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Custom 9in axles
March 30, 2017
9:43 am
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kris_olof
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Found the caliper bracket bolts I needed, $6 a pieceangry

Should have some e-brake cables to try by friday, thanks Kevin!beer

Total price has climbed by another $84 to cover the caliper bolts, rear brake hard lines, and a 1/4 NPT tap for the rear axle vent.  Was able to use some TJ Dana 44 rear hard lines that come pre-bent and with the short hose for the disc brakes.  Made rear brakes nice and easy after adding a few custom bends.  The 35 housing in my junk pile had already been harvested for the vent and hard lines for the 8.8 build so I had to go new with both.

June 23, 2017
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So after the cedar branch took out my rear brake line I swung by metalcloak and picked up one of their lines for their long arm kit. About 2 inches shorter than the Rubicon Express line but the crimps are longer so the line should be more durable. The shorter length wasn't an issue during flex testing but it made me nervious prior to testing. 

Not axle related but I did move the tent back a little further and add a spiderweb shade over the front seats. No more sunburn!!! Yay!

June 27, 2017
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Nice, now all you need is bigger tires!!

Um...what?

June 27, 2017
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Gregulator said
Nice, now all you need is bigger tires!!  

Tell me about it throw-rock

I've been dropping the "40s" hints to the wife. She just nays, "NO!"

I used to wheel a lot. . .

June 27, 2017
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Gregulator said
Nice, now all you need is bigger tires!!  

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