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Old 03-04-2014, 12:57 PM
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Just an update! I haven't had much to do lately so I decided to make a write up of the halo light installation. If ya wanna check it out, look here: Oracle Demon Eyes Installation I'm currently waiting on a few things to come in the mail... both are on back order. These are the Bilstein 5100 ride height adjustable shocks for up front and an MBRP XP series cat back that I'm pretty pumped for. I plan to order a new steering rack within this month and also all fluids to do a complete fluid change when it gets warmer! Looking forward to spring!
Are you gonna get rid of the rc lift with the bilsteins? I've been thinking of getting rid of mine and just using the bilsteins for lift.
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Old 03-04-2014, 01:18 PM
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Are you gonna get rid of the rc lift with the bilsteins? I've been thinking of getting rid of mine and just using the bilsteins for lift.
Yep, looking to get rid of my spacer lift. I'll have the Bilsteins up front set to 2" with http://www.rocky-road.com/wktrimpacker.html on top of the Bilsteins to level the front with the back!
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Old 03-04-2014, 01:33 PM
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Yep, looking to get rid of my spacer lift. I'll have the Bilsteins up front set to 2" with http://www.rocky-road.com/wktrimpacker.html on top of the Bilsteins to level the front with the back!
Great minds think alike! I placed the order for my bilsteins a few days ago from carid. Why do you need the 3/8" spacers? Aren't the rear shocks only adjustable to 1.5" while front are 2"? How much is the difference from front to rear?
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Old 03-04-2014, 01:42 PM
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Great minds think alike! I placed the order for my bilsteins a few days ago from carid. Why do you need the 3/8" spacers? Aren't the rear shocks only adjustable to 1.5" while front are 2"? How much is the difference from front to rear?
Right now I have the RRO 2.25" lift and notice that the rear is slightly higher than the front. Since I'm only removing the front 2.25" and replacing it with the Bilstein struts which go up to 2", I will need something to compensate for the smaller lift in the front. That's where the RRO trim Packer comes in! It will even out the front and back. I will replace the rear coils later though.
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Old 03-04-2014, 02:21 PM
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Right now I have the RRO 2.25" lift and notice that the rear is slightly higher than the front. Since I'm only removing the front 2.25" and replacing it with the Bilstein struts which go up to 2", I will need something to compensate for the smaller lift in the front. That's where the RRO trim Packer comes in! It will even out the front and back. I will replace the rear coils later though.
Oh I see what your saying. I am replacing the rears with the Bilstein adjustables which go to 1.5". The nice thing about the rears is they lift from just the shocks you don't need to replace the springs.
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Old 03-25-2014, 09:25 AM
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These next few weeks are big for my Jeep! I have the Rausch Creek, April 12-13, trip to prepare for and I started up some mods to help me out. First up was some bumper trimming.









Obviously I have to clean up the lines, cut the inner fender, and cover the fluid tank, but other than that, I think it was pretty successful! It took me a lot less time than expected too.

Up next is a side exit exhaust, extended breather line for the rear end, and complete fluid changes. I really wanted my Bilstein 5100 struts installed by the trip, but they are still amazingly on back order.

After Rausch I should be doing some post Winter work. I have a lot of paint to clean up, I'm going to re paint the wheels and grille, and my biggest issue would be to thoroughly undercoat the car. I'll probably use the Por-15 system.
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Old 03-25-2014, 10:14 AM
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Dude this build has been AMAZING from start to finish went from page one to 7 and must say my friend for a 17 y/o your ambition is amazing. Not people have that drive that you have now a days its about stupid things like .. Well I won't get into that but I like your jeep bro deff looking forward to what's coming next but how about a front skid plate! Lol I am planning on doing that in the future since money is tight but check it out it will look good with the theme you're going for !

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Dude this build has been AMAZING from start to finish went from page one to 7 and must say my friend for a 17 y/o your ambition is amazing. Not people have that drive that you have now a days its about stupid things like .. Well I won't get into that but I like your jeep bro deff looking forward to what's coming next but how about a front skid plate! Lol I am planning on doing that in the future since money is tight but check it out it will look good with the theme you're going for !

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Haha, thank you so much! I appreciate the compliments and support greatly. A front skid is definitely on that never ending parts list. I had in mind that I would do suspension upgrades (to get rid of the spacer lift) and then armor, but of course those struts are backordered!
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Old 03-25-2014, 11:17 PM
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Dude keep it up though mad props I still got your number when I decide to pop my headlights open! Lol

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Have you received your Bilsteins yet? I'm still waiting in mine...
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Old 04-01-2014, 08:24 PM
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Have you received your Bilsteins yet? I'm still waiting in mine...
I wish... 4WD.com told me mid to late April now.
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Old 04-15-2014, 04:55 PM
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Re: A Teen at Work!

So, the previous week was absolute hell. I had to replace all four ball joints in my control arms and in the process, had to buy a whole new LCA, broke my driver side ABS sensor, and even bent a ball joint press kit. I didn't have enough time to do the lower ball joint on the passenger side LCA before Rausch, so I did without it.

After the ball joints, I quickly jumped on installing my CB, antenna and finished up the rear pinch weld. I also changed diff fluids and transfer case fluids.

Aside from all of that, the Rausch Creek WK meet was amazing. I drove up the night before with my buddy Steve (who helped me out a TON and made going to the trip possible for me) and camped the night. I met a lot of great Jeep owners and it was a beautiful day to wheel. I took over an hour and a half of videos that I made into an edit which I'll post up here:

I picked up rear OME springs from Eric as well! So along with the install of that, I will post up my other recent installs that I didn't get a chance to do because of the rush I was in before the trip!
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