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post #526 of 712 Old 02-19-2014, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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Can you take a close up shot of the cable connection to the tub for the tailgate? Thanks.
I will snap one for you in the morning. It is actually a VERY simple setup. The driver's side uses the two side tub bolts from the striker, and you install two nutserts and bolts on the passenger side. Those bolts hold two very simple brackets that the cable is then bolted to. The tailgate end is even more simple....just a 'L' shaped bracket that the cable bolts to and then bolts to the tailgate panel.

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post #527 of 712 Old 02-20-2014, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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What does the FOX say......not for the Jeep. That's what the fox says.


(never seen so much waste of cardboard packaging)



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Do it!
I gave in

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What does the FOX say......not for the Jeep. That's what the fox says.


(never seen so much waste of cardboard packaging)



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I gave in
YES!! That's what I like to hear.

Not sure if I mentioned it previously, but I swapped almost all of the button head stainless bolts for Philips head. I can't recall how many of those darn button heads I snapped and/or rounded off. The Phillips can still strip, but not nearly as easily.
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Dude, I know. My truck is getting spoiled. I hope I actually like the ride with these. I got Bilstien 5100s for my buddy's F250...same lift setup...because I have experience with those and I know he will like them. Kinda went out on a limb with the FOX. General consensus is that with they are a nice ride, they are really just a lot of hype.
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The princess in is getting big....almost 5 months already.


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The princess in is getting big....almost 5 months already.
My daughter is almost 6 months...congrats

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Congrats to you!

They are Corbeau Baja RS (reclining).
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My new rock lights came in last week. There are 20 of the little pods in total. They are waterproof, very slim, have good light output, and allow a single screw to mount them.
I do have some other small cube LEDs that I sell for rock light use, but I wanted to give these a shot to see if they were something I want to add to my catalog.


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Bryce and I participated in our local Katy Rodeo parade this past Saturday. Two of our local groups joined up to ride in it.
My son will use any excuse to dress cowboy.





You can see the Factor 55 'Prolink' in this picture. I had also mounted up a 21" lightbar on the new Motobilt hood brackets to show off the setup at our group meeting this past week. Got that setup sold at the parade.








I also used this event as a chance to test out the new action camera. I drove 70+ with it right there on the way to the parade, and it took great video while cruising. It gives a pretty good vantage point from that location, but I think I will mount it lower while wheeling for better perspective. The wifi works flawlessly, and will be a great asset while wheeling.




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The MetalCloak front trackbar showed up today. I really like the added touch of including a flag nut at the axle end......not everyone does!
Might try to get it installed this week, along with the new tie rod and ends.




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I quit following the debate on here... I take it they cleared up the talk that the MC track bar was too long for a 2in lift? I just put the BDS lift on mine last week, and I would love to center the front axle.

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I have the 2"bds front and the mc track bar. Mine was adjusted to almost as short as it could go and it centered the axle.


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post #540 of 712 Old 02-24-2014, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
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I quit following the debate on here... I take it they cleared up the talk that the MC track bar was too long for a 2in lift? I just put the BDS lift on mine last week, and I would love to center the front axle.
I quit following it too. I heard enough that said it was really the best option.
I don't think I can lose trying.
I am running a 3/4" spacer on top of the 2" coil.
After the 8.8, the backend is a bit higher. I think swapping in a 3" spring would eliminate the need for the spacer and level it with the rear.
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