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post #61 of 129 Old 07-10-2012, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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I'm assuming you already checked the vent / vent hose for patency
I didn't. But I have no reason to believe it would be clogged. I also don't think that would cause it to leak that badly, would it?

It sat for about two days on kind of a slant toward the drivers side and there was about a half quart of oil between what was in the wheel and what was on the ground.

The part that really scares me is that my varilocks weren't chattering at all. Idk if there was still enough fluid in it to be okay, or if they are shot at this point...

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post #62 of 129 Old 07-12-2012, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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Got my Jeep back from the stealership. It turned out that the bearing I had put on there previously, the collar was not as thick as the Mopar bearing, so it had worked itself loose and was walking its way towards the diff in the axle tube. Im surprised there were no other symptoms or anything. But, all is well. He said I really didn't lose that much fluid, so he just topped it off, and my vari-locks are fine. Weird situation though....

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Okay, the time is almost here to start ordering parts for my build. Doing almost everything all at once and here is what is on list:

RC long arms
RC 1.5" wheel spacers
Tires (either 32" KM2 Rubi takeoffs, or 32" wardens from treadwright. Depends on if I can find a set of KM2's on CL for the right price)
New moog drag link adjuster sleeve with new moog TREs
Moog super trail boss steering stabilizer
TAG/KMA front winch bumper (purchasing from a member on here so all the fitment issues have already been worked out)

I should be ordering everything within the next two weeks. Only thing I plan on that Im not doing quite yet, is the winch.

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Well, just got the infamous random headlights turning on and off by themselves. So, ordered a new multifunction switch from rockauto. Seems to be the common fix for that, so hopefully it works. This will also give my 5% discount code for rockauto when I order my drag link, TREs, and steering stabilizer.

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Purchased a TAG front winch bumper from Bama_WJ which should be here sometime next week (Thanks Bama! ) Also sent a PM to casanova4x4 yesterday to order my Lift and wheel spacers. Just waiting to hear back from him to finalize that. And just waiting to get my discount code from rock auto to purchase the rest of the stuff from them. Hoping to do the install next weekend if everything gets here, if not, itll be the weekend after.

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New rubber! 255/75/17 BFG KMs. Only 4000 miles on them and got them for a steal on CL.



And the last pics Im going to get at stock ride height.




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post #67 of 129 Old 09-27-2012, 07:06 AM
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You get the bumper mounted up yet?

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post #68 of 129 Old 09-27-2012, 08:13 AM Thread Starter
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You get the bumper mounted up yet?
No not yet. I just got my lift finished up and aligned, after 36 total hours of install time. But the bumper is just waiting on paint. Im getting it painted to match the body color.

Whenever I have time, Ill do a review on the RC long arm kit, for now I will just say it was a ***** to install, but rides very nice.

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post #69 of 129 Old 09-27-2012, 09:03 AM
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No not yet. I just got my lift finished up and aligned, after 36 total hours of install time. But the bumper is just waiting on paint. Im getting it painted to match the body color.

Whenever I have time, Ill do a review on the RC long arm kit, for now I will just say it was a ***** to install, but rides very nice.
36 hours! holy crap. did it give you that many issues?

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I'll be waiting on a review and see how it flexes.

Please go into detail with LOTS of picsif you have them. i can't decide between the Rc long arms or the IRO 4" critical path.

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36 hours! holy crap. did it give you that many issues?
The kit itself wasn't too bad other than the oddball sized drill bits needed. The entire first day (10 hours) was just removing old parts from the front with a few trips to the hardware store and one 2 hour trip to a machine shop. I broke the axle side track bar bolt trying to take it off and I had no way at all to get it out.

The second day was finishing up the front and starting the rear with several more trips to the hardware store to replace more bolts I broke. Then I also broke a couple of the flag nuts included with the kit.

The third day was finishing up the rear, doing the odds and ends of wheel spacers, bleeding brakes, checking fluids, replacing drag link, and clean up.

So, the actual install could have taken maybe 15-20 hours or less without all the broken parts and extra trips around town. Oh, and I forgot a part at my apt which was an hour away from the garage, so there went another 2+ hours.

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was it the RC bolts that were breaking? that seems odd

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was it the RC bolts that were breaking? that seems odd
No, they were all rusted stock bolts.

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How does it ride compared to stock? And were you putting it on by yourself?

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gotcha....well u gotta get some pics up soon...i know that there are several people probably waiting on a few more reviews of this lift. hopefully it treats u well

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