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Old December 22nd, 2013, 08:44 AM
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I may be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that the tighter coils should go at the top. I don't really know what difference it makes, but that's what I've always heard.
x2, I think the theory is it helps to not collect mud/rocks/etc at the bottom of the spring.
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Old December 22nd, 2013, 10:57 AM
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The original springs were tighter coils at the bottom so I went that route. I honestly don't know if it's right but it rides great! I was out having a blast with it in the snow this morning. I can't bring myself to lay in the snow and deal with the rears today lol
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Old December 22nd, 2013, 12:34 PM
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Got the new front springs, shocks and TerraFirma turret rings installed today. Found one of the shock turrets was pretty rotted out, luckily I had a spare laying around. Hopefully tomorrow I'll get the rear shocks and springs done tomorrow. First impression is the ride of new factory springs and the TerraFirma All-Terrain shocks is outstanding. Better than OME and Blings that I have run in the past. The shocks that were on it I'm sure were done, they were original!
I had shock work done on my front a few ninths back. This photo will hopefully give you some ideas.
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Old December 22nd, 2013, 06:27 PM
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Mike Sandone from North America Overland in Monroe CT has begun installing a P&P external roll cage on my 90. I've waited a long time to have this done for safety purposes. Project was put on hold for a year as I had to attend to other work needed on my defender. If you want to check out the progress, Mike said he would be posting pictures of the install on his Facebook page. Last Saturday I drove there from Long Island in blizzard conditions and 19 degrees temps. I'm glad I had the half cab on instead of the soft top on this trip! Would of been more pleasant if I did the drive this weekend in 50-60 degree temps! Hopefully Mike will be able to do the install without any issues. I'm sure the defender is in very capable hands. :-)

Cage is a full external cage. I decided to go this route so it would be compatible with a variety of different top configurations I have for the Blue Turtle. Also adds a bit of extra side protection in tight areas on the trails.

Here are some Picts from his fb page. Looking forward to its completion by the beginning of the new year!
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Old December 23rd, 2013, 02:03 PM
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Old December 23rd, 2013, 02:07 PM
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https://www.facebook.com/permalink.p...d=318555676409

More Picts and link to the install. Mike makes quick work of it!

A few more details to be done but looks great!
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Old December 23rd, 2013, 02:29 PM
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More Picts and link to the install. Mike makes quick work of it!

A few more details to be done but looks great!

That was fast. Are you going to run a canvas soft top under it as well? Looks a little like Couga's truck before he redid it.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/.../9336/2689.jpg
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Old December 23rd, 2013, 02:32 PM
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Is that a Badger or a row top?
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Old December 23rd, 2013, 02:41 PM
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That was fast. Are you going to run a canvas soft top under it as well? Looks a little like Couga's truck before he redid it.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/.../9336/2689.jpg
Couga and I laughed about they could be twins.
For the time being I'm going with the half cab. It is so much quieter and warmer than the full soft top. I may buy a bikini top to run with the tonneau I had made for the half cab setup when it is really hot. The swap probably will take 2-3 hours drinking a few beers along the way ;-). The full soft top is worthless in the winter. Not like a Badger. More like an umbrella in my opinion. Summer I'd rather have no top at all so bikini might be the ticket.

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Is that a Badger or a row top?
That's a half cab hard top and a custom tonneau top I had made locally. Scroll up a few pages and you will see closer pictures of that. The boat canvas shop cranked it out in a few days.
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Old December 23rd, 2013, 03:32 PM
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https://www.facebook.com/permalink.p...d=318555676409

More Picts and link to the install. Mike makes quick work of it!

A few more details to be done but looks great!

Looking good Gery!
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Old December 23rd, 2013, 04:01 PM
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https://www.facebook.com/permalink.p...d=318555676409 More Picts and link to the install. Mike makes quick work of it! A few more details to be done but looks great!
Good job! It looks really good. Josh is right. I looks like my truck before she got her hair done. If we hang out, people would think that I sold you my truck and got a new one.
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Old December 26th, 2013, 04:17 PM
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Finished up the airbox hoses.
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Old December 27th, 2013, 10:05 PM
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Old December 27th, 2013, 10:21 PM
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Old December 28th, 2013, 05:48 AM
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Old December 28th, 2013, 02:25 PM
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Removed the LT230 transfer case.

Found my LT230 has 1.22 ratio, cross-drilled input gear, and also a special oiling plate installed.

Also, not many miles on the gearbox itself since its rebuild. It shows on the input shaft, which looks almost brand new.

Almost done removing the LT77.
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Lt77 out. It weighs a good 90 plus lbs...dad helped me bring it upstairs to the apt....now to crack the case and figure out what happened.
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Old December 28th, 2013, 06:54 PM
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Btw the shaft coming from the engine is wiggly....noticeably...is that normal? The output shaft is perfect with no play.
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Old December 28th, 2013, 08:42 PM
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Good to see you tackling this. Any letters from the new neighbors yet?
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