So while doing some wheeling recently I noticed that my rear tires were rubbing on the leading edge of the pinch seam. I had already done some trimming and cycled the rear axle to verify no rubbing. I'm not exactly sure what could have happened but I need to tweak the lower control arm this weekend to clear the pinch seam. I have discussed this with a few people and the consciences is that if everything is symmetrical (which it is) just make adjustment and move on. I will keep a close eye on everything. I can not find anything damaged or otherwise that would cause the problem.
I have decided to go ahead with the hydro assist project. I decided to go with West Texas Offroad (Redneck Ram) package. The biggest reason for not using PSC is money. Their kit is more than double the price and I just can't justify it. I need to remove my stock gear box and ship it to them for modification. They quoted me 2-3 day turn around. No big deal to me as the Jeep is an extra vehicle for my wife and I. I do need to order an external cooler as one does not come with the kit and everyone I talk to say they are needed. I will start this project this weekend.
I have also been considering upgrading my lights. I was just going to start off with a set of Truck Lite's to replace stock head lights. I still plan to do this but in the mean time I found a pair of Ridgid Dually D2's with driving beams for a steal of a price. I couldn't pass it up so the headlight replacement will have to wait a while.
After getting under the Jeep and taking a close look around. It has become overwhelmingly apparent that I need to invest in some good underbody armor. I have been researching and like the River Raider kit. I love the belly up plate from Genright but do not wish to relocate my fuel tank. The other option is Nemesis Industries. They are currently only taking pre-orders but may be worth the wait. They have a great reputation for their products. I'll be making soem calls this week and try to make a decision soon. Any other recommendations I should be considering?
Thanks, David M