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Unread 04-04-2013, 08:31 PM   #1771
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Oooh okay that sucks. The Jeep looks great though
Thank you my friend!

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Unread 04-04-2013, 08:35 PM   #1772
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Took some time today to start removing the rear bench from the Jeep.. also unbolted all of the seatbelts and put them in a box with their hardware for someday way down the road if I have kids and need the back seat put in again. My plan is to replace this with a locking storage box with a subwoofer enclosure. I'll post more detailed photos in the next day or so once I've drawn them up. Jeep also went to my friend's shop to have a pressure brake bleed. Not spongey anymore, the damn thing stops normally - it's great!






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Unread 04-07-2013, 08:47 AM   #1773
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Spent the (gorgeous) day under the Jeep today.

I started around noon and ended around 6pm, and in that time got everything done while only making one phone call to Matt at UCF. No need for a huge step by step write-up for this as many exist, but a quick walk-through won't hurt for anyone interested in buying the system. Because of my NP231 TC I am able to do a LoPro mount and Ultra-High Clearance skid without a body lift or MML. Surprisingly, this is correct. Even after raising the drivetrain today I am completely vibe free to 60mph - didn't test it further than that - and it drives nicely. There certainly are a few more noticeable idle vibrations through the bushing in the LoPro mount, and it was a little jerkier sitting at red lights than I remember the OEM being.

After measuring my "before" height to the frame rail, I went ahead and dropped the stock skid. From there it's a matter of removing the tranny skid plate bushing from the transmission mount. Mine sure had seen better days. Once that was down, removing the entire transmission mount. I was truly surprised that the bolts holding it into the transmission housing came out with only a little effort, considering they probably haven't moved since the factory installed them. At that point the LoPro mount had been disassembled and was being painted, unfortunately I only found Blue Rustoleum after painting the frame sections last week, so the LoPro is Royal Blue… one of a kind!

It requires some modifying of the OEM tranny mount in order for the LoPro to sit correctly. I took a grinder to the passenger side of the mount and removed a 1/2" tall lip that existed on both sides. By removing this the LoPro is able to be flush across the transmission mount. A flapper disc smoothed it out, and I went over the metal with some paint to clean it up. From there, it was installation time! Took a few tries to get things buttoned up (i.e. the transfer case skid bolts into the frame rails appropriately) but once that was done I was able to finagle the Catalytic Converter back into place without much issue. Unfortunately the Walker muffler I bought in December is too large to fit now, so I'll have to see about buying a (much) smaller muffler. For now it's simply LOUD and just has a turndown at the end of the Cat.

Before Height to Skid- 16 3/4"
After Height to Skid- 19"

I'll look at the engine skid when I get back from Chicago and San Francisco, which I fly out for today. Just wanted to get this done before I left. Thumbs up so far… I didn't paint it yet, but I think with it being aluminum I've got a little while before I have to.


Photos (thankfully the iPhone photo kick is now over!!! Back to quality dSLR ones)


How it comes from UCF:



Bracketry for Engine Skid & LoPro:



16 3/4"



Comparison (don't mind my neighbor's f'd up house)



Disassembled and painted:



Tranny mount & bushing:



Trimming the Transmission mount:



Ground Smooth:



Painted and bolted up:



Fitting to place:



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Unread 04-07-2013, 08:58 AM   #1774
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Looks good Can't wait till I have enough to order my UCF skid, looks super slick!
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Unread 04-07-2013, 09:07 AM   #1775
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That looks awesome, what a huge difference. Can't wait to get that done on my LJ
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Unread 04-11-2013, 08:48 AM   #1776
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Here is the tiny muffler I told you about.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/FULL-BOAR-Fl...295#vi-content
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Unread 04-11-2013, 08:52 AM   #1777
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Here is the tiny muffler I told you about.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/FULL-BOAR-Fl...295#vi-content
Thank you! I got your PMs, but I'm on the coast in California and have no cell service to text you. Problem with that one is that it says repeatedly that it's "LOUD!" which is the anti-what-I-want. I've read about the Spin-Tech mufflers, which appear to be about the same size as the ones those on the eBay link. The search continues. Thanks Clay

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Unread 04-11-2013, 08:55 AM   #1778
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Thank you! I got your PMs, but I'm on the coast in California and have no cell service to text you. Problem with that one is that it says repeatedly that it's "LOUD!" which is the anti-what-I-want. I've read about the Spin-Tech mufflers, which appear to be about the same size as the ones those on the eBay link. The search continues. Thanks Clay

Oooo okay. I forgot you were going for quiet, not ricer.
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A few pictures I took last week, just for a better shot of the new clearance from the tuck...








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Unread 04-11-2013, 11:42 AM   #1780
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Just a reminder for local MA/So. NH guys, North Shore Jeeps' is having the Spring 2013 BBQ tomorrow from 1-4 PM at Ipswich River Park in North Reading. Feel free to come by!
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Just a reminder for local MA/So. NH guys, North Shore Jeeps' is having the Spring 2013 BBQ tomorrow from 1-4 PM at Ipswich River Park in North Reading. Feel free to come by!
Wish I could have made it to meet some club members but I'm behind in grad school work. Hope it was a good time...I'll definitely be around for the first trail run
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Had an awesome BBQ yesterday, double the Jeeps that came last year. Half of the attendees were new to the group, and got a great sense as to the vibe of our club. Lots of food, burgers, hot dogs, pulled pork, ribs, sausages, etc. Salads, chips, drinks, a GREAT time! Here are some of the pics. Seems like we'll have a great year ahead.







































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Had an awesome BBQ yesterday, double the Jeeps that came last year. Half of the attendees were new to the group, and got a great sense as to the vibe of our club. Lots of food, burgers, hot dogs, pulled pork, ribs, sausages, etc. Salads, chips, drinks, a GREAT time! Here are some of the pics. Seems like we'll have a great year ahead.
Looks and sounds like fun where was it at?
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Looks and sounds like fun where was it at?
Held it at a local town park- Ipswich River Park. We technically rented the gazebo for the event but people weren't keen on walking away from the Jeeps so we moved the grills back to the parking lot
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