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Unread 02-16-2010, 07:18 PM   #46
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i wish everyone posted as many pictures as you, nice jeep!

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Unread 02-17-2010, 08:37 AM   #47
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Thanks man! You can't beat black! Except here in the desert when it gets 110 degrees lol
Tell me about it! I've been rollin' in mine w/o AC for 12 years now!
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Unread 02-17-2010, 07:43 PM   #48
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Tell me about it! I've been rollin' in mine w/o AC for 12 years now!
Haha that's funny, I haven't had AC for a few years either... it sucks!!! I know exactally how you feel.
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Unread 01-11-2011, 08:51 PM   #49
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Alright guys I will admit I am guilty if disappearing and neglecting this thread as well as this whole forum in general. My life got very hectic last spring and this past summer. It's been a long road of extreme highs and lows but things are getting back to normal and now its time to get this thread going again. Before I post all the pics from installing the Rough Country 6.5" Long Arm Lift Here are a few more shots from wheeling trips we took in the months prior.















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Unread 01-11-2011, 11:32 PM   #50
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I like your XJ and I love Moab...Subscribed!
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Unread 01-12-2011, 09:44 AM   #51
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Awesome jeep and thread...Cant wait to see the lifted pictures!
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Unread 01-12-2011, 02:02 PM   #52
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I'm not sure if you posted already, but I was wondering what seat covers those are, and where you got them from?
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Unread 01-13-2011, 08:28 AM   #53
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Nice jeep.
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Unread 01-13-2011, 10:05 PM   #54
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Thanks Guys! Alright on to the lift install pictures. I am hoping to do a full review on this lift which is a Rough Country 6.5" Long Arm Lift in a separate thread that will come later but here are the pictures from the install. It took me about 4 days to totally install this life but that was interspersed with hanging out and drinking beer so I am not sure of the actual time. I guess some people have had trouble with parts of this lift but it treated me pretty good. The only issue I had during install was I had to elongate the holes in the cross member that the tranny mounts to because I didn't like the fact that the drive line was not straight in the factory holes. First step was to give the jeep a good washing and remove all the caked on dirt and other stuff from the undercarriage.







Now that she was nice and clean I headed up to my buddy Marks house where we where going to do the install. Here are some pics of the jeep up on the lift ready to be torn apart and my buddy's awesome shop! He has the place all set up with a lift, welding area, tool room, parts room and many other awesome things. I can only hope I can manage to own a shop with half the stuff he has someday



The Tool Room


More pics of the shop and Jeep!








Here are a few pics of the wood stove Mark built for his shop complete with oil feed, a blower that blows air in from the outside via a vacuum cleaner motor, a swiveling heat exchange with double blower fans to blow air from the heat exchange out into the shop and a couple cool little touches added on. The main stove barrel is made out of 1/2 steel and glows red when the stove is burning hot. Mark's shop has basically no insulation in it what so ever with steel walls and roof. A few weeks ago it was just above zero outside and we kept the shop at a balmy 60 degrees inside Yeah I would say the stove works well. The coolest part is he designed and built the whole thing him self!





Anyway back to the jeep build lol Here is a pic of all the parts ready to be installed.


And so the project begins! First to come off are the front shocks.




Then the good old trusty JKS Discos






Next I used a spring compressor and removed the old OME coil springs...
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Unread 01-13-2011, 10:14 PM   #55
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Followed by the upper and lower control arms


The front end looking pretty empty


After that it was time to jack up the tranny and pull the old cross member.






The first new part to be reinstalled on the jeep was the cross member.




After a few trial runs and some tweaking the cross member was installed and it was time to bust out the torch and cut off the old lower control arm brackets. This was kind of tricky since they are welded to the frame pretty well. We ended up cutting off most of them but leaving the bottom plate.

Mark cutting away...






After those were removed it was time to install the new long arms!








Next I did some work on the steering


Then everything pretty much went on in the order it came off including the coils, shocks, new discos and extended brake lines.




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Unread 01-13-2011, 10:15 PM   #56
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Here are a couple pics of the front end basically done. Stayed tuned for the back!


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Unread 01-14-2011, 09:14 AM   #57
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Wow, I have a nice shop, but I am really jealous. Lots of tools I want, like that hoist. That makes the underneath work go so much faster.
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Unread 01-14-2011, 11:15 AM   #58
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i think your swaybar links might mount on the inside of the swaybar? looks like it would straiten them up
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Unread 01-15-2011, 01:03 PM   #59
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Yeah you are right... I realized that and changed them the day after that pic was taken.
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Unread 01-15-2011, 01:40 PM   #60
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cool its lookin good.
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