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post #1 of 21 Old 06-24-2010, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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My purdy new turdy

Well, I finally got my jeep back out of the shop. It's been a long time coming. After I trashed my Dana 30, rather than go ProRock or whatever, I decided since the tubes and housing were in good shape, that I'd just beef it up a bit. While I was at it, might as well regear too, right?

So, after much time collecting the parts I finally sent her off to get it all installed, and holy hell am I happy. I drove it in with a gutted front 30, riding on stub shafts and unit bearings.

Drove it home with new 4.88's, Offroad Evolution sleeves/c2 gussets/lca skids, BDS trackbar mount gusset, RCV shafts and finally reinstalled my Woods front shaft. I have yet to pretty it all up with a rattle can, but, here are the "just home" shots. I'll update over the weekend once it has been cleaned and painted.













I am still amazed at how much different the 4.88's feel compared to my old 3.21's. People don't lie when they say it makes a world of difference. Thanks to all of you on here for providing the reading material to help me make informed decisions. And thanks to JoePile for the carrier and Evo stuff.

SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW!

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post #2 of 21 Old 06-24-2010, 04:59 PM
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That is one purdy turdy!
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Thankfully, this is exactly what I thought it would be. Whew!

Really looks nice. Lovin' the RCV's, Very smart build.

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Looks great. I'm saving up for the RCVs.

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Nice! Now I want to do this.
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ANYTIME MAN!!!!!


can wait till we both get on the trail

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Just painted the axle and gussets this morning. It's looking much nicer than the above shots. I will try to get a "finished" shot up sometime today.

Once the gears are broken in, I will be up for heading out somewhere to test 'er out.

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Paint or not... Thats awesome.

I just keep telling myself, some day... some day.
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Looking good MR.T, nice build
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Tom, that's awesome brotha! So when you doin the rear

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Tom, that's awesome brotha! So when you doin the rear
Thanks all!

Joe, Uhhhh not for a verrrry long time. When it blows up like the front did most likely.

I need to post a new pic. Got the axle, c's and even my calipers painted. Looking nice. I'll get one up un the morning.

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Very Nice. Also saving for the RCV's. Awaiting the finished pics. Grats

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I will have to take some shots with a decent camera later, but, snapped a couple shots on my cell of the finished product.






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Looks awesome. Did you just mask and spray bomb it?

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damn thats shiney

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Nice I came real close to going that route but with the tire size I want to run and the way I wheel I figured going with a d44 was a better bet.

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Looks awesome. Did you just mask and spray bomb it?
Thanks GK. Pretty much. Stuffed rags in the C to wrap around the RCV's, pulled the wheels, brakes and rotors, hosed it down with brake cleaner, and went to town with some high heat engine enamel. Did the axle and all of the new stuff, the knuckles, calipers, etc. Was going to use the flat black grill paint, but, didn't like how it looked after a few months, after the rear was done and wheeled, it didn't clean up well. Will most likely take the ass end apart this weekend and repeat the process. Hell, I might clean up the frame rails too.

I even managed to fix my parking brake while I was under there this past weekend. Feels good to finally have a parking brake after 2 years of not being able to hold my spot on a 1 degree slope.

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Nice I came real close to going that route but with the tire size I want to run and the way I wheel I figured going with a d44 was a better bet.
What size are you planning on running? I figured with the sleeves/gussets/rcv's that I'd be safe to kick it up to 37's if I wanted to. I'd actually put my 30 up against a 44 at this point. I think I'd give a 44 a run for it's money... especially if I end up trussing it.

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I'm going to run 37's maybe 38's.

Prorock d44 with RCV shafts etcetc.

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can someone tell me what the orange things are and what they do? thanks

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The orange pluger-looking things are dust covers for the RCV shafts. Basically, I got stronger axle shafts that run a cv joint instead of the standard.

Here is the link to the manufacturer's web page that explains what is underneath that orange cover...

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