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post #30541 of 69610 Old 08-22-2012, 09:12 AM
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Definitely going to be adding some of these to my YJ when I can afford it:





The ATV got the first pair, it needed light a lot more than my Jeep does.


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post #30542 of 69610 Old 08-22-2012, 09:16 AM
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Looky what I got!





HD M.O.R.E. 5/8" lift booms

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Looky what I got!



HD M.O.R.E. 5/8" lift booms
very nice, I'll be getting a set soon, soon...my...precious!

My order of rear U-bolts and front shocks came in, also cutting (yes I said CUTTING) out the sway bar, that bastard is so rusted in, ain't no savin it lmao. Been test driving without the links hooked up (one broke and one was sledged off with a BFH), and it is so much better, so yeah, first the trackbars, now the swaybar, GONE! No more binding upon flex

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Definitely going to be adding some of these to my YJ when I can afford it:

those lights seem to be able to give Deer a beach quality tan, lol. I want em!

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Looky what I got!



HD M.O.R.E. 5/8" lift booms
Where did you get them?

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Quadratec. Had to call them to get the heavy duty ones(which were only a few bucks more). Makes my old booms look like thin cardboard lol

I think Im going to wait to install them til I get all new u bolts so I could swap my springs front to rear. The fronts have settled quicker with all the weight up there so it has a little bit of a rake. Plus the fronts seem to flex better than the rear being that theyre worn in

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Well, I drove the yj into the trails (for the first time) and thought I was going to break my back along with breaking something on the yj. The ride was so rough and stiff that I had to get back on the black top! I found out that the PO had the shackles bolts torqued to like 100lbs and the bushing were binding. I found out that the shackle bolts should be only torqued to 20lbs. As soon as I cleaned, lubricated and adjusted the bolts to 20lbs, it was like night and day. The yj is riding so much smoother now and not as stiff. So, check your shackles and make sure they're not over tightened! That's what I did to the yj today!
Hope you're using lock nuts! Lol.

Yesterday I screwed with the distributor for 2.5 hours. At some point today, I will probably do it again.

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Picked the jeep up from the garage, emptied my pockets again. They finished the clutch job that I started, and welded me some new skid mounts.
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Hope you're using lock nuts! Lol.

Yesterday I screwed with the distributor for 2.5 hours. At some point today, I will probably do it again.
those threads were pressed so tight for who knows how long, now that they have been loosened, I'd question the integrity of the bolts. Not trying to tell you what to do, but I would ere on the side of caution and just get a new set of bolts, while you're at it, new shackles lmao.

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Girlfriend ordered me a set of KC apollo long ranges! Not sure where I'll put them yet but I love getting more lights!

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mocked up 5.3 block transmission and transfer case in jeep today. still have to place it where i want it and build my motor mounts.
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Still workin on the tube fenders. one side nearly done. Attacking the driver side tomorrow. Also found a great deal on amazon for a warn VR8000 winch. $366 shipped. Bought it right away. I've heard they're hit or miss. I'll take my chances. It's a warn.
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worked on swapping old u-bolts for near in the rear, wife had to call 911. A fire truck, 3 police black-and-whites, a sherrif's deputy and 2 motorcycle cops came to our house within minutes.

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worked on swapping old u-bolts for near in the rear, wife had to call 911. A fire truck, 3 police black-and-whites, a sherrif's deputy and 2 motorcycle cops came to our house within minutes.
What happened?

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What happened?
woops, cut if off too short.

u-bolt swap in the rear, the old ones were so ratty and twisted they were really ready to go. was cutting old u-bolts off, had the jeep on stands, and the jack under the rear diff. Well, the rear stand on PS side failed, when that happened the spring plate went zooming off to the side, and the leaf spring set went down. I was sandwiched in the wheel well, the body and tire were the slices of bread, I was the meat and cheese. I was stuck, left shoulder was all that was holding the tub up preventing me from getting squished further. Made sure I got a good grip with my boots on the ground, and called for help, neighbor heard me and ran in to get my wife. She immediately called 911, then I was starting to get light-headed and my muscles were starting to cramp. My wife heard me saying it's getting harder to breath, and she in all her viking might lifted the body with the help of a couple neighbors and I was able to slide out, seconds before the police and fire dep. showed up.

Tossed the old jack stands, weren't going to trust any of them anymore, got a new set, a new floor jack, and a new creeper today, and decided I'd take a break from the jeep for the rest of the day. Bruises and a little dizzy, but it could have been worse.

The thing is, that even though I was being crushed by the jeep, I was still looking at the axle and brake lines, thinking of my next mods and improvements, just can't get away from it, jeeper fo life.

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