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Old 11-16-2012, 04:10 PM   #1001
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^Nice!

I started Plasti-Dipping my wheels. Easy so far and they look great. No more chrome left on the SMB.

Also took of the sway bar since I noticed a sheared off the pass. side upper stud. Ground off the old welded stud and fabbed a new one. Now time to weld the new one in.
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:53 AM   #1002
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Also took of the sway bar since I noticed a sheared off the pass. side upper stud. Ground off the old welded stud and tabbed a new one. Now time to weld the new one in.
Have you considered making the swaybar 'quick-disconnectable'? I know a lot of 4x4 offroad guys do this to their Jeeps to get a little more flex, keeping all 4 tires on the ground when the trail gets more technical. Reconnect it when getting back on pavement for better road manners. I looked at doing that to mine, it's on the looooong laundry list under 'nice to have'
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:10 AM   #1003
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Also took of the sway bar since I noticed a sheared off the pass. side upper stud. Ground off the old welded stud and tabbed a new one. Now time to weld the new one in.
Have you considered making the swaybar 'quick-disconnectable'? I know a lot of 4x4 offroad guys do this to their Jeeps to get a little more flex, keeping all 4 tires on the ground when the trail gets more technical. Reconnect it when getting back on pavement for better road manners. I looked at doing that to mine, it's on the looooong laundry list under 'nice to have'
The SMB 4x4 has disconnects on their setup. I was just lazy and didn't disconnect it for a section of pretty rough (twisty) road. Apparently the years of stress on the bolt finally led to it failing.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:46 PM   #1004
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I've busted those off six times now. I pull the disconnects on any really rough trail these days.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:47 AM   #1005
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we also have sheared on three different occasions and now disconnect when running in a broken landscape , my guess is that some of us are more prone to breakage from weight born issues .
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:19 AM   #1006
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Pulled my old coolant/air heat exchanger and replaced it with an Espar Airtronic D4. Warm girlfriend = happy girlfriend.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:28 AM   #1007
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New component speakers up front (makes a very noticeable improvement in sound)
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:42 PM   #1008
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I get the new set of tires and wheels!..
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:03 PM   #1009
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Very nice looking , they resemble the old Centerlines ! Who made these wheels and Tires ?
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:44 PM   #1010
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Installed OCSMB's Aluminess rack, Thanks Jacko!

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