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Old 03-30-2012, 11:29 AM   #91
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Why do you guys get to have all the fun....wait we have the Rubicon
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Old 03-30-2012, 11:29 AM   #92
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So if I l use some pucks to lift it like 2-3 inches with some 31's on it my gears will sit easy? How will in ride on the pavements?
You don't need to lift the Jeep if you are planning to put 31's. Check out my avatar...that is 31's with BFG 31x10.5x15 on stock height. Please stay away from 2-3 body lift pucks. They look hideous...personally, I would not go any higher than a 1.25" body lift.

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lose the plastic bumper caps and dam front and back free mod!!! and cut the bumper to frame and like someone said allready loose the side steps[ATTACH]Click image for larger version

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Ive NEVER seen a TJ on stock chrome rims......... I didnt know chrome wheels where an option.... Was that legal for chrysler to do?!
Chrysler didn't do it. Those are aftermarket chromed plastic hubcaps designed to make it look like the factory steel wheels have been chromed.
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Old 03-30-2012, 11:31 AM   #95
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What brand are these??
That looks like Poison Spyder Rocker Knocker. That will be my next purchase.
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Old 03-30-2012, 11:35 AM   #96
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So if I l use some pucks to lift it like 2-3 inches with some 31's on it my gears will sit easy? How will in ride on the pavements?
3" you start getting into some other things. But a 2" BB is perfect.

Yes 1" makes a difference.
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:16 PM   #98
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So I'm looking on Craigslist for tires and I realize people don't just put "31's for sale". An an someone translate the sizes for me? For example 265-70-17 means what?
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So I'm looking on Craigslist for tires and I realize people don't just put "31's for sale". An an someone translate the sizes for me? For example 265-70-17 means what?
what does it mean? or what does it convert to in inches? and if it doesnt say 31x10.5 15 you dont want it.
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Lol simple enough. Thanks.
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:31 PM   #101
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Yeah lose the side steps, chrome, excess plastic, put more black, bed liner etc. And if you want it to look more manly than you gotta be manly too. You don't need those side steps just grab the roll bar and pull yourself in
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:33 PM   #102
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That looks like Poison Spyder Rocker Knocker. That will be my next purchase.
These are the Rokmen Mercenary Sliders.

And you don't NEED to lift to fit 33s. See my build thread below.
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:52 PM   #103
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Yeah lose the side steps, chrome, excess plastic, put more black, bed liner etc. And if you want it to look more manly than you gotta be manly too. You don't need those side steps just grab the roll bar and pull yourself in
The steps mainly help with loading this beast...
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X2 on the tire/wheel suggestions. A set of wheels with aftermarket (3.75"-4") backspacing and 31x10.5x15 tires will give it a wider, more aggressive look.


Things on a Jeep that can get your Man Card revoked:

Milk Jugs
Chrome nerf bars
20" plus rims and low profile tires


Cite-able offenses:

Huge over the windshield light bar and lights
Chrome tube bumpers
"If you can read this, roll me over" sticker.
Rubicon sticker on a non-Rubicon


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The steps mainly help with loading this beast...
Fair enough. Keep em for now (paint em black though) until you get some rocker guards and use the bars on those. Looks better and still serves your purpose
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X2 on the tire/wheel suggestions. A set of wheels with aftermarket (3.75"-4") backspacing and 31x10.5x15 tires will give it a wider, more aggressive look.

Things on a Jeep that can get your Man Card revoked:

Milk Jugs
Chrome nerf bars
20" plus rims and low profile tires

Cite-able offenses:

Huge over the windshield light bar and lights
Chrome tube bumpers
"If you can read this, roll me over" sticker.
Rubicon sticker on a non-Rubicon

Please add spare tire cover to your "Revoked" list.
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Old 03-30-2012, 02:45 PM   #107
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The steps mainly help with loading this beast...
See this beast? She doesn't need the steps lol
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Old 03-30-2012, 02:58 PM   #108
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My fiancee and her friends think my Jeep is too manly and almost military...which make me extremely happy!

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^Very nice looking Jeep, BeerMan.

I'm liking the before-after (not manly-manly?) shots people are posting.
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Best advice: take that $250-300 you have to spend on your Jeep and instead of buying stuff, use that money to go out and actually use it. See, more use = less "adorable;" in this case it was six days of backcountry camping, three of which involved significant rain and flooding.



From using the Jeep, you will also figure out what needs to stay and what needs to go. You can't accomplish that by spending money with Quadratec, you have to actually use it to make it genuinely look more manly - it becomes manly because of how it is used, not because of what is bolted on it. Simply slapping rockcrawling gear on a vehicle that isn't going to crawl on rocks ever or rarely is stupid, and is apt to make you look like one of those MallCrawler folks, which is both sad and contemptible, all at once. You don't need rock sliders, or the holes you have to drill in the tub to mount them, to drive on beaches.

In the meantime, lose things that serve no productive purpose - the plastic milk jugs on the bumpers, the jankyass chrome steps, stuff like that. Once you start buying, PLEASE don't be a cliche - ill-fitting Soft8 wheels with too little backspacing, lots of body armor on a beach-and-dunes vehicle, a half-dozen different auxiliary lights, etc.. That's not cool, it makes you look like a 20 year old white trash kid with no sense or taste.

Also, consider putting your spare money towards paying the thing off. The TJs have been out of production long enough that nobody should still be making payments on one.
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:20 PM   #112
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Amen brother ,dirt is the manlyist thing you can put on your jeep
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:33 PM   #113
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Amen brother ,dirt is the manlyist thing you can put on your jeep
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:38 PM   #114
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If you want something really cheap paint the light bezels and the mirrors black

Attachment 109525

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Take a BFH (big f'ing hammer) to the "milk jugs" on the front and rear bumper. You have to use a hammer or it won't be as manly. Paint your rims flat black, or semi gloss....none of that shiny shit. Paint the chrome headlight trim black as well. Those little things should cost you no more than a couple rattle cans of paint. Get it dirty and DON'T wash it.








After that your jeep will be on its way to being more manly...or at least not as girly
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Take a BFH (big f'ing hammer) to the "milk jugs" on the front and rear bumper. You have to use a hammer or it won't be as manly. Paint your rims flat black, or semi gloss....none of that shiny shit. Paint the chrome headlight trim black as well. Those little things should cost you no more than a couple rattle cans of paint. Get it dirty and DON'T wash it.

After that your jeep will be on its way to being more manly...or at least not as girly
I agree with most of what has been said except DON'T wash it....thats just ridiculous. Get it dirty often, wash it right after. Mud isn't a badge of honor. I'll piss people off by saying this, but to me riding around muddy is just laziness. You can know in your own mind you had a helluva time on the trails without everyone else having to see it to feel good about yourself.
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Lift, tires, and a set of "Truck Nuts" dragging the ground behind it ought to make it look more manly...
Those truck nutz are the stupidest thing ever!
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I agree with most of what has been said except DON'T wash it....thats just ridiculous. Get it dirty often, wash it right after. Mud isn't a badge of honor. I'll piss people off by saying this, but to me riding around muddy is just laziness. You can know in your own mind you had a helluva time on the trails without everyone else having to see it to feel good about yourself.
Ha.. Dirty jeeps and trucks are more manly than clean and shiny ones.
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I've had the jeep like 2 weeks and have washed it more then I ever washed my other cars haha
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See this beast? She doesn't need the steps lol
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