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Well, I now have most of my parts at the house and will begin the tear down of the JK this weekend.

I am taking out the D44 axles this weekend and hope to start grinding off the brackets from the frame in prep for next weekends install of the new axles/lift!!

Here are the parts I have so far...

Tereflex 4" LCG Long arm lift. I am SHOCKED how huge the control arms are. The box with all 4 lower arms weighed 80lbs alone!!!











37x12.5xr17 MTRs w/Kevlar






And the guys at Dynatrac were kind enough to shoot me a few pictures of the building process of my axles. They are the ProRock 60's with 5.38 gears and ARB air lockers...They are not completed in these pictures but are close!! I was told I will get them delivered to Denver this coming thursday or friday (depending on completion etc...)

 

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I guess I will be the first to say it. Very very jealous right now. Good luck with the build...:D
Thank you!! I will try to keep the post updated as I progress. Hopefully, i can strip the jeep this weekend of all the stock axles/brackets :grinpimp:
 

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Very cool, How tall are the 37" mtr's? are they true to size or are they like the bfg's and smaller.
They are true to size 37" tires...I had 35" KM2's on my TJ and they only measured 34" on a good day. These are unmounted and measured 36.7"
 

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Here is a quote from a friend that was helping me out today...he posted this up on another board with some pictures of the progress. Thought everyone would like to see the progress.

" Well....things got under way at Marine's house this afternoon after I got off of work.

When I got to his garage, he had some work done as a start -- ABS sensors off on the rear, and the rotors drilled for the new lug pattern for the 60's.
Here is what we started with:






Then we got started. First, we pulled off the driver's side ABS sensor with no problems, and disconnected the sway bar, and other steering components. Then we went to the passenger side, and we had some trouble getting the front ABS sensor out. In fact, it got tweaked just a bit too much, and it broke off.......oops. Jason will have to run a new sensor now in addition to all the other work he has to do.

Driveshaft coming off wasn't fun either -- air ratchet wouldn't even budge the bolts. There was enough lock-tite on those bolts for about 7 other Jeeps....but we got them with a little fancy leg torque.



Next we started in on the control arms...again they were on SUPER tight from the factory, but we managed. That is, until -- we got to the frame side upper control arm. The bolt holding it in was TOO LONG to come out. It kept hitting the muffler, and no way to get it out.
What great engineering....maybe I'm missing something, but this didn't seem right.





A quick introduction with the sawzall, and that bolt was gone.

Front axle finally out --





I'm surprised on how much beefier some areas of the HP D44 on the JK is compared to the TJ D44.

Anyways, poor Marine has a LONG way to go yet, but he'll get there."
 

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While removing the front axle I broke the stupid ABS sensor on the front passenger side. Can anyone tell me how expensive it is to replace this and exactly how I go about replacing this sensor?

I am not used to all this electronic crap, all my previous work has been on TJ's..

It took me 30 minutes to figure out how to get the other ABS sensor out and not BRAKE it...I had to completly remove and disasemble the brakes and rotor to get that thing out of there! They really don't want to make it easy do they. All they would have had to do would be to open up the dust shield a little bit so I could get an allan drive in there...but NOOOO you have to take EVERYTHING apart LOL!!!!!:thefinger:

I do enjoy this work though (minus dring my wifes van to work every day)
 

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These two were shot form the back of Jeff's trailor...we got very creative in how we got this down out of the trailor!!





In the garage:










The Wheels:





Now today I get to start working on removing the brackets and rear axle...
 

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Well, the day worth of grinding on those stupid stock brackets SUCKS!!!! Me and a buddy worked all day and all we were able to get off (off meaning not hanging down, not ground smooth) was the drivers front and part of the passanger front....UGHH!!

I wish I had a plasma cutter..:shaking:

i was hoping to have it rolling on wheels by the end of this weekend but i don't think that is going to happen!
 

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Here are a few picutres that were taken during the removal of the brackets (This job sucks)...I don't have a ton of pictures sorry!







Here is an assembled tire/wheel!! Man have I said I am excited??
 

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Some new updated pictures...hope everyone enjoys!!

I am within an hour of being complete, although I have no idea how I am going to jack up the jeep high enough to get the tires mounted without the Jeep falling off the jack stands. I had a slight scare today as the weight shifted and I was literly sitting on one jack stand on one side with the jack on the other and the jeep was teetering back and forth (kind of scarry)...Anyway, here are some pictuers :)













Sorry no pictures of moving the front axle...









All that I lack is getting a set of driveshafts (have to measure first), and get the front springs, brakes, and ABS stuff connected up and the axles are.......INSTALLED!
 

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Nice;):beer: More pics please!
 
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