What have you done to your rig today?

jyaks

Too many kids for a TJ
Joined
Sep 3, 2008
Location
Archer Lodge
Swapped in new rear coils, adjusted upper control arms for better pinion angle.

About to swap in a new front driveshaft and check fluids to head out to veterans ride in the morning.
 

Croatan_Kid

How's your hammer hangin'?
Joined
Nov 4, 2007
Location
New Bern
Odd size. 255/85/16. I wanted a taller tire but didnt want to space the duals. Had stock 235/85s

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Not that odd. Pretty common size for older duallies. Best option if you don't want to get in to needing spacers between the duals. Looks awesome. I think you'll like them! They're not cheap, but they're worth it. I love Cooper tires in general.
 

YOUNGBLOOD13

Active Member
Joined
Mar 16, 2016
Location
Clayton, NC
Where are the pics of burb this will be going in?

I have a NV4500 sitting in my shop waiting to go in my 90.

It's nothing like that beautiful beast you have. It's a rough 90 model 1500. Getting a 454 I still have to assemble, the 4500, tons from an 84 M1008, and either a 205 or 241. I havent decided.

 

Kickdeez

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 6, 2010
Location
Charlotte
I like the direction yours is headed. Mine is a 2500. Has a factory 454 and 14 bolt rear, a kingpin 60 from a 1st gen dodge, and currently a sm465 with a 205. I have a 241 to go on the back of the NV4500.
 

VortecJeep

Powered by Uranium-235
Joined
Aug 24, 2005
Location
Concord, NC
it’s been a long time since I’ve worked on the Jeep. When you don’t wheel it for a few years, nothing breaks. Wheeled with CTB a few weeks ago and busted a taillight. I thought about going to flush mounted lights but ended up ordering the cheapest set of LED taillights I could find on Quadratec. I didn’t get a pic with the brake lights on because I’m here by myself, but they do work.

Not quite plug and play. The lights come with wires, no connector, so I cut the connector off the old lights and spliced it in. Also, the factory lights have bolts that go thru threaded holes in the body. These lights come with bolts, nuts, and washers. They aren’t the same size, and you can’t use the original bolts because the plastic light housing is so much thicker. The bolts are a larger diameter too so I had to drill out the original holes. Not bad though.

it probably was only an issue for me due to body damage, but I had to trim the plastic license plate holder to make enough room for the driver side light.

both lights have a downward shining license plate light, where the factory lights only had that on the license plate side.




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NickMaul

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 4, 2009
Location
Norfolk, VA
it’s been a long time since I’ve worked on the Jeep. When you don’t wheel it for a few years, nothing breaks. Wheeled with CTB a few weeks ago and busted a taillight. I thought about going to flush mounted lights but ended up ordering the cheapest set of LED taillights I could find on Quadratec. I didn’t get a pic with the brake lights on because I’m here by myself, but they do work.

Not quite plug and play. The lights come with wires, no connector, so I cut the connector off the old lights and spliced it in. Also, the factory lights have bolts that go thru threaded holes in the body. These lights come with bolts, nuts, and washers. They aren’t the same size, and you can’t use the original bolts because the plastic light housing is so much thicker. The bolts are a larger diameter too so I had to drill out the original holes. Not bad though.

it probably was only an issue for me due to body damage, but I had to trim the plastic license plate holder to make enough room for the driver side light.

both lights have a downward shining license plate light, where the factory lights only had that on the license plate side.




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Jesus. That rescue tellico sticker didn’t age so well.


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ckvoncan

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 6, 2011
Location
28078
got the rear sway bar and shocks on...between kid birthday parties.

cake was better the first time. no actually that's a lie.
 

paradisePWoffrd

Recovering Project Junkie
Joined
Nov 5, 2005
Location
Newton, NC

rcalexander105

Rod Alexander
Joined
Nov 3, 2017
Location
High Point


Spit shined her after a good weekend at RiverRock



This thing got a spotlight from Flex, Rock Rollovers recently, didn't it? Thought I recognized the rig when it popped up.

Congrats man!
 

Chris_Keziah

Joe Dirt @ Rev Limit Fab
Joined
Dec 1, 2010
Location
Winston-Salem
Odd size. 255/85/16. I wanted a taller tire but didnt want to space the duals. Had stock 235/85s

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Double check your clearance, I went the same route on my 3rd gen (albeit 255/80R17) and still ended up going with spacers. Mine were crazy close under load and made me nervous.
 

nc_jk_crawler

Member
Joined
Apr 4, 2017
Location
Greenville
Went to Rausch Creek Halloween weekend and wheeled Saturday. Sunday was a total washout. Wheeled this past weekend at Uwharrie and saw a few of you up there. That far right line on Daniels rock garden is tough. Talk about a squeeze. Made it through after bumping it on up. Rear locker is not working again so I’m going to be working on that and the flat belly this winter. Getting ready for windrock in April.





 

powerstrokin04

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 2, 2008
Location
Ellenboro NC
Double check your clearance, I went the same route on my 3rd gen (albeit 255/80R17) and still ended up going with spacers. Mine were crazy close under load and made me nervous.
After loading up, I'm little over 1/4" gap at 80psi. Drove to windrock and kept a check on it, all good.

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ckvoncan

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 6, 2011
Location
28078
got the rear track bar on and the axle centered. now just need to get the caster angle and the rear pinion angle dialed in
 
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