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Old 10-13-2012, 09:41 PM   #9391
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@ the Kloector, I just used a universal kit for $5 from O'Reilly's. I made sure that it had a plug/cover to keep the crap out of it. It came with wire and all. Took about 1 hour for install and 2 hours to figure out where to put it. Got to love the cheap mods!
Very nice!

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Old 10-13-2012, 09:51 PM   #9392
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Nice nice nice I want to get that lift how bad was the install?
Not bad. It was the first time I've ever done suspension on a vehicle at all. Fitting the front springs in sucked until I figured out how to use a spring compressor with a cordless impact. Then it still sucked, but a little less. I think I could probably have dropped the axle even more, and made it easier on myself, but it seemed like a few things were on the verge of stretching if I went any further.

I had one bolt that somehow wouldn't thread back into it's nut in the sway bar links. It turned out to be 12x1.50 mm threading, and after a run to the hardware store, a tap and die fixed it just fine. It made me wonder though, why are the shocks and swaybar links held on with full threads?

It took me the better part of a day going slow with no help and no air gun. I think I could accomplish it again in 4 hours or less now that I've learned a bit about what I'm doing and not having to look up every step to double check I wasn't screwing anything up. YouTube videos from Teraflex for the 2.5" lift kit helped a lot.

Other points of interest. Teraflex doesn't tell you on the cover to have a 20mm wrench handy, which you might need (I did) to take off the factory sway bar links. Also, they don't tell you you may need the right size allen (I never figured out the size, just kept trying them until one fit) to put on the new links.

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Old 10-13-2012, 09:51 PM   #9393
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Took the doors off and went out to break in the new Ace Engineering Rock Rails. Scraped off a good amount of the powder coating while I was at it trying to fit between some boulders.
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:11 PM   #9394
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Wired up third brake light.
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:17 PM   #9395
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I winterized my Rubi today. Rust proofing, hard top on, and snow tires on.
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:39 AM   #9396
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Just painted my speaker covers on roll bar but can't find a damn wrench big enough to take off the door and passenger dash piece
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:48 AM   #9397
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Looks awesome. And leveling or lift on it?
Plenty of clearance for what we plan to do this year. stop to stop no rubs. going to install 2" kit next year prior to our CO trip..
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:39 AM   #9398
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Just painted my speaker covers on roll bar but can't find a damn wrench big enough to take off the door and passenger dash piece
Thought the blue would be a nice contrast lol
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:47 AM   #9399
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TF leveling kit.
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:39 PM   #9400
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TF leveling kit.
Nice! Hey what kind of jack did you use. The only one I have to install my leveling kit is my "widow maker"
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:38 PM   #9401
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:39 PM   #9402
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You turned your car around in the driveway? Nice
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:40 PM   #9403
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Nice! Hey what kind of jack did you use. The only one I have to install my leveling kit is my "widow maker"
Used a 3 ton floor jack. No spring compressor need. Brute force goes a long way.
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:40 PM   #9404
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You turned your car around in the driveway? Nice
Yes I did. It was raining off and on all day.
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:04 PM   #9405
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Celebrated a 1000 mile birthday , treated Black Beauty (BB) to a cheap mod I did the grille mod, drove to lowes bought supplies and installed bed lined black grille mesh mod, unfortunately black on black on black doesn't photo well but its there trust me!!!

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Old 10-14-2012, 03:24 PM   #9406
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Washed and waxed my jeep before the harsh eastern canada winter...
Salt's a bastard.
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:28 PM   #9407
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Washed and waxed my jeep before the harsh eastern canada winter...
Salt's a bastard.
What were you tapeing off ?
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:29 PM   #9408
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Washed and waxed my jeep before the harsh eastern canada winter...
Salt's a bastard.
What's that on the right rear bumper? Thinking of adding that to my rig.

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Old 10-14-2012, 03:30 PM   #9409
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Took everything off. Nekkid mango. Also rigged a foot rest out of an old sway bar link
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:33 PM   #9410
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What were you tapeing off ?
The parts he doesn't wanna get wax on? Or it's a new racing stripe
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:36 PM   #9411
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I guess I use Turtle Wax Ice and I wax it right onto everything I don't worry bout the fenders or top it works on all surfaces
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Yeah i taped all vinyl surfaces as i cant stand "wax stains" on my vehicle. The finished product looks awesome.
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Old 10-14-2012, 04:38 PM   #9413
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Yeah i taped all vinyl surfaces as i cant stand "wax stains" on my vehicle. The finished product looks awesome.
I just did this too using wax.. still kinda got some wax on the parts i didnt want it on.



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I guess I use Turtle Wax Ice and I wax it right onto everything I don't worry bout the fenders or top it works on all surfaces
this ice wax.. how is it?
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Old 10-14-2012, 04:49 PM   #9414
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I just did this too using wax.. still kinda got some wax on the parts i didnt want it on.

this ice wax.. how is it?
It's the absolute best its synthetic it goes on liquid on a sponge you just wipe it everywhere it kinda just hazes over let it sit 5 min wipe it off with a microfiber towel comes off super easy and you can put it on everything ,it actually improves the black on the fender it restores them from faded, it also put a UV block on to help protect, TURTLE WAX ICE

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Old 10-14-2012, 05:12 PM   #9415
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I installed a Rock Ridge black grill insert! Looks awesome. Word to the wise, take your time!
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:42 PM   #9416
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It's the absolute best its synthetic it goes on liquid on a sponge you just wipe it everywhere it kinda just hazes over let it sit 5 min wipe it off with a microfiber towel comes off super easy and you can put it on everything ,it actually improves the black on the fender it restores them from faded, it also put a UV block on to help protect, TURTLE WAX ICE
Hmm I've been hearing a lot about it from you jeep guys, gonna have to grab me a bottle!

I spent so much time taping up my plastics and waxing it into the night, would be nice to just spray an rub and wipe off!
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:52 PM   #9417
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Painted the front grill and did the grill insert mod, need to tighten a few zip strips up though
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Flexed the new lift at hidden falls adventure park by Marble Falls
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