VERY, VERY NICE.
i really like that body style suburban, and with those thin 35"s, it looks just right...
2004 jeep Unlimited
- d44rear (trackloc'd)
- "Cobra" handset CB
- "Toughstuff" HiLift hood mount
-Chicago Electric 8000lb winch on Milemarker winch plate...nice!
kargomaster "CongoCage" roof rack base. custom basket storage TBD...
.... dats all for now, folks
Just curios Ron....do you have any plans on beefing up the front end (ifs and diff) to accomodate those swampers?Originally Posted by Colorado Ron
Well Ive been trying to find out more info on that, but seem to be coming up short on answers. I saw the article on the Petersen 4x4 site about them not having much luck with it. I just dont know yet. That decision is still up for debate. I do have a Dana 60 front sitting here that I can use if the IFS doesnt work out. I dont think the IFS will hold up to the future engine swap-hint:cummins.Originally Posted by robert j. yates
Man those step by step pics of the front bumper build take me back tot eh 10 days I had in the shop fabbing my front bumper for the yota. Looks like great work. Did you tie in the corner of the bumper to the frame as well or is it just supported by the main mounts at the end of the chassis rails.
Originally Posted by Nullifier
Im waiting till the exo cage is done, then Ill tie the ends to the frame.
Great front bumper work...I know the time it takes grinding.
I have had a chevy 98 dually since new so you have my kudos on a good choice of rig. I have had great luck with reliability. It could turn out to have been chevys best years..... I admit I wish it was a "Bubbasub" at times..
Idler arm is the sure weak link for now. Some people miss it on regular grease jobs but I don't and I still have short life 20-30,000 mi. The steering geometry just feels bad when your on the brakes, you can feel it stress the parts.
I run little 265's in the front and have had no trouble with shafts, bearings or ball joints..I have wanted a dana 60 up front for 10 years but my IFS does its job every day.
I seem to remember something about Hummer using a cast iron front diff that works on the 3/4 and one ton front IFS.
86CJ project org. owners
04' UNLIMITED 33's and camping stuff
Originally Posted by 86cj
Now that would be interesting! Ill have to check into that. Any links or more info?
Where is that 6.5L going??? Hint - Hint....the chalet is planed to recieve one of those in her frame off down here in fruita...
Exploring the past...one canyon at a time....
News to me. Every HMMV diff I've seen was an aluminum hsg and used Jeep Model 20 Ring & Pinions. Just checked with my HMMV friend, builder of the Chainlink. He has never heard of a cast iron cased diff. I won't says that he's the end-all, be-all knowledge source, but he has messed around with their parts rather extensively.Originally Posted by 86cj
I used to swerve around my hallucinations, now I drive right through them.