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mxracer513
02-27-2010, 07:52 PM
Well here it goes,

Another winter another build. As most of you guys know I finished my TJ on New Year's Day 2009. Well it's been a year and its time for something different so my TJ is back under the knife for some slight modifications.

Here's how it started:

4.5" RE SF lift (anyone wanna buy a sweet lift?) 1" BL on 35's.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa311/mxer513/Jeep%20TJ/0412091525.jpg

Plans are:
Ditch the short arms
Dana 60 rear
Dana 44 front
2.5" YJ Leafs all around
Sprung over
Stretched rear ~5"
H1 Rims
37X12.50X16.5's
Relocated fuel tank
STREET LEGAL DD

mxracer513
02-27-2010, 08:03 PM
Here's some pics of day one.


Yes those are pine logs, yes they're the only thing holding the Jeep up, yes the negative battery terminal is off along with the parking brake fully engaged. And yes I am perfectly safe. I think.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa311/mxer513/Project%20Knotty%20Pine/IMG_1942.jpg

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa311/mxer513/Project%20Knotty%20Pine/IMG_1943.jpg

Axles coming out along with shocks, springs, trackbars, panhard bars, and all the other nonsence.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa311/mxer513/Project%20Knotty%20Pine/IMG_1944.jpg

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa311/mxer513/Project%20Knotty%20Pine/IMG_1945.jpg

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa311/mxer513/Project%20Knotty%20Pine/IMG_1946.jpg

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa311/mxer513/Project%20Knotty%20Pine/IMG_1948.jpg

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa311/mxer513/Project%20Knotty%20Pine/IMG_1949.jpg

mxracer513
02-27-2010, 08:05 PM
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa311/mxer513/Project%20Knotty%20Pine/IMG_1950.jpg

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa311/mxer513/Project%20Knotty%20Pine/IMG_1951.jpg

Axles out.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa311/mxer513/Project%20Knotty%20Pine/IMG_1953.jpg

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa311/mxer513/Project%20Knotty%20Pine/IMG_1954.jpg

Then the take had to be dropped so that we could made room for the stretch!

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa311/mxer513/Project%20Knotty%20Pine/IMG_1955.jpg

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa311/mxer513/Project%20Knotty%20Pine/IMG_1956.jpg

mxracer513
02-27-2010, 08:07 PM
That thing is a SUPER mud shovel.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa311/mxer513/Project%20Knotty%20Pine/IMG_1957.jpg

As of right now the drivers side of the frame is cleaned of brackets.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa311/mxer513/Project%20Knotty%20Pine/IMG_1959.jpg

mxracer513
02-27-2010, 08:08 PM
Ridgerunner, this one's for you.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa311/mxer513/Project%20Knotty%20Pine/IMG_1952.jpg

mxracer513
02-27-2010, 08:10 PM
And the tank is going to be going in a box in the back.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa311/mxer513/Project%20Knotty%20Pine/IMG_1958.jpg

mithuth
02-27-2010, 08:34 PM
Is this the axle I'm picking up Saturday? lol
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa311/mxer513/Project%20Knotty%20Pine/IMG_1953.jpg


And LOL @ the logs. IDK why, but it sooo screams "Hey ya'all, watch this..."

mxracer513
02-27-2010, 08:37 PM
LOL yeah man that's the axle. And yeah being in college = no $ to buy big nice jack stands.


......... maybe one day, but untill then improvise!

XJchris98
02-27-2010, 09:00 PM
Plans are:
Ditch the short arms
Dana 60 rear
Dana 44 front
2.5" YJ Leafs all around
Sprung over
Stretched rear ~5"
H1 Rims
37X12.50X16.5's
Relocated fuel tank


...Money for this ^^


no $ to buy big nice jack stands.


...But no money for this ^^

:017:

jim91303
02-27-2010, 09:02 PM
i maybe wronge .... but the gas tank in side .... hope you never use a top on the jeep. and hope you dont smoke !

JMO ..... bad idea

mxracer513
02-27-2010, 09:06 PM
...Money for this ^^



...But no money for this ^^

:017:


yeah pretty much. Jack stands that high are like 85 bucks a piece.

mxracer513
02-27-2010, 09:09 PM
i maybe wronge .... but the gas tank in side .... hope you never use a top on the jeep. and hope you dont smoke !

JMO ..... bad idea

It'll be in a sealed box don't worry. I'll eventually have a fuel cell in there but for now it's getting built into the back. And it will be properly ventilated and have the evap and everything hooked up. If you have enought fumes coming out of your fuel system that its going to explode or catch on fire there's something wrong with your setup!

toocheaptosmoke
02-27-2010, 09:11 PM
I've used logs myself as jack stands, but they are like 18" or more in diameter, and sometimes already layed down. Those look a little to narrow for me to get under there, one good push and it looks like she'd roll them logs, jmo. :103:

mxracer513
02-27-2010, 09:17 PM
Believe me there was ALOT of pushing and pulling to make sure they were sturdy. My buddies din't trust me already so everyone made sure they were safe. The front and rears are ~10" and the skids are ~14"

XJchris98
02-27-2010, 09:41 PM
The front and rears are ~10" and the skids are ~14"

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=38847
^^Those should be perfect then. $50/set.

mxracer513
02-27-2010, 09:48 PM
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=38847
^^Those should be perfect then. $50/set.


14" DIAMETER the frame is 42" off of the floor of my garage ... harbor freight stuff ---> Height: 15-1/8'' to 24''


And i trust my logs more than anything Harbor Freight :thumbsup:

steveg0690
02-28-2010, 11:11 AM
Are you planning on going full width axles?

john00TJ
02-28-2010, 11:15 AM
Thats the stupidest shit i have ever seen

tjblair
02-28-2010, 11:19 AM
And the tank is going to be going in a box in the back.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa311/mxer513/Project%20Knotty%20Pine/IMG_1958.jpg
I did mine like this about a month ago
http://i475.photobucket.com/albums/rr115/tjblair/gas%20tank%20relocation/P1030079.jpg

i maybe wronge .... but the gas tank in side .... hope you never use a top on the jeep. and hope you dont smoke !

JMO ..... bad idea
So long as it is sealed up it should not be a problem. I hooked back up all of the vent lines. the only thing I had to lenghten was the fuel pump wires. even the fuel line was long enough, I just had to straighten it out and shove it up through a body grommit.

ridgerunner97
02-28-2010, 11:25 AM
Good luck Jesse! It will be nice when its done. Nothin wrong with you using logs as jackstands, as long as your comfortable with it not goin anywhere thats all that matters, we ain't climbing under it LOL. Ive used logs before like that, just gotta be smart about how you use them and use a lot of them it won't go anywhere if there big enough diameter.

Oh BTW this is for you and your lil pic caption :flipoff2:, My Husky is done while your Stihl sawing LOL.

john00TJ
02-28-2010, 11:30 AM
Nothin wrong with you using logs as jackstands, as long as your comfortable with it not goin anywhere thats all that matters, we ain't climbing under it LOL. Ive used logs before like that, just gotta be smart about how you use them and use a lot of them it won't go anywhere if there big enough diameter.


No ,i stand corrected :flipoff2:

ridgerunner97
02-28-2010, 11:40 AM
no ,i stand corrected :flipoff2:

lol

commando72
02-28-2010, 03:17 PM
Oh BTW this is for you and your lil pic caption :flipoff2:, My Husky is done while your Stihl sawing LOL.

Must be why Stihl is the WORLDS most popular saw...Go buy your Lowes Husky and try and keep up with my 440.

Sorry to thread jack, but that comment is just ridiculous.

Leady
02-28-2010, 03:41 PM
Find yourself a tool truck and get on the easy payment plan for some jack stands. But the logs should be alright, I've used worse at junkyards.

Krod
02-28-2010, 04:07 PM
you're ok with this.


Freakin wake up and be careful dumbass. We don't need another dead wheeler.

ridgerunner97
02-28-2010, 04:11 PM
Must be why Stihl is the WORLDS most popular saw...Go buy your Lowes Husky and try and keep up with my 440.



Sorry Jesse for this re-thread jack, but Commando don't know what he just got himself into :)

HAHAHAHAHAHA, you just made a huge mistake there buddy, any time you want to race your Stihl against my Husky, PM me and let me know, i'm only down Rt. 30 about a half hour, i'll eat your 440 for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, we can even post the video on here haha all in good fun, but you'll eat your words without a shadow of a doubt, I don't run no disposable homeowner saws :018: And anyone else wants to try there luck against me and my Husky just let me know I love a little competition. :082:

mxracer513
02-28-2010, 09:48 PM
Jon feel free to hijack anytime obviously more than one person needs told what its like in the real world. Atleast you can add some constructive criticism and not just stupid ass comments about my rig and how I work. Sorry its no mall crawler, does it need a set of thorn birds too. Lol and ill definitely be there for some saw races I've seen that husky.

limegreentj
02-28-2010, 09:53 PM
why are you going with leaf springs? why not keep it on coils?

Krod
02-28-2010, 09:54 PM
...obviously more than one person needs told what its like in the real world.


:043:

Big_John572
02-28-2010, 10:07 PM
i dont see why all you guys are making such a big deal out of the logs for jackstands you arent working under it, it is safe ive been under it all weekend and i believe im still alive and one more thing you can take your jackstands and your mall crawlers and go get bent

Krod
02-28-2010, 10:09 PM
i dont see why all you guys are making such a big deal out of the logs for jackstands you arent working under it, it is safe ive been under it all weekend and i believe im still alive and one more thing you can take your jackstands and your mall crawlers and go get bent


:037:

I'm going to the basement to load a few more jackstands into the old woodstove. Your vote of confidence is appreciated for how well they'll work. I don't know if the old girl has enough heat in her to burn my mall crawling jack stands, but damn it all I'm going to try!

limegreentj
02-28-2010, 10:10 PM
awesome first post.....

tjblair
02-28-2010, 10:14 PM
awesome first post.....
Agreed. He will get along great here.lol

limegreentj
02-28-2010, 10:15 PM
for like...a day...maybe

mxracer513
02-28-2010, 10:24 PM
Leaf springs for simplicity and predictibility. Oh and tjblair thanks for the thread on your tank bad ass man definitely going that way.

limegreentj
02-28-2010, 10:25 PM
yeah i guess its more of a simple setup, but i think coils would flex/ride better

tjblair
02-28-2010, 10:27 PM
Leaf springs for simplicity and predictibility. Oh and tjblair thanks for the thread on your tank bad ass man definitely going that way.
No problem man, I believe that you will have to flip the tank around backwards to make all of the lines reach.

mxracer513
02-28-2010, 10:32 PM
Flex is about the same and yeah coils ride better but I'm going this direction this time. I gave a bunch of pics of tjs with leafs that I got some ideas from.

mxracer513
02-28-2010, 10:39 PM
Flex is pretty much the same. Coils are a little better on the street but I want something a little stiffer. I gave pics of tjs with leads that I got inapiestion from that ill post later.

limegreentj
02-28-2010, 10:44 PM
I gave pics of tjs with leads that I got inapiestion from that ill post later.


LOL! wtf? are you on a phone or something?

2002wranglerX
02-28-2010, 10:47 PM
Flex is pretty much the same. Coils are a little better on the street but I want something a little stiffer. I gave pics of tjs with leads that I got inapiestion from that ill post later.

you going leafs all around?

i ramped a 1250 or something like that even with the stretch with the claytons stretch rear and leafs up front and 42's.

are you going to have to outboard the front springs?

tjblair
02-28-2010, 10:48 PM
:icon_pidu:

mxracer513
02-28-2010, 10:52 PM
Sorry bout that the internet is out at my house so I'm on my blackberry and my fat fingers are too big for the touch screen lol.

mxracer513
02-28-2010, 10:54 PM
Leafs on all four and yeah out boarded fronts.

ridgerunner97
02-28-2010, 11:14 PM
Hey Jesse, Check out Slade on JeepinWV, maybe shoot him a PM and ask some questions, he is in the process of doing the exact same thing you are but much further along, his leaf packs and shackle angle are Tits! The leaf pack is damn near flat and the shackle angle is near text book, should flex like hell. I'm not sure what tire size he is goin with but sumthin tells me 40s or 42s iirc.

2002wranglerX
02-28-2010, 11:15 PM
I'm not against any of this, but you might run into turning radius issues with outboarded springs and trying to keep the tires under the flares... I can't run mine any narrower (I wanted to so I could fit it on the trailer) or my tires will hit the springs.

Although with 37s you might be ok. But really that's only 2.5" different from the outside of the radius of the tire to the spring... are you gonna stretch the front at all?

Deadman 94 xj
03-01-2010, 12:29 AM
Appearently jack stands are for mall crawlers only. Who knew!

You could do what this guy did and make your own.
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=831416

mithuth
03-01-2010, 02:12 AM
Idk why, I think he's gonna nail 2x4s onto the logs to simulate the braces on those metal ones... hehehehe...

john00TJ
03-01-2010, 07:48 AM
i dont see why all you guys are making such a big deal out of the logs for jackstands you arent working under it, it is safe ive been under it all weekend and i believe im still alive and one more thing you can take your jackstands and your mall crawlers and go get bent

LMAO your a idiot .Its guys like you that make the paper

Headline " Hillbilly Man trapped under jeep after using logs as jackstands "

oh yeah i dont have a mallcrawler either

dan58
03-01-2010, 08:17 AM
Sorry dude, but you are going to be utterly disappointed with leafs. It IS simple, but you're taking a huge step in the wrong direction with leafs. Take it from someone with first hand experience. I had a LA'd TJ and went to a SOA YJ. I'm ditching all that leaf spring crap and going to links.
Get read to hump rocks instead of climbing them. And there is no way, no how that a SOA truck will touch a truck with links when it comes to flex.

mxracer513
03-01-2010, 08:55 AM
Cleaned the frame

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa311/mxer513/IMG_1962.jpg

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa311/mxer513/IMG_1961.jpg

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa311/mxer513/IMG_1960.jpg

We'll see what happens with the leafs i'm not worried. Anyone know who Derek West? He won the WE Rock Pro Mod class last year ON LEAFS! He was the only one in the field not running 4 links and he killed it all season.

2002wranglerX
03-01-2010, 09:38 AM
Cleaned the frame


We'll see what happens with the leafs i'm not worried. Anyone know who Derek West? He won the WE Rock Pro Mod class last year ON LEAFS! He was the only one in the field not running 4 links and he killed it all season.

didn't he have the YJ and he's from MD? if so that's the guy and his buddy who built my 46 that i had.

dan58
03-01-2010, 10:05 AM
We'll see what happens with the leafs i'm not worried. Anyone know who Derek West? He won the WE Rock Pro Mod class last year ON LEAFS! He was the only one in the field not running 4 links and he killed it all season.

I'm quite aware of DW, as I've been watching him for years. It certainly wasn't last year, or the year prior. It wasn't pro-mod either. It was mod stock in 2007. It's neither here nor there.

As I said, I've been there. Your climbing ability goes straight down the tubes with rear leafs, no matter how well they're set up.

coverinearth
03-01-2010, 10:43 AM
I dig my leafs, and im running some retarded stiff 3" Lift springs SOA. And considering my shocks are my limiting point, im still ramping a "decent" 1120ish on a 23 degree.

mxracer513
03-01-2010, 02:20 PM
You can get tons of flex from leafs

http://pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=685582&highlight=jeep+leafs&page=2

steveg0690
03-01-2010, 02:47 PM
Hey man, I'm not sure why everyone keeps bashing everything you do or say.

Nice build. You work with what you have and can afford. I'm a firm believer in building with what you have, and making things work. Keep it up.

lork259
03-01-2010, 08:15 PM
Metal jack stands are for chicks and dick grabbers ... cant wait to see the finished product man!!!

limegreentj
03-01-2010, 08:18 PM
wow..there has been a rush of noob dicks around here...wtf? thats a pretty stupid comment, especially for your first post

Mykal
03-01-2010, 08:21 PM
Metal jack stands are for chicks and dick grabbers ... cant wait to see the finished product man!!!

Congrats on joining just to swing on his nuts. Your a great friend. Go back to Charleroi and put some more stacks on your Chevy Luv you ****in idiot.

steveg0690
03-01-2010, 08:26 PM
Congrats on joining just to swing on his nuts. Your a great friend. Go back to Charleroi and put some more stacks on your Chevy Luv you ****in idiot.

^ X a million. You will never make it on here if you plan on posting shit like that!

limegreentj
03-01-2010, 08:32 PM
i guess you can only hope that lork tries holding up his truck with a 2x4...since the right way is for chicks and dick grabbers

i would never hold my shit up with logs, but to each his own...but to make stupid statements like that just to make them is retarded

http://www.crossdrivenradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/redneck-car-jack.jpg

Deadman 94 xj
03-01-2010, 08:35 PM
Aren't chicks and dick grabbers the same thing? :017:

limegreentj
03-01-2010, 08:38 PM
unless said chick has been married for over 5 years

Deadman 94 xj
03-01-2010, 08:40 PM
:082:

tjblair
03-01-2010, 08:43 PM
Metal jack stands are for chicks and dick grabbers ... cant wait to see the finished product man!!!
What a douche! go buy a real 4x4( and I dont mean the type you would hold your tracker up with) then you can join the forum:asshat:
the only dick grabber here is you, seeing as how your boyfriend need you to come stick up for him.

john00TJ
03-01-2010, 08:48 PM
i am done ,this is stupid and your buddys are gay .please dont squash yourself or one of them fags ..now on with the build

ridgerunner97
03-01-2010, 08:56 PM
:046: wow this thread got out of hand, I know who you are LORK!:owned: Jesse get the crew settled down man, this thread is about the build! Not the Jackstands or improvising :)

tjblair
03-01-2010, 09:08 PM
i am done ,this is stupid and your buddys are gay .please dont squash yourself or one of them fags ..now on with the build
Agreed, sorry to hijack even more. I was trying to match the douche bag level. :092:
seriously though looks good so far. Im interested to se how this turns out.

mithuth
03-01-2010, 09:11 PM
I usually keep my firewood IN the jeep, not UNDER it.. heheh

JK JK JK
See you Saturday when I pick up that axle. lol

Deadman 94 xj
03-01-2010, 09:17 PM
I'm just gald it's not an XJ sitting up on some logs. I read about enough stupid shit on NAXJA to not want to read about it here LOL.

You knew you were going to catch some shit about it or you wouldn't have titled it what you did. Your buddies just made it more interesting. Good luck on the build! :)

Super Scout
03-01-2010, 10:59 PM
Logs

ridgerunner97
03-01-2010, 11:01 PM
Congratulations Steve, you can tell the difference between a log, and a jackstand LMAO :116:

limegreentj
03-01-2010, 11:02 PM
hilarious!

Jeepin'Jones
03-01-2010, 11:46 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJSQNOWAvBA

toocheaptosmoke
03-02-2010, 12:37 AM
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/toocheaptosmoke/1109081317az.jpg

cityslicker
03-02-2010, 11:07 AM
I love this thread.

jackb1
03-02-2010, 11:46 AM
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/toocheaptosmoke/1109081317az.jpg


Wow, I think I see 3 jacks, 3 jack stands, 3 safety logs and 4 safety log tire chocks. And that's with all for 4 tires on the ground. I bet you're really safe once you lift it off the ground! :biggrin:

destefano027
03-02-2010, 12:17 PM
Wow, I think I see 3 jacks, 3 jack stands, 3 safety logs and 4 safety log tire chocks. And that's with all for 4 tires on the ground. I bet you're really safe once you lift it off the ground! :biggrin:


i only see 2 jacks where is the 3rd one
one in the front and the bottle jack lol

jackb1
03-02-2010, 12:21 PM
2 in front, 1 red, 1 black?

mxracer513
03-02-2010, 12:56 PM
Congratulations Steve, you can tell the difference between a log, and a jackstand LMAO :116:

There is no difference :flipoff2:

But anyway i'm getting things together this week. Class is taking up all Jeep time but I just got back from Uniontown Auto Spring and hopefully i'll have springs ready this weekend. Tires and wheels are being ordered shortly so hopefully i can get atleast the axles in this weekend or next week because it's spring break next week and i'll have all sorts of time to get this wrapped up.

mxracer513
03-02-2010, 12:57 PM
Hey man, I'm not sure why everyone keeps bashing everything you do or say.

Nice build. You work with what you have and can afford. I'm a firm believer in building with what you have, and making things work. Keep it up.

Thank You

toocheaptosmoke
03-02-2010, 01:42 PM
Wow, I think I see 3 jacks, 3 jack stands, 3 safety logs and 4 safety log tire chocks. And that's with all for 4 tires on the ground. I bet you're really safe once you lift it off the ground! :biggrin:

LMAO, yeah, that pic was taken right after I put axles under it. Total of 6 jack stands, 4 safety logs, 4 safety log chocks, and 3 jacks. Oh, and one hi-lift jack.






Anyways, I do like the plans for this project, leaf springs FTW. :023:

commando72
03-02-2010, 07:52 PM
Sorry Jesse for this re-thread jack, but Commando don't know what he just got himself into :)

HAHAHAHAHAHA, you just made a huge mistake there buddy, any time you want to race your Stihl against my Husky, PM me and let me know, i'm only down Rt. 30 about a half hour, i'll eat your 440 for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, we can even post the video on here haha all in good fun, but you'll eat your words without a shadow of a doubt, I don't run no disposable homeowner saws :018: And anyone else wants to try there luck against me and my Husky just let me know I love a little competition. :082:


Ok....whatever you say. I will pm you with my next tree job, bring your "husky" and see if it can do a 12hr day cutting what we do. Single cut through one log, hell no. Try 20+ inchers all day and lets see if your "hot saw" is up to the task. If displacement is the issue, I can get out the 66 or 88, your choice.:nod:

ridgerunner97
03-02-2010, 08:03 PM
I would honestly love to come on a tree job, I enjoy running saws quite a hobby of mine. My Husky is a 288xp, with mild port job and the muffler opened up, looks like it got eaten for dinner and shit out but runs great. Wears a 24in Powermatch Plus with Stihl RSC or Oregon 72 on it. Also run a 20in on it to fool around and have a 28in for the occasional big stuff. I regularly fell and buck standing hardwood with broken tops etc. for firewood 20in plus class all day long. I know your 440 would get its ass handed to it by my 288xp, i'm assuming you have an 066/660 and an 088/880? The 660 will be dead even with my 288xp maybe a hair faster. Like I said anytime you want to put that 440/441 whatever it was up against my 288xp Lemme know :)

john00TJ
03-02-2010, 08:47 PM
There is no difference :flipoff2:

But anyway i'm getting things together this week. Class is taking up all Jeep time but I just got back from Uniontown Auto Spring and hopefully i'll have springs ready this weekend. Tires and wheels are being ordered shortly so hopefully i can get atleast the axles in this weekend or next week because it's spring break next week and i'll have all sorts of time to get this wrapped up.


2.5 lift springs is going to be real high sitting on military 37s IMHO .. i have a flat set of stock Xjs with a added main on the rear of mine and it more than clears 38s ..just My opinion before you buy springs

dan58
03-02-2010, 11:18 PM
2.5 lift springs is going to be real high sitting on military 37s IMHO .. i have a flat set of stock Xjs with a added main on the rear of mine and it more than clears 38s ..just My opinion before you buy springs


Agreed. I ran 39s with RE1445s. The OP needs 0" lift springs.

village_idiot
03-02-2010, 11:22 PM
i see wood....

Harley25
03-02-2010, 11:39 PM
i see wood....

Is that a first for you? :flipoff2:

Deadman 94 xj
03-02-2010, 11:41 PM
^^Now that right there is funny!

Leady
03-02-2010, 11:54 PM
chainsaw fights, log's under jeeps, and first sights of wood! This thread is crazy!!!!

limegreentj
03-03-2010, 12:18 AM
its not giblets first sight of wood....how do you think he got the money to pay for yj parts?

steveg0690
03-03-2010, 12:31 AM
its not giblets first sight of wood....how do you think he got the money to pay for yj parts?

Awsome

limegreentj
03-03-2010, 12:59 AM
lol...i do what i can, with what i got

coverinearth
03-03-2010, 04:16 PM
2.5 lift springs is going to be real high sitting on military 37s IMHO .. i have a flat set of stock Xjs with a added main on the rear of mine and it more than clears 38s ..just My opinion before you buy springs


Heres my YJ on 3-4" Lift springs on 37's. I rub the front and rear at fullstuff and im stretched to about 100"

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v18/cvrnrth/White%20YJ/stockerstaulker.jpg

Crappy pic i know but i just snapped it at wally world the other night.

Yeah it sits pretty tall, but I'm at just over 7' to the highest point on my soft-top.

toocheaptosmoke
03-03-2010, 09:33 PM
...i do what i can, with what i got

:100:

limegreentj
03-03-2010, 09:34 PM
lol, what?

toocheaptosmoke
03-03-2010, 09:35 PM
nvm, emoticon fail, I suck at the internet. :043:

limegreentj
03-03-2010, 09:50 PM
yes you do...haha

mxracer513
03-07-2010, 08:38 PM
Got the axles and tore them all down and got everything to rebuild them ... if photobucket didn't decide to SUCK tonight i'd post pics. Oh, and i moved my flairs back about 4.5".

mxracer513
03-13-2010, 12:12 PM
Some progress. Been waiting on parts alot lately. 4WD Hardware screwed up my order then forgot to ship out the replacements...


http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa311/mxer513/Project%20Knotty%20Pine/IMG_1965.jpg

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa311/mxer513/Project%20Knotty%20Pine/IMG_1966.jpg

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa311/mxer513/Project%20Knotty%20Pine/IMG_1967.jpg

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa311/mxer513/Project%20Knotty%20Pine/IMG_1964.jpg

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa311/mxer513/Project%20Knotty%20Pine/IMG_1963.jpg

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa311/mxer513/Project%20Knotty%20Pine/IMG_1969.jpg

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa311/mxer513/Project%20Knotty%20Pine/IMG_1971.jpg

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa311/mxer513/Project%20Knotty%20Pine/IMG_1970.jpg

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa311/mxer513/Project%20Knotty%20Pine/IMG_1972.jpg

john00TJ
03-13-2010, 12:49 PM
thats going to be silly high ..your going to want a bigger tire than a 37

ridgerunner97
03-13-2010, 04:55 PM
^ I'm with him, your gonna need a 40 or 42, or a flat leaf pack....I'd shoot for a flat leaf pack and good shackle angle...idk buddy seems like she gonna be TALL

mxracer513
03-13-2010, 11:36 PM
Them springs are stock packs from a 1989 YJ I had a couple years ago, i'm thinkin they'll be ok.

tjblair
03-14-2010, 09:37 AM
thats going to be silly high ..your going to want a bigger tire than a 37

Agreed. That's going to be too tall. 37's will look silly. Your going to to need bigger than 37's to clear the 60.

john00TJ
03-14-2010, 09:48 AM
think what you want ,just tryin to help you out before its more time and money ..

coverinearth
03-14-2010, 04:38 PM
I really dont think its going to be too tall. I guess everyone is ignoring the posts im making. My heep is too tall, id like to drop it about 1.5" Im SOA on 3" Packs with 37's. and they stuff till they rub.

I say go for it, I personally would never do stock YJ springs for SOA. They crap out WAY too quick. U'll have them negative arched and bent in no time.

Heres some motivation for your height.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v18/cvrnrth/White%20YJ/DSCI0213.jpg

john00TJ
03-14-2010, 07:54 PM
whats ur belly height on this rig ??^^^

mxracer513
03-14-2010, 09:36 PM
Yeah i used these cuz they were free i might get them arched eventually idk. Your jeep looks real good and thats with a 3" on 37's im going to be 3" lower!

And ok you guys said that the 2.5" springs are too big, ok, I put stock springs on it. Now your saying it's too high, what springs am i supposed to get? Ones that have less arch than STOCK??? Come on.

john00TJ
03-14-2010, 09:48 PM
And ok you guys said that the 2.5" springs are too big, ok, I put stock springs on it. Now your saying it's too high, what springs am i supposed to get? Ones that have less arch than STOCK??? Come on.


the 2.5 are too big IMHO ..and if it were me id either stretch it more and hang the shackles on the bumper ,or id french those hangers to drop that height a bit more

mxracer513
03-15-2010, 09:01 AM
I'm not using 2.5" springs.

john00TJ
03-15-2010, 12:39 PM
I'm not using 2.5" springs.

i know ..never mind ..

maybe just shave a 1in or so off them logs ..that should bring it down some..

limegreentj
03-15-2010, 12:43 PM
holy hell....this thread has gone downhill since the first post...i say build it how you want, you dont have to take other peoples advice, but just make sure you can admit you were wrong if you dont like it.

its an interesting build for sure. good luck!

mithuth
04-13-2010, 11:41 AM
Updates?

john00TJ
04-13-2010, 05:14 PM
Updates?

NONE ..they are all trapped under it when the logs slipped out :flipoff2:

limegreentj
04-13-2010, 05:18 PM
*snorts a laugh*

Super Scout
04-13-2010, 05:57 PM
He is away at college I think, maybe finals week. SO if he is like me he is probably passed out drunk somewhere

mithuth
04-14-2010, 04:42 PM
I bought his old 8.8 rear axle and am putting it under my TJ wit ha similar lift but I've got all sort of issues. He needs to get his ass back here, I got some questions. LOL

And he needs to update this bitch and let us know how far he's got. By the time he gets back, his jack stands may grow roots and lift the Jeep for him. Hehehehe. I jest.

mxracer513
04-17-2010, 12:13 AM
Yeah school takes over my life and I'm in tenessee right now but I have been foun some work on it on the weekends. What's wrong with that axle? Oh and the dam thing didn't fall by the way. The jackstands are out and its sittin on its own weight right now. I'm just like 500 miles away.

mxracer513
07-07-2010, 01:05 PM
Jeep's Done

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa311/mxer513/Project%20Knotty%20Pine/36748_141751965835546_1000000223014.jpg

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa311/mxer513/Project%20Knotty%20Pine/34985_141752135835529_1000000223014.jpg

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa311/mxer513/Project%20Knotty%20Pine/35072_141752265835516_1000000223014.jpg

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa311/mxer513/Project%20Knotty%20Pine/34173_141752419168834_1000000223014.jpg

Go ahead, flame it :banme:

Deadman 94 xj
07-07-2010, 01:13 PM
Looks good! :icon_super:


Shackles are a little long though :flipoff2:

mxracer513
07-07-2010, 01:16 PM
They're .5" lift shackels brand new from 4wd hardware yeah they're long no i don't care hahaha :D

Deadman 94 xj
07-07-2010, 01:17 PM
I'm just giving you a hard time :) Looks real good man.

mxracer513
07-07-2010, 01:21 PM
Thanks, it's been done for like 3 weeks just haven't had time to get any pics up. I think i'm going to trailer out to the 4wd jamboree on the 23rd.

Deadman 94 xj
07-07-2010, 01:23 PM
Sweet. Now question for ya, you went full width correct? Recentered H1 wheels? They don't stick out far at all.

mxracer513
07-07-2010, 01:30 PM
They aren't recentered, thats the only thing im having problems with. The wheels are touching the brake lines. I think i'm going to have to put a little bit of a spacer in the front. Them rims have been nothing but problems. Big thanks to lagonda machine shop for making me custom high steer arms because the so called "H1" ones i got didn't fit.

2002wranglerX
07-07-2010, 02:23 PM
When are the 40s goin on? :-)

Super Scout
07-07-2010, 02:40 PM
I forgot how utterly awesome this thread was so I re read the entire thing. Whats the status update on the chainsaw race I wanted to come watch. Oh and Jesse Jeep looks sweet now lets get it in the woods!

ridgerunner97
07-07-2010, 03:57 PM
Looks really good Jesse! Definately better than them cell pics you sent me a few weeks ago LOL. Can't wait to see it in the woods soon!

Jeepin'Jones
07-08-2010, 02:54 PM
Looks good, can't wait to see some 40's on it.

john00TJ
07-10-2010, 09:09 AM
Lets shove some 42`s up under that

mxracer513
07-10-2010, 03:46 PM
You buy 'em i'll put 'em on. :D

mxracer513
09-15-2010, 10:26 AM
Did some new style anti-wrap bars

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa311/mxer513/IMG_20100817_194131.jpg

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa311/mxer513/IMG_20100817_194115.jpg

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa311/mxer513/IMG_20100817_194109.jpg

ridgerunner97
09-15-2010, 10:33 AM
Good Idea Jesse! That shouldn't break like the other design that did at 4wd Hardware's show. Did you get the brakes fixed up? Can't wait to see that thing in the woods.

projeeper
09-15-2010, 04:52 PM
when your ready check out
olskoolstainless.com- this guy makes all kind of stuff will make you a box , i,m planing on him making me a toolbox like you see in back of pick ups with different compartments so i can put a fuel cell / elec pump & battery in my 49 willys
sorry don,t know to do a link

mxracer513
01-06-2011, 10:09 AM
Was getting some wondering around 60mph so did some mods to the front since im off school for christmas.

New perches from ruffstuff. They have good stuff cheap.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa311/mxer513/IMG_20110103_130532.jpg

Rotated the C's back for a 9* caster. Had -1* before.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa311/mxer513/IMG_20110105_142558.jpg

And i milled down the logs and used a jackstand this time. Much harder to get right then putting the logs under.

Also outboarded the springs and did a shackel reversel.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa311/mxer513/IMG_20110103_192618.jpg

ridgerunner97
01-06-2011, 10:17 AM
Saweeeet! Whats the status on your Chero since I talked to you last?

mxracer513
01-06-2011, 10:24 AM
Well waiting on my buddie to get the new GM 1 wire alt with the waterproofing done on it finished and the cage is about done. Going out to summit on saturday to get a new die for the tube bender so the cage should be done in the next couple weeeks. Rad, fuel, tranny cooler, and airbox are all plumbed to the back so we should be ready to go soon.

ridgerunner97
01-06-2011, 10:35 AM
Cool beans!

ezman
01-06-2011, 08:50 PM
hahaaha... love the title man, your shackle angles look like they could be better, but over all that's a pretty quick build. how's it go on the trail...

mxracer513
01-10-2011, 08:28 AM
hahaaha... love the title man, your shackle angles look like they could be better, but over all that's a pretty quick build. how's it go on the trail...

So far so good. I'll be running it a good bit this summer to do the final tweeks.