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    A Little JK Cloaking Going On!

    This thread wont be real time, but I will do my best to take some pictures along the way. We are putting a 3.5" Game Changer lift on a 2016 JK Rubicon Hard Rock. MetalCloak front and rear bumper will replace the factory ones along with a Warn Xeon winch. We are trying to have fun with this as we push some deadlines to get ready for spring.

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    Here are some pictures from working on the front.






    More to come!

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    Great post look forward to seeing it done. I have been looking at the 2.5 kit, will be good to have any tips on install.

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    Gonna look good. I'm jealous of that garage, lol.

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    Here is my first tip, have spring compressors on hand. I was able to get the fronts in, but not the rear.

    Doing some of the brake lines. Simple stuff but could be intimidating for someone who has not purged a system of air. I use the motive product power bleeder.





    Once all the brake lines were done I started with taking the back apart. The 4 post lift sucks to do this stuff on and sometimes it would be better on the ground.

    I felt like I was cheating here, but the inspection camera was so nice for getting the rear upper control arm bolt in with the blind nut.


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    Here is where I left it because I loaned out my spring compressor.




    Nothing is hard, but I am working alone this weekend so something's that take three hands slow me up.

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    Continued to button things up. Tires and rims will go on tomorrow!







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    Did you end up with any bow in your rear springs? Mine isn't bad right now, I'm still running stock drive shaft but I know I'm going to have to rotate the axle when I put a new shaft on and that has me a little concerned.

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    With the 4 door, there is no bow in my springs and the pinion angle looks great for the rear drive shaft. I have the yokes changed on the T case front and rear but only the front drive shaft mounted.

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    Working on driveshafts and other small items. One step forward and two back. Even the wheel weights fell off the rims and the tires had to go back and get balanced again...




    Test fit of the rim and tire before it went back for balancing.


    Shop needs to be cleaned.



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