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Old 01-28-2010, 06:08 PM   #1
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trying to figure out exactly what I have

Hey guys, i'm tired of not exactly knowing what I have under the cab of my jeep. I'm looking into things such as a SYE kit or new shocks, and some things I just want to know, like whether its long arm or not etc. Although I'm pretty sure its a rubicon express kit with long arm... soo here's the part y'all like, PICS!!. lets play, name that stuff haha. and anything else you see on there i should be excited/concerned about, please lemme know. I realize i have the quick disconnect sway bar in the front, and a rear adjustable track bar

also trying to figure out exactly how much lift i have...took some measurements, the tires were 35's but worn to about 33's now, and theres 10 inches between the top of the tire and the tallest point on the stock fender, rear wheel. 28 inches from ground to where the body starts at the driver door
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Old 01-28-2010, 06:10 PM   #2
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heres some more:
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and just a few more lol
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looks like you have a SYE, a CV type drive shaft, and it is possibly a long arm kit. and if its skyjacker like the shock says, i think it might be a 6 inch lift.
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looks like you have a SYE, a CV type drive shaft, and it is possibly a long arm kit. and if its skyjacker like the shock says, i think it might be a 6 inch lift.
thats what I was thinking, being that the extension on the tcase looks like what you buy for a sye kit, but what does the cv in cv driveshaft stand for? and i wanna say its long arm because they are almost parallel to the ground, and if you look in the second set of pictures, left column, second row, and at the last set of pictures, left column, second row, it has that piece coming off it that i saw in a bunch of expensive lift kit pictures...
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Old 01-28-2010, 07:37 PM   #6
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also sorry, but a few of the pics are incorrectly rotated, my bad
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not a skyjacker lift. it has skyjacker shocks obviously though everything else looks like rubicon express. looks like a tom woods drive shaft./ sorry after reading, im just repeating what you already know..
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x2 on the RE kit....mine is powder coated the same gray color.
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thats what I was thinking, being that the extension on the tcase looks like what you buy for a sye kit, but what does the cv in cv driveshaft stand for? and i wanna say its long arm because they are almost parallel to the ground, and if you look in the second set of pictures, left column, second row, and at the last set of pictures, left column, second row, it has that piece coming off it that i saw in a bunch of expensive lift kit pictures...
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Constant Velocity (CV) drive shafts are named so because they do rotate at a constant speed. The most common CV joint for drive shafts is the double cardan. The double cardan uses two u-joints, to split the difference of the operating angle where the drive shaft connects to the output of the transfer case. This joint contains a centering kit to ensure that each u-joint always has the same amount of angle.
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CV..=... Constant Volocity

Rubicon Express 4.5 Long Arm lift //their 4.5springs net 5'' to 5.25''.
Rubicon Express adjustable track bars
Rubicon Express SS extended brake lines
Rubicon Express swaybar disconects
SYE = brand...look for any staps/tags on the output shaft.
CV drive shaft. =brand same as above ^^^
Skyjacker Hydro 5000 shocks
Skyjacker Steering stablizer

Any more toys I see I'll let you know.
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Also in this picture showing your RE extended brake lines

You are missing a clip that holds the "PART I CIRCLED IN RED". It should be held onto the bracket "I CIRCLED IN BLUE".

You can pick the clip up at most any parts store. Looks like a "U" that is bent a little. Common part.
Without it being held up there by the clip the hose can rub on the bracket "part circled in blue" and wear a hole in the brake line. not a good deal.
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if you are gonna keep those shocks, you should look into painting them back to white with rustoleum. it cleans up the look alot.
i did a write up on it here
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awesome guys thanks! yeah i know i bought the jeep mostly how it is, but i've put a lotta blood and sweat into it already with broken parts and this and that, so its on its way to being completely mine. also about to put orders in to quadratec and allthingsjeep.com, get some goodies for her. getting some d ring shackles and a new tow strap, a nice tire cover, some low-key decals (def eugene the jeep), one of those RockNob shift knobs, and some jeep logo things...

...next plans, fender flares?... the stock ones arent cutting it, not wide enough... and suggestions? heres a few more from the side
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if you are gonna keep those shocks, you should look into painting them back to white with rustoleum. it cleans up the look alot.
i did a write up on it here
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hey man, those shocks look soooo nice after your work (and i may steal ur headlight bezel idea, i foresee a fun weekend). question: how did you keep the skyjacker sticker, or did u just order 2 more?
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Also in this picture showing your RE extended brake lines

You are missing a clip that holds the "PART I CIRCLED IN RED". It should be held onto the bracket "I CIRCLED IN BLUE".

You can pick the clip up at most any parts store. Looks like a "U" that is bent a little. Common part.
Without it being held up there by the clip the hose can rub on the bracket "part circled in blue" and wear a hole in the brake line. not a good deal.
thanks man I'm gonna go as soon as it stops raining here, tops down... or maybe ill go anyway :P
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Are those the Olympic reversible steps?
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i just taped over the sticker and sprayed the rest with rustoleum. very easy.
i also put newspaper pretty much everywhere under the jeep to keep paint off anything else other than the shock
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Are those the Olympic reversible steps?
im not sure what the brand is but yeah they're reversible... when i first bought it, they were peeling and what not, but they were sooo rusted in it took me forever to get them off... but eventually did get them off and got 'em lookin good, and much easier to remove now, primed it with that reddish color rustolem metal primer then a top coat of regular rustoleum
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i just taped over the sticker and sprayed the rest with rustoleum. very easy.
i also put newspaper pretty much everywhere under the jeep to keep paint off anything else other than the shock
yeah i figured i would either cut up a cardboard box or use saran wrap or newspaper to block the over spray, and yeah ill just mask off the sticker... thanks again, its a great idea
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just saw the attachment of them in another pic. Those are the Olympic. Thanks for posting those pics. I like them. I think I'll buy them.
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just saw the attachment of them in another pic. Those are the Olympic. Thanks for posting those pics. I like them. I think I'll buy them.
glad i could be of assistance. i like them too, theyre not overkill or anything, just right
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When spring rolls around I am painting EVERYTHING under my jeep black. I dont know why but I have always hated colors other than black under a vehicle.
I just think it looks so much cleaner to paint the shocks and all black.

Just my opinion though LOL
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Just a thought. Noticed on the 7th picture down that it appears that you're running a bit too much tire pressure because the tire is so worn in the middle but not as much on the outside.

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