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  1. #1 Goldensd's Build Pics -3/12 Rear Spring Revamp 
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    OK so I decided to post some pics of my completed Jeep work over the past few years. Since, I am doing this all at once I'm mostly going to put up the completed pics for now, but I do have more pics of most of the builds so if you see anything you'd like to see closer, let me know what you want to see, and I'll post it up if I've got it.

    Also, I'm not going to bother with of too much of the purchased items, as you've all seen them before, but rather the stuff I've fabricated, so that hopefully I can provide some ideas and insight to others out there.

    Please bear in mind that these pics area covering the last 3-4 year, so you may see certain variations on my setup that no longer exist.

    For starters a brief rundown on my setup includes (**UPDATED 5/12/08**):
    Mostly stock 5.2L w/ Auto Trans and Atlas II 4.3:1 Transfer Case
    Claytons Longarms w/ 4.5" Rubicon Springs w/ Acos (front) and Poly (Rear) spacers for about 5.5" of lift
    35" BF Goodrich KM2's
    10" Bilstein 5150's (Triangulated in rear)
    Ford 8.8 w/ Yukon 4:11 Gears and Eaton E-Locker
    Waggy Dana 44 w/ Yukon 4:11 Gears and Eaton E-Locker
    True Highsteer

    Custom work you'll see here includes:
    Front Bumper, Rear Bumper, Diff Skids, Roof Rack, Sliders, Transfer Skid, 8.8 Bracketry, and most of the Dana 44 Bracketry

    Here are a few of the Transfer Case Skids and Sliders:


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    '97 ZJ Limited, Atlas II, 35" KM2's, 4.5" RE Springs + ACOS Spacers w/ Clayton's Longarms, Ford 8.8 w/ Triangulated Bilstein 5150's, Waggy D44, Lockers Front and Rear, and Lots of other customs stuff....

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    And Here are some of the Roof Rack:



    '97 ZJ Limited, Atlas II, 35" KM2's, 4.5" RE Springs + ACOS Spacers w/ Clayton's Longarms, Ford 8.8 w/ Triangulated Bilstein 5150's, Waggy D44, Lockers Front and Rear, and Lots of other customs stuff....

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    The Ford 8.8 brackets and Triangulated shock mounts:






    '97 ZJ Limited, Atlas II, 35" KM2's, 4.5" RE Springs + ACOS Spacers w/ Clayton's Longarms, Ford 8.8 w/ Triangulated Bilstein 5150's, Waggy D44, Lockers Front and Rear, and Lots of other customs stuff....

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    The Rear Differential Skid:



    '97 ZJ Limited, Atlas II, 35" KM2's, 4.5" RE Springs + ACOS Spacers w/ Clayton's Longarms, Ford 8.8 w/ Triangulated Bilstein 5150's, Waggy D44, Lockers Front and Rear, and Lots of other customs stuff....

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    The Front Differential Skid:


    '97 ZJ Limited, Atlas II, 35" KM2's, 4.5" RE Springs + ACOS Spacers w/ Clayton's Longarms, Ford 8.8 w/ Triangulated Bilstein 5150's, Waggy D44, Lockers Front and Rear, and Lots of other customs stuff....

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    The Front Bumper w/ Dual Rate Swayloc integrated into the Radiator Support:




    '97 ZJ Limited, Atlas II, 35" KM2's, 4.5" RE Springs + ACOS Spacers w/ Clayton's Longarms, Ford 8.8 w/ Triangulated Bilstein 5150's, Waggy D44, Lockers Front and Rear, and Lots of other customs stuff....

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    And finally, I have a rear bumper nearing completion. The progress pics for the bumper build are under a seperate thread at:

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    '97 ZJ Limited, Atlas II, 35" KM2's, 4.5" RE Springs + ACOS Spacers w/ Clayton's Longarms, Ford 8.8 w/ Triangulated Bilstein 5150's, Waggy D44, Lockers Front and Rear, and Lots of other customs stuff....

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    Is your rear truss suposed to be off center? i really like your low profile rack though
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    oh ok i see now your the guy building the rear bumper... i really like that, i take back the origional coment about the rack, i think you coulda done better
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    Quote Originally Posted by LILL ZJ View Post
    Is your rear truss suposed to be off center? i really like your low profile rack though
    The pumpkin on the 8.8 is offset to the pass. side. Truss looks centered to the axle as a whole.

    Clean work and good ideas, golden. Keep it up.
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    Very nice. Does your rear shock crossmember just bolt to the uniframe? Or is it welded also?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LILL ZJ View Post
    oh ok i see now your the guy building the rear bumper... i really like that, i take back the origional coment about the rack, i think you coulda done better
    I agree... I wouldn't change the design at all, but yes the rack was one of my first builds, and I didn't have the mig, so the quality is off a bit. It still looks good just don't look close
    '97 ZJ Limited, Atlas II, 35" KM2's, 4.5" RE Springs + ACOS Spacers w/ Clayton's Longarms, Ford 8.8 w/ Triangulated Bilstein 5150's, Waggy D44, Lockers Front and Rear, and Lots of other customs stuff....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirFuego View Post
    Very nice. Does your rear shock crossmember just bolt to the uniframe? Or is it welded also?
    It's welded in. I used the bolt setup to hold it in place to get it welded in.
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    Looks really good, nice and clean. How do you like the ected?
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    Looks good. How is your rack mounted to the crossrails?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sporer65 View Post
    Looks good. How is your rack mounted to the crossrails?
    I got rid of the flimsy triangle shape rail that was one it and squeezed either 1x1 or 3/4x3/4 (I forget which fit) into the factory plastic moulding underneath the rail. Drilled oversize holes in the top to access and use all of the threaded insert from the factory roof mount to bolt it down. I then attached some 3/4" angle iron to the new rail and built the rack off of that.
    '97 ZJ Limited, Atlas II, 35" KM2's, 4.5" RE Springs + ACOS Spacers w/ Clayton's Longarms, Ford 8.8 w/ Triangulated Bilstein 5150's, Waggy D44, Lockers Front and Rear, and Lots of other customs stuff....

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    Quote Originally Posted by grandmaster View Post
    Looks really good, nice and clean. How do you like the ected?
    No complaints. When I first put it in, I had trouble with it engaging, but one call to Auburn, and they gave me some tolerance specs to check on the magnet, and it turned out I didn't have it seated quite enough. After that no issues. Personally, I like the comfort of knowing that the locker will disengage if it gets really bound up since it is on a small axle, but yet I can't say it has ever popped free when I needed to be locked up.

    Plus, only having to run a couple of wires to it was a big plus to me for installation purposes.
    '97 ZJ Limited, Atlas II, 35" KM2's, 4.5" RE Springs + ACOS Spacers w/ Clayton's Longarms, Ford 8.8 w/ Triangulated Bilstein 5150's, Waggy D44, Lockers Front and Rear, and Lots of other customs stuff....

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    Nice rig
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    Nice looking rig man.

    Do those diff skids ever become anchors?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ILikeMud View Post
    Nice looking rig man.

    Do those diff skids ever become anchors?

    I was going to say the same thing it looks like they could get hung up real easy. but other than that you have done some outstanding fab work my friend! VERY NICE!
    stuff welded and bolted to a wagon
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    Quote Originally Posted by ILikeMud View Post
    Nice looking rig man.

    Do those diff skids ever become anchors?
    Not at all. They're built with the bottom plate laying against the diff at both the bottom and up near the pinion. That puts a good angle on them to slide over everything better than just the diff itself. Clearance loss is basicly just the thickness of the 1/4" plate.
    '97 ZJ Limited, Atlas II, 35" KM2's, 4.5" RE Springs + ACOS Spacers w/ Clayton's Longarms, Ford 8.8 w/ Triangulated Bilstein 5150's, Waggy D44, Lockers Front and Rear, and Lots of other customs stuff....

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    Great lookin front bumper? it's perfect in my opinion! I like the way you have it curve around and it follows the lines nicely!! It looks beefy and I love the low winch mount. Did you build this in the same manner your building the rear?
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    Quote Originally Posted by just1more19 View Post
    Great lookin front bumper? it's perfect in my opinion! I like the way you have it curve around and it follows the lines nicely!! It looks beefy and I love the low winch mount. Did you build this in the same manner your building the rear?
    Yes, for the most part. It was quite a bit different, but it is made mostly out of plate
    '97 ZJ Limited, Atlas II, 35" KM2's, 4.5" RE Springs + ACOS Spacers w/ Clayton's Longarms, Ford 8.8 w/ Triangulated Bilstein 5150's, Waggy D44, Lockers Front and Rear, and Lots of other customs stuff....

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    How do you like that Sway Loc front?
    Assuming it's for a TJ as that's all that ORO lists on their site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goldensd View Post
    It's welded in. I used the bolt setup to hold it in place to get it welded in.
    Nice. I figured it was that way, but I wasn't sure from the pics. Did you find that the triangulation impacted ride quality at all?
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