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Old 09-10-2013, 12:16 PM   #1
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Ok,

So I've lowered the Altitude 2" and change out the tires and wheels. I think it looks great.

I had the side pipes custom made out of high polish stainless steel along with the new bumpers. Just need some custom curb feelers made.

If I have to go slow, might as well look cool as people pull away!!

This is where I'm at so far.

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Old 09-10-2013, 12:45 PM   #2
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Nice! Looks just like something "Johnny Vintage" should be driving! Good job in getting it lower for your wife and keeping a good look!
In this case, the more chrome the better!



[Before you guys jump all over Johnny for lowering a Jeep, re-read his first post so you know why he needed to do it.... Lowering Side Step Bars

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Old 09-10-2013, 04:14 PM   #3
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Is your windshield chopped? And it looks, good kudos to you for being different and making it work for your wife!
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Well,

I guess if that's the way you want to go with a Wrangler, maybe you can look at old Jeepsters for inspiration for other retro mods.
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Man it's cool to see a wrangler built the other way! Keep up the good work and those side pipes look great man!
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Ok,

So I've lowered the Altitude 2" and change out the tires and wheels. I think it looks great.

I had the side pipes custom made out of high polish stainless steel along with the new bumpers. Just need some custom curb feelers made.

If I have to go slow, might as well look cool as people pull away!!

This is where I'm at so far.

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Can she use the side pipes as steps?
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Old 09-11-2013, 01:25 AM   #7
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I just don't dig the rims American racing rims are my favorite on everything! Other than that its unique hahaha I support individual inspired customs. People hate on the things I do to my jeep they are just jealous. They want what me and my jeep have
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The chopped windshield gives it a roadster look. Nice job!
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What are your reasons for lowering it? Just wondering
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And did you chop the windshield?
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What are your reasons for lowering it? Just wondering
posted earlier in the thread but here ya go

Lowering Side Step Bars]
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The chopped windshield gives it a roadster look. Nice job!
Yeah never seen a jeep like this but I like the roadster look.
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Usually not a fan of this type of thing but I remember your other post a while back and must say it definitely looks clean for the route you're going. Nice.
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Keep in mind that if you go below 30" on the tires that you will have to change the speedometer gear in the transfer case or your odometer and speedometer will read incorrectly. Going up in size by 2" or so will cause it to read the speed roughly 5 mph low, meaning that you will be getting tickets for going what you thought was the right speed. So going smaller will make everyone pass you when you are going 65 on the Interstate when you thought you were doing 70. (These numbers are not correct but estimates based on my several speedo gear swaps over the years.)

Likewise, your odometer will look like you have driven more than you have. Not good for resale...

Cool project, nicely done, sir. Good luck. Hope your wife's leg has healed up fully by now and that her strength has returned somewhat, if not fully.

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