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Unread 02-10-2009, 10:37 PM   #136
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i'd be scared pissless if i had to go over some of that stuff. nuh ugh. no way.

i want another daily driver already so i can not be scared about making my commute when i break it.

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Unread 02-10-2009, 10:50 PM   #137
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LOL, that last trip sure was an "expedition"; I've beat up my JKS sliders repeatedly and never bent one before ; sorry bout your rad support, that is a bioatch; I can smell axle swaps in the not so distant future .... well, at least your windows are all in one piece .

This all reminds me I really need to get off my butt and finish my build. Peace .
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Unread 02-19-2009, 10:24 AM   #138
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silly yes, but i thought it was fun.... since my jeep is kinda Evil (all blacked out and no logos), i made a Decepticon sticker for my shorty t-case knob today:

I must know how you did that!!!
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Unread 02-19-2009, 01:04 PM   #139
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I must know how you did that!!!
well for the knob was an autozone special and i hacked off the old knob and shortened the stalk with a sawzall.

for the sticker, i searched http://images.google.com/ for a nice high-res, good looking Decepticon image. then i took it into photoshop and scaled it to the size i needed, and adjusted the curves till it looked nice. then i printed it out on some old avery mailing label stickers i had laying around (using my regulary ink-jet printer). then i covered the label with clear packing tape so it won't ever smear with sweaty hands or cleaning products. then i carefully used some scissors to cut out the circle shape. then ta-da, stuck it on! i printed a couple extra and put them in the glove box for when the sun fades this one out. sounds like work when you read all that, but it was only like 10 minutes.

the camera didn't do it justice, it looks all white in the photo, but in real life it still has some of the metalic grey look.
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Unread 02-19-2009, 01:50 PM   #140
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thought i'd throw up some more pictures for those of you coming here from the "March ROTM Voting" thread! most of these are already in this thread or the "Lifted GC's" thread somewhere...

















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Unread 02-19-2009, 01:51 PM   #142
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LOL, get a job. You're cheating
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Unread 02-22-2009, 09:45 PM   #143
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installed a new steering stabilizer this weekend. i moved it up high like the kit that Kevins sells.

i just used the hardware from my original ss, the new hardware, and the 2 end-clamps from my original tie-rod (i replaced the tie-rod with a JKS one a while back).

so for anyone else that has a stock tie-rod laying around, re-cycle those end-clamps and make either a dual stabilizer or at least move yours up out of the rocks.

this is basicly how it assembles:


and here is how it looks on the jeep:
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Unread 02-22-2009, 09:48 PM   #144
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also finally purchased the greasable rear bushings for my addco bar (Part #9.5161G, summitracing.com $16), and got those installed this weekend. yay! no more squeeky!

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Unread 02-22-2009, 09:49 PM   #145
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Good work and idea. Didn't smash your ss before?
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Unread 02-23-2009, 12:33 AM   #146
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Good work and idea. Didn't smash your ss before?
that Predator trail a few weeks ago was the first time i smashed one.

it actually drove fine without a SS for a couple weeks, so everything must be dialed in pretty well with alignment and such! if i hit a major size pothole i would get a little bump-steer, but not bad. that's why i decided to just go with a single one and put it up high, instead of running duals.

also, NAPA sells the exact same tenneco stabilizer that IRO sells, but my NAPA wanted 45 bucks and IRO only wants 30 i think, so if you are already ordering anything from IRO you might as well get it from them.
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Unread 02-23-2009, 01:54 AM   #147
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Is that the Tennco SS from IRO ?



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well for the knob was an autozone special and i hacked off the old knob and shortened the stalk with a sawzall.

for the sticker, i searched http://images.google.com/ for a nice high-res, good looking Decepticon image. then i took it into photoshop and scaled it to the size i needed, and adjusted the curves till it looked nice. then i printed it out on some old avery mailing label stickers i had laying around (using my regulary ink-jet printer). then i covered the label with clear packing tape so it won't ever smear with sweaty hands or cleaning products. then i carefully used some scissors to cut out the circle shape. then ta-da, stuck it on! i printed a couple extra and put them in the glove box for when the sun fades this one out. sounds like work when you read all that, but it was only like 10 minutes.

the camera didn't do it justice, it looks all white in the photo, but in real life it still has some of the metalic grey look.

thanks Man
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Unread 02-23-2009, 02:00 AM   #148
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i noticed your rear shocks are mounted upside down, or at least different than mine with the stainless steel rod piece on the bottom. Does this help or gain a benefit? or did i just install mine wrong??
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Unread 02-23-2009, 07:43 AM   #149
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wow, i just read this post for the first time... very impressed and i
really like your jeep! nice build
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Unread 02-23-2009, 09:08 AM   #150
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Is that the Tennco SS from IRO ?

thanks Man

yes indeed!

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also, NAPA sells the exact same tenneco stabilizer that IRO sells, but my NAPA wanted 45 bucks and IRO only wants 30 i think, so if you are already ordering anything from IRO you might as well get it from them.

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