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Unread 02-24-2013, 01:58 PM   #646
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Gonna need more info than that to help.
We got it...the track bar was too far to the drivers side.

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Unread 02-24-2013, 05:19 PM   #647
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Alright guys, lift is on and everything is coomplete.
First things first we did the motor mount lift. These M.O.R.E mounts are easily twice as heavy as the OEM ones and MUCH beefier. Definitely happy with them.

Then we did the body lift which was a piece of cake. Frame gap isn't too bad except in the back. I'll get used to it.


Then we got to work on the front end. The springs were kind of a pain to get off at first when we tried the spring compressors. Then I said we should leave them and and drop the axle until they pop out, worked perfectly. Shocks we no problem at all.

New coils and shocks went in easily as well.

First tire on, man these are wide lol.

Front all done and compared to the back...lol.


Pic of the control arm angle and shock.

Frame height at the skid.

Rear all done with no problems.

Out in the sun and adding transmission fluid.

Did a little backyard log flexin'. Ignore my derp face.

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Unread 02-24-2013, 05:41 PM   #648
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Sitrep:

The good:
-Even without being broken in it rides amazing. No need for a regear, it handled the highway and mountain roads just fine. Hardly noticable.
-Only ~1" front rake now. Probably won't even worry about addressing it.
-The ONLY time I heard the tires were on the highway, and that was just a slight hum.
-No driveline vibes whatsoever like I figured.
-DAT STANCE

The bad:
-The rear track bar was an absolute PITA to get to line up after everything was on. We were finally able to shimmy it over and get it to line up. Definitely seeing an adjustable one in the future.
-I have this weird steering, I don't know if it's just the tires or what, but I have a dead spot in my steering wheel (was there prior to lift) and now when it comes out of the dead spot it seems to turn sharper. Any ideas?
-Also braking has been decreased. Nothing to worry about, just need to adjust my driving slightly.
-On the highway, above 60 and ~2300 RPMs, I get this bad shake coming from the front end it feels. It's not enough to effect my driving, but it is quite annoying. Like the dead spot, it was here prior to lift, just not as bad. Again, any ideas?

So happy.
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Unread 02-24-2013, 05:52 PM   #649
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I get the shake too. I just ignore it. I know it won't be long until I have new ball joints, control arms, TRE's (Heims technically) ect.
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Unread 02-24-2013, 05:57 PM   #650
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I get the shake too. I just ignore it. I know it won't be long until I have new ball joints, control arms, TRE's (Heims technically) ect.
Yeah I just ignore it too. But it's pretty annoying now lol.

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Unread 02-24-2013, 06:10 PM   #651
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Unread 02-24-2013, 06:13 PM   #652
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Looks great bud
Thanks man!

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Unread 02-24-2013, 06:16 PM   #653
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Looks great!

My first TJ was a 3 spd with 3.73s and 33s. It works okay, deeper gearing will surprise you though.

Your tires will get louder over time. They are always quiet when new.

If you get an adj track bar go straight to Currie, skip JKS or any of the other brands.

I'll help you do a dry steering test, maybe we can figure out that steering issue.
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Unread 02-24-2013, 07:09 PM   #654
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Looks great!

My first TJ was a 3 spd with 3.73s and 33s. It works okay, deeper gearing will surprise you though.

Your tires will get louder over time. They are always quiet when new.

If you get an adj track bar go straight to Currie, skip JKS or any of the other brands.

I'll help you do a dry steering test, maybe we can figure out that steering issue.
Thanks!

And yeah, I will get the correct gears eventually, but this is completely tolerable for now.

And I planned on getting the Currie one, just gotta get the monies.

Cool, I spent most of my time researching suspension so I don't really know what could be causing it. I know my steering wheel isn't centered either, it is more towards the drivers side.
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Thanks!

And yeah, I will get the correct gears eventually, but this is completely tolerable for now.

And I planned on getting the Currie one, just gotta get the monies.

Cool, I spent most of my time researching suspension so I don't really know what could be causing it. I know my steering wheel isn't centered either, it is more towards the drivers side.
Centering the steering wheel is simple. Just adjust the drag link.
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Centering the steering wheel is simple. Just adjust the drag link.
That's it? Seems easy enough.
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Unread 02-24-2013, 07:35 PM   #657
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Looks good man. Keep it up! I put about 20,000 miles on my 31" duratracs before I sold em and went to 35's. They were just as quiet and rode just as good with still over half the tread left at that point. I had no complaints with em.
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Looks good man. Keep it up! I put about 20,000 miles on my 31" duratracs before I sold em and went to 35's. They were just as quiet and rode just as good with still over half the tread left at that point. I had no complaints with em.
Thanks man! I love them so far.

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Unread 02-24-2013, 10:37 PM   #659
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It's looking great man!!!
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