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Unread 11-20-2013, 07:07 PM   #90751
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BTF front, and Synergy back.


I used the Synergy back because it would allow me to use my Rampage fastback top, and the BTF front because I wouldn't have to drill through my dash with it. That, and the whole half the price thing, too.

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Unread 11-20-2013, 07:10 PM   #90752
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BTF front, and Synergy back.

I used the Synergy back because it would allow me to use my Rampage fastback top, and the BTF front because I wouldn't have to drill through my dash with it. That, and the whole half the price thing, too.
Looks good i have been looking at cage kits just havent pulled the triger
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Unread 11-20-2013, 07:40 PM   #90753
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I've found through some experimenting that a big C-clamp and an open end wrench work the best after you make a good setting tool. Take the setting tool with the nutserts on it and hold it in the frame with the open end wrench. Clamp the wrench to the frame and it will hold the nutserts in tightly and stop the nut from turning. I
Suuuuuuuure NOW you tell me. Lol

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Unread 11-20-2013, 07:52 PM   #90754
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Finished the last flush of both my Transmission and my transfer case. Bloody cold doing it, it was like -7*C by the time I finished.
Haha wow...I had my top down the other day, on a few hour drive. The weather it's cooling off enough here to have the top down

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Unread 11-20-2013, 08:02 PM   #90755
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Worked on the HID retrofit some more. One side painted and ready to be epoxied together. And some green halos. Oh, and metalcloak rear trackbar came in.
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Unread 11-20-2013, 08:12 PM   #90756
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BTF front, and Synergy back.

I used the Synergy back because it would allow me to use my Rampage fastback top, and the BTF front because I wouldn't have to drill through my dash with it. That, and the whole half the price thing, too.
Did you have to mod the rear to work with your rampage top?
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Unread 11-20-2013, 08:13 PM   #90757
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I don't consider it cheating and neither would you if you sold them. That way you get to sell more to the same guy.

I've found through some experimenting that a big C-clamp and an open end wrench work the best after you make a good setting tool.

Take the setting tool with the nutserts on it and hold it in the frame with the open end wrench. Clamp the wrench to the frame and it will hold the nutserts in tightly and stop the nut from turning.

I don't use the serrated washer. I take a 9/16's fine thread nut and cut a series of small shallow slots with a cut off wheel so it looks like you were marking the hour marks on a clock face. Just a series of small cuts around one side of the nut. That goes against the nutserts and the sharp edges from the cuts stop the nutserts from spinning. I use a 1/2" hardened grade 8 washer on top of that with some anti-seize on the part under the head of the bolt but not on the nut side.

A ratcheting breaker works very well and the initial upset force is not as high as folks would have you believe. The tendency is to over tighten which stresses the threads in the insert, so once it starts setting, just snug it down.
Thanks, Blaine. I put my order in today. Thanks for the tips. I guess I'll have to use my man muscles on this job.
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Unread 11-20-2013, 08:17 PM   #90758
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Thanks, Blaine. I put my order in today. Thanks for the tips. I guess I'll have to use my man muscles on this job.
It's not difficult. I built myself a new flat skid to refresh the rig a tad for this season. I used 3/8" aluminum and added 2 additional nutserts per side and then replaced all the OEM versions.
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Unread 11-20-2013, 08:42 PM   #90759
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How many well built Jeeps do you see without an expensive winch?...
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Are asking if a guys jeep has a winch, it's well built?
No, I'm saying that most well built Jeeps have an adequate winch for what they use their Jeep for...
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Unread 11-20-2013, 08:46 PM   #90760
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Did you have to mod the rear to work with your rampage top?
No, it stretches over the tubes. As long as its hot outside you can put the rear window on, if its cold, you don't have a chance.
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Unread 11-20-2013, 10:16 PM   #90761
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I haz pictures now. Off the Jeep, paint drying. Moar Back in I think Hendrix pulls off the truck look bettter.
That looks great. I bent my roll bar a few months ago. Figure when i replace the cage i should add some kind of it in. It would be logical and all
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Unread 11-20-2013, 10:17 PM   #90762
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*some kind of kit in*
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Unread 11-20-2013, 10:20 PM   #90763
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I haz pictures now. Off the Jeep, paint drying. Moar Back in I think Hendrix pulls off the truck look bettter.
ewwwww hahaha, it looks like a cj
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No, I'm saying that most well built Jeeps have an adequate winch for what they use their Jeep for...
that jeeps going to be a rock and snow rig.
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Unread 11-20-2013, 10:33 PM   #90765
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that jeeps going to be a rock and snow rig.
I do rocks and snow, that's why I have a Warn winch...
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