recoil101..sent you a pm.
today...hmmmm lets see....kinda went like this
which was then followed by
and continued on with
which preceeded to move into
which all just makes me want to
started to install the new lift... let me begin by saying
darn jeep forum language filter....
pros: nice powder coat
welds all look good
mounting points are braced well
cons: went from 1/4 bracketry to 3/16
holes dont line up right
instructions leave abit to be desired
the instructions are just this side of
. i feel bad for any non-mechanically inclined person to even attempt this. the instructions are confusing and incorrect in places and i didnt even get to page 4. there is no way things that are written can happen in real time. not one pic to clarify or help offset the technical writting.
there not terrible per se', just not as clear and detailed as they should be in certain areas. use 6 bolts to mount this... ahhh not going to happen. can only use 4. use 4 bungs to mount this... ahhh not going to happen, use 2 stock bolt holes and okay, 2 bungs. that works. maybe its a difference in model year thing, if thats so...say it, address it. whatever.
that being said, i searched the forum, read through bennettj's install on the kit and..... finally got over my OCD about the fitment/holes and got the brackets mounted in the only place they would bolt onto the frame and moved on.
where the frame brackets and the rear CA mount bracket meet, the bolt surfaces are atleast 1/4 away from each other. huh? really?
the motor and trans were mocked up with the old xmember which was in a 'stock location.' with the new xmember, there is no 'pre-drilled set of holes that line up. great.
so onto the headers.... sexy, very sexy... however....
the stock steering....yeah not going to 'drop back into place.
trust me i understand this is what happens when you build something...custom. but seriously.
so tomorrow i will go at it again after the denist appointment..yay.
resolve the transmount issue. find spacers for the gaps in the brackets. weld in 2 bungs, drill a bunch of holes in my frame. not necessarily in that order