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Old 07-02-2014, 12:55 PM   #1
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Lift Party Saturday, July 12th - Pine Junction

We'll be installing a Rubicon Express 3.5 inch suspension lift on T8er's JKUR on Saturday, July 12th in Pine Junction (near the intersection of Hwy 285 and CO 126). Hopefully we'll get started around 9 am and be done around 2 or 3 pm. Between T8er and I we have a decent amount of experience with this kind of work but it will be our first time lifting a JK.
If you want to stop by to help or learn, or just to bench wheel, send me a PM with your actual name, phone and email contact info and I'll provide directions. I'm looking forward to wrenching on a new rig and hope to meet some of you in the process.

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Old 07-02-2014, 01:28 PM   #2
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Very cool. I had Liftfest at my house about a month ago when I lifted mine. Great time with good friends helping out.

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Old 07-02-2014, 01:33 PM   #3
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Sounds good, be safe.
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Old 07-06-2014, 07:53 PM   #4
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A friend had his 4Runner towed to my place on Saturday when it broke down in the mountains. Got him back on the road in a couple of hours. Good tune up for next weekend's JKUR lift party.
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Old 07-06-2014, 08:33 PM   #5
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nice job!

unfortunately for me my lift will still be on the big brown truck.
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Old 07-06-2014, 10:27 PM   #6
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You mean my lift Brian? Lol. You should pm me what you spent on that bad boy. Been thinking about a long arm for this lj.
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Old 07-06-2014, 11:03 PM   #7
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You mean my lift Brian? Lol. You should pm me what you spent on that bad boy. Been thinking about a long arm for this lj.
if you do go long arm, look at kits that have the bent arms...meaning ones that stay straight off the frame mounts, then arc down to the axle mount. If not the rear arms will drag and be a big anchor on ledges.
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Just wanted to say thank you to Dave for hosting this at his house and thank you to anyone that may be coming to help or hangout.
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Anyone else interested in coming? Even if just to stop by and take in our handy work after running something off the 285 corridor. We'll be having a few beers on the deck after we're done. Send me a PM for directions.
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Old 07-13-2014, 08:44 AM   #10
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Old 07-13-2014, 09:51 AM   #11
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I'm about to pull the trigger on the metal cloak 3.5 and definitely dont want to pay anyone to put it on. Think that'd be something we could tackle in a day?
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I'm about to pull the trigger on the metal cloak 3.5 and definitely dont want to pay anyone to put it on. Think that'd be something we could tackle in a day?
Short arm ? Yes.
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Yeah short arm.
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looks good guys!
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Yeah short arm.
It would be a 12 hr day, but would be easier to knock out in a weekend.
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Very nice.
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I'm about to pull the trigger on the metal cloak 3.5 and definitely dont want to pay anyone to put it on. Think that'd be something we could tackle in a day?
Not too difficult at all....just be sure to start soaking all your nuts and bolts with PB blaster...The only thing difficult about the MC suspension is compressing the front springs to get them in. Those SOB's are long but I really like them. Are you getting new track bars too? Prepare for all the other things you'll need too such as extended brake line (YJ's work great), bump stop needs (poly performance body lift pucks are cheap and you can cut them down to size), and driveshaft/SYE issues but I'm sure you are already aware of all that. You will love that suspension!
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I have heard that it is pretty awesome. I have installed springs before and usually install everything I buy myself. The kit comes with front and rear track bars. Definitely use tools everyday for work so I definitely want to do this, just would be cool to meet new people and see old ones and have a good time.
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Also last time I installed a 3.5 inch lift the ljs drive shafts were fine with no wobbles. Kit also has extended brake lines.
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Should be cake then. When are you looking to do it?
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Old 07-13-2014, 08:12 PM   #21
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After I buy it lol not my choice I would have bought it weeks ago but getting insurance to pay is like pulling teeth. I'll definitely post up when I'm ready.

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