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Old 12-17-2011, 11:34 AM   #1
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Lift & tires done...

Finally got my lift, tires / wheels, and bumpers installed. Drove around some this a.m., and had time to take a few quick photos (some from yesterday when it was still @ the garage). All I can say is, wow! Feels a lot tighter in turns, and generally tracks better on the road. Sixth gear's a little feeble (I've got 3.73 gears), so I'll have to address that sometime soon. Otherwise, though, it does fine around town.

Almost got a nosebleed when I first drove...Definitely sits a lot higher.

The plan is to get it on some trails tomorrow or Monday, give the suspension a little workout.

Anyway, here's some pics.

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looks good, looking forward to lifting mine soon.

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Old 12-17-2011, 11:40 AM   #3
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Looks nice!!
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That thing is fine, where did u find the bumpers n what size spacers do u have on ur rims?
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Old 12-17-2011, 11:47 AM   #5
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Well done.
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Old 12-17-2011, 12:13 PM   #6
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Nice looking Jeep and great job on the photos!
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Old 12-17-2011, 12:58 PM   #7
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Nice job, like the wheels too. They're #2 on my list. What size are they?
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Looks like it is sneaking up on prey in the bush photo!
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Old 12-17-2011, 01:20 PM   #9
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That thing is fine, where did u find the bumpers n what size spacers do u have on ur rims?
Thank you. The bumpers are Rampage Recovery bumpers (left the winch plate off on the front till I buy a winch in the spring). No spacers.
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Old 12-17-2011, 01:21 PM   #10
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Nice job, like the wheels too. They're #2 on my list. What size are they?
The wheels are 16x8 ATX 188 Teflons with 4.5" backspacing.
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Very nice looking Jeep!
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Is that the same jeep? Lol

Congrats.

Nice poser shots with the steam and shat
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Very tactical....me likes it.
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Great pics, shows off your rig well. You should have posted a pic of your smile while you're walking toward your jeep. Well done!

ETA on your new top?
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I think that's one of the best looking JKs I ever seen! nice wheel choice too.
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Wow, really looks great.

Of course, it doesn't hurt that you're, ya know, a PROFESSIONAL photographer. The rest of us are out there clicking with our iPhones while your snapping shots that look like they should be in a photo spread for NatGeo.

But somehow I think your JKU would still look awesome if I was standing right next to it . . .
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Wow! That is a sick Jeep. I am stoked for you.
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Old 12-17-2011, 05:48 PM   #21
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Ok so can we get wolf to come on the trail ride tomorrow here in NC and take pics??? Seriously...very nice.
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Excellent!! What kind/size tires and lift do you have? The jeep looks like it sits perfect, IMO.
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Is that the same jeep? Lol
Congrats.
Nice poser shots with the steam and shat
lol...had to do industrial...hopefully next time it'll be covered in mud.

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Great pics, shows off your rig well. You should have posted a pic of your smile while you're walking toward your jeep. Well done!
ETA on your new top?
I talked to Tim a couple weeks ago, he was taking the frames in to be powdercoated, said he'd be shipping after that...but my guess is after Christmas.

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Wow, really looks great.
Of course, it doesn't hurt that you're, ya know, a PROFESSIONAL photographer. The rest of us are out there clicking with our iPhones while your snapping shots that look like they should be in a photo spread for NatGeo.
But somehow I think your JKU would still look awesome if I was standing right next to it . . .
Now that I think about it, I don't know HOW to take a photo with my iphone. Damn...

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Ok so can we get wolf to come on the trail ride tomorrow here in NC and take pics??? Seriously...very nice.
Man, I'd be all over that. This time of year, I miss NC. Used to live in Raleigh (back when Jimmy V won the big one with the Wolfpack), and in Franklin County for awhile.

Thanks for all the nice comments, everybody. You all had a hand in it, or I'd still be trying to decide what size tires to buy.
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Looks great! Very nice!

What fenders are those, I really like them?
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Looks great! Very nice!

What fenders are those, I really like them?
Thanks. Bushwacker flat fender flares.
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damn nice rig, pretty close to what i am wanting to build.
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Excellent!! What kind/size tires and lift do you have? The jeep looks like it sits perfect, IMO.
The tires are 315/75R16 DuraTracs. The lift is a 3" Premium Plus lift made by Full Traction Suspension. Because the shocks are 27.5" (Bilstein 5100's), I bought a JE Reel 1310 front driveshaft so the ds and exhaust wouldn't hit when the shocks are fully extended.
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Thank you. The bumpers are Rampage Recovery bumpers (left the winch plate off on the front till I buy a winch in the spring). No spacers.
Where did u find those n how much. Those r the first bumpers I have seen I like.

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