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Post  nnovickzj on 3/28/2014, 3:57 pm

man those look tits what do you have to trim?
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Post  desertzj on 3/28/2014, 4:03 pm

nnovickzj wrote:man those look tits what do you have to trim?

well front bumper is gone (haha) pinch seam is already hammered so I'm going to take up probably an inch or 2 around the front wheel well and then about an inch all the way around the rear. will have to flex it out some and dial it in.
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Post  Jake on 3/28/2014, 7:37 pm

Damn haha you better avoid bumps til you have a chance to trim. Those look great though.
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Post  desertzj on 3/28/2014, 7:40 pm

Drove around on them. Can curb crawl with no issues can turn fine haha. But yea no major flex for a bit
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Post  Jake on 3/28/2014, 7:43 pm

How do you like those tires so far? Noise level/rumble with the wear? I'm on the lookout for a beefy AT.
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Post  desertzj on 3/28/2014, 7:45 pm

So far so good. I'll let you know on Sunday
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Post  dongalonga on 3/29/2014, 12:18 am

Yeah I will definitely give you a hand when I get back from NOLA.
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Post  desertzj on 3/29/2014, 12:19 am

dongalonga wrote:Yeah I will definitely give you a hand when I get back from NOLA.
you da man
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Post  desertzj on 3/29/2014, 12:04 pm

drove her to work today. Looks like I get some rub with wheels turned in reverse (about 1/2 to 3/4 to lock) and hit a nice big dip while turning today and left a nice line on my tire haha. over all tho pleased with how they fit
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Post  desertzj on 4/10/2014, 4:06 pm

fenders are trimmed up, going tomorrow to pick up some jks lower adjustable CA's i scored brand new for half price. also am picking up a 242 tcase as well



still need to put the rubbing stripping on the edging but am pretty happy with how the front came out
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Post  Jake on 4/10/2014, 4:30 pm

Nice! Mentioning the 242 made me remember coming across this chart. According to New Venture themselves the 242 is stronger than the 231 Razz. Whether its valid or not who knows, I know a lot of people claim the 231 is stronger but I'm not sure if they have more than anecdotal evidence to base that on.

This came from the NV wikipedia page.
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Post  desertzj on 4/10/2014, 4:34 pm

hobhayward wrote:Nice! Mentioning the 242 made me remember coming across this chart. According to New Venture themselves the 242 is stronger than the 231 Razz. Whether its valid or not who knows, I know a lot of people claim the 231 is stronger but I'm not sure if they have more than anecdotal evidence to base that on.

This came from the NV wikipedia page.

what i tend to see is the 231 is simplier design, therefore less likely to cause a problem. no matter what, 249 is strongest case of the 3 (thickets chain and what not), but is limited in it's options and has it's negatives.
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Post  dongalonga on 4/10/2014, 4:39 pm

How is the clearance now? Definitely pick up some edge trim. It's pretty cheap at autozone. I still have some left from my last fender cut project.
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Post  desertzj on 4/11/2014, 5:35 am

dongalonga wrote:How is the clearance now?  Definitely pick up some edge trim. It's pretty cheap at autozone. I still have some left from my last fender cut project.
I have some in the backseat haha will have time Sunday to put it on. Clearance is good I need to touch up some small spots and since I got such a good deal on some jks lcas I can slide the front axle forward 1/4 or 1/2 an inch and I'll be golden. Need to measure out bumpstops still.
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Post  Jake on 4/11/2014, 6:51 am

Simplicity certainly has advantages, I just thought it was interesting.

What are your plans for the front bumper?
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Post  desertzj on 4/11/2014, 7:02 am

hobhayward wrote:Simplicity certainly has advantages, I just thought it was interesting.

What are your plans for the front bumper?
Zjs are expensive as all hell so I'd like to build my own but we'll see how that goes. For now running naked up front
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Post  desertzj on 4/12/2014, 1:35 pm

looky what i got


luckily I don't have to swap output shafts and what not to the right length, po did it before his jeep bit the dust (got the vin to check and see what the donor came with, had a 249 so po must have swapped everything out, glad I dont have to do it).

also picked up the new set of jks adjustable lowers while I was there (brand new for 225)

need to get those on asap, so if anyone is good at those let me know.
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Post  Mark on 4/13/2014, 7:26 am

Relatively easy to do,
Remove one old control arm, adjust JKS to same length eye to eye and replace, don't forget to grease it  and use red grease every time you grease them.

Grease them, remove grease hose, wait for air / grease to escape out of fitting then repeat a couple of times until no air comes out,  do not use a power grease gun as it will blow out seals.
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Post  desertzj on 4/13/2014, 8:18 am

Mark wrote:Relatively easy to do,
Remove one old control arm, adjust JKS to same length eye to eye and replace, don't forget to grease it  and use red grease every time you grease them.

Grease them, remove grease hose, wait for air / grease to escape out of fitting then repeat a couple of times until no air comes out,  do not use a power grease gun as it will blow out seals.
zj axles like to be difficult if my last experience is any sign haha. I do need to make them about 1/4" -1/2" longer then stock to slide the front axle forward a little bit
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Post  desertzj on 4/17/2014, 6:52 pm

got tagged today, wide wheels and no front bumper. saw him pull over a lifted jeep when I went the other way. booo

guess fender flares it is
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Post  dongalonga on 4/17/2014, 11:05 pm

Sounds like a jealous cop to me. I've never had any issues with the cops in my area.
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Post  desertzj on 4/17/2014, 11:17 pm

dongalonga wrote:Sounds like a jealous cop to me. I've never had any issues with the cops in my area.
I never have since I've been here. He was just stopping lifted jeeps. Because there's not any other crimes going on in Brockton haha. None the less laws are laws around here. I could have been tagged for other things too. Could have been worse
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Post  desertzj on 4/18/2014, 6:47 pm

so if anyone has a flat driveway/garage and sometime in the next couple weeks would like to help out throwing in my new LCA's i'd appreciate it. I live on a hill. doesn't exactly make it easy
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Post  dongalonga on 4/18/2014, 11:10 pm

You can come by my place. The driveway is flat enough to put in control arms.
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Post  desertzj on 4/26/2014, 3:39 pm

sweet, i gotta figure out when.

So guy in a different club is selling his aussie for a d30. Tempted to lunch box my front knowing I'm going to put a tcase with 2wd and am planning on building an 8.8 in the next year
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