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Old 04-06-2013, 08:10 PM   #31
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Got the BL and MML done today. I'll post pics tomorrow when I can get some better lighting. Nothing too tough, actually. I had to borrow the wife for the transfer case bracket under the driver side console, as a couple of the nutserts were spinning on the underside. I took my time (about 6 hours total) but actually had fun doing it. The one thing I cussed about was the stupid headlight removal for the front corner bumper insert tubes. Not much that is more frustrating than those awful little Torx screws! Also, not much room to wrench on the motor mount cross bolts. Easy enough, just took ages!

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And it's probably a bit psycosamatic, but it already feels substantially taller. I can't wait to get the 3" suspension lift done (hopefully next weekend)! It will look a bit ridiculous for a few weeks until I can get some 33s on there, but all in due time, right?

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The one thing I cussed about was the stupid headlight removal for the front corner bumper insert
Oh yeah I did the "weld method" so it took about 30 secs per side to tack weld into place.
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:51 PM   #34
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I gotta learn how to weld.....
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:49 PM   #35
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Going to try to get an early start on the suspension lift tomorrow. I've been PB Blasting for several weeks, and I'm hoping it goes as smoothly as the BL and MML did last weekend. I cracked all the shock mount bolts while I was sitting on the ground last weekend, and all seemed to turn OK. I may even have an extra set of hands to help tomorrow!
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Going to try to get an early start on the suspension lift tomorrow. I've been PB Blasting for several weeks, and I'm hoping it goes as smoothly as the BL and MML did last weekend. I cracked all the shock mount bolts while I was sitting on the ground last weekend, and all seemed to turn OK. I may even have an extra set of hands to help tomorrow!
An extra set of hands is a very very helpful tool haha
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:31 PM   #37
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Took about 8 hours with a buddy helping most of the time. Front right was the toughest, but it is all complete! Looks HUGE with the 30" tires. Hoping to get some 33" rubber on there I'm the next couple weeks. I'm exhausted (nice and sunny and warm here in TX) so the pictures will have to wait until tomorrow. Good night all!
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Old 04-14-2013, 01:05 PM   #38
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Got the steering wheel straightened this morning, but couldn't get the tie rod to budge. The front tires are toed in almost an inch right now, and the ends are soaking with some PB Blaster. I plan on getting new tires in no more than a couple weeks - how bad will it be riding around with that much toe-in until then if I can't get it to move? I don't want to pay for a shop to align it, but if I do, I would rather wait until the new rubber is on. Thoughts?
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I don't want to pay for a shop to align it,
It's better to go to a shop where they have the computers and equipment to properly get the car aligned. It will take them an hour and it will take you like 5.

Also it shouldn't be too bad, but I wouldn't drive like that for more than a few days. It's a hazard, and the last thing you want is to risk your life to save a couple of bucks.
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It's better to go to a shop where they have the computers and equipment to properly get the car aligned. It will take them an hour and it will take you like 5.

Also it shouldn't be too bad, but I wouldn't drive like that for more than a few days. It's a hazard, and the last thing you want is to risk your life to save a couple of bucks.
The only thing you can adjust is the "Toe" so why not do it yourself, took me all of 5 minutes to do mine
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I would love to do it myself, but as stated previously, I couldn't get the tie rod to spin. It's soaking with some PB, and I'll give it another shot tomorrow.
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I would love to do it myself, but as stated previously, I couldn't get the tie rod to spin. It's soaking with some PB, and I'll give it another shot tomorrow.
Roger, sorry i missed that. Lil bit of heat might help too
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Sorry, stupid question, but what is BL and MML?
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Sorry, stupid question, but what is BL and MML?
BL is Body Lift
MML is Motor Mount Lift
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No problem! Theres still a few i dont know haha. Takes a decent amount of reading to figure it all out
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:54 AM   #47
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So finally some pictures! Here is stock, then BL & MML only, the all 4.25" including suspension lift. I haven't gotten end measurements yet, but I'll post those when I get them.

I am getting some vibes around 65 mph, and faint vibes while accelerating in the 35-45 mph range. I'll put a few washers in the transfer case skid and hopefully that will help. An SYE and double cardan driveshaft are definitely on the wish list.
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are those 31 tires
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:03 PM   #49
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30" right now. Looking to put 33x10.5s on there in a couple weeks (after I get home from leave). Still undecided on the tires though...
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So finally some pictures! Here is stock, then BL & MML only, the all 4.25" including suspension lift. I haven't gotten end measurements yet, but I'll post those when I get them.

I am getting some vibes around 65 mph, and faint vibes while accelerating in the 35-45 mph range. I'll put a few washers in the transfer case skid and hopefully that will help. An SYE and double cardan driveshaft are definitely on the wish list.
Looks great.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:33 PM   #51
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Let the wife drive her around a bit tonight. She came back and said it felt "tippy" and I needed wider tires. "Yes, dear!" Looks like I might be adding some new wheels and 33x12.5s to the Discount Tire shopping cart!!!!
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:51 PM   #53
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After a week of sailing the tie rod ends, I was able to get the toe-in set today. Also put a few more washers between the frame and TC skid plate (about 3/4" spacing now). Hopefully it will solve the vibes!
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I know.... "Holy thread revival batman!!!", but I was wondering if you ever gat the vibration problem handled?

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