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Old 05-31-2018, 03:51 PM   #251 (permalink)
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How wide are you outside of tire to outside of tire?? Looking at doing this same swap and not sure how wide I will end up.


Iím on vacation right now but Iíll measure when I get home. With stock super duty wheels it wasnít much wider then the stock axles with 4 inch back spacing wheels. But with the pro comps it a little wider then my Yukon is, but not by a ton.
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Old 06-01-2018, 08:59 AM   #252 (permalink)
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You think that couple pounds makes that much difference with a 400+ pound axle and 130+ pounds per tire? I didnít really think about that.
Yeah, probably not...

But then again, shit adds up.
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Old 06-01-2018, 04:08 PM   #253 (permalink)
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How wide are you outside of tire to outside of tire?? Looking at doing this same swap and not sure how wide I will end up.


You know now that I think about itís right around 84Ē wide. Maybe a little more. Itís a little wider then a standard 16íx83Ē trailer.
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Old 06-24-2018, 07:16 PM   #254 (permalink)
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Well I finally redid my rear bump stops. I need another half inch to keep these bumps but I may just spend the money and buy some solids. I think that would fix it. I went out to my buddyís and screwed around for a few hours. Jeep did well and Iím getting more comfortable with it.

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Old 06-24-2018, 07:36 PM   #255 (permalink)
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Old 06-24-2018, 11:01 PM   #256 (permalink)
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That wouldn't have been a bad candidate for a 50, plenty strong enough for a 4.0 and no carrier breaks .


But it is hard to put a 50 in where a 60 fits the same .
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Old 06-25-2018, 03:33 AM   #257 (permalink)
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That wouldn't have been a bad candidate for a 50, plenty strong enough for a 4.0 and no carrier breaks .





But it is hard to put a 50 in where a 60 fits the same .


And it cost $350 for the 60, and it will most likely get a power upgrade of some kind.
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Old 06-25-2018, 04:02 AM   #258 (permalink)
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I buzzed through but didnít see it, what sort of up travel do you have? My last XJ I ran the same axles and suspension setup (in the front) with 38 TSLís and with roughly the same fender trimming was only able to net about 3-4Ē of uptravel.
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I buzzed through but didnít see it, what sort of up travel do you have? My last XJ I ran the same axles and suspension setup (in the front) with 38 TSLís and with roughly the same fender trimming was only able to net about 3-4Ē of uptravel.


Iíve got quite a bit of up. At the shock itís probably 4-5 inches. Maybe around 8 at the center of the tire in a normal situation. It be way less if I was trying to desert race, which Iím not.
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Old 06-25-2018, 06:19 AM   #260 (permalink)
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Old 06-27-2018, 10:12 PM   #261 (permalink)
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you mentioned earlier picking up a shifter/controller for the AW4 trans. What did you end up with? I've got a AW4 and controller out of a '98 XJ sitting around and was thinking about using it behind a 304 V8 in my Scrambler - need a shifter though. What did you use?

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you mentioned earlier picking up a shifter/controller for the AW4 trans. What did you end up with? I've got a AW4 and controller out of a '98 XJ sitting around and was thinking about using it behind a 304 V8 in my Scrambler - need a shifter though. What did you use?

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Iím still using all the stock stuff. Itís been working great with zero issues. A lot of people say their AW4 wonít stay in first on steep down hills but mine has never shifted into second unless I wanted it to. I would try to adapt a factory XJ controller to work with your setup.
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I run an override for the factory shifter from Montana fab, it can be set to drive like normal, lock in 1st, or lock in 2nd. Works great and doesnít throw a code on the newer XJís.


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Old 06-30-2018, 08:28 PM   #264 (permalink)
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I run an override for the factory shifter from Montana fab, it can be set to drive like normal, lock in 1st, or lock in 2nd. Works great and doesnít throw a code on the newer XJís.


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That looks pretty sweet.
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https://youtu.be/-wHv4d0KfJ0

Video from last weekend.
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Old 06-30-2018, 08:36 PM   #266 (permalink)
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https://youtu.be/-wHv4d0KfJ0

Video from last weekend.
Cage that pig! It looks good and I think i may copy your lift height with a link rear on the next build but keeping my hydro and what not.

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Old 06-30-2018, 08:57 PM   #267 (permalink)
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Cage that pig! It looks good and I think i may copy your lift height with a link rear on the next build but keeping my hydro and what not.

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Yeah, Iím actually in the process of building the cage.
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Old 07-15-2018, 11:48 AM   #268 (permalink)
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I trailered it out to Northwest OHV in Bridgeport TX this weekend. She did great with pretty much zero issues. One of our guys rolled his stretched TJ pretty hard. No injuries besides a scratched head.
I need to do something about the rear diff. The factory posi isnít cutting it.

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Old 07-15-2018, 02:22 PM   #269 (permalink)
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I took some body damage on two different climbs.

I got the rocker on the climb in the video and the door/rocker on a step up that wasnít hard it just slid into a rock.

And hereís a pick of the rolled TJ after we got her back to the parking area. It drove out BTW. The grill pushed into the orbital valve and poked a hole right into the middle of the radiator.
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Old 07-24-2018, 02:42 PM   #270 (permalink)
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Love the build, have followed it from the start. I have been gathering parts to swap 1 ton super duty axles under my wifeís xj. And I had a few questions.
Which steering box did you find up with? Is it a Astro box?
I was planing on using Ruffstuffís coil mounts with the LCA mount built in, I know Ill have to remove some of my cast housing but I think it will work.
Could I maybe get a few measurements from you. Distance between LCAís front and rear, overall length of LCAís.
Who did you order your drive shafts from?
Thanks in advance, and thank you for your service
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Which steering box did you find up with? Is it a Astro box?
Yes, but I donít think Iíd go that route again. Iíd just cut the frame and build a new steering box mount further forward.


I was planing on using Ruffstuffís coil mounts with the LCA mount built in, I know Ill have to remove some of my cast housing but I think it will work.
I moded my mounts and welded them directly to the cast housing. I have had zero issues with any of the pieces I welded on to the cast center section. Same thing with the spindles. No issues.


Could I maybe get a few measurements from you. Distance between LCAís front and rear, overall length of LCAís.
Iíll get these ASAP, Iím in bed right now Iíve got an early morning.


Who did you order your drive shafts from?
I had a local shop build them with 1350 joints everywhere. Adams would have been about $150 cheaper all said and done. But itís nice to help small businesses and if I have any issues with them itís a 10 minute drive to get it taken care of. Other then price I am happy with the product I received.


Thanks in advance, and thank you for your service
Your welcome! Iím happy to have a good job.
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Old 07-29-2018, 12:34 PM   #272 (permalink)
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Teaching some wheeling today. I let my brother wheel the Jeep and I was spotting him.
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Old 08-18-2018, 07:42 AM   #273 (permalink)
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I installed some LED headlights.


Iím probably going to redo the entire back half of the XJ. I may try and fit my 63 inch leaf springs, build a new rear bumper and finish off the cargo area.
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Old 08-18-2018, 08:30 AM   #274 (permalink)
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how do ya like the headlights? Which ones did you get?
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Old 08-18-2018, 09:09 AM   #275 (permalink)
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how do ya like the headlights? Which ones did you get?


They seem to be pretty good, it rained a bunch last week and they havenít fogged up. That was one of my biggest worries. I look at the name when I get home.
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