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Old April 24th, 2015, 06:06 AM   #81
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2 on top, 1 on bottom. Two top bolt down through hooks.

Front is open, cross tube is right at the end of the frame.

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Old April 24th, 2015, 06:13 AM   #82
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I've always seen one bolt top and bottom at the front of the bumper along with the others. Isn't yours at the last model year and didn't have those? If they are not there, obviously not worry about it.
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Old April 24th, 2015, 06:19 AM   #83
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Mine is first year LJ, no bolts going through the front. Some aftermarket bumpers are deeper, they unfortunately the sway bar using the mounting from the sway as well as factory bumper mounting holes. Then bolt sway bar back on, on top of bumper.
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I've always seen one bolt top and bottom at the front of the bumper along with the others. Isn't yours at the last model year and didn't have those? If they are not there, obviously not worry about it.
Every single TJ/LJ I've ever seen had 2 top, 1 bottom. Hell, it's where the stock tow hooks mount.
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Old April 24th, 2015, 07:51 AM   #85
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Good thing I'm not a full framed Jeep nut. I only worked on them for 8 years.
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Old April 28th, 2015, 07:32 PM   #86
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Been busy, received my gears and lockers. Woke up sick this weekend. Still managed to get the rear setup Sunday.


Not impressed with the USA standards, setup decent, decent pattern. But noisy..

And for being my first time setting up an air locker, fawk that lol. They suck.
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Old April 28th, 2015, 07:34 PM   #87
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Compressor all plumbed and mounted.
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Old April 28th, 2015, 07:38 PM   #88
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Switches mounted.
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Old April 28th, 2015, 07:40 PM   #89
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Built new upper arms with part supplied by Metro fab.


Yeah, they are the same length. Picture illusion.
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Old April 28th, 2015, 07:42 PM   #90
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Got the front gears and locker installed, again air lockers bring a new level of suck. Front setup alot better then rear.

I may have ordered some fancy front shafts today .
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Old April 28th, 2015, 09:09 PM   #91
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After watching u the other weekend I figured u would leave it open for a lil more of a challenge.... Looking good!
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Old May 4th, 2015, 07:03 AM   #92
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Built an engine skid
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Old May 4th, 2015, 07:05 AM   #93
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Drove up to the blessing and back Saturday. Went a watched at twisted trails. Played briefly. About 2 minutes in bent my tailpipe over and into my shock damaging the shock .
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Lol. Mall crawler.

Skid looks good tho.
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Unhappy with my rear gear set. Unhappy enough that I ordered a new set. Just to noisy, and just don't like how they setup. I've read alot of complaints on the USA standards being noisy. I rolled the dice and lost lol. I have them in the buggy and have used them in other rigs w/o complaints. But those were all trailered rigs. This one is different. Trying to keep it nice, as well my wife drives it as much as I do.

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I rolled the dice on the USA standards and so far so good, mine were even super easy to set up as well. Only complaint I have, and most likely why yours are bad is cause the USA standard gears are not even made in the USA.
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Unhappy with my rear gear set. Unhappy enough that I ordered a new set. Just to noisy, and just don't like how they setup. I've read alot of complaints on the USA standards being noisy. I rolled the dice and lost lol. I have them in the buggy and have used them in other rigs w/o complaints. But those were all trailered rigs. This one is different. Trying to keep it nice, as well my wife drives it as much as I do.

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What brand did you go with this time?
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Old May 12th, 2015, 09:13 AM   #98
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Any experience with the Richmond gears?
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I don't think so.
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