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Today 12:36 PM
DBoat
Quote:
Originally Posted by scottieg40 View Post
Ya'll have the rampage soft top? I'm considering buying that
I have had mine over a year now without issue.. you will see a mixed bag on opinions, usually really like it to those that really dont. it was a tight fit the first time on, but I shoulda waited to a warmer day to do it.. I only run safari and dont use the windows at all now. I run either a Bestop duster or I have custom aluminum duster for carrying the ARB freezer/fridge. I also run with a VDP windstopper.. to me (and the wife) best of all worlds, when I have the doors on, can run heat or a/c and stay comfy. I have a spyderwebshade but the wife is to fair to run with it, she needs complete coverage, no sun.. so we are back to the safari..
Today 10:44 AM
samizdad
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Originally Posted by Jeeplover1 View Post
Wasnt bad was it.. Did you flush your heater-core? I did everything but replace the bottom hose! 2 days later it sprung a leak! Sucked
No, didn't flush. Kind of afraid to, may start a leak. LOL Running nice and cool now. The radiator I pulled out still had mud in it even after several washings.
Today 09:56 AM
Jeeplover1
Quote:
Originally Posted by DBoat View Post
Oh, I am thinking taking the entire top off and putting it back on.. I run safari all the time.. so the windows arent too bad, the entire top is a whole 'nother kettle of fish.. imho
Oh ya i agree 100%. Still love it
Today 07:04 AM
Jeffk1975 took out what was left of the coil spacers...




I picked up a RC 4" kit from a friend really cheap so I'm installing that to keep my 33"s off the body since I just bought the Jeep and have invested money in other mechanical repairs so my budget is shot.

Got the front mostly installed last night. Waiting on the adjustable track bar I ordered to get here...



I'll eventually replace the RC parts with better stuff. But it will work for now. I can already see to the lower CA's limit the articulation.
Yesterday 11:29 PM
gwofford11
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Originally Posted by PantherWingsfan View Post
Can't wait to get mine done. Unhooked it for now. My new Kicker should be here by Friday! Drop right in?
for mine not really a "drop in". I had to shave some of the inside a little bit. I used a knife, which I don't recommend but you don't have to do much.
Yesterday 10:49 PM
blade4804
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scruffy Wilson View Post
didnt eaven know that was a thing.. not sure what to think of it..
Bestop made them 6 years ago and they stopped selling about 3 years ago. I don't have a backseat or a top and this way I can keep everything locked away without my stuff rolling around the back and under my seat im not done yet. I'm gonna build a rack to go about 3 inches above it to hold a cooler and other camping gear
Yesterday 09:56 PM
PantherWingsfan
Quote:
Originally Posted by scottieg40 View Post
Replaced the factory (blown) sub-woofer with a Kicker. Sounds so much better.
Can't wait to get mine done. Unhooked it for now. My new Kicker should be here by Friday! Drop right in?
Yesterday 09:50 PM
12vtman
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Originally Posted by scottieg40 View Post
Replaced the factory (blown) sub-woofer with a Kicker. Sounds so much better.
Does the kicker fit right in or do you have to mod the console some to get it done?
Yesterday 09:40 PM
scottieg40 Replaced the factory (blown) sub-woofer with a Kicker. Sounds so much better.
Yesterday 09:33 PM
43doggs I talked about it! I talk about it every day I'm addicted.
Yesterday 09:24 PM
scottieg40
Quote:
Originally Posted by DBoat View Post
Oh, I am thinking taking the entire top off and putting it back on.. I run safari all the time.. so the windows arent too bad, the entire top is a whole 'nother kettle of fish.. imho
Ya'll have the rampage soft top? I'm considering buying that
Yesterday 09:23 PM
Sinister6 Got out on some trails after mounting new rubber on Beadlocks...great day!
Yesterday 09:19 PM
DBoat
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeeplover1 View Post
Mine is two windows and a back window! 3 straps, 4 zippers.. Super easy! Im talking about leaving the top (safari) on
Oh, I am thinking taking the entire top off and putting it back on.. I run safari all the time.. so the windows arent too bad, the entire top is a whole 'nother kettle of fish.. imho
Yesterday 08:50 PM
Scruffy Wilson
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Originally Posted by blade4804 View Post
I finally got one!! Bestop extendatrunk!!

didnt eaven know that was a thing.. not sure what to think of it..
Yesterday 08:27 PM
blade4804 I finally got one!! Bestop extendatrunk!!
Yesterday 06:28 PM
gnater76
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeeplover1 View Post
Really? Mine rides like a damn wagon after my llift
I put the 2.5" OME with HD nitros on in April. Big improvement over the stock and worn Rubi 2006 gear. Mines a hard top LJ with bumpers, so I don't mind erring on the stiff side. What load rating are yours??
Yesterday 05:17 PM
ben_ Posted yesterday that I was getting wrangler authorities. ended up with 31" DuraTrac's. oh well love the look
Yesterday 05:07 PM
Maderor
Quote:
Originally Posted by gwofford11 View Post
how do you like it?
I love it. Super easy to install and looks great especially with all the mounting points for the lights. Not to mention if you have a winch it would protect it really well.
Yesterday 05:05 PM
Mamefreak New trailing o2 sensors as they were out of range but not coding yet (130k on them) changed the speedo gear from 36 to 34 and finally reconnected the light bar wiring to my power management box. I'm thinking I'll do my cooling system replacement this weekend if I can Prime a high flow water pump in time.
Yesterday 04:01 PM
Holton345
Quote:
Originally Posted by OregonBear70
When I installed the Rough Country lift it did ride like a lumber wagon, After replacing the shocks with Old Man Emu, it does still ride a little rough but a whole better. Trying to send the whole Rough Country lift back to them now.
Same here. I finally determined that my no-name lift with covered wagon springs and bone dry hydro shocks were probably Rough Country. (It was essentially 4" coils, shocks and a TC drop. Perhaps track bars, but they are not adjustable and look stock, so maybe not...)

I got the Metalcloak 3.5" kit with all eight aluminum, double adjustable arms, track bars, front brake lines, bump stops, etc. and OME Nitrochargers.

It is not stock JK smooth, but it is fairly close to stock TJ smooth. The MC springs are not as good as Currie, probably, but they are nice. I love the Duroflex joints, which was the main selling point to me, and I really liked the OME shocks I have experienced.

In short, the RC gear - old and blown out - was a joy to rip out and be done with. The fact that I did not simply put in new budget stuff to replace it (which would have been many steps up in improvement to the painful ride I was getting) and put in Metalcloak and OME makes my TJ smile.

It is a very comfortable ride now for a lifted TJ. I agree with you about the OME. They are not plush like a Cadillac or other land yacht, but they are head and shoulders above what I had. I like them better than the Bilstein 5100s on my JK.

Massive improvement over old, played out RC stuff, and probably a decent step up from new RC stuff, too. But even the less costly gear rides really well for a while. It just seems to deteriorate much faster and much farther than more costly stuff. At least this seems to be the case with both suspension components and tires.
Yesterday 03:47 PM
Holton345
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ocampo2005 View Post
Put some paint protection film on my door sills very clear film hardly noticeable
HAHAHA!!! My 2003 came to me last summer. It had been beat upon severely by the PO. He had put the same tape there years ago.

Needless to say, having been off-roaded to excess and very poorly maintained by this guy, the paint on my tub is a chewed up. Mostly it is damaged on the doors and in the door sills. I think he severely scratched the doors either taking them off or storing them. The door sills, though - wow! He wore through to the bright silver metal, polishing it with his thigh or butt. (He was fairly short and the TJ has a 4"+ lift.)

It looked so bad that I ended up peeling the tape you used off. It was very hard to remove. After almost a decade it was still sticking well. So you will not have to worry about it coming up against your will, for certain.

I peeled it all off on one side and gave up, leaving it on the other. It is shredded.

I bought the more heavy duty Mopar plastic sill protectors that stick on with some high tack 3M tape strips. They do not look great, but man, the trashed paint is now hidden and the covers match my rock rails well. I call it a win.

I will eventually get more of the tape that Mopar puts on these. Then I will remove the covers and buff the bare metal and remove any surface rust. Then I will spot prime and then spray on some paint I got at the dealer with a fine tipped air gun. It will not be a good paint job at all. But it will look better at first glance and protect the metal. Then I will reapply the sill covers and keep them there.

You will not have to be gentle with that tape as it is thick and sort of elastic, resisting tears and scuffs, but you can easily CUT it with anything sharp, even a screwdriver. If you cut it THEN it will tear a bit fairly easily. At that point your paint is unprotected in those spots, so you still need to be careful when getting in or out.

I gave up and opted for the more severe treatment. But it worked out well for me.

Personally I like black accents on a white TJ, so if you ever decide to opt for the plastic sill covers like I did it would look pretty good. They will never look as clean as that tape you put on, though. Great job! It is invisible!
Yesterday 03:39 PM
OregonBear70
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeeplover1 View Post
Really? Mine rides like a damn wagon after my llift

When I installed the Rough Country lift it did ride like a lumber wagon, After replacing the shocks with Old Man Emu, it does still ride a little rough but a whole better. Trying to send the whole Rough Country lift back to them now.


Yesterday 02:22 PM
Jeeplover1
Quote:
Originally Posted by samizdad View Post
New radiator, lower hose, thermostat and cap. Upper hose was replaced before. Developed a leak after some mudding last week. https://www.dropbox.com/s/s7mgjez5kt...2019.12.17.jpg
Wasnt bad was it.. Did you flush your heater-core? I did everything but replace the bottom hose! 2 days later it sprung a leak! Sucked
Yesterday 02:20 PM
Jeeplover1
Quote:
Originally Posted by OregonBear70 View Post
Replaced the Rough Country shocks that are about a month and a half old with some awesome riding Old Man Emu shocks. Damn what a difference!!
Really? Mine rides like a damn wagon after my llift
Yesterday 02:19 PM
Jeeplover1
Quote:
Originally Posted by DBoat View Post
you have skills.. no way I could get mine ON in 5 min.. off, yes, but not on..
Mine is two windows and a back window! 3 straps, 4 zippers.. Super easy! Im talking about leaving the top (safari) on
Yesterday 01:02 PM
Ocampo2005 Put some paint protection film on my door sills very clear film hardly noticeable
Yesterday 09:32 AM
Ryans Rebel
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Originally Posted by Ryans Rebel View Post
Today I finished installing my Zone 3" suspension lift.
Here is the before, after with same tires (31x1050x15) and the after-after with 32x1150x15s. Looks classic to me!

Getting an alignment tomorrow morning.
Yesterday 06:51 AM
gwofford11
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Originally Posted by Maderor View Post
Installed my new smittybilt src front bumper.
how do you like it?
Yesterday 05:27 AM
Maderor Installed my new smittybilt src front bumper.

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Yesterday 04:25 AM
mikhail2400 Installed new battery terminals which completed the wiring for my CB.
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