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Old 05-14-2012, 04:48 PM   #1681
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I have 33x12.5x15 on 8" wide rims with a 4" offset.
I used the Rugged Ridge 7" flares.

They fall perfectly right on the edge of the wheels just like the stock wheels and fenders did.

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Old 05-17-2012, 01:06 PM   #1682
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That's the kinda look I'm going for, any more ideas?
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Old 05-17-2012, 01:26 PM   #1683
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How much lift? I dunno why, but this morning I saw your jeep in another thread this morning and fell in love with it!
Thank you. It has a 3" body lift right now.
That's being replaced (hopefully next weekend) with a 1" body and 2" suspension, it will look pretty much the same.

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That's the kinda look I'm going for, any more ideas?
That's pretty easy to do Vee.... lift it get bigger wheels. Now to lift it that much and get wheels that size ain't cheap.
I decided on 33's for my tires mostly because it was the biggest I could go without breaking the bank. Not just in the price of the tires now, but other things to consider are the cost of the lift, re-gearing, extra strain put on your axles, blah, blah...

Not sure how much or how rough your off roading plans are, but in my case (living in the flat, wet lands of the south) I managed to get away with a set of 33's, 4" back spaced rims and a 3" lift.

This will show you different sized tires and lifts, helps you to get a grip on what they will look like.
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Old 05-18-2012, 01:34 PM   #1684
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That's the kinda look I'm going for, any more ideas?
I'd be pretty proud of you Vee! That's a badass jeep!
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Old 05-18-2012, 01:42 PM   #1685
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That's the kinda look I'm going for, any more ideas?
Every time I see a nice silver TJ I think of the Tomb Raider Jeep.
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Old 05-18-2012, 04:15 PM   #1686
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Every time I see a nice silver TJ I think of the Tomb Raider Jeep.
anyone know if thats a real rollcage? or a movie mock up prop?
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Old 05-18-2012, 04:28 PM   #1687
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anyone know if thats a real rollcage? or a movie mock up prop?
I don't know but I want one!
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Old 05-18-2012, 04:30 PM   #1688
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I don't know but I want one!
me first me first!!
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Old 05-18-2012, 04:39 PM   #1689
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anyone know if thats a real rollcage? or a movie mock up prop?
Probably a prop. But bad ass
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Old 05-18-2012, 04:46 PM   #1690
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This is the best I could find. It was made for the movie and is probably not a real sturdy roll cage.

Lara's unique vehicle (three were built for the film) boasts an array of functional modifications, such as a roll cage with grab bars, a skid plate with simulated HID lighting and an interior with specially designed gauges, shifters, instrument panel, console and door trim. The aftermarket components used to complete the Lara Croft's Jeep Wrangler Rubicon include Hanson Enterprises front and rear bumpers, Mickey Thompson 35-inch Baja Claw tires and Classic II wheel with bead locks, Skyjacker four-inch skyjacker Double Flex suspension lift, Warn winch, and Bushwacker riveted fender flares.

Read more: Motor Trend: Tomb Raider Lara Croft to Drive Special Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
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Old 05-18-2012, 06:27 PM   #1691
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awww sad
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Old 05-18-2012, 06:55 PM   #1692
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Too much chrome on it anyways


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Victory!
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:28 PM   #1693
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I actually saw a 2003 Tomb Raider edition TJ at the bowling alley by my house the other day. I think they only made like 1050 of them, but they didn't look that cool.
What you wanted....


What you got...



anyway, back on topic....
Is this bumper manly?
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Old 05-19-2012, 07:44 AM   #1694
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I actually saw a 2003 Tomb Raider edition TJ at the bowling alley by my house the other day. I think they only made like 1050 of them, but they didn't look that cool.
What you wanted....

What you got...

anyway, back on topic....
Is this bumper manly?
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Pass the cheese please. haha. That thing looks sad.
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Old 05-19-2012, 04:08 PM   #1695
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Hey man.. i was in the same situation a year or two ago.. had some cash but not enough to do anything drastic.. anyway.. the best things you can do for real cheap is
1) Kill the "floaties" on the end of the stock bumbers
2) pick up a set of these... Amazon.com: Jeep Wrangler TJ 2" Budget Boost Lift Kit Spacers 97-06: Automotive They are fairly easy to install and are very affordable... I couldn't notice any difference in handling either.. i am very satisfied with mine.... Later on when i got the cash i was able to put a nice pair of 33" BFG A/T's .. they fit comfortably.. looks real "rugged" now!
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Victory!!! I read the entire thread! I've been educated, ashamed, inspired, and made dumber. I cried, I laughed, I laughed so hard I cried, I cried so hard I laughed. What a ride. Thanks for all the good times.

Most importantly, I think I figured out how to begin squeezing some extra chesthairs out of my jeep. You guys and gals have some spectacular rigs, thanks for sharing your experience.

The only thing I've done so far is remove the "milk jugs". I'm in the process of planning the rest of what I want to do, and budgeting accordingly.
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:38 PM   #1697
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Hey man.. i was in the same situation a year or two ago.. had some cash but not enough to do anything drastic.. anyway.. the best things you can do for real cheap is
1) Kill the "floaties" on the end of the stock bumbers
2) pick up a set of these... Amazon.com: Jeep Wrangler TJ 2" Budget Boost Lift Kit Spacers 97-06: Automotive They are fairly easy to install and are very affordable... I couldn't notice any difference in handling either.. i am very satisfied with mine.... Later on when i got the cash i was able to put a nice pair of 33" BFG A/T's .. they fit comfortably.. looks real "rugged" now!
Is that all i need for bb lift, or do i need shock extendors? Or longer shocks?
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:09 PM   #1698
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Manly jeep peeps! I need some quick and sound information!

1st. What is the skill level / difficulty of installing a 1.75/2 inch budget boost???
2nd. With said BB installed... What would be the largest comfortable tire size I could go with?
3rd. How much of an mpg change shouldi expect if I go 2-3 inches bigger?
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:51 PM   #1699
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Manly jeep peeps! I need some quick and sound information!

1st. What is the skill level / difficulty of installing a 1.75/2 inch budget boost???
2nd. With said BB installed... What would be the largest comfortable tire size I could go with?
3rd. How much of an mpg change shouldi expect if I go 2-3 inches bigger?
Shouldnt be too hard
Stock u have 30's with my 3.5" lift i went 33's so u can do 31 or 32 no prob
Im at 15.875 with 33's and 3.5 lift with stock gears so if u get less might have other issues at hand

Im not an expert though just a man with too much free time and a tool box XD
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Manly jeep peeps! I need some quick and sound information!

1st. What is the skill level / difficulty of installing a 1.75/2 inch budget boost???
2nd. With said BB installed... What would be the largest comfortable tire size I could go with?
3rd. How much of an mpg change shouldi expect if I go 2-3 inches bigger?
Wider fenders are your best friend when avoiding rubbing I have 31x105x15 on mine with only 1 1/4 bl and at the bumpstops and full turn I have no rubbing
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Manly jeep peeps! I need some quick and sound information!

1st. What is the skill level / difficulty of installing a 1.75/2 inch budget boost???
2nd. With said BB installed... What would be the largest comfortable tire size I could go with?
3rd. How much of an mpg change shouldi expect if I go 2-3 inches bigger?
Here's a write up I used
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Victory!!! I read the entire thread! I've been educated, ashamed, inspired, and made dumber. I cried, I laughed, I laughed so hard I cried, I cried so hard I laughed. What a ride. Thanks for all the good times.

Most importantly, I think I figured out how to begin squeezing some extra chesthairs out of my jeep. You guys and gals have some spectacular rigs, thanks for sharing your experience.

The only thing I've done so far is remove the "milk jugs". I'm in the process of planning the rest of what I want to do, and budgeting accordingly.
you sir have the most important piece to any jeep mod, thats dedication lol. if you can read this entire thread then your on the right track thats for sure. what i did when i first doing mods, is making a solid list of everything and estimated prices, then put it on the fridge lol. sounds silly, but anytime i went to the fridge i got a reminder haha and just checked off the stuff as i did them. still lots of things left, but it seems like the list keeps growing.
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you sir have the most important piece to any jeep mod, thats dedication lol. if you can read this entire thread then your on the right track thats for sure. what i did when i first doing mods, is making a solid list of everything and estimated prices, then put it on the fridge lol. sounds silly, but anytime i went to the fridge i got a reminder haha and just checked off the stuff as i did them. still lots of things left, but it seems like the list keeps growing.
True dedication would be reading the http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/chea...ds-102868.html thread next lol. And yes making a list helps my problem is that the stuff on my list keeps changing so I scratch something off then add another thing on the end, but thats just how it goes.
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you sir have the most important piece to any jeep mod, thats dedication lol. if you can read this entire thread then your on the right track thats for sure. what i did when i first doing mods, is making a solid list of everything and estimated prices, then put it on the fridge lol.
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True dedication would be reading the http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/chea...ds-102868.html thread next lol. And yes making a list helps my problem is that the stuff on my list keeps changing so I scratch something off then add another thing on the end, but thats just how it goes.
Great, I'm going to need to take vacation for this! LilYeller, I've already stalked..err..followed some of your posts, and my daughter and I are planning some of those paracord grab-handles you made (ours wont have any yellow in it though )

Oh, I've got lists.... long pricey lists.
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...making a list helps my problem is that the stuff on my list keeps changing so I scratch something off then add another thing on the end, but thats just how it goes.
Keep your list in digital format on your phone guys, no scratching needed. Just delete. It also allows for adjustments on the fly. If you see a Jeep with something you like while walking the dog at the park, pull out your phone and update your list.
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Keep your list in digital format on your phone guys, no scratching needed. Just delete. It also allows for adjustments on the fly. If you see a Jeep with something you like while walking the dog at the park, pull out your phone and update your list.
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Great, I'm going to need to take vacation for this! LilYeller, I've already stalked..err..followed some of your posts, and my daughter and I are planning some of those paracord grab-handles you made (ours wont have any yellow in it though )

Oh, I've got lists.... long pricey lists.
Sweet! post up some pics when you are done, I like that you are making it a family affair, nothing makes the little ones more proud than to say "I helped make that"
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If you see a Jeep walking a dog in the dog park while walking the dog at the park, pull out your phone and update your list because the dog walking jeep mod is awesome
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Ok, you made me read that like 3 times. I have been having a bad tooth ache so I have been taking Vicadin so that s#!t ain't too funny.
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