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Old March 23rd, 2020, 19:49
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Re: My jeep build with photos over the last few years.

man you keep building this stuff and im gonna be chopping into my rig even more lol. looks great! ide love to stay the same liftish with 35s, this definitely gives me hope.

by far the cleanest cut n fold rear bumper ive ever seen tied in, you got it flush on there, like it came that way.

nicely done.
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Old March 23rd, 2020, 19:56
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Thank you.
I love doing this stuff. I almost bought fenders at one point but realized they would brake and not really gain much clearance
I can fit 35s easy
I'm sitting about 1.5" of lift have not added bump stops anywhere.
I did the 2x8 sliders with this plan in mind. Tie bumpers and fenders to them.

I cant stand going on trails one creek crossing and the windshield is coverd. Not so any more

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Old March 23rd, 2020, 22:00
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Re: My jeep build with photos over the last few years.

What did you do to the plate going to the body side of the fenders? Do the run deep past the fender into the wheel well? Any welding to the body side?
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Old March 23rd, 2020, 22:07
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Actually I cheated. And couldnt bring myself to cut the body yet. The 1/8"is butted up to the body.
I did tack the passenger side to the fender but stopped because sheet metal was warping badly.

I'm going to cut the folded fender section out at some point. Thatl gain another 1"or so of clearance.

Also do some off road design zero rate adaleaf to move axle back an it. And gain alitt more clearance for 36's maybe.

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Old March 24th, 2020, 07:12
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No not welded to body yet. Still debating on cutting the cut and fold out. You can see it in the flex pic

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Old March 25th, 2020, 21:49
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Maybe it's time to do 8.25 and matching front dana 30.
A year ago I was gung ho to get this 8.25 in. I welded the spiders trussed and disc brake. Never did get brake lines finished nd thts when I became unmotivated to do it.
Those are brake lines off my k5 they wont work.

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Old March 26th, 2020, 06:51
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I wouldn't do anything until you found the time to remove the Lincoln-locker.
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Old March 26th, 2020, 07:23
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Been running my 35 Lincoln locked for a few years.
I've got a light foot and it's worked amazing. I walk through stuff idling that high dollar rigs go through spinning and breaking stuff

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Old March 26th, 2020, 07:54
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Well a lot of the local clubs (including my own) do not allow them on runs. They are considered likely to fail and not be repairable on the trail.
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Old March 26th, 2020, 08:12
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Agreed some also require a functional parking brake

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Old March 26th, 2020, 18:42
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Well a lot of the local clubs (including my own) do not allow them on runs. They are considered likely to fail and not be repairable on the trail.
I don’t agree with “likely to fail”- Lincoln lockers have been proven effective, and like any weld job, if done correctly the metal is bonded and just not any more likely to break than an lsd, lunchbox locker, or even just an open diff. When I welded the diff on my last Jeep I used a rectangular piece of 1/4” steel to connect all of the spider gears on top of welding them to each other at contact points. It lasted longer then the axle, and even found a new home when I upgraded.

For argument sake, how is it less repair able then breaking a shaft? Or axle tube for that matter? Tie rod end? Leaf shackle? None of the guys in your club have a trail welder? We always had a few on hand during big meets.


On that note... do you go around popping diffs during air down?? Lmmfao just seems like a silly and highly UN-enforceable rule. Violation of said rule gets you kicked out?
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How do you replace a axle seal on a welded c-clip axle? We don't refuse anybody on a run but you would be asked to trail the pack and be responsible for yourself. Many of our runs are multi-day and never returning over the same route.
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Old March 26th, 2020, 19:02
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How do you replace an axle seal on any diff? NOT on the trail! Lol that’s hardly keep the rig from getting around. The bigger worry is when the clip axle (turdy5) undoubtedly breaks- and you have to chase the shaft and wheel down the hill! The 8.25 is non clip isn’t it?

To your question, if just the spiders are welded, instead of the plate technique I used, you’d have a window to remove clip and change seals if you wanted to?
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Old March 26th, 2020, 19:13
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Re: My jeep build with photos over the last few years.

The 8.25" is a c-clip axle, it would be really nice if they made these for the 8.25".
https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Garag...nds,53978.html
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Old March 26th, 2020, 19:51
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Lincoln locker has done me well on this 35 and 10bolt on my k5.
Not entirely sure that it comes apart any different than before welding. I removed it to weld the put it back it. I didnt put a plate in but I did weld it thought it was good but decided to weld it more. More always better
I'm getting wiser and tend to pedal out more then pedal on.

I can see were the groups are coming from it but i wouldn't necessarily think welded is more likely to break. However some drivers are more likely to break parts then otheres are.

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