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04-14-2014 11:04 PM
Diablo169 ^^ Thank you

^ No Prob

13' R/T with Track Pack. 3.92 Posi Rear, Tremec TR-6060 Trans and whatever Dodge means by sport steering and sport suspension?
I told myself at 10k miles its getting supercharged, but that might be awhile, its 15 months old and only has 3,300 miles on it.

Thanks Kaely for the pics!









This one is just an iPhone pic.
04-14-2014 09:35 PM
sasaholic I want some pictures of that black beauty you have parked behind it now
04-14-2014 09:23 PM
firehawk7 I look forward to the progress, liking it so far
04-13-2014 11:03 PM
Diablo169 Alas, an update!

So I moved a few months ago, and have not had a chance to move the Jeep to its new home. Luckily, I had some help from my brother, and FordFascist and we got shit done!

Problem is, my drive way is a 35% grade with an S Curve, followed by a 90* Left into the Shop. So things got tricky, but in reality it went rather smoothly and better than planned.

Here are some pics of the event:

Tuggin it on the trailer.


Ready to go!


Nice steep place to stop.


Making the turn.


And now at home next to the Princess Wrangler.


Hopefully now I can get it back on the trail!
01-10-2014 09:35 AM
rocktard
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Originally Posted by Diablo169 View Post
If that cat votes democrat one more time he'll be out on the street turning tricks for crack.
01-09-2014 11:45 PM
Diablo169
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Originally Posted by miguelitojeep View Post
Is that a steering kit for the Dodge?

I ask, bc I built something similar with my TJ and really didn't like it for a DD. I hope you have better luck though.
I built it myself. 1.75 x .250 DOM. I redid the Track Bar as well. Drag Link and Track Bar are within 1/8" of each other in length, and at the identical angle. Hopefully it is better than the inverted Y and inverted T steering that I ran on it.
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just posting cat pictures.
If that cat votes democrat one more time he'll be out on the street turning tricks for crack.
01-09-2014 12:57 PM
rocktard
Don't mind me...

just posting cat pictures.
01-08-2014 07:58 PM
miguelitojeep Is that a steering kit for the Dodge?

I ask, bc I built something similar with my TJ and really didn't like it for a DD. I hope you have better luck though.
01-07-2014 09:11 PM
Carter Off-Road Hey thanks man I appreciate it! Truck looks bad ass, not too many people have the balls to hack off the front of a 50k truck like that! Good luck and have fun with the silver bullet, great turbo for the 5.9 and 6.7. I have a 12 mega cab that needs a sb swap... The jeep is taking all my money!!! Thanks again
01-06-2014 12:24 AM
Diablo169
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Originally Posted by Carter Off-Road View Post
This thing is nasty!!! Great build. I hate to ask the question buy what's the specs on this before you went juggy status? I'm curious for my build, how much stretch front and rear, what size were the sxs, 38.5? And what size coilovers? Thanks so much!
No prob,

Before my wallet got raped by that damn razor back:

102" Wheelbase Not sure the offset front or rear.
38.5" Sx's, Full Width, HP44 Front ARB, Currie Hi 9 Rear Detroit
PSC Hyrdo Assist, with custom Crossover Steering
16" Fox 2.0 Coilover (Used on current build)
Rubicon Express Long Arm Skid Plate
Custom Front 3 link - 32" Lowers I think
Custom 4 Link Rear off the RE Skid - 42" Lowers (Currently my front LCA's)

I will soon be getting back on the TJ, I got a new house with a 960sq/ft Shop so hopefully I can get this thing wrapped up.

Past few months I've been on the 3rd go around on the tow rig, trying to make it not suck to drive. It should be done tomorrow just in time for the big move

I have a build thread going on Cummins Forum. I figured cutting 75% of the brackets off a 25k truck wasn't Hardcore enough for the Dodge Section
---Sliver Bullet--- 3rd Gen Build - Picture Heavy! - Dodge Cummins Diesel Forum







Dirt Driveways are no fun!
12-20-2013 09:25 PM
Carter Off-Road This thing is nasty!!! Great build. I hate to ask the question buy what's the specs on this before you went juggy status? I'm curious for my build, how much stretch front and rear, what size were the sxs, 38.5? And what size coilovers? Thanks so much!
10-18-2013 11:16 PM
Diablo169 As promised





I like how the arches follow the tires.


One night before dark I threw on the hood to see how it fits. I kind of like the idea of having it slant upwards. It slightly hinders visibility at this steep angle. I will be notching the hood and lower the firewall side by about 3"s so it will have a slight rack. But that is a problem for future me
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I also upgraded my 18v DeWalt stuff to the new 20v (max) stuff. I like the 3-Speed drill, most seem to be 2-Speed. I have always had good luck with DeWalt. I have no clue how my 4.5" grinder has not crapped out on me. I've had that thing so hot I couldn't even hold it with gloves

I'm still debating buying the 20V 1/2 Impact, I never really used the 18v one I had. On a side note, the Flash Light is really bright.

I don't want to turn this into a tool debate, I think most of the big names are producing some really nice stuff right now.
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Alright enough bull shitting, hopefully I can get some stuff done this weekend while we still have good weather.
10-18-2013 12:10 AM
Diablo169 ^ Thanks man! The last few pages of my build seem to be going much smoother.

I've been spending quite a bit of time in and out of hotels for work, so on my down time I did some high tech digital model rendering using Microsoft Paint.

Unfortunately my iPad is telling me my version of iOS won't support photo uploads, whatever that means. So everyone will have to wait for the fawesome side skin and front bumper ideas.
10-17-2013 10:57 PM
carslut dang, this is a really nice build. keep at it
09-23-2013 07:25 PM
Diablo169 With my new found lower stance, I discovered that I need to clock my Atlas down. I think I going to run it at its lowest setting 17*.

I cut out the skid for clearance. even at 17* it only hangs 1" below the skid plate. Not bad considering the front output is almost 3" lower.

I destroyed the studs getting them out. Luckily new ones are a phone call away. Advanced Adapters has great customer service. They answered right away and in no time I have 6 new studs and nuts heading my way. I guess they are factory New Process studs and nuts. They also answered a few questions I had about shifters and stuff.

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Before Clocking 5*
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After Clocking 17*
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Atlas sticking down about an 1" below the skid plate.
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09-23-2013 11:59 AM
Diablo169 ^ I actually checked my pressure after the bad weld. When I was welding it was fizzing and popping. I run 18-20PSI and I regularly clean my nozzle. I think I know what happened. I used PB Blaster when I made a few of the holes for the Track Bar braces. After I cut the holes I knew it was going to be a problem so hit all side with a flap disc. After I tacked them in, I grabbed my torch thinking I'd burn any remaining PB Blaster out. I even heated the pieces till they started to blue. I guess it wasn't enough though.

I think PB Blaster is a micro lubricant and it penetrates deep into the pores of the metal. I don't seem to have any problems when using wd40.

The fix was I had to grind out the bad areas and re weld.
09-23-2013 10:40 AM
dspin Pitting looks to be too low of gas flow, dirty nozzle. Preheat also help a ton with pitting. Glad to see you making progress.
09-22-2013 07:11 AM
ct67_72 Yes, perfect. Thank you.
Looks like every thing is really coming together now. Can't wait for the final result.
09-22-2013 02:01 AM
Diablo169 Also today, I reworked my Front 3rd links Upper Mount. I had to get it lower, the geometry was off and bothering me. I'm much happier with this set up. It will be very strong! I'm also going to put one on the other side for possibly a future 4-Link

You can see the old mount right above the new mount. Also I'm going to have to clock the Atlas down a few degrees, the front drive shaft binds ever so slightly.
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Top View of the new Link Mount.
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The new Upper Mounts are from Poly Performance that I reworked and braced. They are fully welded, I also drilled 6 holes for plug welds.
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This is beyond full droop, and the geometry looks good!
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Too much coffee, now I'm going to try and sleep.
09-22-2013 01:34 AM
Diablo169 I worked all day on my Jeep and I feel like I hardly got anything done!

I pulled the steering links, Welded and paint them Hammered Silver along with the Artec dual sheer kit. I also repainted the Ram hammered silver as well, but no pictures.
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Trac Bar and Knuckle both 3/4" Grade 8
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Also finished off the Upper Trac Bar Bracket. I was kicking ass and taking names till I got some kind of contaminant in my weld
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Upper bolt aslo 3/4" Grade 8.
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09-22-2013 12:00 AM
Diablo169 ^ I think you are asking how far the truss sticks out in front of the axle?

From the flat of the diff cover looks like just over 9"

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09-21-2013 08:11 PM
ct67_72 Can you do me a favor? Im just wondering how far from the front of the axle the front of the mount is. Im trying to figure a couple things out.
Thank you!
09-20-2013 09:55 PM
Diablo169 Hahaha, yeah I'd love to check out the revenge in person!
09-20-2013 07:42 PM
Dookey Are you coming over this weekend? I need a hand in the shop.
09-20-2013 07:40 PM
Diablo169 I finally got the hang of welding links!

I dropped my voltage and wire speed (4.8 and 50) down a bit, and rolled the tubing with my left had, and one handed the torch in my right.

I got two really nice single welds on each end.

These are picks of my track bar. 1-3/4" x .250 DOM. Using 7/8"x7/8" Rod Ends

Cleaned up and Ready. I weld the plug welds first with my Mig set a little hotter, 7 and 70. I figure welding the plug welds pre heats the link and readies it for the full weld. You can tell by the heat trace that the heat from the weld is pretty even. It kind of makes me want to go back and re weld all my links.

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