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Unread 07-06-2014, 03:28 PM   #2281
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How does it drives with those 37's? Where are ya'll headed to in your trip?

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Unread 09-05-2014, 12:53 PM   #2282
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I just spent my Friday at work reading through this thread and each related thread for your builds. I applaud you for your hard work and creativity for all of your mods along with the in-depth write-ups. Your jeep has really plowed the road showing the WK's potential.

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Unread 09-21-2014, 01:04 AM   #2283
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First off, thank you for your service!

Now, the other day someone posted a link to your thread in one of the Liberty forums. Took a few days, but I read every page and I must say your WK looks amazing! Great job on the build, and great write ups on everything you did!

Some of the mods you made sparked some ideas for me with my KK. I loved your hidden winch idea back when you had the stock bumper. I'm gonna have to pull my bumper off and do some measuring to see if it's possible to even hide a winch there on a KK.

P.S. I'm super jealous of the Hemi. I don't even need a Hemi, I'd be happy with a 4.7L V8 lol. Keep up the great work!
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Unread 09-21-2014, 06:29 AM   #2284
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Last night I took her out and aimed the lows and fogs in, something I needed to do since the ARB and new struts went on. While I was at it I switched the bars on and snapped a few pics. Cellphone cameras really do suck at capturing night shots! I need to bring my DSLR next time
Nathan what's your rule of thumb on aiming your fogs and headlights? Or you go by what works best for you? Wasn't sure if there was a certain setting/measurement used to do that.
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Unread 09-25-2014, 10:03 PM   #2285
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Nathan what's your rule of thumb on aiming your fogs and headlights? Or you go by what works best for you? Wasn't sure if there was a certain setting/measurement used to do that.
1.Find a level surface and a vertical wall or garage door. Park the vehicle close to the wall and, using the masking tape, mark the low-beams' horizontal centerlines.
2.Mark the vertical centerlines of each beam and the center of the vehicle with masking tape. Marking the vehicle centerline is helpful to determine side to-side alignment, or lack thereof.
3.Move the vehicle 25 feet straight backwards. Turn the horizontal-vertical adjusting screws to position the low beam hot spots two inches below and to the right of the taped centerlines.



Adjust high-beam hot spots below the horizontal line and slightly to the inside of both beam centerlines relative to the vehicle centerline.
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Unread 11-14-2014, 05:18 PM   #2286
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When I installed the SL I realized just how much the turning radius sucked with it. So today I got around to doing something about it. I planned to trim the stops and decided to grind the lower arms since they would be cheaper to replace if need be. Before trimming I only had one complete turn of the steering wheel from center to lock. Now I have just over 1 1/4" turns with out the 35" tires hitting the frame.

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I removed a 1/4" from the stop. I could go a little more, but I want to see how this works for the time being. Even a little bit will help drivability. I don't know how everyone else with the SL has been able to stand it, especially those with smaller tires!
I read about this on the Modded Superlift thread. How has it worked out for you? I might consider this on my much lower XK. Has it caused any previously unforeseen problems?

Ill have to look @ clearances.
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Unread 11-29-2014, 02:18 PM   #2287
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Outstanding build so far!!!!!!!! So many great ideas & I'm not even a 1/4 way through it. I gotta start throwing some $$$ at my 05WK!
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Unread 12-02-2014, 09:53 PM   #2288
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And I thought this was funny:

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OUTSTANDING!!!!! Reminds me of MCRD Diego.
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Unread 12-05-2014, 06:20 PM   #2289
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Hey omelet, I was wondering if you still have that template for the snorkel?

Also did your fender liner fit back in after you finished up the plumbing?
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Unread 12-14-2014, 11:10 AM   #2290
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How does it drives with those 37's? Where are ya'll headed to in your trip?
It drives fine just around town which is all they have seen so far. I only had then on for a couple hours then the Nittos went back on. I don't want to wear them out too fast! We drove up to northern Cali, I'll get some pics up in a bit.


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I just spent my Friday at work reading through this thread and each related thread for your builds. I applaud you for your hard work and creativity for all of your mods along with the in-depth write-ups. Your jeep has really plowed the road showing the WK's potential.

Cheers

CF
Thanks a lot Bud! It's been many years in the making at this point, but I'm not done yet


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First off, thank you for your service!

Now, the other day someone posted a link to your thread in one of the Liberty forums. Took a few days, but I read every page and I must say your WK looks amazing! Great job on the build, and great write ups on everything you did!

Some of the mods you made sparked some ideas for me with my KK. I loved your hidden winch idea back when you had the stock bumper. I'm gonna have to pull my bumper off and do some measuring to see if it's possible to even hide a winch there on a KK.

P.S. I'm super jealous of the Hemi. I don't even need a Hemi, I'd be happy with a 4.7L V8 lol. Keep up the great work!
Glad to hear it! Inspiration is the reason for documenting and sharing my progress. Obviously I enjoy the mods I have done, but if reading through here inspires others to do the same or find a better way to do it, then this thread was worth the time spent making it. Good luck with your hidden winch endeavor, if I had access to one I'd help you out but no one I know owns one.


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Nathan what's your rule of thumb on aiming your fogs and headlights? Or you go by what works best for you? Wasn't sure if there was a certain setting/measurement used to do that.
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1.Find a level surface and a vertical wall or garage door. Park the vehicle close to the wall and, using the masking tape, mark the low-beams' horizontal centerlines.
2.Mark the vertical centerlines of each beam and the center of the vehicle with masking tape. Marking the vehicle centerline is helpful to determine side to-side alignment, or lack thereof.
3.Move the vehicle 25 feet straight backwards. Turn the horizontal-vertical adjusting screws to position the low beam hot spots two inches below and to the right of the taped centerlines.

Adjust high-beam hot spots below the horizontal line and slightly to the inside of both beam centerlines relative to the vehicle centerline.
Pretty much what he said 25' back from a wall aiming them 2" below the height of the headlight center. Then adjust the fogs straight ahead where they will be of most use. I only run my fogs when they are needed so I might have mine pointed a little higher on a straighter trajectory than others.


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I read about this on the Modded Superlift thread. How has it worked out for you? I might consider this on my much lower XK. Has it caused any previously unforeseen problems?

Ill have to look @ clearances.
Nope hasn't caused any issues! When I replaced my LCAs I did the same thing again. The turning radius otherwise is just ridiculous! When you trim yours, lift the front end off the ground, then trim a little at a time and turn the wheels to full lock to test, if all is good then keep trimming until you get your desired length.


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Outstanding build so far!!!!!!!! So many great ideas & I'm not even a 1/4 way through it. I gotta start throwing some $$$ at my 05WK!
Thanks bud, but be carefull once you start there's no stopping!


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And I thought this was funny:

OUTSTANDING!!!!! Reminds me of MCRD Diego.
Oh I forgot about that! That was quite funny!


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Hey omelet, I was wondering if you still have that template for the snorkel?

Also did your fender liner fit back in after you finished up the plumbing?
Yep It fit just fine after molding it a little. I was even still able to get the insulation back in there.




I should still have it somewhere, I'll have to look and get back to you.
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Unread 12-14-2014, 12:28 PM   #2291
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Hello everyone!!! It's time to get this thread back up to date!

Before I left on my trip in July I added a little plastidip humor to my SL skid plate. This way whenever my front end is sky high my spotter can have a little laugh






I got back from my week long trip and family reunion and logged a little over 1600 miles driving up to NorCal and back. The Bison did great and I even hit 1000 gallons since installing the BullyDog!




So how much stuff can the Gobi rack hold and still be low profile?! Well here's 4 duffle bags, 1 backpack, 4 camping pads, 4 sleeping bags, a tent, a tarp, and 1 chair! And there's still some room






We got to a friends house and the plan was to park in the garage with their FJ so I wouldn't have to unload the roof, but the Bison was a couple inches too tall The cute little FJ was left all alone.




From there we drove about 6000' elevation into the Sequoia National Forest where we spent a few day. It is always so wonderful to go home!








Then it was back down the mountain and up to the Paradise area for a few days.




We got tired of the heat and humidity and decided to drive out to the bay area for some cooler weather.




















Then after a wonderfully relaxing week it was time to load up and drive home.




All this driving got the new RCVs good and warm and really broke them in well.

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Unread 12-14-2014, 12:39 PM   #2292
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Chris and I had gotten together and tag teamed getting our brake lines upgraded. We installed the the new stainless steel extended lines he's going to be carrying at Crawl Offroad. The 6" ones when on the Bison and the 4" ones when on his. It was a messy upgrade but a much needed one!

You can see the factory lines next to the new ones here.



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Unread 12-14-2014, 12:47 PM   #2293
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I added a Jeep wave decal to my driver side mirror. I had one made in metallic reflective blue

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