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post #166 of 273 Old 01-24-2014, 05:40 AM Thread Starter
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Looks good.
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I've been following most of your build thread but can't remember if you have adjustable rears for the pinion angle. Other than that I think you've got everything.

I'm just a few steps behind you - I've got the UCF ultra high, lopro, BL, and savvy upper rears.


Also - not sure how bad the salt is by you but I use fluidfilm twice a year and you wouldn't believe how much of a replant it is for the salt. I sprayed it on a couple weeks ago and I've been DD'ing my jeep and not one nasty piece of salt grime is stuck anywhere to the undercarriage of my jeep. I love the stuff

I use mobil 75w-140 front and rear
Awesome, well thanks for saying something. You have a build thread going for your Jeep? Feel free to stop by and comment any time. Thanks for answering my question on lube!

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I really dig that rear bumper! I need to look into something like this eventually.
Thanks! Yes you do. But first, for the love of Tom Brady, do that locker switch mod. 5 minutes dude, I am telling you.

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X2 , super clean looking .
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Just admiring that bumper again. A Savvy GTS would look mighty fine under there. I know a guy who'll have one for sale in a month or two...
Ironically Dan-the-Man I was admiring the pictures myself thinking how dumb the gas tank looks now.. Then I thought to myself, self, if I install that 1" body lift I could get a savvy gts and get hella clearance - and the aluminum would match my other aluminum parts. Intriguing eh?

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post #167 of 273 Old 01-24-2014, 08:00 AM
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Sharp bumper man, the gas tank definitely needs to go up now.

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post #168 of 273 Old 01-31-2014, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
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When you have very little going on, one small item can give quite a thrill. Potentially boring for some, but a small update. I am having some buyers remorse, but at least I finally have a tow point in the rear again.







Otherwise no new info. Still waiting on the front bumper. Turns out the brake bender thing didnt have the tooling to do the bends I wanted, so we had to change the design a bit. Still hoping that all gets lasered out yet today but I doubt it.

Probably wait until spring to do something with the tummy, and hopefully have a deal worked out with my new BFF and his Savvy GTS.
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post #169 of 273 Old 01-31-2014, 10:06 AM
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That rear bumper looks slick! What are you having buyers remorse over?
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post #170 of 273 Old 01-31-2014, 12:26 PM
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X2 looks great! That would def be one I'd look at getting, when I want a rear bumper.

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Man that bumper looks slick!

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Buyers remorse ?

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That rear bumper looks slick! What are you having buyers remorse over?
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Buyers remorse ?
Eh, I'm just not thrilled about having $375 wrapped up in it when I could have built a stereotypical box tube bumper for less than $100. Could have used that extra money elsewhere - Defender rear flares, gears, GTS, etc. Nevertheless it does look good, and I'm the only one in the area with one like it..

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X2 looks great! That would def be one I'd look at getting, when I want a rear bumper.
Thanks! You have a lot of stuff sitting around to install, better get to it!

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Man that bumper looks slick!
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I debated posting this cuz its far from awesome, but whatever. Color commentary provided by my buddies 10 year old.

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post #175 of 273 Old 02-22-2014, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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Only temporary, but finally rid of that awful stock bumper. My laser buddy still hasn't whipped up my permanent one, AND turns out he can't do acute angles, so the design will change a smidge.. It's still sans d-ring mounts, capped ends, and tube work.(grill hoop and small winch bar)

I'll snap a few more pictures later today when I can get the jeep out..



Figured out my passenger side antirock arm was loose. I fear one or both of those items is stripped. That my force my hand to purchase the aluminum arms quicker than I would have liked. We'll see.
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post #176 of 273 Old 02-24-2014, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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Other pictures as promised..





Probably can't tell I removed the banks sticker from the steering skid...I hate stickers. I also threw some paint on the skid while I was there.

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Since I have to put the silly 1" body lift in to run a flat belly, I am going to lower the Jeep again. Going to go with the 1" spring lift via H & R.

My rear track bar is the only problem, it is designed for a 4" lift, and will in no way work with 1" lift. Due to the bends of the track bar, I currently cant get my finger in between the top of the track bar and the cross member above it.. Maybe I could flip it end for end though, Ill have to check that out.

Anybody know of a company that makes a double adjustable track bar with heims for a low lift application? Wonder if I could make one?

For the moment I'm planning on running some take off JK shocks - and those may even be a smidge long.
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Since I have to put the silly 1" body lift in to run a flat belly, I am going to lower the Jeep again. Going to go with the 1" spring lift via H & R.

My rear track bar is the only problem, it is designed for a 4" lift, and will in no way work with 1" lift. Due to the bends of the track bar, I currently cant get my finger in between the top of the track bar and the cross member above it.. Maybe I could flip it end for end though, Ill have to check that out.

Anybody know of a company that makes a double adjustable track bar with heims for a low lift application? Wonder if I could make one?

For the moment I'm planning on running some take off JK shocks - and those may even be a smidge long.
I'd recommend no less than 2" springs.

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I'd recommend no less than 2" springs.
Why is that?
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Why is that?
I ran 2" of lift on 35' on my first trip out before adding another 1" BL because I was rubbing so badly in the back. You'll probably need a lot of bump in back if you drop to 1" springs...which if you don't mind isn't a bad thing just that up travel is hard to come by. Even more so if you want to keep your rear flares on.

In the front 1" springs should be fine.

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