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Unread 04-26-2013, 12:01 PM   #406
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gunnison, what does that Protofab weigh?

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Unread 04-26-2013, 01:07 PM   #407
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gunnison, what does that Protofab weigh?
According to Protofab it is 110lbs. My bathroom scale registered 113lbs. the winch will add about another 80lbs so I will be pushing 200lbs all said and done lights, paint, and fair-lead. I hope the suspension handles it well and it doesn't fell nose heavy.
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Unread 04-26-2013, 11:58 PM   #408
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yowsa!
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Unread 04-27-2013, 08:13 PM   #409
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Ok, the bumper showed up 6 weeks after ordering it.
Did it really take that long? I would have given up and got my dough. I hate waiting that long for something I have paid for.
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Unread 04-28-2013, 07:37 PM   #410
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Did it really take that long? I would have given up and got my dough. I hate waiting that long for something I have paid for.
Mine took 8 weeks.... I figure that since its new it would take a while. regardless there really isn't anything else like this on the market so it's worth it
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Unread 04-29-2013, 02:21 PM   #411
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Installed the rear arm mounts yesterday, I decided to not cut the muffler out to get the 3rd bolt which I couldn't get to because of the big Magnaflow muffler, so I stitch welded the rear arms after bolting. The front springs, shock and arms are installed. Tonight will install the 4 new TRE, JKS trackbar and SS. Then on the the rear another evening this week, before starting on the bumper.
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Unread 04-29-2013, 02:26 PM   #412
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Mine took 8 weeks.... I figure that since its new it would take a while. regardless there really isn't anything else like this on the market so it's worth it
Pedro7 you gotta photo of the Protofab bumper and any advice on modifying the front inner clip to clear the bumper ends?

And yes it truly took 6 weeks to get the dang thing delivered!
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Unread 04-29-2013, 06:38 PM   #413
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Pedro7 you gotta photo of the Protofab bumper and any advice on modifying the front inner clip to clear the bumper ends?

And yes it truly took 6 weeks to get the dang thing delivered!
Ill let you know when I install it with pics Still waiting on some of the hardware to be sent to me.
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Unread 05-01-2013, 06:39 PM   #414
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For the past month I've been trying to figure out why my WJ has been driving like complete a$$ since installing my lift. I've torqued and re-torqued all my bolts and checked all my other components, but couldn't find anything. Last week I developed a "popping" sound from the front end. Well today I finally figured out what the problem was. First of all, my bolts were over-tightened, they stripped out, and were no longer holding tight. And secondly, my drivers side lower control arm was on upside down!! It was putting the drivers side in a bind. It took me almost 2 hrs to get the bolts out and switch them out. Now it rises like a Cadillac! Who knew that and upside down control arm would cause such a bad ride?!
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Unread 05-01-2013, 08:23 PM   #415
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For the past month I've been trying to figure out why my WJ has been driving like complete a$$ since installing my lift. I've torqued and re-torqued all my bolts and checked all my other components, but couldn't find anything. Last week I developed a "popping" sound from the front end. Well today I finally figured out what the problem was. First of all, my bolts were over-tightened, they stripped out, and were no longer holding tight. And secondly, my drivers side lower control arm was on upside down!! It was putting the drivers side in a bind. It took me almost 2 hrs to get the bolts out and switch them out. Now it rises like a Cadillac! Who knew that and upside down control arm would cause such a bad ride?!
Im curious as to how you installed the upper arm if the lower arm was upside down?
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Unread 05-01-2013, 08:39 PM   #416
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Im curious as to how you installed the upper arm if the lower arm was upside down?
Did I say the lower arm? I meant the upper arm. My bad.
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Unread 05-01-2013, 08:41 PM   #417
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Did I say the lower arm? I meant the upper arm. My bad.
Ok, that makes much more sense lol.
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Unread 05-02-2013, 02:56 PM   #418
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Questions for those that have already installed.

1) rear emergency brake cables don't seam to have enough slack in them after setting this back on the ground to allow articulation without damaging the cables. I have all the lines re-installed in the new A-arm mount. Any thoughts

2) Rear sway bar extension blocks (about 2" tall) have installed. This leaves the sway bar nearly vertical and will only allow about 1" inch of up-travel before it would limit any further movement. It looks like I will need to cut the sway bar links and extend them to the proper length as the spacer block is about 2 inches and the Clayton springs are 4.5" which are supposedly only 1/2 taller than the RC.

3) rear shock relocater brackets installed moves the shock inward and only about a 1/4" inch form the sway bar bolt and looks like it could hit the shock during off-camber articulation. So I removed the shock relocation bracket and put the shock back in their original locations which comfortable clears the sway bar bolts. I don't see any other interference problems so I am wondering why RC uses the relocater brackets at all.
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Unread 05-02-2013, 07:48 PM   #419
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not sure on point one, but point two is covered in a fairly recent thread that deals with how to figure out the length of end links needed to get them back to the right angle, ill post the link if i can find the bookmark, and point three with the relocation brackets its more to clear the tires than the end links, my tires rub the shock slightly, so i mounted them to the inside of the shock mount, similar to the rc relocation brackets and i dont have any clearance issues with the end links at any time , besides most disco the rear as well so its not an interference issue in articulation situations either
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Unread 05-02-2013, 11:42 PM   #420
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I thought the same about the rear brake lines, but even at 6.5 inch it isn't an issue.

I just got longer rear swaybar links and didn't use the spacer blocks.
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