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03-22-2013 09:54 AM
Michigunman
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Originally Posted by kappaknight View Post
Great solution. I saw something like it elsewhere but they're no longer being made. Not sure I want a second winch though.



Loving it so far. The ride could be improved but I'm waiting for the alignment tomorrow to judge. It doesn't ride as well as stock yet but I think I'm getting used to it now.
I dunno, could come in handy if the guy wearing the Burger King crown is behind you (speaking in general terms not of anyone specific ).
03-22-2013 08:32 AM
kappaknight Good to know.
03-22-2013 08:14 AM
MosesTJ You will be happy after alignment, I went through the same thing thinking" what the hell have I done, rides like shit now."
03-22-2013 07:45 AM
kappaknight Great solution. I saw something like it elsewhere but they're no longer being made. Not sure I want a second winch though.

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Originally Posted by Legomyjeep View Post
Looks awsome. (Not just cause I'm partial to 37s) How r u likin it so far?
Loving it so far. The ride could be improved but I'm waiting for the alignment tomorrow to judge. It doesn't ride as well as stock yet but I think I'm getting used to it now.
03-21-2013 09:56 PM
Legomyjeep Looks awsome. (Not just cause I'm partial to 37s) How r u likin it so far?
03-21-2013 11:19 AM
lee indy http://olympic4x4products.com/smuggl...er-rear-bumper
03-20-2013 09:39 PM
tsnell
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Originally Posted by kappaknight View Post
Ted - serious question: How'd you get the spare tire onto the carrier? I could barely lift mine a couple of inches to go onto the axles. I feel pretty small (and exhausted) right now.
I cheated, I used the lift I made to take my top off. I have it under my back deck. Raised it up backed up to it and swung it on the carrier & bolted up.
03-20-2013 12:07 PM
matsonian Kappa, great thread, thanks for sharing your install pics!
03-19-2013 08:37 PM
MosesTJ I sent a pm. We will see.
03-19-2013 08:27 PM
kappaknight
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Originally Posted by MosesTJ View Post
I only have 15/33 right now
Oh - ask him anyway. Maybe there's something there.
03-19-2013 08:17 PM
MosesTJ
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Originally Posted by kappaknight
Yeah - one of the guys helping me out took em. However, I know someone with the new Moab rims and wants 15/35's. PM: thall447 Jeep Wrangler Forum - View Profile: Thall447
I only have 15/33 right now
03-19-2013 08:06 PM
kappaknight Yeah - one of the guys helping me out took em. However, I know someone with the new Moab rims and wants 15/35's. PM: thall447 Jeep Wrangler Forum - View Profile: Thall447
03-19-2013 07:49 PM
MosesTJ
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Originally Posted by kappaknight
No, I don't think stock rims are wide enough for 37's.
Okay. Did you sell stockers? I'm thinking about doing 17" rims with 33' instead of my 15"' with 35's. trying to avoid regear right away.
03-19-2013 07:44 PM
Michigunman Especially when they are 13.5" wide .
03-19-2013 07:42 PM
kappaknight No, I don't think stock rims are wide enough for 37's.

03-19-2013 07:27 PM
MosesTJ Did you put the 37's on stock wheels?
03-19-2013 08:00 AM
kappaknight Heh. Maybe I'll setup a winch pulley system in the garage w/ snatch blocks.

Wish I was kidding...
03-18-2013 09:30 PM
Michigunman You should check into one of those electric lifts people use to lift their little electric carts into their truck or on to the carrier on the back of their car!

Actually, maybe not that funny .
03-18-2013 09:25 PM
kappaknight Ted - serious question: How'd you get the spare tire onto the carrier? I could barely lift mine a couple of inches to go onto the axles. I feel pretty small (and exhausted) right now.
03-18-2013 09:11 PM
Mikega8 Looks great!!! I too, cannot wait to see it in person.
03-18-2013 09:00 PM
tsnell Looks good can't wait to see it.
03-18-2013 08:23 PM
kappaknight Here's 12+ hours of work compressed into a few minutes.

[youtube]Ud1zGMDgQME[/youtube]
03-18-2013 07:27 PM
MosesTJ
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Originally Posted by kappaknight

and thanks!

Thanks!

Heh. Highway handling is decent... it seems like I have to fight it a tad bit and I'm dragging balls and chains behind me. Going to get it aligned this weekend to see if a part of that improves. I love the look but it does feel like I'm riding a fat/lazy hog now.
The alignment will help tremendously.
03-18-2013 07:17 PM
Michigunman One word, it's plural though..........gears............or wait was it money ........same same I guess......... Never ending........
03-18-2013 06:53 PM
kappaknight
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Originally Posted by bullcrew View Post
Every good suspension mod should include a sawzall.....
Pichwelds, seams, old control arm mounts and eventually 3/4 link set ups and coilovers.

Wanna avoid the sawzall then budget lift and stay on road.....

Looks good btw like the lift....
and thanks!

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Wow that thing is a beast man.....outstanding!
Thanks!

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Originally Posted by LULU05 View Post
Looks good. Hows hiway handling?
Heh. Highway handling is decent... it seems like I have to fight it a tad bit and I'm dragging balls and chains behind me. Going to get it aligned this weekend to see if a part of that improves. I love the look but it does feel like I'm riding a fat/lazy hog now.
03-18-2013 05:32 PM
lee indy
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Originally Posted by Michigunman View Post
I was gonna ask that too but he looks kinda mean, and like he is taking out some frustration or something.
Good call I'd just finished chopping the other side and while I was doing that the blade caught and the sawzall spartan kicked me in the chest..... I was frustrated. Those were easy the damn rear shock mounts were the pain
03-18-2013 03:58 PM
LULU05 Looks good. Hows hiway handling?
03-18-2013 03:43 PM
Gio08 Wow that thing is a beast man.....outstanding!
03-18-2013 03:38 PM
bullcrew Every good suspension mod should include a sawzall.....
Pichwelds, seams, old control arm mounts and eventually 3/4 link set ups and coilovers.


Wanna avoid the sawzall then budget lift and stay on road.....

Looks good btw like the lift....
03-18-2013 03:26 PM
kappaknight
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Originally Posted by Michigunman View Post
No no no, need to figure out most aesthetic way to gain flex. Must have flex.

Jeep looks awesome. If we don't ride soon, need to meet up for lunch. Need to check this out in person. Cool that you got the help to do this yourself.

Mark
Yeah, definitely on lunch, coffee or whatever. Need to figure out the rubs before I hit the hard trails.

I would say I was extremely lucky to get help on this. Very few shops around here are familiar with MC stuff.
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