|12-09-2013 09:59 PM|
|MnJK||Just read through your thread. Love your sense of humor and the way your rig is turning out!|
|12-09-2013 01:59 PM|
|Casto37||Nice work Goose. Great Job|
|10-14-2013 09:53 AM|
|goose39||^^ thats it with the 2" lift installed. Love it. Thanks for the compliments guys!|
|10-14-2013 09:51 AM|
im not obssessed... leave me alone!
|10-11-2013 02:48 PM|
|Gunner||Nice job there Goose. I'm lurking your build.|
|10-11-2013 02:46 PM|
|mommymallcrawler||Amazing transformation from kitty to Jeep!!!|
|10-11-2013 01:07 PM|
After waiting and saving up since April, I FINALLY switched out the stock wheels and tires... Thank goodness. It felt wrong before. Now it feels so right. The lift kit is going on Saturday, but I couldnt wait to put the new kicks on.
Due to my 3.21 gearing and the fact that I mostly do highway mileage, I went with 33s. Because of all the awesome reviews, I also selected Wrangler Duratracs. We have rain, sleet, snow, dryness, and ice at any given time on Vermont highways, so I needed the most versatile tire possible while still taking me to and from the mountains without having to worry about snow storms. Lastly, I got Level 8 trackers for two reasons: 1) theyre cheap and 2) before I even knew they existed, I had a mental image of a wheel in that style for my jeep. They look cool.
So far I've noticed zero drop in power/acceleration. The ride feels much smoother, so it may have shaved a tiny bit off, but not enough for negative impact. I had a 4 cylinder YJ before this beast so anything with over 120 hp feels like a Ferrari to me. Sixth gear worked as normal on the highway. I have a 400 mile ride this weekend, so ill post an update on MPGs after.
Pics (and this is all BEFORE the lift kit!!)
I was nervous as to how it would look because of the way people talk about 35s, but I am absolutely in love with how the car sits. Itll be even sicker once the 2" kit goes on. Im glad I had time to think everything through because this is exactly what I wanted.
|09-28-2013 07:32 PM|
outrageous: once i get some better internet connection ill check out others' results. you may be onto something....
Tyler: holy balls that thing is hot. i got 33s also, rockin the 3.21s. I dont think its gonna bother me much though, my old jeep was a 4 cylinder...
|09-24-2013 07:40 PM|
|UgaTyler||Go at your own pace! You've got a nice ride!|
|09-24-2013 07:29 PM|
I was wondering where this guy has been.
Opened up with so much promise........Now for the follow thru.
Be prepared to Just Empty Every Pocket
Those god awful stock wheels better be gone by now.
Whats the plan goose?
|09-24-2013 01:45 PM|
|Jeepsoutrageous||You should plasti dip the trail rated badges if you're going for the black out look. Seen it done before on here and it comes out real nice|
|09-02-2013 09:50 AM|
9) Its been a crazy busy summer, but finally got to sit down (not literally) and throw these bad boys on. Drake Off Road hood catches. I do a lot of driving on small state highways and byways and the force of the wind catching the hood from oncoming semis has freaked me out more than a few times. The price tag sucks butt, but the parts feel heavy and durable. Install took 30 minutes because the nut holding the "fender" section of the latches was annoying to reach; grill must be removed. I love the look of them and will update you guys Wednesday after the 7 hour drive test!
|04-19-2013 12:40 PM|
|04-19-2013 10:29 AM|
|04-19-2013 10:22 AM|
|04-19-2013 01:51 AM|
|04-19-2013 12:08 AM|
I know you've got the covers on 'em, but you can also grab a can of VHT Nightshades and spray a few coats on the turn signal & fender lights. I sprayed 3-4 coats on mine, which takes away the bright orange but still lets most of the light through. For the tail lights, I would advise 1-2 coats at most, since it's important that they're still bright.
Also, you can play with Plasti-Dip and black our your wheels, key holes, and trail-rated badge.
|04-17-2013 04:17 PM|
thanks for the props fellas!
|04-17-2013 10:32 AM|
Elarson, BADASS ride
|04-17-2013 10:29 AM|
|Elarson||Nice!!! A man after my own blacked out heart.. lol|
|04-17-2013 10:26 AM|
I suggest getting a black "Wrangler Unlimited" decal and also turning the "Trail Rated" badge black and slapping it back on there (assuming you like it).
|04-17-2013 12:01 AM|
|goose39||hahahaha, i agree with you guys 100%. however, i feel like i dont deserve to take off the "trail rated" badge until i really mod to the point where the jeep is beyond what i paid for. in a strange way, its a challenge. i have to admit that i like the "wrangler unlimited" badge because its a symbol of what i worked hard for. its my personal goal to reach a point where i feel like the remaining badges dont do it justice. gotta have the effect match the name, haha!!|
|04-16-2013 10:24 PM|
|04-16-2013 07:55 PM|
GET RID OF ALL BADGES.
and the rediculous "trail rated" crap.
Rolling blackout requires it.
|04-16-2013 03:57 PM|
8) Debadged "SPORT" Stickers - did not like these, mostly since my wrangler is no longer a Sport edition, but a goose edition. after removing both sides, i decided to "spot wash and wax" the areas where the stickers were since there was never any wax there. i had been reading up on how to properly was a car and so i ended up washing the whole car. with the top down. came out great though.
before. i know it looks super clean, but a poor prior wash job left a whole bunch of dirt spots and i did not like them just baking there in the sun...
put a hair dryer to the stickers for about 30 seconds (it was about 70 degrees out)
held the dryer and sticker with the same hand so it peeled evenly as it heated
end result of the spot after quick wash and wax. it was so shiny and reflective i had to try and step out of the frame...
After. I think it looks much better; more personal.
|04-16-2013 09:00 AM|
|04-16-2013 08:28 AM|
Nice to see a mod thread within my budget! With two kids in private school and a third entering college, I don't have $5k a month to drop on tires, lifts, shocks, bumpers, rails, etc, etc, etc.
Thanks for bringing some sanity to the board! Subscribed!
|04-16-2013 12:20 AM|
thanks for the support! i kinda threw "rolling blackout" up there while making the thread, hadnt really thought of a name yet, but it does roll off the tongue well...
|04-15-2013 11:44 PM|
Love the name, here's my black on black on black...on black?
|04-15-2013 11:33 PM|
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