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post #181 of 220 Old 06-07-2019, 10:38 AM
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What rock lights are you using on it? Those are bright.


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post #182 of 220 Old 06-07-2019, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
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What rock lights are you using on it? Those are bright.
They are LUX Max lights. I love them, and would recommend them to anyone. They are magnetic, and wonderful. I have the 8-pack.
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post #183 of 220 Old 06-07-2019, 03:17 PM
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They are LUX Max lights. I love them, and would recommend them to anyone. They are magnetic, and wonderful. I have the 8-pack.

I've been hearing a lot on the LUX lights. Gonna have to look into those. I like that they are magnetic.

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post #184 of 220 Old 06-10-2019, 08:09 PM
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The new wheels and tires are awesome! There is something so right about an LJ on 40's...
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post #185 of 220 Old 06-18-2019, 08:49 AM
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This is a fantastic thread and Ive read through all of it. Still no major engine or trans work? This thing has to have some mileage on it by now.
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post #186 of 220 Old 06-18-2019, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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This is a fantastic thread and Ive read through all of it. Still no major engine or trans work? This thing has to have some mileage on it by now.
Thanks man. Yeah, sheís got 230k. Still havenít touched the motor or trans, but I have plans if replacing the trans wth an ATS version of the OEM 42rle. I believe I will always sport the 4.0. I expect a new one in a few years.

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post #187 of 220 Old 06-18-2019, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
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sick set up! Love the tires and front bumper!
How long have you had it for?
Somehow I missed your post. Thanks for the compliments. Iíve had it just under 5 years.

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post #188 of 220 Old 06-18-2019, 10:36 AM
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Thanks man. Yeah, sheís got 230k. Still havenít touched the motor or trans, but I have plans if replacing the trans wth an ATS version of the OEM 42rle. I believe I will always sport the 4.0. I expect a new one in a few years.
Solid...Im right behind ya...my LJ is at 206k and still all original motor/trans.....but its a lazy garage queen these days.
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post #189 of 220 Old 07-09-2019, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
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First time to the Rubicon trail, and it was amazing! Photo overload warning.





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post #190 of 220 Old 07-09-2019, 07:26 PM
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Great Pics thanks for sharing
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post #191 of 220 Old 07-10-2019, 07:15 AM
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Awesome. Glad you had a good time.

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post #192 of 220 Old 07-10-2019, 12:02 PM
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Great trip. Thanks for sharing the pictures. Iíd like to get out there some day. And the rig looks great. I love the stance with the stretch.

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post #193 of 220 Old 07-11-2019, 06:47 AM
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Man that trip looks awesome! I need to make it out there.
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post #194 of 220 Old 07-11-2019, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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Great trip. Thanks for sharing the pictures. Iíd like to get out there some day. And the rig looks great. I love the stance with the stretch.
Thanks dude. The stretch is my favorite modification yet.

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I just completed my rear axle swap, 4-link, and while I had it over to my friend Jeromy's shop, I had him add some stuff to my cage that I had sitting in my garage for the past few months. I ended up with a Teraflext semi float CRD60. The process of getting this axle built for my set up was amazing. I was able to take my jeep to the shop and Corbin took measurements so we would have the correct pinion angle and correct shock mount spacing and angles (since I already had outboarded my shocks and used the high clearance, correct oriented Artec axle mounts). I can't thank the axle team enough for the amazing job they did, and they cranked it out for me in lightning speed.

I am also using custom built links using Metalcloak joints. My initial plan was to use OEM JL front lowers for the lowers on this project as they are close to the same length Savvy and Rokmen are using for their mid-arm set ups. I had planned on doing a mid-arm set up all along, and since it's pretty easy to score JL arms for free, I figured that would be a great option for the lowers. It turned out, because the Artec frame mounts put the lower mounts inboard quite a bit, there is too much binding using the JL arms. So we went with a matching custom set of adjustable lowers using the Metalcloak joints.

There was quite a bit of measuring before and after the old axle was pulled, in attempt to get the same ride height and axle position. Due to the HUGE axle tube, a couple of those measurements ended up being changed slightly. I think I ended up with 1/2" extra height in the rear, which I may adjust at some point, but it doesn't bother me a ton.

The triangulated upper links makes a super solid set up. I was delighted to eliminate the rear track bar, as I have never enjoyed how the jeep drives with the track bar. Dips in the roads at 40+ have always felt weird, and the rear end always dropped more on one side than the other. With the 4-link set up, it tracks evenly and has no odd manners on the road anymore, regardless of the speed.




















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