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02-12-2014 01:52 PM
GoldenSahara00 Shameless plug for our RC trip: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f23/wf-...ml#post8203137
02-08-2014 05:00 PM
GoldenSahara00 Feel free. I'm not on the forum much, the best way to reach me is on my group/club page on Facebook American jeepers. Feel free to join. Ill try to check back here though periodically.
02-08-2014 03:55 PM
rdock31 Solid man! I'll be doing my 8.8 and xmember in a couple month.. So I may be pm'ing you with a few questions.
02-08-2014 03:45 PM
GoldenSahara00
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Originally Posted by tkfx View Post
Trees and slippery surfaces don't mix

Not at all. It didnt help that this tree was like growing into the road either, lol. You live and learn. Back on the horse now and keep moving.


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Glad it's back and everything worked out well.
Thanks, me too. Gona do my own check ups on all my custom stuff soon. Basically make sure no welds cracked or anything and redo anything. I highly doubt they did though. The shop said the artec kit I installed saved the 8.8 axle, it was only slightly tweaked.
02-08-2014 03:06 PM
rdock31 Glad it's back and everything worked out well.
02-08-2014 03:04 PM
tkfx Trees and slippery surfaces don't mix
02-08-2014 03:01 PM
GoldenSahara00
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Originally Posted by Medixtj01 View Post

What happened to it
A tree.
02-08-2014 02:48 PM
Medixtj01
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Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 View Post
So this is the reason my build changed for a while.... Was told at first it was getting totaled so I was going to be fixing it myself and heading in a trail rig direction. But I worked with insurance and got things worked out. Jeep was done today after 5 weeks since. Still gone enjoy the jeep for now and keep saving/planning the front axle build.
What happened to it
02-08-2014 02:33 PM
GoldenSahara00 So this is the reason my build changed for a while.... Was told at first it was getting totaled so I was going to be fixing it myself and heading in a trail rig direction. But I worked with insurance and got things worked out. Jeep was done today after 5 weeks since. Still gone enjoy the jeep for now and keep saving/planning the front axle build.
02-08-2014 02:30 PM
GoldenSahara00
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Originally Posted by elclipo View Post
First I need to get the lift properly dialed in, SYE, arms, etc. while I'm at it I'm ditching the stock skid for a 2" drop skid or a 1" skid and a lo pro depending on funds.

The crossmember idea would allow me to get to the 1" level without the lo pro and give me a chance to have an independent skid like yours.

Long run would be to drop my suspension about an inch and swap that for a body lift and net the same lift. That would allow me to raise the crossmember while keeping the drivetrain with the same geometry.

Is the crossmember made of 2x2x.25 tubing?

I guess I should start a build thread lol
Sounds like you have it planned out man. Yes that's correct. Build threads are good.
02-01-2014 06:23 PM
elclipo First I need to get the lift properly dialed in, SYE, arms, etc. while I'm at it I'm ditching the stock skid for a 2" drop skid or a 1" skid and a lo pro depending on funds.

The crossmember idea would allow me to get to the 1" level without the lo pro and give me a chance to have an independent skid like yours.

Long run would be to drop my suspension about an inch and swap that for a body lift and net the same lift. That would allow me to raise the crossmember while keeping the drivetrain with the same geometry.

Is the crossmember made of 2x2x.25 tubing?

I guess I should start a build thread lol
02-01-2014 05:14 PM
GoldenSahara00 Let me know if you have any more questions for me. What's your game plan at this point?
02-01-2014 07:00 AM
elclipo They are yes. I have some of their stuff already on my list
01-31-2014 01:26 PM
GoldenSahara00 Lots of handy builder parts out there if you look. It's pretty reasonably priced too.
01-30-2014 03:36 PM
elclipo
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Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 View Post
It's just hiding within all my rambling haha.

You have that's right for the mount/bushing. I used the ruff stuff x member kit. It's just Motor mount bushings and a DOM sleeve basically and a 4 tabs for the frame mount.
I didn't even know that kit existed!
01-30-2014 01:46 PM
GoldenSahara00
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Originally Posted by elclipo View Post
I looked through the old one but not a whole lot of detail. I figured out the t-case mount as the busing is not needed now that the crosmemebr has bushings on either end where it mounts to the frame. What did you use there?
It's just hiding within all my rambling haha.

You have that's right for the mount/bushing. I used the ruff stuff x member kit. It's just Motor mount bushings and a DOM sleeve basically and a 4 tabs for the frame mount.
01-28-2014 09:52 AM
elclipo I looked through the old one but not a whole lot of detail. I figured out the t-case mount as the busing is not needed now that the crosmemebr has bushings on either end where it mounts to the frame. What did you use there?
01-28-2014 09:49 AM
GoldenSahara00 Which are you asking for specifically. It bolts in the stock location. The stock t case mount was removed from the tcase/trans (it's 2 piece and reused the top one not the one w the bushing. That bolts into the cross member. I have more details on my old build thread I believe.
01-28-2014 08:56 AM
elclipo Do you have any details on the belly crossmember you are running? I mean it looks pretty straightforward but what did you use for mounts, etc?
01-07-2014 01:17 PM
GoldenSahara00 The build is taking a new direction thanks to some unfortunate circumstances. I'll fill you all in in a few weeks. But it will probably end up better than before.
12-19-2013 03:15 PM
GoldenSahara00
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Originally Posted by Medixtj01 View Post
Golden and Solomon how far away are you from Harrisburg?
1.5 hours. I'm near Altoona/Johnstown/Bedford.
12-18-2013 04:28 PM
Medixtj01 Sweet I'm in Mechanicsburg. I might have to check out ur build sometime
12-18-2013 04:14 PM
solman Im not too far outside of Chambersburg
12-18-2013 04:12 PM
Medixtj01 Golden and Solomon how far away are you from Harrisburg?
12-18-2013 04:07 PM
solman It takes me about 3-1/2 hrs to get to Philly
12-17-2013 08:23 PM
srad600 Yikes lol.

Lil far. Im just over the bridge from Philly.
12-17-2013 08:10 PM
GoldenSahara00
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Originally Posted by srad600 View Post
I just realized you guys are in PA. Far from Philly area?

My friend has a shop and Ive been learning and doing everything to my Jeep my self and with his help. Would love to learn from others too. lol.
Like 3 hours or a little longer. South central pa. I think Solman would be a little further or around the same.
12-17-2013 06:58 PM
srad600 I just realized you guys are in PA. Far from Philly area?

My friend has a shop and Ive been learning and doing everything to my Jeep my self and with his help. Would love to learn from others too. lol.
12-17-2013 06:33 PM
GoldenSahara00
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Originally Posted by solman View Post
The 78-79 is more popular and more $ because it perfect for leaving it full width. I had a 78-79 d60 in junkyard fresh condition (needed total rebuild) and I got $900 for it the day after I posted it on craigslist. I found a 90 d60 a few days later for $500
Yeah I see one now for 800. I was gona pull whatever I can find valuable to sell if I can't use it. Don't know if I wana try to narrow one or not. I might end up begging you to help me if I go that road. You are pretty close.
12-17-2013 06:21 PM
solman The 78-79 is more popular and more $ because it perfect for leaving it full width. I had a 78-79 d60 in junkyard fresh condition (needed total rebuild) and I got $900 for it the day after I posted it on craigslist. I found a 90 d60 a few days later for $500
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