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Jeep works again! - New lift/axle swap pics.

It seemed like forever, but I finally got the CJ going again.
She got a Dana 44 rear, a BDS 4" lift, lower gears, and a new radio so I have something other than engine noise and tire roar to listen too. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
Here's a few pics. I't so clean and pretty underneath, I may just have to make it a stree jeep [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
I can't wait to try it out off-road.





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Re: Jeep works again! - New lift/axle swap pics.

lookin good! what is the 44 from? i would cut those u-bolts.

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Re: Jeep works again! - New lift/axle swap pics.

Nice gauges...I think I saw those in a 4-wheel drive parts catalog. Wonder if they make them for Wranglers....

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Re: Jeep works again! - New lift/axle swap pics.

looks nice man!
yeah cut the u-bolts cause they will take the first hit. sawsall or hack saw if you have to. cut them off close to flush as you can. if you don't they will get soo [email protected] up that you will have hell to pay getting them off if you had to.

don't forget to re-torque the u-bolts after a few miles and then check them a few more times till they set.

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Re: Jeep works again! - New lift/axle swap pics.

Derek,

What kind of tires are those? do you like 'em? I'm looking for a set of aggressive all terrains - not mud terrains - and those look like a good fit.

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lookin good! what is the 44 from? i would cut those u-bolts.

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It's out of a '75 Scout. Thanks for reminding me about cutting the U-bolts.
It was on my "finishing up" list, but I completely forgot. I'll be sure to do it before I hit the trails.

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Nice gauges...I think I saw those in a 4-wheel drive parts catalog. Wonder if they make them for Wranglers....

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Yeah, it's so nice to have guages that actually work. It got old trying to guess what the water temp really was, whether or not I had oil pressure, and trying to figure out my true speed & milage, so I decided some nice quages were in order.
I don't think they make them for wranglers, but they sell individual guages for a roll-your-own dash. I chose these to keep the classic look of the CJ dash. I plan to get a tach and clock also.

Thanks for the complements, guys. I also need to thank everyone who has answered my 9 million questions along the way.
Next project: drop the Tranny and T-case to fix all the leaky seals.

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Re: Jeep works again! - New lift/axle swap pics.

Jeeperrog, those are 33/12.50/15 Wild Country Radial RVT's. They are made by a company called "Multi-Mile"
So far, I love them. They are pretty quiet on the street, and do good off-road. I've got about 2000 miles on them so far.
My dad has a good friend that owns a tire shop, and I got a good deal on them. I paid like $475 for the set. He says they are actually made by Kelly-Springfield.

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Re: Jeep works again! - New lift/axle swap pics.

looking very good!.. does my heart good to see someone pamper a cj...does it even better to see someone wheel a cj....

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Re: Jeep works again! - New lift/axle swap pics.

How accurate are the gages at least the gas and speedo?

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Re: Jeep works again! - New lift/axle swap pics.

The guage seem to be really accurate. You can recalibrate the speedo, you just put it in program mode, drive exactly one mile(mile markers or pace car), hit the button, and it's set. It's great for changing gears/tires, you just reprogram it.
Not sure about the gas guage, cause the sender in the tank's bad, but the water temp, oil pressure, and voltmeter are dead on.

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