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 Post subject: Lifted!
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:56 pm 
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After a near-total lack of cooperation from the weather, the CRD is finally lifted :D

This one is 98% commuter, so the lift is pretty mild - a 1.5" OME with HD springs up front and long-travel shocks in the rear. However, there was also some bulletproofing done at the same time: JBA lifted front upper A-arms and an IRO WJ short rear upper A-arm with WWDiesel's diff mount bracket. Brake discs & pads as well as inner & outer tie rod ends were also replaced, as were the rear lower control arms, all spring isolators, and front lower ball joints. If something could be upgraded and/or made greasable, it was done.

The end result is pretty subtle, which for now is fine - if I ever decide to go bigger, there's already a good foundation to build on. Based on how badly the OEM suspension had sagged, net gain was about 3" in the front and 4" in the rear; in absolute terms over stock, it's probably around 2" at the front and 2.5" at the rear.

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Next stop: skidplates and front tow hooks. And let me know if you find the Easter Egg :SOMBRERO:

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JBA Lifted A-Arms
IRO WJ Short rear UCA / WWDiesel mount
Yeti's Stage 2 tune
HDS Model 001 Thermostat at 203°F
Stage 1 & 2 Weeks Kit
Hayden 2986 fan clutch / GM 11-blade fan
Samco Intercooler Hoses
V6 Airbox


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 Post subject: Re: Lifted!
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:23 pm 
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Two of your "JEEP" wheel centers are missing?

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 Post subject: Re: Lifted!
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:28 pm 
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GordnadoCRD wrote:
Two of your "JEEP" wheel centers are missing?


Yep, as well as a lug nut cover. No idea where they went, but at some point both of them went AWOL while driving. They're not the Easter Egg, though :)

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2005 KJ CRD Limited 4x4:
225/75R16 Goodyear TrailRunner ATs
OME 1.5" HD Lift
JBA Lifted A-Arms
IRO WJ Short rear UCA / WWDiesel mount
Yeti's Stage 2 tune
HDS Model 001 Thermostat at 203°F
Stage 1 & 2 Weeks Kit
Hayden 2986 fan clutch / GM 11-blade fan
Samco Intercooler Hoses
V6 Airbox


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 Post subject: Re: Lifted!
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:52 pm 
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I have a drawing for a very nice home made skid plate that covers everything from under the rear engine crossmember back to past the transfer case. It protects the engine oil filter which is in a very vulnerable location.

Most any fab shop could produce it.
Uses existing bolt holes in the two cross members.

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Yeti Stg4 MaxTune
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Samcos/ProVent
SunCoast/Transgo
Carter Intank-pump
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 Post subject: Re: Lifted!
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:05 pm 
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casm wrote:
And let me know if you find the Easter Egg :SOMBRERO:


Trail Rated badges?

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 Post subject: Re: Lifted!
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:10 pm 
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casm wrote:
And let me know if you find the Easter Egg :SOMBRERO:


That’s your double axle camping trailer parked in the distance?

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 Post subject: Re: Lifted!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:28 pm 
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Grotsoldaat wrote:
casm wrote:
And let me know if you find the Easter Egg :SOMBRERO:


Trail Rated badges?


You're getting warmer ;)

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225/75R16 Goodyear TrailRunner ATs
OME 1.5" HD Lift
JBA Lifted A-Arms
IRO WJ Short rear UCA / WWDiesel mount
Yeti's Stage 2 tune
HDS Model 001 Thermostat at 203°F
Stage 1 & 2 Weeks Kit
Hayden 2986 fan clutch / GM 11-blade fan
Samco Intercooler Hoses
V6 Airbox


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 Post subject: Re: Lifted!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:23 pm 
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The one lug nut missing it's sleeve?

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 Post subject: Re: Lifted!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:00 pm 
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Mountainman wrote:
The one lug nut missing it's sleeve?


Already nixed that one ;) Grotsoldaat's the closest so far.

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225/75R16 Goodyear TrailRunner ATs
OME 1.5" HD Lift
JBA Lifted A-Arms
IRO WJ Short rear UCA / WWDiesel mount
Yeti's Stage 2 tune
HDS Model 001 Thermostat at 203°F
Stage 1 & 2 Weeks Kit
Hayden 2986 fan clutch / GM 11-blade fan
Samco Intercooler Hoses
V6 Airbox


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 Post subject: Re: Lifted!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:20 pm 
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Rear tires are smaller? :roll:

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Blk Brush Guard/Hella's/LED's
Ironman Springs/Bilstein's
Yeti Stg4 MaxTune
Weeks ElbowKit/BatteryTray
NO FCV/EGR
Samcos/ProVent
SunCoast/Transgo
Carter Intank-pump
2mic.Sec.Fuel Filter
Flowmaster/NOcat
V6 Airbox
GM11 blade fan/NAPA HDclutch
Ironrock Trilink
98 Dodge Cummins, 5"exh. Viair, Huge K&N


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 Post subject: Re: Lifted!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:40 pm 
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LOST emblem instead of trail rated badges?

It's too blurry. I can't tell for sure.

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Sasquatch
DSS Turbo
CAT-elimntr
Weeks Stg1&2 EGRfix
PV-200
BLING
vent gauges

IDParts
head
cams
rockers
Timing set
ARP studs
eTn1 GX2123 5v GPs

YETI Custom Tune
Flowmaster 8325508
Carter P76611M
GM 12611872
Hayden 2986
GM 15976889
PATC Custom Billet
2010 Ram Hemi Trans
Sonnax 44957
Transgo kit
Cooper 51770


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 Post subject: Re: Lifted!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:11 pm 
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GordnadoCRD wrote:
LOST emblem instead of trail rated badges?

It's too blurry. I can't tell for sure.

Your right, the left emblem says "Trail Rated", but the right emblem says something different I think but is so distorted can't make it out. :roll:

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05 Jeep Liberty CRD Limited :JEEPIN:
Blk Brush Guard/Hella's/LED's
Ironman Springs/Bilstein's
Yeti Stg4 MaxTune
Weeks ElbowKit/BatteryTray
NO FCV/EGR
Samcos/ProVent
SunCoast/Transgo
Carter Intank-pump
2mic.Sec.Fuel Filter
Flowmaster/NOcat
V6 Airbox
GM11 blade fan/NAPA HDclutch
Ironrock Trilink
98 Dodge Cummins, 5"exh. Viair, Huge K&N


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 Post subject: Re: Lifted!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:02 pm 
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I think it says “Mall Rated”, LOL. :-)r

Like this:

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 Post subject: Re: Lifted!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:30 pm 
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lfhoward wrote:
I think it says “Mall Rated”, LOL. :-)r

Yep, believe you "nailed" it! :-)r

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Blk Brush Guard/Hella's/LED's
Ironman Springs/Bilstein's
Yeti Stg4 MaxTune
Weeks ElbowKit/BatteryTray
NO FCV/EGR
Samcos/ProVent
SunCoast/Transgo
Carter Intank-pump
2mic.Sec.Fuel Filter
Flowmaster/NOcat
V6 Airbox
GM11 blade fan/NAPA HDclutch
Ironrock Trilink
98 Dodge Cummins, 5"exh. Viair, Huge K&N


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 Post subject: Re: Lifted!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:37 am 
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WWDiesel wrote:
lfhoward wrote:
I think it says “Mall Rated”, LOL. :-)r

Yep, believe you "nailed" it! :-)r


I saved the pic and zoomed it, can't say what is written in it. Anyway, it's not the "original" trail rated badge.

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 Post subject: Re: Lifted!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:01 pm 
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Grotsoldaat wrote:
I saved the pic and zoomed it, can't say what is written in it. Anyway, it's not the "original" trail rated badge.


I'll confirm that it is, in fact, the Mall Rated badge :SOMBRERO:

It's much easier to make out on my phone, for some reason. Either way, well done to you both!

Oh, and I have a matching one for the driver's side - just need to get around to removing the Trail Rated badge first ;)

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2005 KJ CRD Limited 4x4:
225/75R16 Goodyear TrailRunner ATs
OME 1.5" HD Lift
JBA Lifted A-Arms
IRO WJ Short rear UCA / WWDiesel mount
Yeti's Stage 2 tune
HDS Model 001 Thermostat at 203°F
Stage 1 & 2 Weeks Kit
Hayden 2986 fan clutch / GM 11-blade fan
Samco Intercooler Hoses
V6 Airbox


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 Post subject: Re: Lifted!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:33 am 
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It looks great!


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