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Unread 02-10-2012, 08:42 PM   #46
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Unfortunatly i was unable to get pics during the process.. i didnt wanna get in the mechanics way.
But here is the finished product:

The Body lift

The Emu

The Anti

The Happy Family

My Baby!




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Unread 02-10-2012, 08:53 PM   #47
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Shocks, Springs, BL, MML, Antirock

So with this setup everything went in like a charm, doing the BL and the MML at the same time saved some troubles, (no need for t-case drop, no fan relocation) and after driving for an hour or so i am very much pleased with the result! I have no driveline vibes at all.
The Gears feel smoother, they all just do as they are told - Driving in lower gears feels less jerky - accelerating feels good too.
The OME is fantastic, the ride is smoother. Going over speed bumps feels better. A huge improvement over stock.
I was concerned about the reports of driving with antirock making the vehicle feel like a boat. There is some truth in this - but It feels solid. It will pitch when turning a corner but it will reach a certain point and stop pitching, learn this point and driving aggressively when needed feels safe.

I have the antirock set on the 2nd to last setting. Also i've read that alot of people have to Cut their last link on the antirock to make it fit. I didnt need to.

It took one guy in the Auto shop 6 hours to do all of this, which is pretty good going i think, the BL on its own would have taken me 6 hours! The Shop owner also convinced me that 35's will fit without issue with some larger fenders. I'm Sold.

Gagging to take it on some trails tomorrow!

Edit: one thing i did notice, if i hit a small pot hole or a bump in the road at speed the steering wheel will wobble for a second... is this normal?
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Unread 02-11-2012, 07:23 AM   #48
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Unread 02-11-2012, 09:08 AM   #49
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Unread 02-11-2012, 09:12 AM   #50
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It is good to see you are starting out with good parts for your rubi.
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Unread 02-11-2012, 09:23 AM   #51
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Ahh glad you took my advice on the BL and MML lift. Looks good now get some bigger meats!
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Unread 02-11-2012, 09:53 AM   #52
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It is good to see you are starting out with good parts for your rubi.
Jeffro06's build thread is to blame, i fell in love with that thread when i signed up to this forum!

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Ahh glad you took my advice on the BL and MML lift. Looks good now get some bigger meats!
Yes i'm glad i took heed to your advice! Also after the adjustment the geer changes and acceleration *just* feels so much better! Thankyou!
And yep - looks like i'm going with 35's but im gonna wait until these tires wear down quite a bit and use the $1500 for tires on some cheaper mods - Curries steering - diff cover - trackbar and a slimline shovel replacement!
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Unread 02-11-2012, 09:37 PM   #53
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Just got back from a spin, my baby is now a full grown voluptuous young woman! She performed like a dream, took everything thrown at her, without question or hesitation. Fantastic!

Unfortunatly i shook hands with a 5" tree stump on the way down to the beach and bent the front passenger fender (you can just see it in the pics) - it chipped the paint a little and made an indent which i may be able to mallet out... but i guess a stronger fender mod would prevent this hickup in the future...

Here are the pics (warning: flex porn):










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Unread 02-11-2012, 10:36 PM   #54
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Unread 02-11-2012, 10:55 PM   #55
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Good looking Jeep build...
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Unread 02-12-2012, 10:14 AM   #56
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Good looking Jeep build...
Thanks Chaps
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Unread 02-12-2012, 06:43 PM   #57
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Went out today and brought a new toy for the Jeep, managed to get a good deal on the last unit in the shop!



Ive wanted one of these since i got the jeep and had to use the rubbish factory Headunit/deck!
And yes, thats jeep mud on my jeans
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Unread 02-14-2012, 12:06 AM   #58
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Rubi has a couple of new friends now:


Installed the CD deck / headunit today with the help of this guide - http://www.wranglerforum.com/f40/ins...-up-31293.html

It was pretty simple, but time consuming. soo glad to be rid of that factory deck!

here is a front on view just incase anyone is interested...
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Unread 02-14-2012, 08:40 AM   #59
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Question: With this CD/Headunit, you can avoid using an MP3 player since you have USB connectivity?
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Unread 02-14-2012, 08:25 PM   #60
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Hey ken, Yep it can take a datastick it also has a ipod connetion and comes with ipod lead. also it has a headphone jack for anoything else

Its an Alpine CDE-126BT
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