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02-07-2014 08:02 PM
Segfault
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Originally Posted by goose39 View Post

Before:


AFFTTTERRRR!!!


RAAAA!

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.

You called your JEEP a car!?


However I love the build!
02-07-2014 12:55 PM
Jeepin Jesse
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Originally Posted by Xplore13 View Post
where did you get the stubby anntenna? stilll good reception?
I'm also interested to know where this stubby came from. Or open to others that look similar and work well if anyone knows of any.
12-19-2013 09:26 PM
Xplore13
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Originally Posted by goose39 View Post
1) 9" Stubby Antenna - Small mod, but I did not like the towering silver stick waving around my hood. I don't know much about antennas, so I was kind of worried about loss in signal strength, but so far, its done a better job than the stock one. Great mod, considering price, time, and "look" difference.

where did you get the stubby anntenna? stilll good reception?
12-19-2013 06:52 PM
ramu3527 Looks GREAT. I have a 2010 JK Sort. In silver but I want to get a similar set-up.

It looks like the 'P' in Jeep on the grill isn't blacked out. Am I seeing that right?
12-18-2013 04:05 PM
Father Fat Jono AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME. Love the black theme you have going as well as some of the others that where posted as well. Im a bit behind you but I hope to catch up soon.
12-18-2013 12:11 AM
Boney24 Nice build so far...we are about same in terms of what has been done..I need to catch up

Instead of the level 8s, I have the Procomp 7069s.
12-09-2013 08:59 PM
MnJK Just read through your thread. Love your sense of humor and the way your rig is turning out!
12-09-2013 12:59 PM
Casto37 Nice work Goose. Great Job
10-14-2013 08:53 AM
goose39 ^^ thats it with the 2" lift installed. Love it. Thanks for the compliments guys!
10-14-2013 08:51 AM
goose39












im not obssessed... leave me alone!
10-11-2013 01:48 PM
Gunner Nice job there Goose. I'm lurking your build.
10-11-2013 01:46 PM
mommymallcrawler Amazing transformation from kitty to Jeep!!!
10-11-2013 12:07 PM
goose39 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!!)
33x12.5x15 tires
15x8 wheels

Before:


AFFTTTERRRR!!!


RAAAA!

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 06:32 PM
goose39
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Originally Posted by PieFace View Post
Those god awful stock wheels better be gone by now.

Whats the plan goose?
Hahahaha, I agree 110%. Well, Maverick, good news: 5 packages from discount tire are "in transit." Im at work on a boat right now, getting home october 8th (as long as the weather is good, fingers crossed) and my appointment to install the lift and wheels/tires is on wednesday the 9th! Trust me man, Ive been waiting a lllllooooooooooonnnnggg time also... Im beyond stoked. Plenty of pics to follow...

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 06:40 PM
UgaTyler Go at your own pace! You've got a nice ride!
09-24-2013 06:29 PM
PieFace 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 12:45 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 08:50 AM
goose39 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 11:40 AM
MikeK46
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Originally Posted by goose39 View Post
i was wondering how plasti-dip held up on the key holes? i dont have power locks, i feel like pushing the key in would scrape it off
Couldn't tell ya, I never use the keyholes. Only one way for you to find out right?
04-19-2013 09:29 AM
SuperTJ Great Start!
04-19-2013 09:22 AM
goose39
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Originally Posted by MikeK46 View Post
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.
i was wondering how plasti-dip held up on the key holes? i dont have power locks, i feel like pushing the key in would scrape it off
04-19-2013 12:51 AM
Farnham21
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Originally Posted by Elarson View Post
Nice!!! A man after my own blacked out heart.. lol
Top 5 jeep on this entire site IMO beautiful rig man. That means a lot since I'm really not a black jeep fan
04-18-2013 11:08 PM
MikeK46 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 03:17 PM
goose39
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Originally Posted by live_slow View Post
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).
i hadnt thought of that, really good ideas!

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Originally Posted by Elarson View Post
Nice!!! A man after my own blacked out heart.. lol
i can honestly say ive never seen yours til now and since day 1 ive been envisioning something very similar. yours has a very aggressive trail setup, i think mine will be more of a city compromise (gotta be realistic, at least until 120,000 miles or so...). that being said, i can't lie, im a BIG fan of stingers.



thanks for the props fellas!
04-17-2013 09:32 AM
fastNugly
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Originally Posted by Elarson View Post
Nice!!! A man after my own blacked out heart.. lol
OP, Nice build and def one to follow

Elarson, BADASS ride
04-17-2013 09:29 AM
Elarson Nice!!! A man after my own blacked out heart.. lol
04-17-2013 09:26 AM
live_slow
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Originally Posted by goose39 View Post
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!!
I like your style.

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).
04-16-2013 11:01 PM
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 09:24 PM
Lowerumble
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Originally Posted by PieFace View Post
GET RID OF ALL BADGES.

and the rediculous "trail rated" crap.

Rolling blackout requires it.
What?!? No way. Without that badge, you will brake stuff offroad.
04-16-2013 06:55 PM
PieFace GET RID OF ALL BADGES.

and the rediculous "trail rated" crap.

Rolling blackout requires it.
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