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Unread 07-10-2013, 03:21 PM   #166
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Nah I'm staying SUA for a while. I'm pretty happy with my set up right now. Although after I get a v8 under the hood I'm sure I'll be wanting tons, SOA, and 40s lol!

Why is that thread pwning you right now? Your jeep easily fits in there! Its becoming one of my favorite yjs around!

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I meant that in a good way!! You started an awesome thread and I spent good 4hrs reading and looking through it while at work!

Thank you for the kind words on my little heep, I'll post a few once it sees some rocks and dirt with a new setup. Nearest legal off-road spot around here is over 1hr away. Anything short of that will land you a trespassing ticket. I need to find a rock or something after this weekend to test out new lift and snap some good pics.

Your rig looks killer as always bro, read you're keeping a sport cage for a while I like the safari over family bar look!

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Unread 07-12-2013, 12:09 PM   #167
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update 7/12:

Got the OME springs along with Bilstein 5100s. I won't comment on the springs much as I'm digging Black Diamond one a heck of a lot better. As far as shocks go, I'm very impressed by build quality and overall look. Can't wait to see how they ride

Made in Germany, these things look badass:




OME 36R springs:


Next to Black Diamond:





Looking a the how flat OME springs are in comparison to Black Diamond, makes me wonder if those are close to 4.5" of lift. Maybe way too much for my 33s with flat fenders. I see now why those of you running OME don't require a drop pitman arm.
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Unread 07-12-2013, 12:22 PM   #168
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The ome springs are deceptive. They offer more lift then they appear to at a first glance. The black diamond springs do look pretty beef, but they also look like they will be stiff. It's really great and respectable that you're honoring your superlift deal so I won't tell you which springs I know you would like better...

Either way, can't wait to see the new lift!

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Unread 07-12-2013, 12:35 PM   #169
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The ome springs are deceptive. They offer more lift then they appear to at a first glance. The black diamond springs do look pretty beef, but they also look like they will be stiff. It's really great and respectable that you're honoring your superlift deal so I won't tell you which springs I know you would like better...

Either way, can't wait to see the new lift!

cheers


I'm thinking it's gotta be the 5 spring setup providing for extra height. The arc on Black diamonds though looks a lot more curved. Probably end up being closer to 5" without any weight. I'll run both and have fun with it, get Superlift their pics and videos and go from there...

Looking forward to this weekend and first chance I get to test out the new stuff. I'm thinking OME for now, Black diamond when 8.8 goes in and I trade someone my 33s for their 35s

bro, I gotta check out ur grille, get that red in there??
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Unread 07-12-2013, 12:49 PM   #170
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I Use Bilstein Shocks on almost every car or truck i have from Sport to Off road A+++++++ Love Me some Bilstein Shocks


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Unread 07-12-2013, 12:57 PM   #171
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I haven't touched my Jeep in over a week lol. I've been dealing with family issues and helping my folks out in their time of need so I haven't had a chance to do anything. I finally had time to fix my broken ujoint and put my rear DS back in. Been driving around in front wheel drive for almost two weeks lmao!

I really want to see a comparison on the springs. I will eagerly be awaiting your side by side review, even if it's through pm's to keep your sponsor held in a good light lol.

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Unread 07-12-2013, 01:49 PM   #172
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I Use Bilstein Shocks on almost every car or truck i have from Sport to Off road A+++++++ Love Me some Bilstein Shocks
Can't wait till you get everything on Gonna look Bad A$$

Same here, been running them on the track/auto-x car, most of my older vehicles and now the jeep. They've earned my trust and reputation over the years. Even when time came to revalve my rears in the M, they shipped me a set of new ones at no cost!


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I haven't touched my Jeep in over a week lol. I've been dealing with family issues and helping my folks out in their time of need so I haven't had a chance to do anything. I finally had time to fix my broken ujoint and put my rear DS back in. Been driving around in front wheel drive for almost two weeks lmao!

I really want to see a comparison on the springs. I will eagerly be awaiting your side by side review, even if it's through pm's to keep your sponsor held in a good light lol.

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I'm sorry to hear you're dealing with family issues and jeep issues all at once. Jeep can wait though and family is most important, I'm glad you're being there for your folks. Hope all turns out well and best wishes. Anything we can do to help during hard times, feel free to shoot me pm anytime.

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Unread 07-15-2013, 09:21 PM   #173
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7/15 update:

Weekend well spent. Josh and I got a lot accomplished in two days on our Jeeps and even took our GFs out on a date!

Josh's Jeep:
- Replaced lose transfer case chain
- Drain/Fill transmission fluid
- Replaced transmission filter
- Installed new transmission mounts
- Installed transfer case drop kit

My Jeep:
- Installed OME 36R springs and OME bushings all around
- Installed Bilstein 5100 shocks
- Installed longer sway bar end links with new bushings
- Installed rear brake line relocation bracket
- Adjusted drag link

Best looking shocks I've seen in a long time:



OME 36R springs with OME bushings:




Last pic with 2" of lift:


We decided to do Josh's Jeep first, figured mechanical is more important than mods. Dropped the pan to discover a broken transmission mount, awesome!:


Tried to drain the fluid, what fluid, maybe a whole shotglass full if that

Found the chain to be very lose as well:


Josh and I cleaning the T-case pieces:




Got the sucka out of there:


New chain installed:


Nice trans mount, split right in half:


New mounts in:


Draining ATF fluid:


New filter installed:


We got done pretty quick, about 6hrs in total on his Jeep!


Comparing my 33s BFGs to his Procomp 35s. I was pretty surprised to see my 33s stand up very well to those 35s:


One down, one to go
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Unread 07-15-2013, 09:24 PM   #174
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Sunday we moved onto my Jeep. Pulled one 1.5" spring, comparing to OME:






Discovered both front shocks have been blown. They didn't even last a year:


Replaced with new Bilsteins:


Passenger side done with new sway bar end links included with sponsored kit, new shocks, bushings and springs. I couldn't stop looking at it for the longest time




Finishing up the driver's side:


Onto the rear:


This was probably the most difficult part of the install, getting old bushings out and popping new ones in:




Some random shots during install:




Rear finished:


Rear brake line relocated using bracket supplied in sponsored kit:


We were pretty much done with suspension install. I was contemplating on dropping the transfer case down a bit, but decided not to do it till I drove it. It came out another half inch:


Finished:


Some shots from this morning:








Some phone camera HDR shots at work:










I am very impressed by the OME/Bilstein combo. Jeep rides so much better with working shocks and softer springs. I'm getting slight vibration out of the rear shaft, going to temporarily drop it a little bit more. Once the 8.8 gets installed with CV shaft, I'll put it back up.

Will have to test out everything when we go wheeling the 27/28th!
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Very Nice those bilstein's are Sexy
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Wow bro that looks killer!
The new stance is awesome!

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Man your Jeep is looking way cool. I got two questions what are your front fenders? and your buddy's Jeep in the tire comparing shot who makes that rear fender. Keep up the good work.
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Unread 07-15-2013, 11:42 PM   #178
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Thanks man! Bilsteins impressed me once again, wish the ones on my bmw came brushed stainless steel or alum finish like the 5100s. I guess since you can't see them on cars as much, they keep them original yellow/blue to save on cost.

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Wow bro that looks killer!
The new stance is awesome!

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Thanks bro! I'm enjoying the new setup very much, but enough with the poser shots, I gotta get her dirty

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Man your Jeep is looking way cool. I got two questions what are your front fenders? and your buddy's Jeep in the tire comparing shot who makes that rear fender. Keep up the good work.
Thank you sir! I got two answers Front fenders are by C&C fabrication out of AZ. I ordered a DIY kit, welding required. Took a few hrs to weld up and install. My buddy's rear fender is custom made by previous owner. He used corner guards and welded tubes in shape of fender flares right onto them, then cut to fit 35s.
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Unread 07-16-2013, 08:09 PM   #179
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Plan for this weekend:

- Drop T-case some more to get rid of slight vibes
- Retorque shackle bolts
- Install shackles sleves up front
- Prep ammo can center console for install
- Troubleshoot CB radio (currently reading positive 4dB return loss on SWR meter)
- Center steering some more
- Trim U-bolts up front
- Continue on spraying tub with bedliner
- Make and install a Hi-Lift mount


I need some ideas on where to install the Hi-Lift. Really don't like having temporary mounts that slide around on my sport cage. Thinking about attaching it to my tire swing out somehow.
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Unread 07-19-2013, 06:39 PM   #180
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Just read through your thread, excellent progress!

I think we (along with a several other JF'ers) have the winning combo of Nuttered YJ's with MC2150, Billie 5100's, and 36r's! I can't wait to step up to 33's this fall.

And, BF.cFTW! I thought I recognized your name, and the e36/chair/CR-Z were a dead giveaway.
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