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post #31 of 58 Old 02-28-2011, 09:10 AM Thread Starter
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daytime damage:














some non jeep photos from yesterday




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post #32 of 58 Old 02-28-2011, 11:30 AM
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I really think the 2 door cherokees are sweet all blacked out. Yours looks really great and I agree about the dents adding character
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post #33 of 58 Old 02-28-2011, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
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I really think the 2 door cherokees are sweet all blacked out. Yours looks really great and I agree about the dents adding character

thanks!

the dents just show that I am not afraid to use it, I mean it tells a story. and gives me a little more credit when i roll up a trail ride with new ppl
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post #34 of 58 Old 03-02-2011, 07:24 AM Thread Starter
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Well I am no longer a front wheel drive jeep


gotta love CL


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post #35 of 58 Old 03-02-2011, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
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i still need to swap in my new leaf springs to get rid of the saggy rear end and i really hate how small my 33's look



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post #36 of 58 Old 03-18-2011, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
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just some updates. got the new leaf springs installed:



also had to get a new driveshaft and clearance the yoke:




and went on a small photoshoot today





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post #37 of 58 Old 05-10-2011, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
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It has been a while since I updated... so here are some updates:

new rear window finally




using the jeep as normal

















and then i found this....








[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snaaX06Y3wE&feature=player_embedded[/video]

which led to this:








and ultimately this:




Right now it is awaiting Long arms and 35's
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post #38 of 58 Old 05-11-2011, 02:51 AM Thread Starter
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oh yes! I cant wait

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post #39 of 58 Old 05-14-2011, 06:46 AM Thread Starter
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Finishing up the instal this morning





I also entered to win a set of Rough Country Shackle Relocation Brackets and I won... So those should get here next week.

Between the Long arms and getting my shackles away 100* angle the jeep will ride nice and have some nice flex to it
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post #40 of 58 Old 05-14-2011, 09:10 AM Thread Starter
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almost there.... easy now! .....


so close to being done!!!

altho my roommates are going to give me **** today i think.... I was out there with an angle grinder at 6:40 this morning lol


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post #41 of 58 Old 05-14-2011, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
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I am in love right now!







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post #42 of 58 Old 05-15-2011, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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Finished the mounting today:



then went and took it down wash boards, woops, and hill climbs and I love it!

also...

lol







I need new brake lines






just os you know my inseam is 34" and it was up to the top of my hip bone




shocks seem to fit the system well





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post #43 of 58 Old 05-20-2011, 08:45 AM Thread Starter
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So Here is a write up on the new Rough Country Shackle Relocation Brackets.

http://www.cherokeetech.com/VBull/sh...7182#post57182

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First what you need is just your average hand tools:



and the only good thing for cinder blocks, tire chalks:



You probably purchased these cause your shackle angle looks like this:



Taking some before measurements:




Next observe your hardware an make sure it is all accounted for:



Loosen your shackle bolts, BP blaster may be required for some rusty bolts (if you have that sort of thing). I used a breaker bar and it made quick work.




Remove your shock bottom bolt



Jack up the jeep and remove the shackle:





Next instal the box:




And the front nut strip:



Tighten it all down:



Next install the bottom bracket:



and torque everything down to spec(yes a torque wrench is a basic hand tool!!!):



Find your optimum shackle position and instal:



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post #44 of 58 Old 05-20-2011, 08:45 AM Thread Starter
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After Measurements:





Then admire the jeep and figure out how much lift your front end needs:




Then go find an RTI ramp or a loading dock and measure for the new shocks
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post #45 of 58 Old 05-20-2011, 10:13 AM
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looks good man

02 TJ 4.0 | D44 Rear | 4.88 Yukon | OX Rear Locker | 35x12.5x15 MTR-Kevlar | 15x8 Ultra 061
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