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Old 29-07-2015
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Stu Murch is a Jeep and Grand specialist, might be worthwhile having a chat to him about your build and requirements.

Since you've opted 31.5" tyres, the extra from suspension lift helps the approach, break over (TC, Trans Pan,Muffler) and departure angles (fuel/gas tank). Do you have skid/bash plates?
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I've got the stock overland armour and rails which have seen a lot of use, especially before I installed the bb. The bar that iI'm planning on building has pretty good approach plate. Haven't looked too hard at anything else yet
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It was decided that with the impending arrival of a third family member, that the boot was going to be needed to house a pram instead of a spare tyre, so funds were released for the purchase of a roof rack!

After a lot of research and annoying salesmen with test fitups of various racks, I chose the Rola Vortex LTVX which is the smaller of the two that they offer. I'm really happy with the design, the size and angles match the shape of the wj really well. It's the perfect length to sit between the back of the car and the sunroof.

I also really liked the Rhino x-tray but the smaller size would only fit a 30" tyre in it and the large was too long and would've covered the sunroof. I tried a half size tradesmans rack but it was too wide and overhung the roof line of the car which looked weird.

It'll fit a few things in besides the spare and in the future when the rear bar and tyre carrier go on, it'll be free for anything else we need to put up there. I'm pretty happy with it.

Aside from that I've had the rear rotors machined and installed new pads which got rid of the brake shudder so that was a win. The lift is scheduled in as a xmas present so i'll report back on that as events unfold.
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Update and a vid to go with:
A few months ago I picked up a Rancho RS5409 steering stabiliser and a pair of quick disconnects of the Grand Wookie Jedi.

The SS is exactly what I needed, whereas the discos were more on the side of 'really didn't need and probably never will', but they were second hand for a nice price and I saw it as a once in a lifetime opportunity. So I grabbed them.

I promptly installed them, but as baby is not of 4wding age, the car didn't leave the tarmac for months! I was itching to get out so organised for mum to look after bub one day while wifey and I went on our first trip with the Melbourne jeep club a couple of weeks ago. We did Toolangi and then jumped over the Maroondah and drove some steep stuff around Marysville.

We had an absolute blast! I took the discos out when we did some rocky ledges on a very steep incline and they made the job so much easier! With my stock tyres, the diffs gave me the lowest ride height of any car in the 14 vehicle convoy, but I was able to stay planted where others were popping wheels all over the place. This was the most difficult obstacle of the day but I feel I got through it with a lot more grace than a number of more capable cars.

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I've purchased all the parts needed for my lift. I picked up a set of Bilstein 5100 shocks, an adjustable trackbar and extended rear sway links off Kolak. I also got the HD lifted front and rear springs from Dobinsons. The rears aren't part of their normal catalogue, they usually just sell the normal duty lifter rears for the WJ. After some long discussions with a sales rep at their head office, I discovered they make a number of springs that they don't advertise, including 5" models which they apparently sell to Russia.

So the rear HDs I had custom made and may very well land me with a WJ that has it's butt pointing into the air like some crazy rat rod. It's a bit of an experiment so we'll see how that goes, but i'm hoping that if the rear lift is a bit much, i'll be able to temper it with the rear bar and tyre carrier. That bar has made it's way to the top of my to-do list following tyres, as I've already wiped out the garage door once when I forgot to take the spare off the roof.

Unfortunately, I won't be free to install the list until Feb which really sucks. Until then all I can do is stare wistfully at my shiny new parts and maybe get some dollars released so I can buy the tyres and wheels i'm after.
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Update and a vid to go with:
Is the vid hiding?
Sounds like the Grand is coming along nicely.
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Yeah sorry, ive been trying to work out how to embed the video but haven't been able to get it so links will have to suffice. If anyone knows the code i'm supposed to use, point me in the right direction and ill embed them.

The rock rails got a bit of use on this section
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Nice video's (I didn't see the links before ).
Do the WK's have Quadra Drive or Quadra Trak, yours appeared to have less wheel spin?
Or did you just get the best line first go?

Watch this short video on embedding video:

Hopefully that will help, it works, that's all I did

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I think they have quadraDrive 2 don't they? They've also got traction control which I think is doing most of the work and causing the spin.

I've got less spin cause I like to drive through the brake and crawl up under full control rather than just blast it and hope for the best
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