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Yesterday 06:31 PM
3PedalMINI
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Originally Posted by donmeca2020 View Post
i was just speaking to LandiJeep on his build thread. he just went down to 33s from having 35s... claims it was giving him poor MPG with then and alot less comfort. while i really want 35s and i didn't mind the comfort level, i don't plan on lifting at all and the fenders and rear tire carrier i wasn't planing on changing that for abit.

im gonna give amazon a look and see what i can find.

BTW your jeep is looking mighty nice brotha !!



wellll...its a jeep and your not getting great MPG to begin with. AND if i wanted a vehicle with MPG i would of bought a diesel BMW/Audi

MPG can be fixed with a regear, you will still lose some due to the laws of physics but it will be better then just using stock gears.

To each their own

i NEED a lift and tires but trying to be responsible...Hopefully buying a house soon..
Yesterday 06:29 PM
3PedalMINI
Quote:
Originally Posted by donmeca2020 View Post
i was just speaking to LandiJeep on his build thread. he just went down to 33s from having 35s... claims it was giving him poor MPG with then and alot less comfort. while i really want 35s and i didn't mind the comfort level, i don't plan on lifting at all and the fenders and rear tire carrier i wasn't planing on changing that for abit.

im gonna give amazon a look and see what i can find.

BTW your jeep is looking mighty nice brotha !!


wellll...its a jeep and your not getting great MPG to begin with. AND if i wanted a vehicle with MPG i would of bought a diesel BMW/Audi

MPG can be fixed with a regear, you will still lose some due to the laws of physics but it will be better then just using stock gears.

To each their own

i NEED a lift and tires but trying to be responsible...Hopefully buying a house soon..
07-10-2014 07:32 PM
cdeslandes Copperhead JKU in her natural habitat. No mall crawler need apply.

07-09-2014 04:06 PM
Slappy32
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Originally Posted by donmeca2020 View Post
i was just speaking to LandiJeep on his build thread. he just went down to 33s from having 35s... claims it was giving him poor MPG with then and alot less comfort. while i really want 35s and i didn't mind the comfort level, i don't plan on lifting at all and the fenders and rear tire carrier i wasn't planing on changing that for abit.

im gonna give amazon a look and see what i can find.

BTW your jeep is looking mighty nice brotha !!
I just found out today that my PS fender flares are finally ready at the paint shop. I'll be picking them up tomorrow.
07-09-2014 02:19 PM
donmeca2020
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Originally Posted by Slappy32 View Post
I got them both on Amazon I think. No tax, free shipping, all good.
i was just speaking to LandiJeep on his build thread. he just went down to 33s from having 35s... claims it was giving him poor MPG with then and alot less comfort. while i really want 35s and i didn't mind the comfort level, i don't plan on lifting at all and the fenders and rear tire carrier i wasn't planing on changing that for abit.

im gonna give amazon a look and see what i can find.

BTW your jeep is looking mighty nice brotha !!
07-08-2014 07:16 PM
Blue Baby Sound We're spending a week in the woods along the river. Quite a few ATV trails so the the wife got some off-roading in. Found out the fenders get stuffed fast, we're going to have to replace them next.
Still having a lot of fun :-)





07-08-2014 06:15 PM
awolfeiv
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Originally Posted by ciarraikerry View Post
I am at 76" above the B pillar and 76 3/4" at the light bar. If my height is still roughly the same after removing the weight of my hard top and adding the weight of my gobi, then I am looking at 5 1/2 to 5 3/4" above my measured hard top height. It looks like you would be really close to scraping, provided the gobi doesn't drop you slightly. It's pretty heavy. Edit: Of course I can just measure above the windshield to the top of the light bar: With my tape at the center of the windshield measuring flat across the header seal, the light bar is 6 3/4" above.
Well maybe if I let some air out the tires..........Thanks for the info!
07-08-2014 05:57 PM
Slappy32
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Originally Posted by donmeca2020 View Post


that is spectacular !!! i don't think i'll be going that big with the tires. the jeep definitely won't fit in the garage with a lift and 37s..

who did you end up buying your tires and wheels from ? someone local or a vendor on here?
I got them both on Amazon I think. No tax, free shipping, all good.
07-08-2014 02:08 PM
donmeca2020
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Originally Posted by Slappy32 View Post
Don,

Here are my 37" tires on 17" XD Addicts. 3.5" lift.



that is spectacular !!! i don't think i'll be going that big with the tires. the jeep definitely won't fit in the garage with a lift and 37s..

who did you end up buying your tires and wheels from ? someone local or a vendor on here?
07-08-2014 01:45 PM
Slappy32 Don,

Here are my 37" tires on 17" XD Addicts. 3.5" lift.

07-08-2014 06:47 AM
ciarraikerry
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Originally Posted by awolfeiv View Post
Thanks the I have a lift, so not sure if a total height will work but the windshield Bar might get me what I need, I think it will fit but do not want to spend $1,600.00 and have to take it on and off because it will not fit in the garage, I have about 5 to 5-1/2" of clearance but just want to make sure.

Thanks again for offering to help.
I am at 76" above the B pillar and 76 3/4" at the light bar. If my height is still roughly the same after removing the weight of my hard top and adding the weight of my gobi, then I am looking at 5 1/2 to 5 3/4" above my measured hard top height. It looks like you would be really close to scraping, provided the gobi doesn't drop you slightly. It's pretty heavy.

Edit: Of course I can just measure above the windshield to the top of the light bar: With my tape at the center of the windshield measuring flat across the header seal, the light bar is 6 3/4" above.
07-07-2014 10:37 PM
fegan Finally took the end caps off my Rubicon X bumper:


And added some custom vinyl on the hood:
07-07-2014 09:51 PM
awolfeiv
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Originally Posted by ciarraikerry View Post
I don't have my hard top on now. I did measure my hard top height for someone on the forum. At the B pillar, it was right at 71". I can measure the height of the gobi above ground at the B pillar tomorrow if no one gets back to you. I'll also measure at the top of the windshield bar as I think that's the highest point.
Thanks the I have a lift, so not sure if a total height will work but the windshield Bar might get me what I need, I think it will fit but do not want to spend $1,600.00 and have to take it on and off because it will not fit in the garage, I have about 5 to 5-1/2" of clearance but just want to make sure.

Thanks again for offering to help.
07-07-2014 09:35 PM
ciarraikerry
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Originally Posted by awolfeiv View Post
I wanted to ask a question to anyone who has the Gobi-Rack. Can someone measure from the top of the Jeep (hard top) to the top of the Gobi Rack, I Want to order one but it has to be able to fit in the garage o I may have to settle for something else.
I don't have my hard top on now. I did measure my hard top height for someone on the forum. At the B pillar, it was right at 71". I can measure the height of the gobi above ground at the B pillar tomorrow if no one gets back to you. I'll also measure at the top of the windshield bar as I think that's the highest point.
07-07-2014 09:24 PM
donmeca2020
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Originally Posted by Diezel27 View Post
285/70R17 which is 33X11.5
hmm i like that !!
07-07-2014 09:16 PM
awolfeiv A couple of pics from the weekend in Colorado, the jeep is a beast, we conquered Engineer and Ophir pass as well as a cool run through a county road that went across Bolum Pass. We can't wait to get back on the trails.
07-07-2014 09:12 PM
awolfeiv I wanted to ask a question to anyone who has the Gobi-Rack. Can someone measure from the top of the Jeep (hard top) to the top of the Gobi Rack, I Want to order one but it has to be able to fit in the garage o I may have to settle for something else.
07-07-2014 08:15 PM
RazzleWrangle
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Originally Posted by 3PedalMINI View Post

Thats awesome! is the lake big enough to kayak on?

Looks like some nice easy wheeling, did you put her in 4wd atall? next time you go out let me know, ive been dieing to get out!
Yeah, I'm thinking you could probably kayak in the lake.

It's definitely a light duty trail nothing too harsh. I did pop it in 4wd for some of the dicier puddles that looked pretty deep. Overall a lot of fun. I'll send you a msg next time I head out. If you go before me let me know too!
07-07-2014 07:56 PM
Diezel27
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Originally Posted by donmeca2020 View Post
what is the actual size of the tire if you could post it? im honestly not sure of what wheels or tires as of yet....
285/70R17 which is 33X11.5
07-07-2014 06:11 PM
donmeca2020 I'm considering the AEV Pintlers in black !! i see another member or two also has the pintlers, very nice looking wheel. now i need to decide what tires would be perfect for these wheels without a lift.
07-07-2014 05:27 PM
ciarraikerry
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Originally Posted by JeepFan95 View Post
Is the Garvin rack similar to this one from Quadratec?

Garvin Industries 44092 - Garvin Industries Adventure Rack for 07-14 JeepĀ® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

It says no drilling required. Not sure how that's possible when the picture has the rear bolt going right through the rear quarter panel.
That's the pivot bolt. On the gobi that just connects the lower bracket to the rack riser. It doesn't penetrate the tub. Looking at the instructions, it looks like it really is no drill.
07-07-2014 05:20 PM
donmeca2020
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Originally Posted by Diezel27 View Post
Stock suspension. I haven't changed a thing in that department. My Sahara had 1023 miles on it when I got my set up. It now has 5100. It is definitely a little rougher. I noticed the extra rolling weight immediately. The gas milage when down a little and the steering got heavier on the road.

I got my wheels and tires plus mounting, balancing and install from Discount tire.

Pro Comp 5029's & Nitto Trail Grappler MTs. All 5, out the door were $2,900
what is the actual size of the tire if you could post it? im honestly not sure of what wheels or tires as of yet....
07-07-2014 04:40 PM
JeepFan95
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Originally Posted by 3PedalMINI View Post
I have a big delima right now.

Gobi Rack or Garvin Adventure Rack....the only thing that is keeping me back from going with the garvin is the drilling into my my jeep's rear quarter panel.

BUT the garvin can be installed now where as i have to wait 2 months for the GOBI. Price really isnt a concern and i know the forum favorite is the gobi.

I want a lift and tires but cant justify that expense right now and i bought a kayak that i can t use because i have no way to transport it

Help!
Is the Garvin rack similar to this one from Quadratec?

Garvin Industries 44092 - Garvin Industries Adventure Rack for 07-14 JeepĀ® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

It says no drilling required. Not sure how that's possible when the picture has the rear bolt going right through the rear quarter panel.
07-07-2014 04:34 PM
ciarraikerry
Quote:
Originally Posted by 3PedalMINI View Post
I have a big delima right now. Gobi Rack or Garvin Adventure Rack....the only thing that is keeping me back from going with the garvin is the drilling into my my jeep's rear quarter panel. BUT the garvin can be installed now where as i have to wait 2 months for the GOBI. Price really isnt a concern and i know the forum favorite is the gobi. I want a lift and tires but cant justify that expense right now and i bought a kayak that i can t use because i have no way to transport it Help!
I ordered the gobi about three weeks before my jeep was delivered. Knew I would need to haul yaks as soon as it wasn't too frosty in the morning. Took 8 weeks. Had it just in time for warmer weather.
07-07-2014 04:26 PM
3PedalMINI I have a big delima right now.

Gobi Rack or Garvin Adventure Rack....the only thing that is keeping me back from going with the garvin is the drilling into my my jeep's rear quarter panel.

BUT the garvin can be installed now where as i have to wait 2 months for the GOBI. Price really isnt a concern and i know the forum favorite is the gobi.

I want a lift and tires but cant justify that expense right now and i bought a kayak that i can t use because i have no way to transport it

Help!
07-07-2014 02:40 PM
Diezel27
Quote:
Originally Posted by donmeca2020 View Post
stock suspension ? how does it ride compared to stock wheels ? i have no problem with a rough ride as this is more of a toy then a daily driver as of now.

how much did your setup cost you ? i plan on looking up discount tire direct site to see what i like.
Stock suspension. I haven't changed a thing in that department. My Sahara had 1023 miles on it when I got my set up. It now has 5100. It is definitely a little rougher. I noticed the extra rolling weight immediately. The gas milage when down a little and the steering got heavier on the road.

I got my wheels and tires plus mounting, balancing and install from Discount tire.

Pro Comp 5029's & Nitto Trail Grappler MTs. All 5, out the door were $2,900
07-07-2014 02:21 PM
donmeca2020
Quote:
Originally Posted by Diezel27 View Post
By no means am I an expert on the geometry of suspension, wheels or tires, but I went with 33" tires on 17" wheels which gives me plenty of rubber and clearance in my wheel wells with the stock suspension.

It has worked out well so far.
stock suspension ? how does it ride compared to stock wheels ? i have no problem with a rough ride as this is more of a toy then a daily driver as of now.

how much did your setup cost you ? i plan on looking up discount tire direct site to see what i like.
07-07-2014 02:15 PM
Diezel27 By no means am I an expert on the geometry of suspension, wheels or tires, but I went with 33" tires on 17" wheels which gives me plenty of rubber and clearance in my wheel wells with the stock suspension.

It has worked out well so far.
07-07-2014 02:03 PM
donmeca2020 Whats been poppin guys ?? been awhile since i last posted however, im back to update that nothing new has happened with my rig for for awhile.

However since its my Birthday i decided i might treat myself and get me a new set of wheels and tires !!!

I'm however not going the Lift route, just not practical for my use nor how i store my jeep. i'm looking into the either 35 inch tires with 17 inch wheels. or possibly going with some 18 inch wheels with maybe 33s...

i know sounds weird....

only reason i would consider 18 inch wheels is because i love the motometal 961 wheels.

any suggestions on wheels and tires let me know from all of you already riding on new tires and wheels let me know.
07-06-2014 10:27 PM
3PedalMINI
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Originally Posted by RazzleWrangle View Post
Hey 3Pedal, We jumped on the trail off of 72 near Chatsworth.

https://goo.gl/maps/tDNkw

If you go back far enough you run across a really nice lake back there you can go swimming in. Pretty cool stuff.
Thats awesome! is the lake big enough to kayak on?

Looks like some nice easy wheeling, did you put her in 4wd atall? next time you go out let me know, ive been dieing to get out!
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