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03-21-2012 10:12 PM
Lab Lover
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Originally Posted by kbwwolf View Post
That's how my first two choices were...both Pro Comps. A guy at Rimz actually recommended the ATX wheels to me. I'd never heard of em. When I look back on it now I'm glad I couldn't get either of the Pro Comps.

Nothing sticks to the teflon ATX wheels...they're the John Gotti of rims.

I had two things that were a must when choosing wheels, easy to clean and black or charcoal in color. I've got the ATX Artillary wheels in Teflon and LOVE them!!

I've only had them for two weeks, but notice after a big rain and the crap on the road they are still clean. Nothing does stick to them, it's pretty nice.
03-21-2012 09:43 PM
chris.george Not going to get jealous, not going to get jealous.... too late.


It was 72║ here today with some wind and clouds... but no naked Jeep for me
03-21-2012 07:44 PM
kbwwolf
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Originally Posted by bluehen View Post
I just don't like the thought of nothing there if one of them has a lapse of judgement and unbuckles his seatbelt while moving. They've never done it, but they know how.
Yup, I've got 14 nieces and nephews. The older ones are fine, but the younger ones...

Plus I'd rather not have a Chicken McNugget or something fly out and nail a State Trooper's windshield, if I can prevent it.

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Originally Posted by bluehen View Post
Plus, those doors look killer, which is always a plus for a newly single gentleman like myself.
Tube doors, cute dog riding shotgun...
03-21-2012 07:39 PM
bluehen
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Originally Posted by kbwwolf View Post
They're pretty nice...I think you'll like em. As I said in another post, I bought mine mainly to help contain munchkins. But after putting em on, I'll probably leave em on all summer, unless it's gonna pour rain or something.
Precisely. Mine are going on in nice weather mainly to contain my munchkins (er, sons - 4 and 6) on the way to the beach to go surf fishing/swimming. I just don't like the thought of nothing there if one of them has a lapse of judgement and unbuckles his seatbelt while moving. They've never done it, but they know how.

Plus, those doors look killer, which is always a plus for a newly single gentleman like myself.
03-21-2012 06:43 PM
kbwwolf
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Originally Posted by Smshly616 View Post
This looks amazing!! There is now drool on my keyboard.

Now I need to go and play the lottery.
Ha ha...thank you.
03-21-2012 06:26 PM
Smshly616 This looks amazing!! There is now drool on my keyboard.

Now I need to go and play the lottery.
03-21-2012 06:02 PM
kbwwolf
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Originally Posted by FOUR FLUSHER View Post
I read somewhere that the half doors that you got don't rattle, like the rest, have you heard that?
Mine only rattle if I nail a big pothole...usually if my spare rattles, one or more of the doors rattles, as well. But it takes a pretty good hit for it to happen.

Normal driving...no problem.


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Originally Posted by bluehen View Post
Just bought all four doors.
They're pretty nice...I think you'll like em. As I said in another post, I bought mine mainly to help contain munchkins. But after putting em on, I'll probably leave em on all summer, unless it's gonna pour rain or something.
03-21-2012 05:49 PM
bluehen
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Originally Posted by kbwwolf View Post
You bet.

Front doors (part # JK-6135):

Body Armor Part JK-6135 - Trail Doors by Body Armor for Jeep

Rear doors (part # JK-6136):

Body Armor Part JK-6136 - Trail Doors by Body Armor for Jeep

Mirrors here (part # 5126) ($85 Amazon...~ $130 everywhere else when I bought mine):

Amazon.com: body armor trail door mirrors 5126
Just bought all four doors.
03-19-2012 11:32 PM
FOUR FLUSHER I read somewhere that the half doors that you got don't rattle, like the rest, have you heard that?
03-19-2012 09:28 PM
kbwwolf
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Originally Posted by FOUR FLUSHER View Post
I really want some half doors, yours look great, I'm guessing you did your research, why'd you decide on those?
I looked at several different types, and narrowed it down to the Body Armors (on my Jeep) and the High Rock Element doors. I went with the BA's because I couldn't find any complaints about their powder coating, I liked the simple latches, and I thought the canvas webbing would complement the Safari Straps I'd ordered.

Basically, you just attach the latches, drop the doors into the hinges, tighten the hinge pin nuts and attach the canvas limiting straps.

Front-facing view of latch. Fully adjustable...just slide up or down to fit the latch to the door hook, and bolt er down.


Rear-facing view of latch, and how you open it.


If you're interested in half doors, you should take a look at the High Rock Element doors...I didn't want all the extra stuff that came with those. I like my cages with a minimum of amenities.

Here's a link to the Element doors. Check out all the "recommended" items that can go with these at the bottom of the product page. These can be color-matched, and you can get metal skins for em, uppers, carry pouches...I forget what all else.

Bestop 51810-01 - HighRock 4x4™ Element™ Front Doors for 07-12 Jeep« Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec
03-19-2012 08:52 PM
FOUR FLUSHER
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Originally Posted by kbwwolf View Post
You bet.

Front doors (part # JK-6135):

Body Armor Part JK-6135 - Trail Doors by Body Armor for Jeep

Rear doors (part # JK-6136):

Body Armor Part JK-6136 - Trail Doors by Body Armor for Jeep

Mirrors here (part # 5126) ($85 Amazon...~ $130 everywhere else when I bought mine):

Amazon.com: body armor trail door mirrors 5126
I really want some half doors, yours look great, I'm guessing you did your research, why'd you decide on those?
03-17-2012 01:43 PM
Casotakar1229
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Originally Posted by kbwwolf View Post
It hit 60║ here today, so I decided to take the doors and top off. Then I looked at the forecast, and saw it's supposed to be even warmer tomorrow, and flirt with the 70's next week. So I put on the rock doors, just for the hell of it.

Very unusual for WI this time of year...probably a cruel tease, since we'll more than likely have at least one more snowstorm before spring fully arrives.

But man, doors and top off is friggin awesome! It was really windy, so after running a few errands I came back and put the bikini on over the front seats. That helped a little. Still, it's like driving a big-ass go kart!

And there's a good bit of snowmelt on the roads, so I got sprayed a few times. It felt great! How could anybody not love this vehicle?

Unreal.

Almost ran outta light, but that's the best time for photos:

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Would've put the Safari Straps on today, as well, but I had to do a little fab work on one of the rock door's hinge pins. Maybe tomorrow.
I thought of this thread today as I drove home from the airport after my solo flight today...music blaring and weather is so great here in ATX. I love my jeep!!!
03-13-2012 06:39 AM
Sgt.slaughter My Jeep wants to be your Jeep when he grows up.
03-13-2012 06:35 AM
denisbaldwin That Jeep is incredible. It's Jeeps like this which are working to change my mind on 4 door wranglers.
03-11-2012 08:59 PM
NFRs2000NYC
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Originally Posted by Yella View Post
Jumper never entered my mind. Sniper did though.
I guess his truck would be a cool sniper/hitman car. Looks the part. Problem is, a bit too slow for getaways, but then again, if the rozzers are chasing him, he can just run offroad and lose them in the woods......and dump the body.
03-11-2012 08:57 PM
kbwwolf
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
Nope.

All the tires I want are NIS w/ no ETA

I see Rimz has the BFkm2 but hefty on the price. Plus wheels

Maybe a phone call and some haggling will do... Hard to beat DTD it seams.
That's how my first two choices were...both Pro Comps. A guy at Rimz actually recommended the ATX wheels to me. I'd never heard of em. When I look back on it now I'm glad I couldn't get either of the Pro Comps.

Nothing sticks to the teflon ATX wheels...they're the John Gotti of rims.
03-11-2012 08:51 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by kbwwolf

Yeah, I hate when they do the stock crap.

Are you still trying to figure out a tire/wheel combo, or are you set?
Nope.

All the tires I want are NIS w/ no ETA

I see Rimz has the BFkm2 but hefty on the price. Plus wheels

Maybe a phone call and some haggling will do... Hard to beat DTD it seams.
03-11-2012 08:44 PM
kbwwolf
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
Ah....

You have to list the vehicle. But unlike other sites it still gives you a range, Not just what is stock
Yeah, I hate when they do the stock crap.


Are you still trying to figure out a tire/wheel combo, or are you set?
03-11-2012 08:43 PM
Iron Maiden
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Originally Posted by kbwwolf View Post
The wheels are ATX 188 Ledges in Teflon. Here's a link:

WHEELS | ATX Wheels
Thanks!
03-11-2012 08:36 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by kbwwolf

They didn't list on my computer, either. Don't know why.

Try this site...this is where I bought mine from:

www.rimzoneonline.com -

And some other peeps that carry ATX wheels:

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/atx-wheels.jsp?s_kwcid=TC|21263|ATX%20wheels||S|p|6913 869853&

ATX Wheels and ATX Rims at Wholesale Prices
Ah....

You have to list the vehicle. But unlike other sites it still gives you a range, Not just what is stock
03-11-2012 08:35 PM
kbwwolf
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
Man, they have some killer freakin wheels on that site. I had no idea ?

Choice of finish too

How come the sizes are not listing? Is it my phone maybe?

Oh.... No
Yeah, ATX makes some hot wheels.

Their site didn't list sizes on my computer, either. Don't know why.

Try this site...this is where I bought mine from:

www.rimzoneonline.com -


And some other peeps that carry ATX wheels:

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/atx-wheels.jsp?s_kwcid=TC|21263|ATX%20wheels||S|p|6913 869853&

ATX Wheels and ATX Rims at Wholesale Prices
03-11-2012 08:31 PM
kjeeper10
Quote:
Originally Posted by kbwwolf

The wheels are ATX 188 Ledges in Teflon. Here's a link:

WHEELS | ATX Wheels
Man, they have some killer freakin wheels on that site. I had no idea ?

Choice of finish too

How come the sizes are not listing? Is it my phone maybe?

Oh.... No
03-11-2012 08:28 PM
kbwwolf
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Originally Posted by Yella View Post
Jumper never entered my mind. Sniper did though.
Ha ha...either way, it could've ended with me eating green bologna and an apple in flip flops and an orange jumpsuit.

Or worse.
03-11-2012 08:24 PM
Yella
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Originally Posted by kbwwolf View Post
Hope nobody thought I was jumper. Did that last, then hauled ass.
Jumper never entered my mind. Sniper did though.
03-11-2012 08:16 PM
kbwwolf
Quote:
Originally Posted by Iron Maiden View Post
What wheels are those? Link please?
The wheels are ATX 188 Ledges in Teflon. Here's a link:

WHEELS | ATX Wheels
03-11-2012 08:09 PM
NFRs2000NYC I love my 16-35 2.8. Great lens!
03-11-2012 08:09 PM
kbwwolf
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Originally Posted by Yella View Post
The gimmich lens worked very well for that first one.
Hope nobody thought I was jumper. Did that last, then hauled ass.
03-11-2012 08:01 PM
Yella
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Originally Posted by kbwwolf View Post

Generally I don't like gimmick lenses, but what the hell. I haven't busted this one out in a long time...

Attachment 103944
The gimmich lens worked very well for that first one.
03-11-2012 07:56 PM
kbwwolf
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Originally Posted by Jeep_Gypsy View Post
Normally I'm not a big fan of JKs but your's is top flight. I love it. Makes me almost want to go get one myself.
Thanks man. Strangely, the list of things still to do doesn't seem any shorter.

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Originally Posted by BigManAndy View Post
Looks good man!!
Supposed to be mid 60's tomorrow so I plan on taking off the top and doors as soon as I wake up. I don't work on Mondays so I'll be out and about all freaking day enjoying it.
It'll be a rain day for me tomorrow, which is why I held off on putting the full Safari Straps on. Tues/Weds supposed to be really nice, though.

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Originally Posted by JBJeeping12 View Post
Looks like you and I both live in Appleton. Your jeep won't be hard to miss! I'll be sure to waive.
Lol...yeah, I should be easy to spot. There are a lot of Jeeps up here, though, if you're looking. Just today I saw five or six, two of em with tops off.
03-11-2012 07:42 PM
Iron Maiden What wheels are those? Link please?
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