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Old 04-02-2012, 09:50 PM   #301
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The actual tire will add some height also. Heres a 4" lift with stock size on the front and 35's on the rear



You know I had to snap a pic of this cause its hella funny seeing 2 different sizes lol.

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Old 04-02-2012, 09:52 PM   #302
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Looks great TJNewb. Love that color. When I was Jeep shopping, I was looking for that color. Dark blue or black as a second.

Black it was.

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Old 04-03-2012, 02:14 AM   #303
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Side note... Is it just me or are 99% of JK owners douche bags (who don't wave)??

Seems anti comradery to me... And in my book not much is more manly than comradery...
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Old 04-03-2012, 04:20 AM   #304
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Side note... Is it just me or are 99% of JK owners douche bags (who don't wave)??

Seems anti comradery to me... And in my book not much is more manly than comradery...
Er, why would you wave to a JK owner to start with?

Would you ask a fat chick for a date and when she refuses, feel dissappointed even tho you don't like fat chicks?
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:09 AM   #305
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I have found that unless that jk is modified then they won't wave. Even then it's only half the time.
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:48 AM   #306
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I'm running into a lot of non-wavers all around... Maybe it's a myth...
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:25 PM   #307
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I'm running into a lot of non-wavers all around... Maybe it's a myth...
well its def not a myth ive received many waves but mostly from other TJs. waves from JKs usually come from modified ones i only got one wave from a stock JK in the years ive had my jeep, so i dont even try with them anymore.
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:15 PM   #308
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Here's a start....

Replace chrome nerf bars with black rock sliders...lose the milk jugs on the bumpers (you can pick up flat caps at a dealership for cheap if you don't want open ends--can't remember what year you need to ask for off the top of my head though). Chrome hood latches...YUCK! Paint the chrome headlight bezels black. And if you like the stock ride or are on a limited budget and can't afford to lift it and everything...upgrade to a more aggressive 31"x10.5" tire. Something like a BFG All-Terrain T/A KO or Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac. Typically...for street use, you'll see white-letters out. More rugged looking...blackwall out. If you like the blacked out look, buy some cheap steel wheels too... $50 each for Cragar Soft 8's.

You will be amazed at how much removing the chrome and a more aggressive tire will transform your Jeep!

Here's a few shots of mine...



The weekend I bought it



Replaced top, front bumper, chrome door handles and chrome grill inserts



4.25" lift, 33x12.5" Goodyear Wrangler DuraTracs, Cragar Soft 8 wheels (I removed the crappy chrome center caps--will replace with enclosed black caps), painted my D-rings, Olympic Reverse-a-Bars step bars/rock sliders, Hella 500 driving lights, cb radio installed (3' Firestik on the back taillight), painted my rocker panels with Herculiner so when I kick them to clear mud/snow off my boots it doesn't scratch the paint all up.

Also what you can't see in the pics...Bestop black seat covers front (and rear--seat isn't installed in the pics), painted dash and door panels black, replaced stock shift knob with a Roknob, removed all my carpet and Herculined everything inside, removed rollbar padding (except the covering on the soundbar). Some people could smack their head on the rollbars...so this is something that isn't recommended for everyone...for me...I'm apparently too short for that to be an issue plus I don't off-road much yet since my Jeep won't be paid off for 2 1/2 more years.
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:35 PM   #309
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(you can pick up flat caps at a dealership for cheap if you don't want open ends--can't remember what year you need to ask for off the top of my head though).
2006
Pretty cheap too
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Sawzall and jeep will become best friends/enemies... Yes?
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:11 PM   #311
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I think u should get ur girl.. if u have one put her in bikini take top/ doors off put girl in the passenger side u take driver and go! Very manly and I bet people will even stare!
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:14 PM   #312
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I think u should get ur girl.. if u have one put her in bikini take top/ doors off put girl in the passenger side u take driver and go! Very manly and I bet people will even stare!
Well said! All I need in my Jeep to display manliness is my wife...
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:15 PM   #313
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Well said! All I need in my Jeep to display manliness is my wife...
Haha as long as she doesn't have a leash on u!
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:25 PM   #314
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Haha she "hates" my jeep but is always askin to drive it!
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:29 PM   #315
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Haha she "hates" my jeep but is always askin to drive it!
Mine does to! But she doesn't like to drive it. ( says I'd killer her if she wrecked it) just the other day she said I'm growing very fond of ur Jeep!
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:29 PM   #316
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All Late and wrong but if you don't have one grown one of these and then sit in your jeep. That's like AUTO MANLY!!!

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Old 04-03-2012, 03:44 PM   #317
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And chrome can be rugged (or manly) looking if done judiciously and not over done.

Then again, this is my wife's Wrangler...

Tornadoes can make a Wrangler look rugged too!
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Old 04-03-2012, 04:01 PM   #318
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Mine does to! But she doesn't like to drive it. ( says I'd killer her if she wrecked it) just the other day she said I'm growing very fond of ur Jeep!
Hell yeah bro! Haha winning her over!
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Old 04-03-2012, 04:08 PM   #319
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It was the no doors that did her in!
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Old 04-03-2012, 04:56 PM   #320
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Lol my gf refuses to get into my jeep if I don't have doors... A fight she might win since I can't seem to get them off :/
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Shell love it if she trys it
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That's what I tell them you've got to try everything at least once
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:47 PM   #323
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Guess I'm lucky. Mine likes the doors off, and can't drive a standard!
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:07 PM   #324
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I take it back! Looking at the side step I do see the height difference now.
When I put the lift on, I pulled the springs out and measured them. Later I did some research and found that my springs had sagged over 1 inch in the front and almost 2" inches on the back springs. If I had a newer jeep, it would sit alittle higher.

In the future I plan on getting new springs, prolly' BDS springs that are 2" taller than stock. I'll keep my Skyjacker Hydro shocks, they are good for up to a 3" lift and I'm really pleased with thier performance.
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Looks great TJNewb. Love that color. When I was Jeep shopping, I was looking for that color. Dark blue or black as a second.

Black it was.
Thanks! I wasn't really looking for that color, I was partial to the Black Tj's. but that's what the jeep gods wanted me to have, so I got it. now I really like it, in some lights it looks moss green, and sometimes it looks forest green, and I think it looks great with the trim blacked out.
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:25 PM   #326
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Photobucket hates me so this is all I got ATM...
Ahhhh. It looks cute!
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Ahhhh. It looks cute!
It does! Like a Barbie Jeep (evil Barbie jeep) lol
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It does! Like a Barbie Jeep (evil Barbie jeep) lol
Ouch
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But that one's easy. Black it out-no chrome, black wheels. And get some better/bigger tires, at least 31's
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But that one's easy. Black it out-no chrome, black wheels. And get some better/bigger tires, at least 31's
Some chrome (grill inserts and headlight bezels) not so bad...

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