|02-17-2012 02:22 PM|
|DCSniksder||Thanks for all the input from everyone.|
|02-13-2012 04:39 PM|
On the trail, the only difference I found is that the Trail Grapplers are marginally better in snow than the KM2's. Otherwise, they both do well in mud, sand, and rocks.
|02-13-2012 11:42 AM|
We just did our 10th lift install in my small 2 car garage at home with simple hand tools.
A 2012 Wranlger X.
Installed old Man Emu 2" medium rate springs and OME Nitro shock absorbers.
It took 2 hours start to finish. Not as bad as you might think.
Takes longer to disconnect the sway bar links, unbolt brake line brackets, ABS tabs and ebrake line hangers than it does to install the springs and shocks.
Next step for Dirty's X is extended brake lines, bump stops and sway bars disconnects. He's already got 33" BFG KM2's and wheel spacers installed.
Yes, people will want you to help them with their Jeep lift kit. Thats parts of the fun in being a Jeep owner! You KNOW how to work on Jeeps.
Hand them a wrench and tell them what to bolts take off while you "supervise" with a cold beverage.
You'll need several 18mm wrenches (I bought racheting wrenches, love them!)and sockets, jack stands and 2 jacks.
Front pumpkin is off center you'll need two jacks to lift it high enough for jack stands to droop the axle all the way. Harbor freightt spring comprsessors are a big help too.
Oh, and for the 2012 take the brake line bracket off the spring perch too, you'll need the extra length to get the spring in. grab the top nut on the passenger side shcok with a vice grip and spin the shock body to get it off. Tight spot on the 11-12's.
|02-11-2012 06:31 PM|
Nitto Trail Grappler MT Tire Test - Four Wheeler Magazine
|02-11-2012 10:45 AM|
Just my $0.02.
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|02-11-2012 09:41 AM|
|Gate53||Some tires and skid plates should get you by for awhile. The skid plates are important. The things Chrysler call skid plates are made out of Budweiser cans. Good Luck!|
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|02-11-2012 09:09 AM|
I bought wrangler AT-Extreme tires and i love them
they were about 30% less than the Nitto terra grappler.
|02-11-2012 08:47 AM|
|Gate53||You might want to look at the BFG km2's also. And don't get the cheapest you'll need at least the 3 ton to extend up far enough to do some of the things you'll want to do. Good luck. Another thing is that Jeep as is probably has more offroad skills than you do right now, so give it a try stock.|
|02-11-2012 08:33 AM|
Check out google "project JK" and you can find complete write ups for doing most things for your Wrangler and you tube has tons of videos.
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|02-11-2012 07:13 AM|
3" BDS lift 17"xds and 35" trail grapplers
|02-10-2012 01:58 AM|
|rics1997||It's not that the Nittro trail's are not good tires because they are BUT......They are noisy on the road and one of the heavier tires you can buy putting strain on your drive train and excess weight that isn't needed for a build. Just not a great Jeep choice if you plan to drive it on the pavement. Great trail tire though.|
|02-09-2012 11:38 PM|
|Vin||If you want more flex, go with coils. Bugdet boost will give you tire clearance, but you don't gain articulation.|
|02-09-2012 11:37 PM|
What were you planning to get for $4500?
Sounds about right for lift, shocks, rims, tires, and maybe a drive shaft?
|02-09-2012 11:18 PM|
|i82much||Check out the Cooper STT before you buy.|
|02-09-2012 10:59 PM|
Over the years, I have have plenty of work done at Trick Trucks and more-recently, High Tech in Chantilly. There's just no comparison whatsoever. Go see Bobby at High Tech.
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|02-09-2012 10:33 PM|
|InvertChaos||Being in Chantilly, I am sure there are other jeepers that would help you for the cost of some adult beverages and pizza. Check out novajeepers.net|
|02-09-2012 10:31 PM|
|daggo66||Do the work yourself and save a ton of money.|
|02-09-2012 05:30 PM|
|DCSniksder||Thanks I will definately look more into the others.|
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|02-09-2012 04:43 PM|
Doesn't mean anybody has to do anything they don't wanna do. You want Nittos, have at it.
|02-09-2012 04:40 PM|
|jay-1||I have heard and read nothing but good things about the trail grapplers. why do you say not good, just curious becuase i was thinking of getting some 37's|
|02-09-2012 04:26 PM|
If your trail-to-road ratio is 1-40, as you say, you can get better road tires than the Nittos (cheaper, too) that'll perform as well or better.
Look at Cooper, GY DuraTracs, BFG's, etc.
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