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Old 11-09-2010, 05:22 PM   #1
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First Mod Complete!

Less than two weeks in my possession, the first mod is complete.

Rugged Ridge RRC Side Armor Guards:







After this, a new torque wrench, the Bestop Window Duffle, a set of grab handles, and a hitch-mount bike rack (still in the works), I think I'll have to wait for anything else until Santa comes my way. My wallet is crying.

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Old 11-09-2010, 05:24 PM   #2
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Old 11-09-2010, 05:47 PM   #3
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Old 11-09-2010, 06:24 PM   #4
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Very nice. Thanks for the pics
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Old 11-09-2010, 06:29 PM   #5
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Old 11-09-2010, 06:35 PM   #6
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Very nice! Now go get that Jeep dirty!
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Old 11-09-2010, 06:41 PM   #7
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Very nice! Now go get that Jeep dirty!
lol, i'm working on it! Stupid weekends have been BUSY the last two weeks!
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Old 11-09-2010, 08:02 PM   #8
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Doors off should be next!
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Off topic, but that's an awesome camera you're using haha.
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Old 11-09-2010, 10:19 PM   #11
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Off topic, but that's an awesome camera you're using haha.
Heh thanks. I don't know why I can't have cheap hobbies.
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Old 11-09-2010, 10:21 PM   #12
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Doors off should be next!
Hmm... Maybe tomorrow, depending on the weather...
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Old 11-09-2010, 10:24 PM   #13
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What kind of camera? I have a 5D Mk II. I can understand the "cheap hobbies" comment.
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Old 11-09-2010, 10:36 PM   #14
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Old 11-10-2010, 05:57 AM   #15
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What kind of camera? I have a 5D Mk II. I can understand the "cheap hobbies" comment.
It's also a 5D Mk II.
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Old 11-10-2010, 08:05 AM   #16
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Nice, how long did it take to install and was it hard? Any drilling?
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Old 11-10-2010, 08:11 AM   #17
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That looks great
That's my next mod.
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Old 11-10-2010, 08:22 AM   #18
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Nice, how long did it take to install and was it hard? Any drilling?
I'm not sure how long it took, maybe 15-20 minutes per side? I got started removing bolts before I realized I didn't have any thread locker, so I had to put it back together to go to the store.

Once situated though, it was pretty quick. No drilling at all.

You need:

- Socket wrench and/or torque wrench,
- 16mm and 18mm sockets and an extension
- Thread locker
- Something at the approximate height to hold up the other end while you fasten the first end.

That's it.

1. There's an 18mm bolt with a washer behind the front wheel, and another in front of the rear wheel. Remove them both.

2. In the same area where each bolt is, there are two 16mm nuts that are driven onto bolts in the frame. Remove those nuts.

3. Apply thread lock to the two 18mm bolts you just removed, and put them back in (partially) with the washers, leaving a gap.

4. Put the guard on, sliding it in between the washer and the frame and lining up the pre-drilled holes with the bolts that those 16mm nuts were on.

5. Thread lock on the nuts, put them back on at 40 ft-lb.

6. Tighten the 18mm bolts the rest of the way, to 80 ft-lb.

So in essence you're removing two bolts and four nuts per side, sliding the guard into place an re-fastening. That's it.
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Old 11-10-2010, 09:47 AM   #19
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I'm not sure how long it took, maybe 15-20 minutes per side? I got started removing bolts before I realized I didn't have any thread locker, so I had to put it back together to go to the store.

Once situated though, it was pretty quick. No drilling at all.

You need:

- Socket wrench and/or torque wrench,
- 16mm and 18mm sockets and an extension
- Thread locker
- Something at the approximate height to hold up the other end while you fasten the first end.

That's it.

1. There's an 18mm bolt with a washer behind the front wheel, and another in front of the rear wheel. Remove them both.

2. In the same area where each bolt is, there are two 16mm nuts that are driven onto bolts in the frame. Remove those nuts.

3. Apply thread lock to the two 18mm bolts you just removed, and put them back in (partially) with the washers, leaving a gap.

4. Put the guard on, sliding it in between the washer and the frame and lining up the pre-drilled holes with the bolts that those 16mm nuts were on.

5. Thread lock on the nuts, put them back on at 40 ft-lb.

6. Tighten the 18mm bolts the rest of the way, to 80 ft-lb.

So in essence you're removing two bolts and four nuts per side, sliding the guard into place an re-fastening. That's it.
Now that was a response A+
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Off topic, but that's an awesome camera you're using haha.
Thats what I was gonna say. Looks pretty sweet man. Its so....CLEAN!
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Old 11-10-2010, 11:00 AM   #21
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I like! I'm putting that on my wishlist.
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Old 11-10-2010, 12:51 PM   #22
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Doors off should be next!
This is for you daggo!!



Stopped at the house on my way to lunch to pull the doors off, took a cameraphone snap. What an experience it is driving doorless for the first time! And this is coming from a guy who rode a motorcycle to work for the last three years!

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