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Post by rdcox23 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:47 pm

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Post by wharthog69 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:35 pm

Nice

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Post by smccollamjr » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:43 pm

Love it! My favorite Jeep in one of my favorite colors. How far south did you go to get it? No green trees around here.


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Post by rdcox23 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:29 am

smccollamjr wrote:Love it! My favorite Jeep in one of my favorite colors. How far south did you go to get it? No green trees around here.


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A friend of mine in Phoenix told me about his neighbor selling his Jeep. The rest is history. Should arrive on a truck next week.
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Post by smccollamjr » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:39 am

The lack of grass in the picture made me think southwest. Any plans for it yet?


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Post by rdcox23 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:45 am

smccollamjr wrote:The lack of grass in the picture made me think southwest. Any plans for it yet?


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I want to do a 2.5" long arm lift on it. It has pucks right now. Will do that first (for show) and then will likely do Tru-Tracs and gears (for go) later on when funds permit.

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Post by rdcox23 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:49 am

smccollamjr wrote:The lack of grass in the picture made me think southwest. Any plans for it yet?


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And btw, I want all of the TJ / LJ stuff that I sold you back now. When can you deliver it to the house?

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Post by smccollamjr » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:05 pm

I’m still running the sliders, gas tank skid and winch plate.


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Post by rdcox23 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:07 pm

On the truck, should be delivered by February 23rd.
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Post by rdcox23 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:42 am

Using it as my daily driver for now.

I have ordered:

JKS 1.25" Body lift
MORE 1" Motor Mount Lift
Supreme Seat Risers
2.5" OME Lift with long travel shocks
JKS adjustable control arms
Currie Anti-Rock front sway bar

I also had the stuff laying around in my building to put a compass / thermometer rear view mirror in a TJ. I think I was saving it for a buddy of mine, but he sold his Jeep. Lucky me! I also ordered a touch screen radio with satellite and navigation. It's a really cool add-on.

I will post pics when I get everything installed.
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Post by smccollamjr » Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:37 pm

That’s pretty close to what I’m running.
1.25” BL, 2.5” OME springs, 1” Brown Dog MML.
That worked really well with 33s. I’m running 35s now and need to do a little more bump stops and tube fenders on the front.


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Post by rdcox23 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:45 pm

smccollamjr wrote:That’s pretty close to what I’m running.
1.25” BL, 2.5” OME springs, 1” Brown Dog MML.
That worked really well with 33s. I’m running 35s now and need to do a little more bump stops and tube fenders on the front.
33's is the goal for me. I may change my mind down the road somewhere.
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Post by smccollamjr » Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:28 am

Is it an auto or stick? Mine’s a 5-speed and with the 33’s and 3.73s it was kind of a dog.


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Post by rdcox23 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:46 pm

smccollamjr wrote:Is it an auto or stick? Mine’s a 5-speed and with the 33’s and 3.73s it was kind of a dog.
Six speed with 3:73s

I can't imagine the gears will last long when I upsize the tires. It has some nice 31" BFG Kevlar MTs on it right now, so I am going to wear those out first.

I also have a set of Michelin LTX M/S 2s 235/75/15 that are just sitting in my building. I would make someone a good deal on them. They are on the factory LJ wheels. I'm currently running adapters and JK Rubicon wheels.
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Post by smccollamjr » Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:44 pm

31s probably aren’t bad, especially with the 6-speed. Your 1st gear is lower than mine. Google Jeep Wrangler OPDA if you haven’t yet. I seem to remember an oil pump problem on some 05s and 06s.


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