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post #61 of 487 Old 05-26-2013, 09:30 PM
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My track toy:


NICE !! i sold my 1994 325IS to buy my jeep




Looking Good on the Build too Btw


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post #62 of 487 Old 05-26-2013, 09:50 PM
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Awesome Jeep! subscribed and looking forward to following.

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post #63 of 487 Old 05-28-2013, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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NICE !! i sold my 1994 325IS to buy my jeep




Looking Good on the Build too Btw
Thank you sir! Good looking e36 btw very clean.

To be honest, I haven't tracked once since I got the Jeep. It's a whole new world of very inexpensive parts/mods, so much trails to explore, etc.. M3 has been fully built for quite a while now. I figured time has come to retire it as a track car and simply drive to work and certain other events. (Sparco Fighter seats for sale if anyone interested )

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post #64 of 487 Old 05-28-2013, 05:25 PM
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Great build. You're getting it done good sir. Continue on.

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post #65 of 487 Old 05-29-2013, 12:40 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Lou, picking up the 8.8 was pretty exciting. Can't wait to get that bad boy in there and get the 4" lift on with some 33s.

Looks like I can maybe even fit 33s as it sits now. Superlift said they will not have my new lift ready to ship for another 3-4 weeks:


I didn't get a chance to install the rock guards or the other front fender this weekend. Can't decide whether I should overlap the front tube fender with the rock guards or cut them to the tub body line. What do you guys think will look better?

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post #66 of 487 Old 05-29-2013, 10:11 AM
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Loving your build!

I went to the flare with my rock guards. Look at post #3 here:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/t...rades-1523691/

Not the best pictures of the area but if you click on one of the images it should take you to my Flickr page and there may be more there I didn't post to my thread.

Keep up the good work!
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post #67 of 487 Old 06-03-2013, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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Loving your build!

I went to the flare with my rock guards. Look at post #3 here:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/t...rades-1523691/

Not the best pictures of the area but if you click on one of the images it should take you to my Flickr page and there may be more there I didn't post to my thread.

Keep up the good work!
Wow, those came out great man! Monstaliner is the way to go for the top coat.


Got a little more progress on the Jeep this weekend. Not as much as I planned, but progress is progress and some new tools were acquired along the way.

Cutting off passenger side:




and like they said, once you make the first cut...:


test fitting and getting ready to tack weld:


my buddy tack welded the tubes in place:


I gave it a try and came up with some half way decent welds considering this is my second time welding ever:





On the Jeep in its rough primered state, the plan is to get the rock guards cut and installed along with some body filler and bed liner coat on the tubes:



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post #68 of 487 Old 06-03-2013, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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Got lucky on my trip to Harbor Freight and got 25% off total purchase! Picked up a chop saw, welding blanket and a locking metal storage box. Thinking about bolting the storage box where to back seats used to be.




Threw together a temporary place to cut up the rock guards and fit them between tube fenders:

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Well, it's been 2 weeks and I haven't made much progress since the last post. Had to get my BMW ready for smog and been dealing with seats.

I was able to set up the chop saw and make a few cuts in order to get the rock guards to fit:


Sanded the old paint off and hit both sides with flat black Rustoleum:




Will have to spray with bedliner paint and install during the week.


My buddy was playing around with the welder and made an air tank bracket for his FX:




Everybody that gave Hobart 140 a try absolutely loves it. Great machine and very easy to learn on.

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post #70 of 487 Old 06-11-2013, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
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Couldn't sleep very well this morning, decided to spray the rock guards with bed liner and install. Really dig the look, harbor freight stainless steel hardware came in handy:







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post #71 of 487 Old 06-12-2013, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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Guys I need your help with making some decisions. Some things have changed and I need to figure out the game plan at this point.

As I posted earlier, Jeep got sponsored by Superlift a few months back. They were sending out a complete 3.5" heavy duty lift to replace my existing 1.5". I paid them shipping and a small fraction of cost on the kit. Since then, I've been calling every so often to check on my kit. Everytime, same story, we're still waiting on the springs, will ship as soon as we get them in. Been few months now, so I called Joey, the main guy there. Apparently Superlift is under new ownership and over the past year or so have been really behind on product. Their shelves are empty and there's really no word on when they'll get anything in. But they assured me, that once in, they'll ship.

I'm not sure what to do. Wait longer or get my money back and work with what I got.
The plan is to go to 33s, I'm on 31s and have plently of room to flex with tube fenders. With 1/2" shackles I currenly have a total of 2" lift. Could I just slap a 1" daystar bodylift on and fit the 33s with my current suspension?

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post #72 of 487 Old 06-12-2013, 08:56 PM
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That's sad news.


As you know you and I have almost the same setup. Now that I have tube fenders and being very happy with the way the 1.5" SuperLift performs, I'm going to try the 1" body lift when I go to 33"'s. If I'm not happy with it I'm not out anything because a 1" body lift is all pros and no cons

Go with the 1" body lift. That way I'll know if it will work for me haha.
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That's sad news.


As you know you and I have almost the same setup. Now that I have tube fenders and being very happy with the way the 1.5" SuperLift performs, I'm going to try the 1" body lift when I go to 33"'s. If I'm not happy with it I'm not out anything because a 1" body lift is all pros and no cons

Go with the 1" body lift. That way I'll know if it will work for me haha.


I'm going to call them tomorrow, get my money back and order the daystar body lift. Will let you know how it works out with 33s once we get the 8.8 in there along with SYE.

89 YJ 4.2L http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/kgb-89-yj-storyline-build-thread-1520814/
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Need your help guys, next big step is to install the 8.8 axle, decide on the lift and order a set of 33s KM2s.

Since I have to set the pinion angle and weld on the spring pads, I have to be certain on the lift and driveshaft.

Do I just order the 1" body lift and get the 8.8 under there as is, or order a real kit like BDS or RE 3.5 - 4", then slap the 8.8 without any body lift...

Also I'm not sure if I need to do the SYE with CV driveshaft or just keep the OE driveshaft. Very important decision at this point of my build. Will have to give it some thought and hopefully some decent advice from those that done it.

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post #75 of 487 Old 06-14-2013, 12:06 AM
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I think I'd add the body lift either way. Gives you more room to work on things later. Plus it sets you up for a tummy tuck if you choose down the line.

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