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07-22-2012 11:17 AM
doubleuarex2011 Reading all of this hurts. I could use the money I get from selling my current mods off my car towards a down payment like a responsible adult - or I can just use the money for mods. Eh, responsibility is overrated. Ive never been smart, why start now? Onward ho! But really, OP, are you shooting for being a tank offroad or is it the look your going for?
07-22-2012 10:56 AM
tabber02
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
Yes

But remember, not everything is on the site.
x2.. if you're looking for something call Jason. they have plenty of stuff not listed on their site...
07-21-2012 08:07 PM
the Kolector
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Originally Posted by Psychoink View Post
Do they have a online store?
Yes, both have an online store.

EAD Offroad: 07-12 Wrangler JK
Krawl OffRoad: Krawl Off-Road

I just bought 2 things off Jason from Krawl and neither was on the site. I hear he is working on a new site, or adding to the current one, just hasn't had time to do it all.
07-21-2012 07:17 PM
JEEPDON
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Originally Posted by jcharlson View Post
If I can get close to what you're sitting on Don, then I'll be a happy camper. What kind of price should I be expecting for re-gearing?
Re-gearing can be a very variable deal, depending on make of gears, etc.
If you are going to think about sleeves and gussets, it would be the time to do that, also; to save labor costs of tearing down the diff. ( You gotta tear down the diff anyway to re-gear, so just plan to do it once!)
Check with reputable 4X4 shops in your area to get estimates. Make sure they have people that are experienced at setting up the diff's. Also if you were to want to upgrade to like ARB air lockers, now would be the time to do it. This would add close to a couple grand to the cost. But that I don't think is neccesary, as Chris at Jeep-add-ons stated; the internals on your Rubi edition diff are good.
I am going out tomorrow and hit the trails, will try to get some pic's of mine when it is all flexed out. Just for fun, yesterday I drove one front wheel up on a 3 foot high rock and all others were on the ground, and nothing was rubbing. Hope this helps.
Good Luck
07-21-2012 04:39 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by Psychoink

Do they have a online store?
Yes

But remember, not everything is on the site.
07-21-2012 04:33 PM
Psychoink
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Originally Posted by the Kolector
I second Jason at KrawlOff-Road. I just ordered my Ace rear bumper/carrier and the Rugged Ridge Dash Tray from him and was a great guy to talk to. EAD Offroad has really good service as well.
Do they have a online store?
07-21-2012 04:05 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by ESP
^ what pluke is saying is he can park his jeep half in the deep end of the pool and his tires are gonna touch the bottom while his rear is dry.
Rofl
07-21-2012 04:05 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by ESP

Can't imagine what it's like can ya Ken? We'll maybe you could before the whole tire fiasco. What a sec...I used to have a lot more money too but that all changed around 2010 and I've been pretty poor since then. I don't know why but it was just about the time I got a jeep that everything changed.
Yep

No real way to save money owning a jeep.
All gets spent at the end anyways
I actually saved money buying this jeep used instead of a new one. Now, what the hell happened to all of it ? Rofl
07-21-2012 03:48 PM
ESP ^ what pluke is saying is he can park his jeep half in the deep end of the pool and his tires are gonna touch the bottom while his rear is dry.
07-21-2012 03:24 PM
pluke the 2 yes im running old man emu shocks. they are designed for a 4-6" lift and it probably one of the longest traveling shocks for a non coilover setup that you can find... almost 12" traveling shocks.

i love them!
07-21-2012 02:41 PM
Rmiller31 Pluke are those OME shocks your running? If so how do you like them? I'm going to replace my crappy RC shocks soon and I'm trying to decide between those and bilstein's.
07-21-2012 02:31 PM
ESP
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Originally Posted by pluke the 2 View Post
x2............

6K get you someplace like this:

Or being crazy.
07-21-2012 02:31 PM
ESP
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
Mmmmmm $6000
Can't imagine what it's like can ya Ken? We'll maybe you could before the whole tire fiasco. What a sec...I used to have a lot more money too but that all changed around 2010 and I've been pretty poor since then. I don't know why but it was just about the time I got a jeep that everything changed.
07-21-2012 02:25 PM
Lowerumble
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Originally Posted by jcharlson View Post
Those Metalcloak kits look amazing, why have I never heard of them before? Also, how would they hold up against a Synergy Suspension system?

If I can get close to what you're sitting on Don, then I'll be a happy camper. What kind of price should I be expecting for re-gearing?
From what I can tell, Metalcloak is awesome. The biggest issues is the cost and the fact that it is brand new tech, so the wear and tear timeline is unproven. They utilize a completely new joint design and a new shock design. Both seem to work really well, that is proven. The vulcanized rubber compound for the joints allows some of the flex and it is has been tested in other industries, but not this application.
07-21-2012 02:02 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by jcharlson
Those Metalcloak kits look amazing, why have I never heard of them before? Also, how would they hold up against a Synergy Suspension system?

If I can get close to what you're sitting on Don, then I'll be a happy camper. What kind of price should I be expecting for re-gearing?
Those MC kits aren't cheep.

Regear $1500-$2000
07-21-2012 01:41 PM
jcharlson Those Metalcloak kits look amazing, why have I never heard of them before? Also, how would they hold up against a Synergy Suspension system?

If I can get close to what you're sitting on Don, then I'll be a happy camper. What kind of price should I be expecting for re-gearing?
07-21-2012 01:42 AM
Lowerumble if he was rich, he wouldn't be asking how to wisely spend his 6k and he wouldn't even be driving a jeep.

Just for fun, 6k will get you the full Metalcloak suspension and flairs. You might have to steel wheels and tires though....
07-20-2012 05:27 PM
fv9
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Originally Posted by jcharlson View Post
Haha, not rich at all,
Of course not, you're a duck grad!

Go Dawgs!
07-20-2012 04:59 PM
chucky cheese
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Originally Posted by countrybassist View Post
WOW!! You must be rich!
Just what I was thinking. If I saved every thing I could for a year I would still be in negative numbers. But have fun with it and build it like you want and post them there pics. I like to drool over Jeep porn.
07-20-2012 04:48 PM
pluke the 2 or here

07-20-2012 04:47 PM
pluke the 2 x2............

6K get you someplace like this:

07-20-2012 04:18 PM
JeepAddOns-Chris Some good suggestions here. The Rock Krawler kits are definitely one to look at. You should look at the 2.5 Max Travel or the 3.5 X-Factor. I usually try to pair that up with a set of BDS tuned Fox 2.0 shocks (these are different than standard Fox 2.0... they ride a little better and aren't as stiff). These would be the kits I'd recommend if you are looking for what could be an even better ride than stock and they perform incredible on the trail.

If you are taking it offroad, you *need* to sleeve and gusset that front 44. The JK Rubi 44 is a beefy internal axle (darn close to dana 60 strength), but the tubes and inner "c" leave something to be desired.

Thinking of running 37s? Aftermarket shafts are highly recommended.

Once you lift it, you will very likely need a new front driveshaft. Usually the boots will get torn and it's not a servicable part.

If you're running bigger tires and a lift, you will need to change out wheels or at least run spacers to avoid rubbing.

Front and rear gears with 37s. Install prices vary WILDLY on this, so shop around for the best deal on labor (but make sure the shop knows what they're doing!!!! Gears are not a place to have something done that is slightly off).

So all that is a start. You might have a little bit left over to play around with.
07-20-2012 04:03 PM
JEEPDON If you are serious about the 37's; here is mine
Goodyear 37- 12.50-17's with Rock Krawler 2 1/2 max travel lift
I went with Fox 2.0 shocks for a 4 to 6" lift
I just got it in today and went out and flexed it pretty good; all driveline angles looked good, time will tell on that though
I put 3" of bumpstop in rear and 2" in the front
Trimmed the pinch a little and so far no rubbing; I am a happy camper
Got it all through Jason at Krawl Off-road- shoot him a PM
07-20-2012 03:42 PM
KittyPrawn There's this awesome new place called KittyPrawn's bank. Basically, you give me your money, and you get nothing in return, and you can never withdraw it.

But seriously... I honestly don't know the cost of it all. But, remember that if you're going with a 3"+ lift, you'll also need driveshafts and all that lovely stuff. Your best bet would be to call some local 4x4 shops and get a quote for that kind of work. It'll give you an idea of the labor...

The rest is just doing the research and locating the items you want to purchase.
07-20-2012 03:27 PM
Daniel_M
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Originally Posted by jcharlson View Post
Haha, not rich at all, just been saving everything I can for the past year and a half.

I do already have my rugged ridge front bumper and my winch and Warrior tube fender flares so that saves a few bucks. I hadn't thought of buying a cage, but it's definitely on the list now.

I like the day dreaming with the budget, helps me think things out.

I'll shoot him a message and see if we can get the ball rolling. Thanks!
Well, there you go. that saves about $1500. Honestly, you can probably regear now that you don't have to spend on the front bumper and winch.

A cage is on my list for sure. No such thing as too much safety. Also should mention, if you are going with 35's budget in C gussets and inner axle sleeves. Nitro makes a good set of sleeves that does not need welding

-Dan
07-20-2012 03:15 PM
tabber02
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
Mmmmmm $6000
yeah.. that'd be awesome.
07-20-2012 02:38 PM
jcharlson Haha, not rich at all, just been saving everything I can for the past year and a half.

I do already have my rugged ridge front bumper and my winch and Warrior tube fender flares so that saves a few bucks. I hadn't thought of buying a cage, but it's definitely on the list now.

I like the day dreaming with the budget, helps me think things out.

I'll shoot him a message and see if we can get the ball rolling. Thanks!
07-20-2012 02:26 PM
kjeeper10 Mmmmmm $6000
07-20-2012 02:02 PM
the Kolector I second Jason at KrawlOff-Road. I just ordered my Ace rear bumper/carrier and the Rugged Ridge Dash Tray from him and was a great guy to talk to. EAD Offroad has really good service as well.
07-20-2012 01:54 PM
Daniel_M Also call a vendor here. Like Jason at Krawl Off-Road, tell him your needs and your budget. He will steer you in the right direction and won’t try to oversell you anything.

-Dan
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