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#26 porcupine73

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 03:25 PM

Sweet....are you going to go with super swampers?

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 03:41 PM

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Sweet....are you going to go with super swampers?


Blu is my daily driver, so no , something more liveable

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 04:13 PM

:rolleyes:

Blu is my daily driver, so no , something more liveable

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lub.lub.lub.lub.lub.lub.lub.lub.lub.lub........crank music....lub.lub.lub.lub.....

dude, i didn't even know you were getting a lift, that is so HOT nip. awesome dude.

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 04:29 PM

lub.lub.lub.lub.lub.lub.lub.lub.lub.lub........crank music....lub.lub.lub.lub.....

dude, i didn't even know you were getting a lift, that is so HOT nip. awesome dude.


I talked it over with some people, as my insurance settlement is in the mail.

Blue has a new engine and 1/2 a new traany, and just needed an axle and struts.

ANYTHING (damn that new jeep looks good) would be in the 30,000 plus range (not to mention poor mpg)to get the same clearance and make nipper very happy. So i figured i can blow X amount of money on myself, and bank 95% of the rest.
There is a good chance i can never ride a motorcycle again, which was my first choice.

SO i get a really hot looking card, get money in the bank, and save myself 5 years of payments and car insurance :)

And blu should be good for another 5-10 years.


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Posted 03 August 2007 - 04:46 PM

Nip Nip NIp!!! We want pictures..you should know that by now....we are all picture whores so sneak over and get us some pictures!!!

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 04:56 PM

When i drop off the alighnment kit ill get picks . I wasnt planning on being a week or more without a car, at least i have food in the house :)

And a rental for the weekend.


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Posted 03 August 2007 - 05:00 PM

haha yes having food in the house for such emergencies is good!

And a rental for the weekend.

Ohh the possibilities..... :cool:

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 09:16 PM

hey nipper where did you get the light bar?

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 09:20 PM

hey nipper where did you get the light bar?


light bar?


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Posted 03 August 2007 - 09:48 PM

Listen here slacker, you'd better post pics the next time you post on this thread, or i'll get pissed :-p
glad to hear someone was willing to be a guinea pig for the kit, sounds like it'll be awesome!
get some lightforces for the roof, you won't be disappointed ;)

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 09:53 PM

Listen here slacker, you'd better post pics the next time you post on this thread, or i'll get pissed :-p
glad to hear someone was willing to be a guinea pig for the kit, sounds like it'll be awesome!
get some lightforces for the roof, you won't be disappointed ;)


soooooooo
about your tranny :)


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Posted 04 August 2007 - 10:25 AM

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Good news is that they may not need a camber kit. Like I thought, once the car settled down on the ground, it looked better. Even if it needs a kit. the shop said 1.5 degree max will do it. They are going to try to align it today and will call me.

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 10:30 AM

That is awesome! You're my new hero.

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 10:31 AM

All i have to cross my fingers about is the shift cable.

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 10:46 AM

Damn looks really good Nipp! :headbang:
Have them drive it around for a bit too...that should also help settle the suspension back down before doing an alignment. I would still put the camber kit on to get it as close to stock as possible. Some of us who run the AA kits for the older Roo's have either had to get it modded or have camber that's way off. (hopefully the EJ series doesn't have that problem).

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 10:49 AM

Damn looks really good Nipp! :headbang:
Have them drive it around for a bit too...that should also help settle the suspension back down before doing an alignment. I would still put the camber kit on to get it as close to stock as possible. Some of us who run the AA kits for the older Roo's have either had to get it modded or have camber that's way off. (hopefully the EJ series doesn't have that problem).


The alignment guy said only the 1.5 kit is needed if any. i offered to buy the 3.0, but he said thats a waste of money. Thats why i liek these guys.

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 11:29 AM

That looks damn good. Except for them tires:grin: . That actually looks about like stock ea81 camber...

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 11:48 AM

Nice very nice!

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 11:50 AM

So what's your total ground clearance now? That looks pretty cool. Too bad the wheel wells aren't bigger so you can fit some really big tires in it.

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 11:57 AM

Looks great Nip!!!!!

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 12:50 PM

light bar?


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i thought the fog lights on the bumper were mounted on a light bar. did you just bolt those on? and what brand?

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 01:05 PM

i thought the fog lights on the bumper were mounted on a light bar. did you just bolt those on? and what brand?


They are Hella driving lights. I can make night onto day.

What i did was screw them right into the bumper skin. I drilled a pilot hole, then drove the screws in by hand. The bumper skin isnt very thick, but its tough. After a year I've only had one screw come loose on me and that was my fault. I also had the light mismounted, so I had to move it anyway.

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 01:07 PM

So what's your total ground clearance now? That looks pretty cool. Too bad the wheel wells aren't bigger so you can fit some really big tires in it.


I wont know till i see it in person. Its going to be the same as stock, as the lift kit raises the body off the drtivetrain. What it does allow for is a better aproach/departure angle and larger tires.

I will think about the tires once these wear out. They have 1/2 their life left.


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Posted 04 August 2007 - 07:06 PM

I wont know till i see it in person. Its going to be the same as stock, as the lift kit raises the body off the drtivetrain. What it does allow for is a better aproach/departure angle and larger tires.

I will think about the tires once these wear out. They have 1/2 their life left.


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So it was a body lift? seems wierd to make the body higher and leave everything else the same height. Still looks realy nice.

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 08:42 PM

Yeah, the AA lifts are pretty much body lifts, but since Subies are unibodies, it lifts everything. They essentially "lower" the engine/tranny and maybe the rear diff, too(?), relative to the body so that driveline angles are not too severe.




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