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Unread 10-26-2013, 05:44 PM   #19261
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Installed the AEV drop brackets. PITA I tell you, getting the passenger side upper control arm bolt was a joke. Poor engineering spot for Jeep. They put the dang o2 sensor from the exhaust right in front of the bolt. We just ended up cutting the bolt out and getting a new one. Ride way better though! More of a glide feel to it now. But you can definitely tell that it works because the rear is still pretty rough, even with the AEV setup.

I also ended up setting the caster mount in the middle (3.5" lift) hole. I have 2.5" lift but the measurements they recommended for the location of the UCA shot me to the middle hole. Strange.

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Unread 10-26-2013, 06:16 PM   #19262
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Wheeled it. Went through my first Kevlar.
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Unread 10-26-2013, 09:58 PM   #19263
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Wheeled it @ Barnwell Mountain in Gilmer TX - fun times!

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Unread 10-26-2013, 10:45 PM   #19264
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Wheeled it of course
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Unread 10-26-2013, 10:47 PM   #19265
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Unread 10-27-2013, 01:28 PM   #19266
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Installed the AEV drop brackets. PITA I tell you, getting the passenger side upper control arm bolt was a joke. Poor engineering spot for Jeep. They put the dang o2 sensor from the exhaust right in front of the bolt. We just ended up cutting the bolt out and getting a new one. Ride way better though! More of a glide feel to it now. But you can definitely tell that it works because the rear is still pretty rough, even with the AEV setup.

I also ended up setting the caster mount in the middle (3.5" lift) hole. I have 2.5" lift but the measurements they recommended for the location of the UCA shot me to the middle hole. Strange.


Yeah, the more you get into these the more frustrating WTF stuff you find. So do you really have to pull the front bumper to remove the fog lights?
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Unread 10-27-2013, 06:18 PM   #19267
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hung the rugged ridge evap can skid plate. it took a little trial and error getting it set up right, and lining up the bolts with the holes in the brackets, but its on. its stout. front and rear lower control arm skids are ready to go on next, when I get time.
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Unread 10-27-2013, 07:33 PM   #19268
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So do you really have to pull the front bumper to remove the fog lights?
Just pull the Jeep and leave the bumper alone. Once you get the Jeep out of the way the fog lights are easily accessed.
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Unread 10-27-2013, 10:40 PM   #19269
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Put the top and doors back on after a great time wheelin "The Lost Trail" with Exiled
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Unread 10-28-2013, 04:54 AM   #19270
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Put the top and doors back on after a great time wheelin "The Lost Trail" with Exiled
Hell yes! Wheeled it like a boss!
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Unread 10-28-2013, 10:44 AM   #19271
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Just pull the Jeep and leave the bumper alone. Once you get the Jeep out of the way the fog lights are easily accessed.
Ha great advice. And I thought I was going to have to take it to the dealer for fog light upgrades and that new transmission actuator sensor receiver harness my mechanic suggested.
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Unread 10-28-2013, 11:46 AM   #19272
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Made a new list of goodies I need.

Transmission cross member
Full skid pate kit
Lower control arms
Front drive shaft
Exhaust
Bumpers
D44 front end
Ball joints..
And 4.88 gears

This might take a while to actually get all these together... But I plan on making most of the skids and cross member myself anyways.

Anyone know of any issues with making a new exhaust for the 3.6? That little loop thing is throwing me off a bit and I don't know if it'd be ok to just scrap it all and route my own.
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Unread 10-28-2013, 01:00 PM   #19273
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I found this idea I liked on another forum, hope its ok to link elswhere on here. The thread includes dimensions if you keep lookin thru the pages.

http://www.jk-forum.com/showthread.php?t=64142

I used 3/8 aluminum u-channel (extrusion), and 3/8 wide corner brackets all from Lowes Lumber.

I called local companys that handle woven metal cloth and asked if I could buy any dropoff they might have. Got lucky and found some 1/4 inch square stainless steel in the recycle bin they let me have for free.

Took a little time and effort to make but it fits snug, no moving around, more than stout enough to take a bad hit from a rock.

The nice thing is you can change the screen material if you get tired of it or need to. You could mount just about anything over the frame, depending on what you want.

One thing you will need to do is relocate the temp sensor near the bottom of the radiator like he says in the thread. I just drilled a hole on top of the cross bar and re-used the plastic screw in the bracket. Purty Easy.

Drove around a few hours today, no overheating problems.

Note that I installed the guard opposite of this photo. Tried both ways, but liked the frame forward better.
http://rcmain.com/resources/RCM_8958.jpg

Side-a
http://rcmain.com/resources/RCM_8955.jpg

Side-b
http://rcmain.com/resources/RCM_8956.jpg
I'm thinking of doing this mod.... looks great!

How was it attached to the Jeep? Does it just lay between the radiator and the grill?

How has the grill guard held up over time?

Would you do it again?

Would you change anything?

Thanks,

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Unread 10-28-2013, 01:19 PM   #19274
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I'm thinking of doing this mod.... looks great!

How was it attached to the Jeep? Does it just lay between the radiator and the grill?

How has the grill guard held up over time?

Would you do it again?

Would you change anything?

Thanks,

John
I did this mod a while ago. Don't even bother with epoxy. The super glue gel works a lot better. Gorilla glue may be good too from what I've heard. Epoxy just isn't strong enough. Seems to be holding up well. Starting to look like a bug grave yard. Dragon flies must be attracted to it!
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Unread 10-28-2013, 10:07 PM   #19275
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Figured out what all I need for it.

4.88 gears artec truss up front. Make my own links. Lca skids. Custom rocker armor.
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