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Here's our '14 JKUR in Copperhead Pearl. Ordered new in '14.
3" Mopar Stage III lift with 1" spacer
4.88 gears
Axle truss/gussets
Revolution drive shafts
Falcon shocks
and a couple more things

Preferred wheeling is overland, the Ozark NF is just a few hours away and we've done a few multi day treks thru there. Disney, OK and SMORR are close to us so we do a bit of rock crawling as well.

Here's a few pics from over the years















 

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Here's our '14 JKUR in Copperhead Pearl. Ordered new in '14.
3" Mopar Stage III lift with 1" spacer
4.88 gears
Axle truss/gussets
Revolution drive shafts
Falcon shocks
and a couple more things

Preferred wheeling is overland, the Ozark NF is just a few hours away and we've done a few multi day treks thru there. Disney, OK and SMORR are close to us so we do a bit of rock crawling as well.

Here's a few pics from over the years















Awesome pics ... :wink2:
 

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Our last trip to Disney, OK didn't go very well :) Passenger rear axle shaft broke on the first ledge, so we spent the rest of the day limping along in 1 wheel drive. Probably not the best idea....
I'm running Revolution 4340 shafts, so far they've been good on the warranty process.

Here's a few pics from the day:












 

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Wow, you sure did snap that shaft. Too heavy on the throttle? Defective shaft?
 

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Wow, you sure did snap that shaft. Too heavy on the throttle? Defective shaft?
Good question.
Honestly I'm not sure, had just done this trail a couple of weeks ago with no issues. My rear locker didn't want to engage either, when the shop pulled the shaft they found the magnet lost strength and replaced it. IMO I was giving it the appropriate amount of throttle, but it may have been too much. I think there may have been combined factors at play with the locker and the shaft..??..??.
 

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I think were missing the next part of the video? Is that coil ready to eject?
 
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I think were missing the next part of the video? Is that coil ready to eject?
Nice catch LOL It was one of those iPhone "live pics" that shoots a short burst.
The bottom of the coil is held in by a retainer so I guess it was extended enough to unseat the top then pop back into place.
Good timing :)
 

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The last two days were the first chance I've had to start on the one ton swap. Couple of hours yesterday and a couple today. Slow going but making progress.

Going to have to break this down into several phases because of budget restraints.
At this point I intend
Phase 1 front axle build, 2005 Ford Superduty dana 60:
Artec Apex truss kit (4 link)
Reid knuckles
new Unit bearings
Warn locking hubs
Ball joints
reuse factory brakes
factory 3.73 gears stay (for now)
Core 4x4 Tier 3 control arms (all 8)
1550 axle shafts (if $ permits, if not they move to phase 3)
Wheels (undecided)

I'll mount the front axle, order new wheels and swap my tires over.
I'll roll unlocked and without a front drive shaft with a wheel adapter on the rear axle to get the same 8x170 bolt pattern.

Phase 2:
Build the 14 bolt
Shaved, 5.38, Artec Apex truss, undecided on the locker. Ox is supposed to have a new locker for the 14 bolt in January. New drive shaft then install it.

Phase 3:
Finish the front axle. Gears, locker, hydro, drag link & tie rod.









My Jeep is a reddish color (Copperhead Pearl) and I'll be doing a cosmetic make over as well.

Going with white wheels and I'll add orange/red/yellow stickers to match the CJ below. Kind of a throw back look because I'm tired of all the Jeeps with black wheels and angry grills... Even though white will be a bear to keep clean.




My goal is to be finished in 10 months, in time for our annual fall overland trip thru the Ozarks.
In the meantime we'll wheel the wife's 2 door Jeep solo. Meaning the dog will probably have to stay home. I hate that...

Anywho, I'll be posting some boring pics of the work as we go.
 
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