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post #1981 of 4125 Old 10-28-2013, 08:40 PM
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I see no tub on that frame yet.

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I see no tub on that frame yet.
Its going on this week ,as soon as the rear shackle mounts are moved . It is much easier to adjust the height with the tub off the frame . I haven't taken the weight of the tub into consideration until just now , so maybe the 1/2" of extra height will be compressed by the tub's weight ?

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post #1983 of 4125 Old 10-28-2013, 08:52 PM
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Its going on this week ,as soon as the rear shackle mounts are moved . It is much easier to adjust the height with the tub off the frame . I haven't taken the weight of the tub into consideration until just now , so maybe the 1/2" of extra height will be compressed by the tub's weight ?
Yes, very much so.
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Yes, very much so.
Maybe the tub will get mounted tomorrow ...

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Your Jeep is so retro. I really dig the look.
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post #1986 of 4125 Old 10-28-2013, 09:07 PM
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I'm sure you've answered all of this before but here goes...

It appears you have the MAC intake? Do you recommend it?

Also, how do you like the bead lock wheels? I'm considering going to some when the 37's get here.

My Thread - http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/another-lj-rubicon-thread-1516486/
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Lot of change over three years .

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Your Jeep is so retro. I really dig the look.
Thanks , I love the old Jeeps just not all the maintenance that comes with them .

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I'm sure you've answered all of this before but here goes...

It appears you have the MAC intake? Do you recommend it?
I bought it to try and help out some of my son's breathing problems and I am happy to report that it does indeed work well as a cabin air filter . I was a bit skeptical buying it , but it works well even if the directions are a bit fuzzy . As an added bonus , my mileage has gone up since I installed it . With all that said , I think a windstar intake would work well if you dont need the cabin air filtered .

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Also, how do you like the bead lock wheels? I'm considering going to some when the 37's get here.
No issues at all with the Champion beadlocks . I check them twice a year and theres usually a couple that are loose , but nothing to bad even with all the miles I put on them .

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post #1988 of 4125 Old 10-29-2013, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
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post #1989 of 4125 Old 10-29-2013, 11:21 AM
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Rig is looking really nice with the 35's, definitely better proportioned.

03' Rubi: 2" BDS, 1.25" BL/MML, Hylined rollin' on 35" MTR's

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post #1990 of 4125 Old 10-29-2013, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
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Rig is looking really nice with the 35's, definitely better proportioned.
Thanks , I was concerned going to 35s because of potential driveability issues but they have proven to be unfounded .


Had to run to the steel shop to grab some tubing for the trailer and an upgraded tire carrier for the 35's . Thought the jeep looked neat in front of the old brick building .

A little chrome shine for Nate

And some more leaves in the background .

Off to the shop to finish up the trailer . All I really need is someone to help lower the tub to the frame , but everyones tied up . I am going to see if I can make a sling and use the engine crane to move it .

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Spring under with one 35 and one 235/75

Spring under with both 35s installed . At this point I was 3" low from sitting even with the LJ .

Torn down and ready for the axle flip . I had the axle built with no crown for this very reason .

Spring over with the 35s left me a 1/2 " to high with the shackles in the shortest position .

The plan is to make new shackle mounts and weld them to the top of the frame . This will allow for longer shackles and a better angle . The other bonus is that it will allow for more height adjustment and this will allow the trailer to be dead level with the LJ . There ya have it the little trailer has grown up to be the Angry trailer on 35s .
Weight of the tub and some gear should level it out?
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Jeep looks good but it needs a trailer behind it.

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Jeep looks good but it needs a trailer behind it.
^^^^ This
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post #1994 of 4125 Old 10-29-2013, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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Weight of the tub and some gear should level it out?
Hopefully so , just in case I moved the shackle mounts which will allow for longer more adjustable shackles .
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Jeep looks good but it needs a trailer behind it.
I am trying , it should be mounted tomorrow afternoon . I was delayed because I dont have any material here to make new shackles out of.

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^^^^ This
The magic 8 ball says tomorrow looks promising .

As I said above I moved the shackle mount to the top of the frame . I went from having 3/4" of clearance between the spring eye and the shackle mount to over 2" . This will allow for final tuning depending on weight by just adding or subtracting some length from the shackles . Mike aka gspup said the hardest part of building a trailer was getting it lined up with the Jeep and he wasnt kidding .


New shackle mount material .

Cut to length and cleaned up .

Squared up and tacked in place .

Welded up and ready for the bushings to go in once it cools down . Tomorrow morning I am off to get shackle material and then the tub will get mounted for hopefully the last time .

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post #1995 of 4125 Old 10-29-2013, 11:07 PM
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Keep up the good work. It is such a pain to get the height right !!!

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