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Unread 11-10-2013, 03:29 PM   #301
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maybe it was a DIY or home made armor for the axle…no clue. now your jeep is 5.13 times better than mine! nice score on the axle. I miss craigslist and america
Could be, he said it was a shop that did it, so you never know.. lol

Psh, enough! Any jeep that is red rock color is a winner

Craigslist is my savior, ive gotten a few things off of there like the front bumper, and rubicon sliders, now these.. all good scores too. This one is the best find though, literally cant beat 200 bucks. Now only if it were a dana 44

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Unread 11-14-2013, 05:09 PM   #302
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Went to six states yesterday and got 5.13 gears installed in the rear 44.. All I can say is I will thoroughly enjoy driving anywhere now. Its effortless getting up an incline and merging with traffic. Im doing the break in period with them now, but so far its got its power back. Cant wait to put the front axle in this weekend!



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Unread 11-14-2013, 09:47 PM   #303
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congrats bro. now im going to need to test drive it.
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Unread 11-15-2013, 11:49 PM   #304
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congrats bro. now im going to need to test drive it.
Your welcome to tomorrow!

Got the front axle swapped in, took about 7 hours total after tuning the steering wheel which took forever. As soon as I got it "perfect" it seemed, it would move on me again. Overall, happy. Glad I got some gurth under there now! Its not a 44 by any means, but its perfect for what Im doing. So now I officially have 5.13 gears. After putting almost a couple hundred miles on them, Im super pleased with them. Cant wait for my 35s to burn up so I can get some 37s
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Unread 11-16-2013, 11:11 AM   #305
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Some pictures because I know you all like pictures. Turns out I need new sway bar links, the AEV brackets dont fit with the c gussets. Time for an early christmas present for the jeep!





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Unread 11-16-2013, 02:38 PM   #306
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The JKS links work with my Synergy gussets which look similar to yours. I would like to run with a non greasable link though if I ever change them out.
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Unread 11-16-2013, 02:43 PM   #307
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Some pictures because I know you all like pictures. Turns out I need new sway bar links, the AEV brackets dont fit with the c gussets. Time for an early christmas present for the jeep!
I hated those brackets and didn't install them with my 2.5" lift. I moved the rear links up front and installed longer links on the rear.
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Unread 11-16-2013, 05:50 PM   #308
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The JKS links work with my Synergy gussets which look similar to yours. I would like to run with a non greasable link though if I ever change them out.
Oh ok, how do you like the JKS ones? Are they pretty easy to use?

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I hated those brackets and didn't install them with my 2.5" lift. I moved the rear links up front and installed longer links on the rear.
Yeah I was never a fan either myself. I ended up being lazy about it and got other stuff instead. Now it seems I must fix that problem haha. IIRC I got new links for the rear in the lift kit, and they gave me brackets. Which means I have links laying around somewhere..
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Unread 11-17-2013, 05:33 AM   #309
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They are easy to use , but use grease sparingly or it tends to fly down the sides of the Jeep. I use some Teraflex mounts that attach the the body mounts to hold them up when disco'd.
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Unread 11-17-2013, 04:36 PM   #310
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They are easy to use , but use grease sparingly or it tends to fly down the sides of the Jeep. I use some Teraflex mounts that attach the the body mounts to hold them up when disco'd.
Oh ok, ive just heard people complain about they are difficult to line back up or something. I usually just use zipties haha

Got my snowboard rack on. Im ready!



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Found a guy who wanted to trade bumpers. Now I have a winch ready bumper without spending 300 bucks for getting the winch plate







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Looks great man!
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Thanks man!

I'm thinking of hardwiring my wireless lights. I lost the remote lol. Lesson learned don't ever buy anything wireless!
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Unread 11-27-2013, 12:31 AM   #314
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Thanks man!

I'm thinking of hardwiring my wireless lights. I lost the remote lol. Lesson learned don't ever buy anything wireless!
Love the wheels too. Got 17" of the same ones.
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Unread 11-28-2013, 11:47 AM   #315
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love the build. nice and simple. like the cover you made.good work!
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