|10-21-2013 11:52 AM|
PSC Hydro Assist with Currie/Savvy Steering and Rokmen Hi-Lines
After installing all the lines and fighting the steering gear for at least 4 hours brute force installed it. I will say that a body lift would have easily made it clear the grill but without it we had to cut about an inch up into the grill.
Then it was finally time to add fluid and bleed the system
A little over five bottles of Royal purple later we took it out for a quick test drive at 11:00 on Friday night.
Drove it over to Mikes shop to fork it and found a leak but I just used some thread sealer on the fitting and cranked it down as far as possible (I think I created threads in the reservoir to make that fitting go all the way in).
I over estimated the amount of hose I would need on the cylinder to the box and I need to come up with a way to hide that so it doesn't get in the way and replace that last bolt in the steering gear like I said above but other than that I think it is ready hit the trail.
Thanks Mike for all of your help.
|10-21-2013 11:47 AM|
PSC Hydro Assist with Currie/Savvy Steering and Rokmen Hi-Lines
It is finished...at least for the most part. I broke one of the bolts on the steering gear mount that I still need to pull out and source a new bolt but other than that it all seems good to go. It looks like everything is clearing and I fixed up a leak yesterday. Need to check when I get home tonight to see if there are any others. Here are some pics brief notes on the process:
Laid everything out in a manner that made sense to me (that soon became chaos and didn't matter anymore once tools made their way out of their locations but it was a good idea ).
Found a problem really quickly with the PSC kit. The output fitting wouldn't thread all the way into the reservoir. Called PSC and they sent me out a new one.
Mike started ripping off the rest of the old parts while I attacked modifying the 1.5" x 6" bore cylinder from PSC. For this I needed to cut down the post and female fitting and also cut down the male fitting so that everything cleared inside of the BMB mounts.
Then we worked on getting everything mocked up and fit into the Jeep. The PSC reservoir mounts worked really well with the Rokmen Hi-Lines but needed to be slightly modified. We needed to take one of the mounts and put a 33* bend in it to keep the reservoir vertical. Mike took it to his shop and put a perfect bend in it.
Then started making all of the lines and finishing the BMB mounts
Note that the drag link needs to be ground down to be round before the mount will fit on it.
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|10-15-2013 01:26 PM|
Here is a video one of the members of my club made of me at Penrose which resulted in my latest forced upgrade. When the video stops is when the steering completely let go but after watching the video I think I was having problems inside of A-hole and then by the time I hit coffin rock it was all over.
Penrose Trails w/ CSC4W - YouTube
|10-12-2013 06:48 PM|
|Side_Project||Great build lovin it Keep it up.|
|10-11-2013 01:18 PM|
|G-Rocc||All the parts have now arrived and the install will start tomorrow. Anyone have any tips or tricks for the install, also how much PS fluid do you think I'm going to need? I was planning on grabbing 6-7 bottles of the Royal Purple EZ.|
|10-08-2013 11:47 AM|
So after destroying my steering I ordered some this...
More is to come
|09-12-2013 01:35 PM|
Cage material has arrived!
|08-16-2013 10:10 PM|
|Gunner||Don't know how I missed this thread. I sub'ed your You tube channel to keep up with your trail exploits. Awesome build.|
|08-16-2013 05:37 PM|
Getting ready to pull the trigger on starting a cage. I have some really good CAD (I mean Snag It) Skills and used those for my concept drawings. I want to keep it as open as possible and also have some sort of removable tire carrier. I could use some ideas on what to do for that tire carrier as I have not made up my mind yet on what it should look like. All advice and ideas are welcome.
|08-09-2013 12:18 PM|
I've been really busy with Set Them Free Off Road so I haven't updated or done much in a while. I have done a good amount of wheeling. Hit Holy Cross and crawled Cleveland Rock and also made it through Carnage Canyon. Carnage was rough though. Had to winch three times (at the waterfall before the v-notch, one other spot where I just got myself turtled and the exit). Made it out with only a slightly bent tie-rod though.
All that has changed on the Jeep is I added a Powertank and a Spiderweb Shade. Put here are some pics and a link to some videos:
Gianni Vecchiarelli - YouTube
Carnage Canyon BV:
|06-05-2013 07:04 PM|
It was a blast check out the full story of the carnage and more pics here:
I tested out every piece of new armor on my Jeep and it is holding up to the tests. Jeep looks abused again though.
|06-05-2013 12:26 PM|
|Rusty762||Jealous, looks like fun|
|06-05-2013 10:43 AM|
|GSPup||From this sunday...we had a blast. Photo is from the Partiot exit.|
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|05-30-2013 03:52 PM|
|TXST8tj||Nice! You just floated your way up. Made it look easy.|
|05-30-2013 11:27 AM|
Went out to Moab for the long weekend and ran Hell's Revenge and Moab Rim. Hell's Revenge has to be one of my favorite trails now. Here are some pics from Hell's revenge unfortunately my camera died on Moab Rim and don't have anything to show for it. Did Hell's revenge w/o a single hiccup including the Escalator and Hell's Gate. Moab Rim was another story. We spent almost an hour getting two Jeeps up the Z-Turn. Just couldn't seem to find or makeup the right line. Here are some of the pics:
|05-02-2013 11:54 PM|
|KILRIK||Great build man! Keep the posts coming!|
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|04-22-2013 10:07 PM|
|G-Rocc||I just acquired some RK 4" springs. What are your guys experience with changing out springs, all day job, easy?|
|04-17-2013 10:30 PM|
|TyLeRsLJ||I sent GSpup a PM over a JeepForum. I hope to hook up with you guys this summer and hit some trails. Build is looking great as always.|
|04-17-2013 10:53 AM|
Ran up Chinaman Gulch this past weekend. It was a muddy, slippery, sloppy, mess. I drove really conservative too b/c it was my sons first time really offroading (he had a blast too) and I didn't want to mess up all my new armor yet. Here are some of the pics. The Jeep is looking mean. I couldn't be happier than I am with the armor and how it all turned out.
|04-05-2013 11:38 AM|
|GSPup||I'll admit I overlooked the inner fender fitment as well haha. See you next weekend...|
|03-13-2013 10:55 AM|
|Imped||Yeah, sorry to mention it.....but yeah, not a big deal at all. And really, if you have a body lift your inner fender will sit closer to the frame. So that's a plus.|
|03-13-2013 10:24 AM|
Since the cat is out of the bag though I will explain what I did not fix my mistake. First off I just got so excited to weld it all together I didn't even think to check to make sure it was the correct side. I noticed when we were trying to fit the inners in and there was no way they would fit like that. So what I did is put the inners in the Jeep the correct way and re-drilled some holes to fit them in so that the 'rain guard' is still present but now it is only the inner side that is exposed. It really isn't that big of a deal but it just made me do more work to get them in than was intended.
Thanks for the rest of the comments!
I am now in the planning/design phase for a cage. I welcome all suggestions, wisdom and advice.
|03-13-2013 08:22 AM|
|Imped||Looks good man.....only you missed one thing--the rain guard rails are upside down, ie you reversed the upper fenders. Not a big deal, not the first person to do it.|
|03-13-2013 12:06 AM|
|AlexS||WOW awesome build thread. Can't wait to graduate college and actually be able to do stuff like this!|
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