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Old February 11th, 2012, 08:45 PM   #1
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Time to Link

Itís finally time to go to links, coil-overs, and a full hydro system. I did a lot of research on parts for this upgrade and decided to go with Ironman Offroad for the parts. Dale was great and was able to get me all the parts needed for the upgrade. I decided to go with Gen-Right 3 link front and 4 link rear kit as well as the rear shock towers and the front hoop kit. To round out the suspension I went with the 14 inch King Coil shocks with external reservoirs and the Gen-Right stretch Comp Tank. For the steering I went with a PSC full hydraulic steering kit. I highly recommend giving Dale a call if youíre looking for parts like these or any parts for that matter. Dale is great to work with and gets you the parts you need at a highly competitive price.
Well the work has started and there will be many picís to come. Weíre doing the build at Tabís and my Jeep got to be the first vehicle on his new hoist. We just got it installed so that we could do the upgrades on my jeep. Tab will also be cutting all the extra brackets, rear truss, and any other custom parts that we may need to get this done.
So far we have the old rear suspension and fuel tank remove. We have the new fuel cell installed and have started to mockup the rear links. So the work has just started and there is going to be a lot more work to come before this project is done.









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Old February 11th, 2012, 09:09 PM   #2
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Old February 12th, 2012, 09:12 AM   #3
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FYI, you need to bring a digital camera with you next weekend. I don't think all phone pics is going to cut it.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 09:28 AM   #4
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That tank is sexy!!!!!!!!
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Old February 12th, 2012, 09:32 AM   #5
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Hey those pic's look pretty good for a phone, what's the problem??? I'll see what I can do about the digital.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 09:35 AM   #6
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Hey those pic's look pretty good for a phone, what's the problem??? I'll see what I can do about the digital.
No they don't. Don't be that guy who posts 200 blurry pics for a build thread.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 09:37 AM   #7
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No they don't. Don't be that guy who posts 200 blurry pics for a build thread.
I'll have the digital next weekend...
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Old February 12th, 2012, 01:38 PM   #8
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I'm that guy trust me I wish I had a digital camera when I started my build. Have one now tho
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Old February 18th, 2012, 06:02 PM   #9
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Rear is completely done except for new brake hardlines. Total time to disassemble old stuff, mock up/install tank, mock up suspension, pull apart and finish weld, paint, re-assemble everything, put back on ground was about 22-23 hours of work. Lowered the jeep about 3 inches so far. Very happy with our progress. Pics to come once Paul gets home and posts them up.......with a digital camera
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Old February 18th, 2012, 07:32 PM   #10
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Yeah he sent me a blurry text. Looks good though........

If you guys would hurry up with the front you could be ready for the chili run next weekend.
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Old February 18th, 2012, 08:04 PM   #11
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Looking good! Can't wait to see it done.

Be careful when pulling my springs from the front. I don't want any scratches on them.
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Old February 18th, 2012, 08:28 PM   #12
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Old February 18th, 2012, 08:34 PM   #13
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Well I have some great build pic's but I can't get them small enough to upload. I guess the quality of the pic's was too good.
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Old February 18th, 2012, 10:09 PM   #14
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Well here are a few of the rear suspension...











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Old February 18th, 2012, 10:15 PM   #15
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We had is sitting on the ground checking the ride height and I'm liking it! Obviously we have some trimming to do so that there is room to do a full stuff without hitting.

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Old February 19th, 2012, 08:48 AM   #16
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How much did you stretch it?

You're going to cry when you get those reservoirs dirty.
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Old February 19th, 2012, 08:56 AM   #18
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How much did you stretch it?

You're going to cry when you get those reservoirs dirty.
About 5". And yes he will cry.
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About 5". And yes he will cry.
Ummm... No I won't cry, I'm building it to use it now look pretty and cruise the malls or parades!
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Old February 19th, 2012, 09:59 AM   #20
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Here is a mockup pic of the truss that Tab designed and cut for the project. I like how it mounts to the front of the 14 Bolt for added strength.

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