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Unread 01-20-2013, 03:52 AM   #46
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At least all that weight is belowe your COG point, so it'll help keep the rubber side down

Looks good, but I'd worry a little about the mounting bolts below the frame.. I'd use countersunk bolts like I mentioned, I'm pretty damn sure you'll rip those off at some point.

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Unread 01-20-2013, 09:12 AM   #47
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At least all that weight is belowe your COG point, so it'll help keep the rubber side down

Looks good, but I'd worry a little about the mounting bolts below the frame.. I'd use countersunk bolts like I mentioned, I'm pretty damn sure you'll rip those off at some point.
Yeah, I don't trust those for hard wheeling. I'm going to run bolts through the sides of the frame too. Instead of counter sunk bolts, I think I'll get some of the bolt protectors from ballistic fab.
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Unread 01-22-2013, 08:55 PM   #48
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Well guys and gals, I'm almost done with the belly up. I managed a transfer case skid DAMN near flat (maybe a 1/2 inch lower than the frame because of my retarded measuring skills) without clocking the case. However, going completely flat isn't free. My power steering pulley is all but in the electric fan. In fact, it rubbed the pulley some. I trimmed the outer edge of the fan and it doesn't rub even on mild flexing. This would bother most people, but I could care less on my ***** . However, it could have been fixed by "sinking" the trans mount into the x member, but I'm not worried about it. Another thing I've had issues with is the t case linkage. I'll be building a new one this week with some all thread and these mini heims....



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Unread 01-22-2013, 09:07 PM   #49
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Looks awesome and very well done! Now get to scraping it over all them big *** rocks you cruise over and let us know how great it is!! Lol...my cross member is starting to look like your factory one, and I don't do near the amount of hardcore rocks you do!!
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Unread 01-22-2013, 09:14 PM   #50
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Looks awesome and very well done! Now get to scraping it over all them big *** rocks you cruise over and let us know how great it is!! Lol...my cross member is starting to look like your factory one, and I don't do near the amount of hardcore rocks you do!!
Thanks! And I will soon! Bring your XJ to Crozet!
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Unread 01-22-2013, 09:21 PM   #51
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It's on the list man! I just got my front bumpstops today, just need to straighten my hard lines so I don't pull a break line and I should be set for now. Gonna run our local trail (Potts mtn jeep trail) which is all rock and some biggins at that, and a lot of rocker knockers in march or April when it opens back up(they close it during winter months) but Crozet, and shoe creek are all on my list!
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Unread 01-22-2013, 09:27 PM   #52
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I've heard of Potts Mtn, never been there.
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Unread 01-23-2013, 06:44 AM   #53
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Nice. That's the way Jeep should have built it from the start.
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Unread 01-23-2013, 10:58 AM   #54
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Looks good! ..now start skinning those rocker support legs so you can slide over the rocks even better and not get hung up on 'em
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Unread 01-23-2013, 11:14 AM   #55
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Looks good! ..now start skinning those rocker support legs so you can slide over the rocks even better and not get hung up on 'em
Thanks man! Acutally, I've never had an issue with those. I figured I would, but they haven't stopped me yet!
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Unread 01-28-2013, 11:30 AM   #56
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Built a blingin' transfercase linkage out of 7/16" heims and some threaded stock. Had to flip the lever on the xfer case, cut it in half and put a 45 degree angle on it, and then welded it back together. Shifts a hell of a lot better and actually feels like it "clicks" into 4 hi and 4 low. Doesn't feel mushy anymore...

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Unread 01-28-2013, 11:59 AM   #57
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Built a blingin' transfercase linkage out of 7/16" heims and some threaded stock. Had to flip the lever on the xfer case, cut it in half and put a 45 degree angle on it, and then welded it back together. Shifts a hell of a lot better and actually feels like it "clicks" into 4 hi and 4 low. Doesn't feel mushy anymore...
Yup, this is one of the single best upgrades for the TC linkage. I've never really understood what's the point behind that multiple- joint thingy that is under there.. It should either be cable actuated, or a single rod like yours is now. The heims allow for enough articulation between engine-tranny-tc-package and unibody on the bumps to not cause any problems. I friend of mine had constant problems with his XJ popping out of 4lo, replaced with two heim joints and all- thread and as far as I know not once has it popped out of 4lo after that!
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1990 XJ Limited (4-door), 4.0 I6, AW4, NP242, ***rolled and totalled @ 165k miles***

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Unread 01-28-2013, 02:41 PM   #58
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Yup, I like it a lot. Shifts so much better! A buddy of mine has a Novak shifter and honestly, I can't tell the difference between mine and his. Well, except for the $150 I saved.
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Unread 01-28-2013, 06:47 PM   #59
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I needs to make me one of them linkages Factory linkage sucks, I was going to make a shift plate for my 242 in my ZJ with a linkage to eliminate that gay *** z bar bull****.
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Unread 02-12-2013, 03:33 PM   #60
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Just a little update, here is a sweet shot of my belly skid...

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