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post #46 of 437 Old 02-27-2013, 05:16 AM Thread Starter
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Nice man! Love the actual 35" Krawlers!
Thanks! Best tires it has had on it.


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post #47 of 437 Old 03-01-2013, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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First of the new parts came in today. The Savvy Offroad gas tank skid. This thing is super sexy. Pictures don't do it justice.

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post #48 of 437 Old 03-01-2013, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
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Almost forgot the picture...

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post #49 of 437 Old 03-01-2013, 03:55 PM
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Sweet looking rig man. I'd love to see some more shots off the off-roading you do!
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post #50 of 437 Old 03-02-2013, 07:21 AM Thread Starter
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I am hoping to get a bunch more pictures next time out. I normally slack on the pictures because I like to cover a lot of ground.

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post #51 of 437 Old 03-02-2013, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
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The fun continues today with new 1" lift motor mounts from Brown Dog. Made in the USA is a huge plus.

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post #52 of 437 Old 03-05-2013, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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Got the Savvy Offroad body lift today from brown santa. I am very impressed by the quality of both parts I have bought from them. I will definitely be a repeat customer of theirs. Gerald was also very nice to talk to on the phone regarding removing the dent in my gas tank.

I was hoping to start on the body lift tonight, but a massive migraine is making me pretty miserable.

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post #53 of 437 Old 03-07-2013, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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Body lift is on. It went fairly smooth. The only hiccup was the one captured nut in the rear started spinning. A bit of grinder and welder though, and it was fixed. Tonight I painted the new UCF ultra high clearance skid that came in yesterday. Then I took off my UCF engine skid, which has saved my oil pan from certain destruction. Its a bit bent, but it will be reused. Look at all those scrapes on it. Rode hard and put away wet.

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post #54 of 437 Old 03-08-2013, 09:47 AM
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Impressive picture! But paint that up she'll be good as new... Ish.
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post #55 of 437 Old 03-09-2013, 10:09 AM Thread Starter
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New gas tank skid is on. Looks great and sits a lot higher. Next up is the motor mount lift.

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Forgot the picture again...

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post #57 of 437 Old 03-09-2013, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
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An hour later and the new engine mounts are in. It was not nearly as hard as I thought it was going to be.

I was also able to start it up for the first time since I started all of this work, as the gas tank is back in and the fan is no longer in contact with the shroud. Sounded a bit smoother and more controlled with the new mounts. Although it has been a while since I drove it.

Tomorrow starts with an oil change, and then I will move onto the UCF lo pro mount and ultra high clearance skid. Hopefully it all goes smooth.

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post #58 of 437 Old 03-15-2013, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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Got everything finished up tonight. I am amazed at the clearance gains with the new skid. Now up to 18" in the center.

It required a good bit of grinding on the trans mount to get the lo pro mount in, but eventually I got it. Had to move the exhaust mount as well.

Finally got to take it for a ride. I was expecting some kind of vibration to arise from all this work. Nothing felt out of the ordinary, and the drive train seemed more responsive with the new mounts. 4x4 still engaged fine, even without going to a cable shifter like everyone recommends.

The old UCF no body lift skid is going to its new home under my friends LJ tomorrow. He is looking forward to getting the extra protection from it.

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post #59 of 437 Old 03-15-2013, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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Here's the picture of my new found ground clearance.

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post #60 of 437 Old 03-15-2013, 08:32 PM
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Did you do a body lift for that skid? Or did you have to modify the tub at all with the 241?
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