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2012 Jeep JKU (Trail Crush'r) starting a 1 ton swap '95 YJ bone stock 4 banger (Lil Red) 4.0 swap
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I picked up a decent mall crawler JKU, 3.5" RE lift, adjustable upper control arms, shocks, dual steering stabilizer, sway bar QD's, front bumper, winch, rear bumper, sliders, 17" wheels and 35's. When I went to pick it up I asked how he liked the sway bar QD's. "Oh I don't know if this has ever been in 4x4 other than snow." :rolleyes:

Replaced the trimmed plastic fender flares with some cheap amazon metal flares, 111k miles when purchased, did ball joints and steering components. Wheeled it hard since I bought it last year. All over Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Colorado. The D30 isn't doing so hot, lol. C's are bent and axle is as well, also leaking. Not putting any money into the D30/44 set. Grabbed a 2008 Super Duty D60 front and an 03, 14 bolt rear, all brake calipers and rotors, steering components, ect come with them. Managed to score front and rear with 4.10 gears. I'm going to do the Barnes trusses and weld on high steer. Going to spool the front, Warn hubs, J8 brake booster and master. Going to do heim joint 1.5" DOM steering components. Not doing gears or lockers until OX gets their 14 bolt on the market and I have the 40's and long arm stuff ready next year (debating on 3 link front and rear or 4 front and 3 rear, open to suggestions.) Full float axles with 4.10's and front locker is 1,054,569 times better than wheeling on D30/44 set with open 3.21's :LOL:

Drive shafts I'll use Adams or Woods, not sure yet, other than that going to do it as "budget" friendly as possible (Yes I know D60 swaps aren't budget anything, this is not my first D60 swap, done TJ's and XJ's both.)

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Sounds exactly what I want to do to a T, hard to go between the straight bolt-on or diy piece together. Good color choice and trail choice ;).
 

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Sounds exactly what I want to do to a T, hard to go between the straight bolt-on or diy piece together. Good color choice and trail choice ;).
I hate spending any more money than I need to, plus the love of tinkering and a machine shop at home make it a little easier. lol.

Thanks a familiar spot. :LOL:
Is yours the Crush color or another orange?
 

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I feel that./ Similar situation thankfully, just a matter of how much patience I have lmao.

It's crush. Not a fan of the off orange color (sorry dozer people).

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Do a 3 link frt and rear unless you replace the fuel tank then do a 4 link.
Lots more $ to do the 4 link and a 3link will work great.
Yeah the 3 link in the rear for sure due to the tank. I don't want to do a fuel cell or anything else right now.
 

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The build has officially started.

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