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Unread 04-02-2013, 10:48 PM   #376
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Did you have to lower the transfercase skid at all with that 1/4" drop?

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Unread 04-03-2013, 01:53 AM   #377
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texlurch, your Jeep looks awesome! btw I see there's a Monte Carlo sitting next to the Jeep in the garage?!
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Unread 04-03-2013, 08:40 AM   #378
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Did you have to lower the transfercase skid at all with that 1/4" drop?
Nope, just had to get it positioned just right. 1/2 inch at closest point to the 242.

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texlurch, your Jeep looks awesome! btw I see there's a Monte Carlo sitting next to the Jeep in the garage?!
Yup, 85 SS with an LT4/T56 and Hotchkiss suspension
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Unread 04-03-2013, 12:05 PM   #379
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Yup, 85 SS with an LT4/T56 and Hotchkiss suspension
NICE!! I'm building a 79 Monte pro-tourer with a LS1 & T56
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Unread 04-03-2013, 12:18 PM   #380
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texlurch, why does it look so low in the front? i mean it looks REALLY low compared to the rear


edit: maybe its just me? it looks ok from the drivers side shot, but from the pass side shot, it looks super low. maybe just the angle?
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Unread 04-03-2013, 03:24 PM   #381
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texlurch, why does it look so low in the front? i mean it looks REALLY low compared to the rear


edit: maybe its just me? it looks ok from the drivers side shot, but from the pass side shot, it looks super low. maybe just the angle?
Pass side rear was in a bit of a hole.
In the shop all 4 corners are even. Rear sits an inch higher, just like stock.
Net lift is 5 inches from the Upcountry height.
I guess when they advertise lift, it's from the stock, non-Upcountry numbers.
Thinking about adding some 3/4 spacers on the front, just to level it out.
Took a drive with the new front Addco bar; much mo' butta!!
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Unread 04-03-2013, 04:17 PM   #382
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Lift is done: still have to swap front swaybar, and do some fine tuning. Drives good on the initial road test
Front hub to fender 24", rear 25.5". Guess the winch is sagging it a tad, and only have 1/2 tank.

Lift specs: RC long arms; IRO 6.5 springs, crossmember, xfer skid, rear sway bar links; Bilstein shocks; Level 8 16 x 8.5 wheels, Duratrac 265/75
Drag link flip, IRO TB drop bracket, RC TB

Still have to do the tie rod flip, inner sleeves, RCV axles, inner C gussets, Eaton E-locker

What kind of front push bar is that? I like that setup.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 04:57 PM   #383
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What kind of front push bar is that? I like that setup.
It's a combination bullbar, Fawkes relocation bracket and some home grown mods to get it high enough to clear the winch hawse.

No idea on the brand; I got it used.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 06:04 PM   #384
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Unread 04-03-2013, 06:15 PM   #385
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Pass side rear was in a bit of a hole.
In the shop all 4 corners are even. Rear sits an inch higher, just like stock.
Net lift is 5 inches from the Upcountry height.
I guess when they advertise lift, it's from the stock, non-Upcountry numbers.
Thinking about adding some 3/4 spacers on the front, just to level it out.
Took a drive with the new front Addco bar; much mo' butta!!
Wow really? That front sway bar is much better huh? I got the addco swaybar and it definitely helped over the stock coat hanger but the stick front looks pretty beef. Does it really help more?
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Unread 04-03-2013, 10:04 PM   #386
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Stock front looks large, but is hollow. Just the difference in weight is pretty significant.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 10:17 PM   #387
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You are at 6" up fromt and almost 7" in rear...
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Unread 04-04-2013, 08:54 AM   #388
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You are at 6" up fromt and almost 7" in rear...
From non-Upcountry numbers.

After a couple drives, the rear has come down a tad more. Now at 6.5 from stock almost exactly
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Unread 04-05-2013, 10:36 PM   #389
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Got my Tom Woods shaft in, took it for a longer drive up and down the pass. Cruising at 65-70 handles the curves great.
Got my front flares done; once I get the rears on, and the RCV/ball joints done I'll go try and see how it flexs's.
Also got shipping notice on my JCR sliders so should be done for this go-round next week... yeah!
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Unread 04-06-2013, 07:49 AM   #390
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Came home from my business trip and found 4 boxes from Rough Country so the LA upgrade kit arrived. Waiting for the Clayton springs, Bilsein shocks, isolators and JKS trac bar.

Still need to purchase SS and spring spacers to accommodate the 200lb winch and bumper.
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