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Old 02-19-2014, 11:41 AM   #61
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I ordered some CJ style mirrors for the YJ today

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Old 02-19-2014, 10:53 PM   #62
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Today I made another attempt to install my springs which resulted in a broken shaft on my new impact gun ........ And my buddy has my grinder so I can't use my cutoff wheel , and my sawzall blades are way too long to get where I need them to be

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Old 02-20-2014, 07:57 AM   #63
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Man this thing is looking good so far. Can't wait to see how good it's going to look when it's finished! On a side note, I remember trying to break the spring bolts free on my YJ. Tried everything, ended up grinding the bolts in the end. What a hassle!
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Old 02-20-2014, 10:32 AM   #64
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I'm going to make another attempt tonight to get the springs off. I grabbed my grinder from my buddy before he went to work. Soon as my 7 week old son falls asleep I'm going to get the jeep set up and start cutting the bolts. Off
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:50 AM   #65
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when doing my lift all those old rusted bolts were the biggest pain
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Old 02-20-2014, 12:08 PM   #66
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when doing my lift all those old rusted bolts were the biggest pain
Last night I was tempted to order new perches and steering just to go Soa and not mess with them lol.
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Old 02-20-2014, 12:19 PM   #67
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Last night I was tempted to order new perches and steering just to go Soa and not mess with them lol.
do it do it do it (chanting)
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Old 02-20-2014, 12:23 PM   #68
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do it do it do it (chanting)
That would be a waste of money according to my wife since I already spent 500 on a lift
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That would be a waste of money according to my wife since I already spent 500 on a lift
sell your lift kit, buy her some roses and take her to dinner. She'll forget all about it. Lol
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Old 02-20-2014, 06:16 PM   #70
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sell your lift kit, buy her some roses and take her to dinner. She'll forget all about it. Lol
Yea I don't think that would fly, she's already pissed that I bought a new 1911, amongst other things lol.
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Yea I don't think that would fly, she's already pissed that I bought a new 1911, amongst other things lol.
No intention on hijacking the thread, but dare I ask which 1911? lol
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No intention on hijacking the thread, but dare I ask which 1911? lol
Rock Island Armory TAC 1911 compact .45 acp. 3.5" barrel and 7 round capacity. It should be in around the 6th.
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Rock Island Armory TAC 1911 compact .45 acp. 3.5" barrel and 7 round capacity. It should be in around the 6th.
Buddy of mine has one of those and he loves it. He let me fire it, month later, I had a 1911 haha. 1911's on the whole are a really good firearm in general. Check out WIlson Combat for accessories for it (magazines, sights, parts etc). They're awesome to deal with. Anyways, back to Jeep stuff! lol
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Should've got the Arsenal Firearms double barrel 1911. Sick gun, insane price tag though.
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Any luck getting those stubborn bolts loose?
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:22 AM   #76
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Any luck getting those stubborn bolts loose?
Nope. I'll be cutting them off in a couple of weeks I arranged some time at my buddy's shop so he can give me a hand. After he's back from his fishing trip.
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I took off the hardtop today for good , I drove around a bit then came home to throw on tar supertop and soft doors
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*the not tar
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The top and doors make it look like a totally different jeep. Diggin the lights on the windshield too.
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Old 02-26-2014, 12:21 AM   #80
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The top and doors make it look like a totally different jeep. Diggin the lights on the windshield too.
Yes they so. I gotta call quAdratec to get a new top already I noticed a small tear over the rear seat and since I paid almost 900 for the top and doors they better be replacing the skin since it's been on for 2 days.
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Yes they so. I gotta call quAdratec to get a new top already I noticed a small tear over the rear seat and since I paid almost 900 for the top and doors they better be replacing the skin since it's been on for 2 days.
bestop is great to deal with, I had a issue with the new top I just bought and they sent me a new upper and let me keep the old one. Hope it works like this for you too!
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Just a thought here. When I put in my lift kit the front spring bolts came out no problem but I had trouble with both rear spring bolts. I took my cutoff tool and put a good sized cut in the bolt nuts almost cutting them in half from the opening to opening if that make sense. It seemed to relieve the torque and I was able to wrench them off after that. Hope this helps Gunny Out!!
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Old 03-10-2014, 11:27 AM   #83
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I reserved time to use my buddy's shop so Friday evening the lift will be finally installed. And possibly a shake down run on Sunday!
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Old 03-10-2014, 12:15 PM   #84
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Awesome! Can't wait to see how it looks!
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:06 AM   #85
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Well the lift is finally on guys , sofar here is my only gripe that I have. All of the u bolts were the same size. So you have to hammer 2 on the front on then squeeze the hell out of them to get them onto the ubolt plate As far as ride quality is concerned it actually rides better then stock almost TJ like. The spring rate is really nice. It ride just as nice as my XJ with Re springs and bilstein shocks. It's soft and smooth on the road, over rough bumpy roads roads it's smooth and not that rough for a leaf sprung vehicle. I will give a offroad review on Sunday. It took is about 4 hours mainly because we were bull****ting with my buddy's coworkers and killed a bottle of crown if we stuck to working it would have taken 2 hours lol.
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Here are some pictures of it in the light, I did measure from ground to bottom of the tub and got 6.25" of lift after taking in consideration the height difference of 235/75/15 to 33's once it settles we will see how tall it will actually sit. I am really anxious to see how it performs tomorrow offroad.



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Awesome
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looks great I really need a soft top

On mine, my mech buddy needed to cut the frame bolts and rear track bar bolts as the wouldn't budge even with the air tools
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looks great I really need a soft top On mine, my mech buddy needed to cut the frame bolts and rear track bar bolts as the wouldn't budge even with the air tools
We had to cut the Frame mount bolts on the rear and I cut the track bars off long ago
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What did quadratec say about the top? Its nice to have access to a lift and air tools, isn't it?

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