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Old 02-15-2012, 08:16 PM   #31
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Really like the look of that tire and wheel combo

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Old 02-15-2012, 08:28 PM   #32
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Glad to see you man up. 4fit could learn from you.

Man, I'm off like a prom dress at 3 a.m.!
What's that brown pile under the rear of my jeep? Huh.... Kinda smells

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Old 02-15-2012, 08:30 PM   #33
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Kind've unsure, though, since I've seen photos from you that indicate you might be using an SLR (like a real man), rather than just a camera phone. Big difference. So maybe a matter of lens perspective, distance, angle, etc.

I'd swipe your photos off the web and open em in Photoshop and find out, but that's not possible off WF. To my knowledge, anyway. How's your rake?
Yeah, I shoot with an SLR, like any self-respecting man should. lol. Just didn't carry it with me when I mounted them up. I will definitely get some good pics eventually though.

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Your shit's tilted like a black diamond ski run. Don't be a sissy...you can admit it.
yeah, yeah. I will agree that it sorta looks like a rake when comparing those pics, but definitely no rake to be seen in person.

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Man, I'm off like a prom dress at 3 a.m.!
So you took off your prom dress at 3am, huh? You dirty gurl you!
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:31 PM   #34
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Looks good 4fit. First time I've seen the all black mounted. Also, thanks for saving me some time and posting how much our wheels weigh. I've been meaning to pull the spare off and weigh it.
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Yeah, I shoot with an SLR, like any self-respecting man should. lol. Just didn't carry it with me when I mounted them up. I will definitely get some good pics eventually though.


yeah, yeah. I will agree that it sorta looks like a rake when comparing those pics, but definitely no rake to be seen in person.


So you took off your prom dress at 3am, huh? You dirty gurl you!
Okay, so the whole rake thing's a moot point. Excellent.

As for the prom dress, man, mine was off by midnight. Just took a little more suave kbwwolf charm to get my date to reciprocate...

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What's that brown pile under the rear of my jeep? Huh.... Kinda smells
You can't possibly be referring to a turd.

Can you?
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You can't possibly be referring to a turd.

Can you?
yup
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yup

All good when you get your shocks, though.
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All good when you get your shocks, though.
I hope so KB..

Confidant TF will fix it if not
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:11 PM   #40
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I hope so KB..

Confidant TF will fix it if not
It'll be good. You bought Bilsein's, right? I'll be shocked if you're not overjoyed. Although, if they suck, blame it on MTH.
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It'll be good. You bought Bilsein's, right? I'll be shocked if you're not overjoyed. Although, if they suck, blame it on MTH.
Haha

Was told "should ship today" that was yesterday
Been 2 weeks.
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Haha

Was told "should ship today" that was yesterday
Been 2 weeks.
Where you buy them? Because I wont waste my time with them now either.
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:26 AM   #43
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Where you buy them? Because I wont waste my time with them now either.
Not really their fault. Bilsteins are in high demand. Offered with some lift kits also.
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That looks awesome!! I understand it is hard not to modify after you have done your first. Any plans?
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Welp, lowered the pressure down to 31 and the ride is better. Have about 50 miles on them now. But for some reason, I now how more buffeting in the cab than I ever have before. Very odd. The ride and feel are going to take some getting used to. It rides pretty smooth and tracks straight, but something still doesn't feel 100%. May PM DTD and see what they think. Wondering if I could have a balancing issue. The wheel/tire sets varied wildly in the amount of weight it took to balance. One set had .5 ounces. another had 7.5 ounces.
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Welp, lowered the pressure down to 31 and the ride is better. Have about 50 m But for some reason, I now how more buffeting in the cab than I ever have before. Very odd. The ride and feel are going to take some getting used to. It rides pretty smooth and tracks straight, but something still doesn't feel 100%. May PM DTD and see what they think. Wondering if I could have a balancing issue. The wheel/tire sets varied wildly in the amount of weight it took to balance. One set had .5 ounces. another had 7.5 ounces.
Look for a tire shop that does road force balancing. Tires are balanced with a load on them like being on the vehicle.
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That looks awesome!! I understand it is hard not to modify after you have done your first. Any plans?
Well, I've had the Teraflex leveling kit installed for about 8 months now. The wheels and tires is the first real mod I have done since then. But, not-so-distant-future plans call for an AEV Procal, Bushwacker rear corner armor, swaybar discos, RC stubby end caps.
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Look for a tire shop that does road force balancing. Tires are balanced with a load on them like being on the vehicle.
Yeah, I could have gotten that done by DTD for an additional $50. Might should have done that. I'm going to drive it a bit and see what I think after the weekend. May get with them and see what they recommend.
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Welp, lowered the pressure down to 31 and the ride is better. Have about 50 miles on them now. But for some reason, I now how more buffeting in the cab than I ever have before. Very odd. The ride and feel are going to take some getting used to. It rides pretty smooth and tracks straight, but something still doesn't feel 100%. May PM DTD and see what they think. Wondering if I could have a balancing issue. The wheel/tire sets varied wildly in the amount of weight it took to balance. One set had .5 ounces. another had 7.5 ounces.
I'm running 30 psi on mine, seem to have the best feel for the road and air down to 15-18 psi off-road. I just checked and all 5 vary significantly with the balancing weights. Think they range from about 2 oz to 10 oz. The one thing that took some getting used to was sidewall roll going from the donuts that came on mine, but I don't even notice it now.
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I think 5oz is a bit much for a balance. How were your tires balanced? Weights on lip of rim or stick on in the back of rim. If its Sticky weights a 10oz balance is normal though. Have a tire shop reset your tire 180 degrees around on your rim then rebalance.
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I think 5oz is a bit much for a balance. How were your tires balanced? Weights on lip of rim or stick on in the back of rim. If its Sticky weights a 10oz balance is normal though. Have a tire shop reset your tire 180 degrees around on your rim then rebalance.
Sticky weights inside.
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Sticky weights inside.
7.5oz is normal for sticky weights. However, if you feel you have a bad wheel balance, have a shop strip the weights, break the bead free and rotate the tire 180 degrees and rebalance.
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7.5oz is normal for sticky weights. However, if you feel you have a bad wheel balance, have a shop strip the weights, break the bead free and rotate the tire 180 degrees and rebalance.
I have to drive about 30 mile son the highway tomorrow. So I'm gonna see how that goes. If I'm still not comfortable with it, I will contact DTD and see what they recommend. I imagine they would just have me go to a DT shop to have them rebalanced.
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Nice setup, 4Fit. I still can't believe how much difference new wheels make in the overall appearance. I find myself making unnecessary trips to the garage to stare at mine. But, then again, I'm a weirdo.
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Very Nice Jeff. Jeep looks meaner for sure. Did you notice much loss in power? Jeep's looking good Bro!!

Thanks again for all your BS (Backspacing) wisdome the other day!!
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Nice setup, 4Fit. I still can't believe how much difference new wheels make in the overall appearance. I find myself making unnecessary trips to the garage to stare at mine. But, then again, I'm a weirdo.
Thanks. I find myself doing the same thing. Haha.

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Thanks again for all your BS (Backspacing) wisdome the other day!!
Not much power loss. Searches a bit more on inclines on the highway, but not too bad.

And no problem on the BS help. If its one thing I'm good at, its dishing out BS. Lol
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I'm currently at an all night rock climbing center with my son. Had to drive about 40 miles to get here. Definitely have a strange buffeting issue going on between 57 and 63 mph. Not sure what the cause of that could be. Think I'm going to shoot DTD a PM tomorrow and see if I can get them into a DT store for a rebalance.
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I'm currently at an all night rock climbing center with my son. Had to drive about 40 miles to get here. Definitely have a strange buffeting issue going on between 57 and 63 mph. Not sure what the cause of that could be. Think I'm going to shoot DTD a PM tomorrow and see if I can get them into a DT store for a rebalance.
Just curious if you removed the factory rotor retaining clips when you installed the new wheels?


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