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11-18-2013 09:23 PM
Wondertwin1 Bump for steering upgrades. Need to order parts tomorrow.
11-18-2013 08:04 AM
Wondertwin1 That's another thing that scares me about running fwd. all I can think about is that driveshaft breaking and causing a hell of a scene when it destroys everything.
11-18-2013 06:30 AM
Jaxon1023 Ouch sounds like a tie rod to me. I put a spartan locker in my dana 30 a couple weeks ago and it found its weak spot yesterday. The yoke on my front half transfer case broke and spun the front driveshaft into my transfer case putting a hole in it.

11-18-2013 05:58 AM
Wondertwin1 Well alrighty. Ordered the artec truss and swap kit for the 8.8 last night. Is a rebuild kit the same as an install kit? Or do I need both when I get the gears? I do want everything new in there.


And as of about an hour ago, pulling into work(I work in a field basically. Darker than hell and raining cats and dogs. Person in front of me swerved off the road and I was wondering what the hell was happening, about the time he turned back I figured out why. 8 ft tall pile of millings (chewed up asphalt) in the road to fix pit holes. I went air-borne. Went up the side of the pile. Have no idea how I didn't flip. But now I've got one wheel pointed to the left and one pointed to the right. And I think my brakes are all clogged up with that crap because she don't wanna drive that well. I'm hoping it's just the drag link. But anyway, I guess it's time to fix/ upgrade that. So what is everyone running for aftermarket steering?
10-14-2013 02:12 PM
Relocatedduckman A jeep is more like lego's. Its up to you how you want to build it. You can build it 1 million different ways.
10-14-2013 01:58 PM
Wondertwin1 Damn. So many decisions to make.
10-14-2013 12:27 PM
Relocatedduckman Yes its selectable.. With all the great deals. I'll be buying both of mine for $648/each
10-14-2013 11:56 AM
Wondertwin1 I'm guessing that ox is selectable? I'd prefer selectable instead of auto. But I know they're stupid expensive
10-14-2013 11:50 AM
Relocatedduckman I have the D30 up front and I'm just going to beef it up so I can put 35's on it.. So yes.. It will handle them.. And locked!! YES.. You don't live anywhere with snow.. So an automatic will work for you.. It will change the way your jeep handles in corners.. If your going to do it "Right". I'd do selectable both front and rear.. That way it's on or off.. I'm going OX both front and rear..
10-14-2013 11:38 AM
Wondertwin1 The junkyard wants $200 for an 8.8. I'm looking into the RE long arm upgrade. Should I just build my 30 up front?? Will it handle 35's locked? Any advice on lockers?
10-13-2013 11:48 AM
Wondertwin1 Ahh thank you. How about a wagoneer 44?? I found one on craigslist.
10-13-2013 11:37 AM
Jerry Bransford If you're talking about a Rubicon Dana 44 up front, no it's not up to 37" tires. A Rubicon's front Dana 44 uses too many Dana 30 components to be up to that big of a tire... like the axle tube, knuckles, inner/outer C's, etc.
10-13-2013 09:47 AM
Wondertwin1 A couple other things. Will a fully built 8.8 rear and 44 in the front handle 37's??? What about lockers?? And the tummy tuck. Rubicon express' long arm kit has a belly skid but I don't know how low it is or anything.
10-07-2013 02:51 PM
Relocatedduckman Yeah.. You can.. good luck.. let us know if you need anything else..
10-07-2013 02:48 PM
Wondertwin1
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Yes, the long arm kit will come with adj both front and rear adj control arms.. With the 8.8 you would still have to weld the mounting brackets on it. But yes.. It would be a fairly easy bolt job.. I'm running a D44 on my TJ.. I'll prob never go to the 8.8.. the 44 works and I've been in some nasty stuff!
I was planning on getting this all buttoned up and then trying to find a 44 for the front. But that's down the road after I get all this buttoned up. And I've read on here you can build an 8.8 up stronger than a 44 so that's where my choice comes from.
10-07-2013 02:29 PM
Relocatedduckman Yes, the long arm kit will come with adj both front and rear adj control arms..
With the 8.8 you would still have to weld the mounting brackets on it. But yes.. It would be a fairly easy bolt job.. I'm running a D44 on my TJ.. I'll prob never go to the 8.8.. the 44 works and I've been in some nasty stuff!
10-07-2013 02:21 PM
Wondertwin1 Okay say I go that route. I can buy an entire long arm kit correct? And the arms will be adjustable? And it will bolt up fine to the 8.8 swap?
10-07-2013 02:08 PM
Relocatedduckman If that's the case.. do the go the long arm way.. You get everything you need. And it will be a lot smoother.. Just an Idea..
10-07-2013 02:03 PM
Wondertwin1 10-4. I've got more flex in the rear than in the front already I believe. And I wanna do this right the first time. And I'm trying to build it into a good all-arounder. Getting tired of mud, all it does is tear crap up. So I'm trying to get as much flex and axle strength as I can so I can climb a bit here and there. But it's primarily trails so I want the best ride quality as well. I'll do my research on those RE arms. Appreciate the advice.
10-07-2013 12:56 PM
Relocatedduckman You can only flex as far as your suspension will allow. Rubicon express is set up for the amount of travel you need. As for the rear. Your going to have less flex than the front unless your going to be putting disco's in the rear. lol.. I personally for my TJ wouldn't get them. My RE's do the job and do them well..
10-07-2013 12:52 PM
Wondertwin1 I appreciate it. Should I do anything about trac-bars? And you're saying that most of the control arms are about the same. Metalcloak claims you can quite a bit more flex out of their control arms, but just like anything else Metalcloak, you pay for it.
10-07-2013 12:32 PM
Relocatedduckman It's all good. We will try to help you!
10-07-2013 12:29 PM
Wondertwin1 Okay I will when I get back home. Should be Wednesday or thursday. Sorry I don't have any on the phone, wasn't prepared to provide pictures.
10-07-2013 11:48 AM
Relocatedduckman Email me the pics at truecowboymontana@hotmail and I'll upload them..
10-07-2013 11:39 AM
Wondertwin1 Pics of what? The frame? I don't think I can upload pics here because I'm not a a member.
10-07-2013 11:38 AM
Relocatedduckman Gotcha.. Hmm.. Take pics and see if one of us can help you!
10-07-2013 11:25 AM
Wondertwin1 No four wheel parts near me. I have to get all my stuff offline and install myself. Plus I don't trust the auto shops around my area. To many horror stories when it comes to customization.
10-07-2013 11:11 AM
Relocatedduckman Yes You do need them. I got the Rough Country 1.25" BL and the Brown Dog MML on my 05 TJ.. Google 4wheel parts.. See if they are anywhere near you! As for the Tom Woods SYE.. Not sure. Folks told me to go with the SuperShort SYE. And Tereflex was better. It sucks everything as close as it can be to the Transfer Case..
10-07-2013 10:49 AM
Wondertwin1 Okay so I do NEED body lift for the tummy tuck. And I should do a motor mount lift at the same time to keep the transfer case somewhat level. Are there any body lift/MML combo's that people recommend? Yeah there's no off road shops in my area, just custom car shops and all they care about are big rims and loud speakers. NOT taking it there. There's a few machine shops around I think I might take it to.


Also Tom woods has a combo kit with an SYE included. Why not go with that?
10-07-2013 10:45 AM
Water Dog Check out the specs for the JB Conversions super short SYE before you buy. JB Conversions, Inc. I got one and am very happy with it.
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