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Old April 21st, 2012, 08:40 PM   #201
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Holy shit Craig that is looking awesome! I wish mine was coming along like yours is.
Thanks Chad. It's been a lot of long hours for everyone involved (and more to come before Jeep Blessing). It's looking good, though, and I can't wait to drive it.

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Old April 21st, 2012, 09:02 PM   #202
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I think you will be displeased with this when you are done,

I will trade you my LJ for it,

Never been off roaded, only driven to church on Sunday and once in a while to get groceries.

What do you say,
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Old April 21st, 2012, 09:07 PM   #203
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I think you will be displeased with this when you are done,

I will trade you my LJ for it,

Never been off roaded, only driven to church on Sunday and once in a while to get groceries.

What do you say,
Well-played, Doug!
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Old April 21st, 2012, 09:29 PM   #204
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Curious, who's suspension is this? The frame end links don't have much seperation?
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Old April 21st, 2012, 09:33 PM   #205
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Curious, who's suspension is this? The frame end links don't have much seperation?
Full-Traction.
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 06:13 PM   #206
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Sweet progress! I love those corners, I've been looking for corners for mine, still torn between aluminum and steel though.
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 07:36 PM   #207
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Sweet progress! I love those corners, I've been looking for corners for mine, still torn between aluminum and steel though.
Thanks man. Updated photos of the corners below (after some grinder love).


Biggest upgrade of the day...a RockSolid Performance sticker. LOL



I got the driver-side AEV fender flare mounted up this morning.



Some TLC with a few 4 1/2" grinders got me this on the driver side (carefully ground to butt up to the back of the AEV flare).



And the passenger side...



Passenger-side fit against the AEV flare (first try). A slight amount more trimming, and I'll be all set.



Steering Rev. 3.2.6, or as BJ at RockSolid Performance said, "Version 65.7.3 Rev. 2" (or something like that). This is the final design, and everything clears beautifully. Thanks beejers!
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 07:44 PM   #208
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Get that thing together and bring it over, I want to see you climb some of these hills bask here. You need to get over the stomach sickness when you crash a tree with it.
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 07:47 PM   #209
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Get that thing together and bring it over, I want to see you climb some of these hills bask here. You need to get over the stomach sickness when you crash a tree with it.
Let me work up to that once it's done, Doug.
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 08:36 PM   #210
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It's looking nice for sure. You will love the 8274. I wish you were going with a hawse fairlead and rope instead of cable.

BTW, grand kids love the zip line.
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 08:37 PM   #211
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Pictures arnt doing this thing justice. Looks even better when i was over there Saturday
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 08:42 PM   #212
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It's looking nice for sure. You will love the 8274. I wish you were going with a hawse fairlead and rope instead of cable.

BTW, grand kids love the zip line.
Thanks Jim. I can always switch to synthetic line down the road (when I save more $$$). I'm just happy to have such a great winch for my LJ.

Glad to hear the grandkids are enjoying the zip line, BTW. It's a hoot, isn't it?


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Thanks Jesse.


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Old April 27th, 2012, 08:46 PM   #213
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we installed Dodge 2500 master cylinder to manage the additional volume of the 1-ton brake calipers. It's almost a bolt-in upgrade. It requires a longer pedal plunger, some proportioning valve trimming, and some very minor bending of the brake lines.



New Bilstein shocks. Blingy.



Rear shocks & shock mounts w/integrated skids mounted on the back of the LCA mounts. Nice work, RockSolid Performance.



Passenger-side OEM Rubicon rocker guard install (driver side still needs to be installed). I bought them 3 weeks after I bought the Jeep in 2005, and they have been in a box ever since (I was too much of a wuss to drill holes in the body). I've moved on.



Full stuff. Some minor trimming was required on the rearmost edge of the wheel opening. Not too shabby for 3" of lift.



The Jeep sitting back on its own weight again.



The Jeep on its way to get its new exhaust. Next week, it's going in to get the hood/fenders painted to match. It's getting close. I love the stance, too!
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Old April 27th, 2012, 08:58 PM   #214
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Going to be ready for blessing?
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Old April 27th, 2012, 08:59 PM   #215
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It'll be there.
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Old April 27th, 2012, 09:06 PM   #216
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Getting close, it's looking good.
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My trans is iffy, not sure if i will make it
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Old April 28th, 2012, 02:58 PM   #218
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Driveway Glamour Shots. : )







The rear profile...PERFECT, in my opinion. Specs are: Rear axle width=64 7/8", H2 wheels (5.5" backspacing), AEV flares (6").
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Old April 28th, 2012, 03:06 PM   #219
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love the stance, looks great Craig
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Old April 28th, 2012, 07:15 PM   #220
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Very nice!!

What is the front? Did you narrow it at all? is it around 65" too?
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