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09-13-2014 10:40 AM
JKJeepit
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Originally Posted by Darkfire View Post
Attachment 234670

Next was to remove the factory rear lights so that I could cut and mount the flush mount Diffused D2’s.


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Lights mounted, the complete step by step details are on page 5 of my other build http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/mat...ld-160398.html



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Tail lights reinstalled

Nice build and of course both your Jeeps are pretty Cool....
I like the the tail light mod... might have to look into doing that one day..

09-11-2014 10:39 AM
Darkfire Added the Krazy Beaver 3 piece shovel to the rack. Also used a trailer hitch lock and made a custom mount to lock it in place.

Attachment 1476858

This is the rear storage Area on the JKU
02-23-2014 08:49 AM
Darkfire Did the running light/turn signal mod to the Metal Cloak fenders
01-15-2014 11:02 PM
flomingo
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Originally Posted by Darkfire View Post
no internal bracing but my wife slid off a rock a few months ago and into rock wall with hers. besides the scrapes to the fenders to get it out there was NO tub Damage! My friends and I were very impressed to say the least as these fenders are not advertised to take that kind of impact. everything has its limits but if i needed to rest the fenders against something now I have no concerns!

Awesome! Thanks for the info!
01-15-2014 04:23 PM
Darkfire
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Originally Posted by flomingo View Post
I almost pulled the trigger on the JK Overlines last sunday during MC's free shipping sale. The Dozer build really got me wanting some. I was just afraid my 315/70/17 Duratracs would look too small with them. They're just a tad smaller than your 315/75/16s. That, and dropping almost $1500 on raw metal fenders kinda steered me away.

I've been eyeing the Overlands but I'm not sure if the rear fender would take a hit the way the Overlines do. I don't rock crawl and I don't bash my JK into rocks, but I've found myself in some situations where I had to lean the rear fender against a tree or something to squeeze through. Would the Overlands stand up to this kind of use without tub damage?

I see the fronts come with the internal bracing, do they have any kind of internal bracing for the rear?
no internal bracing but my wife slid off a rock a few months ago and into rock wall with hers. besides the scrapes to the fenders to get it out there was NO tub Damage! My friends and I were very impressed to say the least as these fenders are not advertised to take that kind of impact. everything has its limits but if i needed to rest the fenders against something now I have no concerns!

01-15-2014 12:57 PM
flomingo I almost pulled the trigger on the JK Overlines last sunday during MC's free shipping sale. The Dozer build really got me wanting some. I was just afraid my 315/70/17 Duratracs would look too small with them. They're just a tad smaller than your 315/75/16s. That, and dropping almost $1500 on raw metal fenders kinda steered me away.

I've been eyeing the Overlands but I'm not sure if the rear fender would take a hit the way the Overlines do. I don't rock crawl and I don't bash my JK into rocks, but I've found myself in some situations where I had to lean the rear fender against a tree or something to squeeze through. Would the Overlands stand up to this kind of use without tub damage?

I see the fronts come with the internal bracing, do they have any kind of internal bracing for the rear?
01-11-2014 09:07 PM
Darkfire
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Originally Posted by n3tfury View Post
And that's a 3.5, flat fenders, and 35" Duratracs?
Yes!
01-10-2014 11:37 AM
n3tfury And that's a 3.5, flat fenders, and 35" Duratracs?
11-19-2013 12:53 AM
Darkfire Best ride I've ever had! It is incredibly better then stock, smooth on the road and fabulous off road. No need to adjust anything going from one to the other. I guarantee you will be amazed by the ride and the performance.

When you call MC ask for will or Matson, tell I referred you ( Fred Hawkins) they will take very good care of!
11-18-2013 08:27 PM
Super T
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Originally Posted by Darkfire View Post
Thank you,
It is the MC Duoflex ARB edition kit. No other modifications, it is an easy install and comes with everything you need.

Attachment 522706

Here is a recent shot of it down on the Chile Challenge trails in Las Cruces.

And a little video from the Rio Puerco Red metal cloak jeep - YouTube
Thanks! How would you rate the ride quality? I like the lifts they offer a lot, but a a little concerned about the shocks. I was leaning toward the adjustable Ranchos in order to soften it up for daily driving, but am curious what your experience has been. I like the ride on the softer rather than firmer side.
11-18-2013 12:48 AM
myjeepfun That was fun! Thanks for the great read.
11-18-2013 12:35 AM
Darkfire
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Originally Posted by Super T View Post
Very nice build. Looks like excellent flex from the MK lift too. Which one did you put on it? Did you have to do any other modifications or add parts that didn't come as part of the lift?

Thanks!
Thank you,
It is the MC Duoflex ARB edition kit. No other modifications, it is an easy install and comes with everything you need.

Attachment 522706

Here is a recent shot of it down on the Chile Challenge trails in Las Cruces.

And a little video from the Rio Puerco http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXvqoy2D-og
11-17-2013 11:19 PM
Super T Very nice build. Looks like excellent flex from the MK lift too. Which one did you put on it? Did you have to do any other modifications or add parts that didn't come as part of the lift?

Thanks!
11-15-2013 07:54 PM
Darkfire
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Originally Posted by CPCOMBS View Post
You're right, the B &W makes it pop. Uber jealous!!! I can only add toys a little at a time. Looks good!
Thank you!

It's never a rush because the mods are never ending
11-15-2013 09:29 AM
CPCOMBS You're right, the B &W makes it pop. Uber jealous!!! I can only add toys a little at a time. Looks good!
10-21-2013 07:09 PM
xxxxxxxxxxxtklein42 Bad ass man! I can only hope my Rigs grows into something like these Jeeps Excellent work!
09-30-2013 10:28 PM
Darkfire New fall catalog just arrived and low and behold they put it on another cover.



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I really liked this shot when we did them any way,

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Although I still like the B&W version we did better
06-20-2013 08:32 PM
Darkfire
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Originally Posted by newbie69 View Post
any thoughts on the aev lift kit?
Yes, I'd go with the metal cloak
06-19-2013 12:43 PM
newbie69 any thoughts on the aev lift kit?
06-12-2013 11:40 PM
Darkfire
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Originally Posted by luke7575 View Post
Is that a gobi rack and was it worth the money
It's a garvin and yes we'll worth the money!
06-12-2013 11:32 PM
luke7575 Is that a gobi rack and was it worth the money
06-12-2013 10:30 AM
Darkfire Almost none. I chose those because they provide a good step and an excellent rock rail at the same time. For the money I highly recommend the
06-12-2013 07:42 AM
Jlho1980
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Originally Posted by Darkfire View Post
The cover is out, look for it!

I will get a good scan when my issue arrives


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Here's it is, you can see they photo shopped the "M" off the Metal Cloak Fenders and the " Go Prepared" off the rack

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Here is the original
and the "Warn" sticker off of the roof rack.

CONGRATS on the cover, you've done an excellent job on the build!

*on another note, how much clearance is sacrificed with the Smittybilt rail/steps?
06-12-2013 01:47 AM
halo216 The front part of the fenders with the M just a simple Piece of metal welded on? Buy direct from MC? Seems like only vendors i see carry lift parts only from them.
06-08-2013 11:32 AM
Darkfire
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Originally Posted by HAFICON View Post
WOW very nice.. Thanks.. I been looking at that rack for my JK my Dad had it on his TJ loved it especially because it would fold back.. Glad to see it works with the snorkel unit as well...
it fits nice with the snorkel, and I do love the rack! it is solid!!!! very little wind noise! and well worth the money!!

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Originally Posted by rhinoxj89 View Post
great build!
Thank you
06-08-2013 11:18 AM
rhinoxj89 great build!
06-07-2013 08:50 PM
HAFICON WOW very nice.. Thanks.. I been looking at that rack for my JK my Dad had it on his TJ loved it especially because it would fold back.. Glad to see it works with the snorkel unit as well...
05-16-2013 08:31 PM
Darkfire
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Originally Posted by wat3rdog View Post
Waiting........and waiting.........and.....
For?
05-16-2013 08:09 PM
wat3rdog Waiting........and waiting.........and.....
05-16-2013 08:02 PM
Darkfire The cover is out, look for it!

I will get a good scan when my issue arrives


Attachment 249992

Here's it is, you can see they photo shopped the "M" off the Metal Cloak Fenders and the " Go Prepared" off the rack

Attachment 249995

Here is the original
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