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    And on with the Crusher Corners.





    I also got my rear tire carrier installed.

    And of course I now needed LED tail lights. So I had to wire everything up for that.

    And boy are they brite!!!


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    I was never real happy with the way I had mounted the pressure/filter regulators for the AiRock system and the ARB's. The AiRock takes 110-115 PSI and the ARB's take90 PSI. So I made a new bracket for them.


    And mounted them up.



    I had also upgraded the steering to a PSC steering and had to mount the remote resivoir some where.

    Now I am back to working on the dash and mounting the gauges for the air pressure. I wanted to be able to monitor the air pressure for each system.



    And like I had said before I had to redue my switch panel because the sheet metal was too thin.

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    So I now have in cab winch control too.

    Well things were not all roses as I had hoped. One of my first issues was that the ECM was not good. I ended up buying a new one. Then I had some issues with my STaK's box. I burned one up and they rebuilt it for me. But the first trip out with the new box and it broke.



    STaK's was awesome and sent me a new case. We finally figured it out and the problem was that they had never tested it for flat towing. Well Ok I guess I need a trailer now.
    During me pulling the case in and out 3 times I managed to crack the rear tranny housing at the rear tranny cooler port.


    So I found a new case and was going to just have the parts swapped over. Well come to find out the tranny was SHOT!!!!! So I had to rebuild it.
    When I had found out I had broken the tranny I also found out I had bent the shift rods in the STaK's case. Well STaK's sent me new rods, seals & o-rings free of charge. So I had to take the case a part and replace them. Now you want to talk about some BIG GEARS!!!!


    This is an awesome case.

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    STaK's also sent me their new redesigned shifter.


    Old and new shifter.

    So this time around I put the tranny and t-case together to install them. I also clocked the t-case higher.



    The new shifter mounted and tested before I install it.


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    Back in the Jeep it all goes.




    I had been trying to find a better intake filter than what I had been using becasue I had so much stuff under my hood.

    This just wasn't working. Then I found this on Ebay from Turbo City.


    I use to have the Currie Anti-Rock swaybar but Off-Road Only had a new swaybar setup that is dual rate and is controled by the computer called the SwayLoc. It really stiffens up the Jeep on the road. Now I don't drive it often but?? When I do it is nice.

    And the valve that controls it locking and unlocking.

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    I put a rubber liner in the floor trying to cut down on the heat a little. I am going to strip my interior again soon and add some insolation.


    I put a boot on the STaK shifter that I had laying around.

    Tranny console reinstalled.



    I had one switch installed for my Electric fan and the other is the OD switch.

    I found that the green switch was too brite for night driving and the little one would hit it now and then with her foot. Then I would overheat!!! so a new switch was installed. The OD did not work the way I had first been told and I need a momentary switch so I also changed it out.

    It always has bothered me that the fan thermostat that came with my electric fan was a bulb type. Well the damn thing broke off on me!!
    So I replaced it with a controler that reads off the stock temp sensor.


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    Now all this was being done after a trip to Moab in May of 07. I had found some things that needed to be fixed. And I had more things to install that I just hadn't got to. One of them was the hydro assist cylinder.

    To get it to fit I had to completely redo the track bar. So I cut the stock bracket off the frame and started building.

    Then cut the Rubicon Express track bar bracket for more clearance.

    Now it tucked higher up so I had to make a taller bracket on the axle.

    And the hydro assist cyl was mounted below it.

    More bracket pictures.


    Then I got a tube clamp to mount the tabs to for the drag link end.


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    This worked good for a while but during the Trail Jamboree in July 07 I ripped it all off the axle. I'll update the new mouting location later.
    I also had picked up a GenRight 24.5 gal fuel tank. It is all aluminum and just cool. Plus I had a dent in my stock tank so it only held about 17 gal.





    Here is the clearance I had between the CRD60 rear and the tank.


    Now remember I said I had clocked the STaK case up more? Here are some shots of how it looked. Now I was too close to the floor boards.


    But lots of room between it and the skid.

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    So to fix the clearance issues between the STaK case and the floorboards I took the skid plate off AGAIN!! Boy am I getting good at that.
    I pulled the tranny mount and cut about 1" out of it. It put the t-case just about perfect between the skid and floor boards.





    While I had the skid down I also installed a extra support bracket for the STaK case.



    I also installed the new sight tube from STaK.

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    Now on to some of the cool electronic stuff. Remember that Preimier Power 175 Amp alt?? Well it makes this work. :headbang:


    Which is now behind here.

    Next I installed this so my old fart mind doesn't have to remember all the trails. Make a mount for it :laughing6:

    And then here YA GO. A Lowrance GPS Baja 480c w/4.5" color screen.

    So now for some of the DAMAGE that I have done!!!
    Here is what happened after my trip to Moab!!


    Yep I broke a D60 ring gear with 35" tires and a Stock V-8!!!
    So I took it to a buddy and had new gears installed.
    It lasted for 4 months and then I got on the skinny pedal a little too much!!
    And I did this!! Rimrock can be HARD on a rig.


    My tow rig and new trailer.

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