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Unread 06-05-2012, 04:02 PM   #211
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Got the corners painted today



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Unread 06-05-2012, 04:29 PM   #212
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lookin real good, Im glad you painted em to match the body
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Unread 06-05-2012, 04:38 PM   #213
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lookin real good, Im glad you painted em to match the body
Thanks, yeah I don't really like the black fender and corner look. I like the red better
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Unread 06-11-2012, 05:30 PM   #214
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I went to Rausch on Friday and we ran reds and blacks. I had to leave a day early because of an issue at home, but I had a good time while I was there and also took some damage.
On trail 5, the first trail of the day, the weld on my rear shock mount failed and so it was hanging for the rest of the day.


I contacted ECGS about the issue to see if it would be covered under the 5 year warranty and Chase told me he will give me $60 to repair it, so I’m happy that they are standing behind their work especially since you can clearly see that the weld failed.
Another problem I found at the end of the day was that the top end of my rear spring pushed itself into the bumpstop cup and the rubber piece came out and is missing. I fixed that today and reseated the spring correctly. I just need to get another rubber bumper.
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My drivers front LCA has had a bent axle side mount for a while because of the poly bushing putting so much stress on it. I managed to rip that off of the axle so I need a new bracket and to get it welded on.


Also on rock creek I bent my Currie tie rod. I’m going to try to winch it back to shape now that my winch is working again.

I also cracked my drivers side tail light in half so I need to get a new one.

So I drove all the way home like this. It took about 3:45 where it normally takes me 3 hours because of all the damage I was taking it easy in the right lane. It actually drove ok, it would shake some when slowing down but I just had to let off the brake and get back on it and it would go away.

I got my new winch control box In today from Warn. They sent me it free of charge even though the 1 year electrical warranty is up so that was really nice. The winch works again.
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Unread 06-11-2012, 05:30 PM   #215
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Heres the only wheeling pics I got and pics of the corners on:







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Unread 06-11-2012, 05:50 PM   #216
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you drove home with a broken LCA mount? That is just plain silly man
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Unread 06-11-2012, 05:51 PM   #217
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you drove home with a broken LCA mount? That is just plain silly man
I had to. The rest of my group was still wheeling because I had to leave early and the guy in the shop at RC wasn't allowed to weld because of liability issues
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Unread 06-11-2012, 06:03 PM   #218
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Damn Jay you seem to have some bad luck with axle welds! I'd be interested to see videos of the obstacle that caused them to tear.

Also, I'm extraordinarily jealous that your paint color is so easily attainable for color matching armor. I've got to special order mine to match the Chili Pepper Pearl.
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Cleaning this thing up is similar to a slightly abused pornstar throwing on a bunch of makeup to try to hide her eternal scars, but I think she doesn't look too bad
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Unread 06-11-2012, 06:09 PM   #219
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Damn Jay you seem to have some bad luck with axle welds! I'd be interested to see videos of the obstacle that caused them to tear.

Also, I'm extraordinarily jealous that your paint color is so easily attainable for color matching armor. I've got to special order mine to match the Chili Pepper Pearl.
Yeah it was a rough trip on the axle brackets. The shock mount wasn't on anything hard at all, just a rocky black trail. I think I just came down on it on a rock. I'm not exactly sure when the CA mount happened, maybe rock creek which there is a ton of pics of on the forums and google.

I just use those dupli-color color match spray cans. it's not perfect since my paint is faded but its close enough since they'll get beat up anyways.
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Unread 06-12-2012, 12:34 PM   #220
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Would this bracket work for a LCA on my hp30?
http://www.polyperformance.com/shop/...ube-p-372.html
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Unread 06-12-2012, 12:57 PM   #221
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Yea and no. You will have to modify the lower shock mounts as well as adjust the arm itself. It is meant for higher clearance. Currie makes regular ones as well as Clayton
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Unread 06-12-2012, 05:49 PM   #222
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Yea and no. You will have to modify the lower shock mounts as well as adjust the arm itself. It is meant for higher clearance. Currie makes regular ones as well as Clayton
I think I'm going to go with a ballistic bracket because it's made for the 2.5" tube
http://www.ballisticfabrication.com/...ts_p_1397.html
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Unread 06-12-2012, 05:54 PM   #223
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You want 3.0 of IIRC, and that is about the same as polys. Get a stock bracket, my friend got his from amazon, the fit, degree, and mount was a beefed up stock mount 1/4 inch
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Unread 06-12-2012, 06:04 PM   #224
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You want 3.0 of IIRC, and that is about the same as polys. Get a stock bracket, my friend got his from amazon, the fit, degree, and mount was a beefed up stock mount 1/4 inch
Stock tubes are 2.5". I'll look for a stock one, but I figured the ballistic one I linked would be able to be welded on in stock location.
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Unread 06-12-2012, 06:10 PM   #225
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You could, but that mount isnt designed to be. Like this http://www.4wd.com/Fabrication-Tools..._pn=CURCE-7111

or this one more expensive

http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CNEBEPMCMAM

The ones you posted are something i would use in the rear for a high clearance 4 link which many people on here have done.
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