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Old 11-21-2012, 03:29 PM   #91
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Altitude decals

Finally got my Altitude decals on. They are the reflective black. Definitely worth the xtra $2! Wife even said "cool". I took pics with out reflect and with. Looks very trick. Great job pixidecal!
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:02 PM   #92
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My brothers!

Picked this baby up two weeks ago. Mods so far: 2.5" Teraflex Coil Lift, 295/70R18 Nitto Trail Grapplers (w/ 1.25" spacers... love these Altitude rims too much to replace them). Smittybuilt tire carrier. Tinted windows. Just plasti-dipped the door locks and antenna but haven't taken pics of that yet.
It looks great. I hope you don't mind answering a couple of questions.

1. Where did you get the tires?
2. Did you put the lift kit on or have someone do it?
3. With those tires do you think you'll need to re-gear? I'm assuming you have the 3.73's.

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Old 11-22-2012, 07:09 PM   #93
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Finally had a chance to install the bumpers today. Went with an E-AutoGrilles for the rear and the Smittybilt XRC MOD in the front. What a challenge for the front bumper!
Looks great! I'm thinking about replacing the front bumper in the distant future. What kind of challenges did you encounter? Holes not lining up?
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:16 PM   #94
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It looks great. I hope you don't mind answering a couple of questions.

1. Where did you get the tires?
2. Did you put the lift kit on or have someone do it?
3. With those tires do you think you'll need to re-gear? I'm assuming you have the 3.73's.

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1. Got the tires from 4Wheel Parts. They had to order them from their warehouse. I could have bought them at Discount Tire but they refused to work on the Jeep if it had wheel spacers on it. With the warranty on all 5 tires, it was actually slightly cheaper to have 4Wheel Parts do it anyway.

2. I installed the lift with a mechanically inclined friend. It wasn't difficult with the right tools, but it did take us about 12 hrs including lunch break. We took it slowly. [Edit] 4Wheel Parts quoted me over $500 to do it, FYI [/Edit]

3. Yes I have the 3.73 gear. For me, the 3.73 w/ 34" tires feels exactly like the stock Jeep I test drove with 3.21. No need to regear. It still pulls in 6th gear on the highway. Beats the pants off my old TJ.
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:54 PM   #95
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Looks great! I'm thinking about replacing the front bumper in the distant future. What kind of challenges did you encounter? Holes not lining up?
The E-AutoGrilles went on real easy. The Smittbilt required some extra drilling, and the holes didn't line up too well for the full width end caps. That caused some gapping I wasn't expecting between the bumper and end caps. It still looks pretty good because the black plates you put on afterward cover much of it. But even for those I then had to redrill just to get the holes lined up.

It worked out in the end, but now knowing Smittybilt is all made in China, I think i'd redo it with an American product.
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:17 PM   #96
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1. Got the tires from 4Wheel Parts. They had to order them from their warehouse. I could have bought them at Discount Tire but they refused to work on the Jeep if it had wheel spacers on it. With the warranty on all 5 tires, it was actually slightly cheaper to have 4Wheel Parts do it anyway.

2. I installed the lift with a mechanically inclined friend. It wasn't difficult with the right tools, but it did take us about 12 hrs including lunch break. We took it slowly. [Edit] 4Wheel Parts quoted me over $500 to do it, FYI [/Edit]

3. Yes I have the 3.73 gear. For me, the 3.73 w/ 34" tires feels exactly like the stock Jeep I test drove with 3.21. No need to regear. It still pulls in 6th gear on the highway. Beats the pants off my old TJ.
Thanks. I really appreciate it.
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:13 PM   #97
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Hey guys sorry to detract from the thread but I'm in the market for some altitude wheels and thought this might be an appropriate place given I see many of you have replaced your altitude wheels with aftermarkets. Would love to throw a set of 5 on my stone white JK X. I'm located in Columbus, OH but would be willing to travel 1-2 hrs if needed. Send me a PM if you have a set in your garage you would be interested in getting rid of.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:53 PM   #98
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Added some PIAA 510atp driving lights. Thinking this rig is pretty much done

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That's bad ass. :-!
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That's bad ass. :-!
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looks good!
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Silver Altitude

BDS 3" lift
Teraflex adj trac bar and steering stabilizer
Toyo Open Country M/T 285/75/18 tires on OEM wheels
Windows tinted
Weather Tech floor liners

That's it for now. Always looking for more stuff to do.

Been waiting awhile for a thread for Altitudes. They all look great! Hope it keeps going.
Looks awesome!
Did you need backspacers? What about bump stops? I'm planning on getting the same tires, but with a skyjacker 2.5" spring lift
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Looks awesome!
Did you need backspacers? What about bump stops? I'm planning on getting the same tires, but with a skyjacker 2.5" spring lift
Thanks. No I didn't need wheel spacers. The kit came with new bump stops for the front and spacers for the rear bump stops. I haven't had any problems with the tires. They do rub in the front a full wheel lock but not enough to hurt anything. Some ppl will argue with you about these tires with the factory wheels. But I've been on a lot of trails and been flexed to the point that the bump stops in the rear were smashed together and the swaybar links never rubbed, it's real close at that point but never has. They are 11.5 inches wide according to toyos website, but being mounted on a narrower wheel helps.
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Trying to stimulate some new Altitude topics here.
Have any of you guys figured out what head you have or I am the only one?
Also, what mileage are you getting with 321 gears?
Anybody ever hear of how many Altitudes were made? (Official numbers)
More pics!!

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Has been pretty quit in here lately. Can't answer mileage with 3:23's but I got 22 on the freeway over the weekend from Vegas to Baker as we were heading into the desert for some trails. Overall for trip including offroad was 19mpg. I am running 3:73's with stock tires
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wow...jealous. I added a heavy front bumper, winch and rear bumper and am getting ~ 16. Planning on adding 33s with a 1.5" leveling kit soon and that won't help either! But all worth it. Love the Altitude. Would love to see more rigs on here too!
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Has been pretty quit in here lately. Can't answer mileage with 3:23's but I got 22 on the freeway over the weekend from Vegas to Baker as we were heading into the desert for some trails. Overall for trip including offroad was 19mpg. I am running 3:73's with stock tires
You get the pixidecals yet?
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Trying to stimulate some new Altitude topics here.
Have any of you guys figured out what head you have or I am the only one?
Also, what mileage are you getting with 321 gears?
Anybody ever hear of how many Altitudes were made? (Official numbers)
More pics!!

As of this morning on my way to work, I am getting 13mpg with the 3.23 gears and 33"s.....I have no idea why everywhere I see people are getting much better mileage than me. I've tried everything to get better mileage but can't seem to get past 14.5mpg
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As of this morning on my way to work, I am getting 13mpg with the 3.23 gears and 33"s.....I have no idea why everywhere I see people are getting much better mileage than me. I've tried everything to get better mileage but can't seem to get past 14.5mpg
There are a ton of variables that affect mileage. Driving closer to the speed limit, air pressure in tires, where you live, temperature. I was getting 22 mpg from all highway miles and we had close to 20 Jeeps so we were cruising right at the Speed limit, not to mention maybe a little drafting action because we were all together except when passing.
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There are a ton of variables that affect mileage. Driving closer to the speed limit, air pressure in tires, where you live, temperature. I was getting 22 mpg from all highway miles and we had close to 20 Jeeps so we were cruising right at the Speed limit, not to mention maybe a little drafting action because we were all together except when passing.
Bump drafting? Lmmfao
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bullsheet emanating from DC reduces MD/VA MPG by at least -5mpg! LMAO!
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bullsheet emanating from DC reduces MD/VA MPG by at least -5mpg! LMAO!
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Altitude in NJ

Picked up my 2012 JKU Altitude this past August. One mod so far; installed car seat for the newborn.

Have some gift certificates to use @ Quadratec. Suggestions?

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HA! Awesome mod! Got the car seat lifted yet?

I had some fun and went with bumpers first, as did some others on here. But there are some sweet tire/wheel setups people have done, as well as throwing the lift on it. I guess it would depend on which way you want to go? This weather has proven how much I value my mud mats in case you don't have those yet?
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Hey Crypple...out of curiosity, how hard was it to install the driving lights? Assume they come with some set up to run them to the battery + fuse box, including the relay, and then you had to run them into the cabin?
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Hey Crypple...out of curiosity, how hard was it to install the driving lights? Assume they come with some set up to run them to the battery + fuse box, including the relay, and then you had to run them into the cabin?
You're right, and it's pretty easy really. They came with a harness that wires direct to the battery. It has an inline relay and I wired it to a spare fuse position (ignition on) in the fuse box. The only trick is in the length and laying it out so that it's neat and hidden away once all zip tied in. The switch pokes through the firewall easily. There's not a lot of play in the length leading to the position where I installed the lights but I got it to fit in really nice and stay neat. Really happy with the setup and there's plenty of light for the driving that I do. Hardest thing about the whole install was nutting up and drilling into the bumper, measured and eyeballed that thing for quite some time before I decided it was a good final position!
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My first mod was a TF 2.5 coil lift with 5100s. Tires will be my next step after the OEM tires need to be replaced.
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@crippyle - looks good. Didn't realize you had to drill. My bull bar has light mounts on it for us measure 18 times/cut 40 times crowd. Looks like you got the lights perfect.

@Jed -looks good. I'll be ordering a 1.5 TF performance leveling kit, wheels and tires here in a couple of weeks and can't stand the wait any longer! Did you do the lift/shocks yourself? How did it go?
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@Jed -looks good. I'll be ordering a 1.5 TF performance leveling kit, wheels and tires here in a couple of weeks and can't stand the wait any longer! Did you do the lift/shocks yourself? How did it go?
The lift was done with two buddy's and myself. It took us around 4.5 hours with breaks here and there (easy install with all the right tools and knowledge). Luckily JKs are like adult Lego sets and with commonsense you can do pretty much all of your own mods. I waited for a couple of weeks to get the alignment done and for funds for new longer brake lines. I had a local shop install some TF lines for the front and rear, braking is kind of important with this daily driver.
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@crippyle - looks good. Didn't realize you had to drill. My bull bar has light mounts on it for us measure 18 times/cut 40 times crowd. Looks like you got the lights perfect.
I could have used the winch mounts I guess or some other solution but I love the look of where they are so a measured and eye'd it up then took the drill bit plunge. It's solid as a rock now and I love it.

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