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post #76 of 320 Old 07-02-2012, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
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Got a small project done today. Drove over to 4 Wheel Parts and picked up my oversized spare tire bracket. Install was a breeze but now I'm wondering if I even need it...



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All the pieces laid out. Kit came with the tire extension bracket and 2 small brackets to raise the third brake light up so it clears the tread of the 33" spare.



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Tire bracket mounted with loctite and provided hardware.



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Installing the third brake light raising brackets.



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Third brake light officially raised.



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Tire mounted.



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Here's where you can see that I may not need to use the tire bracket. The main interference I had before was with the third brake light. With that now raised... I wonder if the tire will fit at the stock location... That is a question I will answer later this week. One thing I am worried about is the tire rattling around back there. The rubber tire bumpers that are mounted on the tailgate no longer make contact with the tire to keep it from moving around. I think I saw a Daystar product that extends these bumpers... I'll check in to that tonight.



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post #77 of 320 Old 07-03-2012, 12:07 PM
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I'd also be worried about added stress to the tailgate as well.

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If you can get the tire snugged back up to the body you would be better off.

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post #79 of 320 Old 07-03-2012, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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I'd also be worried about added stress to the tailgate as well.
Yeah that worries me as well. This is only a short term fix until I get a rear bumper/tire carrier combo. Those things are so expensive. Other things are taking priority right now.... Like....

Savvy Aluminum CA's!!!!!


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Just got these in today. Will be installing them on Thursday.

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If you can get the tire snugged back up to the body you would be better off.
Thanks. I'll try and snug it up tomorrow. I'll post some pics if it works. If all i need out of the kit is the Third Brake light brackets may try to make some brackets and return the kit to 4 Wheel Parts.

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post #81 of 320 Old 07-04-2012, 06:15 AM
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Yeah that worries me as well. This is only a short term fix until I get a rear bumper/tire carrier combo. Those things are so expensive. Other things are taking priority right now.... Like....

Savvy Aluminum CA's!!!!!


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Just got these in today. Will be installing them on Thursday.
You're gonna love those! They make pinion adjustments soooooo easy!

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Just got these in today. Will be installing them on Thursday.
Don't ditch your stock axle side bolts. I for the life of me (even drilling them out to 9/16ths or whatever it is) could not get the Currie bolts through, and ended up shredding the threads trying to ratchet them through. Ended up just installing the arms with OEM bolts. Just in case you run across the same situation, you wouldn't be the first one.


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Don't ditch your stock axle side bolts. I for the life of me (even drilling them out to 9/16ths or whatever it is) could not get the Currie bolts through, and ended up shredding the threads trying to ratchet them through. Ended up just installing the arms with OEM bolts. Just in case you run across the same situation, you wouldn't be the first one.
They do make slightly larger drill bits... just saying

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Don't ditch your stock axle side bolts. I for the life of me (even drilling them out to 9/16ths or whatever it is) could not get the Currie bolts through, and ended up shredding the threads trying to ratchet them through. Ended up just installing the arms with OEM bolts. Just in case you run across the same situation, you wouldn't be the first one.
Thanks for the tip! They actually didn't even come with axle side bolts. Figured that was a hint to re-use the oem hardware.

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You're gonna love those! They make pinion adjustments soooooo easy!
Yeah looking forward to having all adjustables. Need to decide which ones to buy next... Front lowers or rear uppers.

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Got the front upper Savvy CAs installed today! Only took a couple pics.


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This isn't where I left the pinion angle. Brought it down a bit from there. Only problem I ran in to was when I dropped the grade 8 washers down a hole in the frame rail... Twice. Had to make a hook out of coat hanger to fish it out. Ha.


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I tightened the sh#% out of the jam nuts... Hopefully they stay put. The passenger side JJ end (frame side) is the only one that is really difficult to get to. That's the main one I'm worried about. Don't know if I'm just imagining it but I can feel a difference in the ride with just one set of OEM rubber bushings replaced with JJ's. I think I'll get the front lowers next.

Also, I installed the last piece of my alarm system. Door jam contact on the passenger door side. Now I have power locks on both doors and the tailgate with no wires in the jams. Woo hoo!

Lastly, I went back through and re-torqued the JKS BL Bolts. The aren't kidding when they tell you to check those after 50 miles!!! They had all loosened up to less than 20 ft/lbs tightened those back up and checked the torques on the MML. Good to go.

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If you can get the tire snugged back up to the body you would be better off.
I tried today to fit the spare with just the third brake light brackets installed. Wouldn't fit at the stock location. Guess I'll be ordering the Daystar bumper extension kit.

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Ordered my second set of Savvy CAs. Went with a set of lowers this time. I'm going to throw them on the front. Next will be the rear uppers.

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They do make slightly larger drill bits... just saying
Thanks for the heads up At the time I didn't have my drill set with me (it was 5 degrees out and I was working in my girlfriend's dad's garage a few town's over). A quick trip to the hardware store to get the drill bit Currie says to use, and it proved useless.

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Thanks for the tip! They actually didn't even come with axle side bolts. Figured that was a hint to re-use the oem hardware.
Even better. They look great! Makes me wish I had gotten the double adjustable. Pinion angle setting sucks!


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My Savvy Lower CAs will be here on Friday.

Here is my to do list for the next couple weeks;

Install lowers
Replace Tranny mount
New fluid in the tranny
Front end alignment
Paint rear flares

This stuff would be soooo much easier if I had a garage. I'm having to work at a friends place.

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