My Blue KJ

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  1. TheBlueKJ

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    No prob, gotta let the people know what theyre getting into. And that makes sense john and would explain it


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    Keep us updated, Ive been considering these.
     
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    Will do


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    Got it installed today at work. It only took about 35-40 minutes tops to do. So a bit about how it rides now, alls I can say is holy **** this thing is solid now. There's absolutely no play or sway at all in the ass end now, it's planted as hell and it's absolutely awesome.

    So for those of you who are interested in it, you will have to cut an inch of thread off of each side of the arm for fitment unless Marlin makes a set of arms specifically for this kit. It's not that big of a deal just get a chop saw or angle grinder with a metal cutoff wheel and itll make short work of it.

    Now on to the porn!
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    Alot better than having them fall out without those cut threads I'd say
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    Replaced my rear shocks with monroe load adjusters last night and also did rear brakes and u joints as well.
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    How do those ride? Would love to compare them to my stiff ass Bilsteins.
     
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    I can promise you they are even stiffer than your bilsteins. They add 1200 lb of extra load bearing to the rear of the jeep.


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    How much did they raise the ars end?
     
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    Have yet to measure but I was at 21 in the rear before hand and I know Im at least at 22 now if not a little higher. I also had a used set of old skyjacker springs in the rear that I got from Thunderbirdjunkie 3 years ago so the rear end was due for the load levelers at a minimum
     
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    Just measured the rear, its now sitting at 22 so the load levelers raised it by an inch


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    Oh yea and just thought I'd add this tidbit for the u-joints. If you have a 42RLE it's a 3.5 in joint if you have the 45RFE like me its a 3 7/8 in joint. Found this out the hard way.


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    That 4 Link looks great. I keep wishing I already had it after driving over a certain road twice this past weekend. Saving my dollars here and there so I can eventually get it.
     
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    It tightens up the rear so much that it feels like a new jeep. Worth every penny imo


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    Well ladies and gents after careful consideration of how bad the rot on the underside of my jeep is progressing I decided it was time to move on before it became unsafe and compromised the integrity of the unibody. I got $2k on a trade in towards this beautiful F150 at my dealer that I work at.

    I'm obviously gonna stick around with you guys since you're all a good bunch. Now time to turn the page into the next chapter of life and vehicle ownership. I'll miss the memories I've made in the Jeep and will never forget them.
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    Beautiful truck, but...shucks... :icon_cry:

    Enjoy the new ride. :favorites13:
     
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    Please tell me you saved that 4 link to sell?
     
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    Jeez yeah that 4 link alone would make me keep the thing for at least another year...!
     
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    It went with the jeep, i didnt have the old one to out back on it as it was too beat out


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    Oh no you drank the kool aid ! Lol Nice looking truck
     
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    Haha I needed the extra space and hauling capacity that the truck provided especially since I've got a hunting trip to kentucky in december coming up. The extra space is going to be MUCH needed