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01-19-2014 08:42 AM
n3tfury
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Originally Posted by LIS13Rubi View Post
Jeep looks awesome !! I was just wondering how the lift height held up after some time and the heavier bumpers? Did the spring settle a bit?
Good question and a 1 year bump.
01-26-2013 10:40 PM
LIS13Rubi
bump

Jeep looks awesome !! I was just wondering how the lift height held up after some time and the heavier bumpers? Did the spring settle a bit?
11-04-2012 04:22 PM
Strange246 Love the bumper, what brand/model???
11-04-2012 11:23 AM
hayhonker
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Originally Posted by CombatChuk View Post
One more thing, the Fog Light plugs couldnt' reach the lamps' new location. Today I'm going to splice the wire solder and heat shrink it.
I just installed this bumper. The factory plugs will fit. You have to unwrap the factory loom and get enough length out of the passenger side for both sides to reach. Anyway...looks great. I love that color and obviously love the bumper too!
11-04-2012 09:30 AM
CombatChuk One more thing, the Fog Light plugs couldnt' reach the lamps' new location. Today I'm going to splice the wire solder and heat shrink it.
11-03-2012 11:03 PM
CombatChuk Alright guys. Got the front bumper on. Man taking that vacuum pump bracket off was a pain in the ass! But I got it on and it looks great. Here's some pictures.


11-01-2012 09:55 PM
erik8312 loving your build, I'm getting alot of ideas for my Jeep.
10-11-2012 11:22 AM
CombatChuk
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Originally Posted by jkunlimitedsport_2010 View Post
Looks awesome and a great build thread! love that color! cant wait to see more!
Thanks man! Yeah I'm going to be calling around for prices on Expedition One bumpers!!! Should be awesome.
10-10-2012 08:46 PM
jkunlimitedsport_2010 Looks awesome and a great build thread! love that color! cant wait to see more!
10-10-2012 07:19 PM
CombatChuk So I think the "last" thing I'm going to do now, is some bumpers. I've strongly considered the Ace bumpers, but I'd really like a full width bumper upfront and I don't like how the rear bumper does meet up with the rear fender. So I'm looking at either the AEV or Expedition One stuff

The AEV Front bumper looks great, but I don't care how it comes in many pieces (I don't think it'd be that strong).

But the Expedition one stuff looks great and is a little cheaper (relatively) to AEV. What do you guys think?
10-10-2012 07:09 PM
CombatChuk Ace Rock Rails are on! Got an angle grinder and went to town on the body washers and got it going.



09-24-2012 09:06 PM
CombatChuk Thanks!

Sure thing, message me if you have any questions on installing the lift.

To update this thread, I ordered a set of ACE rock rails last week! So the mods keep on coming!
09-24-2012 12:29 PM
Lowerumble Looks purty! Thanks for the info, I am grabbing the same kit. Might send you a message or two if I'm not smart enough to figure it out! I like the wheels BTW.
09-24-2012 10:54 AM
WeTri Nice work, it looks great!
09-23-2012 08:26 PM
CombatChuk
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Originally Posted by GonzoBobH View Post
On a scale of 1-10, definitely a 9 (tens are reserved for Geckos, haha).
Looks awesome, distinctive even.
lol Thanks man. I love Gecko BTW (In fact all the so called "Skittles" colors). The only issue I have right now is getting the AEV procal working. I set the gearing right and tire diameter, but it's still off.
09-23-2012 11:31 AM
GonzoBobH On a scale of 1-10, definitely a 9 (tens are reserved for Geckos, haha).
Looks awesome, distinctive even.
09-23-2012 10:32 AM
CombatChuk
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Originally Posted by kbwwolf View Post
Lookin pretty awesome.

Thank you! Today I'm finally hoping to finish the lift up, we didn't have time last week to install the rear brake lines so that's going to get done today!
09-22-2012 06:37 PM
kbwwolf Lookin pretty awesome.

09-22-2012 03:16 PM
CombatChuk So far so good on this lift. Drives pretty nice, I've double checked the torque all around this morning while doing these pictures and everything seems to be holding up well.

The Metalcloak parts are extremely beefy and well built. The quality justifies the price. What doesn't live up to the price is the documentation. Luckily my Dad is awesome with Jeep and we both figured it out. The only instructions related to this lift I was able to find were the following.
  1. Control Arms
  2. Front Bumpstops
  3. Brake line extension installation

That was it when it came to the instructions. Metalcloak is closed on the weekends and we were doing this on a Sunday. Spring and Shocks were straight forward. I ended up using the control arm lengths for the 3.5-4.5" lift in the control arms instructions (none were listed for the 2.5" lift that I ordered) and ripped off the the track bar lengths from the Rock Krawler manuals. Seemed to work out since there was no wobble, but it was good enough to get me to the Jeep shop close to my house to finish the measurements and get it aligned.

Got about 3.75" up front and 3.00" in the rear. Which was insane lol for the 2.5" I was expecting. The longer arms in the rear gave me about the same angle for the rear drive shaft (So that should be fine) and we'll see how long the front one lasts now.
09-22-2012 03:05 PM
CombatChuk And here's the pictures of the rear axle

Rear trackbar bracket (Way huge, but is secured with u ring around axle and the bracket is also mounted down by the control arm.


Rear control arms and bumpstops (I think I'm going to be putting a smaller bumpstop back there...
09-22-2012 03:03 PM
CombatChuk Here's a few pics of the new suspension lift

Front trackbar


Front swaybar link


Front control arms and Old Man Emu shocks (didn't do the gamechanger shocks)
09-22-2012 03:00 PM
CombatChuk Alright, finally took some more pictures. Here's what we have.

My Jeep before Wheels and Tires


Jeep with new Wheels and Tires


Jeep with new Wheels and Tires plus 2.5" MetalCloak Game Changer lift


Here's a finished view of the Jeep head on
09-18-2012 12:10 AM
SCCSD78 Looks really nice !
09-18-2012 12:08 AM
CombatChuk Sunday my Dad and I busted our ass off and got the lift installed! Tomorrow I'll get into more detail, but here's a quick pic to show how it looks.

I got about 4 inches of lift upfront and 3.5 inches in the back (Way more than expected out of a 2.5" lift)

09-11-2012 07:13 PM
DuRsT
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Originally Posted by CombatChuk View Post
I was using this old ass hosting service... But hit refresh, and I've updated the links with photobucket ones
See 'em now, nice!
09-11-2012 07:09 PM
CombatChuk
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Originally Posted by DuRsT View Post
Don't see any pics...?

Are you linking from Photobucket or something?
I was using this old ass hosting service... But hit refresh, and I've updated the links with photobucket ones
09-11-2012 07:07 PM
DuRsT Don't see any pics...?

Are you linking from Photobucket or something?
09-11-2012 07:06 PM
kramer2k
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Originally Posted by CombatChuk View Post
Should be good now!
09-11-2012 07:04 PM
CombatChuk
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Originally Posted by kramer2k View Post
^ Hotlink fail.
Should be good now!
09-11-2012 06:59 PM
CombatChuk
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Originally Posted by kramer2k View Post
^ Hotlink fail.
grrrrrrrr lol. Alright let me try photobucket!
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