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Imped 11-02-2011 07:14 AM

My Build
 
It went from this:

http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...15190_5143.jpg

To this:

http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...145906_784.jpg

To this:
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/DSCN0441.jpg

To this:
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/100_0167.jpg
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/_DSC1558.jpg

To this:
http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/a...p%2009/082.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...ver2011082.jpg

To this:
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...30_BRd7Z-L.jpg
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/DSC_0126.jpg

To this:
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/IMG_0933.jpg
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/IMAG0661.jpg
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/IMAG0680.jpg

To this:
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/IMAG0759.jpg
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/IMAG0784.jpg
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/IMAG0787.jpg

The end.

IndyJeepMan 11-02-2011 07:24 AM

Epic..

Thats how Jeepers start their mornings, adding a complete build thread.

I see the flop now, looks fun lol.

Imped 11-02-2011 09:08 AM

More random in-between'ers.

31's, open diffs, Interlake
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...77276_3790.jpg

The first 'big' rebuild--axle swap, suspension, SYE, steering, t-case skid, gears, etc.
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/DSCN0355.jpg

First time out on 35's
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...5MAY09_430.jpg

When I decided the Rokmen skid wasn't high enough
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...DSCN0441-1.jpg

When I decided the hardtop made things sketchy
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/DSCN0427.jpg

Redbird 09
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/DSC00629.jpg

Where an AntiRock and front locker are immediately noticeable
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/DSCN0689.jpg

Where shitty anti-squat properties really suck--decided to fix that
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q..._yVfmV-M-1.jpg

'Standard' short arms allow for way too much WB change--decided to fix that
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/DSC_0308.jpg

Time for some corners
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/100_0120.jpg

Outboarded the shocks and straightened the coils
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/DSCN2200.jpg

I like rocks
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...thDSC00048.jpg

Imped 11-02-2011 09:22 AM

Really getting tired of high anti-squat....
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...thDSC00058.jpg

Around the corner to grandma's we go
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...thDSC00312.jpg

I like being low....but I want more up travel, damnit.
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/100_0154.jpg

It's a party in Indy
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...bba5dd75_z.jpg

Made a skid
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/IMAG0070.jpg

Flipped the tie rod
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/IMAG0055.jpg

Snow
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/IMAG0110.jpg

My arch-nemesis--the reason for suspension revision 1 and 2
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...4_eyz9z-X2.jpg

Some trick evap work--bye bye canister, hello simplicity and no CEL
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/IMAG0168.jpg

All clean
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/IMAG0178.jpg

Rokmen skid plate--decided to say bye bye
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/IMAG0188.jpg

Hello fuel cell
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/IMAG0273.jpg

Novak cable shifter--DO IT
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/IMAG0195.jpg

Up travel is good
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/IMAG0202.jpg
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/IMAG0204.jpg

Imped 11-02-2011 09:23 AM

Suspension time
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/IMAG0412.jpg

Suspension revision 2.1
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/IMAG0513.jpg
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/IMAG0517.jpg

Suspension revision 2.2--she climbs smooth now
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/IMAG0573.jpg
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/IMAG0650.jpg
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/IMAG0649.jpg

Fixed all the short arm problems.....and still have all of the short arm clearance
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/IMAG0741.jpg

No underhang, no problems
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/IMAG0596.jpg

Cole50468 11-02-2011 09:57 AM

Looks good man!! Nice work! :thumb:

Boom Stick 11-02-2011 10:17 AM

Wow, great thread and great pictures. Looking forward to seeing more.

nastyrider17 11-03-2011 10:07 AM

Nice. How many inches of lift are you sitting at right now? I like the stance very much.

Imped 11-03-2011 10:31 AM

Some people give a shit about X".....I don't. I use shock travel and desired belly height for my parameters. The front coils are RC 2.5's and the stock coils are stock. It's somewhere around 2-3" over stock.

Imped 11-03-2011 11:27 AM

EDIT: REAR coils are stock. Wish I could find the damn edit button.....

nastyrider17 11-03-2011 07:09 PM

Thanks. What are you running for a belly skid?

Mike_3303 11-03-2011 07:19 PM

Very nice, well done man

Imped 11-03-2011 08:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nastyrider17 (Post 1717731)
Thanks. What are you running for a belly skid?

I made it. 1/4" steel plate flat against the frame.
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike_3303 (Post 1717770)
Very nice, well done man

Thank you.

IndyJeepMan 11-03-2011 09:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Imped
I made it. 1/4" steel plate flat against the frame.

Thank you.

Looks like butt.

Just what I've heard, know what im sayin'? Lol. You havent said anything about those seats man.

nastyrider17 11-03-2011 09:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Imped (Post 1718073)
I made it. 1/4" steel plate flat against the frame.

Thank you.

Post some pics, I would like to do something similar. Do you have a body lift/MML?

Imped 11-03-2011 10:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IndyJeepMan (Post 1718106)
You havent said anything about those seats man.

Nobody asked. :)

They fawkin rock.
Quote:

Originally Posted by nastyrider17 (Post 1718168)
Post some pics, I would like to do something similar. Do you have a body lift/MML?

Yes to both. When raising the drivetrain that high, it's a lot tougher to do without either. You can clearly see the JKS body pucks in some of the pics.

The key is to keep the drivetrain as low as possible. I use a UCF low profile transmission mount and designed the skid to further lower everything down. I gained 4.5" at the belly but only raised the transfer case 3".

http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...IMAG0191-1.jpg

http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/IMAG0060.jpg

http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/IMAG0068.jpg

mike3770 11-04-2011 10:19 AM

Awesome build!! ..really looking forward to seeing more

KKhamesi 11-04-2011 04:59 PM

wow this is amazing! good job man. cant wait to see more:popcorn:

Imped 11-06-2011 08:39 AM

Not a lot going on right now, just driving it. Was supposed to wheel yesterday but a funeral changed those plans. Next on the list is addressing the front axle bracketry. I'm hacking off the stock coil buckets/control arm mounts/shock mounts. I ordered some parts from Clayton to move my LCA mounts up flush with the tube (about 2.25" measured at the center of the bolt hole). In order to correct the geometry I'll be moving up the frame mount by about the same amount. So, the front will be ultra-high clearance similar to the rear. I've already beefed up the LCA frame mounts with 2" x 3/16" weld washers and trimmed off the excess.

Here's some pics of the headlight work I did a couple months back. I've had the Hella E-code housings (best housings available) for quite a while but I replaced the 55/60 bulbs with 70/65 OSRAM bulbs and built a beef harness to take care of the voltage drop with the stock harness.

Harness
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/IMAG0676.jpg

Inline relays
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/IMAG0690.jpg

Low beam
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/IMAG0688.jpg

High beam
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/IMAG0687.jpg

Imped 11-06-2011 09:23 AM

Oh, and at that time I'll be sleeving the tubes and adding gussets to the C's.

Sbrooks72 11-13-2011 09:14 PM

Strong work on the build IMPED. Very informative. I too have been looking at building my jeep similar to yours. Looks like "Niblet" that Rokmen built. Very good clean look IMO.
Brooks

Imped 11-20-2011 05:47 PM

Wheeled Mission Impossible, a private section of the Badlands in Attica, yesterday. MI is as extreme as you'll get in the midwest--huge rocks, technical trails, water crossings, sketchy 200 foot drops right next to you......if you want to make it out without breaking (only a few bypasses over the ~5 mile system), you need to be damn near bullet-proof everywhere. I didn't get many pics of my rig since I was taking pics of others' during the action. Here's a few pics, wish there were more.

http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/IMAG0825.jpg

http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/IMAG0826.jpg

http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/IMAG0830.jpg

http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/IMAG0839.jpg

http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/IMAG0843.jpg

Like I said, you need to be WELL built. That's a Chevy 1 ton tie rod that folded like a tooth pick.
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/IMAG0855.jpg

Snapped stock control arm--he snapped both front uppers in one quick move.
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/IMAG0856.jpg

http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...IMAG0852-1.jpg

http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/IMAG0869.jpg

http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/IMAG0878.jpg

http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/IMAG0880.jpg

http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/IMAG0893.jpg

Was a great day. Lots of breakage, none on my rig. Not to brag, but I was the only one who didn't trailer the rig.....drove to and from. That's what I've built it to do and I'll be driving it to work tomorrow. THIS is exactly the reason I've used the parts I constantly recommend on all the forums.

IndyJeepMan 11-20-2011 07:40 PM

Chump shit bro.

Nah, looks good man. I need to get out there and just ride with to get a feel before I hit that trail up this spring :thumb:

nastyrider17 11-20-2011 08:54 PM

Looks like a fun trip. The harder the trail the more fun.

Where did you get your turn signals from?

Imped 11-20-2011 09:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IndyJeepMan (Post 1759744)
Chump shit bro.

Nah, looks good man. I need to get out there and just ride with to get a feel before I hit that trail up this spring :thumb:

Toys for Tots Dec 3 man. You should come.
Quote:

Originally Posted by nastyrider17 (Post 1759982)
Looks like a fun trip. The harder the trail the more fun.

Where did you get your turn signals from?

If I remember right, eBay.

IndyJeepMan 11-20-2011 09:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Imped
Toys for Tots Dec 3 man. You should come.

If I remember right, eBay.

You got a rider? If you have an open seat, ill be there.

Imped 11-22-2011 08:37 PM

People always wonder how much a HP Dana 30 can take. I continue to be impressed with mine and my confidence in it is to the point that I no longer ever worry about it. This particular obstacle is very, very hard on the front axle and this little vid shows it pretty well. The tires are at 8 psi and it's locked. I hammered on it that hard and harder all day without a hiccup and have been for a couple years now. If you pause it, it also shows me using up every inch of available highline up travel (6").

roxfabber's Channel - YouTube

Same obstacle--JP's LT1 YJ on 40s
roxfabber's Channel - YouTube

nastyrider17 11-22-2011 08:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Imped (Post 1765488)
People always wonder how much a HP Dana 30 can take. I continue to be impressed with mine and my confidence in it is to the point that I no longer ever worry about it. This particular obstacle is very, very hard on the front axle and this little vid shows it pretty well. The tires are at 8 psi and it's locked. I hammered on it that hard and harder all day without a hiccup and have been for a couple years now. If you pause it, it also shows me using up every inch of available highline up travel (6").

roxfabber's Channel - YouTube

Same obstacle--JP's LT1 YJ on 40s
roxfabber's Channel - YouTube

It's all in the line you choose.

I'm glad that you posted that about the HP30 because I plan to swap one of them in along with an 8.8 in the rear soon. What are you running for shafts, locker, and gearing? What are you running in the rear?

Imped 11-22-2011 08:51 PM

Rear: Trussed Rubi 44 with Rubi air locker, 4.88 gears, Superior chromolly

Front: HP30, Aussie, 4.88 gears, Superior shafts with some prototype u-joints (future Superior or Savvy product), and outer axle seals. I ran stock shafts for a long time with no shaft failures and one u joint failure, a Spicer 5-760x. They hold up very well and the only reason I went to chromollys is due to the deal I got for testing the joints. I've wheeled the hardest stuff in the midwest--IN, TN, and KY--and I can't break the damn thing. It's a stout axle for 35's and I'm sticking to it.

nastyrider17 11-22-2011 09:01 PM

That's good to hear.

Make sure to keep posting updates. It keeps me inspired.


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