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DUDER 1's 94xlt SAS

Discussion in 'Modified 1991-1994 Explorers' started by DUDER 1, March 26, 2015.

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    1. DUDER 1

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      The cage head unit with new hardware and 4 degree James Duff bushings.

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      Looking good sir.
       
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      I have had my front axle back from getting repaired for a while now and I finially got around to getting it cleaned and painted. I took the housing to a place in bakersfield and had the housing dustless blasted. They did my axle and my friends Dana 30 for $100.00. This was so much better than wire wheeling it. These are before and after pictures. The axles look they were painted grey but that is just bare metal.

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      Thank you, it will be finished soon I hope.
       
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      Your friends D30 what is it going under?
       
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      He is putting it under his girlfriends XJ.
       
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      Oh OK. I have a D30 that I am gonna put under mine. Want to keep same Lug pattern and I was able to get one for free well the cost of gas to go a couple blocks to pick it up :)
       
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      Good luck, the 30 is ok. My friend has 35's 4.56 and lockers in his XJ and his axle seems to be doing ok. He is a much harder driver than me also.

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      That looks good. I crawl thru the trails I like to go on. There are some really AWESOME trails here in Colorado that I want to get my EX into. with a D30 and how I drive I will be just fine. I drove a TJ with 37s Front was a D30 and rear was an 8.8. it did awesome. I have a buddy that owns an Off Road Shop so I am able to get things at a really good price plus get to use things in his shop. can't wait to get my Ex back on the road again.
       
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      Did some light upgrades this evening, I had already done the interior lights with led bulbs which made a huge difference. I also got around to installing the Brian1 pod brackets that go behind the hood. I will take pictures of the lights installed tomorrow when there is more light.

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      The light pods I used for my hood mounts. I may buy two more sets of these for rock lights.

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      The first two pictures are the interior led bulbs and the third is the Auxbeam light pods. Those little lights are pretty bright.

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      I like those lights. I will be getting some for my EX :)
       
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      Here are some pictures of the Brian1 light pod mounts.

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      Made some progress, I made sure my lights worked lol. I re wired my transcooler fan motor because I think the previous owner had it wired to pull air not push it.

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      I also put the passenger side coil bucket on and the passenger radius arm. I reused the Johnny joint because it was still very tight. These joints are very tough. I also put led lights in my instrument cluster which I will take pictures of later.

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      Worked on the dash a bit today. I put a new speedometer in while I had the cluster out. Napa had one for about $20.00.

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      I also polished up the lense on the cluster a bit to make is look nice again.

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      Here is the cluster with the new led bulbs. The gauges are much easier to read now. I had at least one bulb out before.

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      Added some 3m Walmart switches. One is for the light pods, one is for rock lights in the future, and the last one is for a future light bar. I did this mod the other day and it took maybe 20 minutes.

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      That's purdy
       
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      I like where you mounted those switches. I want to get a spring mounted 3 way so I will be able to have the controls of a winch inside the cab.
       
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      Thank you.
       
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      That would be very useful.
       
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      Your explorer is coming along pretty nicely man. I used the same pods as my rock lights. I have 6 rock lights and two reverse lights, same pods. I also converted all of the interior lights to the same bulbs as yours. They really do make a difference. I also converted all the exterior lights to LED as well and had to get a different flasher. LED headlights are wicked bright with brand new lenses. Are the dash bulbs the same as the interior overhead bulbs? I need to replace some dash bulbs bad. In your earlier posts I seen you built your rear packs without overloads. How well do those flex for you? I have 6 leaf packs with overloads and I thought they flexed pretty good for how they're built. Got any good trail flex photos? I really like your build man. Mines similar with a Dana front axle but I built a custom 3 link setup with johny joints. I'll have to make a thread on here and show it off sometime.
       

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