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Unread 07-13-2010, 09:50 PM   #121
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Oh yea, this came in Install pics will have to wait till tomorrow because the girl said it was time to stop working on the jeep





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Unread 07-13-2010, 09:55 PM   #122
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I think you should leave that rear bumper off....it looks sexy all clean.
Pay attention Zach

Steel is already on the way. I'll be going through with my plan to replace the rear crossmember with something similar to the T&T replacement and then building a tub mounted tire carrier similar to the treks or Orfab carriers
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Unread 07-14-2010, 08:27 AM   #123
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Antirock is installed and it took all of about 30 min Would like to flex it out to test for clearance and what not but It's raining here and the jeeps topless.

Very easy install. First you smack the bushings into the ends of the front crossmember using a hammer and block of wood.


Grease the inner diameter of the white bushings and slide the anti-sway bar through


Next you install the antirock arms so that they are parallel to each other. It's easier if you just install them pointing straight down so you get them both clocked the same on the bar. Then you tighten the bolts on the end to hold them in place.


Measure for the links and then put them together on the bench and make sure they are both the same length.


Install links and it's all done. At least for now as I'll have to check for clearance and determine if i need to change the length of the links.
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Unread 07-14-2010, 03:04 PM   #124
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currie looks nice, i have to get me one of those bad boys
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Unread 07-16-2010, 04:37 PM   #125
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currie looks nice, i have to get me one of those bad boys
Crappy, evening cell phone pic of the Antirock flexing

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Unread 07-16-2010, 04:42 PM   #126
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Received my order of steel today for the rear crossmember and tire carrier, as well as the bushing I'm using for the hinge. I know it doesn't look like much yet but I'v got the plan in my head. Still waiting on my d-ring shackle mounts but I probably won't start the build till after next weekend anyway. Thinking about going to Rausch Creek first ....

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Unread 07-16-2010, 06:46 PM   #127
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MO 2500 - question for you...i run a similiar set up....97 4 banger w/ 33s. with that front bumper and wench how much more weight did that add to the front of your rig? did you notice any decrease in handeling / performance from the extra weight? like yours mine is also NOT a daily driver so i dont really care about speed...just wondering how the 4 banger holds up with the extra pounds. also, how much of a difference did the regear to 4.88 make? i am at 4.10 now and am thinking of regearing soon. thanks..
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Unread 07-16-2010, 07:39 PM   #128
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MO 2500 - question for you...i run a similiar set up....97 4 banger w/ 33s. with that front bumper and wench how much more weight did that add to the front of your rig? did you notice any decrease in handeling / performance from the extra weight? like yours mine is also NOT a daily driver so i dont really care about speed...just wondering how the 4 banger holds up with the extra pounds. also, how much of a difference did the regear to 4.88 make? i am at 4.10 now and am thinking of regearing soon. thanks..
Quite a bit of weight. Don't know exactly how much but I lost roughly 3/4-7/8" of lift in the front with the bumper and winch combo. I plan to lose the steel line and go synthetic soon so that will help some. And may eventually cut my bumper down to be a little narrower also reducing the weight a bit more.
On my jeep, the added weight actually helped with on road driving IMO. Mine rode pretty rough and the added weight helped load the springs some so it's not so bouncy. It may differ with different lifts and different brand springs/shocks

The re-gear to 4.88 is one of the best choices I made. It helped a lot with on-road performance, especially on the highway (it sees a few highway miles every once in awhile on the way to the trails). Before, any kind of hill would have me downshifting to 3rd but now it can pull most hills unless there long steep grades, where you would be downshifting with the stock tires and gears anyway. The engine doesn't feel like it's lugging anymore trying to turn these heavy 33x12.50's and it stays in the powerband so fuel milage picked up as well, maybe 16mpg. I think before i was getting 12-13.
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Unread 07-20-2010, 07:01 PM   #129
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It appears I have a new problem. Went to start the jeep today and it didn't want to start at first. when it finally did it was sputtering and barely running for about 10-15 seconds...then it purrs like a kitten Shut it off and started it back up, starts immediately and runs fine It sat for a couple of hours and then i went to move it again and it had trouble starting again and was barely idling for about 15 seconds then it runs smooth again.

So it seems to have something to do with it being cold. I can't figure out what it would be that would make it run like **** for the first 10-15 sec and then run great the rest of the time, no miss or sputter or anything after the initial start up. The only thing i think it could be is bad gas possibly??? I just filled up yesterday so i'm wondering if that could be it
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Unread 07-20-2010, 07:38 PM   #130
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Throw some iso heet in it or some fuel stabilizer in it. Do you have a CEL on?
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Unread 07-20-2010, 09:44 PM   #131
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really looking forward to your tire carrier build. you do amazing work
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Throw some iso heet in it or some fuel stabilizer in it. Do you have a CEL on?
No CEL. I checked for codes with the key on key off trick and there are no codes recorded. I feel like i should be getting something for a misfire but nothing. Also cleaned the distributor cap and rotor but they were clean and dry so that didn't change anything. However, thats what it feels like. It runs like the distributor is wet for the first 15 sec then it's fine Leaning towards it maybe being a sensor somewhere but not sure where to start? I just recently cleaned the throttle body and all related sensors, changed the plugs, oil and air cleaner and it's been running great until today. Probably 200 miles since I did all that so I don't think i messed anything up. Not really sure. I'll try to start it in the morning and see if it's still having a problem starting when cold

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really looking forward to your tire carrier build. you do amazing work
Thanks Looking forward to working on it myself. Hopefully next week I can get started!
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Unread 07-21-2010, 09:14 AM   #133
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Well started it up this morning and it fired immediately as soon as I turned the key and idled smooth as ever

Just a fluke yesterday? bad gas? Less than ideal humidity and barometric pressure messing with the ECU? Who knows, but it seems fine now. Always something with these jeeps
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Unread 07-21-2010, 10:19 AM   #134
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Jeepitis!! haha. I've had that happen before man, barely started one day then the next day it started right up.
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Unread 07-23-2010, 07:49 PM   #135
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All packed up and ready to roll. Me and my buddy are heading to RC tomorrow for a day of wheeling

Should be an awesome time and I'll be sure to have tons of pics when I get back. Stay tuned...
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