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  • #46
    Hello Ben.

    Glad you got to take a break and head over to Overland East but I need a BBB fix (Big Black Brute!!)
    I know it's selfish of me but any updates?

    Ward
    2015 Dodge Ram 5500 "Intercontinental Cruiser" RV
    2007 Jeep JK w/ AT Habitat and lots of AEV goodies.
    2005 Jeep LJ Rubicon
    2014 Jeep JK

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    • #47
      Originally posted by Ward View Post
      Hello Ben.

      Glad you got to take a break and head over to Overland East but I need a BBB fix (Big Black Brute!!)
      I know it's selfish of me but any updates?

      Ward
      Ward, LOL!!! Thanks! We had a blast at Overland Expo East!! Hope to go back again next year. You need to attend this event too.

      As far as SUPER BRUTE (or BBB), things are coming together well. I am sorry that I have been slow at updating this thread but I'll try and get some photos up soon. Honestly, our biggest headache has been the AC system. Which isn't typically difficult at all but getting our "AC Guy" to my shop to build a new custom setup has been difficult at best!! He texted me today that he hopes to be over this evening, so, we shall see...
      The Jeep is running and the drivetrain is all in. The passenger front fender is now on now but the drivers side is still off, pending the AC work... New seats are in the shop but not installed yet and they look gooooooood too!! Hutchinson Wheel are assembled and new 37" BFG KM2's are all installed. Very sharp on the Brute. Front bumper, winch(s) and LED's are installed too. Can you picture all of this? Well, maybe I'll post some new pics soon.

      One change that I need to update everyone on, is we've decided to stay with the Nth Degree Springs and do the Off Road Only AirRock system on another build.

      Anyway, I think you'll dig it, if I can ever finish it...

      Take care, Ben
      Last edited by Ben Hedrick; 10-17-2017, 12:57 PM.
      Ben Hedrick
      www.BenHedrick.com
      HEDRICK Speedsports

      "Ive got a Jeep problem"
      2007 5.7L HEMI Sahara Unlimited - Sold
      2010 6.1L HEMI Rubicon Unlimited - Sold
      2011 6.4L (392) HEMI Rubicon Unlimited - Sold
      2002 4.0L AEV Brute - Sold
      2003 6.4L "Stroker" HEMI AEV Brute - Sold
      2005 4.0L SC AEV K9 Brute - Sold
      2014 345 HEMI Rubicon Xpo Adventurer
      2000 4.0L AEV 112 Long Wheelbase
      2006 4.0L AEV Brute Rubicon

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      • #48
        Here are a couple pics to "help" feed your appetite.

        Ben

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        Ben Hedrick
        www.BenHedrick.com
        HEDRICK Speedsports

        "Ive got a Jeep problem"
        2007 5.7L HEMI Sahara Unlimited - Sold
        2010 6.1L HEMI Rubicon Unlimited - Sold
        2011 6.4L (392) HEMI Rubicon Unlimited - Sold
        2002 4.0L AEV Brute - Sold
        2003 6.4L "Stroker" HEMI AEV Brute - Sold
        2005 4.0L SC AEV K9 Brute - Sold
        2014 345 HEMI Rubicon Xpo Adventurer
        2000 4.0L AEV 112 Long Wheelbase
        2006 4.0L AEV Brute Rubicon

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        • #49
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          Ben Hedrick
          www.BenHedrick.com
          HEDRICK Speedsports

          "Ive got a Jeep problem"
          2007 5.7L HEMI Sahara Unlimited - Sold
          2010 6.1L HEMI Rubicon Unlimited - Sold
          2011 6.4L (392) HEMI Rubicon Unlimited - Sold
          2002 4.0L AEV Brute - Sold
          2003 6.4L "Stroker" HEMI AEV Brute - Sold
          2005 4.0L SC AEV K9 Brute - Sold
          2014 345 HEMI Rubicon Xpo Adventurer
          2000 4.0L AEV 112 Long Wheelbase
          2006 4.0L AEV Brute Rubicon

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          • #50
            Looks great and thanks for feeding my thirst!!

            Ya, we were at Expo East last year and loved parking on the grounds of Biltmore. Met a lot of great people too!

            What seats are going in the Super Brute?

            Ward
            2015 Dodge Ram 5500 "Intercontinental Cruiser" RV
            2007 Jeep JK w/ AT Habitat and lots of AEV goodies.
            2005 Jeep LJ Rubicon
            2014 Jeep JK

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            • #51
              Originally posted by Ward View Post

              What seats are going in the Super Brute?

              Ward
              Custom. Same company that built the ones in my white Rubicon Brute, but all black and a little different. THANKS for the kudos!!!

              Ben
              Ben Hedrick
              www.BenHedrick.com
              HEDRICK Speedsports

              "Ive got a Jeep problem"
              2007 5.7L HEMI Sahara Unlimited - Sold
              2010 6.1L HEMI Rubicon Unlimited - Sold
              2011 6.4L (392) HEMI Rubicon Unlimited - Sold
              2002 4.0L AEV Brute - Sold
              2003 6.4L "Stroker" HEMI AEV Brute - Sold
              2005 4.0L SC AEV K9 Brute - Sold
              2014 345 HEMI Rubicon Xpo Adventurer
              2000 4.0L AEV 112 Long Wheelbase
              2006 4.0L AEV Brute Rubicon

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              • #52
                Beautiful build Ben. What are you going to be using for front fenders?

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by Rexjc View Post
                  Beautiful build Ben. What are you going to be using for front fenders?
                  The AEV front Highline fenders. They are just off right now as we are finishing up the AC and engine compartment. And thank you for the Kudos!!!

                  Ben
                  Ben Hedrick
                  www.BenHedrick.com
                  HEDRICK Speedsports

                  "Ive got a Jeep problem"
                  2007 5.7L HEMI Sahara Unlimited - Sold
                  2010 6.1L HEMI Rubicon Unlimited - Sold
                  2011 6.4L (392) HEMI Rubicon Unlimited - Sold
                  2002 4.0L AEV Brute - Sold
                  2003 6.4L "Stroker" HEMI AEV Brute - Sold
                  2005 4.0L SC AEV K9 Brute - Sold
                  2014 345 HEMI Rubicon Xpo Adventurer
                  2000 4.0L AEV 112 Long Wheelbase
                  2006 4.0L AEV Brute Rubicon

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                  • #54
                    So you just threw the JK knuckles on the TJ inner Cs with JK ball joints? I know the one joint is same TJ to JK.... was wondering if the inners are the same too
                    Quadratec Inc.

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by Meeper View Post
                      So you just threw the JK knuckles on the TJ inner Cs with JK ball joints? I know the one joint is same TJ to JK.... was wondering if the inners are the same too
                      So DynaTrac worked with us to build these axles that are TJ from the outside of the coil pads in to the pumpkin and JK from the coil pads out. So JK knuckles, balljoints (by DynaTrac) and the big ProGrip brakes by DynaTrac's as well as the axles are 3" wider then normal TJ axles width but narrower then JK's. We are running an Off Road Only U-Turn steering unit that has been custom built to our new dimensions. The rear Nth Degree stinger had to be custom for the ProRock 60 too. "Fingers Crossed" it all works...

                      Ben
                      Ben Hedrick
                      www.BenHedrick.com
                      HEDRICK Speedsports

                      "Ive got a Jeep problem"
                      2007 5.7L HEMI Sahara Unlimited - Sold
                      2010 6.1L HEMI Rubicon Unlimited - Sold
                      2011 6.4L (392) HEMI Rubicon Unlimited - Sold
                      2002 4.0L AEV Brute - Sold
                      2003 6.4L "Stroker" HEMI AEV Brute - Sold
                      2005 4.0L SC AEV K9 Brute - Sold
                      2014 345 HEMI Rubicon Xpo Adventurer
                      2000 4.0L AEV 112 Long Wheelbase
                      2006 4.0L AEV Brute Rubicon

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                      • #56
                        Just curious what the advantage is over using JK axles completely?
                        Ward
                        2015 Dodge Ram 5500 "Intercontinental Cruiser" RV
                        2007 Jeep JK w/ AT Habitat and lots of AEV goodies.
                        2005 Jeep LJ Rubicon
                        2014 Jeep JK

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by Ward View Post
                          Just curious what the advantage is over using JK axles completely?
                          Ward
                          Ward, remember this Brute was the red Great Dawg Rescue Jeep that just had a TJ Nth Degree long arm suspension installed in it. If we changed to JK axles, that all would have gone away as well as JK axles are another 3" wider then these 3" wider already axles. The stance of 6" wider axles on a TJ, to me, looks "yucky"...

                          Ben
                          Ben Hedrick
                          www.BenHedrick.com
                          HEDRICK Speedsports

                          "Ive got a Jeep problem"
                          2007 5.7L HEMI Sahara Unlimited - Sold
                          2010 6.1L HEMI Rubicon Unlimited - Sold
                          2011 6.4L (392) HEMI Rubicon Unlimited - Sold
                          2002 4.0L AEV Brute - Sold
                          2003 6.4L "Stroker" HEMI AEV Brute - Sold
                          2005 4.0L SC AEV K9 Brute - Sold
                          2014 345 HEMI Rubicon Xpo Adventurer
                          2000 4.0L AEV 112 Long Wheelbase
                          2006 4.0L AEV Brute Rubicon

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                          • #58
                            Agreed on the stance. I think the LJ stance is perfect. It makes sense now. Thanks. Is this setup something DynaTrac may offer down the road?
                            Ward
                            2015 Dodge Ram 5500 "Intercontinental Cruiser" RV
                            2007 Jeep JK w/ AT Habitat and lots of AEV goodies.
                            2005 Jeep LJ Rubicon
                            2014 Jeep JK

                            Comment


                            • #59
                              Originally posted by Ward View Post
                              Agreed on the stance. I think the LJ stance is perfect. It makes sense now. Thanks. Is this setup something DynaTrac may offer down the road?
                              Ward
                              DyanTracs offers everything. Other then their box stock axles ready for bolt in, everything is "changeable" with them.

                              Ben
                              Ben Hedrick
                              www.BenHedrick.com
                              HEDRICK Speedsports

                              "Ive got a Jeep problem"
                              2007 5.7L HEMI Sahara Unlimited - Sold
                              2010 6.1L HEMI Rubicon Unlimited - Sold
                              2011 6.4L (392) HEMI Rubicon Unlimited - Sold
                              2002 4.0L AEV Brute - Sold
                              2003 6.4L "Stroker" HEMI AEV Brute - Sold
                              2005 4.0L SC AEV K9 Brute - Sold
                              2014 345 HEMI Rubicon Xpo Adventurer
                              2000 4.0L AEV 112 Long Wheelbase
                              2006 4.0L AEV Brute Rubicon

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                              • #60
                                Outside... Dirty/dusty but its driving!!!! WHOAAAAA!!!! This thing is Ba Ba Ba Ba BAD ASS!!!!!

                                Ben


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                                Ben Hedrick
                                www.BenHedrick.com
                                HEDRICK Speedsports

                                "Ive got a Jeep problem"
                                2007 5.7L HEMI Sahara Unlimited - Sold
                                2010 6.1L HEMI Rubicon Unlimited - Sold
                                2011 6.4L (392) HEMI Rubicon Unlimited - Sold
                                2002 4.0L AEV Brute - Sold
                                2003 6.4L "Stroker" HEMI AEV Brute - Sold
                                2005 4.0L SC AEV K9 Brute - Sold
                                2014 345 HEMI Rubicon Xpo Adventurer
                                2000 4.0L AEV 112 Long Wheelbase
                                2006 4.0L AEV Brute Rubicon

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