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Unread 03-24-2010, 01:41 AM   #30691
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Installed my new hardtop today. Just to see how it fits and to make sure It was as good a deal as I thought. Too bad I only get to use it for a few more days and it'll be summer down here. Then its topless till October!!

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Unread 03-24-2010, 02:01 AM   #30692
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went to get in it, but it was missing....


damn thieves... thank god they couldnt start it. Was found in my ally and was towed.
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Unread 03-24-2010, 02:13 AM   #30693
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Solarpower and I installed my gask tank skid.

Painted mine today, but won't be able to install it for a couple of days. How did it go for you?
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Unread 03-24-2010, 06:04 AM   #30694
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Looks like I will have to cut the bolts through and replace with new ones. Oh well, 60 minute project turns into something a bit bigger
Progress.

Borrowed a 18v reciprocating saw from a friend, got two new metal cutting blades and went to it. First cut the bolt just between the bracket and the bushing towards the head. It took some effort, but I got through. Then tried to punch the remaing bolt out, nope - it won't budge. So had to cut the other side as well between the bracket and bushing. A Class 10.9 14mm bolt cut twice! Out came the control arm.

All other three bolts came out easily. Replaced them all with new 9/16 x 4.5" Grade 8 nuts and bolts. Took for a test drive and its great. I have set the lower control arms at 16" (stock were 15.75"). That is what is recommended by Rokmen (and others) for my lift height. It actually steers better as well.
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Unread 03-24-2010, 06:10 AM   #30695
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Painted mine today, but won't be able to install it for a couple of days. How did it go for you?
We had no problem - my biggest fears were fuel lines and getting the tank out of the factory skid. The fuel lines came right apart and the factory skid bends open easily to reveal the tank.

My kit was missing the socket cap screws that hold the the tank straps together. We had to modify some stainless phillips headed srews I had to work in a pinch. My kit did not have a parts list with the instructions so I did not know ahead of time.

Took under 3 hours even with scrounging around for screws and other delays.
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Unread 03-24-2010, 07:35 AM   #30696
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290? I have to squeeze every last drop to get to 200 miles per tank. But then again I have 35's and 4.10's.
Gears, I like my 4.10s with the 33s just enough to not regear. I would have to regear for 35s.
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Unread 03-24-2010, 08:46 AM   #30697
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Since I'm deployed, I had my wife pick up my first Jeep today. Here is the proof that I bought an '06 LJ



Looks good...as soon as you get home pull those "milkjugs" off the bumpers...scrap off that Rubicon lettering and get to building!

Enjoy!!!!
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Unread 03-24-2010, 08:48 AM   #30698
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Tracked my budget boost, JKS body lift, and MML...starting searching for best tire vendor
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Unread 03-24-2010, 09:20 AM   #30699
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Looks good...as soon as you get home pull those "milkjugs" off the bumpers...scrap off that Rubicon lettering and get to building!

Enjoy!!!!
Congratulations on the new Jeep and Welcome to the Jeep family!!! Don't forget to wave!! I'm glad to know that you knew that your Jeep was not a true Rubicon. You really have to wonder about a seller who put those stickers on there, unless they were very up front with the fact that Jeep isn't a Rubicon.

BTW, what's the thing under the driver's side headlight? OBA?
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Unread 03-24-2010, 09:27 AM   #30700
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Since I'm deployed, I had my wife pick up my first Jeep today. Here is the proof that I bought an '06 LJ
That's a great starting point, and a REALLY nice looking LJ! Got any plans for once you get back?
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Unread 03-24-2010, 09:58 AM   #30701
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Congratulations on the new Jeep and Welcome to the Jeep family!!! Don't forget to wave!! I'm glad to know that you knew that your Jeep was not a true Rubicon. You really have to wonder about a seller who put those stickers on there, unless they were very up front with the fact that Jeep isn't a Rubicon.

BTW, what's the thing under the driver's side headlight? OBA?
I bet it is the connecter that was used when the Jeep was a Dingy (towed behind RV). Probably wired to the tailights, or extra bulbs in the taillights.

Coastie, Thanks for your service, and congrats on the Jeep, check out my build. I did a very capable but very drivable LJ Rubi build. I need to get new pics up.

If you happen to be at Sector San Juan, I have a son you could say hello to. That is his current station.
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Unread 03-24-2010, 10:27 AM   #30702
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So damn clean and my favorite color!

CONGRATS!
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Unread 03-24-2010, 10:33 AM   #30703
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Just installed 2" seat risers. Wow, I like em so far. About to head to Lowe's to pick up a drill bit to install the Rokmen rear bumper frame tie ins.
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Unread 03-24-2010, 10:39 AM   #30704
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Checkin out tirerack.com looking for some goodyear kevlar tires. anyone have those?
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Unread 03-24-2010, 10:47 AM   #30705
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Checkin out tirerack.com looking for some goodyear kevlar tires. anyone have those?
Not sure what size you are looking for, but I would advise calling the places rather than checking the internet...A lot of the sites are showing some in stock, but when you call or order, they are on backorder.

The kevlar's are in high demand and flying off the shelves like the KM2's did last year.
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