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Post  angri on 2/28/2012, 11:48 am

This weekend I managed to install all my new parts. I still have to install the air line and switch for the ARB. I'll be doing that this coming weekend.
I also got my center caps back from powder coat and installed them.
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Nice backing plate huh?





Due to driveline vibes I had to put the skid plate spacer back in temporarily until I get a MML and adjustable uppers. I still have all most 2 inches of extra clearence even with the spacers.
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Post  JaFra on 2/28/2012, 12:08 pm

That looks amazing! Nice job.

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Post  CrawlingForward on 2/28/2012, 1:07 pm

That skid plate is sweet! Where did you get it from?

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Post  angri on 2/28/2012, 1:54 pm

I bought it from undercoverfab. It's the carbon steel 1/4" Ultra High-Clearance skid plate. I love it. It's so much stronger than the stock one and isn't a shovel.

http://undercoverfab.com/transfer-case-skid-plates/52-hd-transfer-case-skid-plate-for-97-02-jeep-wrangler-tj-carbon-high-clearance.html
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Post  Mark on 2/29/2012, 8:43 am

Looks good, i had purchased a aluminum winch plate from ucf and it fits great ,looks good and i shaved off about 20 pounds compared to my warn winch plate . They make a good product.
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Post  Ryan McKee on 2/29/2012, 10:19 am

Looks awesome! My ECGS 8.8 was one of the best mods I've done so far. Chase is a great guy. And the UCF skid looks amazing, I've been debating getting one vs making my own but Matt makes a damn good product.

And I couldn't help but notice the trailer........... (drooling)

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Post  angri on 3/1/2012, 8:39 pm

The trailer is the next project. I'm going to paint it and make it look like a military trailer again.
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Post  CrawlingForward on 3/6/2012, 12:44 pm

Yeah, I've been toying with the idea of replacing the stock skid, but it's still doing it's job for now.

Besides, that money could be put towards a gas tank skid or oil pan skid (forget dropdown tailgate, set of rotopax, rockers, etc. etc. ha ha)

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Post  wayne07jk on 3/15/2012, 12:52 am

i have to say i love that color

you painting the trailer same color
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Re: A couple upgrades this weekend

Post  angri on 3/15/2012, 6:43 am

Painting the trailer is one of the next projects. The trailer is a Vietnam era trailer so I want to paint it so it looks like a military trailer again. It should match the jeep nicely
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Post  kvesi122 on 3/20/2012, 8:37 pm

What type of paint is that? And would you mind if I borrowed that color for my jeep Very Happy
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Post  angri on 3/20/2012, 9:04 pm

It's military issue CARC paint. You can find it online from a few different sellers.
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Post  dongalonga on 3/26/2012, 11:18 pm

Nice rig! Absolutely love the color scheme.
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Post  angri on 3/31/2012, 9:05 am

I managed to get my Brown Dog motor mount lift installed. That allowed me to remove the skid plate spacers. It looks even better than I thought it would with the skid plate all tucked up. I did get a nasty vibe. I found the combination of the 4" lift, extreem TT skid plate, and the motor mount lift the front drive shaft was way to short. The slip joint was flopping all around.
I order a new Tom Woods shaft yesterday. I ordered the better of the two options they offer. The shaft is splinned all the way so it will have more than enough travel to finally disconnect my front sway bar without worry.
I also started doing the switch panel mod. I still have to do some adjusting to get it all to line up the way I want it too. I think it looks pretty good for 2 hours worth of work. I got interrupted in the middle of the project last weekend. Anther hour or two and I should have everything looking good. I'm still undecided but I may more my CB connector to the empty cig lighter hole.
I also order new switches for this project. The switches not only perfectly match the ARB locker switch but they are very well made. I will be ordering 3 more and replacing the stock styled switches.

There's a shadow under the skid plate so it makes it look bigger than it is. If you look closely you can pick the shadow out.



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Post  Tobit on 3/31/2012, 9:33 am

Very nice angri!
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Post  CrawlingForward on 3/31/2012, 11:54 am

Looks good! I wasn't sure from reading, but the vibration was definitely from the front driveshaft, then?

Also, I'm looking forward to seeing your CB wiring you were talking about. Mine still plugs into the lighter and I'm trying to decide on a more elegent solution.

I've been debating on whether to tie it to the same circuit as the switch, the audio power, or just straight to the battery.

Ha ha ha ha, I just noticed the "Zombie Lights" switch.

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Post  dongalonga on 3/31/2012, 6:13 pm

Are those Xenon flares? What size?
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Post  angri on 3/31/2012, 11:05 pm

CrawlingForward wrote:Looks good! I wasn't sure from reading, but the vibration was definitely from the front driveshaft, then?

Also, I'm looking forward to seeing your CB wiring you were talking about. Mine still plugs into the lighter and I'm trying to decide on a more elegent solution.

I've been debating on whether to tie it to the same circuit as the switch, the audio power, or just straight to the battery.

Ha ha ha ha, I just noticed the "Zombie Lights" switch.

All my vibes were the front shaft. I removed it and it's so much nicer to drive. It's like a different jeep.
I have the cobra 75 WX ST so there is a control box that I can mount out of the way and a connector that the mic plugs into. The extra cig lighter hole is perfect to mount the connector that the mic/controller connects to.
I bought the zombie light switch for the kids. Smile it makes me laugh though.



The flares are Bushwacker flares and I highly recommend them. They are really nice.


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Post  KiloTango on 3/31/2012, 11:32 pm

You'll definitely be able to see the zombies now
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Re: A couple upgrades this weekend

Post  angri on 3/31/2012, 11:35 pm

KiloTango wrote:You'll definitely be able to see the zombies now

I spent the day with you, Tom, and Mark. I'm still seeing zombies Smile

Fun day though.
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Post  dongalonga on 3/31/2012, 11:36 pm

Thanks. Are they the 4" or 6"? I was looking into the Xenons as they are a bit less $$
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Post  angri on 3/31/2012, 11:39 pm

They are 6"

I looked at the xeon's too. I liked the looks of the Bushwackers and I got a good deal on them so I bought them. I have not seen the xeon's in person so I can't offer an opinion on those, but I can say I really like the Bushwackers.
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Post  dongalonga on 4/1/2012, 1:39 am

Thanks for the input. i will have to take a look at yours sometime.
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Re: A couple upgrades this weekend

Post  angri on 4/5/2012, 10:02 pm

You rock! What do you want for it and could I pick it up sat morning?
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