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Old 10-25-2013, 05:23 PM   #16171
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Swap the entire wheel/combo out with a back one. The wheel itself or the tire or the combo of both could be fractionally off.

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They are stock wheels and it's rubbing the control arm. Seems odd that it is just doing this on one side.

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Old 10-26-2013, 11:22 AM   #16172
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You turn right and the driver side tire is rubbing the lower control arm? Not possible. Maybe if you turn left the driver side tire rubs the lower control arm.

Need to clarify...

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Sorry, its not the control arm, its the sway bar.

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Old 10-26-2013, 11:25 AM   #16173
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Since I want to keep the tires I have on, I think I am going to go with Spidertrax wheel spacers specifically for the Jeep. Will let you know how it goes.
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Sorry, its not the control arm, its the sway bar.
Check the sway bar for center first...

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Old 10-27-2013, 12:39 AM   #16175
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Are the km2's good in snow. I have read mixed reviews.
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Old 10-27-2013, 02:21 AM   #16176
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Are the km2's good in snow. I have read mixed reviews.
I'm on my third set of KM2s but I only drive in snow 6-7 times a year.

They are average or slightly below. The rounded shoulders aren't very adept at cutting their way through the snow to solid ground and they don't clear well. If you want BFGs, I think the KMs are better. I think the Blizzaks are much better. The old Toyo's were also good.
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:39 AM   #16177
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Are the km2's good in snow. I have read mixed reviews.
Generally speaking, they are not going to be as good as an AT tire, but it also depends on what type of snow you are talking about.

If you are talking about the typical "couple inches of slushy wet snow on the road" that we get multiple times a year in the mid-Atlantic, then an AT tire is going to be better. If you mean driving through deep snow, your typical MTs should preform better than an AT.

Either way, driver skill / behavior is going to play as big a role as the tire. If the driver is crappy (or inexperienced) in driving in snow, they could have the best snow tires in the world and still put themselves in a bad situation.
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Old 10-27-2013, 10:03 AM   #16178
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Thanks. I live in NY so we don't get too much snow. I have the KM2's on my Rubi already and don't want to change them. In 4WD will they perform as decent as most suvs in light or packed snow?
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:25 AM   #16179
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Finished up my SPOD and Rigid (Dually), (1580 each) A-pillar mount yesterday. I couldn't be happier with the quality and function of both of these products, or the customer service and expertise of Jason at Krawl Off-Road. Also, the six switch box (part of SPOD system) mounted between the visors is just AWESOME. I plan to add a Rigid 20" hood, and 50" light bar up top as well. In addition, I wrapped any visible wire in plastic wire looms to match factory runs, and I must say you'd think the factory delivered it this way. Back to saving.
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:42 AM   #16180
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That looks awesome especially for such a low price. Did you have to mess with the sway bar disconnect at all? What comes with rusty's install kit?
Everything you need comes with the kit from Rusty's. And no problem with the sway bar disconnect. The only thing I did was make 2 brackets to raise the control box and move it forward about 1" so the cables didnt hit the grill, very easy and about $5 from home depot in parts.
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:00 AM   #16181
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When it comes to tire advice I have found tirerack.com to be the best source. According to their owner surveys, KM2's are highly rated for snow.

Light Snow = 8.6 / 10
Deep Snow = 9.0 / 10

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....525QR5KM2RWLV2
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:22 AM   #16182
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Thanks. I live in NY so we don't get too much snow. I have the KM2's on my Rubi already and don't want to change them. In 4WD will they perform as decent as most suvs in light or packed snow?
For what it is worth, I live in Southeast PA (less than 2 hours from NYC), and I am not swapping out my KM2s for another tire just for winter.

This is my first year driving the Jeep in winter, so do not have anything to compare too.
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:37 PM   #16183
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Thanks. I live in NY so we don't get too much snow. I have the KM2's on my Rubi already and don't want to change them. In 4WD will they perform as decent as most suvs in light or packed snow?
I live in Alaska and a firm believer in getting the right tires for the job.

Snow in itself is one thing to consider, temperature is another factor! At -15 to -20, you want a tire designed to keep softer than a MT tire.

Now if you live in a place thats in the 40's and snows then melts, the KM2 should be fine. But if you see snow and the temps drop below 26.3 degrees, consider going AT or a dedicated snow tire.

The 4wd system is excellent....except it wont help you stop, snow tires are designed to operate on snow. My thinking was I wanted the best possible chance of staying in control wither it being turning or slowing down.
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Old 10-31-2013, 09:03 PM   #16184
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No posts since the Hulk's? I'm looking at installing a CB. Quadratec has the Pro XL510 package with an antenna/mount, etc., included. I was also looking at the console (side) mount for it as well as an antenna quick disconnect. Anyone have experience with this set-up? other suggestions? anyone wired their CB to a SPOD?
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No posts since the Hulk's? I'm looking at installing a CB. Quadratec has the Pro XL510 package with an antenna/mount, etc., included. I was also looking at the console (side) mount for it as well as an antenna quick disconnect. Anyone have experience with this set-up? other suggestions? anyone wired their CB to a SPOD?
Mine is wired to the battery; no real need to use the sPOD (unless you just want too). If you have any intention of adding more aftermarket stuff (on board air, more lights, etc) you may wind up needing that extra switch a year or two down the road.

I used the Cobra 75 ultramount all-in-one package from Cooltech LLC.
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Old 11-01-2013, 01:57 PM   #16186
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Kinda hard to scroll thru a 540 page thread so sorry if this is a repost but... Are the vents in the hood functional? Do they allow elements to easily get into the engine compartment? Anyone have a picture of the bottom of the hood with it open I can see?
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Old 11-02-2013, 04:32 AM   #16187
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Thanks for the Cobra info, i'll check it out. On the hood, yes it is functional. When I wash it I will have a few drops fall down onto the engine cover, etc., and that's about it. Sorry, don't have a picture to post.
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I checked out that website, pretty cool. Which mount for the antenna did you use? If you have any pictures of your set-up i'd appreciate a post. So you hide the control box and just have the mike to use it looks like (I cannot get the site photo's to expand enough to see them well!). Thanks.

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Mine is wired to the battery; no real need to use the sPOD (unless you just want too). If you have any intention of adding more aftermarket stuff (on board air, more lights, etc) you may wind up needing that extra switch a year or two down the road.

I used the Cobra 75 ultramount all-in-one package from Cooltech LLC.
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Old 11-02-2013, 04:44 AM   #16189
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Hey DOC, did you get your STAGE 3 lift yet?????
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Old 11-02-2013, 06:59 AM   #16190
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Hey DOC, did you get your STAGE 3 lift yet?????
Not yet! The dealer told me mopar was having problems acquiring all the individual parts and it's expected to be either at their shop or my house around the 8th of November.
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I checked out that website, pretty cool. Which mount for the antenna did you use? If you have any pictures of your set-up i'd appreciate a post. So you hide the control box and just have the mike to use it looks like (I cannot get the site photo's to expand enough to see them well!). Thanks.


I used the Ultramount, which replaces the license plate frame. Some people prefer the gate mount as they say it is more durable. However, if you are going to wind up adding bigger tires down the road (I have not done that yet, but it is in my plans) and replacing the tire carrier, I think you might have to rewire the gate mount. Either way, so far, I have had no issues with the antenna on the license plate mount; it will smack against your top / side if it catches a limb while offroading, but I have not come close to ripping it off or anything.

The cobra box is behind the glove box with a small hole drilled to allow the connector to protrude out. The clip to hold the mic comes with the all-in-one kit, if you choose to go that route.

There is a CB Mounting thread in the JK Forum showing lots of other mounting options (and pictures of installs).
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I used the Ultramount, which replaces the license plate frame. Some people prefer the gate mount as they say it is more durable. However, if you are going to wind up adding bigger tires down the road (I have not done that yet, but it is in my plans) and replacing the tire carrier, I think you might have to rewire the gate mount. Either way, so far, I have had no issues with the antenna on the license plate mount; it will smack against your top / side if it catches a limb while offroading, but I have not come close to ripping it off or anything.

The cobra box is behind the glove box with a small hole drilled to allow the connector to protrude out. The clip to hold the mic comes with the all-in-one kit, if you choose to go that route.

There is a CB Mounting thread in the JK Forum showing lots of other mounting options (and pictures of installs).
I'm planning on using this setup as well.....was curious if you are using a spring or a quick disconnect on the antenna....and what antenna are you using (the one that came with the kit or a different one)
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I'm planning on using this setup as well.....was curious if you are using a spring or a quick disconnect on the antenna....and what antenna are you using (the one that came with the kit or a different one)
I am not using a quick disconnect. It was be easy to put one on, but I have not done it. Just using the connector that came with the kit.

I am using the firestik that came with the kit.

It is pretty much all-in-one, other than maybe needing a little more cable depending on how you run it inside and whether or not you have a 2d or 4d.

The only extra thing I did was buy a ~10$ speaker off Amazon and install it in the rollbar padding behind the driver's side seat.
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I am not using a quick disconnect. It was be easy to put one on, but I have not done it. Just using the connector that came with the kit.

I am using the firestik that came with the kit.

It is pretty much all-in-one, other than maybe needing a little more cable depending on how you run it inside and whether or not you have a 2d or 4d.

The only extra thing I did was buy a ~10$ speaker off Amazon and install it in the rollbar padding behind the driver's side seat.

Cool...so you are pretty satisified with the setup? What was the reason for the additional speaker?
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Cool...so you are pretty satisified with the setup? What was the reason for the additional speaker?
Yeah, I would buy the same setup again. For what it is designed to do, it does the job. If I was a CB fanatic and wanted the best radio with the most range, this would not be the kit to use. However, if all you want is a radio just for trail chatter and listening to truckers squabble with each other on interstate drives, it does the job.

As for the secondary speaker, some people had said that it could sometimes be hard to hear the 75 (especially with the top off) due to the fact that the speaker is in the hand unit and it is pretty small. For 10$ and a little more wire to hook it up, seemed like a decent low-cost addition to just preempt that issue (if it is even an issue).

Here is a thread discussing it ... Cobra 75 Speaker

I can tell you that with a small speaker right behind your head, you have no problems hearing the radio.

The one I got was this one ... Road Pro 108C, but any old thing you find at Amazon or Radio Shack should do the job, assuming you go that route.
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Yeah, I would buy the same setup again. For what it is designed to do, it does the job. If I was a CB fanatic and wanted the best radio with the most range, this would not be the kit to use. However, if all you want is a radio just for trail chatter and listening to truckers squabble with each other on interstate drives, it does the job. As for the secondary speaker, some people had said that it could sometimes be hard to hear the 75 (especially with the top off) due to the fact that the speaker is in the hand unit and it is pretty small. For 10$ and a little more wire to hook it up, seemed like a decent low-cost addition to just preempt that issue (if it is even an issue). Here is a thread discussing it ... Cobra 75 Speaker I can tell you that with a small speaker right behind your head, you have no problems hearing the radio. The one I got was this one ... Road Pro 108C, but any old thing you find at Amazon or Radio Shack should do the job, assuming you go that route.
Awesome...yea I'm not a radio fanatic...I'm sold looks like all I will need
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Just reserved a vanity plate. It just came to me so I ran in and checked to see if it was available, sure enough it was!!!

M ANVIL or MANVIL... play on Anvil, I think it's funny, we'll see what others say.
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Anybody having issues with the radio reception when it rains? I lose my am radio totally when it rains and it seems after the a few hours when rain has stopped I get reception back slowly?
Anybody know anything about this?

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