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Old 03-22-2019, 05:14 PM
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Trimmed and put on some TJ flares today. Very common for TJ owners to trim them but never seen them trimmed on an XJ before. For my front and rear cut fenders they fit perfect. $50 flat flares!

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Just going to leave this here.....no mo lower quarter panel fold rub on the 35s.

I've been thinking about doing the same.
Did you Just beat it flat then welded it or slip in a new piece of metal to fill the gap?
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Originally Posted by Desertfox1023 View Post
I've been thinking about doing the same.
Did you Just beat it flat then welded it or slip in a new piece of metal to fill the gap?
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This is the only other photo I took of the job. I used a lot of sealant to ensure the halves were watertight. I just bent the inner well flat to meet the outer half and held each tab corner up as I tacked them on each end. Cut and ground down the excess till it's smooth. I didn't do as clean of a job as some but it worked and it's not horrible looking.
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Drove the Jeep 150 miles, that's the furthest I've driven it in one day since I graduated from college. Was really nice to see how it handles the roads now. Tach stuck at the "0" mark so thinking i'll check out the cooling as it was just in the 60s here. Took it up to northern DE for some mountain biking, haven't done that in a while too. Half doors down the highway always feels good.
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Looks good. I like the TJ flares.
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Thanks.

Dropped the Jeep off at the shop to get the 4.56 gears installed. Can't wait to pick it up. Aussie locker tossed up front, it's going to crawl like a goat now.
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Originally Posted by unidentifiedbomb
Thanks.

Dropped the Jeep off at the shop to get the 4.56 gears installed. Can't wait to pick it up. Aussie locker tossed up front, it's going to crawl like a goat now.
You mean a baby
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Ya know... crawl and rolls over
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Why not 4.88?
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Because he is an ******* and thinks he's better than everybody else
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You mean a baby
You're a baby
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Ya know... crawl and rolls over
Then it'll become another XJ Buggy
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Why not 4.88?
Because I live in a very flat state with -16-200' of elevation above sea level so it doesn't need to push as much. Bigger contact between the pinion and ring so stronger. Lastly (most important), I got the brand new gears and install kits for $400 from a local guy who never go around to installing them.
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Because he is an ******* and thinks he's better than everybody else
Coming from the guy trying to cop a ride at his own RC trip...
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Originally Posted by mikebravo
Why not 4.88?
4.88 gear set is a lot weaker since the pinion is so small.
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Originally Posted by SatiricalHen View Post
4.88 gear set is a lot weaker since the pinion is so small.
Have you every seen a 4.88 ring and pinion failure? Revolution even makes 5.13 gears for the d30. Iím pretty sure engineers would not design something that is weaker than oem parts.
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Originally Posted by mikebravo View Post
Have you every seen a 4.88 ring and pinion failure? Revolution even makes 5.13 gears for the d30. Iím pretty sure engineers would not design something that is weaker than oem parts.
Research shows that with the magic of engineering the 5.13s have the same weak pinion engagement as 4.88s but with a different angled cut to allow a lower gear to be achieved. You'll break u joints way before you break a ring and pinion for sure. I can pull fine from a dead stop up to 55mph with 3.55s where I live, it's maintaining 55+ with headwind or much elevation. 4.56s I believe will be the best setup for me, I would like to get the Jeep off a trailer for a wheeling trip and drive it all the way up so I keep in mind highway rpms too. Currently at 65mph i'm turning at just 1800rpms, 4.56s should be around 2500-2700rpm if I had to take a guess.
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