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post #61 of 2859 Old 02-18-2013, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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Ok heres the breakdown of where this is going in the future:

That box is RE 4.5" coils, Im still awaiting UPS to bring my LCAs. Since my trackbar is new, I will be redrilling the mount for the time being and pick up IRO's double sheer on down the road. The rear is to be determined. My leafs were in good shape, and the full length AAL really boosted it up quite a bit, enough that the front sit lower by 1.5" and thats with 3" coil spacers. Ill be installing everything up front and see where Im at. By my guesstimation (lol) im looking at .75" shackles for the back but we will see. My rear shocks are good up to almost 6" so I have room to play with.

Ive also got to put my 4th Firestone Destination MT on when it gets here, finally shipped out today. I like my flares and will be keeping them until the next big phase (hehe) so for now I will be running 31s on 4.5" (i know i know). 31s will keep it reliable and the extra belly height will help at my local OHV park. Has a lot of step-up style rock ledges, place is hard on crossmembera haha. Im wanting to get everything else built up good prior to going to a bigger tire. At the very least beefier steering and unibody stiffeners.

Heres the immediate, near future to-do list:
*4.5" RE coils and LCA's installed
*determine appropriate size lift shackle and install
*bumpstop
*tcase drop for now, SYE and front DS hopefully by spring
*pick up some materials to start a bumper build (weather/cold brew permitting)
*ZJ or IRO tie rod
*possible low pro light bar on the roof, still undecided.
*time frame this gets done depends on availability/price, but when I find a pair of donors, I will be working on a set of half doors for the front

Down the road:
*stiffeners
*35's
*lots of cutting

Other things will be done as well, but thats the highlights. Time is a big factor but hoping to get a lot done once I get some cooperation from the weather!


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post #62 of 2859 Old 02-18-2013, 04:16 PM
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i like what your thinking

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post #63 of 2859 Old 02-18-2013, 07:48 PM
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Super similar to how I'm building mine. I like it!
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post #64 of 2859 Old 02-18-2013, 07:56 PM
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Ok heres the breakdown of where this is going in the future:

That box is RE 4.5" coils, Im still awaiting UPS to bring my LCAs. Since my trackbar is new, I will be redrilling the mount for the time being and pick up IRO's double sheer on down the road. The rear is to be determined. My leafs were in good shape, and the full length AAL really boosted it up quite a bit, enough that the front sit lower by 1.5" and thats with 3" coil spacers. Ill be installing everything up front and see where Im at. By my guesstimation (lol) im looking at .75" shackles for the back but we will see. My rear shocks are good up to almost 6" so I have room to play with.

Ive also got to put my 4th Firestone Destination MT on when it gets here, finally shipped out today. I like my flares and will be keeping them until the next big phase (hehe) so for now I will be running 31s on 4.5" (i know i know). 31s will keep it reliable and the extra belly height will help at my local OHV park. Has a lot of step-up style rock ledges, place is hard on crossmembera haha. Im wanting to get everything else built up good prior to going to a bigger tire. At the very least beefier steering and unibody stiffeners.

Heres the immediate, near future to-do list:
*4.5" RE coils and LCA's installed
*determine appropriate size lift shackle and install
*bumpstop
*tcase drop for now, SYE and front DS hopefully by spring
*pick up some materials to start a bumper build (weather/cold brew permitting)
*ZJ or IRO tie rod
*possible low pro light bar on the roof, still undecided.
*time frame this gets done depends on availability/price, but when I find a pair of donors, I will be working on a set of half doors for the front

Down the road:
*stiffeners
*35's
*lots of cutting

Other things will be done as well, but thats the highlights. Time is a big factor but hoping to get a lot done once I get some cooperation from the weather!
So much for a super clean DD
























**** that **** and put some dents in it! .!..!.


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post #65 of 2859 Old 02-18-2013, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys. Ill be glad to make some progress, I just cant get any motivation when its cold, dont have the luxury of a heated garage anymore lol.

Should have a lot done in the next couple weeks, and after that it will come one piece at a time as money/time allows. Ill be sure and be trigger happy with the camera as I get things done. Local offroad park should be hosting a ride before too long, so I hope to get a few things done to hit that up.

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post #66 of 2859 Old 02-18-2013, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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Haha, ibjeepin, these things never go as planned.

I still plan on keeping it pretty straight (theres that p word again), but I never said I was afraid to cut **** haha.

Ill be waiting til I get big boy tires before I go too wild. With flares, 31s look passable on a 4.5" but they get small quick with trimming lol.

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Haha, ibjeepin, these things never go as planned.

I still plan on keeping it pretty straight (theres that p word again), but I never said I was afraid to cut **** haha.

Ill be waiting til I get big boy tires before I go too wild. With flares, 31s look passable on a 4.5" but they get small quick with trimming lol.
My 35's feel small now


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235s *****es.

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235s *****es.


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And I'm braking ****. So !..!

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post #71 of 2859 Old 02-19-2013, 10:05 AM Thread Starter
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And I'm braking ****. So !..!
Lmfao, the most fun Ive ever had Jeepin has been on 235s. Ive also broke more **** on 235s haha.

With a tire that size you get that "stock size tires, what could happen?" mentality. That always involves ungodly amounts of skinny pedal.

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post #72 of 2859 Old 02-19-2013, 03:22 PM
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Lmfao, the most fun Ive ever had Jeepin has been on 235s. Ive also broke more **** on 235s haha.

With a tire that size you get that "stock size tires, what could happen?" mentality. That always involves ungodly amounts of skinny pedal.
Dude you hit the rev limiter!
Me oh really? Ok.

Also they are a weak at tread but do ok ish in the mud

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post #73 of 2859 Old 02-19-2013, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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My daughter decided to play around with the mysterious curly silver things haha.


Got the LCA's in today. They are RC (bleh) but caught them as a scratch and dent ordeal for super cheap, and nothing really wrong with em that I can see. I had adjustable LCAs last go around, set em to fixed length specs and never touched em again so I saw no need to buy those again. Especially in the case of RC, Im not interested in owning their X-Flex joints again either haha. Just running the basic bent arms with rubber bushings. Actually looking forward to this install, as my current LCA bushings are nearing their expiration date.



Dont make fun of the bend in it, Im self conscious. Check that girth tho haha

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post #74 of 2859 Old 02-19-2013, 07:17 PM
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Nice!! Now order IRO hd tie rod lol

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post #75 of 2859 Old 02-19-2013, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
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Nice!! Now order IRO hd tie rod lol
How much is the IRO rod again? JF members get any kind of discount through them?

Ive got a few other things needing addressed first, but I may consider going ahead and ordering just because I like when Brown Santa brings me stuff haha.

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