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Unread 01-26-2013, 12:42 AM   #16
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Starting point.... Gotta love the $20 AutoZone driving lights

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Unread 01-26-2013, 12:47 AM   #17
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First thing we tackled was the 1" Rokmens body lift and the 1" JKS motor mount lift. Both are made very well with great instructions and went in without a hitch
I was kind of fearing the motor mount lift because I've read nightmare stories on how tough they are but besides getting a pound of mud that I had put onto the bottom of Brutus it was a really easy install!
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Unread 01-26-2013, 01:01 AM   #18
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Next up was the Currie HD forged steering. Amazing the difference between the Currie and stock pieces! Curries were twice the size and four times the weight!
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Unread 01-26-2013, 01:05 AM   #19
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Then Currie Trac Bar and alignment... I have to say we nailed it first time on the alignment too
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Unread 01-26-2013, 01:10 AM   #20
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Time for a break.... Disregard everything but the Coronas The pile of tools only make sense if you there
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Unread 01-26-2013, 01:21 AM   #21
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Next up was the Currie Anti-Rock... I have to say, believe it or not, this was the hardest part to install! The bushings and the sway bar are such a tight fit its incredible... And installing one for the first time your not wanting to pound on things but thats what it takes! The bushings are a tight fit into the front tube so just wack the heck out of them and they will seat. The sway bar itself is a mother to get in... So grease it well and have a BIG dead hammer It goes in but good grief! That sucker is a tight fit
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Unread 01-26-2013, 01:26 AM   #22
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Steering and sway bar done!
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Unread 01-26-2013, 01:33 AM   #23
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Last thing for the day and the easiest was the Rokmen Mercenary bumper and COMEUP winch..... Again, I have to say, both are very high quality products that install very easy. Somebody has done their homework here
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Unread 01-26-2013, 01:50 AM   #24
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I know it was a lot of posts right there but I installed a body lift, motor mount lift, steering, trac bar, sway bar, bumper, and winch in an afternoon Not too shabby if I say so myself, though my body hurts like you know what now
The finished product!
And Brutus drives sooo much better! Tighter steering, more responsive, a little more sway though not bad but because of the lighter sway bar I feel the road less! All in all, what a great combo and hats off to each manufacturers for such good products!
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Unread 01-26-2013, 07:03 AM   #25
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Certainly not a bad days work! Coming along nicely.
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Unread 02-01-2013, 07:24 PM   #26
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So after installing the front bumper and winch the back just looked sad, especially with that little ol 30" spare
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Unread 02-01-2013, 07:37 PM   #27
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I would have liked to have kept the rear bumper a little lighter
But needing a bumper that had a hitch receiver and the ability to carry my spare and extra fuel and water during extended hunting and expedition trips was a must. I also have need for the use of the rear cargo area and can't keep a spare there so the trade off of a little extra weight for the added utility of this bumper is exactly what I needed
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Unread 02-01-2013, 07:43 PM   #28
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I went to my brother house to install my new RockHard bumper
First thing after pulling th old bumper was cleaning the frame and crossmember and a little RustOleum Semi-gloss black...
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Unread 02-01-2013, 07:48 PM   #29
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There was drilling to get this on but drilling holes in your perfectly fine LJ is fun
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Unread 02-01-2013, 07:52 PM   #30
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All bolted up with frame tie-ins
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