Got a couple of parts in on Friday- Drop hitch for the Hummer to help with the towing angle, new Pitbull so I finally have a spare, Poly Performance limit straps, locking lugnuts for the Racelines and a fast flash relay for my LEDs.
I was leaving at 7:00am Saturday morning for the off-road event, so I didn't have much time to get it all installed. I started with the fast flash mod, got it installed (including pics), then it turns out it is for a 2001 and up jeep.... Mine is a 2000. So that didn't work.
Now I'm sweating like crazy because it's like 100 degrees and I still have to mount the beadlock. So after pounding 40 ounces of waters, I got started on the 32 bolts.
Starter bolts in place:
All the bolts torqued down to about 15 ft/lbs. Sweat literally running off of my nose, I wrapped a tow strap around the tire to seal it. Then hooked up the CO2 to get the back end to seal on the wheel (youtube trick):
Then rolled it over to the rear stinger and lifted the 120lb wheel/tire combo onto it's new resting place:
Finally have a spare back on! The weight of the rear tire helps to balance out the rear so there is not much of a rake now.
And speaking of weight, I weighed the TJ on a truck scale this weekend. Without doors and no spare, I was around 3990lbs (no driver, half a tank of gas). With the spare I'm right around 4100lbs. Not too bad considering I have 600lbs of wheels and tires and all of the armor on here.
Now it is off to the 4x4 event!! Pics to come...