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Old 06-09-2013, 06:52 PM   #91
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Didn't get to the trails this weekend but had some fun with the Jeep and some yard work :


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My buddy found a great craigslist deal on some 35x12.5R17 BFG KM2s with 90-95% tread on 4 and 100% tread on the spare so I finally got my old KM2s off (slicks) and got these installed today and couldn't be happier.




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Old 06-16-2013, 05:07 PM   #93
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Topless and door-less Poser shot?

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Old 06-16-2013, 05:09 PM   #94
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My buddy found a great craigslist deal on some 35x12.5R17 BFG KM2s with 90-95% tread on 4 and 100% tread on the spare so I finally got my old KM2s off (slicks) and got these installed today and couldn't be happier.



Sweet Build!

how long did your first set of KM2s last?
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Old 07-06-2013, 12:16 PM   #95
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Sweet Build!

how long did your first set of KM2s last?
Thanks, and I bought them from a buddy second hand so I only got them with 25% ish tread.
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:20 PM   #96
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Got some poser shots from this past weekend as a teaser and I'm waiting on some of the trail photos:









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Old 07-18-2013, 07:23 PM   #97
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Yes yes I know....This update is supposed to be awesome offroading pictures but it's not. Instead it is pictures of my tranny cooler!




Haven't been having the "hot oil" problem out on the trails but with the temperature here reaching over 100 degrees lately and the amount of continuous high way driving I've been doing it feels like I have the heater on and coming out by my feet so I figured the transmission was going through absolute hell so I gave it some help. TAKE CARE OF YOUR TRANNY!
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Old 07-28-2013, 05:13 PM   #98
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So I renamed my Jeep because I won some hood decals from So-Cal4x4, For your 4x4 needs. and also ordered some new "Wrangler" stickers for the quarter panels.

My Wrangler sticker was pealing:


Chose to go with the Rubicon font and I really like how they came out:







Here's a picture of the old name "Rubiconned":



Naked:


and the new name is.....

Colossus







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Old 08-13-2013, 09:07 PM   #99
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My passenger side door has been slightly out of alignment so I ordered some Magnitude Engineering hinge bushings (Magnitude Engineering) Really happy with how these came out and it lifted my door up slightly and put it back into proper alignment.

Corroded pretty good and starting to wear down:



Pounded the stock crappy bushings out with a screwdriver and a hammer. You can see the stock bushing on the end of the screwdriver:



Stock bushings vs Magnitude Engineering:



The top was all rusted and chipped so I hit all the hinges with touch-up paint:



Magnitude bushing installed:





Got some surprises shipping right now so stay tuned!
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Old 08-24-2013, 06:26 PM   #100
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Got my "surprise" I was telling you guys about in the mail recently and dragged my feet on installing it. Now after running them for a couple days I got time to snap some pictures and tell you all what I think. I got some pillar lights from www.olympusoffroad.com, really couldn't beat the price at $125 +shipping AND they threw in some rock lights which I haven't gotten around to installing yet. I am extremely impressed by the quality and light output out of these little guys......Also who says you can't run a pillar light with the Rugged Ridge Hi-Mount snorkel? On to the pictures!
Big shout out to Brandon1024 for fabbing up a custom mount for the pillar light on the Rugged Ridge snorkel:

The one on the snorkel sits slightly higher than the drivers side light but I still really like this setup:




Sexy mount:

Switches from Radioshack for $4 each:

I'll be uploading pictures soon of the light output when the sun drops and I remember to snap pictures
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Old 08-24-2013, 07:06 PM   #101
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That's cool as hell. Good job
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That's cool as hell. Good job
Thanks, I'm really happy how it came out.
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Old 08-25-2013, 12:40 AM   #103
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Nice rig! Like the name change!
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Very Nice Build.
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Old 08-25-2013, 04:05 AM   #105
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Nice rig! Like the name change!
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Very Nice Build.
Thanks guys, appreciate the compliments.
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:54 AM   #106
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Great job man on the lights, very cool. The build is looking great!
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Old 08-26-2013, 01:13 AM   #107
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Really happy with the light output and the lights in general so I got in contact with Olympus Off Road to see if there was anything I could do for them to gain exposure. Fortunately, it was suggested that I do what I normally do and post to forums! Basically they want to keep track of how much exposure the forums could give them. So if these posts have helped anyone make a decision and pull the trigger on the lights please enter the coupon code "mrbright" at www.olympusoffroad.com , I referred you to them, it helps them know more details about where sales come from.

On to the pictures:

Just the pillar lights:



Pillar lights and headlights:



Just the headlights:



Brights:



Just pillars:



Different backdrop now.

Headlights:


Headlights/pillar lights:



Brights/pillar lights:



I hope you liked the pictures! Thanks for dropping in
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:56 AM   #108
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Awesome jeep, that is an impressive build.
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:39 PM   #109
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Great job man on the lights, very cool. The build is looking great!
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Awesome jeep, that is an impressive build.

Thanks for the compliments and dropping in guys! Appreciate the positive feedback
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Bought a Rigid Industries Dually for $40 from a buddy for a backup light. Got some time to get the light wired up to the other switch I had initially mounted on my A-pillar. After running the Olympus pillars for some time now and comparing to the Rigid I am definitely not impressed with the Rigid and will be selling it ASAP for what I bought it for and wiring in an Olympus pod. I really like where it is mounted and I'm glad this Teraflex hinge has these additional bolt holes to accept whatever crazy idea(s) I think up.





When I fully open the tailgate it clears the taillight. BARELY:





Also the bracket barely clears the Teraflex hinge:



But it works! I'll get some light output photos sometime soon.
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I've been so busy but as promised here is the light output on the Rigid Industries Dually that I had mounted for a rear backup light. Sorry it isn't the best picture:



I think I wasn't very impressed with it as a backup light because it looks to be a "spot" pattern. I've replaced it with Olympus Off Road's 1 LED pod light that is flood/spot combo and it surprisingly throws more light off to the sides and that's what I needed as a backup light. I want to try that "diffused" pattern though:



That's what it looks like. I'll get some pictures of it mounted on the Teraflex carrier and light output. Sorry not a ton of pictures but it's late and I'm exhausted.
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Got the Teraflex adjustable mount for my birthday! Hopefully install pictures soon.
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I got the Teraflex adjustable carrier installed in conjunction with my already installed Teraflex hinge mount. Really excited with the improvement over the stock carrier and all the adjustable options I have now. On with the pictures!

For part of the install you have to press the tire stud mounts into the Teraflex mount and it would have went a lot smoother if I didn't just have hand tools so this was the hardest part for me. Got creative though and it worked out:







Used a socket and a wrench as a spacer and used one of the supplied bolts to thread the studs in. It was a pain but it worked. Here's my victory photo :



As you can see I mounted the studs at the highest possible setting (for a 37inch tire) Even though I have a "35" KM2 I wanted to gain as much height as I could for a better departure angle.

Make sure you have a T20 to remove the 3rd brake light from it's housing because you'll be reusing it:





Mounted up the adjustable mount:



and slid in the actual part that you mount the spare to (this is also adjustable depth wise, so you can have it sit out from the tailgate as far as it will go or pull it in nice and tight)



I remember when I was reading into getting the adjustable mount I saw some threads with people have problems with the weld cracking. Looks like Teraflex reinforced this with some beefy gussets and also at the bottom of this picture you can kind of see how it slides and theres 2 bolts at the bottom to tighten it in the spot you choose:



All finished :



Side shot (I pulled it in as close as possible with my rims backspacing and I actually have it up against the rubber bumpstop:

My tire use to sit on my bumper and I gained 2 inches of height :



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Old 12-07-2013, 01:50 AM   #114
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Update: Pulled the trigger on Poison Spyder front (narrow) and rear crusher fenders, hopefully will be installed and painted before Xmas. Stay tuned.
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Poison Spyder narrow fenders arrived! Even though I won't be installing for a bit I had to unbox them. Brought them up to my bedroom also, they're sleeping with me until installed ....

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Old 12-19-2013, 01:46 PM   #116
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Got my dads storage unit all set up for fenders painting!



Unfortunately it doesn't have electricity so we are using a propane heater:


Fenders are all primed:




Hopefully will be doing the paint tomorrow. Been reading a lot on what people like to use and my buddy suggested this stuff:


I've also heard just Rustoleum textured, Duplicolor bed coating, and everything else. Suggestions ?
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Moved the fenders over to our home garage because it's a lot smaller of an area to heat up and the bedliner needs to be 70F+ to cure. And so it begins…




Going with the Rustoleum Truck Bed Armor for now, thanks to everyone that has chimed in.
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Decided to finally open up the instructions and came across the "DO NOT PAINT OR POWDERCOAT" basically Poison Spyder wants you to test fit them first in case there's any issues:



Whoops:


I absolutely love how this Rustoelum Truck Bed Coating came out. Very happy with it and it sprayed out a lot better and didn't clog like the Duplicolor Bed Armor did when I used that for my front bumper.





Hopefully I will have them installed in the next couple weeks. The instructions seem to be very tedious.
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very nice!!!
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