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Holy**** ! Seriously? How you noticed from that pic I've no idea, but yes, it is the S4xC t-case skid adapter.


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Holy**** ! Seriously? How you noticed from that pic I've no idea, but yes, it is the S4xC t-case skid adapter.
Hahaha I only notice because I installed mine last weekend, along with the OEM t-case and front suspension skids

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The first part of a project came in today!



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Haven't done anything to the WK for a while so I'm lookin forward to it.

Just ate a beer butt chicken and cornbeef brisket - both excellent!



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Happy St. Patrick's Day !!!

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And another part of the project:



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Happy Snake Saturday!



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Last things came in today. The parts are all in for the project. Just have to actually get to work on it:



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i know what the first two parts are. what is the last pic of?

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i know what the first two parts are. what is the last pic of?
1/2" coil spacers for the rear. This isn't going to be groundbreaking by any stretch of the imagination. Just planning on giving a little boost to the suspension before a trip back out to Colorado this August.

I'd love to pair this with some 275/70 Goodyear M/TR w/K but that is most likely not going to happen.

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Did some quick prep work this evening. Back when I initially installed the OME HD lift with my buddy in his shop - we realized the driver side rear UCA hits the aft portion of the fuel skid/skin. Having the use of every tool known to man in his shop (including a lift ) we already had planned on using his spring compressors. The passenger side rear will drop enough to just pop the coil in. The driver side can't droop enough to avoid using a spring compressor to squeeze the coil in.

However - I've since learned the simple trick of notching that fuel skid.

So - first things first I jacked it up and got my stands under the Jeep:



The passenger side jack is set spanning the unirail perpendiculer but the fuel tank necessitates a parallel placement. Here's a good shot of the jack placement:



Next I unloaded the suspension by letting the jack under the pumpkin down all the way so I could get marks for my cuts:



Making the cuts is pretty cumbersome as far as getting in there but a simple dremel tool with a small cutoff wheel does the trick.

It doesn't have to be pretty and I may have to cut more to get the driverside to drop enough to avoid needing a spring compressor. This is what I ended up with:



...and that's where my fun ends for tonight. I left the WK on the jackstands sitting in the garage and hopefully tomorrow I'll pick back up where I left off.
I'll have to pull the wheels, disco the lower shock bolts and the rear links. I want this rear end to drop as far as possible, minding the brake lines of course, in order to pull the rear coils so I can place the spacers and swap in the new spring isolators.


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Today I was able to squeeze in getting the rear completed. Disco'd everything and was able to pop both the rear coils out w/o the need for a spring compressor:



I cleaned the spring perches up with some compressed air and a damp rag just to get the crusties off:




Then set the spacers and new isolators:




Then reset the coils. Getting them back in was a little tight with the new set-up but a little wiggle, leverage, and prying got them in:




I always put anti-seize on any bolts going back in:



Then loaded the suspension w/ the jack to bolt the links and lower shock bolts.

Sway link to body bolt gets 75lbs torque:



Lower rear shock bolt gets 85lbs torque:



Use this link for all your future suspension torque specs:
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Last step is to torque the wheels back on, remove the jack, stands, and anything else you have laying under the Jeep. (This step proved to be most important when I rolled over my oil drain pan after changing fluids in the garage one time a while back )



I took it out for a quick test spin to make sure everything is good to go. Actually ended up disco'ing the driver side and resetting the coil because I didn't like how it was set against the upper isolator. Put it back together and with the spacers and new isolators the red Jeep got it's rake back and then some. The pics don't clearly show it but............:





Sometime in the next week or so I will hopefully get the 1/4" spacers installed up front. I assume it will level the WK back out with possibly a slight rake and I'll have roughly a 1/2" boost to the OME HD.

Until next time......................keep on Jeepin on!

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Are you concerned at all with exceeding the 22.5" up front after the 1/4" spacer install?

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Are you concerned at all with exceeding the 22.5" up front after the 1/4" spacer install?
If the spacers up front throw the front end over 22.5 I'd be very surprised. I'm right at or just under 22" hub to fender in the front as it stands. Even if the spacers give me a true, full 1/2" more lift in the front I should be fine.

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If the spacers up front throw the front end over 22.5 I'd be very surprised. I'm right at or just under 22" hub to fender in the front as it stands. Even if the spacers give me a true, full 1/2" more lift in the front I should be fine.
Cool! Jeep looks good as always man keep up the good work, really clean build you got!

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Looking good! This is exactly what I had in mind for my jeep in the near future.

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Cool! Jeep looks good as always man keep up the good work, really clean build you got!

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Looking good! This is exactly what I had in mind for my jeep in the near future.
Thanks guys. I'm really not so sure I didn't just regain what the lift yielded before the coils settled. Although, I notice more shift to the driver side in the rear axle so I'll have to do some digging to see my original measurements comp'ed to what I am now. I'm anxious to see the end result of the Rusty's spacers up front and I'm strongly considering looking into either RRO or Rusty's adj. rear trackbar.

I'm curious - has anybody removed the stock rear trackbar, chopped it, welded it back with a sleeve or piece of scrap square tube steel to make a homemade extended rear trackbar?

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