After a 300 mile work day in my thoughts I remembered that I had a brand new small flex joint from about 8 years ago. I dug it up pulled it apart and it's the same size bushings as my grenades track bar.
It was too dark for pictures but rebuilding the spherical joint made all the difference. I adjusted it out a little because I never adjusted it after switching or the RC 2.5" springs for the RE 3.5" springs. I netted almost 3" of difference when I installed the new springs so it was definitely in need of adjusting.
In other jeep news I washed my jeep for the first time ever since I've owned it. I don't know if that's a badge of honor or being lazy but the rain always did a pretty good job.
I really enjoyed my last trip out to LC.
The next few things I wasn't really expecting to do and aren't quite necessary are 10 new heim joints and spacers. There's a pretty clunk from worn out heims in the rear suspension. The lowers are all new already so it's got to be the uppers.
I got in a new Ruff Stuff Dana30 3/8" diff cover and another set of 4 heims for the rear upper control arms. My awesome wife got me a new radio for Christmas and I got that installed the other day so now I have tunes again. I'm going wheeling again this month at Twin Buttes near San Angelo, TX.
In non jeep news I recently finished a 9mm AR 15 and changed a few things on my standard 5.56 AR 15. Sometimes guns get in the way of wheeling and vice versa.
Got tired of dragging the belly everywhere. I lost tons belly clearance because the atlas is so big. Probably 1.5-2" worth. I'm working on a way to get Atleast 1" of that back. It had 2.5" RC coils but they were beat so bad the front actually measured stock. I technically added 1" with the RE 3.5" coils but the front had sagged so far it it lifted it 3". The rear wasn't as bad sagging but the RE rear springs are pretty high weight rated so it sits a little butt high. When I add the tire carrier I think that will settle back down some also. 37" tires may be in its future also.
That's beefy. Never seen 1/2" plate used for the mounting surface.
I was shocked at how thick it was. The holes are all nicely machined, the faces are all nicely machined, welds look good and the plug is big enough to actually fill the diff. It'll be better to hit that than anything else on the front end.
Coming soon to a TJ near me. Roll bent rear tube flares!!! I've decided if I'm going to spend all the time to weld out rear fenders I'm going to do it exactly like I want to. Current flares say bye bye. I like radius cut in the armor way better than the 3 sided flare. That's what I'm going for.