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Unread 03-13-2011, 10:35 PM   #1561
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painted my cladding black today think it turned out ok!



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Unread 03-13-2011, 10:56 PM   #1562
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painted my cladding black today think it turned out ok!

what did you use?
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Unread 03-13-2011, 11:25 PM   #1563
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Got my lift Friday at 5 worked on it 6 hours Friday night. Then worked on it Saturday 5 hours. Finally got to test it today!!!!!!!!!!









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Unread 03-13-2011, 11:27 PM   #1564
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@zte looks great! Reminds me of ZJones' rig.

Put new side bearings in the front diff carrier. Got lucky with the setup (didn't change anything) as it doesn't make too much noise.

There's a noise but it sounds like the tcase.

Put $84 in gas in. Took two transactions. Let's say I was easy on the throttle on the way home...
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Unread 03-13-2011, 11:58 PM   #1565
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Got my lift Friday at 5 worked on it 6 hours Friday night. Then worked on it Saturday 5 hours. Finally got to test it today!!!!!!!!!!









I have the same lift... is yours noisy as well?
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Unread 03-13-2011, 11:59 PM   #1566
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Wheeled it

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Unread 03-14-2011, 12:13 AM   #1567
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what did you use?
Satin Krylon fusion no prep paint worked great only took 1.5 cans for the cladding!
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Unread 03-14-2011, 12:26 AM   #1568
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I have the same lift... is yours noisy as well?
If your talking about drive shaft noise yes, I have drive shaft with u-joints. Its noise only on decel, it because of pinon angle. Taking it to get alignment tomorrow we should fix the noise then. I will let you know how it goes.
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Unread 03-14-2011, 07:31 AM   #1569
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if thats the kit that uses the factory front uppers and adjustable lowers then your front pinion angle is way off. you need to shrten your lowers considerably. you can see the axle is too forward in pic 6
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Unread 03-14-2011, 07:34 AM   #1570
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i did the junk yard luggage rack light bar mod. it looks good. im adding the fog lights next weekend. all in all ill have less than $100 in all six lights plus wiring and connectors. i tried to do a cool mod on my light switch where it would have 2 turn knobs, the left one factory, the right one added. the right ones first click controls the fog lights, the second click controls the roof lights. it works, but it doesnt look too good. i might pick up 2 more switches and see what i can make work. theyre only $6 each at pull a part.
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Unread 03-14-2011, 09:51 AM   #1571
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if thats the kit that uses the factory front uppers and adjustable lowers then your front pinion angle is way off. you need to shrten your lowers considerably. you can see the axle is too forward in pic 6
Yes sir, Didn't get in the alignment shop today. So tomorrow, I'm thinking an about an inch should do it. RC said the measurement they give is just a start, well it's a bad start lol. But I think after we align it tomorrow and adjust the lower it should be good.
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Unread 03-14-2011, 05:51 PM   #1572
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This weekend I hauled an 18ft enclosed trailer with a ton (literally) of stuff in it with my jeep. The chick I talked to to rent the trailer doubted that the jeep could do that...... She said "That's what you are pulling this with?" I laughed. To say the least, the ZJ handled that beast with no problems!
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Unread 03-14-2011, 06:40 PM   #1573
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Did the OTK tie rod flip today.
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Unread 03-14-2011, 07:39 PM   #1574
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well i started on the back of the 5.5" Long arm. today and got all but the rear lower control arms in. IRO sent me front uppers instead of rear lowers.
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Unread 03-14-2011, 07:41 PM   #1575
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that sucks! tell us how you like the kit when its all done
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