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Old 11-18-2008, 09:35 PM   #1
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My mid life crisis

Here is a pic of my 2008 Sahara that is equiped with Tuff Country 2" spacer Lift and 295/70/17 Toyo M/T Open Country rubber on 17" Ultra Motorsports rims w/ the matching spare tire. Since this pic was taken I have installed a Smitty Built Billet Grill and a Rampage polished aluminum gas cap cover. The next to come is tint on the front windows and some seat covers. Considering a winch for a future upgrade. Having a great time fixin this new toy up. The last Jeep I had was almost 20 yrs ago and back then I couldn't afford much more than the gas to keep it on the road.
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Old 11-18-2008, 09:38 PM   #2
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shiny. welcome to the forum

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Old 11-18-2008, 09:40 PM   #3
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Welcome to WF, go get that thing dirty.
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Old 11-18-2008, 10:21 PM   #4
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Old 11-18-2008, 10:51 PM   #5
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Is it going to see any off road?
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Old 11-19-2008, 11:24 AM   #6
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how was the spacer lift to install? does it change the ride of the jeep alot? reason why I am asking my wife drives a 07' sahara,I was thinking of installing a RE spacer lift. Cant stand to even have one jeep stock. Nice looking jeep.
are you worried about scratching your wheels when you go wheeling?
only kidding, could not help myself.
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Old 11-19-2008, 11:43 AM   #7
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Old 11-19-2008, 02:51 PM   #8
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UnfortunatelyI picked it up on a Friday evening and had all the work done to it at a local tire shop the following morning so I didn't have much drive time on the factory ride, but from what I could tell there wasn't much difference in ride from the changes I made. With the spacer lift I didn't have to worry about voiding my warranty and I wanted just enough lift to make it different from stock and to get the tires under it.
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Old 11-20-2008, 06:35 AM   #9
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Midlife crisis and you bought a Jeep?
Nice, but, you were supposed to get a Vette and take off for Vegas with a stripper. You obviously didn't read the manual.

Or you're already married to a stripper...


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Old 11-21-2008, 12:37 PM   #10
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Old 11-21-2008, 02:08 PM   #11
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u need to post the next pic with the thing covered in mud or dirt, whatever you prefer.
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Old 11-21-2008, 06:54 PM   #12
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WOW! very nice. Get some dark tint to match the balck color...ASIDE from that you got yourself a good looking JEEP.
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Old 11-21-2008, 07:05 PM   #13
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Yep! Shes a peach!

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Old 02-02-2009, 08:13 PM   #14
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Change of plans

after driving it for awhile and wanting it to pull a trailer I decided to do a gear change. I ordered 4.56 gears today. Thanks for all the input from this forum to help with this decision.
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Very nice ! love black
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Old 02-02-2009, 09:14 PM   #16
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Very nice. I agree with everybody else that you need to go get it dirty now.
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Old 02-02-2009, 09:37 PM   #17
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nice choice on gears. 4.56 is great for towing and turning those tires...are they about 32"? that gear is good up to 37" running stock
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Old 02-03-2009, 08:16 AM   #18
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after driving it for awhile and wanting it to pull a trailer I decided to do a gear change. I ordered 4.56 gears today. Thanks for all the input from this forum to help with this decision.
Good choice if you're not going to go larger than a 33" tire and tow.
Let me know if the gears are noisy --- I love my 4.56's but they make a bit of noise....
What brand did you order?
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:16 PM   #19
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Nice!.... Its been 20 years for me too....
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Old 02-05-2009, 11:19 PM   #20
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Wow man. Congrats. You've come a long way from just gas money to a lot of toy-Jeep-upgrade-I have the sexiest Jeep-money.

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Old 04-14-2009, 08:22 PM   #21
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Ok so I have ordered the gears and they were supposed to be in a month ago but no show yet. Getting impatient and doing too much research which is making me question if I should have gone with 4.88. The motor is in its horse power prime at 5200 rpm and the torque at 4000 rpm. Looking for a calculator to help determine the proper gear for that rpm range.

Ya I know:
My wife thinks I have too much time on my hands if I'm worrying about somethin like this. I should have been an german engineer they always think over engineer things.
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Old 04-14-2009, 08:36 PM   #22
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Just relax.....and enjoy your Sahara. BTW, You never answered the questions back in November......is that thing ever going to get dirty? LOL ----- I just got my Black 09 Rubi last night and it is WAY too clean.....I am not a huge fan of bling/chrome on Jeeps (especially Wranglers --- seems more at home on my bosses Escalade)......but that is just me, nothing personal --- Your jeep is great, I agree with the time on the gears....
WOW.....

I hope to take it out this weekend and I know where you are coming from. I am an engineer and believe me, I want to know every single detail about everything.

Thanks for the update.
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