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Unread 02-21-2012, 06:56 PM   #16
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lol.........

Are those dick cepek tires? hard for me to read the side

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Unread 02-21-2012, 08:25 PM   #17
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lol.........

Are those dick cepek tires? hard for me to read the side
Yep the old ones are. They're 29x12.50r15's. I'll bet they're nearly as old as I am.

I did get the lift and everything on. I'm so glad the PO had replaced the spring bushings recently. Everything went almost too easy. I do need to get some wheel spacers though, can't turn very sharp at all.
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Unread 02-21-2012, 08:42 PM   #18
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the reason you cant turn sharp is your steering arm is at such a sharp angle due to the lift and not installing a drop or flipping the tie rod. also, if it has never been adjusted, im willing to bet you only get about a 1 and 1/8th turn from straight to right, and close to 2 turns from straight to left? when installing a lift the geometry of everything up front is thrown off.

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here, red is where you are, green is where you would be with a drop pitman arm


and here, red is where you are, green is with a tie rod flip
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Unread 02-21-2012, 09:20 PM   #19
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I wondered about getting a drop pitman arm. I will see if I have even turning center to lock each side. Thanks for the input, I do appreciate it. Will definitly look into flipped steering arm, that sounds like a better idea that the drop pitman. Biggest reason I say I can't turn very sharp is because the tires rub on the springs. I ordered some 1.25" spacers to solve that problem.
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Unread 02-21-2012, 09:24 PM   #20
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I wondered about getting a drop pitman arm. I will look into that and see if I have even turning center to lock each side. Thanks for the input, I do appreciate it. Biggest reason I say I can't turn very sharp is because the tires rub on the springs. I ordered some 1.25" spacers to solve that problem.
ohh, DUH! i didnt even think about rubbing. i told you all that because that is what we determined here this past weekend. before we decided on a new tie rod, we adjusted the old one. had to bust out the torch, massive pipe wrench, and a 4 foot metal pipe to break it free to turn it outwards. invest in all of the above and pb blaster. and motrin.

you should be able to adjust your steer stops to prevent rubbing, if you dont want spacers.
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Unread 02-21-2012, 09:29 PM   #21
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It's quite alright. I do need to make some adjustment I'm sure. I'm glad you mentioned it.
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Unread 02-26-2012, 07:50 PM   #22
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Stupid GM training 10 hours away in KC... I wanna work on my Jeep! Atleast when I get back my wheel spacers, rear shoes, drums and hardware kit should be there. Next week shall be busy. I can't wait to try it out with good tires.
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Unread 02-26-2012, 08:16 PM   #23
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Those old Cepek tires looked kind of different / neat, but the larger tires do look a bit more Jeep-like.
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Unread 03-03-2012, 12:29 PM   #24
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Finally ... got the rear brakes rebuilt, wheel spacers installed and a new ignition switch. I think I'm going out on a little drive to see how its working and holding together this afternoon. Of course I couldn't resist taking a poser pic..
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Unread 03-03-2012, 02:03 PM   #25
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Finally ... got the rear brakes rebuilt, wheel spacers installed and a new ignition switch. I think I'm going out on a little drive to see how its working and holding together this afternoon. Of course I couldn't resist taking a poser pic..
i gots ms paint skills

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Unread 03-03-2012, 04:40 PM   #26
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i gots ms paint skills
Thank you! That is BA!
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Unread 03-03-2012, 04:49 PM   #27
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Nice CJ man! Good job so far on the project.
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Unread 03-04-2012, 12:51 PM   #28
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Nice CJ man! Good job so far on the project.
Thanks! I appreciate the feedback

Modified the driver's seat brackets this morning (I'm 6'2", 250) so it is down and back just a bit. Will do more when I go to suspension seats (soon). Also started work on a spare tire carrier.. I need to learn to take more pics, but I get in a zone when I'm working and forget.

Installing the ignition switch yesterday I noticed the snap ring that holds the spring and what-not down was gone.. how or why? No idea.. so I put it back together how it was and hoped for the best.. seems the upper bearing has come apart now and my steering wheel is a little floppy. Looks like a big PITA to replace. Guess that adds to a long list of projects. I ordered a new battery tray, rear extended brake line, clutch linkage (PO has it held together with baling wire) and a couple wiper blades. This thing is gonna keep me busy for a while.. which is exactly what I needed.
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Unread 03-04-2012, 12:53 PM   #29
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I guess here's one pic of the tire carrier.. or what's left of one I built for a buddy that's been on a couple different Cherokees. Waiting for more square tube to finish it.
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Unread 03-07-2012, 07:27 AM   #30
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Ordered a couple d-ring shackle mounts from Ground Pounder Fab (besrk?) this morning. I believe I'll be ordering the entry level Superwinch and a pair of Corbeau suspension seats within the next few days. I'll get my steel for my rear tire carrier Thursday. Then the only major project I feel I need to do for stage 1 is getting the crawl ratio to be more respectable. May have our guy line-x the floor when I do the seats. We'll see.
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