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Unread 03-31-2012, 02:06 PM   #721
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Let it begin!!!
I'm gonna need more popcorn... and beer... and a drool rag..



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...you never, ever, skimp on suspension and tires as they will save your *** when you do something stupid - and .. you *will* do something stupid.
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Rock crawling is a whole 'nother animal. To me, the off-camber low rpm negotiation of lines provides a different type of adrenaline than plowing through mud. It's terrifying at times, but the pride of looking back at what you just climbed over is what is addictive.
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Unread 03-31-2012, 03:24 PM   #722
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I feel like I'm in the line for a midnight premiere of a righteous movie...
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Unread 03-31-2012, 06:26 PM   #723
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I am making some progress! Time for a dinner break.

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Unread 03-31-2012, 06:47 PM   #724
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Looks like your making some good progress
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Unread 03-31-2012, 08:29 PM   #725
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Well it is all stripped out!





For the most part everything is torn down. Tomorrow I will build it all back up SL style! It will be slow going because I plan to do a little preservation at the same time, not to mention I am meticulous and like to take my time and make everything perfect I knocked out the little bit of cutting after dinner so I wasn't waking up the neighbors first thing in the morning.
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Unread 03-31-2012, 08:30 PM   #726
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I'm gonna need more popcorn... and beer... and a drool rag..

Pass the popcorn over - do we need to make a beer run?
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Unread 03-31-2012, 08:34 PM   #727
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Oh yes please! Grab more Mountain Dew while you're out please
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Unread 03-31-2012, 08:37 PM   #728
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Down to my last beer..
And the entire family descended on the popcorn I'd made, so .. guess I have to make some more before I can pass any around. Darn kids...
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...you never, ever, skimp on suspension and tires as they will save your *** when you do something stupid - and .. you *will* do something stupid.
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Rock crawling is a whole 'nother animal. To me, the off-camber low rpm negotiation of lines provides a different type of adrenaline than plowing through mud. It's terrifying at times, but the pride of looking back at what you just climbed over is what is addictive.
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Unread 03-31-2012, 08:59 PM   #729
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Makes me want to order a lift for mine, looks like you are making good progress! Hopefully it goes together smoothly tomorrow.
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Unread 03-31-2012, 09:08 PM   #730
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Should change out your diff bushings..unless you did already
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Unread 03-31-2012, 09:11 PM   #731
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Haha! Thanks guys! I made decent progress today. I had a hard time with the drivers side axle nut. The passenger side came off like butter, but I had to use my 2' breaker bar and HiLift handle and it was still very hard! The rest of the suspension wasn't too bad. Probably because I have been constantly taking it apart and putting it back together
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Unread 03-31-2012, 09:12 PM   #732
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Should change out your diff bushings..unless you did already
The pinion bushing was done not too long ago and the others don't look too bad.
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Unread 04-01-2012, 11:59 AM   #733
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Unread 04-01-2012, 12:00 PM   #734
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Good morning beautiful!!!
Id be ****ting bricks if I saw my jeep like that
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Unread 04-01-2012, 03:54 PM   #735
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Haha! Only if I found it like that. Since I did it myself it's fine.


It is time for a Mountain Dew break! So here are some progress pics

New bracket with mod to the front isolator bushing.



Bracket for the diver side or pinion isolator bushing.



Bracket for the passenger side isolator bushing.



Once installed!





After the LCAs and brackets were is.







That is it for now. I have to keep going so I can finish the front before dark.
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