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Old 10-20-2009, 07:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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LCG TJ build

It seems like everytime i come on here i find so many freaking 1 ton TJ builds,
I wanted to do something different, something low, stable and unique.

So here is my 1997 Tj i bought totaled this past winter.

Stock 4cyl with 2.5 rough country lift. And some bald 32 TSL's

I highlined it and took it to URE to give it a proper beat-in





It did really well, i blew the motor, bent the shit out of the front end and tie rods. But I had no problems with the axle or driveline.

Then we added a 8.8 rear with a triangulated 4 link. Also stretched the frame and moved the axle back 12" to make the comp cut look cooler




I also swapped a 4.7 stroker motor with electric fan, ax15 and new radiator

Next up was the roll cage and paint, also herculined the interior of the tub and the custom tube body work.




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More paint work in our huge paint booth





I couldn't be happier with the final stance/look




It is amazingly stable running the 36x12.50 TSL;s with 1.5" wheel spacers.

I have a rubi 44 coming this week as well as a 4:1 transfer case planned. I have an ARB for the rear 8.8 to run with the stock rubi front locker. I am also upgrading the front axle to the larger knuckles and brakes off of a WJ i think. The front suspension is also going to be long armed and possible air bumps all the way around.

I hope to wheel it again in the next week or so and I'm sure I will have more things to improve on and fix.

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Old 10-20-2009, 11:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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looks nice only thing i don't like about it is the front squat. put some 4" coils in the front to boost it up or 1.25" spacers. jeeps don't sqaut (unless you got a suckdown winch)
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Old 10-21-2009, 06:08 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The front only squats in a few pictures before I added the coil spacers.

It sits level now
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I like the ring gear axle support. No offense but uhh I don't think the build is very unique, sorry.
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I lke the ring gear axle support. And uhh don't think it's very unique, sorry.
x2 how ever it is the first time ive seen it...

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Old 10-27-2009, 02:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
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My jeep flex's more than yours!

Here are the obligatory poser forklift flex pictures courtesy of my new fork lift.



Not bad for 2.5" of lift and stock short arm front suspension

I also got a rubi 44 for $300, the axle tube was bent so a little bottle jack and chain action got that straightened back out.

The 8.8 is also getting a ARB and 5.13's next week.

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^^ Not gonna lie, that bottle jack set up looks sketchy

Knowing my luck, I'd take the jack to the nads when it slipped off the tube...

oh, nice rig
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Yea it looks sketchy, we tack welded the chain to the jack and the jack base to the axle tube so it couldn't slip off and shoot out.

The biggest problem was the spring back, we ended up heating the opposite side of the tube red hot and quenching it to get it to stay perfectly straight
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Nice work with the straightening, thats quality engineering, I would never of thought of that method.
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Nice work with the straightening, thats quality engineering, I would never of thought of that method.
Are you planing on beefing it up at all?
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I dig mang !!
any new wheeling or overall shots ?
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The biggest problem was the spring back, we ended up heating the opposite side of the tube red hot and quenching it to get it to stay perfectly straight
you know that makes steel more brittle, right?

I dont believe I would run that front axle, especially considering it has dana 30 tubes on it in the first place. The only thing you are gaining over the 30 is a larger r/p. Why not go with a waggy 44?
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I dont care much about your bottle jack like everyone else but the jeep looks AWESOME!
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Old 10-28-2009, 09:09 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I like how you used the stock brackets on the rear and raised the frame. I did the same thing on my build. Here's mine.



And as far as the Rubi front goes. Before I started my 60/70 swapp this is what I did to mine.

Back side....


Nice work.


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you know that makes steel more brittle, right?

I dont believe I would run that front axle, especially considering it has dana 30 tubes on it in the first place. The only thing you are gaining over the 30 is a larger r/p. Why not go with a waggy 44?
Yea, but they sell Longfields for the Rubi axle. Then you still have the crappy unit bearings and weak ball joints.
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I'm loving this build. Can you post some more pics of the fenders? I really like them.

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Old 10-29-2009, 05:01 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Yea, but they sell Longfields for the Rubi axle. Then you still have the crappy unit bearings and weak ball joints.
The tubes are still tiny. I would rather build a Waggy 44 for something like that. Rubi 44s are cool but you have to dump more money into them unless they came stock on your rig. With the money you spend on a Rubi44 (not his, but most), you could have built a budget 609 hybrid.
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Yea, but they sell Longfields for the Rubi axle. Then you still have the crappy unit bearings and weak ball joints.
RCV is coming out with 300M cv shafts for the waggy 44 soon.
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I like how you used the stock brackets on the rear and raised the frame. I did the same thing on my build. Here's mine.


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If you swap the stock rear brackets to the opposite side in the rear you don't have that goofy ass triangle piece hangin out FWIW.

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I got the rubi axle for $300

I am building a truss for it when i do the coilovers and bumpstops.

I didn't go with a waggy 44 because of the lug pattern, converting it to five sucks, and then the rear axle still won't match. And it has a air locker that i can use for time being and I wanted to!!!

I'm not running any larger than 38's so some chromo axle and an arb in the 44 will make it pretty stout.
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If you swap the stock rear brackets to the opposite side in the rear you don't have that goofy ass triangle piece hangin out FWIW.


Yeah, I noticed that to when I flipped them, but if you run them with the "goofy ass triangle piece" out, the springs are further apart on the axle and frame rails for better stability. I'm going to cut them off and box in the bracket when it's all said and done.
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I'm loving this build. Can you post some more pics of the fenders? I really like them.

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your tire is crooked.
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^^ Not gonna lie, that bottle jack set up looks sketchy

Knowing my luck, I'd take the jack to the nads when it slipped off the tube...

oh, nice rig
X2, that is some funny sh&t! It would get me for sure!
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