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post #16 of 35 Old 10-13-2012, 04:36 PM
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Got a good deal from Discount Tire Direct on some General Grabber 255/70R17 tires, 31". Got them mounted on some JK moabs I bought earlier this summer.
Looking bad @$$, just ordered same size wheels, excact same tires, same height lift, yours look perfect, i am really stoked now. Thumbsup!

How do they sit in/out, do you have a picture along the side from front or rear, do they sit flush with upper outer fender Edge, or does it stick out???


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post #17 of 35 Old 10-14-2012, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
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Looking bad @$$, just ordered same size wheels, excact same tires, same height lift, yours look perfect, i am really stoked now. Thumbsup!

How do they sit in/out, do you have a picture along the side from front or rear, do they sit flush with upper outer fender Edge, or does it stick out???
Thanks! I like the set up pretty good so far. It is a firm ride though, so be warned. The Moabs are .5" wider then the stock Silverblades and the Grabbers are another .5" wider then my old tires so I am about 2" wider per axle. I like the stance better now, not recessed like the stock set up.



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post #18 of 35 Old 10-14-2012, 12:51 PM
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Thanks! I like the set up pretty good so far. It is a firm ride though, so be warned. The Moabs are .5" wider then the stock Silverblades and the Grabbers are another .5" wider then my old tires so I am about 2" wider per axle. I like the stance better now, not recessed like the stock set up.
THANKS, Looks good!

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Jeep looks good I am actually doing the same lift next Monday when I have a break from school and I saw that AU decal on your jeep so.....WAR DAMN EAGLE!
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wow nice work man! looking good!

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post #21 of 35 Old 11-14-2012, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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Jeep looks good I am actually doing the same lift next Monday when I have a break from school and I saw that AU decal on your jeep so.....WAR DAMN EAGLE!
Thanks man, yeah it's a good lift and was easy to put on considering I don't have a lot of experience working on cars...and War Eagle!!


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wow nice work man! looking good!
Thanks, got a few more plans for it

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post #22 of 35 Old 11-19-2012, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
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Did this over the weekend, trying to make it to 200k


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post #23 of 35 Old 11-25-2012, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
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Since the 2" lift I have noticed a little more body roll and squeaking from the stressed rear sway bar links. I thought I would save some money and fab up some bracket spacers to return them to the stock lengths.

I picked up a 2" receiver from harbor freight for $20. I measured the bracket and made 2 cuts with a reciprocating saw.


I used the bracket as a template and drilled 4 holes to mount it to the body and to mount the bracket to the underside. For hardware I used 1" long 3/8" bolts, washers, and nuts.

Here is the rear sway bar and link before bracket spacers.


And here they are after I installed the spacer and lowered them back closer to a stock level.


I am not a great mechanic or am I a machinist. My personal advice is to just buy the 2" extended sway bar links from IRO or Zone. Or at the least use an easier to cut material. While it is convenient the receiver hitch is 2" x 2", it is strong steel and ate through a saw blade and drill bit. So if you have a band saw and drill press I saw go for it, if not, easier just to pick up the longer links.

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post #24 of 35 Old 11-26-2012, 06:56 AM
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Saving the reciever for a bumper build?...
For future referance, if you use cutting oil with your sawzall, it'll save your blades and surprise on how ell it will do, although slow. At least until you get a better saw. Same for the drill bits. Slow down and use oil.

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post #25 of 35 Old 11-26-2012, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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Saving the reciever for a bumper build?...
For future referance, if you use cutting oil with your sawzall, it'll save your blades and surprise on how ell it will do, although slow. At least until you get a better saw. Same for the drill bits. Slow down and use oil.
Yeah I thought about oil but I got lazy and just carried on. Just glad they are done and on!

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post #26 of 35 Old 12-08-2012, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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The cushion had split and the frame was poking through and was pretty uncomfortable on my ribs. So I took the drivers side seat out, took the back off and pealed back the upholstery to see what was wrong.






I pulled the cushion back over the frame bar and sprayed some 3M adhesive spray into the crack. I let it set up for a minute then I held the cushion back together for it dry. I then used some scrap denim I had, sprayed more adhesive on it, and put it over the crack like a patch. Hopefully it will help hold the crack together.


I also wrapped the frame bar with some scrap felt in case it pokes back through the cushion, at least I'll have more then just the thin upholstery to cushion it. Put the seat back and sat in it for a minute. And it feels much better. Much more padded on that side now, just hope it holds up another 124k miles

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post #27 of 35 Old 12-30-2012, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
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Got 2 Hella 6" driving lights for Christmas and mounted them up yesterday. Decided to put them on the bumper. Put a big fender washer on the underside and everything feels pretty sturdy. But a heads up if you mount lights here, I got as close to the grill as I could but the bolt going through the bumper hits the unibody when you put the bumper cover back on. So the middle of the bumper sticks out an inch or so more then before. I could only get the far left and right 2 plastic rivets to engage. And I had to trim the middle tab on the bumper cover to get the grill to clip back on.


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Got all my Christmas presents on over the last week.

Dynomax Super Turbo muffler, part# 17743. Sounds pretty good, I'll try and get a video of it later



Also mounted up my Rola roof rack and Hella lights



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Jeep looks great, lift and tires appear perfect for a DD. So is that with 2" springs and a 3/4" spacer in the front to even it out? I'm considering selling my WRX and picking up a WJ to save some dough.

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Jeep looks great, lift and tires appear perfect for a DD. So is that with 2" springs and a 3/4" spacer in the front to even it out? I'm considering selling my WRX and picking up a WJ to save some dough.
Thanks man, and yes there is a 1" rake from the factory so the 3/4" spacer up front helps level it out. I like my WJ but man I'd have a tough time giving up a WRX!

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