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Scout 01-09-2007 06:06 PM

What I did to my Jeep today
 
Let's see what everyone is doing to support the aftermarket Jeep companies of the world. Post up anything you've bought or installed on your Jeep today (ongoing...).

If you've installed it this would be a good place to post up a pic too.

Let's see how long we can keep this thread going. :D


I'll start: Viking Fastback Soft Top = Ordered

MR.CLIFFORD 01-09-2007 06:09 PM

2" .500 walled DOM Lower control arms bought and paid for. Lower control arm JJs bought and paid for. Custom .025 walled DOM tie rods for my hi steer setup.... bought and paid for. It's been an expensive day and I haven't even seen my jeep.

1BLKJP 01-09-2007 06:12 PM

RockCrusher cover for my D44.

1BLKJP 01-09-2007 06:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MR.CLIFFORD (Post 44430)
2" .500 walled DOM Lower control arms bought and paid for. Lower control arm JJs bought and paid for. Custom .025 walled DOM tie rods for my hi steer setup.... bought and paid for. It's been an expensive day and I haven't even seen my jeep.

Holy Smokes Andy you are going to use .500 wall for your lowers? Those gotta weigh about what RK arms do. :D I didn't know that there were rocks big enough in KS to need those? :D Are you using a weld in bung or are the arms going to be tapped? And what size johnny joints are you using?

jeeptales 01-09-2007 06:21 PM

Well...
 
I put my tools, first-aid kit, and straps in the new Jeep.

I also moved my Bike Rack off the old Jeep Today. :)

Mike001 01-09-2007 07:16 PM

1 Attachment(s)
RE 4.5 in SF, Advanced adapters SYE, Tom Woods Custom DS, RE Shocks, 33x1250x15 BFG MT's

MR.CLIFFORD 01-09-2007 07:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1BLKJP (Post 44433)
Holy Smokes Andy you are going to use .500 wall for your lowers? Those gotta weigh about what RK arms do. :D I didn't know that there were rocks big enough in KS to need those? :D Are you using a weld in bung or are the arms going to be tapped? And what size johnny joints are you using?


I only like doing stuff once. :D

The JJ's are from currie. I'm using their forged housings with the 1.25x12 shank. I upgraded the inners to use a 5/8" bolt. :D:cool: The arms are drilled and tapped to receive both threads. I will have a right and left hand thread on each arm to make adjustments easy. My JJs should be here tomorrow from currie and my controls arms the day after. I am getting them from Kenneth at http://www.kore4x4customs.com/

Here is a pic. The ones on the left. This is before the wrench flats were added. I'm sure it doesn't do them any kinds of justice.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...n/DSC00248.jpg


I'm stoked!

Mike001 01-09-2007 07:55 PM

Nice. All that is custom the way you wanted it?

Mike001 01-09-2007 07:57 PM

So those arms are under $50 apiece?

crafty 01-09-2007 08:16 PM

I have a snorkel on order, waiting for it to arrive:)

MR.CLIFFORD 01-09-2007 08:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike001 (Post 44455)
Nice. All that is custom the way you wanted it?

Absolutely. I told Kenneth what I wanted and he built it to spec for me.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike001 (Post 44456)
So those arms are under $50 apiece?


I wish.

My upper control arms will be 1.75"x.375 walled DOM. They shouldn't go anywhere either :D

Mike001 01-09-2007 08:32 PM

I'm not seeing that on their website just the tubing and its all cheap. What about Clayton offroad is their setup good? I think by the end of the year I'm goin long arm.

MR.CLIFFORD 01-09-2007 08:35 PM

Kenneth has a full list of products he can make.

Many materials in Stock:
- 2" x .500 wall DOM
- 1.75" x .250" wall DOM
- 1.75" x .375" wall DOM
- 1.5" x .250" wall DOM
- 1.5" x .188" wall DOM
- 1.5" Dia. Chromoly Solid Bar for extra stout tie rods & drag links
- 1.75" Dia. 7075 Aluminum Solid Bar for a strong yet lightweight Control Arm


They aren't just bolt on items. They are for the DIY fab worker. Clayton is a very nice product and very expensive. But they don't make a 4 link setup with triangulated uppers :)

Mike001 01-09-2007 08:41 PM

So when the time comes I should just get the RE long arm upgrade

MR.CLIFFORD 01-09-2007 08:44 PM

with the tri link rear ;)

Ditch the stupid rear track bar!!

Mike001 01-09-2007 08:46 PM

Can I do the tri link upgrade with short arms?

MR.CLIFFORD 01-09-2007 08:49 PM

no. You can get it with the RE long arm upgrade

Mike001 01-09-2007 08:49 PM

Oh, whats so bad about the track bar?

MR.CLIFFORD 01-09-2007 08:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike001 (Post 44476)
Oh, whats so bad about the track bar?

what's so good about it?? ;)

Mike001 01-09-2007 09:01 PM

I don't know, I haven't had any problems other than I need an adjustable one.

bluvikng 01-09-2007 09:10 PM

Does rotating the M/T claws count?

Scout 01-09-2007 09:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bluvikng (Post 44494)
Does rotating the M/T claws count?

Sure nuff! :D

04moneypit 01-09-2007 09:34 PM

Changed the T-stat, topped off the radiator, removed the stupid a$$ flare extension in prep for my rocker guards. Oh, and I took a full size shovel and mounted it on my tire carrier.

Scout 01-09-2007 09:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 04moneypit (Post 44525)
Changed the T-stat, topped off the radiator, removed the stupid a$$ flare extension in prep for my rocker guards. Oh, and I took a full size shovel and mounted it on my tire carrier.

Vector6 had a shovel on his...cool idea!

amerijeep 01-09-2007 09:38 PM

I took a leak in the yard standing next to it earlier....

amy 01-09-2007 10:13 PM

I drove mine today, twice.

MR.CLIFFORD 01-09-2007 10:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amy (Post 44567)
I drove mine today, twice.


I'm very jealous! :(

AzTJ 01-09-2007 11:31 PM

I did my TJ a favor and took off the stock running boards, and then got it a little muddy :D

mrbigjeep 01-10-2007 09:22 AM

ok i drove it...and I HOPE TO GET SOME DISCONNECTS (WINK WINK WINK ;) :D)

maybe RE arms also...like amy though...i drove it twice.

amy 01-10-2007 10:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MR.CLIFFORD (Post 44573)
I'm very jealous! :(

Aww, don't be jealous, just go give your jeep some lovin and it'll be ok.;)


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