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Offline smichaelR22

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Re: another Rubicon...
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2011, 09:10:50 AM »
very niiiice!
572 single seat race buggy
573 Brolite '97 Ranger, '96 backup ranger
1997 ZJ 35's
2014 Ram 4500 Cummins 6 speed 4x4
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Offline jACeL86

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Re: another Rubicon...
« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2011, 04:24:01 PM »
Did you opt for the axle tube seals as well?
'06 Rubicon, 5.5"RE tri-rear, 37" Trxus, Metal Cloak gear

Offline Wingman

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Re: another Rubicon...
« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2011, 07:31:41 PM »
Stuff is going to get in there with or without them.  I declined.  I just can\'t see how they\'d seal as well as they should and then they\'d keep the yuck in...

Offline Wingman

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Re: another Rubicon...
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2012, 05:44:56 PM »
After 3 months in hibernation...

RCVs installed along with new wheel bearings.  Got to have Vic do some front driveshaft repair.  Then I'll be a 4wd again...

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Offline s0l0ithz

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Re: another Rubicon...
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2012, 06:11:35 PM »
Sexy.....

Offline jACeL86

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Re: another Rubicon...
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2012, 07:15:08 PM »
Ohhhhh yeahhhhh!
'06 Rubicon, 5.5"RE tri-rear, 37" Trxus, Metal Cloak gear

Offline MrMindless

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Re: another Rubicon...
« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2012, 09:09:28 AM »
:like:
Michael Maskalans
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High Miler: 07.5 Ram 6.7 6sp 4x2, ARB, 19.5s
98 TDI beater
Road Block: 98 Dakota Lockright HP 60/Welded 10.25, 5.38s, 203/205 triple stick, 42" SXs
Dumpbus: 97 Ram 24v P-pumped, RoadRanger 13sp
'87 AMC Eagle Wagon

Offline Wingman

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Re: another Rubicon...
« Reply #22 on: July 16, 2012, 06:54:45 PM »
Just got a notification from AEV.  They are discontinuing the Nth Degree TJ products.  Not happy.  >:(

Offline MrMindless

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Re: another Rubicon...
« Reply #23 on: July 17, 2012, 12:15:18 PM »
Sad to hear, they seem to treat you exceptionally well.
Michael Maskalans
#571 Last Minute Motorsports
High Miler: 07.5 Ram 6.7 6sp 4x2, ARB, 19.5s
98 TDI beater
Road Block: 98 Dakota Lockright HP 60/Welded 10.25, 5.38s, 203/205 triple stick, 42" SXs
Dumpbus: 97 Ram 24v P-pumped, RoadRanger 13sp
'87 AMC Eagle Wagon

Offline gCracker

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Re: another Rubicon...
« Reply #24 on: July 17, 2012, 12:39:03 PM »
time to bite the bullet and just buy the rest of the package?

Offline Wingman

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Re: another Rubicon...
« Reply #25 on: July 17, 2012, 12:44:23 PM »
Irony here is that I sent them an email last week inquiring about just that.  Now, the list of leftovers does not include the required subframe.  Still debating if I should jump in for the control arms ($650) and fab up the frame mounts with heims instead of their gyro joints.

Offline smichaelR22

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Re: another Rubicon...
« Reply #26 on: July 17, 2012, 02:03:07 PM »
heims are the only way to go on abuse rig.  ill never build another buggy with any kind of useless joints.
572 single seat race buggy
573 Brolite '97 Ranger, '96 backup ranger
1997 ZJ 35's
2014 Ram 4500 Cummins 6 speed 4x4
48' enclosed trailer

Offline Wingman

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Re: another Rubicon...
« Reply #27 on: May 21, 2013, 11:14:36 AM »
My Rusty's LCA flex joints were not as durable as I had hoped (see Product Reviews) so...

Ruffstuff joints ordered and installed.  Should be more HD and less maint.  Only increased length by roughly .125", practically a bolt-in.  Rear done, front pending "field-test" at RC this weekend.

Out with the old


And in with the new



EDIT 6/24/13: After two wheeling trips to RC, the joints are 100% solid, zero play.  Ordered another set for the front.  Quality stuff.
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Offline MrMindless

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Re: another Rubicon...
« Reply #28 on: May 21, 2013, 12:18:54 PM »
good thing those ears are thick, they're looking well worn and a little tweaked in spite of the beef!
Michael Maskalans
#571 Last Minute Motorsports
High Miler: 07.5 Ram 6.7 6sp 4x2, ARB, 19.5s
98 TDI beater
Road Block: 98 Dakota Lockright HP 60/Welded 10.25, 5.38s, 203/205 triple stick, 42" SXs
Dumpbus: 97 Ram 24v P-pumped, RoadRanger 13sp
'87 AMC Eagle Wagon

Offline Wingman

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Re: another Rubicon...
« Reply #29 on: June 15, 2013, 04:28:21 PM »
Got tired of the factory rocker guards allowing my fenders and tub to get bent.  They were definitively inadequate for my style of "driving".

Upgraded with some bare steel wheel-opening to wheel-opening units from A to Z Fab in PA.  3/16" plate, good coverage side and bottom, no frills.  Trimmed 1/4" from the front for clearance, dressed them up, and painted.  Did I mention that the price was superb?  Cheaper than their site listed and Zach delivered to RC during my last trip to save shipping ($60)!  And no install issues that I didn't cause myself.

Time to put them to the test...

Old vs. new