|11-14-2013 07:27 AM|
|Live4rah||What does this mean? I have an 05 sport which is fairly stock...? a Savage bowless soft top, which does fit over a Poly rear sport cage, just in case anyone is interested.|
|11-06-2013 10:34 PM|
|11-06-2013 08:22 AM|
|fattirewilly||When are you dropping a "427" in?|
|11-05-2013 09:44 AM|
|cbking||How much for the front fenders?|
|11-05-2013 07:53 AM|
|aTX427||Pretty much with the exception of a fuel cell and struts. Need to order ORi's, new fenders and a fuel cell. I picked up a 2014 JKUR for overlanding, so I'm going to stretch the rear 9" with comp cut outs and fabricate aluminum boat sides.|
|11-04-2013 11:40 PM|
|TheBestCoast||Have replacement parts lined up already?|
|11-04-2013 10:19 PM|
|aTX427||FYI, I am selling all my Metalcloak / Bilstein suspension components, Savvy aluminum corner armor, Rockmen adjustable control arms, UCF gas tank skid, front and rear adjustable Johnny Join track bars and OR-Fab tire can carrier, Metalcloak front aluminum fenders, rear Metalcloak rear 6" flares, Metalcloak rock rails and front / rear Currie bump stop kits. Check out the for sale section for details.|
|07-27-2013 11:57 AM|
|07-12-2013 04:19 PM|
This is crazy...I saw a craigslist posting for the custom roof racks and thought..."That is my dream jeep".Then BAM, I see you here from looking at Imped's build thread lol. Just from pictures I saw exactly everything I wanted to do to mine! I just moved to Austin a couple months ago and been looking for people to talk/wheel with. If I ever get the chance to see that thing up close, I'm gonna be drooling!
Speaking of which....any local clubs you recommend? I've been looking at Austin Jeep Exclusives and Hill Country Crawlers.
|06-01-2013 11:39 PM|
|05-08-2013 07:36 PM|
Installed an OR-Fab tire can carrier with Scepter military fuel cans today. Excellent product - heavy, but extremely well made and thought out. Highly recommend for overlanding purposes.
|04-27-2013 10:52 AM|
...so I have learned a lot over the past year of building, wheeling and reading. If I had the money, I would have just purchased an 05-06 Rubi, left it stock and wheeled the crap out of it. That leads me to the next set of modifications to the TJ, which I have planned for this spring - a custom 4-link rear and a 3-link front suspension system based on the Metalcloak Duraflex end links.
If all goes well, I will start tearing it down in the next few weeks. I special ordered a set of 1-1/4 right and left hand links from Will at Metalcloak, which should be here early May.
I decided on TMR's frame mounts, since they come fully welded, TNT trusses and axle side brackets from Ballistic Fab. To balance the system, I am upgrading my shocks to Bilstein 7100 series short body shocks, which provide better mounting clearances and should yield a balanced 7" travel up and down - front and rear.
Although this is my first custom Jeep system, it is far from my first custom job, as I have modded out everything from choppers, GP race bikes, 100+ mph power boats and 1,000+HP street cars.
This will be a basic suspension geometry upgrade - no axles, stretch or custom steering, because my goal is to complete the system over a weeks timeframe max and get back on the trails. My plan is to draw a line in the sand after this upgrade and stop here. If I loose an axle, then I will go to a fabricated 609, but hopefully not for a while. Any mods past this point will be for the sole purpose of loosing weight.
The next logical step would be to stretch, upgrade the axles. ORI struts and 42" tires, but I cannot justify the cost for a Jeep and believe the money would be better served to just buy / build a purpose built buggy. A Jeep / Juggy simply cannot compete with a well built tube chassis on similar size tires.
The way I look at it, there are way more trails I can do, while still having fun on 35's. Depending on who I roll with, I can hang with light modded Jeeps and help them conquer new obstacles or go out with buggy's for a challenge. It really trips them out when I can do the same trails in a sleeper TJ on 35's.
Stay tuned, as I will post pictures of the upgrade as it evolves.
|04-21-2013 12:06 AM|
|TX_TJ||That is one bad arce Jeep. The bed lining looks awesome and the rack-hardtop combo give it a clean safari look!|
|04-19-2013 11:16 PM|
|04-19-2013 02:04 PM|
|2004_Silver_Sport||Awesome man I appreciate it. 35s I'm guessing?|
|04-19-2013 09:53 AM|
|04-19-2013 04:18 AM|
|04-18-2013 11:49 PM|
|04-18-2013 11:13 PM|
Which is why I am so interested in the cloak springs as you are, unsprung length. No more coils unseating at full droop. The jeep will eventually be 4 linked with mid arms in the rear so I would love to have a spring that can support a 12" or maybe even a 14" travel shock.
|04-18-2013 11:00 PM|
|aTX427||I am not sure what Imped did with RC 2.5 springs, but I am sitting an inch and a half higher on the MC springs than I was on 933 OME springs with an additional .75 spacer, but I also took 40lbs off the front by swapping fenders.|
|04-18-2013 10:24 PM|
|04-18-2013 06:02 PM|
|04-18-2013 05:32 PM|
I recently added Metalcloak 3.5" springs
replaced my steel Metalcloak arched fenders for aluminum.
|04-01-2013 10:15 PM|
|03-29-2013 10:16 AM|
|Dirtymud||How did you guys get the Bed liners to look smoother then most Bed liners? All the ones I have seen look really rough but y'all's looks ALOT better.|
|03-28-2013 09:32 PM|
|Modestmar97tj||Your jeep is amazing man! Its the same set up im going for but with a green jeep. Well done! Where did you get your rack from?|
|03-28-2013 09:27 PM|
|TJgunner||wow! Nicely done!|
|03-28-2013 09:15 PM|
|03-28-2013 08:35 PM|
|aTX427||Yeah, I really like the bed lined finish. What did you do for the Rubicon label. Is it sprayed with bed liner or paint? Ordinary spray paint seems to take to mine very well.|
|03-28-2013 05:28 PM|
|DetroitRodeo||Awesome rig! I have mine fully bed lined as well (in a darker color). Love the look of yours!|
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