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The Original 3/8" Ruffstuff Diff Cover!Ruffstuff 3 Link Kit!The Ruffstuff Optima Battery Box!

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Unread 10-13-2009, 11:12 AM   #16
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and on to fixing the tire flex issue... i borrowed a groving iron (thanks glen!) today and after doing lots of reading on pros/cons i got to cutting
first cut... like butter

i did two angled cuts, per Glens recomendations, and removed most of the center wear bar

on top of an uncut tsl

i only had time to do one tonight but it look about 40 min... i suspect i will have that down below 30 on the next 3...

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Unread 10-13-2009, 11:13 AM   #17
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After i finished those it was time to head to CO and Moab for a week!

bent track bar trail fix... highlift jack handle...


this doesnt do it justice but that wall was prob 10+ ft tall!

me not making it up escilator



sweet flex! 8)




the crack
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Unread 10-13-2009, 11:14 AM   #18
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you may notice a tire change between CO and moab... i blew out a side wall going through vail pass and had to run my bald mts up front :cry: which i think contributed greatly to me not making it up escilator... so now do i buy two more 33s or save up and buy 4 35s :twisted:
over all im super happy with how my jeep did. the LCG had a huge impact on almost every obsticle! there were times i could walk up when others would bounce and/or pull a tire :wink:
i need to outboard my rear shocks ASAP so i can get a little more up travel so taking bumps at speed isnt so brutal... poison spyder/ golden spike was a long day... with all our gear by the end of the trip my springs had settled onto the bump stops at ride height :shock:
so next is:
outboard shocks
do a gas tank lift and install newer style gas tank skid
ive also started my designs for rockers and F&R bumpers...
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Unread 10-13-2009, 11:15 AM   #19
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my old gas tank skid was caved in... so i picked up a later model skid plate... and cut it up
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/st...arance-736901/
i cut the mounting tabs off and rewelded them 1in down, which gave me another inch clearance... didnt think about before pics
heres the old one

and here is the new one installed

another view
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Unread 10-13-2009, 11:17 AM   #20
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I also got new coils!

as you can see... my rear springs were shot! the old were 2.5 in sky jackers and the new are rough countrys new progressive rate 2.5 in springs


Out boarded my shocks this weekend:
New wheel spacers:

Took some 2.5x.25 wall square tubing for my new lower shock mounts



after lots of moving, measureing, and axel cycling here is the final position

our method for marking 8)

first fit...

lower mount tacked on... it def tight down there

nick working on the other shock mount

burnin in the upper

pass side done and painted

cut driver... man thats a big hole

filled up... we were getting down to the wire... had to drive back to rolla in 2 hours... so no more pics till we were done...

final shock positions from behind

and one more

took some closer pics of the lower shock mounts


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Unread 10-13-2009, 11:18 AM   #21
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My jeep was stolen and returned in Feb 09 but they destoyed my lock cyl so...
I installed a push button start and some other stuff...

trying to find a good ground for ignition... actually the most comfortable position i could get in...

ill get more pics tom when i finish putting all the trim back on
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Unread 10-13-2009, 11:19 AM   #22
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i did this by a single paragraph "this is kinda how i did it from what i remember" so its not too hard once you figure out what all the wires do...
this is the ignition connector that plugs into the lock cylinder, i dont know what the ones with the chips look like or how they work, also as you can see i didnt repin to every wire, i cant figure out some of them and i dont have a fsm to give me a pin out... but so far everything works :roll:

also bc my jeep was broken into and the lock cylinder was destoyed i no longer have a steering wheel lock, for those who do this unless you take apart the steerind column and remove the lock you will still have to put the key in.
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Unread 10-13-2009, 11:20 AM   #23
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some final install pics
made a peice of brushed stainless to supprt the push button

over all

jeep off

jeep on

as you can see i pulled the other switch fillers out... some trial and ERROR messed up the other too... so if anyone has some theyd like to let go let me know so i can wire up my acc switch...
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Unread 10-13-2009, 11:20 AM   #24
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brown santa came today and dropped off some new rubber!!!!!

man thats some deep tread!

these with be replacing this

thats what happens when you run an ltb with no air pressure through Vail pass at 12am :roll:
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Unread 10-13-2009, 11:21 AM   #25
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I had a pinion bearing go out so at the moment my jeep is on stands agian while i track down another HP Dana 30 because the race spun and tore up the housing... boo
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Unread 10-13-2009, 12:08 PM   #26
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Im also currently working on a buddies XJ... Dual traingulated 4 link rear with coil conversion and 3 link front. Axels are HP44 and FF60 on 38" TSLs!!!
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Unread 10-13-2009, 01:10 PM   #27
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Awesome build man. I love reading over these build threads with guys doing things that I really never even though about looking into. I need to take some lessons!
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Unread 10-13-2009, 03:20 PM   #28
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sweet...now just clean up the inside and outside...lol
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Unread 10-13-2009, 03:26 PM   #29
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love the TJ! cant wait to lift mine haha
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Unread 10-13-2009, 05:27 PM   #30
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sweet...now just clean up the inside and outside...lol
what do you mean? the outside gets washed once a week and it was clay bared and waxed a couple days after the push button start was installed... I keep my jeep cleaner than most.......
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