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Unread 03-19-2010, 10:34 PM   #31
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Your control arms are in now right? Notice a difference?

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Unread 03-19-2010, 10:53 PM   #32
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wow. That's a good lookin ride.
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Unread 03-20-2010, 12:48 PM   #33
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Your control arms are in now right? Notice a difference?
I like how the Dual JJ and the heavy duty arms improved the ride quality and the on-road handling. I have yet to go off-road my group of Jeepers can't get there times together to take a trip. I do remember reading somewhere that Dual JJ cause a Harsher ride than Urethane. This is true. But I love the way my Rig feels now. I think when I get the shocks Outboarded next week I will like it even more.
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Unread 03-20-2010, 04:25 PM   #34
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Looks good. I can't wait to see the pics when it is back together.
I got it put back together. I have the old winch cable and hook. But I have to have the hook put back on the cable. I really want some new winch rope and an aluminum fairlead. I got a quote from Northridge for 235.00
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Unread 03-20-2010, 04:27 PM   #35
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Unread 03-21-2010, 11:26 AM   #36
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I feel the same way about the JJ's. You feel a little more but the ride is so tight and controlled, you'd have to be crazy not to appreciate it.
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Unread 03-21-2010, 02:24 PM   #37
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New pictures added on Page 1 and 3.

Not much going on this weekend just rained on my plans to go to wheelin-in-the-country. Maybe next weekend I can try out all these parts. Its hard to believe I started this major leg of my build Feb 2. No wonder I am so tired. Thanks Uncle Sam.
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Unread 03-24-2010, 05:16 PM   #38
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I dug my Ford shock towers out of the cabinet today. Looks like Saturday I will be removing the gas tank and outboarding and moving the spring buckets.
Are those F250 or F350 towers you're using? which year? I remember you mentioning them and I knew these towers have been used for years in the front of CJs/YJs to fit a longer shock, but I didn't think they were frenching them into the frame. How thick are they? The Gen-Right brackets are 1/4" which is thicker than the TJ frame wall thickness. At $300 for the Gen-Right I think you're going the right direction. Good luck on that project Saturday.

Good meeting up you the other day. I want to see your rig in person sometime. I'll follow up on the other stuff we talked about too.
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Unread 03-25-2010, 06:47 PM   #39
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Are those F250 or F350 towers you're using? which year? I remember you mentioning them and I knew these towers have been used for years in the front of CJs/YJs to fit a longer shock, but I didn't think they were frenching them into the frame. How thick are they? The Gen-Right brackets are 1/4" which is thicker than the TJ frame wall thickness. At $300 for the Gen-Right I think you're going the right direction. Good luck on that project Saturday.

Good meeting up you the other day. I want to see your rig in person sometime. I'll follow up on the other stuff we talked about too.
Part Number E5TZ-18183-A I am not sure what they are originally from. they are 1/4 in thick stamped plates. Little long just trim to fit.
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Unread 03-26-2010, 11:23 AM   #40
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Nice Rig!! Can't wait to see the Rokmen Highline Fenders....did you get them with or without the flare?
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Unread 03-26-2010, 01:20 PM   #41
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This project is going pretty fast. And its sweeeet.
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Unread 03-26-2010, 07:18 PM   #42
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Nice Rig!! Can't wait to see the Rokmen Highline Fenders....did you get them with or without the flare?
I was going to get the ones with the flare. Then I was talking to Sean on the phone, he says he likes the look of the ones without, that is what he installed on his Jeep. So I ordered the ones with no flare. I talked to Jeff @Rokmen yesterday my fenders will ship the week after EJS they are waiting on packaging. I am so stoked.


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Unread 03-26-2010, 07:20 PM   #43
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This project is going pretty fast. And its sweeeet.
Thanks, I made all my orders in stages. But with work being slow it opened up some extra time in the day to get some stuff done on my Jeep.
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Unread 03-26-2010, 07:21 PM   #44
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I am going to install my Riddler front diff cover sometime this weekend, I just picked up some gear oil at advance.




There is a little Undercover Fabworks Skid hanging out under there.

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Unread 03-27-2010, 09:17 PM   #45
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Part Number E5TZ-18183-A I am not sure what they are originally from. they are 1/4 in thick stamped plates. Little long just trim to fit.
Those are from the ford F150-350 line of various years. They all used the same shock towers at various points. I'm running them up front. When I ordered them from a 85 or 89 or something (I forget now) F350, they shipped me those. It's all good though, they are beefy as hell.

Buy another set and run them up front too. Cram a bigger shock in there with them highlines
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