BRAIN DAMAGED TJ build

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  1. josh$$

    josh$$ FTA

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    Moab was a awesome trip can not wait until I'm able to go back again. But when you pay to play mine cost me a 35 copper stt pro popped one on Moab Rim Trail and then on the last day last trail on Cliffhanger I grenaded my rear spartan locker that took out my ring&pinion with it and since we were so far out I had to drive it back to the trailer like it was well it took the bearings too. But all is well its back at Buckeye performance for new gears, grizzly full case locker, and bearings.
    Want to thank Chris Ellis at Buckeye performance for building one hell of a jeep and for fixing it back
     
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  2. NickMaul

    NickMaul Well-Known Member

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    What was the condition where your spartan bit the dust?


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  3. BigClay

    BigClay Well-Known Member

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    I heard Moab was chewing up and spitting out non full case lockers
     
  4. Jason W.

    Jason W. Carolina Trail Blazers

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    A huge ledge, The traction out there just eats up lunchbox lockers
     
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  5. NickMaul

    NickMaul Well-Known Member

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    If there are pics of carnage I'd like to see them. Interested if the cross pin broke first or if the gears of the spartan went kaboom. Chromo axle shafts too?


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  6. Loganwayne

    Loganwayne #BTL

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    the pins are designed to break first. or at least thats whats broke on mine both times.
     
  7. Jason W.

    Jason W. Carolina Trail Blazers

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    Pin broke, He has cromo shafts
     
  8. josh$$

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    Pin broke then with the pin being broke it eat up my pinion gear and ring gear. My chromoly shafts were fine
     
  9. Lankford

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    My front locker broke in the exact same fashion. Pin broke and took out the pinion and ring gear.
     
  10. NickMaul

    NickMaul Well-Known Member

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    FML. Time to put in stock spiders gears before any moab trips :rolleyes:
     
  11. josh$$

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    After many bent wheels while wheeling and one very bent wheel that about ripped the bead. So after that I bought some outer beadlocks and then had Mudpro cut me out the inner weld on beads plus another set for a spate tire. I also got a fellow student that's taking the cnc-plasma course to cut me out 1/4 thick and 3/4 of inch wide inner bead to strengthen up the bead so I don't bend thoses too. I was able to weld up one and 3/4 of another . I did this to make installation easier when all is said and done. Wheels and inner weld on beads prepared for welding. 20171008_131635.jpg 20171008_131647.jpg
     
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    Had fun welding these together but mounting the tires is alot harder than I thought it would be 20171025_214024.jpg 20171024_140443.jpg 20171026_191156.jpg 20171027_165504.jpg
     
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  13. josh$$

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    Got them all mounted and with a little help from Jason Watson, Keith, and William Hall . Thank you guys for all the help 20171028_183445.jpg
     
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  14. josh$$

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    When I had the stretch done the biggest question. Was what am I going to do about the evap canister. Well me and Jason Watson figured out how not to just bypass it. 20171219_113913.jpg 20171219_113918.jpg 20171219_113927.jpg 20171219_113930.jpg
     
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  15. Jason W.

    Jason W. Carolina Trail Blazers

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    Yep!! Why they ever put it in the rear fender well on the late model TJ,s blows my mind.
     
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  16. josh$$

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    Upgrades as of late. I went with Metalcloak arched front fenders the destructions said a 4hr install but in reality it was more like 20hrs of prep and install time. Then i upgraded the front axle assembly from a high pinion dana 30 to a G2 high pinion dana 44 (jk center section) it has 4.88 gears with cromos shafts, and a eaton E-locker.. ran into clearance issues with my steering and my brand new track bar. So we had to find someting that would work. So now u have a offset steering from rustys offroad and a hiem style track bar. 20180524_204756.jpg 20180525_204035.jpg 20180525_204040.jpg 20180525_204051.jpg 20180525_204055.jpg 20180525_215652.jpg 20180525_215656.jpg 20180525_221350.jpg 20180525_221424.jpg 20180526_195930.jpg 20180526_195940.jpg 20180527_210523.jpg 20180527_210520.jpg 20180531_000943.jpg 20180601_101059.jpg
     
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    Could not have got these projects done without my friend and brother @Jason W. So thank you sir for all your help
     
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    Been doing a lot research over the last yr wanting to install a auto in the tj. So heres what i come up with 4.0ltr novak adapter to 700R4 trans and just to get that crawl ratio i want i went with a Atlas 4.3. Pictures and progress will be shared soon
     
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    :popcorn:
     
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  20. scotch737

    scotch737 Active Member

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    Them cloaks are sexy as hell.
     
  21. CasterTroy

    CasterTroy Motarded

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    Only douchebags run those
     
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  22. obullfish

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    And you are the ring leader.
     
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  23. Chris_Keziah

    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt

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    No, just need to remember who had them first. I need to break out the white sunglasses.

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  24. Lankford

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    I don’t think I’d be proud of that...
     
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  25. scotch737

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    Haters gonna hate LOL.
     
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