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Unread 07-01-2009, 10:42 PM   #166
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i have that same pop. if you look out your window i'll bet you'll see your rear axle rotating in place. :

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Unread 07-01-2009, 11:29 PM   #167
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That skid looks great
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Unread 07-02-2009, 08:03 AM   #168
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i have that same pop. if you look out your window i'll bet you'll see your rear axle rotating in place. :
Any idea what's causing it?
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Unread 07-04-2009, 01:58 PM   #169
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i thought it was the bushings in the control arms but i replaced all of them, next is the super-flex joints
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Unread 07-04-2009, 03:54 PM   #170
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Beed almost a year since I've had the jeep, so I figure I'll throw up some before and afters.

8/19/2008


7/4/2009


It's come quite a long way
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Unread 07-08-2009, 08:58 AM   #171
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LGriffith, looks great!

I just received my Rokmen skid as well for my 2005 LJ and am getting ready to prime and paint it. Any words of wisdom on the install that you might be able to share? Also, did you have any problems with your exhaust system due to the belly-up skid alone? Thanks!
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Unread 07-08-2009, 02:24 PM   #172
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LGriffith, looks great!

I just received my Rokmen skid as well for my 2005 LJ and am getting ready to prime and paint it. Any words of wisdom on the install that you might be able to share? Also, did you have any problems with your exhaust system due to the belly-up skid alone? Thanks!
The only problem with the exhaust was that when everything was lifted up, the pipes that run around the oil pan hit the passenger side upper control arm mount. Dave from Rokmen said that they usually modify the hanger that's under the skid to fix it, or you could go to an exhaust shop and they'll fix it for $30-$50. Although in the long run it would be a good thing to have fixed, I haven't done anything and there have been no problems on the street. The only other advice I have for you is don't over torque the bolts. One I kept on tightneing because It was still able to turn and ended up breaking the bolt. Other than that, it's a completely straight forward install. Did both skids in about an hour and a half by myself. Good luck
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Unread 07-09-2009, 04:09 PM   #173
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looks good man, reading this is making me want to do a build thread. nice rig
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Unread 07-09-2009, 04:41 PM   #174
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looks good man, reading this is making me want to do a build thread. nice rig

Thanks man, glad the flares worked out for ya
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Unread 07-12-2009, 07:42 AM   #175
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Great thread!! Your running 32's right? I think your brother is running 33's ... correct? Do you find yourself not being able to take the same lines as your brother takes; due to the different tire sizes??
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Unread 07-12-2009, 05:27 PM   #176
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Great thread!! Your running 32's right? I think your brother is running 33's ... correct? Do you find yourself not being able to take the same lines as your brother takes; due to the different tire sizes??
Morgan is running 35's actually. And yes I'm on 32's (a/t's at that), and I try to take as many of the same lines as him as I can. I don't let my tire size hold me back from anything.

Funny you asked that today too. Just got home from Rausch today with Morgan and a friend with a rubi on 37's. Kept up the whole time!

BUT I managed to have some carnage today:

Smashed tie rod,
bent front bumper,
some serious use of my skids (bent my brand new ROKMEN engine skid),
F'd up my bdy mounts some more,
smashed in my gas tank skid,
And to top it off, on the last run of the day, I popped a tire. :

Fun day though, pictures and stories will come later.

EDIT: Forgot to mention, I destroyed the beadlook rings on my classic locks in the rocks today.
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Unread 07-12-2009, 05:30 PM   #177
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LG, take my build - i solved the pop/squeak
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Unread 07-12-2009, 05:32 PM   #178
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was there a noticable difference in flex by switching all of your arms?

are your oe trackbars the new limiting factor?
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Unread 07-12-2009, 05:37 PM   #179
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dont get the standard RE trackbar, get the extreme duty. i have the standard and the range of movement in the heim is extremely limiting my front flex on one side.
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Unread 07-12-2009, 05:54 PM   #180
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LG, take my build - i solved the pop/squeak
Ah, I've already checked those bolts and they were tight! I'll check again tomorrow once I start dealing with the aftermath of Rausch today.



Today changed my list around of new mods.

-First on my list: Due to the popping of a tire, I'm going to try and make a deal with my parents about selling the 32's and getting some 33" M/T's, so I can stop dealing with these. If that happens, than I'll also sell the Classic Locks, and get some Soft 8's.

-Than I'm ordering Currie steering ASAP. Rugged Ridge sucks.

-And after that, and new to the list, are Swag Offroad's new weld on body mounts/skids to replace my beat up stock mounts.
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