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post #31 of 403 Old 07-27-2010, 02:08 PM
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Good review, Justin. I'm 6'3 as well and have the same problem as you with the leg positioning, doesn't help that my back is pretty bad at only 20. I'll look into this more.

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post #32 of 403 Old 07-27-2010, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
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I'm the same way. My back always hurts from other crap, same with my knees, and sitting in that awkward position just sucked. Even from my 5 minute drive around the neighboorhood I could tell it helped a ton. I'll post up more after a few days.

Here's some pics for anyone wondering

One of the spacers. They all look the same.


Difference in height


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post #33 of 403 Old 07-29-2010, 08:46 AM
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Y not do both so it looks even?

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post #34 of 403 Old 07-29-2010, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
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1. It doesn't bother me.
2. There's pics on here of someone who raised the passenger seat, and when they tumbled it forward the headrest hit the windshield and cracked it. No thanks.

It's not super noticable though.

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post #35 of 403 Old 07-29-2010, 11:35 AM
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edit: hijaking build thread.


i love your LJ. I believe the stance is perfect.
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post #36 of 403 Old 08-17-2010, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
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I almost forgot to update this.

Thanks to Gerald at Savvy, my LJ has rocker guards now. He cut me a GREAT deal on their stainless sliders, then upgraded me to chromolly for free. Thanks Gerald!

We (my dad and I) put them on last weekend. Everything went smooth, except one of the nutserts came loose as we were tightening everything down. That will get fixed when I pull them off to paint. The aluminum backing plate will be the same blue as my Jeep, and the chromo slider will be black.


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post #37 of 403 Old 08-17-2010, 02:37 PM
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Those sliders have grown on me quite a bit. Looks good

04 LJ|2.5" OME|RE arms|1" BL|ROKMEN|Savvy|33" MTZ's
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post #38 of 403 Old 08-19-2010, 11:21 AM
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looks great, i'm 6'6 and really looking into the spacers.
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post #39 of 403 Old 08-19-2010, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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looks great, i'm 6'6 and really looking into the spacers.
At 6'6" you might want to look into new seat brackets to move the seat back if you have long legs. I forget who makes them, but you get 4 extra inches of leg room I think. That might be a better route for you.

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post #40 of 403 Old 08-20-2010, 09:18 AM
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i will be looking into that for sure. thanks.
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post #41 of 403 Old 09-04-2010, 10:57 PM
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bout time you got a build goin!! lookin good bud
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post #42 of 403 Old 09-05-2010, 12:42 AM Thread Starter
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Ha thanks Kevin. The girlfriend and I are still going to Big Bear tomorrow. We're going to do some easy stuff on the south side and find a nice spot for lunch. Should be a good day away from the city.

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post #43 of 403 Old 09-16-2010, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
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Well my iPod decided to stop working, which was my only easy way to get online. For now I have to borrow my sister's laptop.

Anyways, I bought 4 KC Daylighters from a forum member here. 2 sealed beam and 2 h3, all long range lights. Last weekend Kevin and I installed them. I picked up a 12 circuit fuse box from West Marine and Kevin got all the needed wiring and relays. Thanks bud! We just hooked up the 2 h3 lights to the windshield for now, and put the switch in the dash next to the OEM toggle switches. Everything came out clean and works great. Thanks again for the help Kevin.

Here's where we put the switch. There's room next to it for one more, I plan on putting driving lights on the bumper and the switch will go right next to this one.



This is the Blue Sea fuse box from West Marine. It's a really clean way to do the wiring. 12 separate fuses, and 12 grounds. We also wired my CB to it, which was just wired directly to the battery before.



And everyone knows what windshield lights look like, but here's a shot of mine.





Over the last couple of days I've also been working on my Savvy sliders. I pulled them off, cleaned up the surface rust that began to cover the chromolly, and primed everything with Rustoleum Self Etching Primer. Today I started painting them with Rustoleum Hammered Black. I'm between coats right now. So far, so good! Eventually (when funds allow and there aren't more important things to spend the money on) the aluminum backing plate for the sliders will be painted to match the Jeep, along with the doors . I'd like to some day have corner armor as well, and have it all painted to match. I like the stealthy stock-ish look.

Tomorrow I'm going to Big Bear for the weekend. There's a summer snowboard contest on Saturday, but the rest of the weekend will be spent wheeling, fishing, and just relaxing. I'm trying to get the sliders done in time!

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post #44 of 403 Old 09-17-2010, 02:42 PM
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Love the LJ build. I have a LJ Rubi and I have decided on the same lift kit. How are it's street manners? Mine is a DD but I want to wheel with it a bit too. Here is my 06 Rubi LJ, I just picked her up 2 weeks ago.


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post #45 of 403 Old 09-17-2010, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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I got the Savvy sliders all finished and bolted back on. It came out pretty good.




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