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Old 08-24-2014, 09:55 PM   #48391
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I will probably do overland in the front and overline in the rear. I am a long way from taking advantage of overlines in the front.

I did exact same for front bumper. Came out great and you will have an awesome approach angle. Almost ready to pull trigger on warn 10s.

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Old 08-24-2014, 10:02 PM   #48392
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I will probably do overland in the front and overline in the rear. I am a long way from taking advantage of overlines in the front.

I did exact same for front bumper. Came out great and you will have an awesome approach angle. Almost ready to pull trigger on warn 10s.
Definitely post pics if you do Overland/Overline combo!

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Old 08-24-2014, 10:13 PM   #48393
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i just emailed MC to see if anyone has done it and if they have pics.

also would you paint the rear exoskin to match jeep?
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Old 08-24-2014, 10:44 PM   #48394
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Why did you go overland and not over line? I want overline for the rear for the added armor and I don't like the look of overland rear. Still torn on what to do up front. Overland or overline. Edit: I also have same front bumper. Make sure to move vacuum pump and swing the sway bar disco motor out of the way.
The question is either you want to be able to remove the fender or not? If your never going to take the fenders off then go overland
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Old 08-25-2014, 02:12 AM   #48395
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i wonder if safely trailing an 18 wheeler would have avg better mpgs
Yes it would. The jeep doesn't have to exert energy to overcome its lack of aerodynamics, so it can cruise at lower rpms, and ascend inclines/hills with less effort.

There are drawbacks to this. Your jeep doesn't get clean air, cool air so the cooling system works overtime. You're rig is closer to whatever debris the trailer kicks up. Your field of vision is limited, which could potentially lead to an accident.
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Old 08-25-2014, 02:16 AM   #48396
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My brother just bought a trail hawk for his wife, he said it had a rear Locker!
It does.
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Old 08-25-2014, 05:36 AM   #48397
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Installed JW Speaker headlights and fogs as well as tinted the parking / signal lenses. Plastidipped the JEEP badge.
I have the same setup. Love driving at night now. More light than you'll ever need for daily driving.
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Old 08-25-2014, 05:43 AM   #48398
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That shows Jeep knows what they are doing. That's a good observation. I'm with you on the Trailhawk. But it would be a good vehicle for my wife...
I'm sure he bottomed out in some spots because all the stock Wranglers did as well but never did he have to bail on an obstacle and just by looking at the ground clearance on the Trailhawk and the Montero, the Montero seemed higher. I will not turn the other way now when I see one on the road LOL. At least this gives us a little hope that the new Wrangler would still be capable even if they do IFS or whatever. I was the only lifted one in the group.
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Old 08-25-2014, 05:48 AM   #48399
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I will probably do overland in the front and overline in the rear. I am a long way from taking advantage of overlines in the front.

I did exact same for front bumper. Came out great and you will have an awesome approach angle. Almost ready to pull trigger on warn 10s.
Also make sure your state won't hassle you for the lack of tire coverage. Those are some expensive flares to invest in to show up at the inspection spot and fail. I did the Overlands and I'm happy with them. Going for my inspection on Wednesday but I don't foresee them being an issue.
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Old 08-25-2014, 06:04 AM   #48400
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Installed the Mopar RV tow harness. I think Jeep could make the necessary plug slightly more difficult to access if they encased it in adamantium.
Put the Warrior Products D ring adapters on my Ready Brute towbar. Had to drill the towbar side from 1/2" to 5/8".
Relocated the vac pump using the Evo kit.

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Painted affected areas and reinstalled the PSC brawler lite bumper.
Painted the muffler and tail pipe flat black with Rustoleum 2000° grill paint.
Bed lined the JCR fair lead light bracket that will support a pair of 3x3 Lifetime LED cubes.
Went to the JCR swap meet at their facility in Portage on Saturday. Got a great deal on a full set of skids (engine, exhaust loop, trans/tcase, and evap) as well as the aforementioned light bracket. Bought the cube lights and a 50" dual row LED bar. Last night I ordered PSC aluminum brackets for the 50"
It was a pretty expensive weekend.
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Old 08-25-2014, 06:29 AM   #48401
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Installed Metalcloak 3.5" Game Changer ARB edition lift/suspension system

Put on 3.5" Metalcloak GC ARB and 35" Nitto Trail Grapplers
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Old 08-25-2014, 06:40 AM   #48402
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Bought fog led bulb from ebay but not tried it off-road at night yet

Not sure if I will be satisfied from the results
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Old 08-25-2014, 06:56 AM   #48403
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Put on 3.5" Metalcloak GC ARB and 35" Nitto Trail Grapplers
Its an awesome kit. Wait till you take it off road.
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Old 08-25-2014, 06:59 AM   #48404
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Its an awesome kit. Wait till you take it off road.
Excited to get it out there...hitting Superlift/Hot Spring ORV this weekend to run some trails and see what this thing can do.
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Old 08-25-2014, 07:17 AM   #48406
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Put on 3.5" Metalcloak GC ARB and 35" Nitto Trail Grapplers
nice kit and tires, same here. run your tires around 30 PSI, seems to be the sweet spot for a very comfy ride and good wear.
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Old 08-25-2014, 07:27 AM   #48407
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GOT RID OF THE P.O.S!!

Good bye Jeep crew. Most(there are jerks everywhere) of the people on this forum were great and helpful, but the poor quality and lack of power of the 2012 JK Rubi Unlimited I had was unacceptable. I wish most of you the best in your Jeep endeavors.
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Old 08-25-2014, 07:55 AM   #48408
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Did a little climbing yesterday.
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Old 08-25-2014, 08:04 AM   #48409
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nice kit and tires, same here. run your tires around 30 PSI, seems to be the sweet spot for a very comfy ride and good wear.
Thanks! That's where I've got them set...rides great. Couple buddies of mine are running them and clued me in.
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Old 08-25-2014, 08:08 AM   #48410
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i wonder if safely trailing an 18 wheeler would have avg better mpgs
Your comment rubbed me the wrong way. There is no way to trail one safely. If your riding my ass and I can't see you out of my mirror's your going to eat my bumper. This coming from someone who drives one everyday.
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Old 08-25-2014, 08:13 AM   #48411
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your comment rubbed me the wrong way. There is no way to trail one safely. If your riding my ass and i can't see you out of my mirror's your going to eat my bumper. This coming from someone who drives one everyday.
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Old 08-25-2014, 08:37 AM   #48412
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looks awesome!! How did you tint the signal lights?
Removed the signals and side parking lights and gave them 2 light coats of VHT Nite-shades. You can still see the lights when they are on with no issues. Obviously not as bright as they were before tinting but sure is a lot cheaper than buying Recon LED lenses...for now.
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A benefit in reduced drag can be gained by following as far as 100 ft behind an 18 wheeler. Obviously the closer you get to the truck the greater the reduction of aerodynamic drag, but it becomes more dangerous the closer you get... 30 yards is a "safe" distance.
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I'm sure he bottomed out in some spots because all the stock Wranglers did as well but never did he have to bail on an obstacle and just by looking at the ground clearance on the Trailhawk and the Montero, the Montero seemed higher. I will not turn the other way now when I see one on the road LOL. At least this gives us a little hope that the new Wrangler would still be capable even if they do IFS or whatever. I was the only lifted one in the group.
I thought the same thing when I read this and thought about the new wranglers.
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Old 08-25-2014, 10:13 AM   #48415
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Got mine very muddy at the cliffs off road site in illinois yesterday.

Missed their jeep fest by a day but there were still a few there.

Great time and really impressed by my standard jkus (other than swaybar disconnects).


So today there will be an evening of pressure washing and cleaning to get it back to nearly new family wagon cleanliness levels.


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Didnt really put it on its side....
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Bought fog led bulb from ebay but not tried it off-road at night yet Not sure if I will be satisfied from the results
At night off-road they are bad and the original much focus . But for show they r good.
If they burn will go back to the stock one.

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Excited to get it out there...hitting Superlift/Hot Spring ORV this weekend to run some trails and see what this thing can do.
You may want to check your articulation. You may want to see if your drive shaft is coming in contact with your evap canister like mine is right now. It really limits what you can do as far as flexing.
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A benefit in reduced drag can be gained by following as far as 100 ft behind an 18 wheeler. Obviously the closer you get to the truck the greater the reduction of aerodynamic drag, but it becomes more dangerous the closer you get... 30 yards is a "safe" distance.
If you don't mind a broken winshield.
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Had it washed but I waxed her yesterday to remove Rausch from her LOL. Turtle wax spray for what it is is ingenious. Good enough for maintenance in between the big clay bar and proper wax jobs.

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