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post #91 of 154 Old 02-17-2014, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
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What lockbox did you get ?
I was wrong about the lockbox rand i bought. I looked at the bestop box for so long, but ended up with the tuffy lockbox. It fit without any mods and installed in a few minutes.

I dont know if it would hold a full sized "flashlight" but it holds a compact sr9c with holster just fine.

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post #92 of 154 Old 02-17-2014, 06:33 PM
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Glad you got the tuffy , they are supposed to be a much nicer and better fitting box .

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post #93 of 154 Old 02-19-2014, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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Just ordered OME ultimate kit from DPGoffroad.com! Now for the wait.
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post #94 of 154 Old 02-20-2014, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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WOW! Dirk is quick! Got the JKS control arms and end links a day after i ordered!
Waiting on springs and shocks.
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post #95 of 154 Old 02-20-2014, 07:13 PM
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Just ordered OME ultimate kit from DPGoffroad.com! Now for the wait.
Same kit I started with , it rides great and flexes just as well . The only complaint I had with the kit was the lack of longevity out of the JKS arms . Mine started clunking at 10k miles .

And Dirk was great to deal with , no complaints there .

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Ill probably be 90% commuter so hopefully the arms will last me a bit longer. Yea, Dirk is great! Cant wait till the other boxes show up.
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post #97 of 154 Old 02-21-2014, 10:59 AM
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Same kit I started with , it rides great and flexes just as well . The only complaint I had with the kit was the lack of longevity out of the JKS arms . Mine started clunking at 10k miles .

And Dirk was great to deal with , no complaints there .
Maybe a certain someone will have better luck with those arms than you did?.

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post #98 of 154 Old 02-24-2014, 05:51 PM
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Maybe a certain someone will have better luck with those arms than you did?.
He has had no issues and no noise out of them so far ? Maybe I could have gotten away with re greasing and tightening them , but for the cross country runs I make it made sense to upgrade to me .

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post #99 of 154 Old 02-25-2014, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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It's here!
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It's here!
Time to do work !

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post #101 of 154 Old 02-25-2014, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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Got the weekend and next week off. Shouldn't be a problem. Are you still running OME coils? Dirk set me up with 934 (ZJ V8) fronts and 942 (TJ HD)rears with long travel shocks. I trust Dirks setup. Cant wait to get er done! When i get $$ for control arms and ext brake lines, i should be set
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Got the weekend and next week off. Shouldn't be a problem. Are you still running OME coils? Dirk set me up with 934 (ZJ V8) fronts and 942 (TJ HD)rears with long travel shocks. I trust Dirks setup. Cant wait to get er done! When i get $$ for control arms and ext brake lines, i should be set
I am running Savvy 3" coils now , but they are only a 1/4" taller than the OME's I had . The ride is a little more firm than the OME's but I am happy with it . I am still running the OME long travel shocks , but at some point I will get tuned Fox's from Wayne at Alltech .

I have the extended brake lines from DPG and they are fraying at the bottom from rubbing against the caliper bolt . I plan on replacing them with the YJ hoses for a lot less money and more length .

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post #103 of 154 Old 02-28-2014, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
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Got the rear springs and rear sway bar extensions installed. Broke three out of four rear upper shock bolts. Left my air hammer at my brothers house, he gonna bring it in the morning. WHAT A STUPID DESIGN! Read a lot! If air hammer doesnt pop the welded nuts off, looks like im gonna have to lift the body up enough to grind them off. Also looks like i might need a bracket for the rear trac bar (the zirk fitting hits the factory bracket on axel side). Im in no hurry and working solo, so i didnt start on the front yet. The rear bumpstop extensions went in very easily. If anyone has a simple solution for the rear shock upper bolts, please chime in!
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post #104 of 154 Old 03-01-2014, 12:04 AM
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Yes! I took new bolts, turned them arround and weldet the head of the bolt at the Position the bolt was before. Now i fix the shocks with nuts. That was the easyest and cheapest way. I hope you know what i mean?

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post #105 of 154 Old 03-01-2014, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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No welder. $40.00 worth drill bits and a few hours later and its done
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