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post #31 of 161 Old 01-05-2009, 10:29 PM
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Cutting the floor should not have to happen. I broke a couple of shock bolts and knocked out the weldnut leaving a perfect hole to slide a 3/16" bolt taped to a box end wrench through the opening above. So simple, had both shocks installed with ss hardware in about 5 minutes.

I don't think Edelbrock makes the RE Monotube. It may be Bilstein. Not sure of the valving of the Edelbrock, but they were on my brothers Toyota and he changed them out because they were very stiff.

jdhughes, I dig your choice in wheels, you will like the flex with minimal trimming.

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post #32 of 161 Old 01-06-2009, 01:12 AM
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Im new here, so I just looked from page to page. I like seeing new write-ups. Yours looks good congrats man, and there is always a few bugs to workout when you make big changes

Oh! Dude, You Broke It. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=679542 awesome fluid chart,
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post #33 of 161 Old 01-11-2009, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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How do you like those Edelbrock shocks? I heard Rubicon Express sells them as they're Monotubes but without the IAS valving.
I like them a lot. Before I bought everything I was really set on getting Old Man Emu shocks, but they were just too expensive and I got these for $30 a pop on sale. They ride very crontrolled, not too stiff and not too loose. I guess its hard to compare them to anything yet, because the springs are new as well, but I am very pleased wit them so far.

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Cutting the floor should not have to happen. I broke a couple of shock bolts and knocked out the weldnut leaving a perfect hole to slide a 3/16" bolt taped to a box end wrench through the opening above. So simple, had both shocks installed with ss hardware in about 5 minutes.
Thats what I did when I put new ones in for the first time (back when it was stock), but it took me a lot longer than that. One was not reachable with the wrench, so I had to tap it then. Anyways, I saw that article on rocklizard.com and decided I'd give it a try. Plus, it gave me an excuse to buy a grinder
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post #34 of 161 Old 01-25-2009, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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So with no good way to fit the spare in the back with the subs, and no really good reason to have two of them, I decided to try the cubby hole sub box. It turned out pretty nice, actually. I pretty much followed this, but with it mounted on the outside, and no expanding foam:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/write-up-97186/


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It sounds pretty good, considering I did no calculations for the correct space needed for a 10" subwoofer enclosure. I am gonna add box stuffing (an old pillow) and maybe some expanding foam in the future.

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post #35 of 161 Old 01-26-2009, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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I hid the amp under the rear seat as well, so there is not more clutter.
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post #36 of 161 Old 01-26-2009, 09:02 PM
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Nice, what is your stereo set up?

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post #37 of 161 Old 01-27-2009, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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I have a Panasonic head unit, polk speakers, and this sub with 300 watts. Nothing too crazy at all, but the stuff sounds great.



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post #38 of 161 Old 01-27-2009, 11:07 PM
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Awesome.

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post #39 of 161 Old 01-27-2009, 11:09 PM
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Looks good, now you're just gunna want more lift though.

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post #40 of 161 Old 01-28-2009, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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Looks good, now you're just gunna want more lift though.
Yeah thats the way its gonna go. I don't have any serious future plans as of right now, but I can expand a lot on the lift that I have if I wanted to. But the resounding problem is always money.
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post #41 of 161 Old 01-28-2009, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
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I dunno though, a lot of people are super capable on a similar set up to mine. We'll see what happens.
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post #42 of 161 Old 03-07-2009, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
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I did some more work on it today. I decided to take off the door trim, because mine was faded and splotched. The idea was to paint them black, but I decided I liked the look of it without the trim. I think it looks cleaner.

Here is the trim off, ready to be cleaned up:



I used a plastic scraper to help me get it off. I also had to use a crap-ton of goo gone and other stuff to help me out.



Here's the final product:





All in all, it took me about 4 hours, but I think it was well worth it. There is still some gunk in small lines left, but I hope that over time they will be weathered away.
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post #43 of 161 Old 03-07-2009, 11:05 PM
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looks great..i was kinda thinking of doing that to mine and its deffinately a reassurance !
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post #44 of 161 Old 03-09-2009, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
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and if i ever get bored of the new look, i can always give myself something to do by re-painting the old trim and putting it back on
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post #45 of 161 Old 04-21-2009, 03:33 PM
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I love the set up. It the lift and the tires look very proportionate. Rims looks awesome. Congratulations... I am looking forward to get a similar set up.

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