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Old May 21st, 2012, 04:11 PM   #81
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Axle needs a little adjustment and apparently my garage floor is not level either, so she's kinda on a lean to the right.


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Old May 23rd, 2012, 08:41 PM   #82
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Alright Sooo....I am partially ditching the radius arm setup, it binds far too soon for my liking, I knew there was going to be bind but it came before I really am satisfied with, so I pulled the drivers upper arm, checked my flex, and it didn't bind at any point, so it's now 3 linked front/rear....

Also, I got my rear 2" wheel spacers today and that helped my stance quite a bit

This is where ride height is until I get my rusty's- 3" HD xj lift springs...not happy with the stock xj springs, but it flex's and looks good...just working on getting it all straight and to where I'm happy with it.
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Old June 3rd, 2012, 01:58 PM   #83
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Well I finally got a pic of the whole truck made some room to reach the farthest corner of the garage.
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Old June 3rd, 2012, 09:00 PM   #84
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Looks good
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Old June 5th, 2012, 10:42 AM   #85
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you better hurry up there is an event at the optimist club comeing up pretty soon
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Old June 5th, 2012, 11:31 AM   #86
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Yeah....get it done...blow it up...then get it done again before June 16th.
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Old June 5th, 2012, 11:53 AM   #87
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Looks good....tall....but good
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Old June 5th, 2012, 07:43 PM   #88
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Yeah....get it done...blow it up...then get it done again before June 16th.
It might be, do you know anyone with a tubing bender? I need a bunch of 1.75x.120wall hrew bent up otherwise ill have to buy a JD2 bender...which I might anyway....just got my high steer and every single bearing and everything to finish it and drive it...with a rod knock hahaha...I'll post some pics (cause you all know how much of a pic whore I am)...
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Old June 5th, 2012, 08:51 PM   #90
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Better take the G/F pics down before this thread turns into one of those....oh well, I might as well start it...

More G/F pics!

(By the way, his truck is tall, but not that tall, she's only 4-foot sumpthin....)


I'm actually getting ready to order a vertical air over hydro bender, I'll be ordering it with 1.5" dies but if you want to buy the 1.75" dies you can use it, probably order it before the end of the month (still waiting for the new truck to show up).

Nothing wrong with the JD2, that's what I had before, but you need a large clear area to do any bending, I had to bolt mine to my car trailer out in the driveway.

I believe Scott Stevens has a tubing bender if you just need a few small bends, or Brett's can do it in the exhaust bender, or Tom Tessemer has an exhuast bender.
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Old June 5th, 2012, 08:56 PM   #91
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Sexy!!! Truck too! Haha
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Old June 5th, 2012, 10:02 PM   #92
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Scott doesn't have tubing dies of 1.75, and I have a slab of concrete outside I'll build a weatherproof box for the bender out there, cause dies are like 300 bucks which is nuts....but they can rape when there's no other option...I just don't want the kinks...and it's being exo'd so lottss of bends...and yeah she's not that tall but its a poser pic making an illusion. Haha. I'm so close...I'm a panhard bar and springs and gussets away from pulling her out...
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Old June 8th, 2012, 04:43 AM   #93
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The bender I'm looking at uses Pro-Tools 105 dies, if you went the Pro-Tools manual bender then you'd at least have some other dies you could borrow....and so would I.
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Old June 8th, 2012, 09:51 AM   #94
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You are a little late on that lol, I ordered a jd2 with 180* 1.75 tube dies I was having a hard time finding the 240* 1.75 die...Really the only reason I didn't buy a pro tools bender.
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Huh...probender.com has 240deg 1.75" dies for $310 for the ProTools 105 and the bender I'm buying.....I was going to offer you the chance to order your die at the same time I order the bender to save shipping...oh well...if I need to bend some 1.75" I know where to go, if you need to bend some 1.5" you know where to go.
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Old June 8th, 2012, 10:03 PM   #96
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My 1.75 die was 300 shipped, they gave me free shipping with my bender, I guess it was just a bad timing kinda thing...that would have worked out great for both of us..
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Alright so 6-11-12, the yota has came out of the cave, and is now waiting for the new springs(stock xj springs aren't long enough by any means)...shocks are on there way, along with the bender, needs a front driveshaft made and some finish welding on some parts but all in all it has been a big leap. Here's a few quick pics, the 38's fit nicely, could clear more but not on this project, maybe the next one....



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Old June 12th, 2012, 05:35 PM   #98
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Pleasant surprise from rusty's offroad today...got the 3" lift springs for an xj and it leveled the truck out nicely, everything fits much better...short recap-I am now 3-linked rear, and radius/3link front, xj 6.5" lift springs from RC in rear, 3" xj lift springs front, all ruff stuff specialties cromo/cryo/heat treat 7/8" hiems, 1.75x.250 Dom arms, its nO where near done but I'm getting there. Heres some pics of it leveled out.




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Old June 12th, 2012, 06:18 PM   #99
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so is this heep gonna be ready for the this weekend?
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Old June 12th, 2012, 06:38 PM   #100
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Hell no...why would i wheel with a rod knock?....plus I dont see you taking old purple out there! Haha
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