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Unread 02-01-2013, 08:27 PM   #76
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Poison Spyder Brawler Rockers

As promised, here are a few pictures of the PS sliders installed. Sorry, I totally forgot about pictures during installation. The install is pretty straight forward, good instructions. The most important part of the entire job is drilling for the nutserts. I found a step bit or unibit to be very helpful. It doesn't bite off as much at a time causing the bit to walk. Even a little bit off can cause a ton of frustration. After doing the first two and have minor issues with the bit walking I thought of the step bit. The rest of the install went very smooth.

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Unread 02-02-2013, 04:08 PM   #77
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Man, that green looks great with the black armor!!!!
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Unread 02-02-2013, 08:13 PM   #78
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Man, that green looks great with the black armor!!!!
Thanks Sonic!

Today I installed the four new steel braided brake lines. If I haven't mentioned it before, I absolutely hate working with brake fluid. That stuff is a major PITA...

I also installed the the Evo coil springs. Tomorrow I need to bleed the brakes, install the drive shafts and put the tires back on. I will also install the Poison Spyder front bumper and skid. Unfortunately, I'm still waiting on my shocks. I will at least have the Jeep standing on her own feet for the first time in about 6 weeks. I'll try to finish the Or-Fab tire carrier and install the ARB compressor and plumb the rear locker this weekend.
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Unread 02-04-2013, 08:44 AM   #79
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Well, I hit a snag with the driveshafts. The rear shaft doesn't fit and will need to be modified, it's too long. The front is questionable, it fits but I need to make sure it wil cycle properly as the front axle articulates. The only thing I can think of that is causing the problems is the 5 speed auto transmission. I had a 4" lift on my '07 JKUR and it fit perfect for it. I guess with the 2012/13 Auto equiped transmission it shortens the shaft by a few inches. Lesson learned...I'm going to a local driveshaft shop today to see what they will charge me to cut it down and rebalance. Pending price, I may even have the u-joints replaced to good quaility spicer joints. Tom Woods uses those cheap Chinese u-joints that are prone to failure.

On the bright side I did get the Jeep back on her own feet. I also installed the front bumper. I could not get the lower skid plate on yet. I need to modify the crash bar to allow proper fit. A couple pictures below...
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Unread 02-04-2013, 09:05 AM   #80
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Love that bumper. Looks like you're using a trike as a jack stand.
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Unread 02-06-2013, 01:54 PM   #81
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great work!
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Unread 02-06-2013, 07:27 PM   #82
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This build is awesome!! What part of San Antonio are you in? I hope to see you around sometime, I'm over in Helotes. And once everything is all driveable you should come to one of our local Jeep club meetings!
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Unread 02-07-2013, 10:50 AM   #83
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great work!
Thanks!

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This build is awesome!! What part of San Antonio are you in? I hope to see you around sometime, I'm over in Helotes. And once everything is all driveable you should come to one of our local Jeep club meetings!
Thank you as well. My wife and I lived in Helotes for 2 years after we married. We lived in Sonoma Ranch in Helotes, we absolutely love that area. As our family grew we needed a larger home. We now live off Hwy 151 near Sea World. What Jeep club are you in? Always looking for fellow jeepers to hit the trails with...


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Unread 02-09-2013, 08:38 AM   #84
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Our club is Jeep Nation! Awesome group of people, really relaxed atmosphere, very family friendly. We have our meetings on the first saturday of the month at the old west burgers off of 1604! Look them up on facebook, all you have to do to be in is fill out a form, and thats so they have all of your info!

Hope to see you around!
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Unread 02-11-2013, 08:42 AM   #85
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Wahoo! The Jeep is running again...Finally! I am still planning to have it put on a rack and properly aligned. It drives great with no vibrations whatsoever. I did have to have both driveshafts length modified. Rear shorter, front longer, I also had Spicer U-Joints installed. It's not complete yet, still need to install ARB compressor, plumb rear locker.

On a side note: I too had problems with the poison spyder front skid plate. I know Mike (Mol) doesn't hold PSC with the highest regard for this reason among others. I had been extremely pleased with their products until this one. The holes were off, not as bad as the one Mol had but enough that it took having to drill out all the holes to make the bolts. Frustrating to say the least! I still love the products. I did get the Or-Fab spare tire carrier with rotopax and absolutely love it as well. Enjoy the pictures...I'll post more details on the lift, ride, flex, gear choice, etc after logging some more miles.
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Unread 02-11-2013, 08:46 AM   #86
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Looks great
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Unread 02-11-2013, 05:33 PM   #87
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Looks great. Any plans for the rear bumper? Or will you go bumper less?
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Unread 02-11-2013, 09:20 PM   #88
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I like the tire carrier... It is one of a couple that inspired mine!
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Unread 02-12-2013, 06:11 PM   #89
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Looks great
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Looks great. Any plans for the rear bumper? Or will you go bumper less?
Yes, I will be replacing it but undecided on which...At this point I will probably continue with the Poison Spyder theme. Must save up, the Jeep fund has been depleted for now.

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I like the tire carrier... It is one of a couple that inspired mine!
Thanks! I too really like them a lot but man are they a ***** to install.
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Unread 02-15-2013, 02:39 PM   #90
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Now that I have a few miles driven my initial impressions are as follows:

1. Gear selection of 4.56:1 seems perfect. At 70 MPH (GPS verified) the engine is turning a happy 2550-2600 RPM. In stock configuration I was at 2450-2500 at 70 MPH. Highway drivability is near perfect.

2. Concern over Detroit locker in front axle seems to be a non-issue. I haven't totally ruled out concern and will not until I can make a run in 4 high at moderate speed to be sure the computer doesn't have a problem. But, on the street, no issues at all thus far.

3. 4" Evo plush ride coil springs. These things are awesome! I have never rode in a Jeep with such a smooth, soft comfortable ride. I love them so far, interested to test them on the trails.

4. Currie front Antirock swaybar. I can feel it is not as ridged as stock but not to the point of uncomfortable. Took a little getting used to going into turns but I'm sure this is not just the antilock. Tire pressure, springs, etc all weigh into the equation. Over all I'm quite pleased with the road manners and am thrilled to have it back on the road.

Closing thoughts...Damn does that front bumper look naked without a winch. Fenders were at the top of my wish list. However, I may need to adjust my priorities.

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