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 Post subject: Re: 2004 LJ Build
PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 2:46 pm 
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What did your muffler and exhaust end up looking like?

I've got the skid sitting in my garage and I'm tired of having to move it around. I'm thinking about throwing it on, but wanted an idea of what I'd be looking like for exhaust work.

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 Post subject: Re: 2004 LJ Build
PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 3:05 pm 
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I ran the skid with the stock exhaust for about 6 months before I installed the lift, with the slight change in drivetrain angles the exhaust would occasionally hit the front right control arm mount.

Now that I have installed the lift I threw on a 18" round magnaflow with a stub out in front of the wheel, it is a little loud for me so I will be changing it when I get time.

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 Post subject: Re: 2004 LJ Build
PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 3:40 pm 
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Awesome! I can live with that for a few months. Sounds like I've got some work for this weekend! :thumbsup:

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 Post subject: Re: 2004 LJ Build
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Who needs V8's and Dana 60's when you can get the power of Carbon Fiber! The paint has slowly been chipping away on my Poison Spyder hood louvers. Because I wanted to be a little different I decided to wrap it in carbon fiber vinyl instead of repainting it.

There are a couple of wrinkles because the louvers where a pain but over all I like how it came out.
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 Post subject: Re: 2004 LJ Build
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Looks cool. I was lucky enough to get a black powdercoated one when I ordered a raw one.

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 Post subject: Re: 2004 LJ Build
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Welded on the Poison Spyder door skins that I got form my B-Day, I will color match them this weekend.


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I installed a couple of OEM style switches for my lights, the LED on the generic switches I had were too bright and where kinda annoying.


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 Post subject: Re: 2004 LJ Build
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Painted the door skins
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 Post subject: Re: 2004 LJ Build
PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 9:55 am 
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Looking good! :thumbsup:

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 Post subject: Re: 2004 LJ Build
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Installed an new Odyssey Battery tonight, moved the old Optima battery to my trailer.

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 Post subject: Re: 2004 LJ Build
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Finally getting around to installing the Alloy shafts and my rear locker. Tore down the axle and measured everything. Also pressed in the new wheel studs in to the allow shafts.
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I forgot to post up here, last September Victor hooked me up on some new winch line. This is the new Superline XD that is suppose to have better UV protection. I also picked up a Factor 55 Flatlink

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 Post subject: Re: 2004 LJ Build
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David you going to do the gear setup yourself?

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 Post subject: Re: 2004 LJ Build
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Todd1803 wrote:
David you going to do the gear setup yourself?

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Yep I have done a few back in the day, mostly on old cars and mustangs. I have all the tools except the case spreader.

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 Post subject: Re: 2004 LJ Build
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Officially locked in the rear, replaced the wheel bearings, brake pads and parking brake shoes while it was apart.

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 Post subject: Re: 2004 LJ Build
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I have all the tools except the case spreader.


Dead blow is my case spreader. Probably same for you. Works good. Bearings probably don't like it, but I've not had any early failures in the 8 I've done so far. No training 'cept for youtube, and web searches :drnk: :rock:

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 Post subject: Re: 2004 LJ Build
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Tipped wrote:
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I have all the tools except the case spreader.


Dead blow is my case spreader. Probably same for you. Works good. Bearings probably don't like it, but I've not had any early failures in the 8 I've done so far. No training 'cept for youtube, and web searches :drnk: :rock:

Nope I got my hands on a proper case spreader

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 Post subject: Re: 2004 LJ Build
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I made a case spreader once. Would have helped if I'd have made it big enough to drop in the carrier with ring gear installed. My dead blow took over after that.

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Finally had some time this weekend to work on my Trailer, I received a propane tank mount for Father's day so I mounted this up. This forced me to relocate the battery to under the seat. I was able to upgrade to a higher gauge wiring and install an inverter that I have had for over a year. I also hooked up the charge wire so the trailer batteries will charge off the Jeep while driving. Need to mount the skid plates back on and I am ready for Naches.


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 Post subject: Re: 2004 LJ Build
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 Post subject: Re: 2004 LJ Build
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Badass. I remember we were talking about that project up at Evans during Burning Wang.

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 Post subject: Re: 2004 LJ Build
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I bought some Vision X headlights at the swap meet, and scored some brand x light bars for free so I upgraded my lighting a little bit.


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I also upgraded my tires, I decided to give the Milestars a try. Running 315/70/17 (35") on JK wheels and spydertrax adapters.
I wanted to go with a 17" rim so that when I buy beadlocks I will be ready for a 37 in my future. The also now match my trailer.


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You needed new tires! :mrgreen:

Looks great! :rock:

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I know but life kept tapping into my Jeep fund, plus you got a good hike in.

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I have done a couple of random projects this spring to make things a little nicer. First was I made a storage rack for the back with some steel I had in the garage. A simple 3 piece design that bolts to the belt rail on the back. As an added plus it adds some security to the action packers in the back.
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I also finally installed a new stereo head unit. I have been gathering parts for this for a while. The end goal was to get the navigation in the dash vs suction cupped to the windshield.

I ended up using a $199 Android double din stereo. It took a little work to get a double din stereo into a 1.5 DIN space but it fits. I am running GAIA maps and Waze for off and on road navigation, I also have Torque with a $10 Bluetooth OBDII reader to check the engine. I threw in a backup camera for the hell of it.

I can run basically any app from the Google play store so I have Pandora/Youtube when the kids are in the Jeep. I also have downloaded the GoPro app so I can control it if it is on the bumper or on another rig.

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Last weekend my ARB compressor finally gave up the ghost, so it was a great time to upgrade to the ARB Twin. It took a little work to figure out a spot for it with the high line fenders, but I finally found a spot.


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And Finally I got tired of the sway bar disconnects so I got off my wallet and ordered an antirock. Pretty easy install with the exception of the nut that broke off in the frame for my bumper.


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