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Old 08-03-2013, 03:00 AM   #31
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Decided to put in my Bilstein 5100's and BDS 2" springs tonight. I took it for a test drive after, and all I can say is WOW! The ride is so much better than before, much smoother and it takes the bumps and curves much better.

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Old 08-04-2013, 10:02 AM   #32
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Rides a little higher than before
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Old 12-28-2013, 04:31 PM   #33
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Gave the undercarriage a thorough cleaning, and repainted the front end today. Also ordered a metal cloak front track bar yesterday.
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Old 01-07-2014, 11:56 AM   #34
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Gave the undercarriage a thorough cleaning, and repainted the front end today. Also ordered a metal cloak front track bar yesterday.
That front end looks really nice. What did you use to paint it, and what all did you paint? I have the same color jeep, only the interior is tan. I would like to paint the front end as well to help it hold up a bit to the elements, and also plan on doing the blue monstaliner inside it.
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Old 01-07-2014, 03:11 PM   #35
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I put it up on stands, pulled the tires, calipers, and rotors, and then used simple green and a power washer to clean it. After it dried, I pulled each part of the steering linkage and painted it, while they were off I painted my springs and axle. If you're going to leave the shocks on id recommend you cover the body with painters tape. I painted everything first with rustoleum primer then the satin black enamel. Should take 1.5 - 2 cans of paint.
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Old 01-08-2014, 07:53 AM   #36
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I put it up on stands, pulled the tires, calipers, and rotors, and then used simple green and a power washer to clean it. After it dried, I pulled each part of the steering linkage and painted it, while they were off I painted my springs and axle. If you're going to leave the shocks on id recommend you cover the body with painters tape. I painted everything first with rustoleum primer then the satin black enamel. Should take 1.5 - 2 cans of paint.
Awesome write up thank you! I noticed my axels are a little rusty, hopefully that wont be much of an issue. Frame theres no rust on, but I want to get everything sealed up as soon as I can as we wheel alot in it.
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Old 01-08-2014, 10:30 AM   #37
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Look at the rustoleum rust converting primer. I used it on my rear dana 44 when I swapped it in, and it worked flawlessly. It's kind of a terra cotta color compared to the white/gray normal primer
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Old 01-10-2014, 01:18 PM   #38
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Installed the track bar yesterday. Completely fixed the shimmy I was feeling on the highway.
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Old 05-10-2014, 11:43 AM   #39
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Ordered jks 1.25" body lift today and some Brown Dog 1" motor mounts
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Old 06-13-2014, 09:31 AM   #40
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Well...

Motor Mounts are here, body lift is here, wheels are here, tires are getting ordered next week. Ordered ball joints and the cable shifter for the 231 today. Should be ready for wheelin by the 4th of July
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Old 06-27-2014, 10:54 AM   #41
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Tires are ordered, and should be here by early next week. I got the body lift, mml, and cable shifter installed already, so I just need to knock out the ball joints and replace my sway bar links this weekend.

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Old 07-01-2014, 03:09 PM   #42
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Old 07-03-2014, 06:10 AM   #43
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I absolutely love the jeep's new stance. It is riding very nicely with the tires set at 25 psi. I took some measurements this morning, and I am 25" at the tub, 19 inches at the frame, and 16 inches at the transfer case skid. Not bad for a jeep on 33's. ;D


So while right now it's time to sit back, let my wallet recover, and wheel this thing, here is what I am looking at next.


Either
Regear to 4.11 (I have 3.73 right now and its not awful)
Rear ARB
Front Auto Locker

Or
SYE
Metalcloak Arms all around
UCF ultra high clearance tc skid and oil pan skid, or a custom flat skid with a crossmember.
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Old 07-04-2014, 12:01 AM   #44
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I put about 200 miles on the new setup today, and I LOVE it. I replaced the sway bars when I got home from work, and it really tightened up the suspension, so I have negligible body roll right now
Also, I seem to be getting BETTER gas mileage on 33's than I was on 31's. I didn't go off of mileage, because the speedo and odometer are off for the time being, but my normal commute to and from work burns about a half a tank of gas, and I only went through say a third of a tank. I am using less throttle to maintain speed, except uphill. Somehow, the more agressive, larger, MTR's on alloy wheels have less rolling resistance than the smaller AT's I was running on steelies beforehand. I don't really understand how, but I won't look a gift horse in the mouth. I can't get over how smoothly my jeep is driving, wobble and vibration free. Feels good to have the money you put into something finally pay off.

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