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Old 03-17-2019, 10:19 AM   #326 (permalink)
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so your happy with the 1 tons? I was sitting in my garage yesterday just looking at my axles thinking should I start the swap. My front is ready to go in, still need to gear the rear
and cut off the old spring perches. I bought a pair of u bolt eliminator perches to try out, might just wait till after the wheeling season to rip it apart.
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Old 03-17-2019, 12:35 PM   #327 (permalink)
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so your happy with the 1 tons? I was sitting in my garage yesterday just looking at my axles thinking should I start the swap. My front is ready to go in, still need to gear the rear
and cut off the old spring perches. I bought a pair of u bolt eliminator perches to try out, might just wait till after the wheeling season to rip it apart.


Mine was down for 1.5 years. I donít have much money, so I had to disassemble it and sell stuff to cover the cost of everything. The only thing I had when when I started was the front axle. Plus I had a 4 month deployment and a death in the family that kinda slowed things down. But yes, I am very happy with it.
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Old 03-17-2019, 03:53 PM   #328 (permalink)
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Yeah I understand we live life on life's terms. Mine was down for 2 years doing the LS1 swap, then another year on building the rest of the xj. I'm getting addicted to wheeling so I would hate to be down again for a long period. I've been getting all the 1 ton parts together over the last year.
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Old 03-19-2019, 04:33 PM   #329 (permalink)
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God damn she cleans up well for a trail rig!
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Old 03-19-2019, 09:27 PM   #330 (permalink)
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Very cool build, Craig! Love a budget build. Very cool when you can pull something like that off and not break the bank!
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Old 03-21-2019, 05:28 AM   #331 (permalink)
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you have more pics of your gas tank set up. I'm gonna bring mine up a few but don't want to loose cargo space.
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Old 03-21-2019, 01:36 PM   #332 (permalink)
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you have more pics of your gas tank set up. I'm gonna bring mine up a few but don't want to loose cargo space.


I wouldnít recommend it, Iíd do a cell with the stock sender if I did it again. But I didnít have the money back then. It works though.
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Old 03-22-2019, 04:48 PM   #333 (permalink)
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01 XJ Classic on Super Duty axles

This weekend is daily/tow rig maintenance time. Iím putting Power Stop brake pads and rotors on the Yukon. I also got some braided hoses for the front. Iím going to flush the brake fluid, and may even do a transmission filter. I have a trans cooler that I got for darn near free off a Super Duty I was going to try and uses on the Jeep buts wider than the radiator, lmao. I may try and install it on the Yukon as well. It just depends on how rowdy I feel like getting this weekend.

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Old 04-13-2019, 12:57 AM   #334 (permalink)
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Sheís still killing it, although itís in need of some TLC. I started building a new front bumper also!


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Old 04-13-2019, 02:31 AM   #335 (permalink)
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nice work! Which park is that?
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Old 04-13-2019, 08:01 AM   #336 (permalink)
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nice work! Which park is that?


Itís my buddyís ďyardĒ. Just south of Abilene and it unfortunately for sale.

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sounds like a sweet "yard" lol

rip to a good place. Didn't realize you're that far away. Thought you were closer to DFW.
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Old 04-25-2019, 07:28 AM   #338 (permalink)
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Can you hear your fuel pump since you have the tank in the cab?
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Old 04-25-2019, 04:15 PM   #339 (permalink)
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Can you hear your fuel pump since you have the tank in the cab?


Yeah but itís not loud. Iíve started building a cover for it.
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Old 04-26-2019, 09:11 AM   #340 (permalink)
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think i'm gonna save some cash and get a fuel cell. I have a after market pump and could hear it already. Its pretty loud. Any thing you've had to redo, improve or upgrade yet ?
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think i'm gonna save some cash and get a fuel cell. I have a after market pump and could hear it already. Its pretty loud. Any thing you've had to redo, improve or upgrade yet ?


I tried to build it using everything I had. Hence the reason for using the stock tank. I didnít have the money to just buy whatever I needed, including a fuel cell. I would do a fuel cell that you can use the stock pump setup. Iíve honestly been very happy with it though. Most the stuff Iíve done over the past year has been finishing up projects.
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Iím finally going to stick a traction bar on the rear of this thing. Probably start on it tomorrow.
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Old 05-21-2019, 12:18 PM   #343 (permalink)
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Bump for interesting tech.

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Old 05-21-2019, 06:07 PM   #344 (permalink)
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01 XJ Classic on Super Duty axles

Well I got the traction bar or anti wrap bar about done. I still want to add some more meat the the axle side mount so I donít rip it off. So far, during the test drive, it seems to do what is supposed to.


I modded this leaf spring slider so a 3/4 hiem would fit it.

I made a bracket that bolts to the frame and through the floor with a top plate that will be getting a bracket to the roll bar.

Then I made this axle bracket out of some scrap and the bushings I had left over because I was originally going to run a radius arm setup.

The upper bar is 1-3/4 .120 wall with a 1.5 .250 DOM sleeve inside so the 3/4 hiem would weld in. The lower piece is my old Rustyís Offroad track bar! Lmao

Then I added a piece a .25 plate between the 2 and painted it.

Hereís the almost finished product. I used the slider to keep from having to cut the floor up anymore or have it hanging low. Itís lowest point is at the axle and it still higher then the diff. I built this as cheap as possible and kinda as a proof of concept. If it doesnít work Iím out maybe $60 if it destroys everything.

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BTW, it drives fine and still flexes the same.
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01 XJ Classic on Super Duty axles

The Jeep did as awesome as always. Everything seemed to work well including the anti wrap bar. In a few situations it wanted to wheel hop a little but I think that was from the tire. I think I found a good tire pressure for these as well. It seemed to like 10 psi in the front and 8 in the rear.
BTW Iím going to have you if my professional fabricator buddyís look at the slider to see if he has ideas to make it smoother and quieter operating. I made it a cheap as I could since it may not have worked.

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Old 06-14-2019, 10:30 PM   #347 (permalink)
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Did you ever get to your gas tank cover? you have any good pics of your lower control arms, im in the middle setting mine up.
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Did you ever get to your gas tank cover? you have any good pics of your lower control arms, im in the middle setting mine up.


Iíve started on it, but not 100% done yet.

As for lower control arms. What are you looking for? I can take some pictures next weekend and post them. Iím pretty sure Iíve posted most of them that o have on my phone. Ive has this phone for 4 years.
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nice job on the cover, i'm just looking for angle from axle to frame and clearances also.
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Old 06-15-2019, 10:35 PM   #350 (permalink)
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The Jeep did as awesome as always. Everything seemed to work well including the anti wrap bar. In a few situations it wanted to wheel hop a little but I think that was from the tire. I think I found a good tire pressure for these as well. It seemed to like 10 psi in the front and 8 in the rear.

BTW Iím going to have you if my professional fabricator buddyís look at the slider to see if he has ideas to make it smoother and quieter operating. I made it a cheap as I could since it may not have worked.
Sweet build!

For your slider on the anti-wrap bar, try making some UHMW spacers instead of the rollers. It would be cheap and easy to try.

Here is a link to a set of leaf spring sliders I made using the UHMW and they were pretty quiet: https://www.diymetalfabrication.com/...pring-sliders/

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