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post #16 of 162 Old 02-27-2013, 11:02 PM
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I agree 100% but for the price I got them I couldnt turn it down. Until I get some money for my 4 link this summer I don't see why not considering mine are stock right now
If its temporary... go for it.


Maintain, wheel, upgrade, repeat.

My build: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/thor-dd-weekend-warrior-1348534/
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post #17 of 162 Old 02-28-2013, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
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Exactly what I was thinking
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post #18 of 162 Old 03-03-2013, 07:00 AM Thread Starter
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The more I think about it I believe I got the VSS and Vats confused. Vats is the security feature I had removed from the computer
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post #19 of 162 Old 03-04-2013, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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Got a few things done. Started on the new transmission mount, base plate is cut a drilled and the bushings are welded on. I got 3/4 tabs cut out, the fourth ill do at work tomorrow. After that I have to cut some steel to connect the bottom of the tabs and it should be ready to go.


I also threw on some 1.5" wheel spacers.
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post #20 of 162 Old 03-05-2013, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
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Got the other tab cut out at work and started putting it all together. All thats left is to cut out some plates to mount it to the skid.
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post #21 of 162 Old 03-10-2013, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
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Got the tranny mount in this weekend. I was able to run the stock skid plate tight up against there with no vibes and 3" springs. Also picked up some stock coils and got them in the rear along with all 4 adjustable control arms. The rear axle ended up moving back about an inch.
Only picture of the night, 33" tire, stock springs, 1" body lift
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post #22 of 162 Old 03-13-2013, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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Got a package in the mail yesterday:
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post #23 of 162 Old 03-14-2013, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
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Got everything primered


After a welded and grindeed down the tube, I took some spot putty to full in a few spots then used filler primer and 400 grit sand paper to get rid of the imperfections. I think im still going to do at least 1 more coat of primer
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post #24 of 162 Old 03-15-2013, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
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Both front fenders and all 4 3" rustys offroad springs for sale. 100 for the springs and 125 a piece for the fenders
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post #25 of 162 Old 03-17-2013, 07:34 AM Thread Starter
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Fenders are really coming along. Did a ton of work yesterday and man are these things great. The only thing im not quite sure about is the battery tray sits in there real crooked:


Mocked up and first cut to the hood, used 36 TPI blade and a jigsaw. Cut like butter.


Everything on and some nice pictures outside!



Picture with my brothers jeep, 97 TJ BOHICA


Still got a few fitment issues with the hood and other things that will get addressed next weekend
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post #26 of 162 Old 03-18-2013, 07:58 AM Thread Starter
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In that last picture my jeep is at 1" of lift on 33's, and my brothers is 4" lift on 33s
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post #27 of 162 Old 03-23-2013, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
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Got the final trimming of the hood done, hood pins are on, and the rear fender flares are gone. Just about time to bring her back out from storage!

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post #28 of 162 Old 03-31-2013, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
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I did some research this week about what fluid to use in my tranny, finally decided on some royal purple syncromax, but unfortunately I couldn't find it anywhere local. With a little more research I decided to try some 10w-30. Went with valvoline premium and this thing shifts like a dream compared to what it was.
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post #29 of 162 Old 04-01-2013, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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Rough country 1.5" wheels spacers, basically brand new. $100 for anyone interested, also I have a pair if 1" coil spacers, $25
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post #30 of 162 Old 04-15-2013, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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Spent a little time doing some shock work. I kept my 3" lift shocks on when I put the stock springs so I only had about 2" of up travel. After looking at it for a while I decided I could take the bottom isolator out and gain close to an 1.5" took it out and moved it to the top so there was still enough thread to tighten it down snug.
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