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What's my next mod? You decide....



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Old 01-28-2013, 04:19 PM   #1
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What's my next mod? You decide....

So like everyone else I have thousands of things I want to do to my rig but I also would like to get to a point where I can just not worry about things and have a reliable rig that is fun and always ready to go.

I should mention that I already plan on adding hydro assist after Trees in Feb. and an Atlas later this year so those are already figured out. Here are some mods I am considering as funds allow but I am open to suggestions. Keep in mind I am not rich and have limited time and some of the more "extreme" mods will have to wait til the end of the season if I plan on wheeling this year.

- Coil overs to replace coil springs
- Backhalf the frame and build custom rear frame
- Front half the frame, custom tube front frame section
- Sink fuel cell into tub and seal from cab.
- Build new/through the dash cage
- Swap rear Detroit for ARB, add cutting brakes (prelude for Atlas)
- Build flat skid

These are just a couple of things I have been thinking about doing but definately not all of them. I am hesitant to ditch the coils because they are so simple and work but you never know.

What do you think? Just trying to make a little conversation and get some ideas along the way. If you haven't seen, here is the rig now.

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Old 01-28-2013, 04:29 PM   #2
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You have inner beadlocks in those tires?
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:30 PM   #3
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How does it work with the coils?
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:36 PM   #4
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You have inner beadlocks in those tires?
Nope but that is a good suggestion, I have my eyes on Racelines

Definately something to consider, for what I paid for my damn torklift superhitch I could have almost bought them

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How does it work with the coils?
Pretty well so far, I need more shock travel up front which is another mod I can do...
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:37 PM   #5
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Can I wheel it while y'all decide?
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:46 PM   #6
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Beadlocks and flat belly, then just wheel the piss out of it.
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:49 PM   #7
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Can I wheel it while y'all decide?
No but thanks for asking

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Beadlocks and flat belly, then just wheel the piss out of it.
I'm going to wheel the piss out of it regardless
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:03 PM   #8
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I have the same wheels, with innerlocks. That's why it crossed my mind so quickly.
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:13 PM   #9
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I have the same wheels, with innerlocks. That's why it crossed my mind so quickly.
I don't have anything against inner beadlocks but I worry about the strength of the lip on the H2s, plus I kind of like the look of the regular beadlocks
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Looks like 30 spline lockout in the picture. Go 35 splines.
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Put an Atlas in it. Then next winter you can cut the front/rear and swap to coil overs.
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:49 PM   #12
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Looks like 30 spline lockout in the picture. Go 35 splines.
Outers are 30 spline, usually like to wait to break stuff before upgrading but that is probably something I should do sooner than later.

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Put an Atlas in it. Then next winter you can cut the front/rear and swap to coil overs.
Atlas is in the works later this season. Getting a sizable bonus from work later this year and I have allotted a small amount of it to splurge on the jeep.
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A broken stub shaft can balloon a spindle. Can have to torch off the wheel hub to fix it.
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:45 PM   #15
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A broken stub shaft can balloon a spindle. Can have to torch off the wheel hub to fix it.
Good point, we'll move that up the list.

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I have been looking at the Novak 6.0 conversion but at $12k +/- that is way down the list.
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