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Unread 11-04-2013, 06:27 PM   #19336
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Built a new bumper for it, not quite done but 75% there.



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Unread 11-05-2013, 07:51 PM   #19337
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Swapped the hardware on the front track bar and front LCA's with grade 8 9/16th bolts. If anyone needs the size you want its 9/16x18x3 fine thread for the track bar, and 9/16x18x4 (Same as the track bar, just longer) for the LCA's. The torque is 130ft lbs for all the bolts. I used grade 8 washers and lock nuts on everything.

It is actually cheaper to by the hardware kit from Northridge 4x4 than from your hardware store (At lease in my area). I purchased everything today and spent about 10-15 bucks more than if I had just ordered the kit from Northridge... I was impatient though and wanted to get it done today.

My steering was a little loose, very slight play, and some times I would get a minor shimmy when hitting bumps.

The hardware upgrade, with the proper torque on everything, seemed to fix all play/shimmy issues. The steering is now rock solid! I am very happy with the results, it was worth the money.
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Unread 11-05-2013, 09:40 PM   #19338
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Swapped the hardware on the front track bar and front LCA's with grade 8 9/16th bolts. If anyone needs the size you want its 9/16x18x3 fine thread for the track bar, and 9/16x18x4 (Same as the track bar, just longer) for the LCA's. The torque is 130ft lbs for all the bolts. I used grade 8 washers and lock nuts on everything.

It is actually cheaper to by the hardware kit from Northridge 4x4 than from your hardware store (At lease in my area). I purchased everything today and spent about 10-15 bucks more than if I had just ordered the kit from Northridge... I was impatient though and wanted to get it done today.

My steering was a little loose, very slight play, and some times I would get a minor shimmy when hitting bumps.

The hardware upgrade, with the proper torque on everything, seemed to fix all play/shimmy issues. The steering is now rock solid! I am very happy with the results, it was worth the money.
All our bolts are sold by the pound. 3.99 a pound not individually thank god. Haha on my crawler is spend a lot more for everything if I paid individually.
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some year YJ custom frame HP D60 14 bolt 4 linked front rear FI 350 700r4 NP231c

2009 JK 4 door 2.5" lift 35" tires custom bumpers mile marker 9500# winch
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Unread 11-06-2013, 12:01 AM   #19339
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Repaired my heater core with JB Weld by reaching through the glove box hole. Better than taking the dash apart.
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Unread 11-06-2013, 07:47 AM   #19340
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All our bolts are sold by the pound. 3.99 a pound not individually thank god. Haha on my crawler is spend a lot more for everything if I paid individually.
Crap, that just reminded me that tractor supply does bolts by the pound (I am pretty sure) I should have stopped in there!
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Unread 11-06-2013, 07:49 AM   #19341
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Crap, that just reminded me that tractor supply does bolts by the pound (I am pretty sure) I should have stopped in there!
We have orschlens and tractor supply they both sell by the pound. And I believe fastenal does too.
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1976ish cj5 304 t18 d20 2.5" lift

some year YJ custom frame HP D60 14 bolt 4 linked front rear FI 350 700r4 NP231c

2009 JK 4 door 2.5" lift 35" tires custom bumpers mile marker 9500# winch
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Unread 11-06-2013, 03:02 PM   #19342
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Rolled over 9,300 on the heep.

Yanked two stuck full sized work vans stuck in the mud at my facility. Park on almost frozen ground in the early morning by late afternoon you're in mud. How weird. lol
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Unread 11-06-2013, 03:46 PM   #19343
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My windshield picked up its first rock
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Unread 11-06-2013, 05:28 PM   #19344
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Bumper done and painted




Also did an oil change at work so I took a look at the damage from a recent wheelin trip. Only dents and scrapes.



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Unread 11-06-2013, 05:43 PM   #19345
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Wheels and tires...finally

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Unread 11-06-2013, 06:02 PM   #19346
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Wheels and tires...finally

Looka good! Thats next on my to do list
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Unread 11-06-2013, 06:12 PM   #19347
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Bumper done and painted




Also did an oil change at work so I took a look at the damage from a recent wheelin trip. Only dents and scrapes.


Looks awesome!!
I'm goin to be building a new one soon mine is too much of a wind block
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2009 JK 4 door 2.5" lift 35" tires custom bumpers mile marker 9500# winch
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Unread 11-06-2013, 06:38 PM   #19348
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Installed my new Rigid Duallys!!

Took this picture half way to see the difference
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Unread 11-06-2013, 09:58 PM   #19349
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Installed RR front lower control arm skids. Rear go on tomorrow or Saturday in prep for Rausch creek run. Also installed Polk db651 speakers in soundbar. There's 0 base. I read about some type of base suppression Chrysler used bc of rattling in bar. That sucks. No, they are not wired out of phase either. I'm mad as hell. Db651s for dash and Sony head unit ordered last night.

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Unread 11-07-2013, 10:39 AM   #19350
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Spent about 4 hours yesterday going from tire shop to tire shop looking for a decent price on 35s... Friggin crooks out here.. I hate living on a marine corps base, everyone knows most marines are dumb enough to pay whatever for flashy stuff.

Not me... 2400 my eye...
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