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 Post subject: Made my decision. input help wanted
PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:36 pm 
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Ive decided to do a straight axle conversion on my liberty with 36 inch tires any tech advice would be appreciated. The modification wont happen until I get back from my upcoming deployment so I am just getting everything figured out so I can get it done when I get home.

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Unless you want to re-invent the wheel, you may want to see what RL has done when you get back... Looking at it, with full width axles, I should have gotten 36's instead of 35's... Marty wants to shove 37's under them... I think that would be pushing it unless you get taller springs and lengthen the arms, but there is plenty of adjustment for that the way the kit is set up.

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With the setup Troy and Ted will have, easily enough room for 37's without adding more lift, it's a matter of the strength of the axles. Troys could handle 37's with the parts he used made out of unobtanium :twisted: and his driving style. Ted's can handle 37's too if he goes with something light like an old style MT/R.

My axle setup is a little bit beefier than Troy and Ted's, and will be able to run 40's easily if I wanted to, but I think some 38" MT/R Kevlars are in my future.

If you save your pennies from your deployment, depending on length of tour, you "should" have plenty for a setup like Ted's. You aren't married are you? :twisted:

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no im not married just a serious girlfriend, but about the suspension i was going to do a custom 4 link long arm and fender cutting. If I have the money i want to get rock jock 60s.

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crazylibertyguy07 wrote:
no im not married just a serious girlfriend, but about the suspension i was going to do a custom 4 link long arm and fender cutting. If I have the money i want to get rock jock 60s.
The rear RJ60 that has the cast steel center section,ARB,35 spline axles,and Wilwood disc brakes will run about $4000(what I have),the matching front will be about $8000(already priced one out :evil: ).


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ok thanks much i appriciate it now how much time does it take to do the swap.

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The time it takes depends on how much time you put into it. I know troy and marty have been working on the swap i think during weekends. not too sure. But most see roughly a month to two months down time.

As SFA build that we start this Saturday on my GF's liberty will take about two months.

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all right thanks now if i go a cheaper route my dad has a 14 bolt front drop out style and 10 bolt font and from my experinces that is a good set up and he would give them to me.

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There are a couple of ways of doing the SFA route.
1. Do junkyard axles and rebuild them-(cheaper)-might need to replace the Tcase
2. Do just a front axle that matches the width of the Rear-(cheapest)wont have to replace the tcase
3. Buy nice brand new axles front and Rear.(expensive)-be replacing everything ha ha.


those are the build types.

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crazylibertyguy07 wrote:
all right thanks now if i go a cheaper route my dad has a 14 bolt front drop out style and 10 bolt font and from my experinces that is a good set up and he would give them to me.
That setup would be from a Chevy and the front axle will not work since it will be a passenger side drop axle(pumpkin on the passenger side) and the KJ needs a drivers side drop front axle.Also the 14 bolt is a very strong and rather cheap axle to build but the weight and size makes it a non-desirable axle unless you plan on running 40"+ tires.

I'm running a mid '70's Ford HP44 front diff,with all the goodies it can handle 37" tires with ease and it's a HP axle and a full width axle,not real cheap to get some beef from it though,I have about $5000 in my HP44.The 10bolt front axle is the slightly weaker Chevy version of the D44 front.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 9:13 am 
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i didnt even think about the side the pumpkin needs to be on thanks, and a family friend of ours owns a junk yard here that has mainly trucks suvs and jeeps so i think im going to see what he has laying around. Thanks everyone.

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