|11-13-2013 04:04 PM|
so since ive bene out here we wheeled twice in Johnson Valley (where they run the King of Hammers race) was a blast wheein new trails and meeting new people. the chevy deff doesn't like the hills around here towing, and te Jeep isnt used to wheeling nonstop. so of coarse we run into issues. ended up breaking an axle shaft in the front.
i broke the shaft on the last run on Sunday i figured it was time for a few upgrades. I finally bought a set of RCV axle shafts for the front with Warn hubs and the 30 spline inner conversion kit for the outer hub ring. also went with a new K&N filter. while doing so at work Ive been playing around some and am currently working on a CB mount for the PSC roll cages. its just a proto of a proto but seems effective for the mounting location.
|10-18-2013 03:44 PM|
|ddjeeper||I was just watching a video called QuadCopter Coverage of Jeep Beach 2013 and 16 seconds in I see your jeep haha|
|09-17-2013 06:52 PM|
I was on the fence of stretching it, but once I went 9 there was no turning back from it. and I think it turned out great. awesome feel off camber out on the rocks and a great ride on the road. Just do it before you have to pay your student loans back cause mine just came creeping in and took a chunk ot of my fun money each month lol
|09-17-2013 06:18 AM|
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|09-09-2013 12:19 AM|
|Dougzin||Is that light bar mount you are running on your hood with the 10inch (I think) light bar a one off custom mount? Really liked the looks of it!|
|09-05-2013 04:29 PM|
No problem! We would have gotten just as wet in the jeeps, lol. I will say going down the middle obstacle on JB in the pouring rain was a bit trying. Slipping and sliding all over the place!
|09-05-2013 02:07 PM|
|09-05-2013 12:46 PM|
|Dougzin||I saw you guys on John Bull Monday, (labor day) my rig was the one getting freaking poured on during the monsoon. Jeep is looking sick!!|
|08-27-2013 01:48 PM|
and here is the pass side
|08-27-2013 01:42 PM|
Poison Spyder sells Axials now, you cna get them in many hobby shops too
While working my new found job at Poison Spyder here in CA, New products are on the horizon! Unfortunatly I can't Show you guys all of the awesome things we are working on untill they are released! haha but fortunatly for you the DeFender Standard Inner Fenders were released so I have some shots of the install.
The cool thing about it is that I already Had the DeFenders installed. I didn't have to remove them to install the new Inner Fenders. I unbolted all the factory hardware and brackets off the stock fenderwells (or what was left of them) and simply slid them out from the bottom side of the fender. They slid right around the coilover mount and right around the tires.
Once the stock inner fenders were taken out the 3 Piece set simply bolts together. I started loosle with the top piece that bolts to the DeFender, then the backing plate, to give me room around the edgesd for the piece that follows the contor of the shocks and springs. They simply bolt together like legos. pretty cool. I did however have to rearange some of the components to make better fitments. The Hardware Kit does come with a few extra bolts to aid in a clean look for drilling holes and attaching factory components to the area of your choice depending on what you are running. I moved my fuel vapor can to the driver slant side of the innerfender piece. i just removed the factory bracket that holds it inplace and bolted straigh to the fenderwell. used rubber gromits so it wouldn't rattle either! :2thumbsup: Moved the Washer fluid bottle over to the end as you cna see too. Im running an Banks cold ait intake. the stock air box will not fit with this set up without heave mods i used some aluminum "L" brackets to fasten my intake to the fender. using hoseclamps and some rubber bushings i was able to relocate my resi for the coilovers to the under-tops (oximoron?) for a cleaner look
I'll get pictures up soon of the pass side and the brackets i used
|08-11-2013 11:55 AM|
|PStov98TJ||Congrats on the job man! That's every jeepers dream to work for a company like that. But if you wouldn't mind, could you post up some more pics of your rear 4-link? And just wondering, where did you buy/order that Axial from?|
|07-05-2013 01:45 PM|
I got the job at Poison Spyder Customs in Cali! I packed up everything I own on the 2 car trailer and moves out west. Blew 2 tires, and my ac compressor went out in tucsan az. Drove 2500 miles to get here. Move into my new house tomorrow! I'll post pics and what not this weekend hopefully. Just working off my phone now. What a wild trip and a crazy ride. I can't believe fresh outa college I have this opportunity. Truly humbling and excited to take the dive into a new life and new career
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|06-20-2013 06:27 AM|
|Usnrubi143||Just read through all 7 pgs loved it awesome rig and congrats on getting out of schhool|
|05-01-2013 10:21 PM|
|05-01-2013 10:14 PM|
heres some pics from grad. figured Id label myself so my peeps could find me in the crowd was pretty effective!
Not only did I graduate but i took the whole weekend off work for jeep beach too. man was it a blast! Great time with great friends in the industry. also pretty cool meeting new people and some of the guys on toe forums! Jeeps been pretty solid can't really complain. I ordered new shock towers form the rear and and gonna order Rock Krawler 2.0's with resies for the back. also got some cool things for graduation! Installed an Spod on the wrangler finally! man was that a mess of wires! I didn't know how bad it really was till i looked at all the sires i had tucked away and running all over the place. one of the safest and most effective installs ive done. now if i only didn't break my visors off when i did the roll cage it would be complete haha. also installed new Trek Armor seat covers. These are sweet! water proof and tight fitting. sleek and stylish too. a little wrinkly cause they are new! haha
|04-09-2013 12:19 AM|
|04-09-2013 12:10 AM|
I'm back form MOAB Finally getting to a comp to sit down and do somthing. altho I have 17 days left till graduation and I'm frantically trying to get things done im on JF insted of catching up on HW and Tests and Senior Design Report:thumbsup:
Was an awesome experence driving 5000 miles round trip on my own to Easter Jeep Safari to meet with friends and family in the industry. Drove the Chevy 2500 towing my buddies 1 car trailer from North Florida Off Road with the jeep shinnin on top! not one problem happened driving the jeep or truck all 2 weeks! I couldn't have been any more content witht he trip honestly. here are just a few pics form the week. I know its not much but man it was honestly the time of my life.
|04-03-2013 10:53 PM|
|SoDak Jeeper||Absolutely..... Freakin....... Awesome|
|03-06-2013 08:08 PM|
while in class tonight I thought i would just write down things i need to do before i leave and also things i need to have with me when i go. I know i made a list earlier and most of it had been complete but this is a new rendition to what i need to do i guess
Roll Cage mounted to windshield
Roll cage bolts tightened
Roll cage B-pillar bolts to tub
Carpet for fenders
swap rear springs (JK adjusted)
Bump stops adjusted
Shock length check
Breather on rear axle
rear Sway bar
RE-Tighten all arms
front diff cover
check all lights
drive shaft rebalanced
rear diff fluid
paint frame rail
Tools and supplies:
FULL craftsman tool set
Vice grips/channel locks
tire plug kit
Rear drive shaft
Spare fuel pump
took the 1st trail run with the new suspension. There is a lot of creaking and crackling underneath. all arms are tight but I gotta give them a good crank down to make sure there is no movement or shifting going on. wheeled great, bump stops could be adjusted in a little bit but I an switching the JK springs i modified back in cause the stock TJ springs are too flimsy and bouncy where it bottoms out even with the shocks on the hardest setting.
|03-03-2013 09:53 AM|
|5spdftw||Cool plans, I look forward to it. I know I don't have the fab skills to make COs work but outboarding some Bilsteins appears to be pretty "simple". I might get around to it someday myself.|
|03-03-2013 08:57 AM|
The front axle is out of a 79' ford and the rear a 94 exploder
|03-02-2013 09:30 PM|
Awesome rig, just cruised the whole thread. Couple of Q's
Any plans to outboard the rear shocks?
What front axle do you have? The rear is an 8.8 right?
Larry and Dusty probably love you.
|02-28-2013 06:26 PM|
so took it out in the daylight for some photos. Shock length or spring height needs to be assessed tho. I will post a new list of what i ahve fixed or assessed after the weekend to see where im at with it all.
|02-28-2013 12:44 AM|
Forgot all about my Rigid Sr-Series 10" Specter! it came in the mail today so I thought I'd install. I have on the the few remaining JK hood brackets left from Black Diamond Fabrication that I had in the garage so I easily drilled and tapped a new hole for mount! I think it looks killer and completes the hood and front end.
Also got the rear bumper back today so decided to put that on with the tire carrier. Just need to trim the body lines and I should be in good shape with NO RUBBING.. well until its bottomed out but we will get to that stage.
Stopped in to Browning chassis today and picked up steering DOM and a replacement for the tir rod at the pitman arm.. gonna go him there now.. also ordered the tubing for the sway bars that I will use to sleeve the existing when i cut them in half!
hopefully some better photos in the light tomorrow. I really like the look of the Jeep now that the tire carrier is on it. it makes it look more proportional and fitting with the stretch kit.
I am Content
oh and look at this beaut
wont have it on till after the steering is finished tho
|02-16-2013 02:19 AM|
Today I took the jeep to RCPC to get cage and fix the weld job on the spring mounts. also got back my longer drive shaft from Fl powertrain. AND i got a text from the ex! what a successful day!
|02-14-2013 04:57 PM|
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