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Old 02-06-2012, 10:41 PM
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SIDE PROJECT!!

Before i even did any MODS - way at the beginning of this thread, i added some garage LYTES: i gathered all of the supplies to make a cool garage sign and never even started it. I finally got to it. I still have a little to do, but i think this is a unique idea. I'll have MOAR build pics on this alone (as it's my 1st sign and you can make fun of it ), but here's a teaser:
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Old 02-11-2012, 10:03 AM
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Extended my bumpstops last night:

Cut 2" PVC sections and gave them 2 sprays of bedliner:


Compared to stock (side by side):


With cup:


For assembly-had to put it all in the spring, then assemble - luckily, i didnt have to find that out the hard way :


Installed:


Sitting on the ground:
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Old 02-11-2012, 10:12 AM
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Nice Jay!!! Make me a Jeep light for my Mancave wet bar!
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:13 PM
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Spacers are in!!


True 1/4" - we'll start with 1 and see what happens
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:38 PM
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So.....my new front strut spacers are sweet - they defy mathematics:

They are 1/4" spacers, but apparently i got .75" out of it - ummmm, not sure how that happened, but I'll take it!! I measured in 3 different places and took the average, thinking i was drinking too early - and we are!

Before - close:


After - close:


Before:

After:


Info from lift:

Stock
Front: 32.25
Back: 33.00

OME HD and tires
Front: 36.25
Back: 37.00

Front Spacers
Front: 37.00
Back: 37.00
Gunna have to look for some JBA's and upgraded sway links soon
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:39 PM
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nice man. cant wait to see her up close and personal pretty soon. Still odd you got so much lift out of 1/4" spacers. And the ORT badges????
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:42 PM
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Look damn sexy!!!
Were you looking at him when you wrote this...if so...come on if not right on.
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:51 PM
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Re: jlewissystem's Build Thread

Thanks Sean!! Your Jeep is looking good too man - cant wait to meet up at the car show! I still dont understand those spacers. Omelet said you'll get a "little" more - i must be drinking too much in the garage again or measured incorrectly. I think it's more like (at or just under) 1/2". Either way - i'll take it

Oh - you guys doing your own lifts and getting a "popping" noise - i ran into that same friend again today Here's my full-proof method to fixing it (at least for me):
Every time it does the noise - it's the front sway bar/links. I always tighten one side tight, then do the other side. Before you tighten the sway/links - center your sway bar, then put the bolts in, hand-tightening them evenly. Then tighten one side a little and work both sides evenly - only 2 passes. It works every time for me - happy lifting!
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:04 PM
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Hmmmmm guess your 'popping' doesn't want to hang out with me.... Or i did something right first time
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:11 PM
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I'm sure i did something wrong
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:18 PM
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If there's a bandwagon - make room for me!! All aboard the TB ground bandwagon!!!
Attached my ground and bent it back a little, then tapped into factory sleeve:


When factory didnt go where i wanted, i added my own:


Ran it along the fuse panels and behind to my fuse block, trying to keep it "low profile":


Behind fuse panels:


And into my fuse block - wah-la :
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:24 PM
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Siiiiiiiiiiiic. Works great huh?! Love the extra kick from it.
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