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Unread 07-29-2009, 08:44 PM   #1
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johnroot01's 95 build

ok. so earlier today i ordered my 4" RC lift. another thumbs up to customer service with ryan.

also got the 33x13.50 LTBs with new rims.

i still need to cut my old rim off. thanks for anyone posted on my last thread, but i still couldn't find a shop that would touch it. everyone is scared they will damage it more.

i should get the lift friday, so be prepared for alot of questions and pictures to come this weekend.

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Unread 08-03-2009, 05:41 PM   #2
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BTW has anyone used the RC booms?

I started the build today. have some pics but ill have to wait to post them until tonight or tomorrow. i got called back in to work for the night.
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Unread 08-11-2009, 06:59 PM   #3
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So, over the last couple days, i've been out working on the jeep like crazy when i find time. today i finally got all the stock junk off the front. here are some pics of the damage.

sway bar, track, and stress relief in a can


stock springs (biggest PITA)


naked view front


naked view side


tomorrow i'm supposed to have alot of time off, so i'll finish the front and post the outcome. i would have got it done today, but i got rained out. keep jeepin!
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Unread 08-11-2009, 08:34 PM   #4
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Looking good so far. Our Jeeps look like twins except for your new lift.
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Unread 08-12-2009, 07:18 PM   #5
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got rained out again. it seems like in NC everytime i have something really important or cool planned, it starts to pour. i never had that problem in Texas.
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Unread 08-13-2009, 02:07 AM   #6
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got rained out again. it seems like in NC everytime i have something really important or cool planned, it starts to pour. i never had that problem in Texas.
thats funny u say that, last night it rained for 30 minutes.....thats the most rain ive seen in south texas since march
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Unread 08-13-2009, 09:01 PM   #7
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So, it stopped raining long enough this evening for me to finish up the front end. Still have to do brake lines and piman arm, but the wife was whining about everything, so i skipped a few steps for now just to show her what its going to look like. now she's rushing me to finish because she loves it. so i took some pics to show you guys the basic look with the lift and new meats.





BTW, if anyone has pointers on an easy way to remove the pitman arm, let me know.
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Unread 08-13-2009, 10:09 PM   #8
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HEAT!! Use heat and a pitman arm puller. Thats what got mine off.
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Unread 08-13-2009, 10:24 PM   #9
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I would spray some pb on it and let it soak a couple days then heat with a pitman arm puller and then hit the side with a hammer. Worked for me
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Unread 08-15-2009, 08:12 PM   #10
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ok. today was kinda slow. i worked forever on the PA. no luck yet. i ended the day by starting to cut it off. most of the day i was with a buddy of mine who was getting a honda prelude for parts. he's into all the rice burner stuff, but he's also helping me with the lift, so i helped him out today.

get this........we got over there and the front end was basically disassembled completely. the drivers side axle shaft was hanging out of the housing, no brakes. the car had no doors. and the ebrake barely worked. did i mention that we were pulling this behind my sorento, using a tow strap?

so while they all stood around talking about JDM stuff (whatever that is), i got to work re-installing brake lines, axle shaft, and all. Long story short, we made the 20 mile trip, and we're still alive. i tightened the ebrake cables so that's what he used to stop behind me. he had to get a steering wheel to put in and only had his seat bolted in with one bolt. 6 hours wasted today on import junk.

another thing i had forgot about on the jeep is cutting that wheel off the rear. that is probably going to be my biggest problem back there. more pics tomorrow fellas.
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Unread 08-17-2009, 07:34 PM   #11
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I have a pit man arm remover...lemme know if you need it
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Unread 08-17-2009, 09:14 PM   #12
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thanks man. i finally got that thing off, but now i'm stuck because i was sent a power steering PA, but i need a manual steering one.
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Unread 08-28-2009, 01:01 PM   #13
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ok. just ordered the correct PA for the jeep. i've been really busy at work lately, working 24 hour shifts back to back. next Monday (the 7th) be ready for the finished product.
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Unread 08-28-2009, 01:10 PM   #14
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you have a 95 and no power steering?
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Unread 08-28-2009, 02:56 PM   #15
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yep. at first i thought it was a PITA, but now I am used to it, and its ok. it kinda helps when wheelin too. not so easy for steering to slip.
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