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Old 04-02-2014, 09:16 PM   #91
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love this build because of how relatable this is. I just recently bought my dads companys 2000 TJ that he used for plowing for the past 14 years.. Up in Canada we go muddin in the snow hahah. Right now I've got 31/10.5/15r goodyear duratracs on her and shes lifted probably a max of 3/4"-1" with Air Lift air bags (mainly used for some cushion for the frame when plowing, jeeps werent made for a 500 pound 2x6 paperweight). Now that shes mine I've got a whole list of stuff I'd like to do, but, because this is a DD and I'm still young, going to school and only working part time fuel economy needs to be reasonable but I want to make her tough. The tires are pretty well brand spankin new. They were put on in november, in a perfect world I'd have her on 33/12.5's but I have 2 main concerns 1) Does this kill your gas mileage and 2) I don't have many real good trails, my off roading consists of mudding, and some trails out by my camp. I want to put a 2.5 ish suspension lift in it. Does this seem reasonable for someone in my position?

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Old 04-02-2014, 10:04 PM   #92
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love this build because of how relatable this is. I just recently bought my dads companys 2000 TJ that he used for plowing for the past 14 years.. Up in Canada we go muddin in the snow hahah. Right now I've got 31/10.5/15r goodyear duratracs on her and shes lifted probably a max of 3/4"-1" with Air Lift air bags (mainly used for some cushion for the frame when plowing, jeeps werent made for a 500 pound 2x6 paperweight). Now that shes mine I've got a whole list of stuff I'd like to do, but, because this is a DD and I'm still young, going to school and only working part time fuel economy needs to be reasonable but I want to make her tough. The tires are pretty well brand spankin new. They were put on in november, in a perfect world I'd have her on 33/12.5's but I have 2 main concerns 1) Does this kill your gas mileage and 2) I don't have many real good trails, my off roading consists of mudding, and some trails out by my camp. I want to put a 2.5 ish suspension lift in it. Does this seem reasonable for someone in my position?
Cool dude! I didn't know jeeps were used for plowing that's cool. Hopefully it isn't too rusty on the undercarriage! 33s didn't kill my gas mileage I could tell a difference tho but never complained. What has brought my gas mileage down a lot is everything combined. All of the weight is slowing my jeep down a little bit but I ain't complaining. Gas mileage depends on how you drive as well. If you drive easy, you'll save money. Prob an entire gas tank/month.

I've been thru the college days with this jeep and I know what u mean. I'm also around mud but it's hard to tell u what to get. You get what you pay for so you have to research what u want. U can either do the suspension lift or get 2" coil spacers. Then u can put on a 1" body lift if u wanted to be a bit higher. All in all I just recommend to save money a bit longer and buy the better product. You'll be more satisfied.

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Old 04-02-2014, 11:05 PM   #93
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Cool dude! I didn't know jeeps were used for plowing that's cool. Hopefully it isn't too rusty on the undercarriage! 33s didn't kill my gas mileage I could tell a difference tho but never complained. What has brought my gas mileage down a lot is everything combined. All of the weight is slowing my jeep down a little bit but I ain't complaining. Gas mileage depends on how you drive as well. If you drive easy, you'll save money. Prob an entire gas tank/month. I've been thru the college days with this jeep and I know what u mean. I'm also around mud but it's hard to tell u what to get. You get what you pay for so you have to research what u want. U can either do the suspension lift or get 2" coil spacers. Then u can put on a 1" body lift if u wanted to be a bit higher. All in all I just recommend to save money a bit longer and buy the better product. You'll be more satisfied.
here's a few picture of her with the plow on and off that I took today. I'm home for the week so I took the pressure washer to her and cleaned er up. 33's are cheaper to get if they're not LT and I already have the right rim size so that's all great but do you find yours rides well with the coil spacers? I'm not doing a lot of rock crawling just need that extra buoyancy in the mud with the 33/12.5
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Old 04-03-2014, 08:13 AM   #94
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here's a few picture of her with the plow on and off that I took today. I'm home for the week so I took the pressure washer to her and cleaned er up. 33's are cheaper to get if they're not LT and I already have the right rim size so that's all great but do you find yours rides well with the coil spacers? I'm not doing a lot of rock crawling just need that extra buoyancy in the mud with the 33/12.5
Nice! The ride is stiff over bumps with coil spacers until you get 2" extended shocks. If you get good shocks it will ride better than stock. For example I am puttin in old man emu as we speak.

And if you replace the coils too it will be even better. Btw a coil spacer lift can be bought cheap since it is just a block of steel. I got the rough country because it comes with everything you need.
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Finally got around to ordering my xrc sliders, along with a new bestop supertop nx and some bfgs. The first hole was the hardest to drill, but then it became a sport!
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Old 04-05-2014, 04:01 PM   #96
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Finally got around to ordering my xrc sliders, along with a new bestop supertop nx and some bfgs. The first hole was the hardest to drill, but then it became a sport!
nice!! good looking jeep...the sliders make a huge different don't they? I actually got mine on recently I'll have to upload a pic.
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Old 04-05-2014, 06:54 PM   #97
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nice!! good looking jeep...the sliders make a huge different don't they? I actually got mine on recently I'll have to upload a pic.
Yea love them so far, no chance to get off road and attempt to use them. I like the added insurance too if some jack hat parks to close to me and attempts to open their door into me jeep. These things would hook up someone who carelessly bangs into them.
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Old 04-06-2014, 03:33 PM   #98
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Yea love them so far, no chance to get off road and attempt to use them. I like the added insurance too if some jack hat parks to close to me and attempts to open their door into me jeep. These things would hook up someone who carelessly bangs into them.
Yeah I don't think anybody wants to mess with a 1/4" of steel plate! I'll get a picture for you guys soon I want to get my shocks on first...had a couple bolts break on the rear d/t heavy rust and corrosion. Have to get new ones welded at the 4x4 shop.
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Yeah I don't think anybody wants to mess with a 1/4" of steel plate! I'll get a picture for you guys soon I want to get my shocks on first...had a couple bolts break on the rear d/t heavy rust and corrosion. Have to get new ones welded at the 4x4 shop.
Here we go! Updated picture as you can see all smittybilt armor on the jeep. I also added 2" extended OME shocks...rides much better highly recommended. I bed lined painted under my jeep to hide the rust and help prevent more rust from occuring...looks much nicer too.

This is as big as I want my jeep for the time being. Will be replacing and/or upgrading engine parts now.


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