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TrailTamer

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Re: TFT The not white unibody
« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2016, 01:41:50 PM »
I am going to build my XJ with D30/C8.25 and run it on 33-35's (depends on what I find, I don't want to buy name-brand tires new). I have no doubt they'll hold up well enough to have plenty of fun.

On the other hand I did toyed with an idea to find a 94-99 Dodge Ram D60 (ball joint and unit bearings) and try to graft it in because 94-01 Ram 1500/2500/3500 have very close to same front suspension set up as ZJ/TJ/XJ

I was thinking to do two different possible routes eventually, if the D30/C8.25 starts to break on me every time I take it on the trail....;
1) cut the long side off at where the CAD cast is to delete it and re tube it to whatever length to use either chevy or ford passenger side inner shafts (to narrow it some) and run it
2) no tube cutting and just modify suspension brackets where needed to bolt it in and run the cheap stock H1 wheels (no recentering) bead locks as the dodge D60 is one wide sumbitch at around 72" WMS-WMS and its (unit bearings) hubs are flush so it wont be sitting way out to get smashed when running stock h1 wheels like either chevy or ford D60s will.
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mr.mindless

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Re: TFT The not white unibody
« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2016, 01:53:33 PM »
both of  those are solid options
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Re: TFT The not white unibody
« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2016, 02:27:25 PM »
I thought dodge 60s were passenger drop. If they have basically the same set up as an XJ, that could definitely be an option for me since I'm not changing anything.
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Re: TFT The not white unibody
« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2016, 02:44:37 PM »
93 down are chevy drop 94 up are ford drop. just like how chevy switched to to driver drop when they dropped the solid front axle. there's nothing passenger drop post-94 or so (I don't know exactly when Chevy went IFS across the lineup)
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Re: TFT The not white unibody
« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2016, 05:00:34 PM »
1993 was the first year with everything IFS for Chevy
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Re: TFT The not white unibody
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2017, 11:12:39 AM »
Finally getting a start to what I wanted this winter. Maybe not the axles, but 200' of tubing ordered.
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2006 Chevy 2500HD 6.0 - Tow Rig
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Re: TFT The not white unibody
« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2017, 06:00:34 PM »
Nice!!

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Re: TFT The not white unibody
« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2017, 06:15:22 PM »
ahhh fresh tube   ;D

Callelle

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Re: TFT The not white unibody
« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2017, 09:28:18 PM »
Nothing set in stone and nothing super fancy, but this is how I'm thinking I want it to come out.
There's going to be an interior hoop behind the front seats bolting through to the roof for mid support and harnesses.



Sorry for huge pics
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1997 XJ Country 4.0/AW4 - DD/Weekend Wheeler
  4.5-5" lift, TnT Long arms, IRO/RE springs, Aussies, a bunch of armor
2006 Chevy 2500HD 6.0 - Tow Rig
  Firestone Airbags

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Re: TFT The not white unibody
« Reply #24 on: April 13, 2017, 09:03:04 PM »
Got my new inner fenders done last night, finished buttoning it up today. Taking the Jeep Tuesday or Wednesday to the shop where I'm gonna be building the cage and starting that.







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  4.5-5" lift, TnT Long arms, IRO/RE springs, Aussies, a bunch of armor
2006 Chevy 2500HD 6.0 - Tow Rig
  Firestone Airbags

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Re: TFT The not white unibody
« Reply #25 on: June 03, 2018, 07:39:42 PM »
Holy hell, it's actually starting to look like a cage.

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Callelle

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Re: TFT The not white unibody
« Reply #26 on: June 07, 2018, 05:43:04 AM »
I think this came out pretty good.

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  4.5-5" lift, TnT Long arms, IRO/RE springs, Aussies, a bunch of armor
2006 Chevy 2500HD 6.0 - Tow Rig
  Firestone Airbags

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Re: TFT The not white unibody
« Reply #27 on: June 07, 2018, 07:29:06 AM »
Can't see the image

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Re: TFT The not white unibody
« Reply #28 on: June 07, 2018, 08:04:54 AM »
works for me



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Re: TFT The not white unibody
« Reply #29 on: June 07, 2018, 08:06:39 AM »
I cannot see it either (TapaTalk)
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