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Old 12-31-2013, 07:39 PM   #31
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Old 01-01-2014, 08:18 AM   #32
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Old 01-01-2014, 01:10 PM   #33
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First off, very nice jeep. I have a couple questions about your lift. How do you like it? What is the ride quality like? Would you recommend it?
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Old 01-01-2014, 02:22 PM   #34
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First off, very nice jeep. I have a couple questions about your lift. How do you like it? What is the ride quality like? Would you recommend it?
Thanks. I really like my lift. BDS has great quality and lifetime warranty. It definitely rides better than my old stock springs and shocks w/ a BB. It's a lot smoother. I have nothing but good things to say about it and would definitely recommend it. I'd recommend getting some quality adjustable control arms (MC/Currie/Rokmen) to further increase ride quality. I plan on getting some soon. You might also want to get a .75" spacer for the front to take out some of the rake. But it looks like you have a hardtop so you may be fine as is.
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Old 01-01-2014, 05:53 PM   #35
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Thanks. I really like my lift. BDS has great quality and lifetime warranty. It definitely rides better than my old stock springs and shocks w/ a BB. It's a lot smoother. I have nothing but good things to say about it and would definitely recommend it. I'd recommend getting some quality adjustable control arms (MC/Currie/Rokmen) to further increase ride quality. I plan on getting some soon. You might also want to get a .75" spacer for the front to take out some of the rake. But it looks like you have a hardtop so you may be fine as is.
Thank you for the response and advice. I will definitely be looking into this lift.
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Old 01-06-2014, 08:02 PM   #36
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Old 01-06-2014, 08:50 PM   #37
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Nice jeep. Would you recommend getting a 1 inch body lift with a 3 inch suspension lift?
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Old 01-07-2014, 07:46 AM   #38
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Nice jeep. Would you recommend getting a 1 inch body lift with a 3 inch suspension lift?
I definitely would. Saves the headache and most of the problems of going with a full 4" suspension lift. With the 1" BL you can do a 1" MML at the same time and eliminate all or most of your driveline vibes from the suspension lift. Thus not having to drop your t-case skid as much or at all. It also opens the doors for a tummy tuck in the future. It's also just plain easier to clean and get your hands up there with that extra inch between the tub and frame.
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Old 05-22-2014, 06:57 PM   #39
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I haven't posted in here in forever so I'll update.

Tested articulation on a wall at my house.


Then got it way too muddy at a local spot. I hate mud. Takes way too long to clean.


Then the "Snowpacalypse" of Raleigh happened. Me and some other guys in the Offroad Club at NC State went and helped pull people out. It was a lot of fun helping people, as well as snow drifting in parking lots.


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Old 05-22-2014, 07:01 PM   #40
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Now I'm caught up. I removed my grill inserts and sold them along with my plastic fender covers that came with the Jeep. Nothing like selling off the PO's add-ons to recoup cash. Then I washed and waxed her today.
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Old 05-23-2014, 08:51 AM   #41
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Got some upgraded pads and Centric rotors installed today. Just drove home from the shop and it started pouring down rain, so I don't have much to report. Will update later on.
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Old 05-23-2014, 05:12 PM   #42
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Did the first half of break-in for the brakes per the Black Magic Brakes directions. Leaving them overnight and finishing tomorrow.
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Old 05-28-2014, 10:17 AM   #43
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After a few days with the brakes, they seem to be getting better and better! A lot better than my old stock ones. It was definitely a worthwhile upgrade.
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Old 06-08-2014, 11:40 PM   #44
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Went wheeling at Uwharrie on Saturday and had a blast! It was my first time out there and it surely won't be my last! We had 6 rigs in our group, 5 (inc. me) of which were part of my club, the Offroad Club at NC State. I ran all the hardest trails there including Daniel with no issues. We didn't have a cameraman so no action shots, unfortunately. I did get a couple posers at the top of Daniel and on poser rock with my buddies. The pics do it no justice, as usual.




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Old 06-09-2014, 07:50 PM   #45
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Spent the better part of the day cleaning all the dust out of my Jeep from URE. Got my old vinyl rocker protectors off and drilled out all the nutserts from the factory splash guards. Touched up the bare metal areas with some paint in preparation for my new sliders from Moab Fab I just ordered. I'm stoked for them!
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Old 07-02-2014, 03:21 PM   #46
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Brown Santa showed up 68 lbs of goodies today! I'm stoked that my sliders are finally here! These things are beefy and beautiful. My only gripe is that the box was a little beat up and had some holes in it. Somehow the baggie of hardware must've ripped because there were loose bolts and nuts rattling around in the box and when I flipped it over, two pieces came out. Unfortunately, I'm now short two bolts as they must've been lost in transit somewhere. I'm going to shoot Bryce an email and see if I can get some replacements. Not sure if the local hardware store has countersunk allen key bolts. I'm also waiting for another package of spacers that he accidentally left out of the shipment that should be here anytime now. Either way, these things are sweet and I can't wait to get them bolted up! What makes it even sweeter is I sold off my old sliders on Craigslist a few days ago for more than these cost.







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Old 07-03-2014, 10:46 PM   #47
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Should have the sliders finished up and mounted tomorrow. Praying for nice weather! Also just ordered a Lock-Right locker for my D30 from Rusty's Offroad on sale for $210. $17 shipping sucks though... but it was the cheapest to be had that I could find. I'm trying to get these last few mods finished up before heading back to school at the beginning of August.
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Old 07-09-2014, 11:14 PM   #48
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Got my sliders on last weekend, no good pics yet. Thinking about trimming out my front fenders into flatties since they are already beat up and bent in the front of both. Also planning to install my Lock-Right this weekend as it came today.
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Old 07-10-2014, 03:59 AM   #49
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I wish it snowed in miami so I could get a nice shot of the jeep in snow!
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Old 07-11-2014, 09:45 PM   #50
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Going to install the Lock-Right in the morning with my dad. Kind of nervous since I've never done anything like this before. Hopefully it all goes well.
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good luck! i want to put a locker in my d44, front and rear, but have no clue what to get or where?... i have a 2001 jeep wrangler I6 manual. what gear ratio would you recommend? brand? i just don't know much about axles or lockers!
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Old 07-15-2014, 12:29 PM   #52
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I got my D30 Lock-Right in this past weekend. The locker installation went smoothly with no problems but I had about 1000 unrelated issues that caused it to be a two-day project. The axle shafts were frozen in place with rust but nothing a sledgehammer couldn't fix. Then after everything was back in place I went to put the calipers back on and one side barely fit and the other was too decompressed. After trying everything to push the caliper piston back in I thought it had frozen. So we completely removed it and ended up getting it back in with a c-clamp. Since we took it off, we needed to bleed the brakes. No biggie. Until we got to the passenger side bleeder which would not budge. After penetrating oil, freeze off, a breaker bar, and vise grips, the nut rounded off completely. So just bled the driver side as much as possible. I'm going to get the brake fluid completely changed and the bleeder fixed on Wednesday. The locker is very quiet and I do not notice it's there at all in 4wd. Hopefully I can test it out offroad soon, I have high expectations!
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Old 07-15-2014, 12:34 PM   #53
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good luck! i want to put a locker in my d44, front and rear, but have no clue what to get or where?... i have a 2001 jeep wrangler I6 manual. what gear ratio would you recommend? brand? i just don't know much about axles or lockers!
It depends on what kind of locker you want and what your budget is. There are auto lockers and selectables (air and electric). Gear ratio has nothing to do with lockers. Some lockers such as the Detroit are full case and require messing with the gears. In that case, you want the one that correlates with your current gears or regear with the locker at the same time. Start by searching for different info about lockers and determine what will fit your bill. There are too many options out there for me to tell you what to get!
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There are also cable selectable lockers, like OX Lockers. They also make air/electric lockers.

If this is your DD I wouldn't recommend anything but selectable. Especially if you live anywhere near winter snow.

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