|10-10-2014 10:58 PM|
Well the projects keep getting my garage time but the build will start in December. Axles are in the jig and waiting to be trussed. All the DOM is in the garage. So when the snow flakes start I guess that's when we will begin.
Also the time has been good to figure out what I actually need to change or build bigger. Plus I would have missed a lot of wheeling trips this summer so it worked out perfect not getting garage time.
|10-10-2014 10:54 PM|
Well I've had a couple adventures at Rock Run and found myself a lot more comfortable in the seat than I ever have, good thing.
|07-12-2014 01:31 PM|
Made it back in one piece. My daughter (13 yrs old) had a blast!!
We dented one center cap on front wheel and bent the rocker on pass. side about 4" long.
I aired down to what I thought was 10# to find out my Currie deflator was off by 5#. So at 15# had to work a little harder til I realized that and aired down to 10. These TrXus worked great when aired down properly.
I rub the fender flares a few times but no metal. So I guess our build for 35" was enough to run 37" without issues. I did run the frame with the inside sidewall but that will be fixed when I install my hi9's. My axles are in the shop ready to truss and weld the perches on. Hopefully more progress in a few weeks.
|05-30-2014 12:45 PM|
Well air system is bought for the ARB's and I've upgraded to 37" TrXus MT. I didn't want to go to 37" until I had the axles installed but the price was right.
Now to go over the jeep before the Jeep Jamboree at Penn's Woods and do any last minute fixes I may find.
|01-21-2014 09:33 PM|
|Hums99||Well not much work going on with the jeep but I have been busy gathering some parts. I aquired some Currie High 9" fr and rr with ARB lockers and disk brakes. I also got a Viair comp with tank. The axles are 63.5" wide so they will be 3" wider than my stock axles. They also have the 5 on 5.5 spacing so I will be looking for a set of rims. This also will help with my rear drive shaft binding since it's got a shorter pinion length so I will be able to have a longer DS and now I will be able to lengthen my limiting strap. Which should allow me to flex a little more.|
|01-12-2014 12:00 AM|
The winter beater!!
Well another great find this evening. I purchased a brand new never been used Currie 9" front and rear high pinion axles complete with disk brakes and Warn hubs in the front. Not crazy about having to buy new wheels because they are 5 x 5.5" spacing but I saved over $7000. The only thing that I have to purchase is a compressor. Pictures to follow when I get them home.
|12-12-2013 11:00 PM|
Well I bought an 01 Grand with a new long block and 4 1/2" lift. I definitely know why I went with a LA susp. this thing rides like a buck board compared to my TJ.
Oh well I guess it's just my winter beater to keep the real jeep from getting coated in these PA salt covered roads and my jeep from rusting to pieces. Pics to follow when we get out of the tundra temps, we're having here.
|11-23-2013 01:54 PM|
|Hums99||So I've been out shopping for a beater jeep so I can park my TJ for the winter. I hate to have the salt and grime on all the JJ's for them to rust. What I have found is a bunch of Cherokees some with rust and some in excellent shape. One is rust free with a bad head for $1000, I think this is the way I'm going to go. I'm not 100% sure though. Any opinions are welcome.|
|11-11-2013 11:08 AM|
|11-11-2013 10:17 AM|
Are you going to be posting your tire carrier build on here?
My understanding of the Antirock is that the torsion bar running through the crossmember twists when the front end articulates. As it twists, it actually pushes the axle down on the droop side. This gives more control, rather than the axle just flopping down as when completely disconnected. The AR applies some force to the axle which increases your traction through the flex range.
....bad way of explaining it, but that is how I understand it to work.
|11-09-2013 11:23 PM|
|11-03-2013 08:34 AM|
|11-03-2013 05:29 AM|
|Dezo49||Sometimes it just works and we don't know why. Just be glad it dose.|
|11-02-2013 11:00 PM|
|Hums99||Currie Anti Rock installed I definitely thought I would loose some flex. Well I didn't I don't know how it works but it does.|
|10-26-2013 11:10 PM|
|10-26-2013 11:05 PM|
|Dezo49||On my car the tire is a Z rating it goes over 150 mph. The tred ware is 200. On my Durango the tred ware is 500 they don't stick to the road but they last a lot longer.|
|10-26-2013 10:58 PM|
|10-26-2013 10:56 PM|
|Dezo49||I worked at Walmart after I got out of the army near the tire info there should be a tred war number|
|10-26-2013 09:49 PM|
|Hums99||Thanks I'll check that out didn't know about a tread wear number|
|10-26-2013 10:44 AM|
|10-26-2013 10:43 AM|
|Dezo49||The bf are a harder compound they last longer. For rock climbing you should find a lower tred war number. The lower the tred war number the softer the number.|
|10-26-2013 07:26 AM|
I'm just not sure how BFG MT are because the guy that runs them say they are terrible. Could be the driver. ?
|10-26-2013 06:34 AM|
|Dezo49||Well I usually go mudding in my 84 ram but. But I find on the trails no matter what size tire it is all about the pressure. Size dose matter but if you have the right pressure you should do fine.|
|10-25-2013 10:41 PM|
|Hums99||So I put on a set of 35" BFG M/T tonight wow what a difference is power and ride. I definitely like the ride and power but don't know if I will like the lack of traction on the trail. If so have thoughts on this let me know. I do have an option of buying these tires in 37", uses about 500 miles. Let me know what you you guys think. Thanks|
|10-24-2013 11:27 PM|
Well I got my Currie Anti Rock today now to find some garage time to get it installed before the Toys for Tots ride at Rock Run which is their last trail ride for the year.
I hope this anti rock will cure my body roll when wheeling, off camber hills are very uncomfortable, especially on the low side. Lol We will probably have to modify the links. As the way we have the axle setup one link is shorter than the other. Do to a couple skids we build to deflect rocks off of the control arm braces.
|10-14-2013 10:03 PM|
Well I had a great conversation with John today from 4LOW Parts.com. He is in Las Vegas and has awesome deals on quality stuff.
I have decided to get a Currie Anti Rock to help limit the body roll while wheeling. I did a search and his co. had the best price. I tried ordering it because of the free shipping only to charges $28. So I cancelled my order. I received an email asking if I has problems and I told him. He replied back with the free shipping code and knocked another $20 off the order. So I got home to place the order not only did he give the discount but the Internet price was changed so everyone can benefit. Price was $359 Sale price $349. Internet price now is $329.
So if anyone out there needs or has been considering one, this is the cheapest I could find it with free shipping.
|09-30-2013 11:22 PM|
So I'm in the process of gathering more DOM for my flares and getting ready to fab them up. But it's time to do some trails and enough garage time. Three months till in the garage total of 4 weeks building it waiting on parts and pieces. 1.5 weeks to get a MML I think is a little absurd. But what can ya do.
Update on Doug's XJ- He went to the Catskills Jeep Jam and had a little to much skinny pedal. He snapped his front 44 chromo axle, hub, u joint, rear 9" housing, ring and pinion. Needless to say it was a good thing he trailered it there.
|09-26-2013 04:23 PM|
|Hums99||^^^ Thanks man It's been a long time coming.|
|09-26-2013 03:00 PM|
|jeep4x4maniac||wish i had the time, money, and place to do work like that on mine and possibly my dads tj! your tj really looks nice!|
|09-22-2013 01:52 PM|
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