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?
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!
Originally Posted by AngryTJ
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!
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...