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Old 10-11-2012, 05:37 PM   #1
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Hey all-

Just wanted to intorduce myself, I didn't know about the local forums untill 30 min ago...

I bought my first Jeep about a month ago!
She is an 02 X
She seems to be stock except the rims and 31s.
I am planning on a 2.5" OME lift and 1" BL and some 33's by spring time.

I've never really been out on the trails but I am an avid camper/explorer of CO. Hope to meet some like minded guys/gals to show me the ropes in the spring!

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Old 10-11-2012, 06:03 PM   #2
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Welcome. Where's abouts in co are you Colorado Springs here.

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Old 10-11-2012, 06:33 PM   #3
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Welcome, and nice avatar (go Broncos). I had an 06 X for a while and I loved it.
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Lol welcome to the forum! And sorry I couldn't resist!! Pats fan here!
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:28 PM   #6
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Welcome!! This has been a awesome place for me. I have gotten to know some really good people here. I've had a great summer running with the pack. I've learned so much from some of these guys. I hope to meet you on the trail some time.
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Welcome to jeeps and the forum. There are a great bunch of guys and ladies here to go wheel with.
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Welcome!! I would consider skipping the body lift and go 3.5 SL instead. BL if your planning on some high clearance skids. there is really no other good reason for a BL IMO.
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Welcome!! I would consider skipping the body lift and go 3.5 SL instead. BL if your planning on some high clearance skids. there is really no other good reason for a BL IMO.
I'd listen to Chad. He knows where of he speaks.
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Welcome to the forum! This is a great group of guys and gals....they'll give you advice, help you fix anything you might break, and just an all around fun group to hang around with
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Lol welcome to the forum! And sorry I couldn't resist!! Pats fan here!
Haha, that's funny. Wait until we figure out that there are four quarters not just one and we'll be in business!
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Welcome. Where's abouts in co are you Colorado Springs here.
Thanks, I am now in Aurora born and raised in Denver.
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:20 AM   #13
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Welcome!! I would consider skipping the body lift and go 3.5 SL instead. BL if your planning on some high clearance skids. there is really no other good reason for a BL IMO.
Thanks for the input. With a 3.5 SL would I need any driveline changes (SYE CV) I am looking to keep it as budget friendly as possible since this is also my DD and I average at least a tank a week in town.
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Welcome!! Good to always find another Jeeper from Colorado.
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Thanks for the input. With a 3.5 SL would I need any driveline changes (SYE CV) I am looking to keep it as budget friendly as possible since this is also my DD and I average at least a tank a week in town.
I have a 4" lift and 33 on my jeep. I average 16 to 17 mpg. When I can keep it under 55 mph.
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Thanks for the input. With a 3.5 SL would I need any driveline changes (SYE CV) I am looking to keep it as budget friendly as possible since this is also my DD and I average at least a tank a week in town.
3.5 would be you max without a sye... it would be recommended to do a t-case drop which comes with the kit most of the time. if not it's cheap enough. SYE you can do later.
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3.5 would be you max without a sye... it would be recommended to do a t-case drop which comes with the kit most of the time. if not it's cheap enough. SYE you can do later.
Ok good to know I remember seeing a RE 3.5 SL kit, being new I want to make sure that I am getting the most bang for my buck. Are RE quality parts? Would it be best to go with the Bilstein 5100 series shocks with a kit like this?
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:05 PM   #19
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Haha, that's funny. Wait until we figure out that there are four quarters not just one and we'll be in business!
Amen to that!
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Welcome to the forum! I am up in Brighton, CO.

A few of us are trying to put together a run to Barbour Fork outside of Idaho Springs this Saturday (tomorrow) if you are interested.

Barbour Fork is a pretty easy trail, I have not done it myself but between some that have and traildamage.com it seems to be an interesting but easy trail.
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Welcome to the forum! I am up in Brighton, CO.

A few of us are trying to put together a run to Barbour Fork outside of Idaho Springs this Saturday (tomorrow) if you are interested.

Barbour Fork is a pretty easy trail, I have not done it myself but between some that have and traildamage.com it seems to be an interesting but easy trail.
That sounds like it'd be fun, but the honeydo list is way too long this weekend. But the good thing is that part of it includes a mandate to organize the garage so that gives me an excuse to organize it to my liking
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Thanks for the input. With a 3.5 SL would I need any driveline changes (SYE CV) I am looking to keep it as budget friendly as possible since this is also my DD and I average at least a tank a week in town.
A thought, FWIW - check out Bill's Englewood Driveshaft - I've got a 1.5" BL (it's a JKS, which includes the motor mount lift) to accommodate my Rokmen tummy tuck, plus a 2.5" SL. That was enough to whack out my angles. We had Bill do a double-cardan that was just a touch longer, so I didn't need a SYE. The double, plus the length, was perfect. It's been a dream, and it was cheap and he's awesome to work with.
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Lol welcome to the forum! And sorry I couldn't resist!! Pats fan here!
Haha, that pic is classic....he doesn't have a forehead, he has a fivehead.
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Welcome to the group. I am also a new Jeep owner. Just got a 2003 Rubicon about 3 weeks ago. This is actually our 2nd jeep. Our first was a 2000 Wrangler sport.
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Thanks, I am now in Aurora born and raised in Denver.
Welcome. Also a new jeeper. Looking to hit up some real cool trails around here. I'm in Westminster please hit me up if your interested. Always good to have a trail buddy
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:16 PM   #26
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Thanks all!

I am taking this winter to save up and do some mods that will complement our (wife and dogs) live style. I need a roof rack because we go camping at least 2 weekends a month when it is decent out and I can't pack our gear and 2 dogs in the Jeep. Also will be installing the RE 3.5 Superflex kit and 33's to give me the ability to access more trails.

Our favorite area is down around Buena Vista, we'll be out there quite a bit next year. We are also planning a week in the San Juans split between Ridgway and Ouray mostly in late July.

I'll be starting small on trails to build up confidence and then would not mind tackling some harder stuff later in the year.
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I am also saving up for the RE 3.5. :-) Its a great bunch of people on this site. Look forward to wheelin with you.

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