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Old 11-19-2012, 01:11 PM   #151
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add "take some pictures that don't suck" to that list...

looks good though man. hope it works well for ya.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:24 PM   #152
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Makes us indy jeepers proud. Nice build

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Old 11-21-2012, 09:15 AM   #153
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Wow . . . hadn't seen this yet. Nice work.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:45 AM   #154
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Thanks guys.

I don't think I updated this thread on a couple recent purchases. Since helping install Savvy's Underarmor on another TJ, I've been thinking about it a lot. I wanted to swap out my steel t-case skid for a separate crossmember and custom aluminum flat skid (copy of my steel skid). I was planning on ordering parts and doing that myself when Gerald @ Savvy announced that they would be selling a one piece skid with the trans mount and crossmember as a separate kit. That basically sold me and once I got the price, I jumped on it. I couldn't do a better job for less, that's for sure.

So I installed the Savvy crossmember last night and the skid will be here sometime next week. I wanted to wait on getting the exhaust done until I had the crossmember in so that the exhaust shop wouldn't have to worry about dropping the skid and maintaining proper drivetrain height for the exhaust hanger at the trans mount. She's ready to go to the exhaust shop Friday and aside from waiting on a couple new Currie TRE's to show up, it's ready to go. I'll grab pics of the crossmember this weekend.

The second purchase is a PSC steering box. I found a nearly-new one fairly local (super rare to come by) and jumped on it. I'll order the rest of the steering components throughout the next couple months and probably hook it all up in the spring. I'm planning on going with the following:

PSC CB pump
PSC remote reservoir
Savvy-modified ram for TJ-specific throw
Blaine's ram mount for the drag link
Derale cooler with TJ mount
TJ-specific lines and fittings from Blaine

For the axle mount, I've got a thick copy of the stock steering stabilizer mount. It fits nicely and I'll gusset it to support the ram pressure for when I add it. I plan on welding that up tomorrow morning before lunch.
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:01 PM   #155
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Very Nice
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:09 PM   #156
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BAD ASS............... Nice job on this build
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:09 PM   #157
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Hey imped, I didn't get tbe pic about the evap canister. Please PM me and let me know how you got around that thing. Thanks.
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:23 AM   #159
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Hey imped, I didn't get tbe pic about the evap canister. Please PM me and let me know how you got around that thing. Thanks.
I'll take a picture once I get this thing cleaned up and ready for real pics. The assembly is bolted to the bottom passenger side of the tub right behind the rear axle. It's clean, simple, protected and easy to access if needed.
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Jesus Christ imped.

You must chuckle at most "build" threads rofl

I have nothing else to say. Ill let the smileys do the talking.

I only chuckle when people spend money on fluff and crap that doesn't do anything functionally. Unfortunately, there's a lot of that on here. Thanks man.
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So freakin nice! My wife's Rubi needs the "Imped" treatment, BAD!

Really nice work man!
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:36 PM   #161
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Bitchen Job! Would love to take a ride in it.
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:59 AM   #162
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Drove it to work this morning. Drove awesome.
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:22 PM   #163
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Bitchen Job! Would love to take a ride in it.
Rides better than my DD.

$2.00 Q'doba wasnt bad either..
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Every time I look at it from behind, I think......

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Old 11-29-2012, 09:54 AM   #165
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Subscribed. Love this build!
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:08 AM   #166
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Great build I have the same top very nice and convenient, jeep looks great and I'm sure it performs just as well !
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:20 PM   #167
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What are you doing for a front bumper?
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:37 PM   #168
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My bumper is just a glorified winch plate sitting in my garage at the moment. As you can see, I don't place much value in bumpers. I place a lot more value in lightweight, high-clearance, simple no-frills solutions. Combined, my front and rear 'bumpers' weigh about 30 lbs.
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:32 PM   #169
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My bumper is just a glorified winch plate sitting in my garage at the moment. As you can see, I don't place much value in bumpers. I place a lot more value in lightweight, high-clearance, simple no-frills solutions. Combined, my front and rear 'bumpers' weigh about 30 lbs.
I like that. That's why mine is frame width with a "stinger" tube. That's just added for the DD aspect around here. I know your views on them however.

Your build is always centered on being smart concise and efficient with exactly what is needed. Good stuff.
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I like that. That's why mine is frame width with a "stinger" tube. That's just added for the DD aspect around here. I know your views on them however.

Your build is always centered on being smart concise and efficient with exactly what is needed. Good stuff.
By the way really like what you have done in the last 6 months or so and overall with your build. Something most guys can't do is plan ahead.
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My bumper is just a glorified winch plate sitting in my garage at the moment. As you can see, I don't place much value in bumpers. I place a lot more value in lightweight, high-clearance, simple no-frills solutions. Combined, my front and rear 'bumpers' weigh about 30 lbs.
Ok. That sounds good. Are you gonna at least put a piece of steel across the front? I sure you know but hitting the front tube head on is not a good thing. lol
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By the way really like what you have done in the last 6 months or so and overall with your build. Something most guys can't do is plan ahead.
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Ok. That sounds good. Are you gonna at least put a piece of steel across the front? I sure you know but hitting the front tube head on is not a good thing. lol
It holds up just fine.......

But yes, the bumper covers the crossmember. Don't worry.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:27 PM   #173
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Saw your build last nite in person sitting outside of O'Reilleys. Hope you didnt think i was acting like paparazzi!

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Old 12-04-2012, 03:05 PM   #174
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Haha, that's awesome man! I work a few nights a week in there for the discount and a little extra cash. Come on in next time.
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Will do.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:34 PM   #176
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:42 AM   #178
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Lol is that the freemason lodge downtown.
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That is a cool pic!
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Whats all this nonsense with the new build only being photographed on the road, parking lot, or garage ? We need to see pics to make sure it actually works for what it is intended for.

Just messin, the jeep looks great!

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