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post #176 of 302 Old 04-30-2017, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
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New parts and fixes.
Got the B.A.D. deflators installed yesterday. I almost had a real bad experience in Moab, trying to air down more on the trail by pulling out a valve core. I guess a balancing bead got stuck around the core and I couldn't get it back in or pull it out! Had to hold my fingers over it while yelling at someone to grab some needle nose pliers to free it up. Plus if I sling out a core in the sand, i would be fucked without a spare.
So, good excuse to install some tool-free deflators.
Got these at the EJS vendor show. 1/4 turn knobs with detents. Pretty inexpensive too.
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It was a last minute thing but I was out there Sunday-Thrusday during EJW

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One problem I've been having with the jeep is coilover noise. Anytime they move, all you hear is this annoying squawking from the springs rubbing the shock bodies. The first trail day in Moab was a bit embarrassing (for me) with my jeep creeping around with all that racket. Day 2, we put some zip-ties around the parts of the springs that were touching to provide a plastic barrier from the contact and that worked pretty good for the rest of the trip except I had to reposition them a few times. I had heard somewhere (here maybe?) that KING redesigned the 2.0 sliders, and since my shocks were built several years ago, I figured I had the old design. The sliders were not holding the top and bottom springs straight at all.
I found the KING booth at the vendor show and even though the guy told me the new sliders would not fix my problem, I bought 4 new ones anyway. I don't trust any salesmen over my gut feelings .
Last night I broke the shocks down while having the tires off and swapped out to the new sliders. I didn't get any comparison pictures between old and new, but after some measuring with calipers, I knew these new ones would be way better.

The ID of the new style is quite a bit tighter than old, plus the bottom portion much longer.
Once I got it back one the ground, wallah! none of the springs are touching anywhere.
So if you are having this same problem, spend 60 bucks and get the new ones.
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Sometimes you need to clock the upper and lower coils to get the slider to move straight.

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Yeah heard that over and over and over. Doesn't work with my springs.
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Some swear that the AGM (silver colored) sliders are all very quiet in comparison to the King ones (though they're more expensive for sure). Sweet pics!!
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Some swear that the AGM (silver colored) sliders are all very quiet in comparison to the King ones (though they're more expensive for sure). Sweet pics!!
I switched from the delrin ones that came with my Bilstein 9100 coil overs on my Bronco to the AGM, and they are awesome... the 3 piece design lets the coils twist independently as they compress

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I checked those out, they are a pretty sweet design!
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Ok, I can't wait any longer to post these!

BOOM! New Mopar hood!!
Just got it put on this evening, can't stop looking at it lol. I love it!




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Hood looks good. Does it make any difference on engine temps?
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I have no idea on temps yet, but I just left it running while filling up at gas station and can feel a ton of air coming out of vents sitting still.

I did cut the bottoms of the vents out so it would vent. They were closed up from factory.
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Hood looks awesome! Love that blue color in general.
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Hood looks awesome! Love that blue color in general.
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New fenders came in last week. I'm on my 3rd set of fenders now lol.
Been doing a little reshaping and now mocking up to see how they flow with the rockers coming in tomorrow.

These are super narrow!









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3rd set?? Lol what's up with that
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New fenders came in last week. I'm on my 3rd set of fenders now lol.
Been doing a little reshaping and now mocking up to see how they flow with the rockers coming in tomorrow.

These are super narrow!









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Well the first set, crawlerconcepts aluminum, were way too uneven and unfinished to get paint matched without a ton of labor in bodywork. Bought MCE next and got those painted but they couldn't get rid of the texture on the plastic and overall I didn't like the looks of them. Seen the nemesis crawler flares in person at EJS and was pretty impressed with the quality and finish of them so ordered a set there with the event discount.

I actually had plans to buy rockers while we were there and I was able to see pretty much every brand I had on my list in person. After making circles at the vendor show comparing rockers, I settled on the Artecs.
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No VKS ?

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VKS rock sliders? I cannot stand the tube type sliders made for jk's.
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New hood looks awesome man ! Like mine as well .So.....You ever going to release the plans for that bad ass rear storage? 😎

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New hood looks awesome man ! Like mine as well .So.....You ever going to release the plans for that bad ass rear storage? 😎

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If you can get several people to buy, then the laser guy said he would build some more. It's not worth him to do just one though. If you can get an estimate on quantity, I can get him to price it out.
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If you can get several people to buy, then the laser guy said he would build some more. It's not worth him to do just one though. If you can get an estimate on quantity, I can get him to price it out.
Got it , I dont know if could get others to buy one . No problems, you have one sweet rig nice job . When is the LS swap coming?😎

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I must say, as a designer/fabricator, I am very impressed with these rockers from Artec. Definitely made the right move among the other choices out there.
These things are legit!

Mocking them up to check fenders.







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So are they body mounted?

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So are they body mounted?

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They mount to several things.

The blue circles are where it mounts to the 3 big body isolator mounting bolts.

The red circles are where it mounts to the body pinch seam with 6 bolts.

The green circles are where those nut plate brackets bolt to a threaded hole in the bottom of the body with 3 bolts.

The yellow is where they bolt up to the side panel that gets bolted to the body after drilling and installing all the rivet nuts. 29) 1/4" bolts per side for that part.


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