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Jared234 06-10-2013 08:55 PM

Custom Lift Finally Installed
 
Took me 6 months to get this lift bought and installed.
Too scared to add up the total cost

The big stuff
4" Teraflex Spings
Bilstein 5100's
JKS Adjustable trackbars
Antirock Sway Bars front and rear
1" Body Lift
1" MML
Black Magic Pads/Rotors/Calipers
SS Extended Brake Lines

Still waiting to be installed
Front and rear ARB diff covers
AA SYE / Tom Woods Shaft
8 Currie Control Arms
Rock Sliders

This kit too so long to install because I had to drill out just about every bolt
It vibrates like crazy right now, hoping the rest of the parts will straighten that out.

Original:
http://www.wranglerforum.com/images/...9306/58437.jpg

Before Lift:
http://www.wranglerforum.com/images/...9306/43551.jpg

Now:
http://www.wranglerforum.com/images/...9306/58439.jpg

Once I get the shaking to stop I can give a proper review of this build

beaureed445 06-11-2013 10:02 AM

What's the part numbers of Bilsteins you used? I have a 4" Pro Comp lift, but recently swapped the Pro Comp shocks for Bilstein.....The Bilsteins seem slightly longer.

TeraFlex 06-11-2013 10:44 AM

Tuff looking rig.

BigDeaner 06-11-2013 12:28 PM

I'm in Boston as well DREADING installing my (not yet purchased) lift kit... Did you soak the bolts in PB Blaster prior to trying to remove? It's a can of worms, I know.

Big Cole 06-11-2013 12:53 PM

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Originally Posted by BigDeaner (Post 3849185)
I'm in Boston as well DREADING installing my (not yet purchased) lift kit... Did you soak the bolts in PB Blaster prior to trying to remove? It's a can of worms, I know.

Buy a can of kroil. I live in PA and also dealt with rusted bolts when installing my lift. I soaked all bolts for two weeks prior to the install and had no issues. An electric impact wrench is a very useful tool

LJDan 06-11-2013 01:23 PM

I smell a phony Rubicon...

Leslee 06-11-2013 01:30 PM

sticker
 
No Rubicon Decal,Then we have a Rubicon Decal, what`s up with that??

UnlimitedRubicon 06-11-2013 02:33 PM

The sticker should read RUBI-CON.







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Originally Posted by Jared234 (Post 3847029)
Once I get the shaking to stop ...


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Originally Posted by Jared234 (Post 3847029)
:banghead:


:D

Jared234 06-11-2013 07:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigDeaner (Post 3849185)
I'm in Boston as well DREADING installing my (not yet purchased) lift kit... Did you soak the bolts in PB Blaster prior to trying to remove? It's a can of worms, I know.

I did, the biggest problem is the nuts that are tacked on or have those stupid wrenches tacked on the back. As soon as you hit it with an air gun they break off and then you're back to grinding/drilling.

The PO didnt take care of it so it needs some serious rust repair which I am doing a little at a time.

As for the rest of you, its a pretty convincing rubi-clone right?

Jared234 06-11-2013 07:15 PM

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Originally Posted by beaureed445 (Post 3848732)
What's the part numbers of Bilsteins you used? I have a 4" Pro Comp lift, but recently swapped the Pro Comp shocks for Bilstein.....The Bilsteins seem slightly longer.

33-185514
24-188197

Cant remember which is the front and which is the back

tweeds2 06-11-2013 08:00 PM

Not a bad rubi-clone, did you buy an extra trail rated badge for the pass side or did it come like that?

Jared234 06-11-2013 08:07 PM

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Originally Posted by tweeds2 (Post 3850604)
Not a bad rubi-clone, did you buy an extra trail rated badge for the pass side or did it come like that?

Bought that, and the 03-06 mirrors when mine rusted off
Just need a front axle and lockers to make it complete lol

tweeds2 06-12-2013 01:49 AM

You have the upgraded tc and higher geared axles?

LJDan 06-12-2013 08:50 AM

It should be illegal for Quadratec to sell Rubicon stickers. Your painted flares gave it away immediately.

CountryBoyJeep 06-12-2013 03:19 PM

I had a lift kit but everything is shot from years of use so I'm doing a custom lift too. I ordered Bilstein 5100's too, but for a 3" lift cause I have a 1.25" body lift and didn't need more than that on 32's.

Jared234 06-12-2013 08:27 PM

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Originally Posted by LJDan (Post 3852413)
It should be illegal for Quadratec to sell Rubicon stickers. Your painted flares gave it away immediately.

No they didn't, those are 7" flares I painted myself

Countryboy, you know that body lift does not count towards shock length?

CountryBoyJeep 06-13-2013 02:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Jared234 (Post 3854858)

Countryboy, you know that body lift does not count towards shock length?

I know, I'm replacing my 2" coil spacers and stock springs with 3" lift springs and getting 3" for blisteins as well. I'm saying 3" suspension lift and 1.25" body lift is more than enough for my 32's. thats why I'm not going 4" suspension like you.

kshears 06-14-2013 09:45 PM

Who gives a sh** if it's a real rubicon? You people are so Anal. If You don't like someone elses' stuff don't look at it. I am sure He did not force You to click on His link!

And by the way Jared, you have a good looking Jeep!

UnlimitedRubicon 06-15-2013 05:02 AM

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Originally Posted by kshears (Post 3862142)
Who gives a sh** if it's a real rubicon? You people are so Anal. If You don't like someone elses' stuff don't look at it. I am sure He did not force You to click on His link!


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...nUpFrancis.jpg

LJDan 06-15-2013 10:24 AM

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Originally Posted by kshears (Post 3862142)
Who gives a sh** if it's a real rubicon? You people are so Anal. If You don't like someone elses' stuff don't look at it. I am sure He did not force You to click on His link!

And by the way Jared, you have a good looking Jeep!

Uh oh...looks like his girlfriend just joined WF...

Jared234 06-15-2013 06:43 PM

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Originally Posted by LJDan (Post 3863257)
Uh oh...looks like his girlfriend just joined WF...

My wife isn't going to be too happy about that

Tyr4nt 06-15-2013 11:57 PM

Nice build.

Regarding the Rubi-rant... doesn't matter what it says on the side if the machine & driver are capable...

jackofclubs 06-25-2013 12:34 PM

Nice jeep

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Jared234 06-25-2013 01:38 PM

I added everything up, came to just under $4k for suspension parts

Just finished installing the control arms and SYE/CV Shaft
Will be doing a review later this week

sevenservices 06-25-2013 01:48 PM

hey, you mention shaking... did you set it down on the ground before torqing the bolts? I know w/most lift kits when people tighten everything down up in the air it will ride like crap. If you did that, you may want to loosen the bolts, set is down on the ground then tighten 'em all back up.

Also, be sure your wheels are balanced. W/larger tires even 1 wheel weight missing will cause quite a bad shake.

Looks good though! And I won't say anything the rubicon stickers or the girlfriend the wife doesn't know of lol.

Jared234 06-25-2013 05:36 PM

Ha, thanks

Unfortunately I don't have a hydraulic lift so everything was done on the ground.

That's an interesting theory though

The tires have been balanced and got an alignment, tomorrow is the big test day.

Jared234 06-28-2013 03:19 PM

Got the SYE/TW Shaft installed and all the vibrations went away. This thing drives better than my car, its unbelievable.

The install wasn't even bad, my lock ring pliers were too small so I had to get bigger ones during the install. If I had had those it would have taken only a couple hours.
I would recommend this setup to anyone with any lift, even with my BB I had more vibes than now.

I have only driven it on the street/highway so far, there is noticeably more body roll than with the BB (Expected). I have never driven a 4" left before so I don't know if its more than usual or not.
The Anti-rock sways definately help, I have them on the second to highest level for now.

Steering is great, I am sure a lot of that is due to the new bushings, my old trackbars and linkage was stock and all the bushings were shot.

One thing I screwed up was putting the speedo sensor back in because my speedometer doesnt work and I am throwing a code for the sensor.

I am hoping to get offroad next weekend for that part of the review.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/images/...9306/59264.jpg

BigDeaner 06-28-2013 04:45 PM

Looks amazing. Want to help me with my install? :whistling:

Whats your mechanical background? Any?

Jared234 06-28-2013 04:55 PM

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Originally Posted by BigDeaner (Post 3909121)
Looks amazing. Want to help me with my install? :whistling:

Whats your mechanical background? Any?

What are your plans?
This was not tons of fun because of all the bolt-drilling I had to do because New England road salt sucks and the PO was a kid who never washed it.

I started this install in February, sucked not driving it for almost 6 months.

I have no mechanical background, Just started taking apart my dad's 97 and 15 years later still can't get enough.

BigDeaner 06-28-2013 04:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Jared234 (Post 3909142)
What are your plans?
This was not tons of fun because of all the bolt-drilling I had to do because New England road salt sucks and the PO was a kid who never washed it.

I started this install in February, sucked not driving it for almost 6 months.

I have no mechanical background, Just started taking apart my dad's 97 and 15 years later still can't get enough.

I'm still working on putting my kit together. I want to do a 3" with some bilsteins, track bars, anti-rock, etc. I'm going to see what kind of vibes I get. The SYE is in the plans, but I don't know how far down the road that will be.

I'm doing a 1" BL and MML next weekend. I don't have much a mechanical background either, but like yourself, I figure once I start ripping it apart, I won't be able to get enough.

I have some kroil coming, so I hope that helps with the sticky bolt situation. Harbor freight also sells a cheapo impact wrench that I'm hoping will help.


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