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Old 02-09-2014, 10:41 PM   #661
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Replaces the stock and you don't disconnect it. It makes the rig more stable without limiting flex.

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Old 02-09-2014, 10:44 PM   #662
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ok , thanks , was thinking it would be more stable if you didn't have to dis connect and could still get the flex

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Old 02-10-2014, 08:18 AM   #663
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ok call me stupid. dose the anti rock allow you to run it with out the disconnect? or just replace the sway bar?
Correct, it replaces the stock swaybar and you do not disconnect it.

It functions as a torsion system. When the axle articulates, the AR twists. When this happens, it pulls up and pushes down on the axle. I allows full articulation, but actually assists by applying down force to the droop end of the axle. A disconnected axle just flops there, an AR axle drops with force....if that makes sense.
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Old 02-10-2014, 10:33 AM   #664
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So Patrick (if you don't mind me asking) how much would something like that cost to install for my TJ?
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:03 PM   #665
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I would have to add everything up, but quickly looking over the numbers, it's right around $2200 for the rear axle.....parts and labor (locker, gears, shafts, brakes, brackets, etc.). The entire project was about $3500.

The project consisted of:

FRONT
- swapped in lower mileage d30 (for newer ball joints, new condition lower control arm brackets)
- axle also had diff cover and Spartan locker
- Motive Gear 4.88 gears
- new driver's side steering knuckle
- new brakes

REAR
- ford 8.8
- Artec truss/bracket system
- Yukon 4.88 gears
- ARB air locker
- Ten Factory axle shafts
- Riddler diff cover
- Black Magic ebrake relocation bracket
- new brakes
- upper and lower adjustable control arms

MISC
- SYE and CV ds installed


I think that's it
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:06 PM   #666
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Cool. I am just looking for the future and was trying to figure out about how much I need to stash.

Thanks!
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Old 02-10-2014, 01:18 PM   #667
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I need to check yours out!
I'm not patient enough to do such a good job of documenting my build.
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Old 02-10-2014, 09:36 PM   #668
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Not Jeep related, but because I am sort of an electronics nerd.....Started playing in the theater room this evening. We are hoping to get things started in here before long. The room is not terribly large, but is 100% dedicated for movies and such.
I took some measurements for the projector screen. I am pretty well sold on a 106" screen (as seen with the big box). The single tape dots to the left and right of the screen are where the speaker wires are hidden behind the wall (from construction).

I will be doing in-walls for the front l/r, surround, and rear surround. The center channel will be a cabinet speaker on a short stand below the screen. The construction of the lower part of the front wall will not allow an in-wall center channel.
I am going with a Klipsch speaker setup.

Anyway, just thought I would share one of my other projects.



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Old 02-12-2014, 11:54 AM   #669
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Quit teasing! Look forward to seeing the finished product sometime soon!
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Old 02-12-2014, 12:18 PM   #670
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Quit teasing! Look forward to seeing the finished product sometime soon!


if nothing else the blue tape on the wall is entertaining !
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Old 02-12-2014, 01:40 PM   #671
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Had somewhat of a productive day.

Removed the PSC trailgate to drop off for powdercoating. I am ready to have that project wrapped up.




Removed the stock rear bumper, spot-sanded the crossmember, and painted it in preparation for mounting the new bumper. You can also see where I started to remove the Plastidip from the 'tramp stamp' area.
Quick glance of the Swag rear bumper.




Moved to the front to get ready to install the new Warn CTi winch. Removed the RC winch, front bumper, etc. Prepped and painted the front frame area. Figured installing new stuff was the time to get some cleaning done.

Houston we have a problem!! The Warn housing is much larger than the RC and it hits the winch hoop tube. I considered moving the winch back and over a little and redrilling new holes, but it looks jacked being off center.
I have already talked with Dan @ Motobilt and he is building me a new bumper. I am not going to hack this one up - perfect bumper, tig welded tube work, powdercoated - so I am going to sell it and start fresh.



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Old 02-12-2014, 03:26 PM   #672
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Sucks about the bumper! Glad to see ya getting a new one. Will your stubby bumper have to be wider to handle the winch's size?
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Old 02-12-2014, 05:04 PM   #673
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The bumper itself is perfectly fine. It is the tubes that I added that are causing the interference....well the winch hoop anyway.

When Dan adds tubes to the bumper they are welded to the face not the top like mine are. I had the tubes before I had the bumper so I had them welded on the way they were designed to be installed.
The RC winch is so much smaller it came nowhere close to causing fitment issues.
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Old 02-13-2014, 07:48 AM   #674
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I have the Sunrider feature with my Trektop NX. I love it.
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Old 02-13-2014, 05:47 PM   #675
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Finished up the rear bumper today. Swag Offeoad supplies grade5 hardware. I'm sure it is ok, but I felt better with grade8, so I grabbed that hardware from Ace. I figure with an intense recovery or if towing, I would rather not have any reservations.
I installed the frame tie-ins as well.




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Old 02-13-2014, 10:24 PM   #676
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I messed around with one of the brackets for the tire carrier today. Going to mark and drill the lower one tomorrow. I drilled the holes out to use 1/2" grade 8 hardware. Will need to trim off the excess toward the tailgate opening.
They are bulky brackets (1/4" steel link brackets), but I think once the tube work is done and a tire is mounted, they will look proportional. There is some excess material there that can be trimmed away if they still look too big/unnecessary.

* I just realized that I don't think I have posted about this tire carrier in this thread. .....well, here is the start of it!

basics.......using suspension link brackets in the stock tailgate hinge locations and the same on the driver's side. They will be bolted through the corner armor and body, and will have backing plates tied into the rollcage/frame.
The passenger side will be the hinge side and the driver's side will get hitch pins for opening duties. I am using 1.75" OD DOM tubing to make the actual swing arm and tire carrier. I will post up more pics as the project progresses.


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That sure is one slimline rear bumper. Me likey!
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Old 02-14-2014, 01:28 PM   #678
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I would have to add everything up, but quickly looking over the numbers, it's right around $2200 for the rear axle.....parts and labor (locker, gears, shafts, brakes, brackets, etc.). The entire project was about $3500.

The project consisted of:

FRONT
- swapped in lower mileage d30 (for newer ball joints, new condition lower control arm brackets)
- axle also had diff cover and Spartan locker
- Motive Gear 4.88 gears
- new driver's side steering knuckle
- new brakes

REAR
- ford 8.8
- Artec truss/bracket system
- Yukon 4.88 gears
- ARB air locker
- Ten Factory axle shafts
- Riddler diff cover
- Black Magic ebrake relocation bracket
- new brakes
- upper and lower adjustable control arms

MISC
- SYE and CV ds installed

I think that's it
How do you like that gearing? Any trouble getting up to speed? And did you install it yourself?
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Old 02-14-2014, 01:50 PM   #679
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That sure is one slimline rear bumper. Me likey!
Thanks! But you haven't seen slim line until you see the front fenders installed
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How do you like that gearing? Any trouble getting up to speed? And did you install it yourself?
I have only put a few miles on it so far. I need to drive it some more to drain the gas tank a bit so I can install the GTS.
So far though, it is ok. It's not quite like stock gearing with 30" tires, but it is lightyears better. I have use of 5th gear again, and it flys off the line from a stop.
Once I swap a d44 in the front, I will likely do 5.13s though.



Picked the PSC Trailgate up from PC today. LOVE IT.










The rear bumper and tailgate (and once installed, GTS) make the corner armor look like garbage. Just a little more work to do with those and they will be rear for PC also.
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Old 02-14-2014, 03:11 PM   #680
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What were the switches you used ? I can't find the post I saw them on. Were they otrattw ?
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Old 02-14-2014, 07:17 PM   #681
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Yes, they are OTRATTW. Great switches!
I will snap a picture of my stash of them.
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Yes, they are OTRATTW. Great switches! I will snap a picture of my stash of them.
Could you tell me what switch body you used ? Their web page is kinda confusing.
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Old 02-15-2014, 12:20 PM   #683
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Installed the speakers in the garage. I love it that all of my hidden speaker wires are right where I left them.....and that I took good measurements and pictures pre-sheetrock.

Gotta have tunes while working in the garage.




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Old 02-18-2014, 02:31 PM   #684
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Installed the Currie Antirock today. I set it on the middle hole and left the link rod uncut. According to the instructions, I was going to need to lob off 1.5" from each end (3" total), but I am not 100% certain the front end won't see some change in the near future. I also want to test it out as-is to see where adjustments need to be made.
So as it is now, it sits a few degrees higher than parallel to the frame.


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Looks great. Mine say like that without issue for a couple months. 1" more lift and it sits just above horizontal now.
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Old 02-18-2014, 06:38 PM   #686
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Could you tell me what switch body you used ? Their web page is kinda confusing.
Ok, so this is the info for the switches I got. I was happy to see the white light option.


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Ok, so this is the info for the switches I got. I was happy to see the white light option.
Awesome. Thanks so much
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Old 02-18-2014, 07:17 PM   #688
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No problem! It can be pretty confusing trying to figure his website out. Just make sure you get them all the same, and it really won't matter which ones you get.

These should give a glimpse of some upcoming projects.


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Old 02-19-2014, 07:08 AM   #689
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Hey man awesome build! We definitely have similar build plans, mine is definitely slower... When I redo the front fenders I will be going with those PSC fenders, I like the metal cloaks but will go to a true highline. Keep up the good work!
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Old 02-20-2014, 02:42 PM   #690
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What does the FOX say......not for the Jeep. That's what the fox says.


(never seen so much wasted cardboard for packaging)




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