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post #34576 of 40646 Old 10-23-2013, 08:01 AM
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He is more of the hammer it to fit kind.

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post #34577 of 40646 Old 10-23-2013, 09:35 AM
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All depends where you source your parts, and how creative you are. Seems like you are not one of the bolt on crowd
I have what some might call "redneck ingenuity"...plus I'm cheap lol

Nailed it Chris. Ps: buy my piece of crap truck.

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post #34578 of 40646 Old 10-23-2013, 10:05 AM
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Don't know if I want to take on another project at the moment...........
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post #34579 of 40646 Old 10-23-2013, 10:20 AM
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That sounds familiar lol

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post #34580 of 40646 Old 10-23-2013, 02:14 PM
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Kevin,

here's a pic of my setup. obviously i got the parts at surplus center. i think i got the lines thru Grainger, i dont recall exactly, its been a while



It was as simple as cutting off the bracket for the stabilizer, welding on a 3x4" plate with tabs for the ram, then a piece of channel on the drag link (i couldnt get it to fit on the tie rod with my setup) with some tabs on it. I'm currently running 90deg fittings and shorter lines. that was put on just to get it running, IE trial fitment/run. anyways, its a 3-4 beer project. the hardest part really was the steering box. and it wasnt really hard as it was time consuming. plus i'm horribly color blind and had a helluva time figuring out the different colored ball bearings.





anyways, you get the idea. its pretty basic, and there's a lot of us with welders and a drinking problem..

oh yea, for what its worth, i cant even tell its on there on the freeway. the only time i can tell its there is when i'm parallel parking, because its REALLY easy to turn those 36" swampers compared to stock. lol I'll see i have some pictures of the box somewhere, i'm pretty sure i do.

They speak of my drinking, but they never consider my thirst
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post #34581 of 40646 Old 10-23-2013, 02:52 PM
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Kevin,

here's a pic of my setup. obviously i got the parts at surplus center. i think i got the lines thru Grainger, i dont recall exactly, its been a while



It was as simple as cutting off the bracket for the stabilizer, welding on a 3x4" plate with tabs for the ram, then a piece of channel on the drag link (i couldnt get it to fit on the tie rod with my setup) with some tabs on it. I'm currently running 90deg fittings and shorter lines. that was put on just to get it running, IE trial fitment/run. anyways, its a 3-4 beer project. the hardest part really was the steering box. and it wasnt really hard as it was time consuming. plus i'm horribly color blind and had a helluva time figuring out the different colored ball bearings.





anyways, you get the idea. its pretty basic, and there's a lot of us with welders and a drinking problem..

oh yea, for what its worth, i cant even tell its on there on the freeway. the only time i can tell its there is when i'm parallel parking, because its REALLY easy to turn those 36" swampers compared to stock. lol I'll see i have some pictures of the box somewhere, i'm pretty sure i do.
Gonna need your help with this on both of my jeeps.
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post #34582 of 40646 Old 10-23-2013, 04:48 PM
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Sure thing chief!

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post #34583 of 40646 Old 10-23-2013, 10:20 PM
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Incase anybody was wondering (why you would be in the first place is beyond me), I am still alive.

Actually, I fired up the ZJ and burned the last 1/8 tank of gas tonight:



Still runs good.

All about that unibody life.
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post #34584 of 40646 Old 10-23-2013, 10:25 PM
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Damn, I was hoping to get my hands on your KLR when you didn't show up back home.
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post #34585 of 40646 Old 10-23-2013, 11:04 PM
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Picked up a new tow vehicle today. Sorry Premo no project truck for me.

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post #34586 of 40646 Old 10-23-2013, 11:09 PM
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Dammit! I'm sick of looking at this thing. I'll consider a trade for the dodge. Lmk

Seriously though, nice truck dude

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post #34587 of 40646 Old 10-23-2013, 11:32 PM
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Now I have three super duties and a dodge. You think the Fords will kick it out of the garage?
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post #34588 of 40646 Old 10-24-2013, 12:31 AM
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I keep yo - yo'ing back and forth with this thing. The psc price tag is a serious deterrent. I don't really see paying that much when I'm not a hardcore crawler. Im reading a lot of reviews about the redneck and so far everyone seems pleased with it. I know the internet gets convoluted ocd theoretics and people start with someone making something work that's the size of a marble and before long its justified that you'll need a boulder. I think for the 699.00 for the redneck ram, rebuild my box, port it, and an alleged higher flow pump (probably a tweaked stock pump) it's not a bad price. I'll just need to get a cooler for it and some bracing at the mount end. That save's me 1,000 for something else.... Thats a lot of money.
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post #34589 of 40646 Old 10-24-2013, 02:01 AM
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Always been a fan of the Cummins. Sad that they are gonna be in the new Nissans

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post #34590 of 40646 Old 10-24-2013, 02:10 AM
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I keep yo - yo'ing back and forth with this thing. The psc price tag is a serious deterrent. I don't really see paying that much when I'm not a hardcore crawler. Im reading a lot of reviews about the redneck and so far everyone seems pleased with it. I know the internet gets convoluted ocd theoretics and people start with someone making something work that's the size of a marble and before long its justified that you'll need a boulder. I think for the 699.00 for the redneck ram, rebuild my box, port it, and an alleged higher flow pump (probably a tweaked stock pump) it's not a bad price. I'll just need to get a cooler for it and some bracing at the mount end. That save's me 1,000 for something else.... Thats a lot of money.
I have all PSC components in my XJ. except the cooler. that is an F250 power steering cooler, radiator style.

I would not do it any other way. my XJ steers perfectly, the wheel is nice and light, but not twitchy.

and I have 2-3 times the turning power from stock WITHOUT a ram.

I am all setup for a ram, all I need is to go buy one. but its not that high of a priority since the only time I can't steer is when I am bound up, and a ram won't help you there, it will just break ****.

I run dual ARBs and I don't need to turn the front off to steer lock to lock with ease.


all that is to say, you get what you pay for IMHO
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