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Started this Jeep adventure like most. Bought a stock 97 TJ and went shopping. 5.5 Rock Krawler kit and 35's. Bunch of mods later and moved up to 37's. Then came Ultra4 WTF.... I want to go fast. three years forward, The weekend after my first Rubicon trip I desided to build it bigger and better. :D

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Like the home made ring gear guide. How much did you shave of 1/4" ??

Looking good how long did the cage take you?

Keep the updates rolling in..

Nick.
 

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ooooo, awwwwwwww :goofball:

Since many will probably ask... whats your overall plan?
 

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Like the home made ring gear guide. How much did you shave of 1/4" ??

Looking good how long did the cage take you?

Keep the updates rolling in..

Nick.
Shave kit requires you to turn down to 10.050" so about 7/16th. It took a while to do cuz I was a fraid of getting the ring gear to hot.

Still working on the cage a few hours durning the week and weekends. So far I've burned through 4 sticks of material 96' just ordered 3 more.
Bendtech kicks ass. all I can say
 

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What happened to the rear steer D30 idea? It will do just fine at KOH :)
 

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What do you think of the Front Artec Truss? I am gonna get the front and rear also, their $hit is the tits! How you gonna weld it up? I am trying to figure out if the axle tubes will need some preload before welding it up, to keep it from bending; curious how you gonna do it.
I see you are using the Artec 4 link kit too, was it worth the money, I cant decide between Artec and Ruff stuff 4 link kits. Both companies make some awesome stuff.
I will be watching this one, good job man.


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What do you think of the Front Artec Truss? I am gonna get the front and rear also, their $hit is the tits! How you gonna weld it up? I am trying to figure out if the axle tubes will need some preload before welding it up, to keep it from bending; curious how you gonna do it.
I see you are using the Artec 4 link kit too, was it worth the money, I cant decide between Artec and Ruff stuff 4 link kits. Both companies make some awesome stuff.
I will be watching this one, good job man.


Mike
For the price and style you can beat it. Got both of them onsale. Saved a few hundred bucks with the pirate discount.
I heated up the axle tube first before welding. Front was a bitch to get right, It wasn't made to fit the Dana 70 4" axle tube. So I had to modify the front skid.
The rear 14 bolt fit perfect.

The Dual 4-link Bracket (pair) looks to be the similar to the Genright bracket.
Thanks :D
 
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