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    Tate 2008 JKU

    I guess I should start a build thread on this one. It is just a plain boring jeep right now. I am collecting parts to make it cool, but in the mean time lightly building it so I can have some fun. I added the cheap winch I had on the trailer and a light bar I had laying around. I picked up an AAM 11.5 rear axle for later. I got the aftermarket hood latches because JKs have stupid hood flutter. The board is only letting me do 5 pictures today so I'll add more later. I have an aussie locker ordered for the dana 30 and am looking for some 35s.
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    Jonathan Tate
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    I like the color.

    What are the build plans?

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    within the next month or so 35's, front locker, atlas. Plenty of spare dana 30 shafts
    It will ultimately end up on 05+ Superduty front 60 converted to 8x6.5 bolt pattern, AAM 11.5 Rear axle. Pitbull Rocker 42s on Double beadlocks. 5.13s and full lockers. Suspension will be long arm/linked depending on if I move the gas tank. Just enough stretch to center up the tires in the fenders. The goal is no lift at all but I might end up with a tiny lift. Air bumps because of no up travel due to no lift.
    Full roll cage hopefully before Colorado trip this summer.
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    I'm thinking of just cutting the stock fender flares that come on it. If i f up, they wont be too expensive to replace but any special way to go about hacking em up to make it look good
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    There is a clean way to cut them. I'll get pics later
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy View Post
    There is a clean way to cut them. I'll get pics later
    Sweet. That would be helpful
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    Well I got the Atlas bought. It is used (two runs less than 2000 miles) out of my friends 2013 JKU with auto. I have to order a different input shaft and shifters from Advanced Adapters (about $450). He did an LS swap and is going to a 3.0:1 ratio because the transmission he has is 4:1 first gear. This case going in mine is 5.0:1. Should be perfect ratio for my 6 speed.
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    I got the front locker installed. I should have everything I need for the atlas in about a 10 days or so. I am going to have to build some driveshafts to go along with it. I am looking for a set of 35s right now and when I get them I'll cut the fenders.
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    That front axle is going to explode faster than my colon after a spicy chicken basket from popeyes. If your homebuilt driveshafts dont commit suicide first.
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    Maybe switch to Church's chicken then??
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    Golden chicken has pretty damn good chickenů and free soft serve to make all you can drink coke floats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RCcola55 View Post
    Golden chicken has pretty damn good chicken… and free soft serve to make all you can drink coke floats.
    Church's closed down in paris, but we did just get a golden chicken. May have to give it a try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sam_hodnett View Post
    Church's closed down in paris, but we did just get a golden chicken. May have to give it a try.
    You had it right with Popeyes. Popeyes is superior to all. 4 pc chicken tenders and mashed potatoes = the sex. But its really like gay sex, because I feel all greasy and hate myself later.
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    In Huntsville, Alabama they have a Popeye's with an "All you can Eat" buffet at lunch. I **** you not.

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    The Aussie locker was really pissing me off on the hard switchbacks on the trails in CO. It wouldn't disengage when I wanted and kept jerking driver. Not a good thing when on shelf roads with whole family loaded on board. I never had that kind of trouble with one in the TJ. I would have rather been open on this trip.
    Jonathan Tate
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    2010 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 6.7 MegaCab
    2004 Jeep TJ
    1992 Jeep YJ
    2008 Jeep JKU
    2013 Ford Explorer Sport (mama's go fast car)

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