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11-12-2014 07:18 PM
tsteb
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Originally Posted by TJ4x4me View Post
Awesome man those claws really made it look mean!
Thanks! Can't wait to try them out at windrock next year! Going to try a local trail once I get my lift together
11-12-2014 11:38 AM
TJ4x4me
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Originally Posted by tsteb View Post
On Friday I picked a set of 315/75/16 Mickey Thompson Baja claws with rubi wheels for $150 for all 4. So on Saturday I took off my goodyear mtr tires with rubi wheels and test fit the 35s. They did fit but barely. Was supposed to have a guy come get the old tires and with that money I would be able finish getting the parts for the lift but he wasn't able to make it. Here are some pictures from the weekend: 35s just placed beside the other tires to see how it'd look 31s that were on before 35s after mounting Only things needed for lift now -metalcloak adj trackbar -crown vic springs
Awesome man those claws really made it look mean!
11-10-2014 04:54 PM
tsteb
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Originally Posted by rbk001 View Post
Nice build. I just joined the group a couple of weeks back but unfortunately i'm in the Raleigh area, not much going on this way it seems.
Get up with Raleigh area wheelers or RAW. They have a fb page. Not sure how active that paw is on there but there is a thread called trails in Raleigh, NC and they do a lot of wheeling in that area. Nice people and there a few other CTS members up that way. Thanks for the compliment!
11-10-2014 02:20 PM
rbk001 Nice build. I just joined the group a couple of weeks back but unfortunately i'm in the Raleigh area, not much going on this way it seems.
11-10-2014 02:09 PM
tsteb I'm only going to use the 35s on the trail but will be upgrading to either a dana 44 or ford 8.8
11-10-2014 02:07 PM
tsteb On Friday I picked a set of 315/75/16 Mickey Thompson Baja claws with rubi wheels for $150 for all 4. So on Saturday I took off my goodyear mtr tires with rubi wheels and test fit the 35s. They did fit but barely. Was supposed to have a guy come get the old tires and with that money I would be able finish getting the parts for the lift but he wasn't able to make it. Here are some pictures from the weekend:

35s just placed beside the other tires to see how it'd look


31s that were on before


35s after mounting


Only things needed for lift now
-metalcloak adj trackbar
-crown vic springs
10-17-2014 10:56 AM
tsteb Today I'm picking up a tire to replace the chopped one. The guy is giving it to me free. I'm also picking up the trans case drop in case I get vibes after lifting
10-16-2014 03:02 PM
tsteb
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Originally Posted by wwch99tj View Post
Check the frame really well for rust
I agree, luckily mine was garage kept, 4wd engaged once and 76000 miles. It was completely stock. I think you should buy it stock this way you know how you are building it and not just guessing at what you have
10-16-2014 09:05 AM
wwch99tj
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Originally Posted by anatomy View Post
hi..

Im looking into buying a jeep but im at level 0 in terms of knowledge. I had a look at your thread and wish to roughly do the same thing. I understand that i should buy a jeep wrangler tj. Anything to note when buying a one?>
Check the frame really well for rust
10-16-2014 08:43 AM
anatomy hi..

Im looking into buying a jeep but im at level 0 in terms of knowledge. I had a look at your thread and wish to roughly do the same thing. I understand that i should buy a jeep wrangler tj. Anything to note when buying a one?>
10-16-2014 08:10 AM
tsteb I installed a kicker 10" comp sub with 400w waterproof amp, new wheel bearing on passenger side, extended sway bar links for 3-4" lift from zone. I finally got all of the bolts all the way in the front bumper and cut off the rusty kc lights that came on the bumper. I also prepped for my zj and crown vic lift I'm doing. I just need an adj trackbar and the crown vic springs and I'll be set.
08-26-2014 10:40 PM
tsteb
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Originally Posted by Medixtj01 View Post
just a question but y do you want the blistens for a 6@ lift?
So that I won't have to worry about bump stopping for the shocks and I can focus strictly on bumpstoping the coils when I add the larger tires.
08-26-2014 04:39 PM
Medixtj01
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Originally Posted by tsteb View Post
I'm done modding it up for the summer. The next few things on my list are: Zone 4.25" lift Bilstein shocks for 6" lift 33" tires Lokka locker for the front axle
just a question but y do you want the blistens for a 6@ lift?
08-26-2014 07:37 AM
tsteb I'm done modding it up for the summer. The next few things on my list are:

Zone 4.25" lift
Bilstein shocks for 6" lift
33" tires
Lokka locker for the front axle
08-25-2014 06:44 PM
tsteb Added our group name on my windshield as well. Check us out on facebook! Carolina Trail Stalkers
08-25-2014 06:42 PM
tsteb This is after it is all cleaned up and ready to go to college

08-25-2014 06:40 PM
tsteb And here is are the bruises from Uwharrie








08-25-2014 06:39 PM
tsteb Since I last posted I got a rear bumper custom built, installed extended stainless brake lines, new drums in the rear and pads in the front. Blue Led dash lights from superbrightled.com. Clear marker lenses with amber bulbs and I went back to Uwharrie and did Daniel, Dutch John and Dickey Bell for the first time!













Here is another mudding trip that we had.



07-15-2014 09:14 PM
tsteb And here is a video http://youtu.be/JHMA6UlzbUo
07-15-2014 09:11 PM
tsteb
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Originally Posted by bryanskwirut View Post
31X10.5 was the first upgrade I made on my wrangler. Not a HUGE deal.. but definitely sets the jeep apart from the other stock on the road. Your mods look great.
Thank you! Looking at the zone 4.25" combo lift, truck light led headlights, 33s for my next major mods.
07-15-2014 09:09 PM
tsteb

07-15-2014 09:07 PM
tsteb Here are the pictures from Fourth of July weekend at uwharrie national forest















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07-15-2014 08:29 PM
bryanskwirut 31X10.5 was the first upgrade I made on my wrangler. Not a HUGE deal.. but definitely sets the jeep apart from the other stock on the road. Your mods look great.
07-11-2014 08:59 AM
tsteb I got the cb wired up and tuned with a set meter. Got it down to 1.1. That was before 4th of July weekend, which our club went wheeling at uwharrie national forest. Had a blast. Next few upgrades are jk springs in the front, steering box skid, extended brake lines and front brake pads.
06-25-2014 10:40 PM
tsteb
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Originally Posted by tsteb View Post
Thanks for the review. I'm thinking about just saving up for metal cloaks
Installing the cb tomorrow and hopefully wire the kc lights on the bumper into the running lights. I hate electric stuff
06-23-2014 12:31 AM
tsteb
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Originally Posted by Martin_N View Post
I have the 6" Bushwacker flat flares and have mixed feelings. They look great, better than e.g. the Xenon flat flares imo, but I fear they will not survive any hit against a tree (whereas the Xenons are really flexible and will take quite a beating). So I'd say for looks and if you're not planning on hitting a tree or rock, take the Bushwackers, for durability (flexibility), take e.g. the Xenons.
Thanks for the review. I'm thinking about just saving up for metal cloaks
06-22-2014 03:46 PM
Martin_N I have the 6" Bushwacker flat flares and have mixed feelings. They look great, better than e.g. the Xenon flat flares imo, but I fear they will not survive any hit against a tree (whereas the Xenons are really flexible and will take quite a beating).

So I'd say for looks and if you're not planning on hitting a tree or rock, take the Bushwackers, for durability (flexibility), take e.g. the Xenons.
06-22-2014 03:05 PM
tsteb I'm trying to get my hands on some zj v8 springs to try to level out the front. Right now I have a 2-1/2" difference between front and rear. I could fix this by taking the spacers out of the rear but then there is no extra clearance. Also, what is everyone's opinion on the bushwhacker flat flares?
06-22-2014 01:51 PM
Martin_N Nice job, really like it!
06-19-2014 03:59 PM
tsteb
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Originally Posted by TJ4x4me View Post
I like that bumper what'd u pay for it?
$150. Found on craigslist from a guy who built it himself. Also has light tabs on top of the topmost hoop
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