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"Tug" 2.0 Build

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"Tug" 2.0 Build

Post  desertzj on 1/15/2015, 8:33 am

Figure it's winter time so I should start a slow moving build thread haha.

As many of you know I picked up Tug off Clayton this past summer. Already broke some stuff, but have lots in the plans.

Current Set Up:
2.5" RC Lift
33x12.5" MTRs
Metal Cloak 6" Flares
D30/35 4.1


Right now i have an 8.8 sitting in the shed with 4.1 waiting to go in and just picked up an hpd30 with 3.55's so need to get the gears changed over for that.

Long term would be swapping into the OME 2" lift (shocks first)
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Post  dongalonga on 1/15/2015, 4:34 pm

Guess who has some OME LT shocks for sale?!
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Re: "Tug" 2.0 Build

Post  desertzj on 1/16/2015, 3:32 pm

dongalonga wrote:Guess who has some OME LT shocks for sale?!

Too much travel for my setup sadly Sad I thought about it though haha.

I should rephrase, not enough up travel, but more than enough down haha
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Re: "Tug" 2.0 Build

Post  dongalonga on 1/16/2015, 5:07 pm

No worries.
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Post  desertzj on 5/7/2015, 6:17 pm

So I've updated on facebook, jeepforum and wranglerforum, but I felt a good time to catch up on the club page. I'll try to list all big and small parts, if a question comes up let me know.

What has been changed:

Hpd30 and 8.8 with 4.88 from revolution gears and g2 rebuild kits (ordered from 4lowparts and kola@aol.com). front open, rear lsd
35" micky Thompson bajas
metalcloak sliders
Metalcloak aluminum uppers and steel lowers
crown trail ready HD ball joints
rubicon express uca bushings
ecgs rear brake line kit and rotors
Rusty rear adjusrable track bar
.75" spacers in the front.
Ford driveshaft adapter
1310-1330 ujoint
front calipers (as the bleeder valves were frozen shut)

started off dropping the front axle. I set all my control arms to stock length to start, these actually ended up working perfectly for me.

Rear was slightly more difficult to get out, and not a whole lot nicer on install but after about 5 hours of work on the front and 7 on the rear I had everything in. Except the rear drive shaft which needed the adapter and ujoint pressed in.

Took it to work to bleed the brakes with a tech, after an hour and a half we were stumped as to why the brakes wouldnt hold pressure when off but not when the jeep was on. Small lmistake that I failed on in my install, the bleeder valves on the rear axle were below the brake line connection. Or put another way calipers were on the wrong side. Fluid physics at its finest. Flipped them and no more problems.

I was able to re use my ebrake cables. I also picked up a 5lb ABC extingusher from Lyons in Rockland and installed that on the tailgate.

Will add pics asap
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Post  dongalonga on 5/8/2015, 11:43 pm

That's a lot of work.
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