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02-19-2014 09:14 PM
Darkfire
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Originally Posted by easttexasjeepgirl View Post

Awesome this helps..thank you for helping me out with my questions.
And that's what we're here for
02-19-2014 08:32 PM
easttexasjeepgirl
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Originally Posted by Darkfire View Post

So here is the exhaust mod done by our local guy, it moves the pipe back and up so the drive shaft and the MORE skid plate do not rub on it. It cost our New Mexico Jeep Group members 85.00$
Awesome this helps..thank you for helping me out with my questions.
02-19-2014 08:24 PM
Darkfire
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Originally Posted by easttexasjeepgirl View Post

I do want to but haven't seen any posts about it so idk if it's still a plan..I took vacation for his planned dates. My Jeep will be ready..I may have to wait until some of my Jeep friends can a make trip like that (4000 miles round trip)
So here is the exhaust mod done by our local guy, it moves the pipe back and up so the drive shaft and the MORE skid plate do not rub on it. It cost our New Mexico Jeep Group members 85.00$
02-19-2014 01:29 PM
easttexasjeepgirl
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So does this mean your now going on the rubicon trail trip in July and I don't need to save you a seat ;-)
I do want to but haven't seen any posts about it so idk if it's still a plan..I took vacation for his planned dates. My Jeep will be ready..I may have to wait until some of my Jeep friends can a make trip like that (4000 miles round trip)
02-19-2014 01:12 PM
Darkfire
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Originally Posted by easttexasjeepgirl View Post
Awesome picture. Last week I finally pushed the button and ordered the MC 3.5" game changer ARB..4 week delivery is gonna kill me but will be worth the wait. I originally ordered the 2.5" but several days later called them and switched to 3.5". I wish I could afford the fenders but the shipping was too much so I went with bushwacker flat..thanks for posting a new pic
So does this mean your now going on the rubicon trail trip in July and I don't need to save you a seat ;-)
02-19-2014 12:00 PM
easttexasjeepgirl Awesome picture. Last week I finally pushed the button and ordered the MC 3.5" game changer ARB..4 week delivery is gonna kill me but will be worth the wait. I originally ordered the 2.5" but several days later called them and switched to 3.5". I wish I could afford the fenders but the shipping was too much so I went with bushwacker flat..thanks for posting a new pic
02-19-2014 10:18 AM
Anvil 14
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Here a little flexing pictures from this weekend. The amazing part is I still had a good 2+ more inches of travel to go.
Nice!!
02-19-2014 07:35 AM
Darkfire Here a little flexing pictures from this weekend. The amazing part is I still had a good 2+ more inches of travel to go.
12-28-2013 11:28 PM
Darkfire
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Originally Posted by easttexasjeepgirl View Post
WOW, is all I can say. Thank you for being so detailed with your build. I have spent the last couple of hours reading your threads. My son and I both drive jeeps, I had to stop several times and call him and say go look at this and this and this. Thanks for all the time you spent sharing with others, most of us can only dream about what you have done. Metal Cloak fenders are awesome.
Thank you very much for the kind words! I try to provide as much info and support i can for everyone. Hopefully we can both go on that trip together and you see how the metal cloak fenders and suspension both work together.
12-28-2013 12:37 PM
easttexasjeepgirl WOW, is all I can say. Thank you for being so detailed with your build. I have spent the last couple of hours reading your threads. My son and I both drive jeeps, I had to stop several times and call him and say go look at this and this and this. Thanks for all the time you spent sharing with others, most of us can only dream about what you have done. Metal Cloak fenders are awesome.
12-11-2013 09:21 PM
Darkfire
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Originally Posted by lo lo View Post
You only had the basic RE kit. If you would of had the long arm RE with bilstein 5160s or even better King shocks, then there wouldn't of been much difference vs Metal Cloak. It's all about the components and what "upgrades" one does with each kit.
True to a point, I say that in comparison of the Metal Cloak Duo flex ARB edition kit. And yes if I wanted to spend the extra money to buy king shocks or the extra work and mods to do a long arm kit, then it still would not compare to the ride quality ( on or off road) or the flex and trail stabilization of a Metal Cloak Game Changer kit.
12-10-2013 09:19 PM
lo lo
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Yes, and after replacing the RE kit with the Metal Colak, the jeep rides and performs 1000 times better on and off road.
You only had the basic RE kit. If you would of had the long arm RE with bilstein 5160s or even better King shocks, then there wouldn't of been much difference vs Metal Cloak. It's all about the components and what "upgrades" one does with each kit.
12-10-2013 04:04 PM
Darkfire
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Originally Posted by Anvil 14 View Post

Got it thanks so much!!! another question for you, with the rubicon express 3.5" lift did you have to swap out your drive shafts??
Yes, and after replacing the RE kit with the Metal Colak, the jeep rides and performs 1000 times better on and off road.
12-06-2013 04:56 PM
Anvil 14
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thank you!

it is a straight swap but I have a detailed thread that fully covers switch options and wiring http://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/sp...ew-248059.html

Got it thanks so much!!! another question for you, with the rubicon express 3.5" lift did you have to swap out your drive shafts??
12-05-2013 09:10 PM
Darkfire
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Sorry if this has already been answered and I missed it but are you able to directly replace factory spod switches with the OTRATTW switches into the spod deck(plug them right in) or is there some rewiring or fittment modification involved?? AMAZING BUILD BTW!!!
thank you!

it is a straight swap but I have a detailed thread that fully covers switch options and wiring http://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/sp...ew-248059.html
12-05-2013 08:48 PM
lo lo Looking great Fred! Maybe Mrs Claus will let me splurge some more on my Rubi for Xmas...
12-05-2013 11:48 AM
Anvil 14
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Switches installed
Sorry if this has already been answered and I missed it but are you able to directly replace factory spod switches with the OTRATTW switches into the spod deck(plug them right in) or is there some rewiring or fittment modification involved?? AMAZING BUILD BTW!!!
12-04-2013 06:22 AM
El_Nacho GREAT Build. Makes me wish they would have made dozer for 2014.
11-14-2013 11:01 AM
tklein42
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Originally Posted by Darkfire View Post

or just buy her he own jeep like I did. That solved all the issues

(except who gets the mods first)
Sounds like another problem lol
11-13-2013 07:17 PM
Darkfire
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I think you should trade your wife off.
or just buy her he own jeep like I did. That solved all the issues

(except who gets the mods first)
11-11-2013 12:13 PM
tklein42
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Originally Posted by MOABLTY View Post
I think I'll go with the BFG All Terrain, my local Costco can get them for $296 a piece plus tax and $15 install and they also have a road force balancing machine. 315 70 r17. Is this a good deal?
As far as you build how do you get over the wife? I'm only in it about $2100 and I can't hear the end of it everyday. I got threatened with divorce if I spend another grand on the brand new truck. And never mind welding and lifting and cutting. I can't hear the end of it when I tell her I need to spend $2200 on an AEV lift kit.

I think somebody should start an "old lady" thread to help us young guys (i'm 33) deal with our wives.
I think you should trade your wife off. She seems mean. #jeeplife
11-11-2013 06:14 AM
MOABLTY I think I'll go with the BFG All Terrain, my local Costco can get them for $296 a piece plus tax and $15 install and they also have a road force balancing machine. 315 70 r17. Is this a good deal?
As far as you build how do you get over the wife? I'm only in it about $2100 and I can't hear the end of it everyday. I got threatened with divorce if I spend another grand on the brand new truck. And never mind welding and lifting and cutting. I can't hear the end of it when I tell her I need to spend $2200 on an AEV lift kit.

I think somebody should start an "old lady" thread to help us young guys (i'm 33) deal with our wives.
11-07-2013 11:09 AM
tklein42
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Installed the Metal Cloak heavy duty solid chromoloy drag link last night. Dam awesome and beefy!
Oh hell yeahhhhh!!! Nice man! Nice!
11-06-2013 08:53 AM
Darkfire Installed the Metal Cloak heavy duty solid chromoloy drag link last night. Dam awesome and beefy!
11-04-2013 01:51 PM
Darkfire
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Originally Posted by MOABLTY View Post
How do you like the tires after all this time. I need a set of 5 for my 35" project and i'm going with the savegre wheels from AEV, but I still haven't decided on the tires. When you went to Moab you drove or had the rig trailered over there? I'm asking because I'm more of a highway driver then off roader. Can't afford to separate hobby from work. I'm interested in how the tires hold up to use. Can you get at least 30K miles out of a set? Do you still have the Goodyear Wrangler MTR ?
They are not the MTR, I've got about 20,000 plus on them now and I should make 30 no problem. Mine is a DD so it's sees a lot of hwy miles. I have them on both jeeps and I love them. The are quiet, have the best off road traction I've seen. I do recommend talking to a few others but you won't go wrong with the dura Trac's IMO
11-04-2013 11:44 AM
tklein42
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Originally Posted by MOABLTY View Post
How do you like the tires after all this time. I need a set of 5 for my 35" project and i'm going with the savegre wheels from AEV, but I still haven't decided on the tires. When you went to Moab you drove or had the rig trailered over there? I'm asking because I'm more of a highway driver then off roader. Can't afford to separate hobby from work. I'm interested in how the tires hold up to use. Can you get at least 30K miles out of a set? Do you still have the Goodyear Wrangler MTR ?
Everyone has their own opinions on tires. I bought a set of toyo m/t off craigslist about 7 months ago, put about 20k miles on them and there is still tread on them. I off road every chance I get and prolly something like 60% off road and also drive it to work everyday. Used to be about 30 miles one way. If you can get over the highway noise of a mud terrain go for it. All my buddies have the MTR with Kevlar which is more expensive but has held up as well.

Definitely ask around about tires. People will tell you. Good luck man.
11-04-2013 10:25 AM
Cpt_Blood I'm a rookie jeeper, but a long time hot rodder. Beyond the fact that your rig is killer, I just wanted to compliment your fabrication skills and attention to detail. Done right - it's all in the detail. Dang addicting ain't it?
11-04-2013 07:54 AM
MOABLTY How do you like the tires after all this time. I need a set of 5 for my 35" project and i'm going with the savegre wheels from AEV, but I still haven't decided on the tires. When you went to Moab you drove or had the rig trailered over there? I'm asking because I'm more of a highway driver then off roader. Can't afford to separate hobby from work. I'm interested in how the tires hold up to use. Can you get at least 30K miles out of a set? Do you still have the Goodyear Wrangler MTR ?
11-04-2013 04:44 AM
tklein42 Great Looking rig pal! Nice work! That magazine shoot is making me jelly! Congrats! Lucky bastard! Hahaha!
10-30-2013 02:45 AM
MikeK46 The aired- down tires look tiny compared to the spare in that last video haha

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Cool, thanks
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