So first with the good:
- Got the NP242 bolted in
- Got the Nexus 7 tablet installed
- Got the lift components installed
- Got the SYE installed
Now on to the not as good:
Friday night started out like this.
I would rather fight 100 jeep problems in my girlfriend's dad's shop than 1 problem out in the cold. 4000 feet of piping heat his shop floor, and it's my heaven.
Me, two friends, and my girlfriends father installed the lift yesterday, working from 10am to 130 am. Yes, nearly 15 and a half hours, but we did it. The jeep looks fantastic.
We hit plenty of things that slowed us down along the way but they're all pretty much the typical lift problems you'd expect. Stuck leaf bolts, Track bar mount bolts giving a good fight, using 3 jacks to get the leaves to line up. Even the SYE went in well enough. No broken bits, or taps. Then the problems set in....
Bolting the track bar up, I set the end on a small perch while I was getting out from under the car, when I bumped it with my hand. Down came the 20-30 lbs track bar on my head, leaving a good sized lump and gash. no concussion. after bolting up the track bar for the night I went to bed and my friends headed home.
This morning all I thought I had to do was bleed the brakes. Went to bleed the rear passenger, and SNAP! the bleed nipple came clean off. Okay, fine. I replaced both wheel cylinders, and went to go at it again. Drip drip drip drip. There was a leak from the brake proportioning valve block. My friend, when replacing the hard rear brake line cross threaded the fitting into the block and it was visibly at an odd angle. This week will involve a trip to the junkyard to find a new block and hopefully get it installed. Being a DD, I need it on the road stat.
Additionally, here is what the N7 looks like!
Not the cleanest job, and the paint is just a satin black, but it works and I love it. I'll be posing a PDF version of my writeup to the forum soon. It's not that involved and was actually a lot of fun!