|Today 09:23 PM|
New shoes for the family!
15" MB TKO with 33" Duratracs on the hydro.
17" Rugged Ridge with 25" Duratracs on the billet.
|Today 09:21 PM|
Ditched the stock rims and tires. Goodyear Wrangler SR-A tires are definitely Test Drive tires. Hate them!
I decided that I would step up to rims and tires that I *really* want bit by bit, but in my first ten days of JK ownership I had to drive about 1,000 in constant rain. At slow speeds going around the twisty, backroad, undivided US Highways that I travel every day this thing broke loose on me every day at least once. It was always a very minor fishtail, but it was usually in a curve where I was below the speed limit due to the rain. (I drive rather conservatively in the bad weather.)
My BFG All Terrain TA/KOs on my TJ are not noted for being good rain tires, but they are light years beyond these Goodyear travesties.
My TJ came with even worst Goodyear Wrangler GS-A tires, which are notable to me for being the very worst tires I have even owned. And the SR-As on my JK are just about as lame.
So I got me five BFG Mud Terrain KMs. These are *not* the new KM2 tread, thankfully. They still make the KM for the Rubi, but only in the stock size of LT255/75/R17. I do not have the $$$ for any sot of suspension stuff for now, so I stayed with the stock size. (Plus, the 33 MTs are now only available in the new KM2 tread, which I dislike.)
With these I got me five Pro Comp 97 17x9 rims.
I will give this JK a budget boost and a leveling after Christmas. Then I will start saving for the specific rims I want and get them two at a time. Then the larger tires, same way.
After I get all my new gear I will put it on and start lightly thrashing this thing some in the local mud trails.
But for now at least it will perform better both on and off road and the stance is a bit wider.
Should be a lot of fun building this new JK like I did my 2003 TJ.
I will post up some pics later as this progresses. Bumpers, swing away tire carrier and rock rails are next after I get the small lift and get my tires and rims squared away. But that all is a ways off for now... ;-)
I am enjoying the heck out of this shiny, new JK. I am 48 years old and this is my first ever new vehicle. I have only ever owned used stuff, usually in craptacular condition that I fix up. I am at a bit of a loss with the JK as there is nothing to do to it beyond mods; everything WORKS (for now)!
|Today 09:18 PM|
|Wrangler27||Hey everyone ! Me again! I'm starting to think I've bought a lemon! Does anyone know why I'm getting better fuel mileage in 4HI then in 2 wheel?? And when i say better I'm meaning a lot better. I'm getting 14 mpg in 4 wheel and about 10 in 2 wheel! I have a 2012 jk with a 2.5 inch lift and 33's|
|Today 09:05 PM|
|ClayR||Black JEEP logo. Now it is a chrome free ride.|
|Today 09:05 PM|
|rjf98||care to explain the 2012 Tranny recall. I bought a 2012 used and it threw a check engine light. When I took it in (to a dealer closer to the house), they informed me there was a re-flash that came out in Feb 2013 that hadn't yet been done?|
|Today 08:40 PM|
|Barmanvarn||Removed rally light harness and installed JW speaker evos.|
|Today 08:36 PM|
I got a part back from the powder coater..couldnt wait to get home. So I installed it in the parking lot of the powder coater. Also want to say thanks to jason @ krawl off road for sending the first one to me.
|Today 08:24 PM|
|Today 08:22 PM|
|Today 08:21 PM|
I placed jeep towels on my seats today but they are a pain in the a$$ because I'm always adjusting it, no pun intended.
|Today 08:13 PM|
|Today 08:03 PM|
|Today 07:12 PM|
|firervfd37||I ordered my 295/70r/17 Nitto Terra Grappler A/T's and will be ordering my wheel spacers I guess tomorrow. 2 1/2" Teraflex spring lift will go on with the tires on Dec. 24...Merry Christmas|
|Today 06:38 PM|
|DuneSahara13||Just got it back from the dealer for a leaky driver side door seal...finally no more puddles inside when it rains!...for now lol|
|Today 05:34 PM|
|Today 05:31 PM|
Watched it being towed away. Apparently these 20 below zero nights for the past 10 nights in a row did a number on my radiator hose, which cracked. Anyway, I have free towing and it's under warranty. So no charge for me, and it's all better now.
|Today 05:09 PM|
|Today 04:23 PM|
|POUNDTWN11||Secret Santa at work today, I have the best employees ever!!!|
|Today 01:42 PM|
|Slimpickins||Finally received parts at dealer for tranny line recall on 2012 Wrangler...Jeep goes in tomorrow for the change...keep in mind my auto tranny was completely rebuilt at 6k miles for a transmission leak. Now at 30k and no further issues.|
|Today 12:27 PM|
|Freedom JK||I replaced the dash speakers with the Kicker 77Kick10 speakers and it sounds MUCH better. The factory speakers would distort horribly when I turned up the volume when I had the roof off. I have the IPF headlight conversion kit arriving in the mail on Friday. The factory headlights are some of the worst I have ever had on any vehicle so hopefully the IPF lights are a big improvement.|
|Today 12:18 PM|
Had to use 4Hi for the good part of the drive to my kids school for the first time today.
|Today 11:47 AM|
Not sure if they gave up on it or if I just missed any future posts. I know we'd like it for our '13, too.
|Today 09:30 AM|
|Today 09:27 AM|
|Today 08:27 AM|
|shotzy||I rolled triple 7"s|
|Today 07:07 AM|
Had my front windows tinted last week to match the rear.
Installed the Mopar hood lock yesterday.
|Today 06:26 AM|
|FZY1||Installed Besttop underseat security drawer. Very simple install now for something else.|
|Yesterday 10:41 PM|
Well it I didn't do this all today. It's been over the last few weeks.
The day I picked up the Jeep:
Installed Rock Krawler leveling kit about 3 weeks later:
Then I took it out for some 1 on 1 time:
I also installed the Antenna X 13" antenna the other day.
|Yesterday 10:00 PM|
|RoadiJeff||Just turned 6,088 total miles today and took it to the dealer for its 4th oil and filter change. We're required to have it done 4x per year to maintain the lifetime free oil change program that came with our Jeep. It's silly but it's their rule and it's free.|
|Yesterday 08:51 PM|
New amp and speakers
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