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Old 02-04-2009, 10:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Another All-Pro FJ Solid Axle Swap .

Here it is , another FJ Cruiser going under the knife . With a desire for better off-road performance and tougher trails in mind , our friend Jeff (M&M) dropped off his FJ Cruiser here at All-Pro to get a Solid Axle Swap . His FJ (MadDog) will be receiving the full All-Pro treatment and will be ready to take on any trail when Jeff picks it up . It will be getting an All-Pro 3-link SAS kit with Fox coilovers . We'll be using a Currie Rock Jock 60 for the front and a matching Currie Rock Jock 60 for the rear as well as a Rear Anti-Rock Sway Bar System . Both axles will be equipped with 4:88 gears and ARB air lockers . Jeff's FJ will also be getting an Atlas 4 and 37" BFG Mud Terrains . Here it is when Jeff dropped it off :

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Old 02-04-2009, 12:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The teardown begins :








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Awesome! Can't wait to see the finished truck...
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Old 02-04-2009, 03:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 02-04-2009, 03:25 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 02-04-2009, 08:17 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Man... that looks like a lot of fun!

If this surgery thing doesn't work out for me long term, I'll probably send you guys a job application.
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plasma cutter, scapel, welder, stiches - its all surgery Jon!
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Old 02-11-2009, 01:06 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Getting the frame all cleaned up and ready , there was about two days of nothing but this :

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Looks like Mike is having fun tearing stuff apart again. When is he gona go solid front on his FJ.
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When are you going to sell me the parts so that I can do this operation on one of MY patients!?

...er... I mean... do this mod on one of my buddies rigs.
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Looking good!

Do you plate/strengthen front section of the oh to flexy frame?
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is that actual camo paint, or some of that vinyl stuff?
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Old 02-16-2009, 04:25 PM   #15 (permalink)
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is that actual camo paint, or some of that vinyl stuff?
Yup , it's paint .
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:54 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Here's a couple pictures of the Rock Jock 60 in place . Everything is just tacked in place at the moment so that the suspension can be cycled to check for any clearence issues . Once everything is revised , all the brackets will be welded in .







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Looking good so far. Will be watching this thread



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Question:

Is there an advantage to running that upper link to a tower on the long tube side, as opposed to going from the driver's side frame rail and using the mounting holes I see on top of the pumpkin?
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Another question:

The passenger side heim joint on the cross-over steering drag link looks almost maxed for misalignment. Is the axle sitting at full droop? With full twist - passenger side up, does the high steer arm lean over and contact the rod end? Would putting a couple of bends in that link be an option if this was a problem? What diameter/wall thickness DOM tube is that? If one wanted to rig a hydro-assist, can you see fitting that in?

Ok, so maybe that was a few questions...

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Old 02-20-2009, 02:32 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Is there an advantage to running that upper link to a tower on the long tube side, as opposed to going from the driver's side frame rail and using the mounting holes I see on top of the pumpkin?
On the FJ , yes because if you ran the link to the top of the pumpkin you would have to cut and re-route the exhaust .
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Got it.

How is the Curry axle pumpkin fixed to the tubes? It doesn't look like the plug welds in my Dana. Are those a bunch of bolts?
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On the FJ , yes because if you ran the link to the top of the pumpkin you would have to cut and re-route the exhaust .
Hey Pepe! Is this a recent design change? IIRC, both Jon and Brent have their top link on the driver side.

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You gain a extra inch or two in up travel this way.
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Exclamation How much$

Does any body know what All Pro is charging? My guess is around $8k for the front and $6K for the rear???? this doesn't include the Atlas either, so $20K for everything??? Im starting to think my FJ sucks balls, what I could have had for half the money is discouraging.
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...so $20K for everything??? Im starting to think my FJ sucks balls, what I could have had for half the money is discouraging.
So you spent $40K for the suspension on your FJ?? Thats what it sounds like, if thats the case what the heck did you have done and where?

Regardless, what do you have done?
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