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Unread 07-06-2012, 07:09 AM   #46
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**** yeah!!! Looks awesome. Even thought he colors aren't perfect I think you will agree with me that it still looks better than painting them all black. Nice work man
What did you think of the install?

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Unread 07-10-2012, 06:52 AM   #47
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**** yeah!!! Looks awesome. Even thought he colors aren't perfect I think you will agree with me that it still looks better than painting them all black. Nice work man
What did you think of the install?
Absolutely agree. I couldn't stand the thought of blacking out such a huge section, especially when it's such a great color

Install was okay. I did most of it by myself so it at points was a PITA to be holding the whole fender up, trying not to scratch the paint, and screwing in the bolts to the firewall all at the same time. Hole drilling was relatively easy, etc. I think the most annoying/time consuming part was the body work. Bondo filler/seam sealer/caulking/sanding/acetoning/priming/painting/painting/painting/lacquering for days/curing.

Not my cup of tea, but worth it in the end! Let's just hope it all holds up.
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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 07-26-2012, 09:52 PM   #48
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Parts ordered!
-ARB compressor and air line to FINALLY hook up my rear locker
-Teraflex super short SYE
-IRO adjustable upper and lower rear arms
-New rear shock shifters since I boogered up my old ones and I'll need them after SYE and pinion change

I am going to let my local driveline guy build my CV shaft. I like the work he has done for me already and his turn around time is usually 1 day
I am still deciding whether or not to order a UCF skid and tuck it. I definitely plan on doing a tummy tuck, but I am not 100% positive what else I will need to get the Ultra High clearance skid. I don't have a body lift and did not really plan on getting one unless absolutely necessary. Does anyone know if just the LoPro trans mount will be enough to tuck it all up? or will i need a BL or clearance the tub to make it work?

I am going to try to get these parts installed for Labor Day because we are planning a trip to Hot Springs, AR!! Gotta bust *** and get it done.
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Unread 07-30-2012, 07:32 PM   #49
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So while looking at the parts included with my ARB compressor, I learned that I am missing some parts that are included with the ARB locker, but not the compressor. Since I bought my axle with the ARB already installed, it looks like I am going to have to order a few more small things to get the compressor run to the locker(solenoid, fittings, etc.)

So, in the mean time I figured out where to mount the compressor and the switches. I didn't like any of the switch options out there for the tj already so I decided to try my hand at an option I haven't seen yet. I chose to build a switch box where the coin tray is. I have no experience with sheet metal, but I think so far it is coming along nicely and will definitely suffice. I didn't take many pictures because I had no idea how it would come out and I didn't want to waste time taking pics if I just junked the thing after lol.

I mocked it up out of cardboard first to see if my vision of what I wanted was possible


Then I cut the template out on the thin sheet metal


And then I bent each side 90 degrees using a technique I found online and put it in the tray



I'm not done yet but I think so far its going to work well.
Parts are also rolling in so hopefully I can get it all done for Labor Day Weekend!!!
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looking good. got some work to do before labor day trip to ORV
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Unread 08-05-2012, 08:12 PM   #51
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Got my ARB compressor and line to the locker all finished up. I am pretty happy with the way my switch panel turned out too. The position is very easy to reach and looks almost stockish. My brother (monsonman) had the idea to use "plasti dip" to coat the switch panel instead of paint. It gave it a rubberized finish that looks good and won't scratch up my dash.
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Looks stock! No issues in 1st or 3rd gear with the shifter hitting the buttons? That would suck on the highway...
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Looks stock! No issues in 1st or 3rd gear with the shifter hitting the buttons? That would suck on the highway...
Nope! Here's a side shot with it in 5th
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Unread 08-13-2012, 09:46 PM   #55
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SOooooo got my SYE finished up tonight. Going see my local driveline guy tomorrow morning for my driveshaft. His price is competetive with TW and others and I like dealing with him so I am giving him the work. Plus, he's going to use what he can off my old driveshaft since the joints are almost new. Should save me a few extra dollar signs I also got my IRO adjustable control arms all in and pinion angle adjusted pretty good after the SYE.


No more TCASE drop!!!

All buttoned up, waiting for a driveshaft


In slightly related news...My brother decided he wanted to get rid of his cj5 crawler and get something he could drive on the street AND offroad. And what better vehicle to do that in than a tj He easily found a guy to trade vehicles and he ended up with not just any tj.....but a CHILI PEPPER RED TJ!!! Oh by the way...my brother and I are twins lol. Now our jeeps are too, kind of
Here it is:

And they meet



Looking forward to our Labor Day weekend trip to Superlift ORV!! I'm thinking about grabbing one more part before the trip...I am sick of disconnecting my swaybar all the time and an antirock has been on my mind for some time now so I may just scoop one up before our trip. We'll see
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If I can make it down to Superlift ORV on labor Day weekend I will be on the look out for y'all to get a look at that switch panel that's a great idea.
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Jeeps lookin good man, I was confused at first when the pics were first loading I was thinkin didnt he have tube fenders and beadlocks???

Thats pretty cool though is your bros already lifted?
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I was thinkin didnt he have tube fenders and beadlocks???
Luciano I was thinking the same thing. Either way, that's pretty cool that two CPP TJs ended up in the same family.

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Bryn, I'm glad the SYE worked out! Hopefully I was able to help even just a small bit. It's funny, I was thinking of you doing that because I actually ended up helping one of the guys in my club do his SYE this weekend as well. Any idea on what the cost is going to be on the shaft?

Just got a thought...

Adams Driveshaft in Vegas - $240 w/ free shipping (what I have, came in a kit with the SYE for $375)
Carolina Driveline in NC - $210 w/ free shipping (what my buddy ordered)
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If I can make it down to Superlift ORV on labor Day weekend I will be on the look out for y'all to get a look at that switch panel that's a great idea.
Absolutely man! let me know if you'll be over there. We are going from Fri 31-Mon 3rd. We have a pretty big crew going so I'm looking forward to an awesome weekend.

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Jeeps lookin good man, I was confused at first when the pics were first loading I was thinkin didnt he have tube fenders and beadlocks???

Thats pretty cool though is your bros already lifted?
Haha I figured it would throw off some people at first. It is lifted...It looks like about a 4" skyjacker, no BL. The PO did some interesting things with the lower control arm mounts though that will probably get addressed after ORV. It looks like he welded on a secondary lowering bracket for all of the lowers. The Tcase lowering kit is homebrewed as well so not sure what's going on there. We are already shopping axles for him lol

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Luciano I was thinking the same thing. Either way, that's pretty cool that two CPP TJs ended up in the same family.

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Bryn, I'm glad the SYE worked out! Hopefully I was able to help even just a small bit. It's funny, I was thinking of you doing that because I actually ended up helping one of the guys in my club do his SYE this weekend as well. Any idea on what the cost is going to be on the shaft?

Just got a thought...

Adams Driveshaft in Vegas - $240 w/ free shipping (what I have, came in a kit with the SYE for $375)
Carolina Driveline in NC - $210 w/ free shipping (what my buddy ordered)
I really appreciate the info you gave me and yes it did help a lot. The lockrings were an absolute pain. I'm a professional pilot and our mechanic has a slew of tools and I was able to grab snapring and lock ring pliers which helped but was still a chore. Everything else was very straight forward(minus teraflex's crappy instructions)

The driveshaft will cost me somewhere between $250-300. I like the prices you posted a lot but I will also have my driveshaft in my hands tomorrow which is worth the extra bucks IMO. Like I said before, my local driveline guy has been awesome to work with in the past for me, my brother, and my cousin(also a tj). I would much rather give him the workfor a few extra bucks

Thanks again for the help, I am looking forward to the benefits of the modification. After reading through MO2500's build and obviously Imped's, I am thinking I want to go with a flat skid eventually, so I'll hold off on the UCF skid for now unless I change my mind.
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After reading through MO2500's build and obviously Imped's, I am thinking I want to go with a flat skid eventually, so I'll hold off on the UCF skid for now unless I change my mind.
Will you be copying MO2500's crossmember design?
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