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post #46 of 77 Old 06-23-2013, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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Here's an update of the work that's been completed so far. The hardest part of the whole lift process thus far has been the drilling and tapping of the two holes in the front spring perches. They needed to be drilled and tapped for the installation of the lower bumpstops. It's like the metal is made of Kryptonite or something! Sheesh, it took me literally four or five hours to get through the pad! I've had some minor issues getting things to go together, but nothing major.

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post #47 of 77 Old 06-24-2013, 01:05 AM Thread Starter
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Here's the tires I'm going with. They're the General grabber in 33X10.5R15. I like the more narrow look of these, and I like to keep the Jeep's track somewhat narrow as well. I've been places where a wider stance wouldn't fit. I'm sort of stuck with the crappy OEM Ecco wheels at the moment, but they'll work...they have since it was new. I've also got the wheel spacers on there as well. I'm hoping to sell enough crap to get aftermarket wheels. I really like the Procomp 7031, but I've been seeing them on what seems like every other Jeep out there!
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Here's the transfer case work that I got completed yesterday. It's super easy to do the SYE kit and teralow kit as long as you can read and follow directions. The teralow kit, for those who don't know, lowers the 4lo range from the stock 2.72:1 to 4.0:1, like the factory rubicon case.
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Before...http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/attac...1&d=1373154981

After...http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/attac...1&d=1373155043
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post #50 of 77 Old 07-06-2013, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
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Added the savvy under armor. This piece is VERY stout. It completely replaces the transmission mount and adds a frame-supported crossmember for strength and rigidity. The body lift and motor mount lift are absolutely necessary for this belly! It tucks that transfer case up there very tightly. It's a bit of a PITA to get all the fasteners in place and torqued down, but it gave me at least 2-3" of additional ground clearance. Highly recommended!

I also installed the transfer case cable shifter assembly. It's also highly recommended! It flows very smoothly, bolts up with very little effort, and allows for proper alignment and operation with the belly and MML/BL combo.
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Some light flexing near the house today. I didn't want to push it too hard, I don't have my shocks installed yet. It handled everything with ease. The teralow kit is great. A little noisy, but I'm sure it will quiet down once the gears break in.
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post #52 of 77 Old 07-06-2013, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
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Moar flexing and some teaser pics of the new H4 headlight housings and Halo rings. The pic isn't so good, but they're supposed to be the amber rings, but they sent me one red and one amber. The amber one has two LEDs that wont light up. I'm in the process of emailing back and forth to get exchanges for it.
The Jeep didn't even hesitate to climb up that block! I cannot wait to hit a decent trail with this thing. I'm very pleased with it so far.
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It's going to feel so different out on the trail.
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post #54 of 77 Old 07-07-2013, 11:52 AM
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The Jeep looks great , you have put a lot of work into it and it shows . If you can would you post up how the Generals do once you get them offroad ?

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post #55 of 77 Old 07-07-2013, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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The Jeep looks great , you have put a lot of work into it and it shows . If you can would you post up how the Generals do once you get them offroad ?
Thanks. I plan on doing a review of sorts on them. So far, they're much quieter than the BFG ATs I had on there before. They are quite heavy as well. Can be considered good AND bad, I guess.

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Here's a little slideshow I made with some new pics. Enjoy...


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Sweet slideshow!! Jeep looks great how does drive after all your hard work?
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post #58 of 77 Old 07-16-2013, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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It drives quite well, surprisingly. It's a bit more noisy, and I can definitely tell that rack is up there in the turns. I still haven't gotten my shocks delivered yet, and I know they will help tremendously with the ride as well. The change in gearing has been the biggest surprise. It revs through the first 3-4 gears like crazy. It runs right at 3k rpm at 70mph! It used to run 2500@65-ish. There goes any semblance of fuel mileage it had left.
It's also strange feeling that front locker do its thing. Sort of reminds me of a FWD car with power steer, except its random and unpredictable. Not dangerous or annoying, just interesting.
The noise, I'm told, is from the under armor. It raised the trans and TC up and added a frame mounted crossmember for the trans to bolt to. It's more of a solid mount that transfers noise and vibration to the frame more. I'll get used to it.

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post #59 of 77 Old 07-27-2013, 10:44 AM Thread Starter
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Got my shocks installed and have driven it a little bit. These things are super stiff! It makes the ride WAY better, especially with that rack up there!


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They were a giant B to compress for install and cost about a month's mortgage, but worth it!

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post #60 of 77 Old 07-27-2013, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
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Here's a long video of our TJ followed by a short slideshow at the end. Brownie points to whomever can name that tune! What's it from? rofl. I know the video is long, but check it out, it shows some good angles and flexing.


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