Also took a break form work and school and hit the beach in St. Augustine with some Jeep peeps and friends! Definitely a good time
Don't ask who the guy doing the Egyptian stance is. I have NEVER seen him before in my life! LOL
Nice! Your pics inspired me to get a Wraith, it comes in tmrw :-). And started buying more parts for the Jeep
AWESOME! the possibilities for the Wraiths are endless!!! I almost started a Axial build on here haha but I'll keep that in the RC world for now.
Got the axial back the other day! new skins baby! same color as the TJ. My buddy that works with me his dad owns Pro Auto Body here in Jax. Hooked me up with paint! Also had to unlock a dodge at my appt complex tonight, girl locked her keys inside :nono: Thanks to my Duallys, it was easy to see what was goin on! ha took less then 5 min, good ol' antenna!
Nice! My Wraith came in and the Jeep body in the works
Notice the new Dually's, just put them on.
NICE DUALLYS! looks good man, way to go green with he body to match the JK
Had the day off so decided to head to the skeet range with some peeps, Also picked up a new shotty! And a new Lady Friend! She did pretty good for her 1st time too. Was definitely a good time. Went wheel that night, awesome seeign a CJ out there wheel with us for a 1st! haha. Did a little too much flexing tho coming off a ledge and popped the rear passenger spring right out. What stopped it from falling to the ground was it wedging itself inbetween the lower control arm bolt and the back of the drum. No big deal, nothing a highlift jack couldn't fix! I am installing spring clips in all 4 coil springs so THAT wont happen again. Still a good time. Need a steering brace tho, I can hear the steering box creek when I dry steer. Possibly looking into a PSC hydro assist, but may not be till Fall till that happens. For now if it goes out I'll do the Durango Box Swap.
still not posting tires and rims i got tho. sorry guys. you will just have to wait till installed. I would install them now but I don't have the time or the money, Rims are sitting at the powdercoater now to get the... well to get powdercoated nothing new to the jeep tho least for now
got to help build my buddies jeep tho went with a 3.5 Max Travel Mid Arm Lift Kit from Rock Krawler Suspension, 5100 Series Bilsteins, Moto Metal 18's and 37" KM2's... sucker looks mean! Looks great with the Poison Spyder Flat Fenders too.
in taking it out with a few buds wheelin was a good time. no one broke down or gut hurt. we had a tropical storm roll through here in FL so what better night to wheel right? I did bust my steering stabilizer tho from the zerk fitting from the pitman arm, came down too hard on the last culvert.. no biggy tho.. nothing a warranty return at the store cant fix!
Been monsooning outside the past 6 days with this tropical storm.. Stewart is kicking back enjoying himself in the new "lazy river" at the appt WIN!! and coming home from Orlando tonight the Rigids were deff a plus to have.. rain coming down sideways all the way home
In the mist of me hanging around to post the tire and wheel pictures. I've been thinking about going fuel cell. Rock Krawler 8" stretch with front 2-5/8 Coil overs and the Poison Spyder Comp Cuts but with a custom 3" Defender wrap on the Rear Corners. Now that I have a projected wheel and tire combo, I want wheelbase... Well.. I've always wanted wheel base. haha just a thought, any suggestions? I'm thinking RCI fuel cell, but just been looking over reviews and seeing what my buddy went with. I want to keep the Rear seat in the back as well.
So after school are you applying to work at poison spyder? Because that looks like a perfect poison spyder tj. Those wheels and tires look perfect on your setup by the way.
I dunno what I'm gonna do when I graduate. I'll Graduate with a BA in Civil Engineering, AS in Drafting and Design, Minor in Math and Minor in Communications. So I have no idea where I will go or do.. BUT! It would be awesome to work for a company like Poison Spyder Professionally
and thanks guys for like likes on the rims, took a while to post but well worth the wait!
Its been one crazo week. So Now that I got the Jeep all squared away I thought my troubles were over right? WRONG!! So I went to Khas to pick up the 10x20 for the Matanzas show and shine yesterday (Saturday) and on the way back the Isuzu blew a rod right through the side of the block? Now the Jeep is my DD, I use the Isuzu for parts/haul/ease of access.. but nowwwwww lol its a paper weight at the complex found a motor assembly complete and running for 600 bucks. think im gonna snag it and put it in after the All Breed show this week in York, PA. Was like throwing a turd in the punch bowl when it blew. man did I not need that to happen. Fortunately there are a few guys at the store that come in that work as wreckers and for 100$ I got back home. (125 miles round trip) not bad at all if you ask me.
Other then that tho I made it home. Yesterdays event was pack with people in the booth as well as supporters of the organization! Had the TJ in the booth as well as the JK to help sport the options! Dan from Wilsons 4x4 was parked next to us so it lead to a great time. His 52 Jeep CJ was off the hook, looked awesome and ran pristine.
We leave Thursday for York PA, should be an awesome weekend with the boys form Rock Krawler as well as our friends in the industry!
Got some more goods for the TJ too. Went with Rock Krawlers 12" travel 2.625 RR Coil Overs for the front. Also grabbed Poison Spyder Customs 50" Light Bar Bracket for the SR-Rigid Industries 50" LED light bar. Gotta weld tabs for the dually D2's at the bottom of them tho. so started fabbing a little bit. My welder took a poop so I gotta wait till I can use the schools or my buddies
So Got some time off finally so decided to work on the TJ. I moded 2 lower light brackets for the A-pillar 50" Rigid SR-series light bar to where I can still run my D2's. also now that I'm going to coil overs I'm putting in a rear swaybar setup.. Using exhaust clamp and just the studs to make it work like a dream! Not gonna lie... Justin gave me the idea to use them :shhh:
So last night after work I picked up the brackets for the light bar and D2's and started the install. No sooner after I get a phone call my friends Scion was in an accident and her car was shoved into a sandy median and was stuck.. my other buddy went to get her out but was only a 2wd Yoda and HE got stuck haha. so I quickly wired everything up and went to be a Toyota Recovery Vehicle for the night
DD I was gonna install the sway bar but after a guy called out today and I had to work open to close.. I reconsidered But you will SOON see it!
heres some updated pictures of the rear swaybar installed as well as the tranny pan from skyjacker installed.
Tranny pan wasn't hard. but not having a drain plug on the factory one mad it a messy job. and my fluid was way over due for a change but needless to say its changed now! I'm going to install a Derale cooler soon but I don't know exactly when.. maybe when funds get back together
The new pan will hold 1.5-2 more quarts of fluid. I used a total of 5qt on a refill of ATF+4 full synthetic and it put it right at the mark. Pretty sweet if you ask me. I just hit 110k miles on it bought it when around 60 or 70k miles a year and a half ago.
Wanted to post up some pictures from last weekends Orlando Truckfest. I was thrilled to have my Jeep showcased in BF Goodrich's booth all weekend. Great guys and had a blast while I was there!
And yes... Those are a set of BFG Krawlers on the Axial :cheers2:
Got the hood louver from Poison Spyder the other day. Took a whole 2 hours to instal from start to finish they gave me a template to use. I didn't use it. haha
Unbolted the hood from the truck....laid the Louver on top and lined it up, used a marker to mare where the louver fins were to get a line drawn up...
Louver weighs about 10-13 lbs? I think.
Used a cut off wheel and cut about 1/4 to the inside of the marks that were made and compared tot he template i was under about 1/4 inch too.
honestly, I started out doing it really nice and sharp, until I realized my buddy borrowed tools from the garage and didn't tell me. So i had to improvise with my electric drill [not charged] and old drill bits (Side note: If you borrow my tools tell me what you borrow, and return within 48 hours. I think I have just as much money in tools as I do in Jeep parts. )
after cuttin out the slots replace the louver back to the hood so I could drill the holes for the SS bolts that surround the louver.
The instructions say mark all the holes and then drill and then bolt it up..
naaaaa.. Ive talked to a few others that did it a lil differently and so I went a diff route..
drill 5 holes, place and slowly tighten 5 holes.. starting in the top right corner working around the the top left corner.
WALA! looks awesome and was still done in a timely fashion
Also had some strife with UNF on there new parking permit guidlines. They started with "hang tag" parking passes which were awesome, specially if you had 2 vehicles.. then they went to a windshield sticker decal last year that was really stupid. now they want it on the back bumper or rear window.. We all know that neither one of those are gonna happen so I had to come up with something. so0o0o0
I took a tag bracket from a CJ7 and cut it just the size of the decal. also used a piece of my hood I cut out to adhease the decal to before putting it on the tag bracket. once I did some cutting and painting I drilled holes to pop rivet everything together. now I'll stop right here before you say Im retarded (yes at times I have loose screws in my head.. but that's besides the point) I tried placing the pop rivets in places where it wouldn't obstruct the decal in any way. That is why there is no symmetric shape or fashion to them. And even doing it this way.. I still screwed it up
Needless to say it worked still and looks like Im in the clear. well, we will see tomorrow, UNF's fall semester starts the 20th.
Installed a set of Rock Krawler 2 5/8 coilovers with resies the other day. Easy install. I could have put the brackets higher on the frame but my welding itch got the best of me. its ok tho.. it sits a little higher in the front but maybe 1" difference.. Wheeled it the next day in ocala and brought it down more to a unnoticeable height after working its way and settling. nothing a .5" spring isolator can't fix
Here are a few shots of the day after Coilovers were installed. We can call it a trial run. Nothing too hardcore just cause I still had to drive 3 hours back home, but a good test run with a great group of guys!