inches per side. I can pull the wheels back in some when I get new ones, so I don't have to worry about the fender laws much. I run 3.75 BS now, I can easily go to a 4.5 or so and be fine as long as the JK brakes clear. I can worry about that later. Also I would have the rubi locker... a front selectable would be nice. I will stick at 4.10s for now I think. Should be a solid setup for 37s, thought I might have to put some better joints in the shafts at some point. I'll finally be able to set my ride height and do my hilines I've been wanting to build and outboard the shocks once everything is set. I measured the other day and since I probably won't have an inner fender til I build one, I could run a 15" in front if I wanted, and I can get a 12 in the rear pretty easily I think. I might settle with a 10 though to really get the bottom mount up. The JK axle should be able to get setup for around 1500 depending on how much I can steal on for... then wheels and tires will probably be used from a local club. I found some nice 36s on beadlocks all brand new for like 1200 the other day for 5.
Probably is I have another year of college to take down and the axle to locate. Next summer is my only "free" summer before grad school starts the next summer. I might try to pick up a DD to park the jeep to work on at that point...
Anyways back to your package...
|08-21-2013 05:55 PM|
I hear good things about those JK axles.
So just got delivery confirmation on the other package...I wonder what could possibly be waiting for me at home
|08-21-2013 04:57 PM|
Haha yeah, those are good to have... I wonder if I can get someone to pay for mine
I'm looking around for a jk hp44 axle right now for the TJ. The bigger u joints should be nice. It's next to impossible to find one around here though.
|08-21-2013 04:22 PM|
Ya I don't believe OX makes their joint anymore.
But ya, it's definitely not cheap! That's where sponsorships and promoting play a role
|08-21-2013 04:15 PM|
Still a good chunk either way. Theres still the longfield too. 300M DANA 44 & DANA 60 U JOINTS **NEW** - Longfield Super Axles
I think ox quit making theres though right?
Still a heck of a chunk of change. That's why this sport takes money though right.
|08-21-2013 03:22 PM|
|08-21-2013 02:55 PM|
How do those compare in price with CTMs? I've looked at them all before briefly but it seems like a load of cash to spend.
I know how it is swapping an axle, I'm a perfectionist and like everything just right. Hopefully see that thing rolling soon
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