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Unread 09-02-2013, 12:34 PM   #31
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i'm about 30 mins north of youngstown and about 25 mins east of SOR, only about 5 miles from the PA line

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Unread 09-05-2013, 06:08 PM   #32
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Nice looking rig. Some sliders and you'll be looking great. I like to see how capable the IRO 3" is, just a little bummed by the wandering issues. Have you replaced any other suspension parts to help?
What front driveshaft do you have?

Oh yeah, great job on the spare tire carrier. Nice, simple, and effective. I'll remember what you did if I ever cross this bridge.
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Unread 09-10-2013, 06:18 PM   #33
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i haven't replaced anything else suspension wise, i haven't really had time to look into much more, as far as it wandering, i've pretty much just gotten used to it, but when anybody else drives it they definitely float around a little bit

also i've been having issues with my addco rear sway bar, the brackets are almost too long and hang below the mount, this causes them to get caught on rocks and the bolts work their way lose until they fall out, so far i've lost 3 bolts and bent the brackets pretty good

the front drive shaft i know is ujoints in the front and cv at the t-case, not sure the actual name of it but so far its held up just fine with absolutely no signs of fatigue

my plan for now is to drop a big wad of cash off at the bank and get the title from them in about a week or two, then thats pretty much it for a while, maybe limit straps, but i'm holding off on anything big until i buy some new axles for it, then i'm gonna do a complete tear down and build up, gears, lockers, truss kit, 4 link, somewhere around 6.5 to 8 inches of lift and 35"s or 37"s, well atleast thats the plan
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Unread 10-19-2013, 08:18 PM   #34
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well my wallet is just a tad bit lighter now, just put my order in for an aussie locker, BTF kryptonite diff cover and everything else needed to completely rebuild the rear axle and brakes
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Unread 11-09-2013, 07:20 PM   #35
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so i spent a long week waiting to get my jeep back from the differential guy, been driving my old escort all week and it was driving me nuts

So as it sits now, the rear end has had every bearing and seal replaced, complete brake job, minus the rotors, Aussie locker installed and a new Riddler MFG cover powder coated orange, and yes i know, locker in a D35 = broken axles, i give myself 2 broken shafts before i consider a swap, then depending on several factors it will receive either an 8.8" with wheel spacers or a full on D60 swap and lift

my pile of parts to start



cover done in orange



also decided that i was gonna move the driver's seat back some, don't know why i never thought of it before, track and slides are still functional and gave me 3" of additional leg room, made a noticeable difference, as for rear seat leg room, well there wasn't much back there before





another item on my list is to remedy this problem



don't know if i wanna have a skid plate made or do a tank tuck
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Unread 11-29-2013, 06:18 PM   #36
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Went out to our local spot a couple of weeks ago, locker worked pretty well but the jeep's biggest down fall in the mud is ground clearance, got it stuck once but got out pretty easy, not too many good pics but you can see in these the LED bar works pretty well,





Then today we went out to Southington Off-road Park for their black friday run, the locker is awesome, went up alot of stuff in the snow that i couldn't do in the summer





The park is situated in an old quarry, it has alot of trails perched on the edge, above and below of the cliff face





This is my first real trail damage, looks alot worse in person, flattened the rocker right out and creased it pretty good, my order some rock rails from JCR after the first of the year



My buddy ended his day with a broken tie rod, had to drive back to his house, get his brothers truck and trailer and then fight to get it on the trailer, i think at this point he was tired of me taking pictures

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Unread 11-29-2013, 07:13 PM   #37
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Looks like you had a blast. I was busting my butt trying to finish my wj and make it to southington. I got it finished but not soon enough. I'm plannin on going December 14th if you want to meet out there.
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Unread 11-29-2013, 07:31 PM   #38
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i've got finals at school starting the 9th, so maybe i'll head out there that weekend, hadn't really planned on it, but who knows
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Unread 11-30-2013, 12:31 PM   #39
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Hope to see ya out there. I dont see to many lifted wj's in my area, so it would be sweet to see one.
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Unread 11-30-2013, 01:09 PM   #40
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there was a maroon one there yesterday, small lift, black wheels, roof rack, looked good but mid way through the day it was sitting my the pavilion with a strap hanging off the front, must have broke something
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Unread 02-14-2014, 04:15 PM   #41
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Made the most importance purchase today, went to the bank and paid off my loan...28 months early!
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Unread 02-28-2014, 04:42 PM   #42
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update: just ordered a set of Bilstein 5100's from kolak, as usual he did not disappoint on the price
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Unread 04-13-2014, 01:10 PM   #43
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some new rotors and a shot of the Bilsteins, Jeep rides so much better through the potholes

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Unread 09-10-2014, 09:24 PM   #44
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been awhile since I posted anything, start out with a trip to The Bantam Jeep fest in Butler, PA, got to see Kraken



Then I bought myself a 2013 Jetta Tdi, 6 speed and all the bells and whistles, plus you can't beat 42mpg



out at the mud hole



my bro bought himself a YJ



bought a new hobart 230v mig



then this was my ride home after this weekends trip, broken rear axle shaft, bent tie rod and tore up both rocker panels







plan for the rockers is to cut them out and flush mount some sliders, bought a jks hd tie rod and a donor axle to get it back on the road for now
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Unread 09-11-2014, 08:26 PM   #45
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Build looks great man. I'm running the same lift set up and keep thinking bit possibly going with flares. I'm in Ohio too, how much for you to replicate that tire carrier for one for me!? Haha
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