One day in 2020 my phone rang. It’s Mark, from Metaltech. “Hey man, I’m taking the Atlas out of my Orange FJ. I’ll give you a good deal on it!” “Let me think on…. OK, sending funds now”.A week later, a pallet showed up with on it, a 4 Speed Atlas, 2 driveshafts and all […]Read more "4 Speed Atlas install"
“this axle is a beast! It’s a massive unit, giant differential housing, and monster DOM tubes. It took every bit of 2 people to lift it onto two wheeled dollies to move it underneath the truck”Read more "Dana 60 installed!"
Last November, I was up at Windrock Park, TN with a group of friends from Florida, for some trail time. We trailered EvilFJ up behind my friend Matt’s Tundra, as I knew I was probably going to push harder and run some gnarlier trails than normal. The “Remember, stupid, you have to drive this home” […]Read more "Break all or nothing."
Cue the panhard bar. A bar connected to the top left side of the axle to a mount on the frame on the right hand side.Read more "The Panhard Problem"
Once on a table inside, the disassembly began. Rear drive flange off, and remove the cover that hold the rear flange seal.Read more "A nice add-on to the front locker…Twin Sticks!"
After some wheeling and dealing, I acquired an ARB Front air locker. Score. Always wanted one, and the price was right. I knew a front locker is frowned upon by some as it seems to be hard on the CV’s but I figured I’ll try for myself and see. As long as I use my […]Read more "Lock it up… with an ARB front Air Locker!"