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Offline Steeleman

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The Blurp
« on: December 22, 2015, 11:54:38 PM »
Figured I was new here, so I would give you a little history of my rig(s)....

Started out with 98 TJ, over the years built it up both out of necessity, and budget. At the end it had a 35" Mtr's, d44 rear, d30 front, short arm lift, regular armor, hi-line fenders, front and rear air lockers, on board air, chromoly shafts, yada yada.




As time went on we started to do harder and harder trails, my buddies Jeeps got bigger, a lot of them turned into buggys. So to keep up I had to make a major upgrade, I found a guy on Pirate so wanted my rig for his straight up. The new Jeep was in pretty rough shape, but the building blocks were there. Ford king pin D60 front with 35 spline outers, 14 bolt in the rear....both with Detroits. It had waggy leafs in the front, stock steering, 42" Irocks with steelies. The rear was (is still) a stretched Clayton 4 link kit, coil springs and Bilstien shocks. The stock gas tank was ratchet strapped in the back, and the interior was mostly in tact, with the exception of the Corbeau seats.

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Re: The Blurp
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2015, 11:56:17 PM »
Had it about week, slapped in a winch and a cb and took it to Rausch. Wheeled a couple days and ended up cracking the transfer case due to a wrecked drive shaft.

Brought it back, got a new case, and some new driveshafts, and slapped on a set of Racelines just because











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Re: The Blurp
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2015, 11:56:55 PM »
After a few more rides, I realized the ax-15 was shot and the stock steering with 42's wasn't ideal.  So I put in an auto trans, and PSC full hydro.










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Re: The Blurp
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2015, 11:57:32 PM »
Few trips back and forth to Rausch, and I decides to do some major upgrades. Got rid of the leafs, stretched and put in a custom 4 link, 16" Swayaway 2.5 remote res coilovers, and new interior with 15g RCI fuel cell, with stock pump, PRP seats, custom dash, and re worked the cage a bit.
































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Re: The Blurp
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2015, 11:59:58 PM »
Took about a year, but that's pretty much where I'm at today. I have been back to Rausch twice, once in the spring and had a weird Jonny Joint fail, so upgraded to ballistic joints. Also put in their shaved kits on both axles and put in a set of drive slugs.














This winters project is new radiator and set of electric fans. Long term goals are LS swap, Atlas, and putting coil overs in the rear.

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Re: The Blurp
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2015, 08:51:26 AM »
Looks fast!
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Re: The Blurp
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2015, 09:04:55 AM »
Was that flatlander's rig?  It looks familiar.  I wonder if the JJ shank would not have broken if it were threaded into the control arm more.  I have my joints all the way in and maybe 2-3 revolutions out.

Also, why electric fans?  Everytime I've seen a rig overheat it has had electric fans.
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Re: The Blurp
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2015, 09:56:06 AM »
nice!
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Re: The Blurp
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2015, 09:58:57 AM »
The rig came out of Ohio....I had the JJ about half way in, never had a problem with them before. I just think it was a bad joint.

Imo electric fans push more air. I've a lot of overheating issues with my stock setup. Going with a bigger aluminum radiator and thermostat to see if I can keep her cool.

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Re: The Blurp
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2015, 06:37:15 PM »
PRPs and Racelines are for rich guys!
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Re: The Blurp
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2015, 08:07:02 PM »
Assed out, ha!

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Re: The Blurp
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2015, 10:04:53 PM »
Awful...

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Re: The Blurp
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2015, 08:34:58 AM »
A bit mo bettah
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Re: The Blurp
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2015, 12:19:37 PM »
thanks for sharing, good looking rig. I look forward to seeing it on the trail. do you truly think that going with ballistic joints was an upgrade though? Ive had nothing but trouble with my ballistics in the past. and i dont even off road with them.
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Re: The Blurp
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2015, 01:34:10 PM »
how much of the thread was exposed on the ballistic joint?  did it sheer off flush with the tub adapter?
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