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    So in September of 2011 I bought my 2000 Jeep Wrangler. The body and 3 speed automatic transmission had 125,000 miles on it. It came with a Dana 35 rear and a Dana 30 front with 3.07 gears. It also came with the following mods:

    4.6L Golen Stroker motor with 1,000 miles on it.
    5.5" Rubicon Express long arm lift.
    35" Micky Thompson tires on 15" wheels.
    After market skids included were the steering box skid, tcase skid and gas tank skid. I am not sure who made them.
    It also came with $3,000 in stereo equipment. Two 10" subs, 1000 watt amp and 4 new speakers.

    Today the build began

    I found out about Josh at S.F.F customs through people on this forum and Craigslist and from there it went all down hill.

    I had Josh mod up a rear 8.8 ford axle for the rear with new brake pads, rotors, and e brake shoes along with a Detroit locker. He also re-geared the front Dana 30 and put Solid diff covers on both axles. Pics below.

    My future mods at the moment include trussing the front Dana 30 and putting in a Detroit tru-track in it with chromoly shafts. I also want to upgrade my steering with something a lot beefier. Then I want to bump up to 37" tires. Now when I say future mods I mean before I die because if I don't win the lotto or rob a bank it won't be happening any time soon.












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    Very nice! and yet another build thread! woohoo!

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    I am gonna have the same diff cover set up... Looks nice.

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    Very cool kory. looks really good.

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    (Just noticed your avitar, Chris... Is Kermit picking his nose???):confused:

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    Keep us posted on the 4.6L please

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    mushroomax previously posted:
    "Keep us posted on the 4.6L please"

    Are you thinking about getting one?

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    The Solid diff covers might not be the best out there but they are strong and you can't beat the price.

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    Nice man!

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    Awesome!!!!

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    Nice Kory! Thanks for the write up and pictures!

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    AWESOME!!!! The 8.8 should be bulletproof, and good choice on the Detroit!!

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    Sunshine24 previously posted:
    "the solids aren't that bad...I watched a few videos of them on some rigs..and if a professional rock buggy and racer can use them..I figure so can simple little me "

    I did quite a bit of research also and my conclusion was basically they are middle of the road when it comes to their strength and for $70 each shipped you can't beat it IMO. I am very light on the skinny pedal so paying double that for a top of the line is not needed. I don't plan on bashing my diffs on anything hard enough to require a diff cover that will take a shot from an elephant gun.

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    Changed the title for better SEO, Kory. Hope that you don't mind!

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    Brody previously posted:
    "Changed the title for better SEO, Kory. Hope that you don't mind!"

    Not at all.

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    Kory previously posted:
    "Are you thinking about getting one?"


    Just haven't heard much first hand how it does

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    mushroomax previously posted:
    "Just haven't heard much first hand how it does"

    It has almost 6,000 miles on it and it's running strong with no issues. I hope it stays that way.

    My only complaints would be that it requires 10/40 oil with a zinc additive and 91 octane fuel. That is my own fault for having those complaints not the motors fault.

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    Awesome build! Can't wait to check it out!

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    So this was not apart of the plan for this week while I am on vacation but I came across an excellent deal this morning and decided to jump on it. I went ahead and had the stock TJ hollow tie rod removed and put on a stock V8 ZJ tie rod which is much beefier and solid.


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    yeah this is number 1 upgrade for tiny TJ steering! hope you like it!

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