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94redwrangler 11-01-2008 11:01 AM

time to build
 
alright guys i know i have not been on here much lately work has been keeping busy along with school. but i have decided that it is time to build the jeep up some. so here is my plan.

-front and rear dana 44 with probally arb lockers and if budjet allows chrome molly shafts.
-this will be the first time i ever do any real fab work but i will be doing a triangulated four link in the rear and spring over in the front. i believe this will be a pretty good setup b/c i still want to be about to drive it in town and keep it streetable.
-i really really want to go with a atlas case so i hope i can find one that i can afford or maybe santa will bring me a new one.

like i said this is a going to be streetable but a good wheeler i hope to go with like a 39 inch irok
what do you guys think

jpdocdave 11-01-2008 02:54 PM

sounds good man, here's what i'm doing instead of atlas. since you're changing axles, find a right side drop, buy a used d300 for around $100, and put 4:1 gears in it, twin stick it, and you're around $700 (since you don't have to spend money flipping it), and you built it, instead of buying it. just thought i'd throw that in there

keep us up to date, and good luck.

94redwrangler 11-01-2008 07:54 PM

yehat is a pretty good idea. i was wondering on which side drop i would need if i were to keep the 231 for now and do a 4:1 conversion. and then if i keep it i could then down the road have a atlas built to what side drop right. thats if i dont go with the 300. i really like that idea mostly cause its a lot cheaper and i like cheap that works

jpdocdave 11-01-2008 09:22 PM

are you gonna keep the 4 banger? if you are i would give this advice, and this is cuz i had a 4 banger and wheeled the crap out of it, and it did great.

so if you're keeping it, i'd simply build the 231 like you said, build up your current axles a little, and go to town. that engine will take you where ever you wanna go, and it really doesn't have the power to hurt itself. you gotta try pretty hard to break stuff.

but if you go w/ new power plant, change axles, and since you're changing axles i'd stick with what we already said. just an opinion, nothing more.

64panhead 11-01-2008 09:31 PM

are you going to strech it for the 39s

94redwrangler 11-02-2008 02:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 64panhead (Post 278283)
are you going to strech it for the 39s

yeah i was planning on streching it to prolly around 100' to 102'. this is my plan and i still have a lot of ideas and i am sure it will all change before i am through.

94redwrangler 11-02-2008 02:30 PM

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Originally Posted by jpdocdave (Post 278280)
are you gonna keep the 4 banger? if you are i would give this advice, and this is cuz i had a 4 banger and wheeled the crap out of it, and it did great.

so if you're keeping it, i'd simply build the 231 like you said, build up your current axles a little, and go to town. that engine will take you where ever you wanna go, and it really doesn't have the power to hurt itself. you gotta try pretty hard to break stuff.

but if you go w/ new power plant, change axles, and since you're changing axles i'd stick with what we already said. just an opinion, nothing more.

yeah i am keeping the 4banger for now unless i come across a great deal on a 4.3 vortec and a auto. but i was planning on keeping it mainly because it runs great and it does not have enough power to break a lot of stuff and its cheap to run and fix. and i am going to change to the d44 front and rear only because i have broke about 3 d35 axles and i think i have found a good deal on them

mike94wrangler 11-03-2008 06:04 PM

i desperately need a new rearend, whats your suggestion for a cheap set? im turning 33's with a 4 banger.

94redwrangler 11-07-2008 05:35 PM

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Originally Posted by mike94wrangler (Post 278966)
i desperately need a new rearend, whats your suggestion for a cheap set? im turning 33's with a 4 banger.

are you wanting to get a whole new axle assembly or just gears because in my opinion you get what you pay for and if it were me i would get like yukon. go to randys ring and pinion .com they are really good to work with and can help you out tons. now if you are wanting a whole new axle assembly go with like a 8.8 or something that is a good strong axle and if you get a good year you will get disc brakes

94redwrangler 11-07-2008 05:41 PM

so i have been on the search for some axles and so far not so good. i went to my local pick and save (the junk yard) and all they had was full width axles out of wagoneers and i really dont want full width. but they did have a few scouts there but i dont know if they had dana 44s under them. i know that some of them did but not real sure. also is there any website or something that yall know of that i could find all the measurments and such and what came in what vehicles cause i need some help. and help would be great thanks guys. oh good news i did find a dana 300 case for 250 so all i gotta do is go pick it up

jpdocdave 11-07-2008 08:16 PM

thats kinda high for d300, do some searching, i found mine for $100 in perfect condition.

94redwrangler 11-08-2008 12:22 AM

yeah the average around here is about 200-350 from what i have seen. but who knows maybe i will find something cheaper.

jpdocdave 11-08-2008 08:49 AM

i saw3 or 4 on ebay around $100 yesterday.


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