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My protals ordered Monday and all seven boxes arrived by Thursday from three different locations - SuperATV distribution did an excellent job. I recommend laying out all of the parts in order to make sure they all arrived and get you organized for the installation. The SuperATV video and written instructions are the highest quality, this is one project where you would benefit from reading and viewing the instructions multiple times. The only additional items I purchases was a box of Portal Blood and upper ball joints -- The kit comes with the lowers. Included in the kit is a 41 mm 1/2 inch socket in case you do not have one. Also there 8 magnetic drain plugs (4 extra). You will need a measuring device to tell the thickness of the rotors as they are very close -- thickness is used to determine front vs back. The packing was exceptional and the heavy parts required it. The quality of the parts is obvious to your eye. The precision matched the job the parts are intended for.

Below is how I layed the parts out and also measuring the front and back calipers.

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I had to do some other projects but managed to get a bit done this weekend. All in all, about what I figured, I opted to use a floor jack to have plenty of room with jack stands and I think that was better than using the car lift. I repositioned the OEM brake tabs to the other side of the mounting locations and that worked well. Portal blood installed and the extra four drain plugs go over the fill hole (Ha Ha) not spares! Brake lines look like stainless steel covered in a protective shield. I have not bead the brakes yet will do that all at once. I will look at tolerances between the rear portal plate and see if I need additional clearance (using stock wheels). Brakes fit without shims but will relook after the front is finished. It will be next weekend before I get back to this project. Ride safe and keep having fun! NOTE: Suspension not settled so will drop a bit.

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Ok on to the next phase. I am still not going to purchase wheels so I will be running 1.5-inch spacers in the rear until I figure out which ones to purchase. Why you may ask, the rear wheels are 8 inches wide and the offset is +50MM or roughly 2 inches. Here is the way I think that works out from the centerline of the wheel (4 inches) you go out another 2 inches or the from the inside of the wheel or a total of 6 inches. Makes for a shallow looking wheel but it is just barely able to fit onto the portal. Checked with several expert and all recommended a minimum of 1.5 inches to clear small rocks/stones or potential for breaking something or just plain messing up your day. So, for now, I will just move the 1.5-inch spacers I had on the front to the rear. I used to run 2-inch spacers in the rear. That will do until I can select a set of 15-inch wheels that will fit properly.
 

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I did manage to get a bit done last night and the front is a little more complicated with ball joints and control links … The front suspension is now ready for the Portal installation. The bucket has dry all in it and the brake lines drained into it -- less of a mess. All you need to tackle the front is a ball joint separator I have one but you can use a loaner at any of the national auto parts stores (pay for the tool) they return the "deposit" when you return it.

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Here is the only additional part I installed for this project, the upper ball joint. The lower came with the kit. Both are Super Duty from SuperATV.

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Ok the portals are on, if you have a battery box it will have to come off to easily reach the brake lines.

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Hurray; a small spin around the yard, and in low it shifts very quickly, I can't wait to try it out. I will check portal blood again at the current ride height and bleed the brakes one more time just to check for a bubble or two. The picture is after the small ride so it is at the ride height. After the CA Technologies rear suspension equipment is installed (still not sure when it will arrive) I will adjust the alignment. The project is not so bad, if you have press, air tools, barker bars, big and small MM hand tools, and a full assortment of hand tools.

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Rechecked Portal Blood this morning with all wheels on the ground added about a bit to each one. NOTE: To keep the tubing in place on Portal Blood, super glue (comes with the kit) it to one of the caps. Found front left wheel cylinder leaking a bit so I will look at that today. I will add spacers 1.5 inches on all four wheels today and see what clearance that allows. I will try to get out this weekend and give it a proper trial. In addition, at some point, I will install the third speedohealer again the programming should be around +54.5 to correct for the IGR at 25%, Portals at 30%, and the 35-inch Warriors. In any case it is Friday :). Do ride safe and keep having fun!
 

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Turned out the brake fluid was from earlier just cleaned it up. Installed 1.5-inch spacers front and back it is a wide-body now! Here are a few pictures showing the clearance.

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Made it to the swamp this weekend, first time in well over a month. Saw a bunch of baby gators and a couple of 3 footers. Boy it was good to get out with the gang and be in the fresh air. Put 5 hours on the new portals and I am very happy with the outcome. Pulls very strong, looks like I am still over 50 MPH and I managed to get stuck just three times :p. The location of the rear break lines is good and I will keep looking for a better way to route the front ones, but no problems. Hit the heavy mud pits and the tires worked wonders slinging mud all over, may have to increase the size of the mud flaps and fenders a bit. Managed to get it overheated a bit running in hi wide open for 20 minutes running over 6000 RPM but cooled down quickly. I had already contacted a vendor for a radiator relocation kit anyway and should have that in a week or two. Very pleased with the performance of the portals. After all of the CA Technologies suspension stuff for the rear shows up I will try a four wheel alignment. I only have to use ramps to put her on the trailer now!
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Ok, front portals drained and filled. I will post a picture of the process I used and what the oil and magnetic drain plug looked like in a bit. Definitely worth draining after the first run as there look to be minute metal particles on the magnetic drain plug. The portal oil looked clear and clean and I used a magnetic parts pan to sit on top of the inner wheel to make the process a bit less messy and be able to see what the oil looked like. I figure I will drain and fill after the next 30 or so miles as well. Oil is cheap compared to the portals.
 

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Ok here are the pictures: Note there are metal specks in the Portal Blood. I will send the pick to SuperATV, I think that is normal from an earlier post I read but I want to make sure. All four were about the same.

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