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Unread 05-01-2013, 02:37 PM   #346
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I considered very strongly NOT doing a mid arm build strictly for the purpose of having a rig around continually that shows what can be done with short arms, good shocks, and JJ's.

There is a very popular misconception that JJ's transmit NVH into the cabin to a degree that it is perceptible by the driver and nothing is further from the truth. In fact I just had someone pick up their rig yesterday to drive it home about 300 miles. I called him this morning to check and he said it is perfectly stable at 75 on the freeway, no discernible NVH, and it is night and day difference from how he brought it to me.

That said, if I were to build an aluminum mid arm, I would go to the larger shank JJ's and 1.75" material for the arms.
I had a feeling you would say a larger rod. Next question. Are you using spray paint? Everyone is wondering why their frame and axles arent this pretty and I can tell its not a coincidence.

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Unread 05-01-2013, 03:58 PM   #347
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Being a SoCal jeep helps the paint last.
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Unread 05-01-2013, 03:58 PM   #348
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I had a feeling you would say a larger rod. Next question. Are you using spray paint? Everyone is wondering why their frame and axles arent this pretty and I can tell its not a coincidence.
Krylon Rust Tough in Semi-flat black for the frame.
Krylon Industrial Rust Tough in Gloss black for the axle.
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Unread 05-01-2013, 04:48 PM   #349
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wow kat that looks so nice. Blaines builds are always my favorite. once i get my surgery and heal, ill be calling you blaine. come on may 29th!
I'm so sorry that you need Surgery, I'm wishing you a speedy recovery! And yes, Blaine does some of the finest work I've ever seen but then I might just be a bit biased
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Unread 05-01-2013, 06:16 PM   #350
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Its getting closer & closer to being ready for delivery.
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Unread 05-01-2013, 08:14 PM   #351
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The 14" Light Bar Wiring


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Unread 05-01-2013, 08:17 PM   #352
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The Driver's Side is Finished!







The Front ARB Air Line is also hooked up and the Rancho Steering Stabilizer is installed.
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Unread 05-01-2013, 08:18 PM   #353
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Its getting closer & closer to being ready for delivery.
Thank you Joe! You are doing an Awesome job!
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Unread 05-01-2013, 08:48 PM   #354
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Thank you Joe! You are doing an Awesome job!
Thanks. Assisting Blaine with your Jeep has been a GREAT learning experience.
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Unread 05-01-2013, 10:32 PM   #355
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Do the passenger side springs sit closer to the edge of the spring bucket than the drivers?
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Unread 05-02-2013, 06:17 AM   #356
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Do the passenger side springs sit closer to the edge of the spring bucket than the drivers?
I install a lot of front springs and I've yet to see any that were the same on both sides. That is likely due to two reasons, cross caster and the fact that the lower spring perches are rotated 180 from each other.

This axle is one of the best I've seen in recent memory.
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Unread 05-02-2013, 10:41 AM   #357
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Where did you ground the light bar? Or are you just running it off the negative terminal? Work is super clean BTW
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Unread 05-02-2013, 02:19 PM   #358
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Where did you ground the light bar? Or are you just running it off the negative terminal? Work is super clean BTW
I ran both wires up to the behind the headlight bucket on the passenger side, split the power off to go to the relay and the ground lead got a ring terminal and attachment under the ground lug at the headlight area.
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Unread 05-02-2013, 08:50 PM   #359
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Unread 05-02-2013, 08:53 PM   #360
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Tires on and Front Flares too!







A huge thanks to Blaine, Joe and Colin for cleaning up my Jeep today! Those rims look really good!
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