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Slappyman 10-16-2009 10:36 PM

Slappy's Build thread.
 
Finally ready to start lifting my '98 GC 5.9 Ltd.
Got a 7" critical path long arm kit from Iron Rock Offroad. Im not super mechanical, and have ZERO experience with lift kits. My buddy Lee has installed several lift kits, on several types of vehicles. This is his first Jeep however. So far we have had a bit of confusion with how a few things go together...IRO's kit doesnt come with super detailed instructions...a few pictures would have been nice :D But I think we are getting it together.

Had to make a run to Canadian Tire tonight for a few extras...such as taller jack stands :D I always spend too much money when I go there ;)


Lets start with boxes of "things"

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...l/IMG_0085.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...l/IMG_0086.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...l/IMG_0087.jpg


Gratuitous "Before" pictures!

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...l/IMG_0088.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...l/IMG_0090.jpg

AgitatedPancake 10-16-2009 10:38 PM

IRO longarms? Can't quite tell for sure

Slappyman 10-16-2009 10:40 PM

Looking at instructions and getting ready to prep parts.

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...l/IMG_0092.jpg


My buddy Lee installing bushings.

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...l/IMG_0102.jpg


My son beside my Jeep.

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...l/IMG_0099.jpg


2.5" from the axcle housing to the bump stops.

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...l/IMG_0104.jpg


Lee working at removing "old stuff"

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...l/IMG_0105.jpg

sandman 10-16-2009 10:58 PM

your friend has a nice shop/garage set up

Slappyman 10-16-2009 11:00 PM

Oh yes...there arent many tools he doesnt already have :D

I like friends like that! BTW, he has a '93ZJ with a 4.5" BDS lift and 31's.

Slappyman 10-17-2009 10:03 PM

Old cross member and the new.

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...l/IMG_0106.jpg


Old front driveshaft.

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...l/IMG_0107.jpg


Transfer case is supported, ready to install the new cross member.

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...l/IMG_0108.jpg

Slappyman 10-17-2009 10:05 PM

Bolting in the new cross member

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...l/IMG_0110.jpg


Lee wanted to add an extra piece of flat steel above the unibody to help strengthen the bolt surface.

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...l/IMG_0112.jpg


Needin' a short break!

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...l/IMG_0115.jpg


New springs installed.

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...l/IMG_0116.jpg


Installing the trackbar.

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...l/IMG_0118.jpg

Slappyman 10-17-2009 10:09 PM

Y link bar.

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...l/IMG_0119.jpg


Most of the front end is installed. Just adjustment, and shocks to be installed.

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...l/IMG_0121.jpg

Lee foolin around!

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...IMG_0129-1.jpg

Getting the rear end all together.

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...l/IMG_0127.jpg


Pretty much done...just got bolts to tighten, then adjustment, and need dropped pitman.

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...l/IMG_0130.jpg


My Jeep and Lee's Jeep side by side. He has a BDS 4.5" lift, and 31" tires.

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...l/IMG_0132.jpg

indredsnake99 10-17-2009 11:26 PM

now what you need is to get a nice set of tires and wheels and go flex that thing out but only after flexing out on your stockers

Slappyman 10-17-2009 11:30 PM

Soon as my tires are in! They are on the way, and should be in Monday I hope.

indredsnake99 10-17-2009 11:44 PM

what size tires did you order

sandman 10-17-2009 11:44 PM

what are your tire/wheel plans?

Slappyman 10-17-2009 11:56 PM

Tires are Mickey Thompson BAJA MTZ LT305/70/R16, and the rims are Eagle Alloy Series 185's

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2..._185_Black.jpg

Tiggerrrrr 10-18-2009 12:23 AM

Nice! :thumbsup: Can't wait to see those wheels on.

Slappyman 10-18-2009 12:26 AM

That makes 2 of us Tiggerrrr!!!!!!!


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