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Unread 09-06-2011, 08:20 PM   #196
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They look like they are about 2 inches. I will be adding more to them though. The shocks I ordered will allow an inch and a half more uptravel, which should clear everything on the body.

Do you still have those same bumpstops in, any pics?
No I took them out since I got the 33s on. The 6" was perfect though with no trimming. I have pics from a while ago, ill need to dig them up

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Unread 09-06-2011, 09:54 PM   #197
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looks great, im sure it will be even better with shocks. what kind were the shocks you are currently running? im assuming they probably came with the kit or something? and more importantly, what kind of shocks are you going to go with?
They were the RK shocks. I think they were manufactured by Monroe. With the age of my kit, they couldn't remember. They were an oil shock, and rode VERY nice on the road. My favorite feature: They had built in rubber bump stops to keep the shock from destroying itself. It didn't allow the shocks to bottom out.

I went with Pro-Comp 9000's, I'll see how they do for now with my new measurements. It was only $130 for all four, I may go with MX6 adjustables next time around, and once I know I have the lengths dialed in. I was looking at the Bilsteins, but the MX6's were only a few bucks more. 4WP always does the buy 3 get one free deal with shocks.

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No I took them out since I got the 33s on. The 6" was perfect though with no trimming. I have pics from a while ago, ill need to dig them up
Cool, thanks though. I will post pics when I eventually fab something up.
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Unread 09-06-2011, 10:02 PM   #198
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I would wholeheartedly recommend the Bilsteins. My springs are a bit stiff on road, and the shocks can't do much to counter that, but on rough roads and off-road, the suspension is just made of awesome. I can't believe how much better the handling is from stock. Now that's where it gets fun. I give a lot of credit to the Bilsteins.
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Unread 09-06-2011, 11:36 PM   #199
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That is good to hear. It pushes me even further in the direction of the MX6's for the future. The shocks I have make the WJ ride like a caddy, and I need something with a little more resistance. I will report back on how I like the 9000's.

My rear brake line came in today. The parts guy at the local dealership had a smile when he brought it out. It is quite the long line that they brought in for me. $15 for a pre-bent line, not bad.
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Unread 09-09-2011, 12:57 AM   #200
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I received my HID lights from CrawlerReady today! I will be mounting 4 of them on the roof. I will try to fab up a mount of some type this weekend, I want something more stable that the crossbars, and I don't think the mounting tabs that Surco makes for my rack will place the lights in the right place.

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Unread 09-09-2011, 04:16 AM   #201
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Those lights are gonna look killer on there,wish i could put a roof rack and lights up top but dont wanna give up my garage parking,it would be close but dont think it will fit with my setup,i know the lights for sure wouldnt fit,looking forward to pics. after install
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Unread 09-10-2011, 06:05 PM   #202
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I ordered some tab brackets so that I can attach the lights to the roof rack.

I would like to move the rack back 2 inches though so that the lights aren't above the sunroof at all. However, the tool that I have to loosen the brackets stripped out.

Does anyone have any clue how I can get these things loose, or where to find a quality steel socket that would work? I'm looking for a 15 point inverted torx style socket. Below are pics of the tool and the roof rack bracket that I need to loosen.


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Unread 09-10-2011, 06:24 PM   #203
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Unread 09-10-2011, 09:56 PM   #204
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I wish, but the splines sit inside of the bracket and can't be accessed like that.
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Unread 09-10-2011, 10:00 PM   #205
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kinda looks like a spline drive socket. hard to tell if it'd match up from the pics, id take the broken tool to a harbor freight or northern tool or something like that and take a look at a set and see if it matches up.

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Unread 09-11-2011, 12:53 AM   #206
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Saaawwwweeetttt. I may have to head over to Harbor Freight this week, I didn't even think about that place.
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Unread 09-12-2011, 10:46 AM   #207
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If you can't find the correct socket, I'd just weld a nut to it.
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Unread 09-14-2011, 09:59 PM   #208
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Camping site is reserved for Oct 20-23, I am addicted to Moab. It looks like I will be there for work on Oct 28th also. I might have to drive the jeep down to do some wheeling after work hours.
I will try to make it down there on Thursday night if you want someone to run with. Also, I'm still coming to SLC on the 30th if you want to still wheel.
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Unread 09-15-2011, 12:32 AM   #209
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Sounds great. I replied to your thread about SLC wheeling and the times you will be available...I am hoping that your plans are for the afternoon, but I understand if that doesn't work with your schedule.

My bro and I will arrive in Moab on Oct 20th not long after the noon hour. I will make sure to get your cell from you at AmF Canyon so we can stay in touch about Moab!
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Unread 09-22-2011, 01:04 AM   #210
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Well, I am officially SICK of having brake light, running light, and blinker issues with my tail lights. I ordered a set of LED lights off of Ebay. I love the look of 00JGC00's lights on the white WJ, so I bought the same style....he will be credited with inspiration kudos.
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