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Unread 10-19-2009, 12:40 AM   #76
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Unread 11-20-2009, 11:18 AM   #77
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This is a very nice setu you have going here. Lots of pics and ideas .... thanks!

Just curious though ... what made you got w/ the Crager 15x8's? I'm looking at the Soft 8's as well, but in 15x7 in 4" BS. Do you think I'd have the same fit/ grind issue that you had?

Lastly, thanks for the side pic of your Jeep after painting the cladding. I'm going for the exact same look, and I like the ARB. Thanks for the inspiration.
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Unread 11-25-2009, 12:21 AM   #78
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nice build mate...great job....

i have a few questions for you, when you had your front critical long arm connected with your stock front drive shaft was it fine???

i have a 2001 jeep grand cherokee with a IRO 4 inch lift, jks quick discos, adjustable track bar, 1 inch drop t-case...... i am wanting to put in the front critical long arm or even the high clearance long arm, but dont want to change anything else... what do u say???
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Unread 11-29-2009, 10:19 AM   #79
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finally added some in bumper lights and removed the ones under the bumper that were all cracked from rocks



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Unread 11-29-2009, 10:21 AM   #80
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How did it run you to get that ARB installed? I have one for my 30, just curious to see how much my wallet is going to shrink. You can pm if you don't want to post it in here.
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Unread 11-29-2009, 10:38 AM   #81
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I've been thinking about doing the same thing with some lights in my ARB. The marker lights in my ARB are not wired in, so I'm looking at filling the hole and adding some round lights ~ 4" wide. What did you use to cut the hole, just a hole saw?
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Unread 11-29-2009, 12:46 PM   #82
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How did it run you to get that ARB installed? I have one for my 30, just curious to see how much my wallet is going to shrink. You can pm if you don't want to post it in here.
The front ARB was $250 plus parts I think, figure $100 for master kit, and then gears if you are regearing.

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I've been thinking about doing the same thing with some lights in my ARB. The marker lights in my ARB are not wired in, so I'm looking at filling the hole and adding some round lights ~ 4" wide. What did you use to cut the hole, just a hole saw?
I just used a bi-metal hole saw from home depot. real slow but effective.
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Unread 11-29-2009, 12:49 PM   #83
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This is a very nice setu you have going here. Lots of pics and ideas .... thanks!

Just curious though ... what made you got w/ the Crager 15x8's? I'm looking at the Soft 8's as well, but in 15x7 in 4" BS. Do you think I'd have the same fit/ grind issue that you had?

Lastly, thanks for the side pic of your Jeep after painting the cladding. I'm going for the exact same look, and I like the ARB. Thanks for the inspiration.
thanks. I went with 15x8 so I could got to bigger tires in the future. no clue on the 15x7s but I doubt you would have any clearance issues

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nice build mate...great job....

i have a few questions for you, when you had your front critical long arm connected with your stock front drive shaft was it fine???

i have a 2001 jeep grand cherokee with a IRO 4 inch lift, jks quick discos, adjustable track bar, 1 inch drop t-case...... i am wanting to put in the front critical long arm or even the high clearance long arm, but dont want to change anything else... what do u say???
Yeah get the long arms and ditch TC drop they are worthless. Should be able to take care of any pinion angle issues with the long arms once they are on.
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2006 Red Liberty
Wife's ride, pretty stock
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Unread 11-29-2009, 04:23 PM   #84
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The front ARB was $250 plus parts I think, figure $100 for master kit, and then gears if you are regearing.
Kind of figured it would be around that. Looks like that will have to wait. Rig looks great!
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Unread 11-29-2009, 05:10 PM   #85
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Hey what did the ARB bumper run you if you don't mind me asking?
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Unread 11-29-2009, 07:57 PM   #86
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Hey what did the ARB bumper run you if you don't mind me asking?
i think around $900 through 4 wheel parts, by picking it up at the store I got shipping for free.
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A few goodies
http://s257.photobucket.com/albums/h...umb55839/jeep/

2001 Kawasaki 1200 ZRX
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http://www.zrxoa.org/

2006 Red Liberty
Wife's ride, pretty stock
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http://www.cnc4x4.org/

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Unread 12-08-2009, 02:29 AM   #87
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Just finished reading the thread. Very nice. Have a question for you. I noticed in a prior photo that shows the new long arm lower that you put in. They lift kits I have looked at talk about cutting off the old mounting bracket. Did you ever do that or leave it there? If still there, have you noticed and bumping of the new lower on the bracket? Also Rock Kralwer, the company Im buying my short arm kit from, is stating that I need to use a 4" backspace on the new rims. Do you think 4.5" would be ok? Having trouble finding 4" ones that look good.
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Unread 12-08-2009, 02:31 AM   #88
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Ever figure out what was causing the "death wobble"?
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Unread 12-09-2009, 10:49 AM   #89
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Just finished reading the thread. Very nice. Have a question for you. I noticed in a prior photo that shows the new long arm lower that you put in. They lift kits I have looked at talk about cutting off the old mounting bracket. Did you ever do that or leave it there? If still there, have you noticed and bumping of the new lower on the bracket? Also Rock Kralwer, the company Im buying my short arm kit from, is stating that I need to use a 4" backspace on the new rims. Do you think 4.5" would be ok? Having trouble finding 4" ones that look good.
I am running the standard IRO arms which are bent and you do not have to remove the old CA mounts. The straight high clearance IRO LAs have tohave the mounts cut off.

Summit has Cragar soft 8s and another brand of d window rims that have 4" of BS in a 5x5 pattern. The d's may actually be 3.75". If you are going to steel 15inch rims, then you need at least 4" of BS, or the 3.75" would work as well. In terms of BS, 3.75 is more than 4" if that is not confusing.

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Ever figure out what was causing the "death wobble"?
it was a bunch of small things, JKS trackbar would not stay tight at the jam nut, trackbar bolt holes at the axle and frame were ovalled out. Bad control arm bushing, and old stabilizer.
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A few goodies
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2001 Kawasaki 1200 ZRX
A few Speed parts, fun to ride
http://www.zrxoa.org/

2006 Red Liberty
Wife's ride, pretty stock
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Unread 12-12-2009, 02:14 AM   #90
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finally added some in bumper lights and removed the ones under the bumper that were all cracked from rocks



I like the headlights. Where did you pick them up? I'm in the process of purchasing items for my WJ and the headlights on my '04 are really worn on the outside.
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