|01-26-2013 11:40 PM|
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 05:22 PM|
|Strange246||Love the bumper, what brand/model???|
|11-04-2012 12:23 PM|
|11-04-2012 10:30 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.|
|11-04-2012 12:03 AM|
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 10:55 PM|
|erik8312||loving your build, I'm getting alot of ideas for my Jeep.|
|10-11-2012 12:22 PM|
|10-10-2012 09:46 PM|
|jkunlimitedsport_2010||Looks awesome and a great build thread! love that color! cant wait to see more!|
|10-10-2012 08:19 PM|
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 08:09 PM|
Ace Rock Rails are on! Got an angle grinder and went to town on the body washers and got it going.
|09-24-2012 10:06 PM|
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 01:29 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 11:54 AM|
|WeTri||Nice work, it looks great!|
|09-23-2012 09:26 PM|
|09-23-2012 12:31 PM|
On a scale of 1-10, definitely a 9 (tens are reserved for Geckos, haha).
Looks awesome, distinctive even.
|09-23-2012 11:32 AM|
|09-22-2012 07:37 PM|
Lookin pretty awesome.
|09-22-2012 04:16 PM|
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.
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 04:05 PM|
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 04:03 PM|
Here's a few pics of the new suspension lift
Front swaybar link
Front control arms and Old Man Emu shocks (didn't do the gamechanger shocks)
|09-22-2012 04:00 PM|
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 01:10 AM|
|SCCSD78||Looks really nice !|
|09-18-2012 01:08 AM|
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 08:13 PM|
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|09-11-2012 08:07 PM|
Don't see any pics...?
Are you linking from Photobucket or something?
|09-11-2012 08:06 PM|
|09-11-2012 08:04 PM|
|09-11-2012 07:59 PM|
|09-11-2012 07:56 PM|
|kramer2k||^ Hotlink fail.|
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