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Oil change today and general inspection underneath and up top. On this change I replaced the aftermarket drain plug with an OEM plug that has the integrated gasket. Won't need to  worry about the gasket for a while that way and I have a spare to boot.

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I have added some goodies over the last month or so;

1 ton RPM tie rod and drag link, replaced all the control arms with Metalcloak parts, replaced front track bar with Metalcloak part, replaced the rear Nitto Ridge Grappler tires, replaced front springs to give a 3.5in lift, and I will be deleting the 60% part of the rear seat for added room for those overlanding ORP trips.

Unfortunately I had to replace the front shocks with the added height so I have a pair of Bilstein 5100 shocks with low mileage if anyone is interested...

Stay shiny................

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How much for the shocks?

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16 hours ago, K2man56 said:

I have added some goodies over the last month or so;

1 ton RPM tie rod and drag link, replaced all the control arms with Metalcloak parts, replaced front track bar with Metalcloak part, replaced the rear Nitto Ridge Grappler tires, replaced front springs to give a 3.5in lift, and I will be deleting the 60% part of the rear seat for added room for those overlanding ORP trips.

Unfortunately I had to replace the front shocks with the added height so I have a pair of Bilstein 5100 shocks with low mileage if anyone is interested...

Stay shiny................


You been busy JB! You leveling out the rig, or going for that low-rider look with a lifted front only?

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We upgraded the steering on our 1991 Jeep Cherokee Briarwood (XJ).  She had been having death wobble keep coming back in addition to it was flexing and creaking when turning.  We would make heads turn when coming into a parking lot.  Not from the cool factor but from the cranky creaking noises in the steering.  So we upgraded to a Clayton Adjustable Front Trackbar (link) with bracket.  This was a ton more "beefy" and solved the issue.  No more awful noises when turning and so far no wobble.  Had a trip to Scottsdale at highway speeds even and zero issues.  

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We have been wanting to upgrade the MetalCloak Rocksport Shocks from our 3.5” Gamechanger to an adjustable shock kit because of how often we change our setup from fully loaded overlanding gears to fully naked and daily driving. After extensive research, Teraflex Falcon SP2 3.3 Fast Adjust Piggyback Shocks was the way to go and we wanted to share with you how we installed ours in case you have similar setup with the MetalCloak Gamechanger Suspension on a Jeep JL 4 Door Rubicon.


We are really happy with the upgrade! It does exactly what we were hoping for and having the flexibility to adjust the shocks for different setup and road/trail conditions is awesome. We LOVE our MC 3.5” Gamechanger Suspension, but we think this upgrade works perfect for our use case. Looking forward to hitting some more trails with the group when the weather cools~

 

Most of you guys are probably pros when comes to working on cars. We are still newbies, but we included a short section in the beginning on how we jack up the Jeep without a lift in case anyone on here just starting to learn how to work on cars by themselves like us would like to know.

 

PS: This was filmed in mid April.
 

 

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4 minutes ago, J2DXPLR said:

We have been wanting to upgrade the MetalCloak Rocksport Shocks from our 3.5” Gamechanger to an adjustable shock kit because of how often we change our setup from fully loaded overlanding gears to fully naked and daily driving. After extensive research, Teraflex Falcon SP2 3.3 Fast Adjust Piggyback Shocks was the way to go and we wanted to share with you how we installed ours in case you have similar setup with the MetalCloak Gamechanger Suspension on a Jeep JL 4 Door Rubicon.


We are really happy with the upgrade! It does exactly what we were hoping for and having the flexibility to adjust the shocks for different setup and road/trail conditions is awesome. We LOVE our MC 3.5” Gamechanger Suspension, but we think this upgrade works perfect for our use case. Looking forward to hitting some more trails with the group when the weather cools~

 

Most of you guys are probably pros when comes to working on cars. We are still newbies, but we included a short section in the beginning on how we jack up the Jeep without a lift in case anyone on here just starting to learn how to work on cars by themselves like us would like to know.

 

PS: This was filmed in mid April.
 

 


Great content guys! You should totally start a build thread. It’ll be fun to watch your build evolve with you and your needs!

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7 hours ago, Bradywgn71 said:

We would make heads turn when coming into a parking lot.  Not from the cool factor but from the cranky creaking noises in the steering. 


You know - people are REALLY turning their heads to check out the sweet wood paneling and the “is that an LS-swap?” sounds coming from under the hood. 😄

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It took almost 5 years but the adolescent in me is finally... Well, grinning like an idiot 🏁

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20 hours ago, 4x4tographer said:


Great content guys! You should totally start a build thread. It’ll be fun to watch your build evolve with you and your needs!

 

Thank you Ryan!

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