|Today 07:04 AM|
took out what was left of the coil spacers...
I picked up a RC 4" kit from a friend really cheap so I'm installing that to keep my 33"s off the body since I just bought the Jeep and have invested money in other mechanical repairs so my budget is shot.
Got the front mostly installed last night. Waiting on the adjustable track bar I ordered to get here...
I'll eventually replace the RC parts with better stuff. But it will work for now. I can already see to the lower CA's limit the articulation.
|Yesterday 11:29 PM|
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|Yesterday 09:40 PM|
|scottieg40||Replaced the factory (blown) sub-woofer with a Kicker. Sounds so much better.|
|Yesterday 09:33 PM|
|43doggs||I talked about it! I talk about it every day I'm addicted.|
|Yesterday 09:24 PM|
|Yesterday 09:23 PM|
|Sinister6||Got out on some trails after mounting new rubber on Beadlocks...great day!|
|Yesterday 09:19 PM|
|Yesterday 08:50 PM|
didnt eaven know that was a thing.. not sure what to think of it..
|Yesterday 08:27 PM|
|blade4804||I finally got one!! Bestop extendatrunk!!|
|Yesterday 06:28 PM|
|Yesterday 05:17 PM|
|ben_||Posted yesterday that I was getting wrangler authorities. ended up with 31" DuraTrac's. oh well love the look|
|Yesterday 05:07 PM|
|Yesterday 05:05 PM|
|Mamefreak||New trailing o2 sensors as they were out of range but not coding yet (130k on them) changed the speedo gear from 36 to 34 and finally reconnected the light bar wiring to my power management box. I'm thinking I'll do my cooling system replacement this weekend if I can Prime a high flow water pump in time.|
|Yesterday 04:01 PM|
I got the Metalcloak 3.5" kit with all eight aluminum, double adjustable arms, track bars, front brake lines, bump stops, etc. and OME Nitrochargers.
It is not stock JK smooth, but it is fairly close to stock TJ smooth. The MC springs are not as good as Currie, probably, but they are nice. I love the Duroflex joints, which was the main selling point to me, and I really liked the OME shocks I have experienced.
In short, the RC gear - old and blown out - was a joy to rip out and be done with. The fact that I did not simply put in new budget stuff to replace it (which would have been many steps up in improvement to the painful ride I was getting) and put in Metalcloak and OME makes my TJ smile.
It is a very comfortable ride now for a lifted TJ. I agree with you about the OME. They are not plush like a Cadillac or other land yacht, but they are head and shoulders above what I had. I like them better than the Bilstein 5100s on my JK.
Massive improvement over old, played out RC stuff, and probably a decent step up from new RC stuff, too. But even the less costly gear rides really well for a while. It just seems to deteriorate much faster and much farther than more costly stuff. At least this seems to be the case with both suspension components and tires.
|Yesterday 03:47 PM|
Needless to say, having been off-roaded to excess and very poorly maintained by this guy, the paint on my tub is a chewed up. Mostly it is damaged on the doors and in the door sills. I think he severely scratched the doors either taking them off or storing them. The door sills, though - wow! He wore through to the bright silver metal, polishing it with his thigh or butt. (He was fairly short and the TJ has a 4"+ lift.)
It looked so bad that I ended up peeling the tape you used off. It was very hard to remove. After almost a decade it was still sticking well. So you will not have to worry about it coming up against your will, for certain.
I peeled it all off on one side and gave up, leaving it on the other. It is shredded.
I bought the more heavy duty Mopar plastic sill protectors that stick on with some high tack 3M tape strips. They do not look great, but man, the trashed paint is now hidden and the covers match my rock rails well. I call it a win.
I will eventually get more of the tape that Mopar puts on these. Then I will remove the covers and buff the bare metal and remove any surface rust. Then I will spot prime and then spray on some paint I got at the dealer with a fine tipped air gun. It will not be a good paint job at all. But it will look better at first glance and protect the metal. Then I will reapply the sill covers and keep them there.
You will not have to be gentle with that tape as it is thick and sort of elastic, resisting tears and scuffs, but you can easily CUT it with anything sharp, even a screwdriver. If you cut it THEN it will tear a bit fairly easily. At that point your paint is unprotected in those spots, so you still need to be careful when getting in or out.
I gave up and opted for the more severe treatment. But it worked out well for me.
Personally I like black accents on a white TJ, so if you ever decide to opt for the plastic sill covers like I did it would look pretty good. They will never look as clean as that tape you put on, though. Great job! It is invisible!
|Yesterday 03:39 PM|
When I installed the Rough Country lift it did ride like a lumber wagon, After replacing the shocks with Old Man Emu, it does still ride a little rough but a whole better. Trying to send the whole Rough Country lift back to them now.
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|Yesterday 01:02 PM|
|Ocampo2005||Put some paint protection film on my door sills very clear film hardly noticeable|
|Yesterday 09:32 AM|
Getting an alignment tomorrow morning.
|Yesterday 06:51 AM|
|Yesterday 05:27 AM|
Installed my new smittybilt src front bumper.
|Yesterday 04:25 AM|
Installed new battery terminals which completed the wiring for my CB.
|08-18-2014 11:43 PM|
New radiator, lower hose, thermostat and cap. Upper hose was replaced before. Developed a leak after some mudding last week.
|08-18-2014 10:32 PM|
|08-18-2014 09:20 PM|
|tbensor||Installed tow hitch and bumper on my neighbors jeep. Hitch was a pain because the gas tank was in the way. Anyone else had that issue|
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