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Unread 06-14-2011, 07:40 AM   #7471
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I installed the NEW rear Rock Krawler Pro Alum 3-link in the rear. And flexed out the rear just a bit. I've still got to move the rear axle forward a 1/2"..and do some light trimming. Then I'll be able to stuff the rear tires a few more inches.

3.5" w/ 40's.

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Unread 06-14-2011, 09:50 AM   #7472
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I installed the NEW rear Rock Krawler Pro Alum 3-link in the rear. And flexed out the rear just a bit. I've still got to move the rear axle forward a 1/2"..and do some light trimming. Then I'll be able to stuff the rear tires a few more inches.

3.5" w/ 40's.
Very very nice Troy. Rig is coming along EPICLY AWESOME. Do I see a hint of the hood on there?
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Unread 06-14-2011, 10:10 AM   #7473
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Just when I thought that my rear axle was done I decided that I should add the Poly Performance shock brackets with C/A skids
These raise the shock mount 1-3/8" and give an extra 1-1/2" clearance under the C/A's.
Now I need to make some bump-stop blocks to prevent the shocks from fully compressing.
I have some of those, but haven't installed them yet. Was it easy ? Did you weld them or just bolt them ?
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Unread 06-14-2011, 11:18 AM   #7474
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I have some of those, but haven't installed them yet. Was it easy ? Did you weld them or just bolt them ?
It was pretty easy.
Just cut off the shock brackets and the bottom of the C/A brackets, paint the bare metal then bolt them on.
I didn't want to destroy the powder-coat on the new brackets so I didn't weld them. I think they are plenty strong and only require welding if you're installing coil-over shocks.
Make sure to check the up-travel and add bump-stops as necessary.
Mine need to have 3" bump-stop blocks added.
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Unread 06-14-2011, 08:48 PM   #7475
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Attempted to track down a creak I'm hearing in the front end. Tightened the jam nut on my adj trackbar, hardly made a difference. Laid underneath while a friend pulled the bumper side to side pretty hard and the creak is definitely coming from passenger side axle-area...somewhere lol. Springs look seated just fine
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Unread 06-14-2011, 10:41 PM   #7476
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Unread 06-14-2011, 10:52 PM   #7477
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Took the doors off and threw the canoe on



Enjoying the RR rock rails I put on a week ago - much easier to tie the canoe on. Didn't bother with my rack for a short trip with just one canoe.
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Unread 06-14-2011, 11:37 PM   #7478
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It was pretty easy.
Just cut off the shock brackets and the bottom of the C/A brackets, paint the bare metal then bolt them on.
I didn't want to destroy the powder-coat on the new brackets so I didn't weld them. I think they are plenty strong and only require welding if you're installing coil-over shocks.
Make sure to check the up-travel and add bump-stops as necessary.
Mine need to have 3" bump-stop blocks added.
Is it better to install shorter shocks or longer bumpstops after the brackets are installed? Sounds like you're sacrificing some "stuff" for shorter lower shock mounts.
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Unread 06-14-2011, 11:56 PM   #7479
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Is it better to install shorter shocks or longer bumpstops after the brackets are installed? Sounds like you're sacrificing some "stuff" for shorter lower shock mounts.
I have the Currie Antirock and would like to have as much travel as possible.
If most of this is down travel that's still fine, all that really maters is that it keeps the wheels on the ground. I needed to add 2" to the bump-stops anyways so 1 more inch isn't that bad. I will probably be adding 1" spacers and retainers to the coils as well, then it will be pretty close to where it started.
Poly Performance says that they are working on an upper shock bracket that will raise the top mount to make up the difference and allow less bump-stop or longer shocks. They should be out soon
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Unread 06-15-2011, 06:45 PM   #7480
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Got my new bikini in for FL and have yet to try it on. I think Ima have to do that when I get home. Ill post the pics
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Unread 06-15-2011, 08:23 PM   #7481
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dropped the top at lunch and took the front doors off after dinner. turned 15K today!!!!!!!!!!!

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Unread 06-15-2011, 08:38 PM   #7482
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Installed the AEV tire carrier to the stock bumper.
No more gate rattle and a new place to put my shovel.
That looks pretty nice while not blowing your wallet did you fabricate the ARM into the stock bumper yourself or is it meant to work with the stock bumper?
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Unread 06-15-2011, 09:35 PM   #7483
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Off with the freedom top

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On with the bikini

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Waitin for the duster and windjammer next. UPS says Friday. Cant wait.
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Unread 06-15-2011, 09:49 PM   #7484
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This was on Saturday but, took her out to play...






My girl gettin in on the action





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Unread 06-16-2011, 01:06 AM   #7485
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That looks pretty nice while not blowing your wallet did you fabricate the ARM into the stock bumper yourself or is it meant to work with the stock bumper?
@just_jking no fab on my part, the AEV works great with the stock bumper, even came with a template for cutting the hole.
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