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post #46 of 58 Old 05-20-2011, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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looks good man
Thanks!

I am saving for some 35's right now so it will fill in the empty wheel wells. 33's are not cutting it any more.

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post #47 of 58 Old 05-20-2011, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
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so of course I had to get some flex pictures....

here is where I was before:

(blue circle is where I can now get to with the brackets)




here is where I can get to now. that blue circle is there as a reference:



and some more:









I tried doing it in reverse but the rear tire kept wanting to climb the wall...






Then I threw in a stock isolator leveling it out some.




an some cosmetics too. finally got the back retinted to a 5%


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post #48 of 58 Old 05-22-2011, 02:43 PM Thread Starter
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just an updated list:

-1996 SE
-4.0/AX-15/231

Front Axle
-HP dana 30
-3.07 gearing
-Spicer U-Joints
-Spicer lower ball joints
-Speciality Alignment's Alignment upper Ball joints
-Gusseted Control Arm Mounts
-GMC c1500 Brake lines
-RC 8159 13" Shocks
-4.56

Rear Axle
-C8.25
-3.07
-ripped off and rewelded Shock Mounts
-Wrangler Rear Brake line
-RC 8160 12" Shocks
-4.56
-new shock mounts

Suspension
-6.5" RC coils with 1.5" Tera Flex Spacer and stock isolator
-4.5" RC Leafs with 1.75" Tera Flex shackle
-RC Adjustable Track Bar
-2" wheel base stretch
-RC Long arms
-RC Shackle Relocation Brackets

Tires/Wheels
-33x10.5r15 Super Swamper TSL Radial's
-Unique 297's 15x8 - 4" BS
-36x13.5r15 or 35x12.5r15 tires

Armor
-custom 3/8" front bumper
-Front Skid
-Tcase Skid
-custom rear bumper
-weld in sliders

Engine
-MSD Ignition
-Performance Injection Ev6 Injectors
-MSD 12mm plug wires
-Blast coil
-62mm Bored throttle body
-2.5" custom exhaust
-2 row radiator
-2/0 battery cables/grounds

Interior
-5% tinted window
-full custom mechanical gauges
-4 Diamond Audio Hex Component Speakers
-2 Rockford Fosgate Punch series 10" subs/amp
-Custom false floor

Misc
-custom roofrack
-Clearanced extended Yoke
-trimmed fenders
-trimmed rear quarters
-cobra CB
-102" S.S. whip CB antenna
-PA system
-4 Hella 550 front mounted lights with 100watt Super White bulbs/12awg wiring
-2 fog light rear mounted lights with 100watt Super White bulbs/12awg wiring
-removable doors
-full recovery gear and tool's

Black = current
Red = plans for the next 3-6 months
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post #49 of 58 Old 05-25-2011, 01:32 AM Thread Starter
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Debating on if my jeep will look good with a front stinger...

Idea's?

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post #50 of 58 Old 05-25-2011, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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Okay SO I got my new Brake line installed and my new shocks installed!

I mean look at the difference :lol:

also believe it or not Butter is what I always use to instal bushings. why you might ask?

1) biodegradable
2) Cleans up easy
3) doesnt react or harm any bushing
4) any excess will melt away in the sun
5) cheap and available
6) works the best. I can install even the bar pins by hand..






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post #51 of 58 Old 05-25-2011, 12:40 PM
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Debating on if my jeep will look good with a front stinger...

Idea's?

Thoughts?

Comments?
I think you are tall enough and have enough tire to pull off a stinger. To me, that's what it takes to make a stinger look at home. This is one of my favorite stingers TNT Customs Stinger/Bumper but if it were on my Jeep as it sits....the bumper would be writing checks my XJ couldn't cash.

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post #52 of 58 Old 05-25-2011, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the feedback!

I would be adding on the front bumper. I mean 3/8" 3x6 steel is nice to have.

I can get one for about $60 shipped and just weld it on, I have a winch mount ready to go too but need a winch....

Also need 35's that I should be saving for
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post #53 of 58 Old 05-25-2011, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
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UH!!! I need my front brake lines to come in soon....




altho my 1ton dodge rear brake line works wonders!!! it is 6" longer than my yj line and 9" longer than stock. direct bolt in. This is at near full droop




and It seems as tho my new shocks were measured right too! you can see the passenger side one is near perfect compressed length and the drivers I think is near full droop
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post #54 of 58 Old 05-26-2011, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
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Picked up 2 Grand Cherokee Upper Control Arm Bushings because mine disappeared... I have about 10% of the bushing left so the bar is smacking around in the mounts... How I dont have death wobble I dont know....

Grand cherokee bushings have the solid bolt sleeve where the regular cherokees have a big bolt sleeve that has little bumps in it to center the bolt.
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post #55 of 58 Old 05-26-2011, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
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also did a quick shake down run (which is where I found out my bushings were bad). nothing to hard just something to shake the bolts loose real good so I can do a final torque












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post #56 of 58 Old 05-26-2011, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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So I took the new ones and drilled them out to 1/2" hardware because of these....



only 1 hour to instal one side..... I will go in the morning to instal the other side....

These things are the biggest pain in the *** to change....



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post #57 of 58 Old 05-27-2011, 10:15 AM Thread Starter
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Alright So this is how I replaced my UCA Bushings.

First you take your control arm and remove the bolt:



then you put it up and out of the way:



then you take your All joint press and pop it out: (mind you on the drivers side I had to use a 1 5/16" socket on the end to push it all the way thru)



then once removed set your new one in:



and then press it all the way in:



and once it is seated bolt it all the way back up: (i drilled out the "bumps" and then used 1/2" hardware on mine)



Install time was just over an hour on the drivers side about 20 minutes on the passenger side

also found some new rock rash!




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post #58 of 58 Old 05-31-2011, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
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So I did a bit of wheeling yesterday and


full damage report






leaky axle seals





I dont know how I hit the drag link




I dont know how I hit the exhaust either



flexed and cracked the rear hatch


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