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Old 10-23-2012, 01:55 AM   #10561
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Bought it!!

Sold my YJ and bought a TJ

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Old 10-23-2012, 01:56 AM   #10562
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Welcome to the dark side, we have coil springs.

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Old 10-23-2012, 02:16 AM   #10563
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Welcome to the dark side, we have coil springs.
they are nice.

Bed lined my tail light housing and guards because they were fading. Also painted the housing mostly to stop that light on my license plate from shinning since I'm about to remove that assembly and didn't need a light to point out the 4 more random holes in my tub.
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:41 AM   #10564
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Alright, this wasn't today but this past weekend. I installed a new lift. I used 4" Coil Springs from Rancho, and used shocks from Rough Country. I have the steering stabilizer to match the shocks but cannot get the old one off. I will keep working on it. The lift still is not done due to I need to either relocate the rear track bar or just get a adjustable one. The pics I have aren't the greatest so once I can get the jeep out of the garage I will post then. I have been really busy the past couple of months doing alot of mods and can't wait to post everything.
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:51 AM   #10565
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Welcome to the dark side, we have coil springs.
Hahaha
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:58 AM   #10566
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Ordered a OBDII cable for my laptop. I don't have any codes, but I hooked it up and played with it a little bit.
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:03 AM   #10567
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Cleaned up a bit under the front end.

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Did you take those parts off to paint them?
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:13 AM   #10568
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Alright, this wasn't today but this past weekend. I installed a new lift. I used 4" Coil Springs from Rancho, and used shocks from Rough Country. I have the steering stabilizer to match the shocks but cannot get the old one off. I will keep working on it. The lift still is not done due to I need to either relocate the rear track bar or just get a adjustable one. The pics I have aren't the greatest so once I can get the jeep out of the garage I will post then. I have been really busy the past couple of months doing alot of mods and can't wait to post everything.
I just changed my steering stabilizer yesterday. I agree it was a pita trying to get the old on off. Use a pitman arm puller. You get loan one from autozone for free. Just put down a 15 deposit. Works like a charm
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:29 AM   #10569
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AFTER LED MARKERS

My buddy and I have LJ's and Im wanting to remove the fender markers when we go into paint! What lights did you use in your project? They look great!
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:43 AM   #10570
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Finished up working on the Jeep last night...

cleaned the enclosed airbox out... was full of mud, recharged the intake filter, and installed another cellie holder... oh and waxed the Jeep.
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:44 AM   #10571
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I just changed my steering stabilizer yesterday. I agree it was a pita trying to get the old on off. Use a pitman arm puller. You get loan one from autozone for free. Just put down a 15 deposit. Works like a charm
I never thought of that. Thanks for bringing that up!
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Old 10-23-2012, 02:02 PM   #10572
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Por-15 the frame yesterday.
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Old 10-23-2012, 02:16 PM   #10573
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I took off my milk jugs and put on end caps, I can't begin to say how much better it looks to me!
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Old 10-23-2012, 03:20 PM   #10574
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This weekend just been, i started my lift.

Upper, lower control arms, Springs & Shocks.

My first mechanical adventure.
it has taken longer than it should, but it has gonne well... untill the final control arm.



Does anybody have any idea on how to remove the frame bolt for the rear upper control arm that hits the muffle when removing it...?
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Picked up some Polk DXi 5.25 and 6.5 in speakers at Best buy for $25 off a pair.
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Old 10-23-2012, 04:43 PM   #10576
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This weekend just been, i started my lift.

Upper, lower control arms, Springs & Shocks.

My first mechanical adventure.
it has taken longer than it should, but it has gonne well... untill the final control arm.

Does anybody have any idea on how to remove the frame bolt for the rear upper control arm that hits the muffle when removing it...?
Either find a way to move the muffler. Or cut the bolt and put in another one from the outside in. You may be able to get the muffler to move up by prying.
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:04 PM   #10577
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This weekend just been, i started my lift.

Upper, lower control arms, Springs & Shocks.

My first mechanical adventure.
it has taken longer than it should, but it has gonne well... untill the final control arm.

Does anybody have any idea on how to remove the frame bolt for the rear upper control arm that hits the muffle when removing it...?
You should be able to release the muffler from the rubber hanging brackets and let it droop down enough get the bolt out?
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:18 PM   #10578
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Either find a way to move the muffler. Or cut the bolt and put in another one from the outside in. You may be able to get the muffler to move up by prying.
Don't cut it the bolt cost 20 dollars at the dealer and most places don't sell the bolt in the right length
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:52 PM   #10579
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Found this on sat while checking things out. Welded it up and good as new. Don't know when it happened but glad I caught it before another run. Good reminder to check your vehicle out once in a while to avoid being that guy broke on the trail. I always under mine so I know this is new damage.


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the accident you would have had...that would have sucked
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:54 PM   #10580
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:59 PM   #10581
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Por-15 the frame yesterday.
ya gotta let me know how you like that stuff. I am contemplating doing that in the spring.
does it hold up well and do what it says it does?
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:21 PM   #10582
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:41 PM   #10583
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Don't cut it the bolt cost 20 dollars at the dealer and most places don't sell the bolt in the right length
I don't know about the price. I have found bolts that will work. I have aftermarket arms and the stock bolts are a little sloppy so got ones that fit my arms. Also I have a few sets laying around that I have taken off. Best case is to move exhuast I was just giving options plus if in a rust zone replacing bolt would be a good idea anyway.
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:42 PM   #10584
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the accident you would have had...that would have sucked
lol
That's for sure and it is mainly the wife's so that would be even worse.
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:57 PM   #10585
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I put a new starter in so I can actually drive it again!
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:40 AM   #10586
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I don't know about the price. I have found bolts that will work. I have aftermarket arms and the stock bolts are a little sloppy so got ones that fit my arms. Also I have a few sets laying around that I have taken off. Best case is to move exhuast I was just giving options plus if in a rust zone replacing bolt would be a good idea anyway.
I just did my front lowers and had to cut one of the bolts that have 2 washers to adjust the camber and the washers wouldn't fit anything else tight like they should and if they did the bolts were all too short. But that's mostly a problem with my area not having the bolt I guess. It wasn't all that bad I got to take the cj on a two hour road trip to the dealer and put all the salesman to shame by knowing more about every jeep than they did I even gave a couple some advice (buy a TJ)
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:05 AM   #10587
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This weekend just been, i started my lift.

Upper, lower control arms, Springs & Shocks.

My first mechanical adventure.
it has taken longer than it should, but it has gonne well... untill the final control arm.



Does anybody have any idea on how to remove the frame bolt for the rear upper control arm that hits the muffle when removing it...?
I'm not sure if you took this into account, but depending on your lift, you may want to put the new springs on OUTSIDE your garage. It looks like your garage opening may not be very high. If you already thought of it, sorry for insulting your intelligence. Sometimes that stuff gets overlooked...
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:44 AM   #10588
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I'm not sure if you took this into account, but depending on your lift, you may want to put the new springs on OUTSIDE your garage. It looks like your garage opening may not be very high. If you already thought of it, sorry for insulting your intelligence. Sometimes that stuff gets overlooked...
Good point but Im guessing he didnt go TOO high because it looks like the front is done already? I see the new arms up there.
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I put on what was suppose to be a 4" lift this weekend and it ended up measuring 5.25". I already have a SYE, would I need to replace the CA's with LCA's. I have a new adjustable track bar on order and should be her by the weekend, and I repositioned the front track bar already. I am having some issues with the Steering stabilizer as well but I am going to try a pitman puller to get the old one out. Any suggestions welcomed!
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I put on what was suppose to be a 4" lift this weekend and it ended up measuring 5.25". I already have a SYE, would I need to replace the CA's with LCA's. I have a new adjustable track bar on order and should be her by the weekend, and I repositioned the front track bar already. I am having some issues with the Steering stabilizer as well but I am going to try a pitman puller to get the old one out. Any suggestions welcomed!
By the time it settles in it will drop some of that.

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