|07-04-2014 12:01 AM|
I put about 200 miles on the new setup today, and I LOVE it. I replaced the sway bars when I got home from work, and it really tightened up the suspension, so I have negligible body roll right now
Also, I seem to be getting BETTER gas mileage on 33's than I was on 31's. I didn't go off of mileage, because the speedo and odometer are off for the time being, but my normal commute to and from work burns about a half a tank of gas, and I only went through say a third of a tank. I am using less throttle to maintain speed, except uphill. Somehow, the more agressive, larger, MTR's on alloy wheels have less rolling resistance than the smaller AT's I was running on steelies beforehand. I don't really understand how, but I won't look a gift horse in the mouth. I can't get over how smoothly my jeep is driving, wobble and vibration free. Feels good to have the money you put into something finally pay off.
|07-03-2014 06:10 AM|
I absolutely love the jeep's new stance. It is riding very nicely with the tires set at 25 psi. I took some measurements this morning, and I am 25" at the tub, 19 inches at the frame, and 16 inches at the transfer case skid. Not bad for a jeep on 33's. ;D
So while right now it's time to sit back, let my wallet recover, and wheel this thing, here is what I am looking at next.
Regear to 4.11 (I have 3.73 right now and its not awful)
Front Auto Locker
Metalcloak Arms all around
UCF ultra high clearance tc skid and oil pan skid, or a custom flat skid with a crossmember.
|07-01-2014 03:09 PM|
|06-27-2014 10:54 AM|
Tires are ordered, and should be here by early next week. I got the body lift, mml, and cable shifter installed already, so I just need to knock out the ball joints and replace my sway bar links this weekend.
|06-13-2014 09:31 AM|
Motor Mounts are here, body lift is here, wheels are here, tires are getting ordered next week. Ordered ball joints and the cable shifter for the 231 today. Should be ready for wheelin by the 4th of July
|05-10-2014 11:43 AM|
|Mulvihill64||Ordered jks 1.25" body lift today and some Brown Dog 1" motor mounts|
|01-10-2014 01:18 PM|
|Mulvihill64||Installed the track bar yesterday. Completely fixed the shimmy I was feeling on the highway.|
|01-08-2014 10:30 AM|
|Mulvihill64||Look at the rustoleum rust converting primer. I used it on my rear dana 44 when I swapped it in, and it worked flawlessly. It's kind of a terra cotta color compared to the white/gray normal primer|
|01-08-2014 07:53 AM|
|01-07-2014 03:11 PM|
|Mulvihill64||I put it up on stands, pulled the tires, calipers, and rotors, and then used simple green and a power washer to clean it. After it dried, I pulled each part of the steering linkage and painted it, while they were off I painted my springs and axle. If you're going to leave the shocks on id recommend you cover the body with painters tape. I painted everything first with rustoleum primer then the satin black enamel. Should take 1.5 - 2 cans of paint.|
|01-07-2014 11:56 AM|
|12-28-2013 04:31 PM|
|Mulvihill64||Gave the undercarriage a thorough cleaning, and repainted the front end today. Also ordered a metal cloak front track bar yesterday.|
|08-04-2013 10:02 AM|
|Mulvihill64||Rides a little higher than before|
|08-03-2013 03:00 AM|
|Mulvihill64||Decided to put in my Bilstein 5100's and BDS 2" springs tonight. I took it for a test drive after, and all I can say is WOW! The ride is so much better than before, much smoother and it takes the bumps and curves much better.|
|07-27-2013 09:56 AM|
|07-26-2013 10:37 PM|
|Mulvihill64||Black. I am playing with the idea of doing the outside a color but it's not high on my list of things to do.|
|07-26-2013 10:35 PM|
|07-26-2013 10:08 PM|
Brown Santa dropped this off today. Rolled both coats can't wait for it to dry.
I would highly recommend monstaliner to anyone. From my experience so far it seems like a great product. Their customer service is fantastic as well, with Magnetman on JF making sure my order shipped quickly so I could line my tub this weekend.
|07-26-2013 08:04 AM|
|07-25-2013 10:30 PM|
Nice job so far....
Thinking about doing the 2in bb....what do you think of it? You happy with yours?
|07-25-2013 08:53 PM|
|Mulvihill64||Came home to these sitting on my front steps|
|07-25-2013 12:07 PM|
|1rbotma||ok... so mine said she doesn't own workboots but she has worn her "bogs". Does that count???|
|07-13-2013 10:51 PM|
|07-13-2013 10:46 PM|
|07-13-2013 10:29 PM|
|Mulvihill64||Novak cable shifter ordered today, sye, drveshaft,and savvy uppers next on the list for the tummy tuck.|
|06-08-2013 09:46 PM|
|06-08-2013 09:19 PM|
Well today I swapped in my dana 44 rear I stole on craigslist for $400 the swap went pretty smoothly thanks to my friends air tools. A good impact wrench and air ratchet are now on my must buy list.
I did appreciate my girlfriend helping me though gotta love a girl who isn't afraid to get dirty.
|05-15-2013 10:24 PM|
|Mulvihill64||Yeah I did|
|05-15-2013 10:19 PM|
|05-15-2013 10:15 PM|
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