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Old 03-21-2013, 07:37 AM   #331
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Aren't you worried about clearance? It seems like its putting the system in a delicate spot for break-over clearance, no?

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Old 03-21-2013, 07:38 AM   #332
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OMG Kramer! Awesome job on the sliders & so jealous of the exhaust!! I must admit I even cringed just looking at the pic of you drilling holes in it.

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Aren't you worried about clearance? It seems like its putting the system in a delicate spot for break-over clearance, no?
Nah, I'm not really worried about clearance with the exhaust. It doesn't hang as low as the picture appears. If the can were to get crushed I'd likely have more important things to worry about.

I should take a better picture to give perspective on how much it hangs below the frame rails. It's not below the frame rails more than 2" maybe.

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OMG Kramer! Awesome job on the sliders & so jealous of the exhaust!! I must admit I even cringed just looking at the pic of you drilling holes in it.
Thanks! LOL, yeah, the drilling part is a big step to take. But this Big Green Jeep lost its drilling/sawing virginity early on!
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The sliders look awesome, great job putting them on! Thanks for sharing all of the pics and the step-by-step posts, really helpful for those of us just getting started on mods. Your build is one of my favorites, as is this thread due to your detailed posts and pics.

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Old 03-27-2013, 07:44 PM   #336
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I ordered Bestop HighRock Element doors for my Jeep. I went with their newer matte black version instead of the older shiny finish. I picked them up from Amazon.

The fronts arrived today so I had to put them on of course. The rears are backordered and won't be in until next month unfortunately.







These things are effing hard looking IMO!

I had planned to get them painted Commando Green to match, but I'm thinking I'll leave them black. I like how they contrast with the CG and tie in with my JCR sliders.

I ordered some OEM-style mirrors to go on and they should be here in a few days.

I'm going to do a new dedicated thread to review these fully.
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:36 PM   #337
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Great write-up on the sliders. I love being able to see things from a customers perspective so we can make changes to make installs easier. I noticed in your bag photo that the nutsert "tool" wasn't properly assembled, so I went out and checked and there was a breakdown in our assembly instructions for our bolt kits somewhere. They are supposed to have two washers, one between the bolt head and the nut, and one between the nut and the nutsert itself. This gives the nutsert a better bearing surface to crush against and makes a clean crush. I checked our install instructions and it does show the tool assembled like this, but I think that once it gets printed off in black and white the detail gets lost.

So I've had someone fix every bolt kit we have in stock (sucks to be that guy :b) and I'm working on making the installation instructions clearer. So I apologize that you had to be the one to point this problem out to us. But your pain was not for naught. They do look AWESOME on there.

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Old 03-28-2013, 04:40 PM   #338
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Great write-up on the sliders. I love being able to see things from a customers perspective so we can make changes to make installs easier. I noticed in your bag photo that the nutsert "tool" wasn't properly assembled, so I went out and checked and there was a breakdown in our assembly instructions for our bolt kits somewhere. They are supposed to have two washers, one between the bolt head and the nut, and one between the nut and the nutsert itself. This gives the nutsert a better bearing surface to crush against and makes a clean crush. I checked our install instructions and it does show the tool assembled like this, but I think that once it gets printed off in black and white the detail gets lost.

So I've had someone fix every bolt kit we have in stock (sucks to be that guy :b) and I'm working on making the installation instructions clearer. So I apologize that you had to be the one to point this problem out to us. But your pain was not for naught. They do look AWESOME on there.

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I am very glad to see you guys making changes on the fly and responding to customers' inputs. I'm also very happy to help any way I can to pay it forward to the next guy doing mods.

That change alone to the nutsert tool alone will make things much easier on the installer tackling this job.

Thanks Daryl for dropping by this thread and providing the update.

A PM is on its way.
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A PM is on its way.
And a pic of K2K sporting the garment upgrade is expected

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Old 03-28-2013, 04:45 PM   #340
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I ordered my Jeep on August 7 from Brian and Ryan at Fields CDJR in Sanford, FL. Anyone considering a Jeep purchase should give these guys a chance, they were fantastic to deal with. Highly recommended.

I picked up my 2013 Commando Green JKUR last Saturday.

Here it is in all it's stockness. Better drink it in because it won't stay like that for long. LOL

I drove it home and it had 155 miles on it when I put in the garage and threw it on jack stands. Installation of the Rock Krawler 2.5" Max Travel Pro lift commenced on Monday. I was only able to work on it for a few hours a day in the evenings. I ran into a few hiccups along the way, but overall it was a pretty straightforward job.

Here is how it sat with the lift installed but on stock wheels and tires.

I took it to Discount Tire on Friday to get my 35" Goodyear MTR w/K tires and 15" Black Rock Vipers installed. I was so giddy when I saw these bad boys go on.

Here it is with the new wheels and tires and lift.

I love these wheels a lot! Thanks KJeeper for making these wheels cool. His setup helped me make a decision to jump on the Vipers. I love the look.

To be continued....
I also got my 2013 2dr JK from Fields with Victor. Excellent experience. Enjoy your JKUR!
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I'll sport it around town for a week straight if they send me one of their rear bumpers with the shirt.
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:04 PM   #342
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kramer2k,

Have you found anyone that has painted the Bestop doors to match? I think they look great in black and now even better in matte and I have never even thought of painting them to match. However, since you brought it up, I would like to see some pictures of rigs where this has been done but so far in my Googling the interwebs I am not able to find any.
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Have you found anyone that has painted the Bestop doors to match? I think they look great in black and now even better in matte and I have never even thought of painting them to match. However, since you brought it up, I would like to see some pictures of rigs where this has been done but so far in my Googling the interwebs I am not able to find any.
I have not found anyone that has painted the Bestop Element doors. I looked high and low around the web.

I got the idea from a set of Body Armor Trail Doors I saw painted yellow by a guy here on WF. His looked pretty freakin awesome.

I'm going to run them black for a while and see how I like them. I'm pretty certain I'll end up leaving them because I love the contrast they provide with the CG and they marry well with my JCR sliders.

With that said, I think they'd look pretty awesome paint matched too. I haven't gone as far as getting a quote on paint matching yet either.
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Finally found some photos and while I think it looks pretty good, it doesn't look "mean" and "tough" enough for my tastes. Looks like something you might see on a Land Rover Defender used in safari for retirees.

IMAG0166.jpg Photo by Yamaha90_2006 | Photobucket

It is ok, but when I eventually get them I think I am going to leave them black.
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Finally found some photos and while I think it looks pretty good, it doesn't look "mean" and "tough" enough for my tastes. Looks like something you might see on a Land Rover Defender used in safari for retirees.

IMAG0166.jpg Photo by Yamaha90_2006 | Photobucket

It is ok, but when I eventually get them I think I am going to leave them black.
You know what, you're right. I don't think I care for them paint matched, at least not on that silver JK.
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You know what, you're right. I don't think I care for them paint matched, at least not on that silver JK.
Yeah Kramer, stay Black! Ugh-ly to that color match...
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:29 PM   #347
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hey krammer the antenna you got, hows the FM pick up on that?
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:39 PM   #348
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hey krammer the antenna you got, hows the FM pick up on that?
I actually can't comment on that. LOL I use Pandora almost exclusively, with a little iPhone stored music and Podcasts other times.

I haven't used FM in my Jeep since I bought it other than a few accidental minutes. And testing my new HU installation. But I can say reception was fine those few times. We have strong signals and consistent terrain here in Jax.
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:32 PM   #349
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Here are some updated pictures from out and about today. I went to my the bike shop and picked up a new ride, a Trek Speed Concept 2.5TT for my triathlon training.

The weather is amazing around here finally.

The rear Bestop Element doors are ordered, but on backorder right now.





The new ride!

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Old 03-30-2013, 02:40 PM   #350
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Rugged Ridge Soft Top Boot

I decided to give the Rugged Ridge Soft Top Boot a try since I tire of messing with all the fabric back there when my top is dropped. It really gets in the way of the trunk area.

The boot really does a decent job of tidying things up back there. It was a hassle installing for the first time but I think the time will shorten drastically with each subsequent installation. There is a certain learning curve involved the first time.

I can see it ripping over time after weathering a bit. We'll see how it holds up. There is a lot of pressure on the very top, back corners where the hard pieces of the soft top header back poke into the boot.

On to the pictures!

I had to put some weight on the top to get the boot tabs seated under the belt line lip.





This is sort of sloppy along the tailgate.



Look at all the fabric in that boot!



A little cleaner back there.

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Looks good I just ordered that soft top cover last week :-D
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Old 03-30-2013, 04:19 PM   #352
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Just got that same exhaust in the mail yesterday after reading your review and a few other around. Looking forward to putting it on this afternoon.

Thanks for all the good info you share on here man!
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The cover is great. I had the same one on my 2010; but, like you said, it did rip at about 2.5 years. I think I'm going to grab another one for my 2013 anyways -- it just looks too good!
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The tailgate area is sloppy because you didn't put the tailgate bar on. You're supposed to take the bar off the window and slide it onto the ridge on the boot, and then it will hold the boot nice and taut against the tailgate.

Also, 2 questions:

1. Is yours a premium top?
2. Where did you get the cargo net from?
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Damn good thread! Some great ideas...
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The tailgate area is sloppy because you didn't put the tailgate bar on. You're supposed to take the bar off the window and slide it onto the ridge on the boot, and then it will hold the boot nice and taut against the tailgate.

Also, 2 questions:

1. Is yours a premium top?
2. Where did you get the cargo net from?
Ooooooohhhhhhhh. I didn't realize they wanted me to reuse the tail gate bar. Great input. Much appreciated.

1. I do have the premium top.
2. I got the net from Amazon. I link to it earlier on in this thread when I talk about adding it.

Edit: check this post: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/kra...ml#post2970450
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Here are some updated pictures from out and about today. I went to my the bike shop and picked up a new ride, a Trek Speed Concept 2.5TT for my triathlon training.
The new ride!

Nice looking tt/tri bike! needs some aero wheels! like the Bontrager Aeolus! 60mm front and a 90mm rear works great and isnt to bad even with side winds (I have a HED Jet 6/9 combo which is the same carbon profile since HED designed the Aeolus). Good luck on your tri training, I might be bringing a bike or 2 down to Jeep Beach swing by and see our tent!

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Ooooooohhhhhhhh. I didn't realize they wanted me to reuse the tail gate bar. Great input. Much appreciated.

1. I do have the premium top.
2. I got the net from Amazon. I link to it earlier on in this thread when I talk about adding it.

Edit: check this post: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/kra...ml#post2970450
Did you happen to try the tail gate bar? I didn't see that mentioned in the directions. Hmmmmmm!
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Did you happen to try the tail gate bar? I didn't see that mentioned in the directions. Hmmmmmm!
I didn't get a chance yet. I was about to last night when I was tooling around in the garage but then got side tracked for some reason or another.

I'll do that tonight and take a couple pictures.

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