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Imped 02-18-2009 02:16 PM

'rock crawling go-cart' or something
 
Alright guys, I figured I should start a build thread since it's the cool thing to do, and I've got some pretty cool stuff boiling up. I'll just post some pics for now and get posting on the progress as it....progresses.


First day I got it....20 degrees, top down, doors off. Still the best day of my life.
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...15190_5143.jpg

New meats. Bye bye chrome grill cover. Thank God.
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...15196_6768.jpg

RE BB, wheelin @ the Badlands...that's the famous "Pumpkinator" behind me.
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...40007_9860.jpg

Why they call me "Float Test"....
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...42534_8443.jpg

Hittin' up the wall that James (Pumpkinator) can't do....easily.
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...42527_6161.jpg

Chillin
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...42526_5808.jpg

RC 2.5" installed...not leveled, yet. Pics of that will be up later.
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/DSCN1501.jpg

@ The Badlands again...this was the "Hurricane Ike" run
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...45909_8522.jpg

http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...145906_784.jpg

Me, Jeff, and Mike(Gribbles)
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...45898_8919.jpg

Imped 02-18-2009 02:17 PM

Hurrican Ike run
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...40051_5003.jpg

She likes gettin dirty
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...40041_1453.jpg

Interlake Run (amazing)
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...77277_3996.jpg

For those of you wondering how the RC 2.5 flexes
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...77276_3790.jpg

PLANS:
Rubicon Dana 44 rear w/locker
Superior shafts
HP Dana 30
4.88s
35" BFG KM2s
JB Conversions SYE w/ CV shaft
Rock Krawler 4 link rear conversion
Currie double-Johnny joint adjustable control arms
Rokmen Tummy tuck, gas tank skid, engine skid, steering box skid
JKS 1.25" BL and MML
Some fender trimming
Other little surprises....

Most of this stuff has already been ordered or is already sitting at my house. I'll take pics as things arrive. Work will begin soon, with most being done over my spring break, starting March 13th. Plenty of other little things have been done since I got the Jeep. All can be seen in my profile.

Bennettj13 02-18-2009 02:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by imped4now (Post 6610795)
Hittin' up the wall that James (Pumpkinator) can't do....easily.
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...42527_6161.jpg

I could do that wall in my sleep, when I had more than 20% tread on my steet tires with stock suspension, and when it's dry outside. F U man. F U in the A with a D.

I love that you call your Jeep Float Test. When I originally said that, i never thought it would stick. Hopefully you guys have some stuff to work on when I get home. You'll make me feel bad for having everyone's help, and not being there to help you guys. Course, I'll only feel bad until I'm climbing over a mountain and laughing because you guys used to make fun of my stockness. And you will be the ones not keeping up.

Keep up the good work bro. I'm looking forward to getting home and getting back at it with you guys.

xvincentx 02-18-2009 02:28 PM

Cute Jeep and Nice Girlfriend..

... or Cute Girlfriend and Nice Jeep..

gribbles 02-18-2009 02:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bennettj13 (Post 6610891)
I could do that wall in my sleep, when I had more than 20% tread on my steet tires with stock suspension, and when it's dry outside. F U man. F U in the A with a D.

I love that you call your Jeep Float Test. When I originally said that, i never thought it would stick. Hopefully you guys have some stuff to work on when I get home. You'll make me feel bad for having everyone's help, and not being there to help you guys. Course, I'll only feel bad until I'm climbing over a mountain and laughing because you guys used to make fun of my stockness. And you will be the ones not keeping up.

Keep up the good work bro. I'm looking forward to getting home and getting back at it with you guys.

I have a feeling Connor and I won't have much trouble keepin up bro :thumbsup:

Imped 02-18-2009 03:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bennettj13 (Post 6610891)
I could do that wall in my sleep, when I had more than 20% tread on my steet tires with stock suspension, and when it's dry outside. F U man. F U in the A with a D.

I love that you call your Jeep Float Test. When I originally said that, i never thought it would stick. Hopefully you guys have some stuff to work on when I get home. You'll make me feel bad for having everyone's help, and not being there to help you guys. Course, I'll only feel bad until I'm climbing over a mountain and laughing because you guys used to make fun of my stockness. And you will be the ones not keeping up.

Keep up the good work bro. I'm looking forward to getting home and getting back at it with you guys.

Thanks man, can't wait.
Quote:

Originally Posted by xvincentx (Post 6610910)
Cute Jeep and Nice Girlfriend..

... or Cute Girlfriend and Nice Jeep..

The latter works better. :thumbsup:
Quote:

Originally Posted by gribbles (Post 6610937)
I have a feeling Connor and I won't have much trouble keepin up bro :thumbsup:

Hellz yeah.

funky_boss23 02-19-2009 11:31 AM

I noticed in the pic on your driveway you have the TC drop on. Was it necessary?

Did you have to relocate the track bars?

Reason I ask is, I'm looking for a similar stance that your rig has. 31" and the 2.5" RC lift.

How's the ride?

I really like your vehicle. Not too much, not too little, just right.

Well done.

JT

gribbles 02-19-2009 12:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by funky_boss23 (Post 6617863)

I really like your vehicle. Not too much, not too little, just right.

Well done.

JT

Haha, funny thing is it is about to go through a drastic change

funky_boss23 02-19-2009 12:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gribbles (Post 6618220)
Haha, funny thing is it is about to go through a drastic change

Yeah, I read that somewhere in his post.

I should have clarified, it's just right for what I'm trying to accomplish with my jeep. Just looking for a capable vehicle to take me places no one else can get to without comprimising too much as it is my DD.

JT

Imped 02-19-2009 01:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by funky_boss23 (Post 6617863)
I noticed in the pic on your driveway you have the TC drop on. Was it necessary?

Did you have to relocate the track bars?

Reason I ask is, I'm looking for a similar stance that your rig has. 31" and the 2.5" RC lift.

How's the ride?

I really like your vehicle. Not too much, not too little, just right.

Well done.

JT

Yes, for me it was necessary. I am not a fan of vibes and they were minor, but it was necessary. Now, the full inch was absolutely unnecessary and I ended up replacing those spacers with less than 1/2" of washers. Those spacers became my seat risers. I don't have stock track bars anymore...JKS on both ends. For me, because I'm OCD about that stuff, it was necessary. I'm keeping my front JKS track bar and the rear will be sold to gribbles because I won't need it anymore....4 link. The ride is EXCELLENT. Keeping the control angles low is key to a good ride. I have 3.5" up front and 2.5 in the rear. It sits nice and level, but I don't have any current pics of it. I'll take some, along with all of the parts that have been showing up, soon. If you do go with the RC 2.5 (I would), get some 3/4" spacers for the front. It makes a big difference. Thanks for the compliments. At first, this was my stopping point because I knew it would look damn good and do well off road. But, it obviously didn't stop there.

funky_boss23 02-19-2009 02:07 PM

Thanks for the reply imped4now. There's too much dicussion in the RC thread to keep me reading. Thought I would get right to the point, hence asking you directly.

My Procomp shocks are on their way out so I'm starting to do some searching on different setups.

I really like the stance yours has. I'll be working with a similar platform.

http://picasaweb.google.ca/lh/photo/...eat=directlink

Can you or anyone kindly describe driveline vibrations? I hear/read all about them but with no real description of what they are. I understand the concept, but "feel"?

Thanks,

JT

Imped 02-19-2009 02:18 PM

You'll know if you feel them. Some will have them, some won't. Just make sure to know exactly how "smooth" your jeep feels before you install the lift. Nice color, btw.

gribbles 02-19-2009 02:22 PM

it is a vibration you cannot mistake. In most situations you will only feel it in certain rpms or speed, it is bad for the drivesafts and makes for an unpleasant drive, that said, I have a slight vibration around 48-52 mph due to this, but will be taken care of soon. Some times it is very slight, other times much worse, every jeep is different

funky_boss23 02-19-2009 02:46 PM

Thanks guys.

Looking forward to watching your progress imped4now.

JT

Imped 02-20-2009 08:34 AM

Parts that are in my posession:

Superior D44 shaft kit
RK 4 Link and truss
JBC SYE

The Rokmen stuff (tummy tuck, steering skid, BL, MML) is on its way and the Currie arms will be ordered next week. Then it's time to pick up the HP30 and get working on the axles. Current pics of the jeep and parts to come, but I gotta leave for Chicago! If anyone is from the area and knows of some good bars (cheap) that would be awesome.

Imped out.


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