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Unread 07-10-2015, 09:36 PM   #1
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OutlawDaves WJ - 4" Rough Country Long Arm Build

Updated Build details

Ordered from Kolak:
Clayton Offroad 4.5" springs set
Bilstein 5100 series shocks
JKS HD front adjustable trackbar
Addco 1" rear antisway bar
Energy greaseable bar mount bushings
Crown Automotive rear spring isolator set
Crown Automotive front upper control arm bushing set

Ordered from a buddy in my local jeep club:
Rough country WJ Long Arm Upgrade

Summit Racing:
Cragar 15x10 "D" Window, 4" Back spacing - CRR-3425150 Ordered center caps and new lugnuts as well

Rock Auto
MOOG Tie-Rod ends
ES3472, ES3473, ES3474, ES3475,

Discount tire:
Wrangler MT/R Kevlar - 33x12.5x15

Saving a few links here for later:
DIY Alignment
Centering Steering Wheel
ChrisHagar's HIR Headlight Upgrade
HID Headlight upgrade

Maintenance dates:
MAP Sensor - 6/15/15
All tie rods - 8/15/15
Passenger side upper / lower ball joints - 10/20/15






More to follow and will take lots of pictures to detail the build

Here is the before picture - 2" Fat Bobs spring and shock lift courtesy of the previous owner - Grabber 255/70/16

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Unread 07-11-2015, 12:50 AM   #2
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Looking forward to this build
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Unread 07-13-2015, 09:14 AM   #3
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I'll have to keep my eye on this thread, as that was the setup I was originally going to go with. Good luck!
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It is what Jeeples has stated.
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Unread 07-14-2015, 10:08 AM   #4
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Minus the addco bar and plus some OME spacers I'm running that same setup. Wish I'd started there rather than ending up there through trial and error. I think I'll be satisfied for a while though, with the suspension at least...
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Unread 07-23-2015, 05:15 PM   #5
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Been a very busy past few weeks and just when I wanted to get started and order the remainder of the lift, my home AC decides to need some attention. Being in Houston and 99-100 th epast few days it took priority and pushed some things back a bit.

But I did manage to install some goodies that are starting to show up.

If you've lifted even with a budget boost, do yourself some justice and install the Addco swaybar and greasable Energy Bushings from Kolak ... its a night and day difference. Here is some Parts Porn to show the comparisons ....
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Unread 07-28-2015, 07:01 PM   #6
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Got more parts in today .....

Ordered my rims from Summit, the rest of the tie rods and the RC Long Arms from my buddy today (Wifes gonna kill me ...)

Think Ive settled on the Wrangler MT/R Kevlar's
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Unread 07-28-2015, 07:03 PM   #7
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The JKS HD Trackbar is one beefy piece of steel ... very impressive
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Unread 07-30-2015, 01:02 PM   #8
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Subbed as well. I have been planning on going the same route
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Unread 08-06-2015, 08:41 PM   #9
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Got home today and my buddy calls me up and says there are a bunch of heavy as hell boxes on his front porch with my name all over them.

Parts pics !!!

I have looked at several posts so I tried to give various angles to show weld quality (Very good btw) and shear size in comparison to a known object.

These things are massive, much bigger than I was expecting

And the elusive joint assembly tool that has been missing in several other kits Ive read about.

Cant wait to get started, but its been 104 the past few days so this is going to be a slow process
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Unread 08-06-2015, 08:47 PM   #10
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While Im waiting for the weather to cooperate, if anyone wants any closer pics of parts, let me know. I want to document as much as I can for future builders.

Consider this a comprehesive eval of the RC Kit
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Unread 08-06-2015, 09:52 PM   #11
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I love all those parts pics because that's exactly what's under my rig, and I tell you I couldn't be happier. I went a different route with springs/shocks - 4.5" Rusty's springs and their 4-6" lift shocks (I wish I'd gone with Bilsteins). I also got the JKS trackbar, so your build is going to be very similar to mine. I did not get the beefier rear sway and to be honest, I'm not sure I get it? Sway bars limit wheel travel - why would I want a bigger one in the back where I can't disco it?

I've had zero issues with drive line vibration or anything other than loud road noise from my mud tires.

I'm very much looking forward to watching your build.
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Unread 08-06-2015, 10:15 PM   #12
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Here is some current pics as she sits before the lift
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Unread 08-06-2015, 10:23 PM   #13
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Honestly SteelJay watching your build is what swung me this direction.

Kolak gave me a great deal on the Claytons springs so thats the reason I went that route
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Unread 08-06-2015, 11:08 PM   #14
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Honestly SteelJay watching your build is what swung me this direction.

Kolak gave me a great deal on the Claytons springs so thats the reason I went that route
Cool, thanks for the acknowledgment!

As for springs, you probably got the better option. I don't know if Clayton products are as good as everyone says, but they certainly do get the love, whereas I've only seen a handful of threads even mention Rusty's products. Part of me thinks there's got to be something to that.
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Unread 08-12-2015, 11:12 AM   #15
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Good luck with the build! Your going to have a blast with it when your done!
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