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BDS 4-1/2" Suspension Lift Kit - Jeep Wrangler YJRuffstuff 10 year saleRough Country Lift Kits and Parts!

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Unread 06-25-2015, 09:32 PM   #1
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Project Super Squirrel

As my Jeep Currently Sits its 4.5inches of total lift on 33x10.5 BFG All Terrain. But it did not start out as that But this thread is going to to be the process of building my jeep it different stages. (current stage i call it stage II). Stage II is a Build that is very capable off road and still streetable. It Currently has 8 Full adjustable control arms from IRO. Under Cover Fab works Engine skid plate. Atoz Fab Rock sliders. Advance Adapters Sye. Toms Wood Driveshaft. Banks Monster Exhaust and Banks Headers. Smitty bilt Front and rear steel bumpers with a smitty bilt Gen2 Xrc9.5k winch...

Granted I am a college student and only work 12-15hrs a week so it has taken me close to two years and a lot of money to get the jeep where it is today. Stage II is not finished as of yet. I still have many things to do before i jump up to Stage III of my build. So if your a fellow jeeper who gets bagged on for the 4angry squirrels than this is the thread for you!!

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Unread 06-25-2015, 09:40 PM   #2
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Here is a current photo of how my jeep sits! Also forgot to mention in the previous post that it has currie currectlyc steering with a clayon weld on track bar brack and clayton track bar. A few things i have planned for this week are to put on my IRO extened brake lines before my upcoming trip to rausch creek. I also need to desperatly change my diff fluids..
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Unread 06-25-2015, 11:03 PM   #3
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Good to see some 4 banger love! I'm digging the name for the build too haha.
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Unread 06-26-2015, 12:28 PM   #4
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Hahah thanks man!! Gonna be heading to rausch creek in a few weeks so I'll have plenty of pictures and carnage lol!
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Unread 06-26-2015, 12:40 PM   #5
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You'll have a blast there!! I'm going August 14-16. I always buy the 5 day passes as an excuse to go back haha!
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Unread 06-26-2015, 12:44 PM   #6
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That looks just like my Jeep use to.





I got it with a Pro Comp 4" lift and 33x14 TSL Boggers so the first thing I did was swap out my tires.


I drove the Jeep with the stock engine for 3 years and wheeled the heck out of it. I did install 4.88 gears with a Detroit locker in the rear and a Lock Rite locker in the front. I rode with 33" tires until I got home from Iraq and then put 35" tires on it.
So have a good time with you build and I'll be sure to pop in now and then and see what all you have done to it.


If you haven't done it yet you might want to think about getting the inertia ring that Tri-County Gear offers as it really help the 4 cyl engine off-road and allows you to lug it down to 500RPM's. http://www.tricountygear.com/products/inertia-ring
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Unread 06-26-2015, 01:15 PM   #7
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Thanks man! its actually got a brand new Crate 4cylinder motor. the first one blew at 110k.. rod in the 4th cylinder. brand new crate motor was left over at a shop and i got it 1.2k zero miles. My next big thing to fix is my trans. My throw out bearing is shot causing every gear to grind. I have little to no clutch even with a brand new master/slave... so i gotta get around to that.
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Unread 06-26-2015, 01:34 PM   #8
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Crawled under the jeep to start doing my diff fluid change.. I refuse to ever buy rough country products again.. These are my shocks after just one year. bushings are shot and there rusting to hell
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Unread 06-26-2015, 01:53 PM   #9
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Here is a picture of "Project Super Squirrel" from this past April. As you can see in the picture this was before my IRO adjustable control arms. Not bad flex for stock arms . I can not wait to see how well the IRO arms aid my flex in a few weeks!
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Unread 06-26-2015, 02:10 PM   #10
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I don't know how much money you have to spend but if you can swing it just get rid of the AX-5 and swap in a AX-15. You need the tranny, a Dakota bellhousing from a NV3500 tranny. And the inertia ring just bolts to your flywheel and it really helps the 4 squirrels turn larger tires. Even your 33" tires you would notice a difference. Just a suggestion.


Here's mine flexin out a few years ago. I have a Nth Degree Long Arm kit on mine.


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Unread 06-26-2015, 02:26 PM   #11
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Thats awesome man!! Just out of curiosity wouldn't i have to change the input on the transfercase to 23 spline aswell?
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Unread 06-26-2015, 04:03 PM   #12
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Yes if you upgrade to the AX-15 you have to change the input but I have one that I'd give you. You just pay for the shipping and it is yours.


Just a little more info for you. You need a bellhousing from a Dakota with a 3.9 V-6 manual tranny.
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Unread 06-26-2015, 04:58 PM   #13
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Those IRO arms will treat you well, just make sure to use anti seize on the threaded insert before instal incase you have to adjust them down the road. I had a few years of hard wheeling on my xj and those arms did great. No bushing failures at all. I highly recommend jet lube marine grade anti seize. Holds up to the salty pa winters!!
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Unread 06-29-2015, 01:04 AM   #14
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Thanks squirrelrocket! Definitely will do! In other news.. I had some electrical malfunctions with the jeep today. For some reason when i turned it on this morning my sub and my cig lighter adapter (where i have my phone charger plugged into) didn't turn on. After a couple hours of troubleshooting I only found that the blue 5amp switched power hookup under the dash was no longer providing power when i turned the key causing my sub to not turn on.. I've since rewired my sub to the radio switched power. Also Found out i fried my relay for my 12inch light bar last trip out wheeling.. Oh well thank GOD for warrantied products! New Relay should be here by the end of the week!
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Unread 06-30-2015, 08:27 AM   #15
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Love the name!
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