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Old 02-20-2012, 02:32 AM
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I made some progress today!



I will get it bent up and installed then see how I want to finalize it.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:29 AM
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Lookin good!
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:01 PM
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Re: Omelet's Build Thread!

Ok, I am going to try to quickly sum up the past week When I drove out to AZ to instal the new skids I noticed that my front pinion seal was leaking so I needed to get that fixed before it caused further damage. Also I have been hearing a suspicious noise from my front end so I needed to look into that as well. My carmax warranty expires in 700 miles so it was time to take it in and get everything replaced that I could while it was still under warranty. The pinion seal was fully covered under the warranty. After further investigation the rack is the noise culprit Luckily the warranty is covering the rack replacement, however it would only cover a rebuilt unit at $400. I know nothing about this rebuilt rack or even the company that does the work, so I was not comfortable with that! The Jeep stealership said they could instal a brand new OEM rack instead but I would have to cover the difference. That sounded like a much better option since I have heard the aftermarket racks are not as robust. The OEM rack will also carry a warranty from Jeep, so that is great since I only have 700 miles left on my existing one. I pick it up after an alignment and test drive tomorrow morning!

Now, this rack has survived the abuse I have put it through the past 15 month with this modified OME lift, but it is time to move on. My lift set up was something I did a year ago to see just what I could push the OME suspension to. It was never intended to be a permanent lift. I had every intention to upgrade to the SL come this year. Since my warranty is about up and I am getting a brand new rack, now is the perfect time for said upgrade! Even though this new one comes with a warranty, my luck it would fail as soon as the warranty is up and I would be on my own covering another one.

SO! As of today I have a shiny new SL hurling itself in my direction!!! I placed my order through Kolak because of his superior service and support along with his unbeatable pricing. It is being shipped to my local 4WheelParts which is about 15mins from my house to save on shipping. It should arrive within the next couple of days and the build planning will begin!!!
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:20 PM
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Re: Omelet's Build Thread!

Damn man that's quite the week!
The SL is gonna look sickk!!!!
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:57 PM
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Re: Omelet's Build Thread!

really nathan....an SL. Wow thats awesome man.
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:59 PM
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Woot woot rock on Nathan. Get good at that install so we can do mine. Hehe
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Old 02-21-2012, 01:16 AM
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Yes Finally!

And Greg, whenever you are ready my friend
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:33 PM
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Awesome, man!!! Did you win the lotto out there or something? Lol
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:37 PM
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Also- I'm super pumped about getting the sliders from SA, but I'm concerned about the ends of them. In a couple of the pictures they seem to have an "unfinished" look where they don't completely fill the void where the factory side guards come off.
Does it look that way in person or are the pictures deceiving me?
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:12 PM
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Re: Omelet's Build Thread!

No shit you finally ordered the SL?!
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:28 PM
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Re: Omelet's Build Thread!

That is really exciting Nate and one hell of a story lol can't wait see the super lift!!
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:36 PM
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Awesome, man!!! Did you win the lotto out there or something? Lol
Ya I wish! This is all on me.


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Also- I'm super pumped about getting the sliders from SA, but I'm concerned about the ends of them. In a couple of the pictures they seem to have an "unfinished" look where they don't completely fill the void where the factory side guards come off.
Does it look that way in person or are the pictures deceiving me?
If you are referring to the gap under the front fender, then yes it is open. I talked to them about that too because it is not the way I would have done it. Their reasoning was so that you don't have to remove the sliders to remove the fender. If you look at that part of the fender, there are two mounting bolts. That is where the fender mounts to the Jeep. I told them I didn't care if I had to remove the sliders on the off chance I had to remove the fender, but that was not a part a had a say in. That is how they wanted it. Originally they were talking about starting the slider after those bolts so they wouldn't have to notch the slider to clear the bolts, but I insisted that those 6" were protected. You could simply weld a piece of steel to the slider right there to hide the gap and them grind it smooth so it blended. I might do this myself. It would be easy!


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That is really exciting Nate and one hell of a story lol can't wait see the super lift!!
Thanks guys! Yes it is really happening!

I am going to go pick up the Jeep from the dealer in a few minutes! I need to get those new reverse lights installed.
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