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Old 06-23-2011, 09:22 AM   #26 (permalink)
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the front end looks indestructible
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Old 06-23-2011, 09:35 AM   #27 (permalink)
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What do you think about the quality of those flares? Will they break off if you hit a tree? Got a ticket recently for not having flares and this is the first thread I've seem them with 35's. Looks good.

Nice build so far, looking forward to more.
Thank you. The flares are Bushwackers and seem to be designed to take some punishment. That being said, they are just attached to the sheet metal with small bolts and screws and I imagine could be ripped off if hit hard enough. I'm hoping my tires stick out far enough to offer protection.
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Old 06-23-2011, 09:53 AM   #28 (permalink)
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I dont know if you have thought about it yet but I would reinforce or otherwise brace the panhard mount on the frame. I have cracked the unibody around the mount on every cherokee i have owned. Especially with how burly everything else looks, that will be the first thing to go.
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:12 AM   #29 (permalink)
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I dont know if you have thought about it yet but I would reinforce or otherwise brace the panhard mount on the frame. I have cracked the unibody around the mount on every cherokee i have owned. Especially with how burly everything else looks, that will be the first thing to go.
Thanks, I'll make sure to plate it.
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:14 AM   #30 (permalink)
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the front end looks indestructible
Give me 15 minutes... You will think otherwise.
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:59 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Give me 15 minutes... You will think otherwise.
the way chopper drives who knows
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:42 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:50 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Chromo's in the front? Just a question because I was blowing 44 shafts like a New York City hooker on a Friday night.

Year and a half and I went through 12 stock shafts. Of course that was with a spool and 36" SX's
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Chromo's in the front? Just a question because I was blowing 44 shafts like a New York City hooker on a Friday night.

Year and a half and I went through 12 stock shafts. Of course that was with a spool and 36" SX's
Not yet. There has to be a $ limit somewhere. The wife already gives me shit about how much I've spent thus far. Were you breaking the outers?
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:34 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Thank you. The flares are Bushwackers and seem to be designed to take some punishment. That being said, they are just attached to the sheet metal with small bolts and screws and I imagine could be ripped off if hit hard enough. I'm hoping my tires stick out far enough to offer protection.
Got any pics from straight ahead to see how the tires look in relation to the fenders?
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Not yet. There has to be a $ limit somewhere. The wife already gives me shit about how much I've spent thus far. Were you breaking the outers?
I was shredding the ears and joints. Get a good set of Spicer joints and weld the caps to the ears. That is the only way you have a chance to keep stock shafts alive. Then start saving for a 60 with chromo's.... Haha
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Old 06-24-2011, 05:36 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Got any pics from straight ahead to see how the tires look in relation to the fenders?
best i can do for now
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Old 06-24-2011, 04:33 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Cool man thanks.
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Old 06-25-2011, 12:58 PM   #39 (permalink)
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it may just be the pictures but it looks like the pinion is a bit too deep in both axles.
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Let's hope not.
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I see frame side panhard failure in your future.

I did the exact...and I mean based off your pics....EXACT thing, to a friends mount. It did well for quite a while. Then he had a fairly hard 3-4' drop which led to the demise. It literally tore the mount in half. If the mount has a chance at surviving, I would look into trying the plate the back somehow and utilize a cross brace.
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got the exaust done in conroe by Its Muffler Time! super cheap and no bs.
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and the bumper got finished this week . we mocked it up out of card board the broke it down and cut the pieces out of plate.
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bzzzzzzzzzzzz!
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hopefully he flys a chopper as good as he welds
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gratuitous flex shots!
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Dude looks awesome. The most fun I had wheeling my jeep was on a very similar setup. 4.5" of lift and 35s. Was pretty indestructible, went over everything I needed it to. Find yourself some beadlocks, put a power steering cooler on it, and you will be good to go. Wish my jeep still looked that nice, now its beat to shit. Also cut out the rockers and weld in some 2x6.
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Dude looks awesome. The most fun I had wheeling my jeep was on a very similar setup. 4.5" of lift and 35s. Was pretty indestructible, went over everything I needed it to. Find yourself some beadlocks, put a power steering cooler on it, and you will be good to go. Wish my jeep still looked that nice, now its beat to shit. Also cut out the rockers and weld in some 2x6.
Thanks man. Sliders are next on the list, already have the metal for it.
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Lookin good! Im doin something similar, waggy 44s front and rear, 4.88 gears, i also did a custom 3 link, but mines more of a mid arm than a long arm.

The axles completely bolted in, except the axle side trackbar mount, i need to make one just like yours. Did you make it, or buy it. Id really appreciate it if you could take a couple more pics of the axle side panhard mount.

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Lookin good! Im doin something similar, waggy 44s front and rear, 4.88 gears, i also did a custom 3 link, but mines more of a mid arm than a long arm.

The axles completely bolted in, except the axle side trackbar mount, i need to make one just like yours. Did you make it, or buy it. Id really appreciate it if you could take a couple more pics of the axle side panhard mount.

Thanks!
I work out of town and that's the only pic I have of it right now. I cut up the mount that came with my Ruff Stuff 3 link kit and integrated it into the spring perch mount. I can get some detailed pictures of it when I get back in a couple weeks.
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Old 07-26-2011, 06:20 PM   #50 (permalink)
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I work out of town and that's the only pic I have of it right now. I cut up the mount that came with my Ruff Stuff 3 link kit and integrated it into the spring perch mount. I can get some detailed pictures of it when I get back in a couple weeks.
Okay thanks mang
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