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Old 09-26-2018, 05:16 PM
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2x6s are the strongest and best sliders you can have. If you want, check out my rear shock towers. They take off those low hanging shock brackets on the rear axle and don't take up much space in the back.
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Old 10-17-2018, 09:07 AM
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After another great day of wheeling with the club....

I hit a deer on the way home.


and so the process begins of fixing it.

somebodys been here before

I went to a couple of junk yards yesterday looking for parts. I did find me a passenger mirror to replace the one I smashed off a couple of weeks ago, and a drivers fender in reasonable shape. After a bunch of hammering and pulling, things are starting to line back up.

Have a good old Jeep friend hook me up with a new header panel thats in good shape which I picked up last night. More pics and updates soon!
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Old 10-22-2018, 04:01 PM
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All Bolted back together and moved the winch solenoids under the hood like I wanted in the first place. Waiting for what the next few weeks brings for gremlins.
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Old 10-25-2018, 07:35 PM
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One reason for the big push to get the Jeep on the road, other than it makes me crazy when it can drive it when ever I want, is that I have an old Jeep club friend that is getting married and hasn't been on a trail ride in forever and I promised to take him out. We had a blast today doing a run that one of our club members had put together as a "overlanding adventure" it started out as dirt roads.
But soon got interesting with mud, water crossings, some rocks, and a crazy washout. Sadly we were so exited about the washout that no pics or video was taken. Word on the street is that I was 2" away from smashing the passenger quarter and loosing another taillight. All's well that ends well.

The scenery was fantastic, with the swamps.meadows, and whats left of the foliage at full change.

Now back to the build:
Something doesn't look right here
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Lets catch up and say hello to the parts yeti.

its just another 98 rot box with a 6.5 IRO long arm kit in it, but the tires are mostly good and runs excellent. I traded the volvo 940 to a friend for it who was looking for something a little more road worth and efficient. So soon on the agenda will be to swap these control arms into the red one.

I also had to do ball joints on the passenger side. I was trying to do them just once with the WJ swap but it was getting to the point of death wobble and I need this thing to go down the road.

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Old 11-15-2018, 01:02 PM
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I keep joking about roller skate status achieved, but the 15x10s are growing on me and I do like the way it handles being a little wider
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Long arms are out of the Yeti and in my jeep. I'm thinking yet again of putting the extra spring back in the trailmaster pack and putting the 4.5 trail master springs back up front but with the two .75 spacers. More pics soon.

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the rocks out front at work looked too good not to play with.

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Be careful with that caster adjuster bracket, might want to upgrade to a 1/2" bolt for peace of mind
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Christmas Jeep year #6


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Starting the new year off right with a good day of wheeling.


I have a bunch more pictures and video to put up when I have time, as well as some wrenching I've done on it. Hopefully I will be back on for some more updates soon.
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We've done this off camber decline a few times now, but it never felt this easy or stable. Longarms FTW
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Got sent this picture from the wife while I'm stuck at work. Excited.... You bet I am!

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The XJ has gone back on Daily duty for the last 4 or five months and is starting to get *****y about it or maybe I'm just more sensitive to its needs now that I drive it
Anyway, I've been putting up with some highway speed growling and vibration for awhile and decided to steal the aftermarket rear shaft out of the yeti. The first problem was that the slip yolk was seized. After a few weeks of soaking it in atf and working it back and forth it does finally move but it is tight. Also I had no idea it was so much longer. I don't think its bottoming out but its close.

On the first drive afterward I have allot of noise while on the throttle but its silent while coasting and no vibrations that you an feel in the seats like before. I'm thinking the slip yoke is too tight and the pressure of the pinion rolling up is making angry noises?
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