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Old 04-19-2013, 11:40 AM   #31
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i was wondering how plasti-dip held up on the key holes? i dont have power locks, i feel like pushing the key in would scrape it off
Couldn't tell ya, I never use the keyholes. Only one way for you to find out right?

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Old 09-02-2013, 08:50 AM   #32
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9) Its been a crazy busy summer, but finally got to sit down (not literally) and throw these bad boys on. Drake Off Road hood catches. I do a lot of driving on small state highways and byways and the force of the wind catching the hood from oncoming semis has freaked me out more than a few times. The price tag sucks butt, but the parts feel heavy and durable. Install took 30 minutes because the nut holding the "fender" section of the latches was annoying to reach; grill must be removed. I love the look of them and will update you guys Wednesday after the 7 hour drive test!



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Old 09-24-2013, 12:45 PM   #33
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You should plasti dip the trail rated badges if you're going for the black out look. Seen it done before on here and it comes out real nice
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:29 PM   #34
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I was wondering where this guy has been.

Opened up with so much promise........Now for the follow thru.

Be prepared to Just Empty Every Pocket

Those god awful stock wheels better be gone by now.

Whats the plan goose?
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:40 PM   #35
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Go at your own pace! You've got a nice ride!
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Old 09-28-2013, 06:32 PM   #36
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Those god awful stock wheels better be gone by now.

Whats the plan goose?
Hahahaha, I agree 110%. Well, Maverick, good news: 5 packages from discount tire are "in transit." Im at work on a boat right now, getting home october 8th (as long as the weather is good, fingers crossed) and my appointment to install the lift and wheels/tires is on wednesday the 9th! Trust me man, Ive been waiting a lllllooooooooooonnnnggg time also... Im beyond stoked. Plenty of pics to follow...

outrageous: once i get some better internet connection ill check out others' results. you may be onto something....

Tyler: holy balls that thing is hot. i got 33s also, rockin the 3.21s. I dont think its gonna bother me much though, my old jeep was a 4 cylinder...
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Old 10-11-2013, 12:07 PM   #37
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After waiting and saving up since April, I FINALLY switched out the stock wheels and tires... Thank goodness. It felt wrong before. Now it feels so right. The lift kit is going on Saturday, but I couldnt wait to put the new kicks on.

Due to my 3.21 gearing and the fact that I mostly do highway mileage, I went with 33s. Because of all the awesome reviews, I also selected Wrangler Duratracs. We have rain, sleet, snow, dryness, and ice at any given time on Vermont highways, so I needed the most versatile tire possible while still taking me to and from the mountains without having to worry about snow storms. Lastly, I got Level 8 trackers for two reasons: 1) theyre cheap and 2) before I even knew they existed, I had a mental image of a wheel in that style for my jeep. They look cool.

So far I've noticed zero drop in power/acceleration. The ride feels much smoother, so it may have shaved a tiny bit off, but not enough for negative impact. I had a 4 cylinder YJ before this beast so anything with over 120 hp feels like a Ferrari to me. Sixth gear worked as normal on the highway. I have a 400 mile ride this weekend, so ill post an update on MPGs after.

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33x12.5x15 tires
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RAAAA!

I was nervous as to how it would look because of the way people talk about 35s, but I am absolutely in love with how the car sits. Itll be even sicker once the 2" kit goes on. Im glad I had time to think everything through because this is exactly what I wanted.
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:48 PM   #39
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Nice job there Goose. I'm lurking your build.
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Old 10-14-2013, 08:51 AM   #40
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Old 10-14-2013, 08:53 AM   #41
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^^ thats it with the 2" lift installed. Love it. Thanks for the compliments guys!
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:59 PM   #42
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Nice work Goose. Great Job
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Old 12-09-2013, 08:59 PM   #43
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Just read through your thread. Love your sense of humor and the way your rig is turning out!
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Old 12-18-2013, 12:11 AM   #44
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Nice build so far...we are about same in terms of what has been done..I need to catch up

Instead of the level 8s, I have the Procomp 7069s.
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Old 12-18-2013, 04:05 PM   #45
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AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME. Love the black theme you have going as well as some of the others that where posted as well. Im a bit behind you but I hope to catch up soon.
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Old 12-19-2013, 06:52 PM   #46
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Looks GREAT. I have a 2010 JK Sort. In silver but I want to get a similar set-up.

It looks like the 'P' in Jeep on the grill isn't blacked out. Am I seeing that right?
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Old 12-19-2013, 09:26 PM   #47
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1) 9" Stubby Antenna - Small mod, but I did not like the towering silver stick waving around my hood. I don't know much about antennas, so I was kind of worried about loss in signal strength, but so far, its done a better job than the stock one. Great mod, considering price, time, and "look" difference.

where did you get the stubby anntenna? stilll good reception?
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Old 02-07-2014, 12:55 PM   #48
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where did you get the stubby anntenna? stilll good reception?
I'm also interested to know where this stubby came from. Or open to others that look similar and work well if anyone knows of any.
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Old 02-07-2014, 08:02 PM   #49
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Before:


AFFTTTERRRR!!!


RAAAA!

I was nervous as to how it would look because of the way people talk about 35s, but I am absolutely in love with how the car sits. Itll be even sicker once the 2" kit goes on. Im glad I had time to think everything through because this is exactly what I wanted.

You called your JEEP a car!?


However I love the build!

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