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Old 07-19-2013, 05:11 PM   #8251
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33x12.5r15's I'm not the most mechanically inclined person and it took me and my buddy 2 1/2 hours everything (sometimes with more muscle than others) fell into place. My front doesn't sit level, I think one of the springs I got was bad but it still drives great and still pretty true. I think I'm going to get some WJ v8 springs for the from to level it out... Craig's list here I come!
Jk springs r rated diff from each side how did u do the front shocks?

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Old 07-19-2013, 05:17 PM   #8252
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Front shocks, are about 3 inches longer. Top ends are same no mods. The bottom end on a JK is just a straight bolt thur so You got to press out that bushing in it, and replace with the metal tab from the original shocks on TJ. It was fairly easy to press out those pieces, I just sprayed with PB Blaster and out they popped. Swapped and installed no issues.

I used a press so as long as you have some good dies you can press everything out with out messing the bushings up.

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Old 07-19-2013, 05:21 PM   #8253
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Front shocks, are about 3 inches longer. Top ends are same no mods. The bottom end on a JK is just a straight bolt thur so You got to press out that bushing in it, and replace with the metal tab from the original shocks on TJ. It was fairly easy to press out those pieces, I just sprayed with PB Blaster and out they popped. Swapped and installed no issues.

I used a press so as long as you have some good dies you can press everything out with out messing the bushings up.
Ya that's why I had issues didn't have a press used all thread two bolts an a deep well socket with washers
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Old 07-19-2013, 05:24 PM   #8254
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Where'd you get that red clay at? Goes nice with the green.
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Old 07-19-2013, 05:33 PM   #8255
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Yeah I'm lucky we have a "self-serve" shop on post here to use. Makes it easier. Yeah, I think I'm going to switch the front springs to see if that works.

Enterprise, Al! Haha good old Ft. Rucker!
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Old 07-19-2013, 05:42 PM   #8256
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Yeah I'm lucky we have a "self-serve" shop on post here to use. Makes it easier. Yeah, I think I'm going to switch the front springs to see if that works.

Enterprise, Al! Haha good old Ft. Rucker!
Can u measure the spring length installed? So I can compare with mine
I have zj swap and want to know if I can fit 33s
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:43 PM   #8257
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Measured between 13 and 13 1/2
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:46 PM   #8258
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Measured between 13 and 13 1/2
Shit mine sets 14 3/4 but I have a 1 in spacer
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Old 07-19-2013, 07:03 PM   #8259
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Plenty big enough for 33's. after lightly wheeling it new bump stops are prob next on the list haha
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Old 07-19-2013, 11:21 PM   #8260
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First 2 pics are the tough stuff pain protectors added to the a pillars and doors... I am very pleased with this cheap mod.

The next pic is my swing arm tire carrier after a heavy dose of plasti dip. My rear pumper was pretty beat up from wear and tear and I decided to plasti dip it (had some cans laying around) until I decide how I want to repaint them. To be honest... It is holding up well!

Last pic is a new orv steering stabilizer. My last one was shot and this one has made a world of a difference in my driving
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Old 07-20-2013, 01:12 AM   #8261
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Plenty big enough for 33's. after lightly wheeling it new bump stops are prob next on the list haha
Ya I have stock bump stops and stuff my 31s like no buddies business lol
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Old 07-20-2013, 01:27 AM   #8262
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First 2 pics are the tough stuff pain protectors added to the a pillars and doors... I am very pleased with this cheap mod.

The next pic is my swing arm tire carrier after a heavy dose of plasti dip. My rear pumper was pretty beat up from wear and tear and I decided to plasti dip it (had some cans laying around) until I decide how I want to repaint them. To be honest... It is holding up well!

Last pic is a new orv steering stabilizer. My last one was shot and this one has made a world of a difference in my driving
I really like that theme you have going on!
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Old 07-20-2013, 03:02 AM   #8263
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I really like that theme you have going on!
Thanks! Its a work in progress. I just got some smittybilt side rails to slap on the rubicon today, and I honestly can not wait to put them on. I hate the plastic "diamond plate" shit that is currently on it.
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:17 AM   #8264
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My rear bumper was all permastained from something or other. So i rustoleum bedlined it. looks great.

Later, I was raptor lining the inside. Had some left over so i sprayed the front bumper while i was at it.. Looks better than the rear.
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Old 07-20-2013, 05:47 PM   #8265
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First 2 pics are the tough stuff pain protectors added to the a pillars and doors... I am very pleased with this cheap mod.

The next pic is my swing arm tire carrier after a heavy dose of plasti dip. My rear pumper was pretty beat up from wear and tear and I decided to plasti dip it (had some cans laying around) until I decide how I want to repaint them. To be honest... It is holding up well!

Last pic is a new orv steering stabilizer. My last one was shot and this one has made a world of a difference in my driving

I love the a pillar protectors. The overall look is great!
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Old 07-20-2013, 05:58 PM   #8266
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First 2 pics are the tough stuff pain protectors added to the a pillars and doors... I am very pleased with this cheap mod.

The next pic is my swing arm tire carrier after a heavy dose of plasti dip. My rear pumper was pretty beat up from wear and tear and I decided to plasti dip it (had some cans laying around) until I decide how I want to repaint them. To be honest... It is holding up well!

Last pic is a new orv steering stabilizer. My last one was shot and this one has made a world of a difference in my driving
Have a pic of the pillars from the front? I've been considering painting my windshield frame black and am curious to how it might look.
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Old 07-20-2013, 06:05 PM   #8267
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Center Caps Savers

Getting ready to go on the Rubicon Trail this summer. Removed the center caps from my wheels before they get smashed on the trail.




But I did not like having the center of the wheels not covered.



What to do that's cheap and easy? I found some plastic lids in the kitchen that would fit over the center of the wheels.



Removed the labels and drilled 3 holes in each.



Attached them to the wheels using the 3 screws from the center cap. Now that's cheap and easy!

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Old 07-20-2013, 06:27 PM   #8268
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I love the a pillar protectors. The overall look is great!
Honestly, it is one of the cheapest, and most rewarding mods I have done. It gives the jeep a whole new look, while covering up the nasty scrapes and bruises on my a pillars. I have not seen many people rocking the pillar covers, but for the price, I think its a great add on for anyone who wants to protect their paint
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:31 PM   #8269
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Honestly, it is one of the cheapest, and most rewarding mods I have done. It gives the jeep a whole new look, while covering up the nasty scrapes and bruises on my a pillars. I have not seen many people rocking the pillar covers, but for the price, I think its a great add on for anyone who wants to protect their paint
I was disappointed to look them up and see that they're just stickers basically, but I still really like the look. My '99 is red, and I've gone with a red and black theme. Grille is black, wheels are black, bumpers are obviously black, rockers are black, and I found a black cowl at the junkyard to replace my beat up red cowl with chipped paint. I've been wanting to add a Poison Spyder louver, and these would really spice up the look. Originally I was looking at the ones you had to drill into the pillar, but I like this smooth look better. I just wish they were more functional.

Mind if I ask how much they were?
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:54 PM   #8270
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I was disappointed to look them up and see that they're just stickers basically, but I still really like the look. My '99 is red, and I've gone with a red and black theme. Grille is black, wheels are black, bumpers are obviously black, rockers are black, and I found a black cowl at the junkyard to replace my beat up red cowl with chipped paint. I've been wanting to add a Poison Spyder louver, and these would really spice up the look. Originally I was looking at the ones you had to drill into the pillar, but I like this smooth look better. I just wish they were more functional.

Mind if I ask how much they were?
They are made of a very thick and durable vinyl material. I honestly was hesitant when I was ordering them, but I have full confidence in their ability to protect my pillars from branches on the trail. I found them in a quadratec mag and like I said before, you cant beat the price!
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Has anyone Plastidipped their stock rims? I would like to see how they look, because i may wanna Plastidip my stock rims. So if anyone has any photos please post them
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Getting ready to go on the Rubicon Trail this summer. Removed the center caps from my wheels before they get smashed on the trail.




But I did not like having the center of the wheels not covered.



What to do that's cheap and easy? I found some plastic lids in the kitchen that would fit over the center of the wheels.



Removed the labels and drilled 3 holes in each.



Attached them to the wheels using the 3 screws from the center cap. Now that's cheap and easy!

First time I've ever sen anything from China work right
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Has anyone Plastidipped their stock rims? I would like to see how they look, because i may wanna Plastidip my stock rims. So if anyone has any photos please post them
Did it for a while but too many rocks didn't like it and scratched it up so I peeled it haha
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Old 07-20-2013, 08:11 PM   #8274
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Has anyone Plastidipped their stock rims? I would like to see how they look, because i may wanna Plastidip my stock rims. So if anyone has any photos please post them

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Thanks! Its a work in progress. I just got some smittybilt side rails to slap on the rubicon today, and I honestly can not wait to put them on. I hate the plastic "diamond plate" shit that is currently on it.
I thought rubi rockers were steel I saw a guy on this thread weld tubes onto some
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Getting ready to go on the Rubicon Trail this summer. Removed the center caps from my wheels before they get smashed on the trail.

But I did not like having the center of the wheels not covered.
What to do that's cheap and easy? I found some plastic lids in the kitchen that would fit over the center of the wheels.

Removed the labels and drilled 3 holes in each.

Attached them to the wheels using the 3 screws from the center cap. Now that's cheap and easy!
And they are microwave safe as well.
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Here he is with stock tires too
Thanks!! I have a black Jeep too so it help on what it would look like.
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Have a pic of the pillars from the front? I've been considering painting my windshield frame black and am curious to how it might look.
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I thought rubi rockers were steel I saw a guy on this thread weld tubes onto some
You can get steel ones... But the 03's came standard with the plastic rocker guards sadly
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Anybody have any good spare tire cover ideas. Or good websites to choose from.

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