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Old 09-28-2009, 05:01 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Got the engine shifted over the maximum allowed of 2.5" before the transmission started getting too close to the body. Still not enough for the front driveshaft to really clear so I'll have to get something custom done there. Oh yeah, and the uptravel is too small based on how it rides now, so I'll probably end up having to get the front frame tubed out and a custom radiator put in so that I get what I want without it being sky high. It's gonna cost but I'd rather do it right and have it crawl well than to have it look like some monster truck which is what most of the 'mogged Jeeps look like.
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Old 09-28-2009, 05:05 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Its florida there plenty of "monster trucks" around . Ive been following this at FJOA great build.
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Old 09-28-2009, 05:35 PM   #28 (permalink)
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What size hiems did you get?
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Old 09-28-2009, 05:35 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Nice project..

If you could do it all over again, would you have mounted the axles first, then the engine and trans? I know they were already mounted but... Work with me.
I am in the planning process for my LJ build and plan to mount the engine and trans first, then the axles.
Since it is just 60's , I can mount either first...

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Old 09-28-2009, 05:40 PM   #30 (permalink)
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What size hiems did you get?
1.25". Pretty much this:

http://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/...-id-p-383.html

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Nice project..

If you could do it all over again, would you have mounted the axles first, then the engine and trans? I know they were already mounted but... Work with me.
I am in the planning process for my LJ build and plan to mount the engine and trans first, then the axles.
Since it is just 60's , I can mount either first...

Thanks, Ricky
With 60s you shouldn't have the problems I'm having since their driver drop is pretty standard and keeps you far away from the engine. If I was a badass and started with just a frame I definitely would do the axles first, but I'm working with the stock Jeep drivetrain. Your LJ stuff shouldn't have any fit issues and you can do the engine first.
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Old 09-28-2009, 05:48 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Do you happen to know the width from misalignment to misalignment?
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Old 09-28-2009, 05:54 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Do you happen to know the width from misalignment to misalignment?
I don't have them next to me so no, sorry. You can call Ruff Stuff and they'll tell you though.
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Old 09-28-2009, 06:50 PM   #33 (permalink)
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No problem. I was just curious. Toss up between the ballistic joints and some hiems. Awesome build by the way. Subscribed.
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Old 10-09-2009, 03:10 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Been buying a bunch of stuff lately. Ordered up a PSC 1600 series pump, larger pulley, all the related junk, and a new winch mount for the front:



The decision's been made to cut off the front of the frame and run it higher so that I can get more uptravel. The grille will be trimmed and I'll be putting in a custom radiator and fan.
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Old 10-09-2009, 03:51 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Do you happen to know the width from misalignment to misalignment?
2" 5/8... You can find the info for all of the misalignment spacers on ballistics website.
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Old 10-11-2009, 11:48 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Can you just run a multi-piece front shaft with a carrier bearing?
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Old 10-12-2009, 04:32 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Can you just run a multi-piece front shaft with a carrier bearing?
That's part of the plan. We got the engine shifted over about 2.5" before the transmission started getting close to the body. This pic shows the issue, although this was before the shift so it's not as severe now.

I'll be putting some custom exhaust in to send the headers out of the way but now the problem is the transmission. Like you said I'll probably go with a two-piece front shaft. It seems like that's what most 'mogged Jeeps end up running.
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Old 10-12-2009, 04:18 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Got a quick photo today, the front is off:

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Old 10-13-2009, 09:03 AM   #39 (permalink)
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i need to update my thread so the many of us with mogged tjs can compare. i talked to one guy on another forum that shaved his bellhousing till he could touch the ring gear and ran a smaller dia. drive shaft.
i agree...... run the 2 piece shaft its what i plan on doing. plus you can angle the drive train a touch, alittle minor trimming and get really close to flat belly with just a motor lift.
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Old 10-13-2009, 12:06 PM   #40 (permalink)
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i need to update my thread so the many of us with mogged tjs can compare. i talked to one guy on another forum that shaved his bellhousing till he could touch the ring gear and ran a smaller dia. drive shaft.
i agree...... run the 2 piece shaft its what i plan on doing. plus you can angle the drive train a touch, alittle minor trimming and get really close to flat belly with just a motor lift.

Ya I'll be running a two piece for the front.
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Old 10-13-2009, 04:13 PM   #41 (permalink)
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sweet build that wheel base looks like its gonna be super long
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Old 10-20-2009, 01:52 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Comp corners came in the mail today:

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Old 10-23-2009, 09:10 PM   #43 (permalink)
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what brand of seat are those and how wide is the back seat
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Old 10-24-2009, 07:51 AM   #44 (permalink)
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what brand of seat are those and how wide is the back seat
The fronts are Corbeau Bajas and the rear is a Corbeau Baja Bench. I got the 42-inch version:

http://www.corbeau.com/products/benc...ch_baja_bench/

It fits great in the TJ tub. The fit is snug but correct and doesn't leave gaps or anything. I'll have to have a somewhat smaller fuel cell behind it later but I really like being able to carry four people.
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btt for answering
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Old 11-12-2009, 05:11 PM   #46 (permalink)
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The struts are in! Kelly (blacksheep10) took care of me and got my order in and although it took about 14 weeks it was worth the wait. All I can say is that they're awesome. The construction is top notch:







Now it's time to get them mocked up. In related news, my corners are now on and the rear is ready for tube:

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Old 11-12-2009, 06:14 PM   #47 (permalink)
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Looks bad ass. What brand of corners are those? BTF?
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Looks bad ass. What brand of corners are those? BTF?
Thanks. The corners are from Poison Spyder.
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Old 11-19-2009, 04:01 PM   #49 (permalink)
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RCI 2171 fuel cell for behind the rear seat:





What will end up happening is a small section will be cut out of the middle of the cell, maybe 1-2" in height. This will let the cell fit entirely behind the rear seat since as of right now it's a little bit too tall. It made more sense to buy a pre-built cell and do that instead of going custom.
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Old 11-20-2009, 11:20 PM   #50 (permalink)
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why not cut the floor and drop it down level with the bottom of the frame..?
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