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    xaza previously posted:
    "Nice Paul. Did you get your strap back? Here is the Rugged Ridge kit I was looking at.

    http://www.quadratec.com/products/92109_2200_07.htm

    Meant to pick it up yesterday with winch but got too excited I forgot."

    HOLY COW! This guy can beat that price: http://www.seriousoffroadproducts.co...AL-APPLICATION
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    hehe, yeah that's who I got my bumper from. Amazing fast delivery, no problem/delay fixing my typo in address. Lesson learned not to order stuff after a 15 hour day at work while half asleep. Highly recommend Frank, taking him brothers axles to be geared soon. Four wheel parts has it on sale right now too and as much money as my brother and I have spent there we get hooked up. I think I just got in trouble and should just pick up the extras I need.
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    So as is typical of every time I work on one of my vehicles I learned a valuable lesson today. Apparently the middle console of a truck that gets hot and cold is not a good place to keep stickers for months on end because you're too lazy to get er done. Took some effort because the glue to the sticker backing had gotten very sticky and ended up leaving glue smears. We'll see how it holds up.
          
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    I have 2 that I have not put on yet.

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    I have about 30 left that I just posted in the classifieds.
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    So I have been pondering a few things for a while now and figured I'd throw em out there and see what I learn. I know the coil of a ZJ gives about 1-1.5 inches of lift. I also know the front and rear springs are different lengths. I have a 3.5 inch lift on my ZJ that I have been considering taking off to drop back down to help stability now that it is primarily a street ride. If I were to put those coils on my XJ that should be 4.5 to 5 inches of lift, where it sets now. I could then add spacers and I think I might be able to clear 35's. I also have been wanting more flex and have been considering a coil conversion with a long arm kit. I figured this would make it easy for me to match front and rear springs for replacing in future, even if I went bigger, the spring perches would be set same as GC. I obviously would need to cut off leaf brackets and weld in coil perches, control arms and brake line extensions. The upper spring perch, what is best way to determine best placement and will there be enough room to use ZJ coils? Feedback, input, backhands?
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    ...backhands.. Boy I wish I was more savvy with tech questions!
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    xaza previously posted:
    "I could then add spacers and I think I might be able to clear 35's."

    Time to cut.

    Frank Z did a coil conversion on his XJ. I'll see if I can find that thread later. I do remember he had to swap the rear coils a few times to get the ride to his liking.

    Start researching triangulated 4-link suspension set ups.
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    Decided to get my louvers done on this beautiful half day left after my wifes brother left. Will post up a thread on that in a bit. Hope I didn't take too many pictures, wife jumped in and helped when I didn't even know it too. I started with the most important line first, the top (closest to windshield) I measured a straight line across the curved top of hood by measuring in from corners, marking and measuring out from those marks. 5 inches in from edges, 5 inches out from top. I marked this edge with a flexible piece of metal and taped down. The second most important line was hood center. I laid in a piece of blue tape approximately where center line was and then marked taped at 3 easiest spots in center. I measured the indent that runs down center and used gaps there to make measuring close and easy. I then used my straight edge with metal piece across top to get perfect center line. From center line out I measured 3 inches from center line, made 3 marks and used straight edge to help lay down another piece of blue tape to the inside of line. Time to line up the louvers. Laid them into place lining up top and inside edges to the part of louvers that has to drop through the hood. I taped the louvers down, double checked their alignment then used louvers in place to tape down my other 2 edges. I set tape in against inside edge of louver, the one that goes through hood.
             
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    Next I removed louvers to clean and prep for paint. Then got them painted black. Continued working on hood in between coats of paint. I used a washer with a similar curvature to the louver inside edge to mark my rounded corners with a sharpy. All marked up and a perfect excuse to go buy a new tool, got me a new B&D skill saw. I used a chunk of wood, cut at an angle to help support hood. Put hood rod on lower setting and wedged in wood to make hood stable and began cutting. After cutting and test fitment had to do a few touch up spots to fit which I did with a rotary tool (was super helpful for nice clean round corner). Only got one side done today, still have to decide how exactly I want to secure it in place.
                 
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    Looks good!

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    Got other side cut this evening. Made my brother do it while I was tinkering with the ZJ. He was pretty nervous at first but did a great job as usual. There's a reason I trust him to do these things. He hates doing it for me because I am a real PITA, I think of it as pushing his potential.
          
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    Looks good!
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    pushing his potential!!!

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    Nice Cliff!! 'pushing his potential'...
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    I have changed my mind on the frame stiffeners I am going to use. I really like the ruff stuff ones, the down side to them is they require a lot more work to install because they are so long. I opted to go with TnT customs because I was able to get the center section now and not have to remove lower control arm brackets. The way my mind works that would surely mean long arm upgrade and not ready to do it yet. When I am ready I can get the front stiffener extensions and add them. They have some cool stuff, easy to get out of hand.
    http://www.tntcustoms.com/xj.aspx
    I ordered the stiffeners yesterday morning and they were here today! Now I need to have them welded and can help with the grinding. They have the instructions available online. If interested in doing the work, shoot me a pm with a $. If you can also include approximate availability, obviously schedules change and stuff happens. I am on call next week which means I will be working crazy hours, I am back up on call this week and it is already crazy busy....squirrel

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    cool man!!
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    Got lucky today and knocked out my early morning service calls and made it to Jon's (Popsgarage) to get my frame stiffeners installed. Even managed to make it through the day without any other service calls. As a bonus for the day (besides meeting a bunch of great people) Jon helped me repair a stripped trans crossmember bolt. I had been procrastinating this job for way too long. We ended up tapping out all four bolts since we needed longer ones anyway. After a little grinding at the weld points and using a jack/c-clamps we fitted frame stiffeners and it was off to welding for Jon. Didn't take him very long. He then hit it with some self etching primer and topped it with a black paint (I forgot which kind, he can chime in and let u know) No pictures of final paint yet, post em when I get em. Got a couple though of course. On a sad note, my transmission mount is toast and will need to be replaced. Guess I know what's next though.
                
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    Rustoleum Hammered Black. Stephan Watson, who owns Off Road Design in Carbondale, swears by it. I've found it to be much more chip resistant than other spray can paints.

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    Sweeet!! Good job Jonathan!! Jeep is getting sweeter by the week Cliff!
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