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Old February 16th, 2018, 21:38
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Indeed you do. A 10.3:1 4speed
Nice!
Don't drive like an asshole with that setup.
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Old February 16th, 2018, 23:04
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Pull it out of the box. ........
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Old February 17th, 2018, 23:22
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You have to buy me dinner first john... For reals though. I dont have anywhere to set it down on. Haha

The garage is coming together.

Tomorrow for sure.

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Old February 18th, 2018, 19:04
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It is now tomorrow and I have updated this thread 4 times today. Starting to think it's just a box of bricks with some AA tape.
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Old February 18th, 2018, 19:17
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Haha. Here you go

So this is what you get when you order an new atlas. I got the cable shifter kit as well as the xj specific shifter kit.


So I have 1:1, 2.72:1, 3.8:1, and 10.34:1.
With the ax-15 and 5.38s in the axles i will be at 212:1 crawl ratio. So yeah ill be changing my driving style a bit.

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Old February 18th, 2018, 21:23
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Awesome I didnt have to buy you dinner. That crawl ratio is awesome, But But But might be to slow for you..
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Old February 18th, 2018, 21:39
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Glad to see you went with the 3.8. You will love the gearing choices, and the stupid low makes the deep rocks almost boring.

You thinking Moab in Oct? Would be fun to catch up with you SC guys again.
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Old February 18th, 2018, 23:57
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Thanks D.

Its on my strong possibility list. New job and house are making my vacation possibilities hit and miss. I really want to go. Probably wont know for about a month.
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Old February 19th, 2018, 08:46
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Haha. Here you go

So this is what you get when you order an new atlas. I got the cable shifter kit as well as the xj specific shifter kit.


So I have 1:1, 2.72:1, 3.8:1, and 10.34:1.
With the ax-15 and 5.38s in the axles i will be at 212:1 crawl ratio. So yeah ill be changing my driving style a bit.
Bad ass. Get rid of the XJ shifters, they are retarded. I ended up using the straight universal shifters.
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Old February 19th, 2018, 19:35
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Wish i would have know that. Oh well. Thanks lou.


Anyway picked up some new johnnies tonight.
Crazy deal.



Got a set of 5 so ill have all matching tires now. Haha. Been a long time since i had that. Shaping up to be a new jeep this year. Ha
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Old February 20th, 2018, 14:27
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Yeah Gordo-work it-doin great!

Peaking into crawl ratios; a site mentions ~50:1 as a number for double duty vehicles?
212?! You're in it now, crazy amounts of torque. Any changes to your driveline to handle that?
What's getting smasho'd next?
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Old February 20th, 2018, 14:54
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50:1 is certainly a good ratio for an automatic and mostly street rig. Your torque converter slips alot, and gives you an almost infinite crawl ratio. So its not as critical until you get much larger tires.

I have a manual so my first gear is set. Having a few extra choices to go deeper than that is a huge help depending on terrain. It also greatly prolongs my clutch and gives me alot more control.

I will be upgrading my driveshafts soon but my axles are certainly up to the task for my 35s. I will have to keep my head about me with gear selection and throttle control. But my setup is certainly not brittle.
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No picture of the shipping label? Half that sucker is mine!

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No picture of the shipping label? Half that sucker is mine!

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Pay for half you get half. Haha. I def owe you a six pack. Saved me a ton of money shipping to your shop. Thanks alan.



New track bar. Finally replacing the budget re unit. It flexes quite a bit.


Fyi TNT has a 10% off for red letter members. Just have to call them.
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Using one of their Terrain Masters code will get you the same 10%. Black Friday this year was a 10% off code as well.

Looks like 10% is the biggest discount they offer.
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