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Unread 10-23-2013, 11:38 PM   #89821
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You're right...if I hadn't stopped sooner, I could have rolled it in the ditch 5 feet away. Or, if I was on the right lane, the jeep could have skidded on the blacktop and momentum would have turned my jeep to the left against traffic on the left lane. The wheel could also have served as a projectile against a car on the left lane causing damage to other cars. Luckily I'm a left lane driver. Luckily my instincts were quick enough to get on the shoulder and allowed the brake drum to skid on the soft shoulder. I thought about this day a lot...would of could of should of. Thoughts ran through my head about what or WHO could have cause this (my soon-to-be-ex wife is not taking my divorce request very lightly...she has become belligerent and using f-words she's never used before. She recently asked me to show her who the beneficiary to my life insurance was. I filed a police report just in case. Sorry, I digress... )
Thats crazy man. Sorry to hear about your situation. Glad you came out alright.

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Unread 10-23-2013, 11:41 PM   #89822
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Could've been someone trying to steal your wheels and tires too. Maybe they got spooked 1/4 of the way through. Just an idea.
Thanks...thought about this too. I was at a friend's house the night before but noticed no wobbling or noises. Not a great neighborhood. Thief...jealous ex-husband of my friend...jealous landlord...
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Unread 10-23-2013, 11:47 PM   #89823
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Thats crazy man. Sorry to hear about your situation. Glad you came out alright.
Thanks...btw...my wife was indifferent to this event. She was more concerned over my reason for blocking her on Facebook...lol!
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Unread 10-24-2013, 12:23 AM   #89824
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Women and facebook. Two things, that drive us men ****ing crazy.
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Unread 10-24-2013, 12:47 AM   #89825
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My wife was ready to divorce me over some lady who I accepted as a friend for an online game. She blocked me and I slept on the sofa for a week ... To bloody sensitive these female species... Lmao
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Unread 10-24-2013, 01:53 AM   #89826
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Copied from my build thread...

Suspension parts I designed and had cut on the water jet...



The slots allow bending by hand tools - no need for a big machine press brake



Unfortunately waterjet place missed out 2 parts and fused 2 parts together (no idea how) so they had to be re-done, and I made some fine adjustments to the control arm mounts.

Round 2 from the water jet place



Bent to shape and a much better fit, so much so it stays in place on pressure alone. All marked up and ready to be welded tomorrow.







These are the upper control arm mounts that will be between the frame rails....



This is the most complicated one - very pleased with it - 8 folds out of one piece of metal This is the combined bracket for the rear upper control arm AND the rear trackbar. This side is the control arm side...



This side is the track bar (panhard bar) side...



In the redesign I reduced the number of joins making it easier to form the shape.




Now it's handed over to a friend with plenty of welding experience (I have none) to make everything solid.
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Unread 10-24-2013, 03:39 AM   #89827
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Copied from my build thread... Suspension parts I designed and had cut on the water jet... The slots allow bending by hand tools - no need for a big machine press brake Unfortunately waterjet place missed out 2 parts and fused 2 parts together (no idea how) so they had to be re-done, and I made some fine adjustments to the control arm mounts. Round 2 from the water jet place Bent to shape and a much better fit, so much so it stays in place on pressure alone. All marked up and ready to be welded tomorrow. These are the upper control arm mounts that will be between the frame rails.... This is the most complicated one - very pleased with it - 8 folds out of one piece of metal This is the combined bracket for the rear upper control arm AND the rear trackbar. This side is the control arm side... This side is the track bar (panhard bar) side... In the redesign I reduced the number of joins making it easier to form the shape. Now it's handed over to a friend with plenty of welding experience (I have none) to make everything solid.
Very, very cool

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Unread 10-24-2013, 06:04 AM   #89828
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After only owning my jeep for less then a month the jeep is going up 4.5 re long arm. It starts today. Wish me luck
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Unread 10-24-2013, 06:45 AM   #89829
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Mounted and balanced the new 35s for the LJ .
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Unread 10-24-2013, 08:02 AM   #89830
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had a headlight burn out on me... so i replaced both of them and installed my fog lights that arrived today. BTW the OEM connectors to get the factory wiring off for the factory fogs sucks terribly.I had to use vice grips to push that button enough to get them to come apart.
Yeah, mine were hard to get loose as well, but I didn't have to resort to pliers.
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Unread 10-24-2013, 08:48 AM   #89831
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Finished front brake pad install. I used Performance Friction pads and turned the factory rotors. The rotors were in good shape, no warping or uneven wear. Pretty good considering I managed to get 71k out of the original pads. Next time I plan on a brake upgrade, but I do notice better stopping with these pads. Thanks to Stu Olsons excellent write up, it was probably the easiest maintenance I've done in a while. Yay, Stu!
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Unread 10-24-2013, 08:54 AM   #89832
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Mounted and balanced the new 35s for the LJ .
Mmmm comanche
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Unread 10-24-2013, 09:47 AM   #89833
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bye bye 35's
back to stock JK take offs to get some useable flex again.
they look like donuts

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Unread 10-24-2013, 10:44 AM   #89834
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Couldn't sleep, nervous about a job interview. Woke up at 3 and changed the u-joints. Then I went out and got a new job. Not really a what did I do to, but what I did for. The mods will be coming in now
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Unread 10-24-2013, 10:47 AM   #89835
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horsepower gains were applied.
Where is the sickle?
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