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02-28-2007 09:48 PM
Absolute Offroad Well, as the parts roll in, the time gets closer. Its going to start next saturday, March 10th. I will post pictures of the build as it goes...stay tuned!!!!!!!

Joe
02-10-2007 04:59 PM
Absolute Offroad Got the inital prototype back from the sheetmetal house today for a test fit. A little mods, get the second prototype, ok it then time for final production. It fit good, just needed to elongate a few of the holes. hoping to have them ready by EJS for shipping!!! Stay tuned.

Joe


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Originally Posted by Absolute Offroad View Post
Absolute Offroad is working on a relocation kit that will come with a skid plate, as soon as I have one done, I will post pics and prices. It was one of the first things that I noticed as being a future problem. The 4 door is in the same spot, and the kit should cover both the 2 door and the 4 door.
02-05-2007 10:02 PM
Absolute Offroad Absolute Offroad is working on a relocation kit that will come with a skid plate, as soon as I have one done, I will post pics and prices. It was one of the first things that I noticed as being a future problem. The 4 door is in the same spot, and the kit should cover both the 2 door and the 4 door.


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Originally Posted by BeerMonkeY View Post
where is the evap canister on the 4dr? on my 2 dr its right behind the t-case kinda low, i already broke mine. any plans on moving it or just gonna make a better skid?
02-05-2007 07:36 PM
BeerMonkeY where is the evap canister on the 4dr? on my 2 dr its right behind the t-case kinda low, i already broke mine. any plans on moving it or just gonna make a better skid?
01-24-2007 08:59 PM
bluvikng The YJ is doing well, and even starting to get brave with it. Due to a lot of bad weather, I haven't had the chance to do much wheeling lately. The last time I was out with it, I did some things that I never would have dreamed possible. The added wheel base, is incredible. I really need to get it out your way, and have you fine tune the whole thing.
I am very surprised at your enthusiasm with the JK. It is good to know that DC, actually made a better Jeep. From someone that has been through end to end, of every Jeep to date, that is saying a lot. Sure is good to know that it is such a great platform. Sounds like you have some great plans for it. It will be an awesome ride, when you get done with it. Can't wait to see the results.
01-23-2007 09:59 PM
Absolute Offroad Hey axel!!! How have ya been??? How is the Jeep doing??? My TJ is doing quite well, No problems with ANYTHING yet. As for the JK, It will be getting the 5.5" Midlength arm kit first, hten later this year it will be getting the long arm kit, with the 3 link rear. Its been a great vehicle, it has almost 400 miles on it now, and I am even MORE convinced on how much better it is than the TJ, as far as a STOCK daily driver can be. DC made alot of great changes on the platform and it should be here for a long time to come.


Joe
Absolute Offroad
602.248.8949
01-23-2007 08:58 PM
bluvikng Hey Joe, how have you been doing? I have enjoyed your escapades with Hackle, and listening to your tutelage, on the trails. You will have to keep us updated, on the build-up, of the JK. Are you planning to stretch it out, adding the Rockrawler kit? Give us some more information here, common, ya got me all guessing, on what your going to do with it. Keep up the great work, and keep on, Jeep'n on.

Axel.
01-19-2007 08:20 PM
Absolute Offroad Its got 90 miles on it now. Its time to be torn apart.....

Joe
Absolute Offroad


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Originally Posted by AzTJ View Post
What up Joe!? Kinda sucks to see a brand spaking new vehicle gettin torn apart... but I bet it feels so good in a wrong kinda way huh? lol

BTW - I'm Gordon's kid, James.
01-19-2007 02:51 PM
1BLKJP Yeah, after spending so much time with it yesterday I do have some kind of weird respect with what Chrysler did with this jeep. The interior is great. The sound systems with integrated Sirrius and in dash 6 disk is cool as hell. The seats are comfy. Eventhough there is power door locks and windows, it's still very very easy to get the doors off.

The axles are heads and tails better than the dana axles that are in our TJ's. The rear 44 has what looks to be 3 inch tubes like a 60 or an 8.8. Most of the CA brackets do look to have better welds on them than the TJ platform did. They have moved the rear trac-bar and sway bar behind the axle since there is no gas tank to be in the way. If you can figure out a new bracket for the trac bar then the axle can be moved back about 3 or 4 inches right away. The rear cross member is rectangular tube construction un-like the TJ's flat cross member. The frame is by far stronger. It's going to be even easier to do a BL on the JK as it has 1 less body mount from a TJ and they are easier to get to. IMO the current gas tank skid is pretty flimsy, but I'm sure that will be remedied by the aftermarket quick fast and in a hurry. Also I would assume there will be muffler skids produced in the very near future too. Because I could already see where I would've crushed that thing on almost every trail we roll on.

Like Joe said there are things we stood there and scratched our heads about (hint any JK owner go take a look at how you plan on getting the Passenger Upper Control Arm bolt out and past the pre-cat on that side (Without cutting it )). But overall I think it will be a good solid 4x4 platform for the next however many years we can keep a straight axle in the front of a Wrangler.

That all being said I still don't like the 4 door.

Oh, and Joe. Just to be fair to all of our new JK owners I'm going to move this thread to the JK forum.
01-19-2007 12:43 AM
AzTJ What up Joe!? Kinda sucks to see a brand spaking new vehicle gettin torn apart... but I bet it feels so good in a wrong kinda way huh? lol

BTW - I'm Gordon's kid, James.
01-19-2007 12:12 AM
mrbigjeep oh snap! this is gonna be a sweet project!
01-18-2007 10:27 PM
Odd is he Looks and sounds like it will turn out sweet.
01-18-2007 10:24 PM
Absolute Offroad 1BLKJP and I spent almost 3 hours under it today on the rack. Actually, its all pretty flat!!! Its about level with the frame rails. I think with a 1" body lift, (M.O.R.E.) You could raise it so its a Littl above the frame rails. I will tell you though, after 3 hours under there, there is NOTHING even close to looking like a TJ. But its going to be a great learning experiance, and I have a VERY positve outlook on it....

Joe


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Originally Posted by 4Jeepn View Post
Nice color. Btw With as big as that gas tank skid is do you see itbeing a rock grinder. I know when I looked under the JK it seemed like there was all this suff hanging low.
01-18-2007 10:21 PM
4Jeepn Nice color. Btw With as big as that gas tank skid is do you see itbeing a rock grinder. I know when I looked under the JK it seemed like there was all this suff hanging low.
01-18-2007 10:14 PM
Absolute Offroad
Project JK 2 door RUBICON build up.....

I have decided NOT to fight the progression of the JEEP, So this is part 1 of "Project JK". Obviously, part 1 is the aquisition of the Jeep. Boy, It took almost 2 weeks to find the one we wanted. After walking out of POWER (rude spinchters) We went to Airpark Jeep. They didnt have what we were looking for, so we went over to Moore. Again, couldnt find a auto with a hardtop, so on we went to Bill Luke. There we FINALLY found what we were looking for. Let me say they were absolutely the Best as far as no pressure (ALL of the other dealers tried to sell us something we DIDNT want) Nick was one heck of a salesman, listened to me tell him what I wanted then went and looked in the back for it. Great Service!!! So, got the final amount of ducks needed, then went and drove it home. Let me tell you, I was pretty down on the new JK platform, but after 100 miles, I can tell you ITS WORLDS BETTER DRIVER THAN THE TJ RUBICON. Power is a little less, but its a JEEP, not a Corvette. It handles well, rides TONS smoother and came with a subscription to Sirrius radio INCLUDED!!!! So this is Part 1........



Part 2 (To be completed by Mar 1st, 2007)

RockKrawler 5.5" Long arm kit
Walker Evans 17x9 Beadlock wheels
37" Mickey Thompson Baja Claws
J.E. Reel U-Jointed driveshafts, front and rear
PureJeep.com Front and rear bumpers and Rock sliders
5.38 gears
Dynatrac Hi-Strength Diff covers/Axle shafts
Custom Built Interior Roll cage


Part 3 (to be completed by Jan 1 2008)

Hemi Conversion....

Here is a link to the pictures of the Jeep:


Should be a fun, interesting buildup!!! Lisa will be running it through Lower Terminator on Saturday.....


Joe
Absolute Offroad
602.248.8949

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