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post #30031 of Old 08-06-2012, 10:43 PM
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I check Craigslist like a 13 year old surfs porn.
*finds a good deal*

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I always get people coming over and saying things like "I wish I knew how to do that," etc- but they don't realize- at some point I didn't know how to do it either- I had to figure it out.
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post #30032 of Old 08-06-2012, 11:02 PM
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post #30033 of Old 08-06-2012, 11:10 PM
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Had to snap a few real pics of the Jeep, with the new rubbers:



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OKAY so they're not exactly offroad tires, or even AT's. They're Coopers, road tires, but they work around here. Not like I do extreme offroading anyways. They'll get me by, don't think I can rock 31" tires until I get a decent lift under it anyways. They rubbed before, they'll rub again (moreso this time, since the track bars were still connected when I had my 31" tires).

All about that unibody life.
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post #30034 of Old 08-06-2012, 11:46 PM
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Aaaaaaaaand i just bought my OX electric actuator. I was real torn between the different actuators but i think i made the right choice.

PS: Anticanman, I dont know why i'm getting all excited, all of this stuff is coming to you anyways! here's the brand new still in the box locker i'm gettin rdy to ship to you. Even the box is sexy o.O
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post #30035 of Old 08-07-2012, 05:19 AM
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I finally bought a winch plate and decided to mount it! I still need to find a place that sells quick disconnects. For the life of me I cant find any local store that carry them.

My jeep put up one hell of a fight when I tried mounting that flippin winch. The rear passenger bumper nutsert broke in the frame so I went to my friends that had a welder and I was able to fish it out. First we tried welding it from the top but that didnt work. Then he welded a nut to a washer, that to a piece of steel, cut open the frame and weld in our new nutsert.

Then the front 2 bolts that mount the winch had to go up through the bumper but before it was installed because of the front tube cross member. Then trying to put the winch on those bolts without dropping them down by myself was a major pain. Had to take the whole thing back off a few times. THENNNN I stripped a grade 8 bolt for the rear of it. So finally I bought new nuts and bolts and got it all bolted down! Just need to find somewhere the sells the quick connects now.

Leave it to a jeep, a simple half hour job turned into a nightmare lol

I must say though, I can definitely tell the difference in the way the jeep drives with all that weight up there. Thinking I might save up for a synthetic line to shed a few pounds

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post #30036 of Old 08-07-2012, 08:58 AM
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How much did that set you back?
$1250. Probably could have got a better deal if I waited longer but I was tired of searching and this one was fairly low miles.

- '91 Jeep Wrangler YJ, 4" lift with 33" BFG KM2's, 1" body lift, NV3550 swap, NP241OR Rubicon TCase w/ Novak Cable Shifter, Monstalined Tub
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post #30037 of Old 08-07-2012, 10:19 AM
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grandboost, why not just buy a pair of quick disconnects online?

All about that unibody life.
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post #30038 of Old 08-07-2012, 10:32 AM
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I could but I was hoping to get them locally and avoid S+H fees. I didnt think they would be that hard to find since most every plow vehicle around here has them

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post #30039 of Old 08-07-2012, 10:37 AM
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Not exactly something I did today, it was a couple weeks project that finished late last night.

1) SYE Kit from Rugged Ridge... Reviews said it was exactly the same as the AA kit, and price point was identical.

2) CV rear driveshaft from baseline 4x4... Reviews said it was pretty much as good as the tom woods, and the price was 100 bucks cheaper. SYE and CV came from baseline 4x4. The CV was custom made just like the Tom Woods shafts.

3) Tuffy Stereo Security Console, 8" in spice. It's a tight fit, and the passenger seat doesn't like raising with the console and the seatbelt in place, but it's serviceable.

4) Made a custom radio harness extension with color matched wiring to extend cables to head unit in console. Still looking for a good heat resistant wire loom. The cable will be run out the firewall, under the tub and back up through the center under the console when it's installed.

5) Ordered a new dash from Double D Fab. Can't wait to get it in and get it powder coated in Spice to match the console!

Finally got her back on the road last night though, so all is good!

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post #30040 of Old 08-07-2012, 10:48 AM
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3) Tuffy Stereo Security Console, 8" in spice. It's a tight fit, and the passenger seat doesn't like raising with the console and the seatbelt in place, but it's serviceable.
I had an 8'' console. The flipping of the seat really bummed me out... Whenever I flipped the pass. seat I would have to fish around again to get the female part of the seatbelt. If you have a spare male connector and some strap you can clip it into the female connector and pull it toward the driver's side to stop that from happening.


I ended up getting rid of the console and making my own with those plastic ammo boxes from northern tool. It's lasted almost a year with no real wear and tear

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4) Made a custom radio harness extension with color matched wiring to extend cables to head unit in console. Still looking for a good heat resistant wire loom. The cable will be run out the firewall, under the tub and back up through the center under the console when it's installed.
Just curious... Why run the wires under your rig as opposed to running it similar to the seatbelt chime wiring? I.E. along the underside of the door jam area and then around the back or under one of the seats?

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post #30041 of Old 08-07-2012, 10:53 AM
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I could but I was hoping to get them locally and avoid S+H fees. I didnt think they would be that hard to find since most every plow vehicle around here has them
Go to a forklift shop (NES Rentals, United Rentals, Sunbelt Rentals, Hertz Rentals, etc), they'll have every size you can think of.

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post #30042 of Old 08-07-2012, 10:53 AM
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I had an 8'' console. The flipping of the seat really bummed me out... Whenever I flipped the pass. seat I would have to fish around again to get the female part of the seatbelt. If you have a spare male connector and some strap you can clip it into the female connector and pull it toward the driver's side to stop that from happening.
What do you mean by "pull it toward the driver's side"? I have this problem too, and hate it just as much.

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post #30043 of Old 08-07-2012, 11:00 AM
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What do you mean by "pull it toward the driver's side"? I have this problem too, and hate it just as much.
Before fillping the passenger side seat. Clip in a male connector and some strap and pull up and towards the drivers side (so that the female connector ends up snug and tight against the console). Then have someone flip the seat forward.


Alternatively, if your drivers side seat belt is long enough with that seat empty. Clip that in and flip the seat. Makes it easier to get the passenger female connector back from the depths of the dreaded seat-to-console crevice

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post #30044 of Old 08-07-2012, 11:11 AM
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Before fillping the passenger side seat. Clip in a male connector and some strap and pull up and towards the drivers side (so that the female connector ends up snug and tight against the console). Then have someone flip the seat forward.


Alternatively, if your drivers side seat belt is long enough with that seat empty. Clip that in and flip the seat. Makes it easier to get the passenger female connector back from the depths of the dreaded seat-to-console crevice
I just ziptied mine

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post #30045 of Old 08-07-2012, 11:12 AM
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Go to a forklift shop (NES Rentals, United Rentals, Sunbelt Rentals, Hertz Rentals, etc), they'll have every size you can think of.
Awesome! Ill have to take a look after work. Thanks!

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