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I will get this thread caught up to date.

Back installed after the bed lining, I used the roll on instead of the spray on. I used the spray type before and didn't like the outcome as much as the roll on. I used the roll on in the interior of my trans am a while back to try to help seal it up and cut down on some of the road/exhaust noise. It worked pretty good for what I did. I did not install the shackles yet, I'm going to wait until tomorrow just to ensure everything is completely set.





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Took a couple side by side comparison pictures of a stock hemi limited today, pretty good surrender fir only being the RC 2". Once the MLL's arrive tomorrow and I get them installed I will take more rear shots.







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Yesterday UPS delivered the MLL's and the back up camera so I broke the MLL's down and prepped them for paint.





One they were ready, I hung them up on the tree since I don't have a garage here and primed then painted white.



While they were drying, I started on the back up camera and redoing some other electrical. Here is the line drilled thru to the wiring harness on the driver side tail light to tap into the reverse signal.



And the placement of the camera



I moved my switches to beneath the steering wheel, left side and labeled them (they were a little crooked when I snapped this picture)

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Today I got started on installing the load levelers, I ended up having to notch the fuel tank skid since I didn't do it with rc install. It still didn't get down quite where it lined up perfectly so I just used my Jack to get it pushed up and in place then used a screw driver to align it.

Passenger side installed



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I ended up picking up 1.5" in the rear from this, the measurement was after driving for about 15 minutes. I'm pretty certain it might settle a tad bit more but I don't expect much.



Over all I'm extremely happy with the end result, the height and rake is exactly how I wanted it. It stiffened up the ride but not to an annoyance, it's actually more of a preferred ride for me. I have read some people say that they are afraid of it or that they didn't like it, I think they expect their jeep to ride like a Benz even after lifting it. While OME or SL basically anything other than adding blocks will be a smoother ride, over all, the feeling out of this feels like you're driving a taller vehicle. The jeep has a nice stock ride, it's not Benz quality but it's very comfortable. This is just the same, it's not so hard that if you hit a bump it rattles your bones but it's not bouncy or squishy either. Like I said, in extremely happy with it!
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We packed up and headed south for the 1 1/2 hr drive, which turned into 3 1/2 hrs due to traffic, to OBX, NC. We went into Corolla, NC and hit the beach. It's always nice being able to get out there, enjoy the off the pavement driving and playing at the beach with the family.









There are wild horses out there as well, they are very tame with people, due to all of the travel and tourist I suppose.



I got another picture of them right on the beach by the water but it was dark and the picture came out horrible unfortunately.

Our cargo led light came in handy tonight as well. It illuminated the rear of the jeep enough for my daughter to see what she was doing.

On our way out, we pulled out a stuck FWD chevy traverse, he got himself bottomed out pretty good and deep into some soft sand. I had to pull him about 100ft to get to the harder stuff by the water. The jeep did really well but I had to put it in 4lo, while I was in high I was starting to dig myself in a bit. Overall I'm super happy with how the jeep performed, the 2" RC lift and MLL's made a huge difference in the clearance of the plates. I just have to get some tires!!

Overall it was a great day out. It's too bad that this is the closest thing to off road that we have here, next out is 3 1/2-4hr drive to some good trails. I miss st louis, being able to drive an hour to an awesome play ground off road park.
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GREAT build thread...you have done some awesome things to your ride, and in a fairly short amount of time. Keep it up and keep the pics coming...
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Awesome build bro!!

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