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09-06-2013 12:39 PM
Dougzin
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Originally Posted by Some Farkin Guy View Post
I got tube bumpers for the front and rear. Before you mock, I traded my stock bumpers for them as an even trade. On the shot from the rear you can see where I added a fifth brake light between the roll bar speakers. You can also see a decal I put on the windshield for the Louisville Jeep Owners Club.

I finally got to take it offroading with the new lift and tires. It did really well, the extra ground clearance makes a lot of difference. The tires don't grip like the super swampers I had on my old truck did, but they also don't wear out on the road like they did either. They do really well in the rain and snow, too. I pulled lots of people out of ditches over the winter without spinning a tire. That was nice.
Love the orange. One day I will have my TJ painted this color.
09-06-2013 11:32 AM
makeitreal Love the orange and black combo!!! I am doing the on my car. My TJ on the other hand is looking like black and gold ( not 100% on that yet). My car bought it thinking really comp orange man that is just such a bright color cops are going to love me, but car only came in limited colors. Bought it and I have fallen in love with the orange!! Cars see me unlike past cars where people pulled out in front of me all the time. I completely understand empty pockets due to Jeep. Just Empty Every Pocket!!!!!!!!!!
07-01-2013 07:05 PM
Some Farkin Guy
New bumpers!

I got tube bumpers for the front and rear. Before you mock, I traded my stock bumpers for them as an even trade. On the shot from the rear you can see where I added a fifth brake light between the roll bar speakers. You can also see a decal I put on the windshield for the Louisville Jeep Owners Club.





I finally got to take it offroading with the new lift and tires. It did really well, the extra ground clearance makes a lot of difference. The tires don't grip like the super swampers I had on my old truck did, but they also don't wear out on the road like they did either. They do really well in the rain and snow, too. I pulled lots of people out of ditches over the winter without spinning a tire. That was nice.
05-07-2013 10:30 PM
Fireaxe Looking good....
05-07-2013 10:29 PM
Some Farkin Guy
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Originally Posted by griffin84184 View Post
Looks good! I like the Orange center caps. Are you planning on painting the fender flares or leaving them grey?
When time permits, they're getting the bedliner treatment. I tried using mothers back to black but they're just too far gone for that to fix.


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Originally Posted by dabolt55 View Post
So you did the center caps, I'm debating on the yellow still.....
Yours looks good, great build...
The only downside is that when you put them into the wheels it's impossible not to scratch at least one side of them. I remedied that with a small paintbrush. I love how they look, and my wife just sighed when she saw it. I'd say I got away with it.

I'd love to see painted center caps on a yellow Jeep, and you'll probably be able to find a close match for the paint easier. I've had several random people compliment the center caps, and a few others ask if they can copy it.
05-07-2013 09:24 PM
dabolt55 So you did the center caps, I'm debating on the yellow still.....
Yours looks good, great build...
05-07-2013 09:12 PM
griffin84184 Looks good! I like the Orange center caps. Are you planning on painting the fender flares or leaving them grey?
05-07-2013 08:23 PM
Some Farkin Guy A leaking pinion seal prompted me to go ahead and do a SYE and CV shaft install. I used a Rugged Ridge SYE, Rough Country X-flex rear upper adjustable control arms, and had my driveshaft made by a company called Tatton's. I got a skyjacker adjustable rear track bar and JKS track bar bracket on the cheap from a forum member that didn't need them anymore.

Cutting the spring perch was scary, considering how close the brake line is to where the angle grinder had to be:


While I had the transfer case skid off, I decided to clean it up and paint it. I used a few coats of rustoleum rust reformer as a primer, then rustoleum bedliner on the bottom to finish it off. I left the top as only primer to make it easier to clean.


After it was all put together I had about a week waiting on my driveshaft to be made and shipped. I used this time to do a few things I'd been putting off. I sanded down the surface rust on my frame, gave it a good bath, and put a few coats of the rustoleum rust reformer on it. I also liberally applied it to the inside of the frame. My frame went from this:


To this:


I also finally got around to painting my center caps orange:



The SYE setup completely fixed every issue I was having as a result of the transfer case drop. As one Jeeper to another, do not, under any circumstances, ever believe that a tcase drop will work for a 4" lift. I dropped it about 3" or so and still had vibrations, but I couldn't take it any lower or my shifter wouldn't work. I still had to do some heavy trimming to get it to work good enough to drive. My transfer case shifter, even with the supplied drop bracket, would only let me shift into two settings. I opted for 2hi and 4hi, and couldn't get into 4lo without disconnecting the linkage and doing it manually. The vibrations are what caused my pinion seal to start leaking, to the tune of a quarter quart per day. A tcase drop of the magnitude required for a 4" lift is not worth the trouble, and I hope my misfortune with trying it can convince at least one person to save up and do the SYE at the same time as the lift.

Anyway, here is what my Jeep looks like now. I'm going on my first serious offroad trip since the lift this Saturday. Can't wait to see what those Dick Cepek tires can do!
03-30-2013 02:29 AM
Scooba Steve Dude, the rig looks awesome! Totally inspires me to do the mods on my Jeep that I want to do.
03-29-2013 11:22 PM
Some Farkin Guy
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Originally Posted by SHADYDC View Post
def looking much better. who did you get the handles from on here
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f37/cus...es-121794.html
03-29-2013 07:05 AM
SHADYDC def looking much better. who did you get the handles from on here
03-28-2013 09:16 PM
Some Farkin Guy Rigged up a third (and fourth) brake light today. I used two red clearance lights and zip tied them to the roll bar. Then I just wrapped some wire around the third brake light connections and ran those underneath the roll bar covers from the passenger side across to the driver side. I used some plastic conduit for the one bit of exposed wire to make it look a little more professional. Had to make two small cuts in the roll bar covers to run the wires through to the lights. I'll get some pictures of them illuminated at night when I have some help. They're run through the third brake light, so they don't come on unless you're holding the brake. I'm proud of it, especially considering it was really cheap and easy to do.



03-23-2013 09:44 PM
Ebxgsxr lookin good. keep up the good work.
03-23-2013 09:09 PM
Some Farkin Guy
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Originally Posted by Steelman View Post
Looking good.

Personally, I think the orange center caps would look kinda goofy, but that's just my opinion, of course.
I'm on a mission to get rid of chrome on my Jeep. It's either orange or black to stay with my theme, and I think the black would be too much in the middle of the black rims and tires. You say goofy, I say it'll make it stand out.

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Originally Posted by BurlySoldier View Post
I dig the chrome center caps and lug nuts. And the Jeep! Looks really good. Are you doing the SYE yourself?
Planning on doing the SYE myself, though I will be borrowing a garage for that one. I'm not a fan of chrome, but those center caps are the only ones I could find. The lug nuts are from the stock wheels, and I plan to change those, too. Or at least use something like colorlugs.
03-23-2013 06:37 AM
BurlySoldier I dig the chrome center caps and lug nuts. And the Jeep! Looks really good. Are you doing the SYE yourself?
03-22-2013 10:32 PM
Steelman Looking good.

Personally, I think the orange center caps would look kinda goofy, but that's just my opinion, of course.
03-22-2013 06:56 PM
Some Farkin Guy Got some Hella 500s for Xmas and finally decided to brave the cold to install them. For now they're just wired in to the fog light switch. I want to put some switches in the dash to run them and my planned lighting underneath and on the rear.


Took off the spare tire carrier, and found some grommets to plug all the holes. A third brake light isn't necessary in Kentucky, but I'm planning to come up with something soon.


Painted the brake calipers with orange engine enamel.


Changed the gear oil in the differentials with some Lucas 80w90. While I was doing that I noticed that the breather hose for the rear diff had been pulled off because of the lift. I used 4' of 9/32" vacuum hose and replaced it.



I've had the Jeep for 8 months now. It sure has come a long way from stock, but this is a Jeep, so it's not like I'm done. Here's my summer list:
-Slip Yoke Eliminator
-Safari top, windjammer, and tonneau cover
-Bedliner the tub, fender flares, door handles, mirror housings, and anything else that isn't black enough
-Clean up any rust underneath and paint, probably with bedliner
-Switches in dash panel for the planned lighting
-Rig up a third brake light
-Paint center caps orange while the wife isn't home

My actual wish list is fairly large, but that's what I think I can manage this year.
02-02-2013 05:32 AM
jp2611 Lookin really GOOD!!! Nice Job!!
02-01-2013 11:47 PM
dylan1991 Sick Jeep! I almost wish I had an orange one now. Almost lol
02-01-2013 10:54 PM
griffin84184
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Originally Posted by Some Farkin Guy View Post

I agree, but I think my wife just drew her line in the sand on that one. I have a feeling I'll use the words "I don't know how the orange paint got on there" this summer, though.
Just say it was peer pressure from this forum...
02-01-2013 09:56 PM
Pesty15 You should just bedline those fenders instead of buying new ones. I did mine last year and they still look like new.
02-01-2013 09:47 PM
Some Farkin Guy
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Originally Posted by griffin84184 View Post
Looks nice. You should paint the center caps Orange. I think that would look really good
I agree, but I think my wife just drew her line in the sand on that one. I have a feeling I'll use the words "I don't know how the orange paint got on there" this summer, though.
02-01-2013 07:48 PM
griffin84184 Looks nice. You should paint the center caps Orange. I think that would look really good
02-01-2013 06:13 PM
Pink_Percy Looks great! Makes me wanna get my orange beast up and lifted
02-01-2013 04:10 PM
Some Farkin Guy
Lift!

My lift kit and tires came in. Here's what I went with:

Rough Country n2.0 4" suspension lift
Rough Country adjustable track bar
Cragar Series 397 black soft 8s ,15"x8" wheels
Dick Cepek Mud Country 33"x12.50"x15" tires

The lift kit did not come with washers for the new bolts used when dropping the transfer case. Other than that, it was all there to get the Jeep back on the road. I had to drop my transfer case a little further than what the provided spacer did with washers to get rid of drive shaft vibrations. Because of this, getting the shift linkage to work was a PITA. It works now, but a SYE is in my future to raise it back up. The ride is a little rough, not as bad as what everyone makes it out to be, but it's no Cadillac. Someone that wants to do rock crawling wouldn't be satisfied with the stiff springs, but the kit is great for mud and snow on the trails. For the price, I'm really satisfied with it.

tcase drop


New tires and wheels. I haven't decided yet if I'm going to let the chrome center caps slide or not. Everything else that was chrome is now bedlinered. Not sure about making the rims all black, maybe I'll paint them orange this summer.






I just thought it looked funny with only the front finished, so I got pic.
01-18-2013 09:30 AM
hdwill J.E.E.P. Jeeps Equal Empty Pockets! Got to love it.
01-17-2013 10:10 PM
Some Farkin Guy
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Originally Posted by Lookin2buy View Post
Good score, I'd have driven 3 hours too! What do you intend to do with your fender flares? Refreshing the black will look killer against the orange...
I'm planning to replace them in the not too distant future so I don't want to go through the trouble of painting them. It would look really good in the meantime though... Maybe I'll bed liner them when it starts warming up around here.


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Originally Posted by Enemy View Post
any more info on your swaybar quick disconnects?
I used 7/16" x 2 1/2" clevis pins. I reused the washers from the original links on one side of the clevis pin, and 2-3 washers on the other side to make it a tight fit. They click and pop for a while, and I keep a check on the state of wear from time to time. They were in decent shape after using them last summer, but I'll be replacing them when it warms up. I'm running the factory hardware through winter.
01-16-2013 09:51 AM
Enemy any more info on your swaybar quick disconnects?
01-16-2013 08:51 AM
Lookin2buy Good score, I'd have driven 3 hours too! What do you intend to do with your fender flares? Refreshing the black will look killer against the orange...
01-15-2013 07:47 PM
Some Farkin Guy
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Originally Posted by Lookin2buy View Post
Lookin good, I looooove orange!
When I was looking to buy my jeep I wanted orange, and ended up driving about 3 hours to get it. I would have settled for yellow or red, but I'm glad I found a good orange one. It was definitely worth the wait.
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