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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #50 on: February 20, 2014, 07:51:29 AM »
Ok I think I get it. Trying to keep the tires out of the body and suspension. My xj has the same lift and I don't have any rubbing issues, but that's probably cuz the previous owner hacked up the fenders pretty good.
he is running 35s

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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #51 on: February 20, 2014, 08:35:47 AM »
The offset on the wheels put the rears tire way to close to the inner fender and springs. I have cut all I can on the rear fenders. I will need to extend the rear bump stops also tho. The new steering, steering box brace and wheel spacers got installed lastnite. I ended up only putting the spacers on the rear, I didn't like the how far they pushed the front tires out. Anyone need 1 1/2 spacers?
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #52 on: March 10, 2014, 07:15:38 AM »
I built some bump stops for the rear with the factory stoppers but I don't like how close they are to the shocks. I'm going to buy some smaller bumpers and get them away fromt my new shocks before I tear up a shock.
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #53 on: March 10, 2014, 07:44:18 PM »
I feel like I missed a lot... Last time I read this thread you were saying that it was going to stay stock for the most part....

Sliders, 35's and lockers???

Tons are right around the corner...
Web wheel'n for now I guess

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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #54 on: March 11, 2014, 05:57:39 PM »
Chucks rigs stay stock! lmao :lmao:
it was a jeep thing but all that sh** broke.

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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #55 on: March 12, 2014, 06:52:10 AM »
Chucks rigs stay stock! lmao :lmao:
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #56 on: March 13, 2014, 02:39:42 AM »
You knew you were going to do it when you bought it.  You just didn't like your Ford truck........       :hack: :beer:
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #57 on: March 13, 2014, 07:18:59 AM »
You knew you were going to do it when you bought it.  You just didn't like your Ford truck........       :hack: :beer:
I actually loved that Ford! It was a tough mother trucker!
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #58 on: March 18, 2014, 07:01:21 AM »
I moved my rear lower shock mounts up 2 inches and inward 4 inches to get them at a better angle and away from the ground and bump stops Thursday evening. Ready for a shake down run!
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #59 on: March 18, 2014, 02:24:33 PM »


You knew you were going to do it when you bought it.  You just didn't like your Ford truck........       :hack: :beer:
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #60 on: March 18, 2014, 02:39:53 PM »


You knew you were going to do it when you bought it.  You just didn't like your Ford truck........       :hack: :beer:
I actually loved that Ford! It was a tough mother trucker!
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Sorry, I thought you hated Fords.....        :gangup:
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I do but that was a bass a$$ rig!

........and it was in the wifes name not my so technically I never owned it! :lee:
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #61 on: March 18, 2014, 02:40:34 PM »
come to think of it I don't own the Jeep either I put it in the wifes name also! :taunt:
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #62 on: April 04, 2014, 12:53:41 PM »
I took this out and ran Upper Woodpecker and started H2H before breaking a forn axle u-joint and wiping out inner and out axles. Even though it broke I was really pleased as to the way it handled and worked. I ordered new spicer u-joints and the almost alloy kit to weld on the axles that is supposed to make them as strong as D44 axles. I'm also going to replace upper and lower ball joints on both sides. Going to run TM at the end of the month so we will see how they hold up.
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #63 on: April 05, 2014, 10:25:14 PM »
the big thing with the 30s is the ears flex and allow the caps to spit out. tack the caps in and they will hold better than you would ever guess.
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #64 on: April 07, 2014, 11:18:58 AM »
Yeah I had to do that on my D44 axles in the Ford. These are what I ordered.
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #65 on: April 09, 2014, 07:15:31 AM »
I got the u-joints installed and the almost alloy kit also. I ordered some LED lights from Napa. Once those are installed I will be ready for TM.
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #66 on: April 09, 2014, 07:41:54 AM »
Looks good Chuck, I can see how those will definietely strengthen the axle at the u-joint.
Question though,  how do you keep from getting the ujoint too hot and the grease melting out while your welding? I welded the caps on one of my spare shafts and noticed the grease oozing out. Im sure thats not too great on them. Do you just do a little at a time?
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #67 on: April 09, 2014, 09:13:45 AM »
I used to tack the caps in my 10 bolt front. I would do about 8-10 tacks on each cap, and rotate the axle around as I tacked. I would take 2 tacks on each cap 180* apart, then rotate to the next cap so the others had some time to cool between tacks. It worked well. I started with just 4 tacks on each cap and eventually cracked the tacks on some of the caps. The 8-10 seemed to be the right number. I never spit a cap or cracked the tack welds again after that.

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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #68 on: April 09, 2014, 12:24:24 PM »
Like Harley said you just weld a little at a time. It took almost two hours to weld both axles. I would weld about 1/2 inch at a time and kept moving from one to another until they were all done. I also cooled them down with a damp rag so they didn't cool to quick as if I were to spray them or dump water on them. This kit also works on 10 bolt and D44 shafts as they have the same size u-joint. The kit was $29.00 so I thought it would be worth a shot. I never had luck with tacking the caps on my D44 shafts, I tried 4 then 6 then 8. I did weld them all the way around and they lasted even longer than the chromo axles I had.
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #69 on: April 09, 2014, 05:08:10 PM »
Cool, good to know. Guess the only other thing to make sure is that you have clearance for them. Those Reid knuckles I have on the 44 are real tight. I tacked the spares I had and even ground the tacks down a bit and still had a bit** of a time getting one through when I broke on H2H. In fact to get it out, I will probably have to open the knuckle of some with a die grinder.
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #70 on: April 09, 2014, 06:14:35 PM »
I will probably have to open the knuckle of some with a die grinder.
Don't do that just turn the knuckle then you can access the caps with a grinder. Remember you need to keep the good parts in good shape so you can sell them.
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #71 on: April 09, 2014, 06:51:45 PM »
does somebody need help with a 44 shaft?  I've done 1 or 2 of them in bad shape
just all bad luck at this point.  whatever is the worst that can happen will

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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #72 on: April 10, 2014, 05:44:44 AM »
I will probably have to open the knuckle of some with a die grinder.
Don't do that just turn the knuckle then you can access the caps with a grinder. Remember you need to keep the good parts in good shape so you can sell them.
Good idea Clint,  thanks.
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #73 on: April 10, 2014, 07:30:37 AM »
I got my lights installed lastnite! I can see now :banana: The first picture is just the rock lights, the other two are with the headlights too.
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #74 on: April 23, 2014, 01:57:31 PM »
I had PTO Sales retube my rear drive shaft and lengthen it 1 3/4" and install all new Spicer joints. I picked up new yoke straps and bolts. I also picked up and new upper radiator hose and valve cover gasket as it is starting to seap oil.  I'm also gonna re check all the bolts on the lift to make sure none have come lose since the install.
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