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post #91 of 475 Old 06-24-2010, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
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I wish I had the set-up to make that, cause I'd make a ton of other cool stuff. I got it from Bullistic Fabrication when I bought some stuff to relocate the rear shocks and straighten the springs buckets.

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post #92 of 475 Old 06-24-2010, 08:28 PM
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Did you contact A2Z about the poor fit of their cage? I know i would, if for nothing else than to hopefully avoid the next poor guy that buys it having the same problems. It looks great now that you got it done though!

'06 LJ Rubicon 33's and stuff...
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post #93 of 475 Old 06-24-2010, 08:29 PM
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Very nice. I like the color of the cage with the red tub.
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post #94 of 475 Old 06-24-2010, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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No I didn't. Everything I read on here said not to get the kit. The instructions have a small statement that the kit takes modification to fit. They use the same kit for YJs and TJs. Zach from A to Z is a great guy, but I don't care for the kit. I think it comes down to you get what you pay for. If I would have spent more I believe I would not have had to do some much to fit it. I was frustrated because I could have bought some DOM, and bender, and a notcher and made mine own for all the work I put into it.

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Did you contact A2Z about the poor fit of their cage? I know i would, if for nothing else than to hopefully avoid the next poor guy that buys it having the same problems. It looks great now that you got it done though!
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I wish I had the set-up to make that, cause I'd make a ton of other cool stuff. I got it from Bullistic Fabrication when I bought some stuff to relocate the rear shocks and straighten the springs buckets.
I wonder if anyone on the forum has a cutter that can do that work for cheap. I would be interested in getting something made for my bumper...

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Thanks. I used rustolum hammered (black). It's covers pretty well, and it's cheap and easy to touch up as needed.

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post #97 of 475 Old 06-26-2010, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
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Everything is back together.

The footman loops in the cargo area weren't in very good spots for my set-up. I drilled the rivets out and removed them. I plugged up all the holes. Any bolt holes I might use down the road got some stainless hardware to plug them up for now.



I got the gas tank skid in also. Didn't realize how much the old skid was rubbing the trackbar.
Touched up the raw metal with some paint. Not going to worry about it much more since I see a four link in the future.



Savvy doesn't seem the send any instructions, and I didn't have time to wait for the password on there site. On my 06 the sending unit plugs in on the very top. The other years I have seen used a small pig tail so you could unplug before lowering the tank.



I forgot to take a before picture.

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post #98 of 475 Old 06-27-2010, 12:16 AM
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great looking build! for all the work that cage was it sure does look good at least!
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post #99 of 475 Old 07-25-2010, 12:25 AM
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Really coming along man. I have got to get around to do U Pol on mine. The PO put down some herculiner that has been peeling,badly, all about the prep!

Torx Bolts, yeah, that was a GREAT idea, Thanks
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We have had fun playing this summer. Time for a few changes.
On the way Currie 4'' progressive springs, 35x12.50 15 Goodyear MT/R with Kevlar. (still need to find rims with 4.5 of backspacing)
In the garage, A set of Currie lower control arms (it's a start), Currie rear bump stops, Savvy Body lift (waiting for the under armor).

My used RE springs are still good, but I have a bad habit of poping out while I'm flexed. I won't have that problem with the curries, and the ride should be great. Getting ready to outboard the rear shocks, and adjust the rear spring perchs. My tires have been looking a little small, and with the little extra from the new springs and the .25 from the different BL it's time for some 35's. Plus they will help with some of the stuff I have been crawling over.

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Finished the bumper awhile ago but wanted to update the pic. I'll move the control box when I make some changes to my airbox (cowl intake) in the near future.



Had a set of RE lower arms sitting around and finally got them on.

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post #101 of 475 Old 08-05-2010, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
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Had a few wheeling trips and some camping trips. Drug the whole family on a wheeling adventure. Found out they are not fans of rock crawling while off camber on the side of a hill. (sorry no pics of that since no one would get out)

No we are not going to the left.










Camping with the family



Gereld sent me the tailgate cover and lower cover. Broke a tail light so I went with some bling lights. Couldn't bring myself to dril hole for flush mount lights.



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post #102 of 475 Old 08-05-2010, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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The three seat set-up has worked just like I wanted. Dogs and the little guy have fun back there.







Wheeling wears him out.





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Looks great, your springs and tires are for sale? What's you plan if you don't mind sharing

'06 LJ Rubicon 33's and stuff...
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Looks great, your springs and tires are for sale? What's you plan if you don't mind sharing
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We have had fun playing this summer. Time for a few changes.
On the way Currie 4'' progressive springs, 35x12.50 15 Goodyear MT/R with Kevlar. (still need to find rims with 4.5 of backspacing)
In the garage, A set of Currie lower control arms (it's a start), Currie rear bump stops, Savvy Body lift (waiting for the under armor).

My used RE springs are still good, but I have a bad habit of poping out while I'm flexed. I won't have that problem with the curries, and the ride should be great. Getting ready to outboard the rear shocks, and adjust the rear spring perchs. My tires have been looking a little small, and with the little extra from the new springs and the .25 from the different BL it's time for some 35's. Plus they will help with some of the stuff I have been crawling over.

Thanks. Moving up to 35's. Also looking at the SA 4 link for the rear with the above.
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post #105 of 475 Old 08-12-2010, 11:33 PM
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Glad to see your single seat in rear is working well. I plan on doing the same before summers end.

Torx Bolts, yeah, that was a GREAT idea, Thanks
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