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post #151 of 437 Old 10-03-2012, 11:32 PM Thread Starter
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Those u bolts vs the straps are an amazing CHEAP mod! Should be 1 of the firsts for everyone! You can drill yokes on the jeep no worries. Cordless drills help but go slow and steady.
Correct me on the price but the "kit" is 8 bucks right? You have a great looking jeep btw..any more pics on the mini truss?
The kit was $6.99 per u-bolt so about $15 after tax, which is still worth it. The front D30 yoke is different though and u-bolts do not fit (the nut won't thread on, there is not enough room)

My mini truss has not been welded on yet. I'll probably get that done in the next week or so, provided I have enough room when it is flexed. But I should.


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post #152 of 437 Old 10-05-2012, 11:18 PM
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Thanks for the upgrade idea Chris, cheap and easy, can't wait to put em to use in Moab. I used a precision 534-10 straps for those needing an alternative to the 81004 unit.

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post #153 of 437 Old 10-12-2012, 10:21 AM Thread Starter
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So, about a 1.5 years ago, Full Tilt Poker (online poker) website was closed and all players funds were frozen. They are now relaunching as of November 6th, and I will have access to my funds/winnings, which is a decent chunk of change. With this, I have some plans and orders in the works...

- Long Arm Upgrade
- 33" Interco Trxus MT's
- Aussie Rear Locker
- 4.88 gears
- Transmission Mount
- Spring Retainer Clips
- New Speakers

As great as this is... It's really too bad that these funds are becoming available ONE week after I will be returning from MOAB

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post #154 of 437 Old 10-13-2012, 10:06 PM
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Yaahhhhhh

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post #155 of 437 Old 11-08-2012, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
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Just made an order today for a few things:

- Rough Country Long Arm Upgrade
- Extended Front Brake Lines
- Transmission Mount
- Tranny Cooler
- Transmission Temp Guage (Glowshift Tinted 7 colour)
- 1/4" LCA Brackets
- HD Coil retainers

Next Order will be:

- 33" Trxus MT's
- 4.88 Gears
- Aussie Rear Locker
- Flat Fenders

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post #156 of 437 Old 11-09-2012, 12:59 AM Thread Starter
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Got some time in a buddies shop tonight so I did a couple things I wanted to get down while I had a welder on hand

Cut the mounting plate off my tire carrier and then angle cut the stock to 20 degrees to match the hatch











Then I wanted to tuck my rear shock mounts up, so I chopped them off and welded them higher








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post #157 of 437 Old 11-15-2012, 07:56 AM Thread Starter
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Picking up my long arms tomorrow, and installing them this weekend! Also picking up a few other goodies!

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post #158 of 437 Old 11-16-2012, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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Grabbed my long arms from the border this morning and some other goodies


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post #159 of 437 Old 11-16-2012, 08:08 PM
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I'm excited to see those go on.

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post #160 of 437 Old 11-23-2012, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
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Well I spent the evening at a friends shop putting my long arms in. The install really isn't bad at all, but we did have a JEEP FIRE, when we were torching off the stock control arm brackets and the fuel line ruptured. We had 2 fire extinguishers within 5 seconds between 3 people, and everything seems to have been saved. We then continued with the install and got it done, just need to do a few small things today and then get an alignment.

Tranny mount with 2 broken studs and both mount bolts were loose. That's were my vibes were


Torching off stock control arms mounts


Post fire, checking everything out (notice the powder on the ground)


Ruptured fuel line


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post #161 of 437 Old 11-23-2012, 10:31 AM
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So, about a 1.5 years ago, Full Tilt Poker (online poker) website was closed and all players funds were frozen. They are now relaunching as of November 6th, and I will have access to my funds/winnings, which is a decent chunk of change. With this, I have some plans and orders in the works...
Congrats. I have a buddy that had quite a bit locked up because of that ordeal.

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post #162 of 437 Old 11-24-2012, 12:20 PM Thread Starter
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Fixed my fuel line and took it for a drive. It rides very nice and feels a lot more solid. I am happy so far with this upgrade!



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post #163 of 437 Old 11-24-2012, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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Just picked up a tranny cooler (11x7.5) to go with my GlowShift Tranny Temp Gauge


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post #164 of 437 Old 11-24-2012, 06:18 PM
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Nice work on the shock mount tuck. Might be borrowing that. Keep up the good work

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post #165 of 437 Old 11-25-2012, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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Nice work on the shock mount tuck. Might be borrowing that. Keep up the good work
Thanks man, it is coming along slowly but surely

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