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Old 07-20-2013, 09:46 AM   #511
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Anyone know what the metric conversion is for 33 inch tires with a 16 or 16.5 rim? Everywhere I look everything's metric and idk wtf I'm doing.
It depends on what width you want also, because the way a metric tire works is that the first number is how wide the tire is in MMs and the second number is the percentage of that width that is how tall the sidewall is. So a 285/75 is like a 33x11.5 while a 305/70 is about a 33x12.5

http://www.4lo.com/calc/gearmetric.php

That is a link to a converter, you just type in the numbers for the metric size and it spits out the standard size.

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Sweet, then ill definitely go with the bds coils and im already ordering bilstein 5100s. Its good to know you are clearing 35's with the 2" and a body lift, as thats the direction I want to take, hopefully with some metalcloaks or rokmen highlines, although those will come after the hp30 and possibly a tummy tuck . Are you experiencing any vibes?
I will likely end up with 5100s. I am just going to run the N2.0s until I decide on the route I am going to go for the rear......4-link, outboard shocks, etc. I'm not making that move today, but possibly in the near future.
For additional reference, my wheels are 15x8 with 4" BS.
With front hi-lines, there will not be any clearance issues offroad.

I don't have any vibes. I am running a 1" MML though...no tcase drop. I have a SYE and CV ds to install as soon as the rear adj. control arms are done.
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Got a couple more boxes 'o fun in yesterday.

(one gallon for my TJ, one gallon for my buddy's TJ, and 2 quarts for the golf cart )....small box has the quarts and the Schutz gun.

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Got a couple more boxes 'o fun in yesterday.

(one gallon for my TJ, one gallon for my buddy's TJ, and 2 quarts for the golf cart )....small box has the quarts and the Schutz gun.
Monstaliner is a great product, had it on my floors for a year now.
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:14 AM   #516
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^ this is always good to hear. I am going to torture myself with extra prep work and spray it. I can't wait to have something down there other than scuffed up, dirty bare tub.
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Ok, this is the point where someone needs to slap me around and tell me to finish some projects before ordering more parts


I have decided to centralize all of the accessory wiring. I am going to set up a board or box to house a fuse panel and relays, with a common 12V and ground. I figure with a 50" light bar, pair of duallys, 13" light bar, CB radio, winch, sub amp, rock lights to come, camera setup to come, etc. it is time to get this cleaned up. The amp, winch, and this setup should be the only items connected directly to the battery.


I started by ordering 10 relays with female connectors with pigtails. The female connectors are not completely necessary, but they make the connection fool proof and the color coded wires will help my brain, and it needs all it can get these days. I don't need 10 today, but of course will be adding items as time goes on...rock lights, cameras, rear lights, etc. so better to have extra ready to go now.






I really like the Blue Sea fuse panel as it comes with a cover and labels. Under that cover is a 12 terminal fuse block with ground panel, all with common 12v and ground. What I don't like about this item is the cost. It comes in around $50 shipped. With the concept in my eye, and a cheaper price on my mind, I found this panel. It is a marine fuse panel (14 fuse pictured, but mine ordered with 10) that has all of the same features as the Blue Sea panel, except for the cover. It uses spade connections vs the screw-type of the BS panel. I like the cover and the screw-type connections, but I liked the $19 price tag of this one better.






My next step is to decide whether I will mount these to a flat panel or inside a box. I like the idea of a plastic 'project box' like you can get from Radio Shack. The fit will be tight, which is fine other than the process of mounting everything in there. The option to seal it water tight is appealing; however, I am not really sure that is necessary considering nothing is that way currently.






The final step is going to be finding a multi wire loom that I can run from the box behind the dash to the switches. All of my lights are and will be switched using custom OTRATTW switches.
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Old 08-02-2013, 01:51 PM   #518
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Just dropped off the new windshield light brackets with the powder coater. I should have those next week. I have another item coming that I am really excited about. I will share when it comes in.
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Picked up the brackets. They turned out great!...excuse the greasy finger smudges.

These are from Motobilt (www.motobilt.com[/URL]). They are a great design and I can't say enough nice things about Dan Dubose (the owner of motobilt); he has been great to deal with on these and some other products.

You can look back to previous posts about the Poison Spyder mounts that I was testing out. They are a solid mount, but had some design shortcomings. The Motobilt brackets pick up where PSC left off and created a great setup.

These brackets have a thin spacer welded to the backside down where it bolts on that space the mounts away from the windshield frame enough to run the wires down so you can get them behind the cowl. The PSC brackets don't have this which makes hiding the wires impossible.
These also go all the way down the side of the windshield to utilize the lower bolt hole where the PSC mounts come up short and do not use that bolt point. The design makes for a more complete look.

Like the PSC brackets, these are made with 3/16" steel and have a slight bend/break in them part way up to keep them as close to the windshield frame as possible.

Motobilt also offers optional lower light tabs for a nominal fee.

I hope to get these mounted up soon!



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Those came out really nice, Patrick!!! Jealousy over here!!! Looking forward to the pics of it all mounted up!

You using switches from OTRATTW.COM? They have switches with identities for light bars like the one you'll be mounting.
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Thanks Paul! I am really happy with the end product. Dan over at Motobilt is awesome to deal with.

I am using OTRATTW switches. When I switched to these LED bars, I changed switches from their Contura II to the Contura V to get the custom LED icons.












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Looks great man! We really need to get together and wheel sometime! I just built a DBox5 and I'm extremley happy with the end result!
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Patrick, that looks REALLY nice. Powdercoating really came out nice!
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Looks great man! We really need to get together and wheel sometime! I just built a DBox5 and I'm extremley happy with the end result!
Thanks! We definitely do need to get some wheeling in. Have you found our local group on FaceBook yet, Katy Off Road Enthusiast - KORE.
We have our monthly meetup this Thursday at Midway BBQ. You should come out.

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Patrick, that looks REALLY nice. Powdercoating really came out nice!
Thanks! I am very happy with the end result. I am happy to have found a PC shop that does such a good job too. I hope to be able to drop off a couple more new goodies to them later this week.
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What time is the meet up??
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6:30 gather in parking lot to talk and stare at each other's Jeeps. We'll go in around 7:30 to eat.....and then back outside til 9:30 or staring and talking more.
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Haha alright I joined the group on Facebook. My names Bryan. Just a local high school kid.
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Bryan, I'm glad you joined! No worries about age. We're all just there for Jeeps.



An order of goodies just shipped out yesterday for my Jeep. Really excited about this delivery!
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I should be there on Thursday and what did you order =D? I'm trying to get my hands on a set of 8 dureflex control arms.
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My new front bumper from MotoBilt came in yesterday, along with some universal light bar mounts for my 13" bars.

I am totally excited about this bumper. Dan DuBose is a wizard with the welder. I saw this bumper when I was ordering the light bar brackets and just had to have it. It fits my 'stubby' front bumper preference, and adds some style that mine does not have. It is all 3/16" plate and weighs gobs less than my current 1/4" plate bumper.
I will be adding the Genright trail stinger to it....glad I never got around to installing it on the current bumper!
I just ordered his fairlead mount to go with this. It is also 3/16" steel and mounts under the winch, so effectively, the winch mount is doubled up 3/16" steel.




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Very nice! Sorry I didn't make it yesterday. Idk if you saw the Facebook post but my girlfriend got into an accident so I had to handle that.
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Patrick, looks great. Too bad it didn't come in a few days earlier and you could have powdercoated it. BUT since you're welding the stinger onto it, do that first, get the spatter grinded off, then PC it.
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Very nice! Sorry I didn't make it yesterday. Idk if you saw the Facebook post but my girlfriend got into an accident so I had to handle that.
Yeah, man I saw that. I hope she is ok! Gotta take care of your lady first. We meet up once a month...3rd Thursday. We are doing a BBQ rotation...Midway yesterday, Spring Creek next month, Rudys, then Doziers.

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Patrick, looks great. Too bad it didn't come in a few days earlier and you could have powdercoated it. BUT since you're welding the stinger onto it, do that first, get the spatter grinded off, then PC it.
Thanks! I sure like it. He offers a trail style stinger, but I did not have that added since I already have one waiting to do something with it.
I ordered the fairlead mount just a few minutes ago.
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Going to regear the stock axles. Ordered 4.88 gears and master install kits from Ten Factory as well as a set of their chromo rear shafts (27 spline....not adding a locker) for a little piece of mind. Staying with 27 spline, the stock shafts will make reasonable spares.

I really did not plan to invest any money into the stock axles, but with everything going on with the baby coming and house a couple months from being done, I really can't go crazy with full axle swaps, and I do want to drive/wheel the Jeep in the meantime.

It is possible that I will add an upgraded set of chromo stock splined front shafts, along with new u-joints as 'upgraded maintenance'.
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In non-Jeep, but tow-rig/DD news, I added a 21" LED light bar to the F-250. I modified a Rigid mount to work with my brand of light bar.


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Purdy!

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A little birdy told me you have a bit more done than that...
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Smart birdy!

Finished adding the tubes and the fairlead mount came in.




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That's developing to be one mean, looking jeep, Sir
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Thank you! I am really happy with the stance currently. Some new front fenders will give it come edge as well.

I dropped the bumper off with the powder coater on Monday. I hope to have that back before the weekend.

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