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Unread 10-11-2010, 12:12 AM   #151
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Awesome!!!!! Glad you got your new jeep bud. But you missed a great wheeling trip to Tuttle Creek this past weekend. Met up with a bunch of WF members and had a blast.

If you go over to WF there is a thread in the trail section with all the pic's and video's.

If you need anything/advice/a hand wrenching/or just tools, give me a call bud.
Ya I'm pretty glad got another jeep too, a subura sti was very tempting...
I had guard duty that weekend so i wouldn't of been able to go anyway, but i really need to frequent WF more often.

I just got my line number for Bagram Afghanistan... leaving in Dec. but since I volunteered I'm only going for 6 months.

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Unread 10-11-2010, 08:39 PM   #152
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Well glad you got another jeep and lost the bling bling wheels.

Is a nice jeep bud. If you need anything you know how or where to do it.
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Unread 11-18-2010, 05:33 AM   #153
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Saw your Pile at Lowes the other day. You park right beside me.

I was in the WJ though. Looks sharp bud.
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Unread 11-19-2010, 01:18 AM   #154
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Saw your Pile at Lowes the other day. You park right beside me.

I was in the WJ though. Looks sharp bud.
Thanks, your grocery getter wasn't looking too bad either. i feel like I'm always at lowes. My heap def needs some love, i haven't had time to touch it between work and school, hell the t-case drop is still on it...

Well when i get back from Afghanistan i'm planning to change at least the shocks out, cuz the suspension on this things sucks ****. prolly just a new suspension though. A short arm i could do myself but Depending on cash I would prefer a LA kit... prolly Clayton... problem is i can't weld

I'll have to get in touch with you when i get back... just don't know if i'll really want to drop 5 grand on my jeep right when i get back

Need to talk jeeps with you eventually, I haven't had any proper jeep schooling in a while
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Unread 11-19-2010, 06:19 AM   #155
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Nice upgrade....I'll be following along.
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Unread 12-05-2010, 09:15 PM   #156
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Nice upgrade....I'll be following along.
Thanks... come back in six months
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Unread 01-25-2011, 12:56 AM   #157
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Thanks, your grocery getter wasn't looking too bad either. i feel like I'm always at lowes. My heap def needs some love, i haven't had time to touch it between work and school, hell the t-case drop is still on it...

Well when i get back from Afghanistan i'm planning to change at least the shocks out, cuz the suspension on this things sucks ****. prolly just a new suspension though. A short arm i could do myself but Depending on cash I would prefer a LA kit... prolly Clayton... problem is i can't weld

I'll have to get in touch with you when i get back... just don't know if i'll really want to drop 5 grand on my jeep right when i get back

Need to talk jeeps with you eventually, I haven't had any proper jeep schooling in a while
You have my # call anytime bud. And I'm sure there are ways to get a long arm welded up if you ask nicely.
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Unread 05-08-2011, 09:23 AM   #158
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So right before i left for afghaniland i decided to leave my heap with a chysler master mechanic i know... he's also taken a few cars to sema and knows his way around a garage. He agreed to do all the maintenance on my heep and offered to install whatever i decided to mail him free of charge... being the impatient kid i am, i think it would be wrong of me not to take advantage of this opportunity... although i would love to work on the heep with him it'd be nice to have it done when i get back and since he lives in another state it would be a lil tricky to work on it with him.

so this is the list...

clayton 5.5" pro series LA 3-link front / 4-link rear
(the guys at clayton said i may clearance issues with the front truss if i use 4" springs)
bilstien 5100 shocks
currie anti-rock front sway bar
Currie Currectlync® heavy duty tie rod and drag link
steering stabalizer... rancho?
1.25 BL
1" MML

Now this is where i having issues deciding...
do i go with a rockmen TT or savvy under armor?
rockmen- (TT ONLY) much cheaper, may leave me enough cash to re-gear, (engine skid purchased @ later date)
Savvy- lighter, full coverage, aluminum doesn't rust, twice the cost...

Is the Novak shifter cable worth it?

5.5" plus a body lift seems very high to me... should i just go radius arms in the front? and get 4" springs.
or get the 3 link with 4" spings and risk possible clearence issues? (they redesigned the truss to possibly avoid clearance issues but haven't tested it yet) but bigger bump stops or 1/4" - 1/2" spacers could fix it. its a $26 difference between the 3-link front and radius arms.

running the same 35 x 12.5 KM2's i have now

this is still my DD...

input greatly appreciated...
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Unread 05-08-2011, 01:06 PM   #159
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Unread 06-12-2011, 09:07 AM   #160
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So i pulled the trigger on...
Clayton 5.5" lift 4-link rear/3-link front
Currie anti-rock front sway bar
currectlync steering
bilstien 5100's

still haven't decided on the Skids yet if i get savvy i'm gonna have to customize the front x-member to clear the 3 link... its a lot more expensive than the clayton skid system which will clear the 3-link just fine.
wondering if i should splurge on the novak shifter, is it really worth it?
Then probably get genright rocker guards since I'll barely be able to get in my jeep

ready to get back from afghaniland on start messing around on this thing again
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Unread 08-13-2011, 01:39 PM   #161
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So finally got my jeep back last night... nice to be home, and its nice to have the jeep back.



Things in the garage I still have to install:
Curry steering and stabilizer
Currie anti sway bar
Genright Rockers
Front Brake lines

Still deciding on the skids unless I go with Clayton i have to modify the front x-member of the engine skid to clear the 3-link.
Savvy, Rokmen, or Clayton.
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Unread 08-13-2011, 09:48 PM   #162
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Nice LJ!.. welcome back!..and thank you for your service!!

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Unread 08-14-2011, 01:31 AM   #163
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Hey Bud, Welcome back brother.

I got your phone message.....sorry was driving back from missouri and had no signal. But just give me a call tomorrow or anytime now and we can talk. I don't check this board to often.
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Unread 08-16-2011, 12:11 AM   #164
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Nice LJ!.. welcome back!..and thank you for your service!!

Thanks!
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Hey Bud, Welcome back brother.

I got your phone message.....sorry was driving back from missouri and had no signal. But just give me a call tomorrow or anytime now and we can talk. I don't check this board to often.
Thanks for pretty much installing my entire steering system and sway bar and getting all set up. I know doing the steering by myself would have sucked.
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Unread 08-16-2011, 12:20 AM   #165
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The Currie Steering as everyone knows is beef compared to the factory steering... although removing the factory steering gave us some issues.

Couldn't get a castle nut to come off so we decided to cut it.




The Currie sway bar was a lot easier to install than I thought it would be.




It all turned out pretty nice

yes i know i need to paint the track bar bracket
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