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My first build page after 6 years worth of work

Old 10-10-2010, 08:23 AM
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Well I finally got to spend a little more time in the shop this weekend. I went ahead and installed the rancho myride unit to change the dampening of the shocks on the fly. Its a little overkill, but Its pretty cool and was a breeze to install.

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Compressor (bottom left) and Wireless receiver (right)


Airline running to front shock


I also had time to pull the front springs out and give them another coat of paint as they were starting to rust a bit (gotta love michigan)





And Since everyone has been asking...here is a few pics of my girlfriend to some paint work on her cherokee





I call her jeep the jeep from hell. She and I have been working on it for about 2 months now and every single bolt that can break when installing a lift has thanks to all the michigan rust.
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Also for those of you in the Michigan area...this coming weekend (OCT. 15-17) We are hosting our auto show. It is completely free of charge for parking and entrance. Come check it out...I am in charge of team offroad this year and we have around 20 rigs coming. Most of them make my jeep look like a baby. Its on the Northwood University campus stop by and say hi!

PS This show is huge...roughly 50,000 people come every year. Oh and there are lots of freebies (stickers and stuff).
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Our auto show is this coming weekend starting on Friday at 1:00pm on Northwood University campus...4000 Whiting Dr. Midland, MI. Its completely free entrance and a LOT of vehicles. It covers our entire campus. I am in charge of the offroad display and we have over 20 vehicles coming, most all of which make mine look stock. Come on out and get some freebies. My display will have stickers, banners, posters, tshirts, all kinds of stuff. Come out and say hi!

Here is a link with info about the show.

http://www.northwood.edu/autoshow/
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Well the show was a huge success. We had 19 rigs show up and beautiful weather all weekend. A rough count for all the people who came through was 65,000. Here are a few pics of my display.

This was the trailer supplied for us by ironman offroad


This is the ironman cherokee and a very clean CJ


These are two rediculous mudders an S10 and (thats right) a roadmaster




Here is my jeep in the display next to a YJ with a coil conversion






The two trucks on the right were putting out 1100 horses with a 250 shot of nitrous (ooooohhh gave me chills when they fired up)

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Well I decided to give up on trying to make the rear wheel wells look "pretty" without a welder and basically retubbing the well, (definitely a future modification when I'm not on a college budget and its not my dd). So I decided to cut the bushwackers to fit with my cut and folded lower quarter panel and I painted them with truckbed liner to hold up to the elements a little better.







I really hate the bushwackers, but its better than looking at my $hitty fiberglass work and will do for the time being.

Sorry for the crappy pictures, my phone doesn't like to take pictures of anything closer than 5 ft.

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Looks really good. Looks like my cut bushwackers...

I agree, Bushwackers are a love hate relationship for me too
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great lookin jeep!
And what kind of rack is that that was on ur jeep? the small one and how much do those run?
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Originally Posted by XJeeper193 View Post
great lookin jeep!
And what kind of rack is that that was on ur jeep? the small one and how much do those run?

That roof rack is actually on my gf's jeep now. My dad got it for me for my birthday when I was in high school. I'm not exactly sure where he got it and it was around $100. I wouldn't neccesarily recommend it because it didn't hold the weight of the tire very well and it slid side to side really bad. I think he may have just gotten it on ebay though.
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oh. yea i am gettin ready to start buildin a rack. its cheaper and you can say you fabed it up
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so how are you liking that rancho "my ride" unit so far?
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so how are you liking that rancho "my ride" unit so far?
All in all it has been a pretty cool product. I didn't pay for it so I can't complain too much. It really makes a difference when driving in different situations and its another gadget that I can show off when people ride in my car. I can really tell the difference between the settings. My only complaint so far is that it doesn't like the cold weather. In the mornings before the car warms up, sometimes it won't adjust, but works fine later in the day. Definitely more convenient than getting out and adjusting the shocks which I never used to do anyway, so it really allows you to use the full adjustability of the shocks.
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Originally Posted by XJeeper193 View Post
oh. yea i am gettin ready to start buildin a rack. its cheaper and you can say you fabed it up
That is definitely the way to go. I haven't bothered putting a rack on it since I got rid of the old one, but that would be the way I would go about it. Plus to buy a decent rack for an xj that has mounts for everything and doesn't move around is pretty pricey.
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I learned the hard way that using a high lift jack like this is a VERY BAD idea...

The jack fell and crushed my hand


Had to have surgery after it severed the tenden


Then after I recovered...it was back to work...

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I thought I was the only person to drop a jeep on my hand. Rolled off the Jack had to hold it or it was going through the Garage Door. It Sucked.
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Looks very good!
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how did the jeep ride with the 4:56's and 35's??? imporve on gas mileage or make it worse??
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