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Unread 11-10-2013, 12:36 PM   #16
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I plan on the projectors, just a matter of budget!


Well some pretty big updates: I got my lift on yesterday along with the 31's and soft 8's. The lift install went way smoother than expected. It took me 4 hours by myself in my driveway with hand tools. I had no trouble with any of my springs and no broken bolts (thank god). I did have to trim some of my calipers after installing the wheels, but after that I was good to go! for a $85 lift kit it was totally worth it. The small lift with the 31's completely changed the look for the better.

Here are some pics:









Next items on the list are a new steering stabilizer, some new tires and alignment. The tires on there will get me by, but not for long.

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Unread 11-18-2013, 06:29 AM   #17
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Another small update: Picked up some new (new to me) rubber for the ol' girl. I sold my stock wheels and decent tires for $225 and picked up a set of pro comp mud terrains for $230. Two were pretty much brand new, and 2 are decent, but for the price, and the fact that the current tires on there were shot, I had to pick them up.





I also ordered a rough country steering stablizer and will be getting an alignment after that goes on.
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Unread 11-26-2013, 11:34 AM   #18
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Well I got my steering stabilizer in and on:



and for fun:

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Unread 11-26-2013, 07:30 PM   #19
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got a set of those procomp mts for my trail set, they are a great tire and surprisingly not too loud for mts, and i also have that RC steering stablizer as well, def a much nicer than stock one, only problem i had with mine is it doesnt work too well after it gets smashed off rocks too much, lol
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Unread 11-26-2013, 07:40 PM   #20
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got a set of those procomp mts for my trail set, they are a great tire and surprisingly not too loud for mts, and i also have that RC steering stablizer as well, def a much nicer than stock one, only problem i had with mine is it doesnt work too well after it gets smashed off rocks too much, lol

Yeah, I don't have that problem yet. No wheeling yet, I'd like to get into some nice novice trails rides.
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Unread 11-29-2013, 02:00 PM   #21
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Just a 2 inch bb front and rear?? Looks good man!
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Unread 11-29-2013, 07:23 PM   #22
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The front is actually a 2.5 to level it a bit, but yeah just BB. Im red-ing out the amber on the tails this weekend and making cross bars for my basket to mount my powerhounds.
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Unread 11-30-2013, 08:08 AM   #23
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Can you be more specific on what brand the lift it? I'm wanting the fat bobs 2.5 f 2.0 r and that looks great.
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Unread 11-30-2013, 10:37 PM   #24
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I got the kit off ebay, it was 84.99 with free shipping. Ill try to find what company I got them from.
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Unread 12-01-2013, 09:03 AM   #25
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Thanks man!
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Unread 12-02-2013, 06:33 AM   #26
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No problem, I got them from "jgcparts" on ebay. Easy install, clear directions on their website.
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Unread 12-07-2013, 10:20 PM   #27
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Are you running that with the stock shocks?
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Unread 12-11-2013, 12:23 PM   #28
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Are you running that with the stock shocks?
Yes for now. It really isn't that bad unless you go over extreme pot holes/ dips to where your shocks fully extend out. My stock shocks were all still good so I chose to go this route until tax season when I am buying bilstein's. I just couldn't wait that long to do the lift. I couldn't stand the stock stance.
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Unread 12-15-2013, 04:28 PM   #29
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Got the rig out in the snow yesterday to go board
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Unread 12-29-2013, 12:46 PM   #30
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Well its been a while since I've posted. Ive done a few small things, nothing cool.....

First, I made some cross bars for my basket with about $25 from lowes. I used some plastic covered steel pieces I found in the shelving department along with some U-bolts





Then my windsheild washer fluid pump took a crap, replaced that for $30 thanks to rock auto.

Then my starter finally died on me (I knew it was coming)....luckiky had free road side assistance.....


I put my snowboard gear on and got the starter changed in my driveway in about a half hour.....took some fondling to wiggle it out.

Then it was nice the next day so I decided to do my diff fluids with mobil 1 and clean the diffs/ housings




I plan on doing the transfer case and fuel filter when I get back from colorado. Waiting on tax and birthday money to buy more goodies.

Front diff before and after:

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