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Yesterday 09:02 PM
gamefish Hey man, I have the metal cloak draglink and tie rod. I can't figure out how to mount the ome stabiliser to the metal cloak tie rod bracket. It appears that the bolt is to big for the hole. I see you used the fox. What bracket did you use for it and how do you like it?

Did you ever try the ome that metal cloak sells? I'm so confused why they would sell a shock and a bracket that are not compatible.

Thanks
02-12-2014 05:48 PM
BB1857 MetalCloak tie rod, drag link, and Fox ATS stabilizer installed. Artec armor kit being welded up next week! Now to have some fun tomorrow in the snow we are going to get nailed with!!


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01-04-2014 07:17 AM
BB1857
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Originally Posted by UgaTyler View Post
Nice build and nice rig. I've been looking at that fox steering stabilizer! I opted to get some ARB diff covers instead this time but I think it will be a future purchase.
Thanks Tyler. I have been waiting to do all this at the same to make my work a bit easier. I will report back feedback on the ATS after I have driven a bit.
01-03-2014 10:25 PM
UgaTyler
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Originally Posted by BB1857 View Post
Next round of mods has been ordered..MetalCloak HD tie rod and drag link, as well as Artec front axle armor kit and Fox ATS steering stabilizer...getting it strengthened up for the next wheeling trip!
Nice build and nice rig. I've been looking at that fox steering stabilizer! I opted to get some ARB diff covers instead this time but I think it will be a future purchase.
01-03-2014 08:43 PM
BB1857 Next round of mods has been ordered..MetalCloak HD tie rod and drag link, as well as Artec front axle armor kit and Fox ATS steering stabilizer...getting it strengthened up for the next wheeling trip!
12-23-2013 06:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Chevy Dave View Post
Jeep looks awesome! Nice to see someone wheeling one of these like they were meant to be wheeled! What did you do with the Paramount bumpers?
Thanks Dave. We absolutely love getting out on the trails and rocks with it. Sold the Paramount bumpers to a friend of ours.
12-22-2013 04:59 PM
Chevy Dave Jeep looks awesome! Nice to see someone wheeling one of these like they were meant to be wheeled! What did you do with the Paramount bumpers?
12-09-2013 03:29 AM
mot
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Originally Posted by Senior Chief View Post
Your interior looks just like mine. Your garage is cleaner however.
Your signature, "Never share a foxhole with someone braver than yourself"

What does that mean?
11-23-2013 06:51 AM
BB1857 Found an awesome little shop that custom bent some tube and welded up the Flowmaster HP2 shorty muffler. Kept the factory resonator so the extra sound is really nice but not obnoxious. They did an awesome job and tucked it up tight to keep it away from the rocks!



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11-17-2013 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted by MnJK View Post
Great thread…Dozer is the best and your mods are outstanding. Trail pics are great…looks like a blast. Was very disappointed they d/c'd Dozer by the time I bought but am luvin' Anvil as an alternate.
Thanks MnJK. Next round of mods will be done within a month or so. I love the Anvil color as well...looks very mean!
11-17-2013 05:08 PM
MnJK Great thread…Dozer is the best and your mods are outstanding. Trail pics are great…looks like a blast. Was very disappointed they d/c'd Dozer by the time I bought but am luvin' Anvil as an alternate.
11-17-2013 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Jeepbra View Post
Your build thread is mighty inspiring. Love the pictures on the trails.
Thank you very much. Been fun building but way more fun wheeling with it!
11-17-2013 11:17 AM
Jeepbra Your build thread is mighty inspiring. Love the pictures on the trails.
11-15-2013 06:05 AM
BB1857 37s and all the RiverRaider gear installed(not a fun process). Went out wheeled like crazy to test everything out...yup it works!!
10-29-2013 05:45 AM
BB1857 River Raider gear all finished with Raptor liner. Pics to follow soon. and the new 37s are on the way!!! Oh man this is gonna be fun!!
10-17-2013 07:29 AM
BB1857 Got all the River Raider gear yesterday!! Front and rear bumpers, tire carrier, full skid set and rock rails!! Still deciding how i want to finish the pieces off but am going to test fit stuff tonight.
10-10-2013 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by RUOMO10 View Post
Lovin' the updates! How is the MC lift holding up? My jeep is gonna be delivered hopefully next week and I am still leaning towards the MC 2.5". Did you end up changing your shafts? May have missed that post.
Thanks Ruomo! MC Lift is awesome and there is chance i will actually go down to the 2.5" when it's time for new tires and go to 37s. If you arent armored up right away you will probably end up at about 3.5 even with the 2.5 kit. I havent replaced the shafts yet but the front boot is now torn from the last wheeling trip. I spoke with Tom Woods and they said i will hear some noises before it fails so i am going to ride this horse until it dies then replace.
10-10-2013 08:58 AM
RUOMO10 Lovin' the updates! How is the MC lift holding up? My jeep is gonna be delivered hopefully next week and I am still leaning towards the MC 2.5". Did you end up changing your shafts? May have missed that post.
10-09-2013 08:47 PM
BB1857 Got the switches from Otrattw installed and fired up tonight! I have to say that the customer service from Jim at Otrattw is nothing short of amazing. I have the sPod with the secondary switch to turn the bottom lights on and off independently. When I gave the info to Jim's assistant I wasn't clear on this so the switches sent were a bit different from a wiring standpoint. When I installed them the first time none of the lights in the switches worked. So I started digging around the web and tried to make things work...epic fail and I screwed two of the switches up while doing it. Called Jim Monday and he stayed on the phone with me as I described the wiring and what switch poles everything was hooked to. Turns out that sPod had a different positive terminal and it was screwing everything up. Jim got me squared away there and I got 4 of the 6 lights working. He said something went wrong with the other two while I was trying to be creative and they weren't any good any longer. Then he tells me don't worry about it I'll send you two switches right away at no charge! This was Monday and they already showed up today!!! Such a great gesture so if you want some really badass switches for your sPod give Jim a call and he will get you squared a way the first time! Let me know what you guys think.

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10-08-2013 07:40 AM
BB1857 Updated build progress....Tonka is quickly becoming a pretty ncie rock machine and the updates that are coming are going to make it even better. Changing bumpers out to River Raider rock crawlers with tire mount, Full River Raider skid set underneath, and changing out the rock sliders to the River Raider rock rails...Hoping this stuff is finished up this week so i can pick it up and get it installed before going to Big Dogs Fall Crawl this weekend!!
09-29-2013 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by flipmeover View Post
That looks awesome man. Does that light up full time or just when the lockers are engaged? And how are you liking the 4.56s? That's what I'm looking to regear to.
It's not lit up but yes is the reflection from the flash because they use reflective paint for the logo which is cool. I love the 4.56 gears. Drives way nicer and doesn't hunt around for the right gear all the time.
09-29-2013 08:29 AM
123Jato
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Originally Posted by flipmeover View Post
That looks awesome man. Does that light up full time or just when the lockers are engaged? And how are you liking the 4.56s? That's what I'm looking to regear to.
I believe that the light is the reflection from the flash on the camera.
09-29-2013 08:15 AM
flipmeover That looks awesome man. Does that light up full time or just when the lockers are engaged? And how are you liking the 4.56s? That's what I'm looking to regear to.
09-23-2013 08:11 PM
BB1857 Air locker pic because without pics it didn't happen...LOL



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09-23-2013 05:31 AM
BB1857 Air lockers and 4.56 gears installed! Had a little trouble getting home because I forgot the SuperChips to flash the computer with the new ratio so the transmission didn't want to shift. Made for a slow ride home in the rain with no doors...ugh!

But main after I got the computer flashed and took it for a ride yesterday it is awesome! Can't wait to get out on the rocks with the lockers!
09-18-2013 11:02 AM
BB1857 Ox air lockers have arrived...heading to buddies place this Saturday to get everything installed...
09-09-2013 08:09 PM
BB1857 4.56 gears have arrived and my Ox front and rear air lockers were ordered today...going to eat even more rocks soon!
08-29-2013 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by 123Jato View Post
I like it, likes nice and clean. I am currently looking for a 10 or 20" for my bumper and a 50" for my roof
Thanks I appreciate it. I originally wanted something smaller but the more I measured it seemed a bigger light would look nicer based on the size of the bull bar. I have the 50" as you can see as well and two spots at the base of the windshield! You will love the dual setup with the 50 and 20.
08-29-2013 05:30 PM
123Jato I like it, likes nice and clean. I am currently looking for a 10 or 20" for my bumper and a 50" for my roof
08-29-2013 02:54 PM
BB1857 Here is a pic for you Jato.



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