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So, Since I have paid the jeep off, I decided to go ahead and start a parts list for the Jeep. I have thrown around the idea of doing comp cuts, or doing a stretch kit so I didn't have to comp cut the rear, to how I see the jeep being built one year to 5 years from now, and how I would want it built for its purposes. First I needed to address the purpose of the Jeep. I have decided that, the Jeep is going to be built for a multitude of purposes. Rock crawling is not the only thing that the jeep's see's. I do a lot of hunting, day trips, city driving, camping, hiking, you name it. So, what I am going to do, with a little bit of modification to the plan, is set it up for that. So I am going to do a tear drop rear cut, Cause I just hate the look of comp cuts( I know there purpose and why they are done, just not my flavor of pork). I am going to go to mid arms, I am not going to do a extended tank though. Had one on my old YJ and just didn't like it. Also, I like building my Rig to Drive to the trail and to bring me home. The purpose well be able to Take it anywhere within the US or Canada, to wheel it, without having to trailer it if I didn't want too. So, also there is not much that I have to add to the jeep now

1. Rokmen Custom cage
2. Spidertrax 9's Front and Rear 3''x3/8'' Or Front and Rear TeraCRD 60's (have yet to decided)
3. Custom Mid arm setup( hopefully rokmen made)
4. 17x9 beadlock aluminum rims(TR,WE)
5. 38.5x12.50x17's- set of AT's and Trail tire ( or a all in one tire)
6. Rokmen Belly skid
7. PSC steering box
8. 4.6L stroker (forged internals, rollar rockers, etc) with a supercharger setup(custom)
9. M416 trailer- made to haul gear, with water/gas reserves.
10. 9k Winch ( Warn TI)

My list is small cause, I already have all the other parts on the jeep that I wanted to have. The list though is expensive. It well add up to what I already have into the jeep. BTW, MPG's is not really a concern to me.

the other reason my list is made this way, is because we have finished the liberty as well. With the liberty it has plenty of interior room, It well be able to follow me anywhere I need to go, and Well it is going to have a M416 or equiv trailer built for it as well. The two vehicles well always be offroad together as well.

Any advice, hints, comments, please give them. I am looking for input on ways to improve in area's or maybe different parts that I could use. Also, rokmen is local to me, I have talked with Dave and Jeff numerous times about what I saw my jeep looking like, so When time is due it well be going to them to be built.

Thanks for reading this long post, that probably has many run on sentences and ya ya.
 

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You are already on the right track going with Rokmen, I wish I had let them do my build when it was new and I lived in Denver. Doesn't look like money is an issue but if you wanted to save a few bucks you could go without the beadlocks. I ran my 37 MTRs and the new Kevlars at 8 psi and have never wanted to go lower nor have I ever popped a bead. I may have spun a tire or tossed a weight, but I buy my tires from discount tire which includes free balance and usually take advantage of that after a hard trail or every 2-3K miles. I was very happy with the 37s in CO and would not go larger. The problem I have found with the 37s is that you have to find harder and harder trails to make it challenging and fun. When I had stock tires I had just as much fun on the moderate trails. Is the build going to include Rokmen highline Tubes or AEV highlines?

Was your list in order of preference or is it going to be build all at once?
 

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I just dont understand the spider 9's or Tera. You're looking at a minimum of $10-15k by the time they are fully built. That's just insane. We just picked up a cucv for a buddy for $1000. He has 4.56 gears and a Detroit in the rear. We welded the front carrier and swapped the drop. Meaning cut the tubes 2" from the center chunk and swapped sides. A little work, and not everyone wants a welded carrier. But the point is other than $300 for rear disk brakes, he has a set of tons for a grand. That leaves $9000+ dollars to run ori's, triple bypass shocks, v8, or any other mod. I will join the sheeple and tell you how nice they look, but you can do it for a fraction of that.

Best of luck bud
 

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The great thing is Spidertrax is local to me. I understand the cost that you are talking about. Yes they are expensive. But, for me I want to do it right. Ya It may not happen soon but It well happen. I thought of going D60 rear and doing a custom hp in the front. I priced it out, and I would have had what I wanted for under 2500. Of course I also look at what Tire size I want to run, and try to keep as much possible ground clearance of the D44 that is already in the jeep. most of the aftermarket companies built there housings to give better clearance than the stock counterpart.
 

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Don't forget the plastic tub entry guards .. you don't want the entry lip on the tub to get scratched :D
 

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The great thing is Spidertrax is local to me. I understand the cost that you are talking about. Yes they are expensive. But, for me I want to do it right. Ya It may not happen soon but It well happen. I thought of going D60 rear and doing a custom hp in the front. I priced it out, and I would have had what I wanted for under 2500. Of course I also look at what Tire size I want to run, and try to keep as much possible ground clearance of the D44 that is already in the jeep. most of the aftermarket companies built there housings to give better clearance than the stock counterpart.
Go with a shaved pig. The ballistic kit should be in any day. There's a pic on their thread where a guy shows 13" of clearance at the diff on 39" Krawlers. From what I have seen one of the biggest costs is shafts. We just did tons on a buddies Jeep. While not what you're looking for, just a for instance. He picked up a CUCV for a grand. He's keeping the 4.56's, so he's saving on regear. The rear comes with a detroit, so no locker. we cut the tubes and made it a driver drop, and welded the carrier. So he has tons for a grand. While not great for a DD, it doesnt get much cheaper than that.
 

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seal66 said:
The great thing is Spidertrax is local to me. I understand the cost that you are talking about. Yes they are expensive. But, for me I want to do it right. Ya It may not happen soon but It well happen. I thought of going D60 rear and doing a custom hp in the front. I priced it out, and I would have had what I wanted for under 2500. Of course I also look at what Tire size I want to run, and try to keep as much possible ground clearance of the D44 that is already in the jeep. most of the aftermarket companies built there housings to give better clearance than the stock counterpart.
So everyone that builds junkyard axles is doing it wrong?
 

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Nope, not what I was getting at. Your trying to think way over and beyond what I said.

Nothing wrong with junkyard axles at all. And it the set I want comes up or I can find them I will use them over the spidertrax, but if and when the money comes in and I still am waiting on axles, I'll do right to the rig and go spidertrax instead of waiting.
 

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Hey Seth, you need to hook me up with this money tree you planted. :D
 

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Nope, not what I was getting at. Your trying to think way over and beyond what I said.

Nothing wrong with junkyard axles at all. And it the set I want comes up or I can find them I will use them over the spidertrax, but if and when the money comes in and I still am waiting on axles, I'll do right to the rig and go spidertrax instead of waiting.
Just quoted what you said....

You can have the same strengh/clearance out of say a D44 out of an F250 for about a total of 3K-3500. If you load it with RCV's and such.

Just trying to figure out why you'd want to spend that much on a set of axles? Other than being able to say "I got spidertrax"

But to each his own. Good luck.
 

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I understand what your saying rch. You can build spideryrax on the cheap as well if you know what your doing just like any other axle. Like I said it won't happen till it gets to that Point. There are other things I am going to finish before I get to axles. Axles are a good 2 to 3 hrs out.

You know saying you have spidertrax, is just like saying you have any other aftermarket axle like currie, teracrd, hi9, dyna's, ballistic, etc etc.
 
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