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06-20-2010 08:06 PM
jr. wow for not knowing much about auto stuff you did an amazing job!!!!!!!!!!
06-12-2010 10:42 AM
hannahuffster Yeah coils are sweet, but coils = $big$. For the money I will keep my leafs. Top notch rig tho!
06-11-2010 02:12 AM
Vaultzz Wow, ya gotta love the coils. I'm not sayin that I'd trade my leafs in for them in a heart beat but ya know I'd trade my leafs for them in a heart beat
06-11-2010 02:03 AM
Kohrs93 I want it
05-29-2010 08:18 PM
rketr New poser shot:



Front still has about 4" that it can drop and the rear is pretty much flat in that pic. Could have lotza more flex if the rear flexed too
05-29-2010 08:17 PM
rketr
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Originally Posted by blkrubi88 View Post
What other plans do you have for the beast?
Other plans, as in where am I going to take it or what else am I gonna change on it?

Only other main "change" is that I'd like to drop a LS engine in it at some point so I can open the hood and see "Corvette." Just about everything else is complete.
05-21-2010 07:20 AM
blkrubi88 What other plans do you have for the beast?
05-20-2010 03:47 PM
rketr
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Originally Posted by blkrubi88 View Post
Even the zip ties look bada** on this Jeep!

When you finish yours, feel free to get more practice on mine!
Yeah, that was a "hurry-up-we-gotta-move-it-because-the-HOA-is-bitching-again" mod. Doubt it'll stay that way
05-20-2010 11:28 AM
blkrubi88
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Originally Posted by rketr View Post
14" Coil Over Sway-A-Way shocks in the rear:
Even the zip ties look bada** on this Jeep!

When you finish yours, feel free to get more practice on mine!
05-20-2010 10:57 AM
Ageless Stranger
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Originally Posted by rketr View Post
Hard part there is gonna be convincing the wife to let me do it
I've heard it's easier to beg forgiveness than to ask permission. I don't suggest that, or subscribe to that theory myself. It's just what I've heard.
05-20-2010 10:52 AM
rketr
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Originally Posted by Ageless Stranger View Post
I was wondering how you would take that comment.

Wow. I just saw the progression photos. Amazing to see the trasformation. Hats off man!
I'll be the first to admit that, when starting a project, I have no idea what the hell I'm doing. That said, I'm pretty good at figuring things out and am not scared of a challenge.

To that, after I finish this round of mods, the next thing will be to drop a LS in there. I wanna open the hood and see "Corvette"

Hard part there is gonna be convincing the wife to let me do it
05-20-2010 10:45 AM
Ageless Stranger
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Originally Posted by blkrubi88 View Post
Wow, from the looks of your Jeep, I thought you did that for a living, I can only imagine what that thing would look like if you actually knew what you were doing! Keep up the good work and the pics!
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Originally Posted by rketr View Post
My point exactly!

I was wondering how you would take that comment.

Wow. I just saw the progression photos. Amazing to see the trasformation. Hats off man!
05-20-2010 10:41 AM
cherokee980 Sweet!!!!
05-20-2010 10:38 AM
rketr
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Originally Posted by blkrubi88 View Post
Wow, from the looks of your Jeep, I thought you did that for a living, I can only imagine what that thing would look like if you actually knew what you were doing! Keep up the good work and the pics!
My point exactly!
05-20-2010 06:25 AM
blkrubi88
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Originally Posted by rketr View Post
Thanks.

Hard part is that I'm a computer security guy by trade...this was the first time I've done any body work, first time I opened an axle, had never mounted tires before, knew nothing about suspension, etc.

This rig is turning out to be the epitome of "be sure and do your research." However, that is the best part! I've had to research and figure EVERYTHING out myself...especially since I did all the work in my driveway over the last 2 years

Wow, from the looks of your Jeep, I thought you did that for a living, I can only imagine what that thing would look like if you actually knew what you were doing! Keep up the good work and the pics!
05-19-2010 08:15 PM
cavediverjc I keep finding myself coming back to this thread, just for the pics!!
05-19-2010 06:45 PM
nyvulcanman for doing everything yourself that rig looks great you did a very good job with it
05-19-2010 05:28 PM
rketr
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Originally Posted by blkrubi88 View Post
Looks like your doing a good job, that things a BEAST!
Thanks.

Hard part is that I'm a computer security guy by trade...this was the first time I've done any body work, first time I opened an axle, had never mounted tires before, knew nothing about suspension, etc.

This rig is turning out to be the epitome of "be sure and do your research." However, that is the best part! I've had to research and figure EVERYTHING out myself...especially since I did all the work in my driveway over the last 2 years
05-19-2010 04:09 PM
Indy Awesome looking rig man!! Can't wait to see pictures of it flexing.
05-19-2010 03:39 PM
abw0004 night and day difference from what it once was man
05-19-2010 11:21 AM
blkrubi88 Looks like your doing a good job, that things a BEAST!
05-18-2010 10:20 PM
rketr Actually, yes. I try to keep pics of its progress as the years go by.


Here it is brand new when I bought it back in March of '03:




First mods -- 33x12.5's with 3.5" RE long arm -- March '04:




Next round -- 35x12.5's with 4.5" RE long arm -- February '07:




Latest round -- 41x14.5's with ?? custom lift -- May '10:
05-18-2010 02:38 PM
abw0004 Do you have any before pictures?? Or has it always looked like this?
05-18-2010 08:01 AM
jgano23 awesome rig. it's come a long way.
05-18-2010 02:14 AM
csamn2007 Badass rig.
05-18-2010 01:55 AM
Ageless Stranger That is simply amazing.
05-18-2010 01:29 AM
Rawkon awesome looking rig man! the steering will always feel funny, full hydro is nothing like a typical steering sytem, the hardest thing to get use too is the wheel not self centering. get some pics when you start beating on it!!! way cool rig
05-17-2010 09:37 PM
rketr
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Originally Posted by jpdocdave View Post
holy full width axles, haha, just messing with ya. that thing is beastly, and built. nice work, where are you planning on taking it for a maiden run?
Probly just out to my ranch for the day or so. Nothing hard, just something to jostle everything around a bit.

After that I'll likely go to a local ranch for a day run. Easy to moderate trails to stretch its legs a bit.

Hardest part that I'm already starting to think about is the width. Outside edge to outside edge of the front tires is a whopping 89"! I think I'm going to have to get creative to get around and thru stuff...
05-17-2010 09:25 PM
jpdocdave holy full width axles, haha, just messing with ya. that thing is beastly, and built. nice work, where are you planning on taking it for a maiden run?
05-17-2010 09:21 PM
rketr
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Originally Posted by nyvulcanman View Post
thats a very good looking rig
Thank ya, thank ya



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Originally Posted by cavediverjc View Post
Looks awesome man!! Nice work. Do you have any problems running the full-hydro steering on the street? That thing is badass......
Hard to say right now. I drove it today only to find that it is in dire need of a full alignment. Right now it wanders all over the road. Will be getting the alignment done next week so it should be a lot more streetable after that.



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Originally Posted by abw0004 View Post
I really like what you have done man! Have you done anything to the engine?
Yes and no. The engine itself is stock, but I've done a dual batter upgrade, installed an Airaid intake, and recently picked up a Superchips programmer for it (mostly to help diagnose and clear OBD codes).
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