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Old 04-16-2007, 08:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Project 1ton Shit Missile

I already put this in the hardcore section a few months back but i figure i would go a head and move it to the cherokee section now that we have one....

My rig as it sits right now:
D30 Super 30 ARB 4.56 gears
Ford 8.8 ARB 4.56 gears
NP231 w/ slip yoke
35in Xterrains



D60 front 5.13 w/ ARB or Detroit
14boltFF rear 5.13 w/ Detroit
Stak4x4 2spd monster box 5.44 to 1
39.5x13.5x16.5 IROKS
redneck ram hydro assist
custom roll cage
some serious fawking sheet metal work





moved the axle back about 6 inches or so...



overall height


I'm in fla right now...i will be working on the box 4 rocks hopefully when i get back should be fun figuring out how to run the shifters...
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Old 04-16-2007, 10:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks good. Keep us posted.

Make sure you take pics as you build... With the lights on....
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Old 04-18-2007, 10:00 AM   #3 (permalink)
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thats a fuck load of leaf springs in that pack! Did you bastard pack yer rear end? Looks like slight trimming required
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I already put this in the hardcore section a few months back but i figure i would go a head and move it to the cherokee section now that we have one....

My rig as it sits right now:
D30 Super 30 ARB 4.56 gears
Ford 8.8 ARB 4.56 gears
NP231 w/ slip yoke
35in Xterrains



D60 front 5.13 w/ ARB or Detroit
14boltFF rear 5.13 w/ Detroit
Stak4x4 2spd monster box 5.44 to 1
39.5x13.5x16.5 IROKS
redneck ram hydro assist
custom roll cage
some serious fawking sheet metal work





moved the axle back about 6 inches or so...



overall height


I'm in fla right now...i will be working on the box 4 rocks hopefully when i get back should be fun figuring out how to run the shifters...
Hey thats pretty sweet lookin. How long did it take u to build it?
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Old 04-18-2007, 01:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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yeah it's a bastard pack of MJ and rusty's 6.5 inch lift shit...i'm probably gonna pull a overload spring out and see where it sits...i still have alot of trimming to do...i'm probably gonna move the wheel well back about 5 inches and then go from there...we'll see...can't wait to get back from fla and get to work on this damn thing...
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still looking badass! and still diggin the project name!

And can we get some more pics of the rear shackles/mounts?

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Old 04-19-2007, 09:14 AM   #7 (permalink)
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yeah it's a bastard pack of MJ and rusty's 6.5 inch lift shit...i'm probably gonna pull a overload spring out and see where it sits...i still have alot of trimming to do...i'm probably gonna move the wheel well back about 5 inches and then go from there...we'll see...can't wait to get back from fla and get to work on this damn thing...
I did the same thing with a Rockkrawler 4.5 and S10 pack. Kept the long leaves and ditche dthe overloads. I may be putting one overload back in to handle some weight. I also have Deaver spring liner as well.
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been awhile since i did an update here's the rig as it stands as of today:



HP60 is torn and awaiting custom front truss from TNT Customs (so boys and girls be on the look out for a D60 truss for those HP from TNT soon), also waiting on inner 'C' gussets from BTF and then it's on...

Decided to shit can the Rusty's long arm and get some a little more beefier. I'm on the fence; either build my own or get a claytons (feel free to chime in)--vetteboy shoot me your measurements you did build your own didn't you...

The Dana 300 got it's 4 to 1 finally and the box for rocks is slowly going together had a few snags but it still is coming together...

Got about a metric fuckton of ideas in my head about how i wanna do the front....i'm think take the fender and do some tube style sort of exo cage thing and then figure out the rear...who knows
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Old 04-30-2007, 01:13 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Decided to shit can the Rusty's long arm and get some a little more beefier. I'm on the fence; either build my own or get a claytons (feel free to chime in)--vetteboy shoot me your measurements you did build your own didn't you
Yep.

I'll measure them after work today, I gotta pull the skid down anyway.
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awesome....well maybe i will build my own after all....we'll see i really like that clayton setup...
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Old 04-30-2007, 02:38 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Hey Eric looking good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I finally got all my upper and lower links built, it is very easy once you get a plan of attack and break out the tape measure. Let me know if you need some help man, I learned tons and tons of stuff by trial and error, sooooooo, any help you need I'd be more than willing than to lend a hand.... Here's a preview of how mine turned out.Name:  04_28_07_2352.jpg
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right on....i just might take you up on that...
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Dang thats a nice unlimited.
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Yep.

I'll measure them after work today, I gotta pull the skid down anyway.
Right around 37" for the front lowers. If you're going to be mounting a crossmember anywhere near the stock bolts you'll be hard pressed to get them any longer than that, unless you stretch the front axle out a whole lot.
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Here's what i'm doing today on the rig; i've extended the wheel well about 5 inches by cutting it out and moving it back and then adding sheet metal in between it. Welding sheet metal really sucks ass but i think i'm getting the hang of it... as far as the inside goes it will be covered up and then proffessionally rhino-lined really thick to make sure any holes that i missed are filled it really good...as well as the wheel wells....here's some pics of the progress so far:





please feel free to add any comments that might help me out thanks....
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Oh, I just posted in your other thread. My bad.

I didn't use anything less than 16-gauge anywhere...what you've got there looks like tin foil.

16-gauge isn't bad to work with, it's a good compromise between being able to form it easily and being able to weld it. On my rear panels for example...

Start here:



Midway done:



After 120 grit:







Just go slow, space 'em out, keep it cold.
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If you want a solid long arm kit out of the box, then you cant go wrong with the claytons kit. I have dealed with a lot of their kits at work and I am very impressed with the quality. If you want something custom and have very good fab skills, then build your own. I built my own long arms about 5 or 6 years ago and they are 32" long and mount right under the frame rail just ahead of the crossmember. They have been solid but I drag them all over the place. I am getting ready to build a new XJ since mine is coming appart at the seams (lots of cracks plus it squeeks like a dog chew toy ) and I plan on building a new suspension very close to what Vetteboy did and suck the mounts up.

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yeah i used 24 guage, i'm thinkin i migjt cut it out tomorrow and use 16 guage honestly....i thought about that today...as far as the long arm goes i settled for the clayton kit yesterday...i wanted my arms to be 40+ inches and it just wasn't gonna happen w/o a shit load of fab work and right now i'm not ready for it honestly....maybe on the next build....
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still looking badass! and still diggin the project name!

And can we get some more pics of the rear shackles/mounts?

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Whats your wheelbase currently sitting at and what are you shooting for? You said you moved the rear axle back ~6 inches so sitting about 108" now? Looks good, I plan on doing the same if not comp cutting in the very near future.
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roughly 6 inches.....4 inches w/ the MJ springs and 2 inches w/ the BTF spring perches w/ different holes....
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I'm at about 108.5" last time I measured.

I should (could) have gone another 2" or so further. I don't know why I didn't. I guess because I didn't have a good side view of the truck while I was building it, so I didn't realize I had the extra space. When I do coilovers in the rear I'll probably stretch it a little more.
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Thing is I want to do a comp cut for several reasons, but dont want the it looking funky with the tire sitting to far forward and having alot of the body stick further back (if you can picture what Im saying). I'de like to move the front forward maybe 2", but may just move the rear a back. Don't want to make it look too uneven...Chris, Nate says he like his 106" WB on Hulk, but I don't think I could pull off 106" with the XJ. Thinking 108" will be about spot on, but still be not too long for CO wheeling. Back on topic...I have a link that ya might like to look through. He has some good pics of trying to do exactly what your doing with the rear fender...

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that's a good look rig, that's what i'd like to go for the fender job...
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