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12-15-2014 01:04 PM
kdilly
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Originally Posted by Cavasar View Post
Really?
I don't think I've ever noticed mine doing that.
It has to do with the Poison Spyder inner fenders. I've never heard of anyone else having this issue.
12-15-2014 01:02 PM
kdilly
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Originally Posted by TXST8tj View Post
Yes. Lots. The AR bolt banged the inner fender all day. I'm going to have to smooth out the fender and figure something out with the bolt.
Dang. That's my biggest complaint about these fenders. I e-mailed PSC about this and they basically said since they have not had this problem on any of their test jeeps, there was nothing they could do. The inner fender on mine almost has a hole worn all the way through it from my CO trip this past summer.
12-15-2014 11:03 AM
Cavasar
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Originally Posted by TXST8tj View Post
Yes. Lots. The AR bolt banged the inner fender all day. I'm going to have to smooth out the fender and figure something out with the bolt.
Really?
I don't think I've ever noticed mine doing that.
12-15-2014 10:50 AM
TXST8tj
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Originally Posted by kdilly View Post
Looks like a great time!
Did you run into any clearance issues between the AntiRock and the inner fenders?
Yes. Lots. The AR bolt banged the inner fender all day. I'm going to have to smooth out the fender and figure something out with the bolt.
12-15-2014 10:06 AM
kdilly Looks like a great time!
Did you run into any clearance issues between the AntiRock and the inner fenders?
12-13-2014 05:49 PM
TXST8tj
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Originally Posted by TwoWheeledMadMan View Post
That is awesome, and great pics! I really dig the no fenders look. Makes those tires look even meaner.
The no fenders really help in the tight turns. No risk of tearing anything up.
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Originally Posted by BusinessRogue View Post
You get any good video you'd be willing to share?
I have some video but I have not had the chance to look through it.
12-12-2014 11:53 AM
BusinessRogue
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Originally Posted by TXST8tj View Post
So this was a big pay-off for a lot of the work I've done over the last year and a half or so, while not really driving it.

The Antirock is a game changer, coming from no swaybar, or running discos. There is so much more control with the AR and an incredible feeling of stability, while not sacrificing articulation (as you can see in the pics).

The 35" MT/Rs did amazingly well. They gripped everything I rolled them over.

I blew my rear shocks (judging by the leaking), but I am not surprised. When the 8.8 was built, the lower shock mounts were rotated up the axle tube for more clearance. I think the shocks were too long. I never got to take proper measurements for shocks, so I had that coming.

This was my first Jeep to run lockers. They almost made some obstacles too easy.
You get any good video you'd be willing to share?
12-11-2014 03:07 PM
TwoWheeledMadMan That is awesome, and great pics! I really dig the no fenders look. Makes those tires look even meaner.
12-11-2014 11:58 AM
TXST8tj So this was a big pay-off for a lot of the work I've done over the last year and a half or so, while not really driving it.

The Antirock is a game changer, coming from no swaybar, or running discos. There is so much more control with the AR and an incredible feeling of stability, while not sacrificing articulation (as you can see in the pics).

The 35" MT/Rs did amazingly well. They gripped everything I rolled them over.

I blew my rear shocks (judging by the leaking), but I am not surprised. When the 8.8 was built, the lower shock mounts were rotated up the axle tube for more clearance. I think the shocks were too long. I never got to take proper measurements for shocks, so I had that coming.

This was my first Jeep to run lockers. They almost made some obstacles too easy.
12-11-2014 10:42 AM
TXST8tj
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Originally Posted by kdilly View Post
Me and a few of my friends are going to HF the weekend before Christmas if you (or anyone else) are interested. We will be there from Friday the 19th to Sunday the 21st.

We will also probably have some shotguns to shoot trap/skeet with at the range there.

We will probably have 4 or 5 jeeps going at this point.
I know we are tied up the rest of the month, but have heard of other people planning to go out there. It was a blast! Can't wait to go back.



My son and I had an incredible time last weekend. The weather was perfect and the park was beautiful. The Jeep did amazingly well, although the clutch went out on the way back to camp after our night wheel (was last trip out anyway).
My son loved building his own bonfire and being in the outdoors in general....first time camping.






















12-03-2014 03:22 PM
kdilly
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Originally Posted by TXST8tj View Post
Getting there evening of Friday, Dec 5. Leaving morning/early afternoon on Sunday.

Will you be in the area?
Me and a few of my friends are going to HF the weekend before Christmas if you (or anyone else) are interested. We will be there from Friday the 19th to Sunday the 21st.

We will also probably have some shotguns to shoot trap/skeet with at the range there.

We will probably have 4 or 5 jeeps going at this point.
12-01-2014 10:20 AM
BusinessRogue
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Originally Posted by TXST8tj View Post
So what is your whole configuration?

We enjoyed a couple movies this weekend.
I have a Denon (forget what model) 5.1 receiver, Boston Acoustic book shelf speakers, plus Denon's 12" subwoofer. Everything is in our living room, and it's more of a rectangle than anything. We don't have a projector (i wish) but we do have a 60" LED 240Hz "smart" TV with the gorilla glass face (everything is so crisp and clear). My blu-ray player is my PS4 since my old blu-ray player died.

There are two electric recliner couches with center counsels for drinks and controllers etc, and we have 4 windows in the room that all have the blackout curtains on them. They really do drastically reduce the overall light and at night it's pitch black. Exactly what I wanted!

At some point I'll probably upgrade my receiver to a 7.1 Denon and keep the Boston Acoustic speakers because they have such an amazing tone and just buy two more book shelf speakers. Currently, I have all the book shelf speakers on stands, except for the center channel. I have them running straight forward and back to each other. I haven't "heard" a difference if I angle them. I know some people like to have their rear side channels literally facing them on either side but I like to cheat since I don't have the true 7.1 so I just have them facing the front L/R channels. It sounds great.
12-01-2014 10:04 AM
TwoWheeledMadMan
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Originally Posted by TXST8tj View Post
What kind of setup are you running?
Took some time off for the Holidays. Generally when I take time off I try to avoid the internet. I work IT and I'm always buried in my phone when not near a PC so when I'm off, I truly try to be off. I don't completely disown the web, I did hit up the forum for the heater core swap I ran over the weekend in our TJ. Man that was a PITA but I'm glad it's done!

For our setup I'll have to double check the p/n's. It is older now, and still incomplete. I am missing a sub, and rear center and front center channels. I made due with a four channel setup for quite a while. The front's can actually produce some decent base considering there is no sub in the setup yet. At one point I considered running two subs and to have them setup to cross fire. I found this to be a bit OP and decided one will be enough. The trouble is we are renting right now to be in the proper school district for my step son. So I won't finish the surround sound setup till we get our house after he graduates high school.

I'll get the model numbers off the speakers/receiver tonight. In a nutshell, running a PS3 for blue ray/dvd/streaming. Sony receiver with Ipod dock. This receiver is around the Iphone 4/4S era to give you an idea how old it is.
Yamaha rear towers and front book shelf speakers. The fronts alone produce some serious sound. I'm getting the itch to get the rears reconnected so I'm probably going to do that over the x-mas break. I debated adding an Xbox One to the setup as my step son has a PS4 upstairs in his room. I can't justify the price considering how less and less I game these days. I still have to recharge the A/C on the TJ and get new heater hoses and a coolant flush. I want to get that knocked out asap and if the weather stays cool I'm going to pull the forks off the motorcycle and get new fluids/seals/springs installed. I've been threatening to do that for the past two seasons and feel like it's time to put action to words.
11-30-2014 09:10 PM
TXST8tj
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Originally Posted by BusinessRogue View Post
That looks great man! We just ordered some black out curtains.
So what is your whole configuration?

We enjoyed a couple movies this weekend.
11-30-2014 09:06 PM
TXST8tj I cut some gauge plate to make a mounting surface for the ARB compressor. Since I don't have A/C and lost the ABS bracket, this seemed like a good use of space. I pray it's not an issue here.
The rear axle is plumbed and the compressor wired up. Just need to install/wire the switches.

I run a CO2 setup, but love options, so I would like to run an air outlet. I would only want to run that with a tank, so when I figure that part out, I'll add the outlet.






Finishing up the intake before Friday is next on the list.
11-24-2014 01:51 PM
BusinessRogue
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Originally Posted by TXST8tj View Post
Thanks!!! Was totally pumped to get it wrapped up.

Thanks! This was the weekend to get it done. My wife's family is coming in for the holidays and she also wanted it completed before they got here.
What kind of setup are you running?


I have to move the projector back some more to fill the screen, but this was enough to get the receiver/speakers configured and the new Bluray player set up.

We also had the chance to sit down to some Transformers....at only about 2/3 the screen size.


That looks great man! We just ordered some black out curtains.
11-24-2014 01:13 PM
TXST8tj
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Originally Posted by BusinessRogue View Post
That's awesome!!!
Thanks!!! Was totally pumped to get it wrapped up.
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Originally Posted by TwoWheeledMadMan View Post
Congrats man, that is a SICK setup BTW. You're motivating me to get off my arse and connect my rear channels. Right now they are in "display" mode in the living room.
Thanks! This was the weekend to get it done. My wife's family is coming in for the holidays and she also wanted it completed before they got here.
What kind of setup are you running?


I have to move the projector back some more to fill the screen, but this was enough to get the receiver/speakers configured and the new Bluray player set up.

We also had the chance to sit down to some Transformers....at only about 2/3 the screen size.


11-24-2014 09:33 AM
TwoWheeledMadMan
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Originally Posted by TXST8tj View Post
The theater room is just about done. Everything is hooked up with the speakers and components. We picked up the projector this afternoon. I need to adjust the height of the projector to get it fully dialed in, but I am darn near blown away with the picture quality.

We watched the new Transformers tonight just to test it out. The surround setup is amazing. Completely pleased with that.



Congrats man, that is a SICK setup BTW. You're motivating me to get off my arse and connect my rear channels. Right now they are in "display" mode in the living room.
11-24-2014 08:57 AM
BusinessRogue
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Originally Posted by TXST8tj View Post
The theater room is just about done. Everything is hooked up with the speakers and components. We picked up the projector this afternoon. I need to adjust the height of the projector to get it fully dialed in, but I am darn near blown away with the picture quality.

We watched the new Transformers tonight just to test it out. The surround setup is amazing. Completely pleased with that.


That's awesome!!!
11-23-2014 11:32 PM
TXST8tj The theater room is just about done. Everything is hooked up with the speakers and components. We picked up the projector this afternoon. I need to adjust the height of the projector to get it fully dialed in, but I am darn near blown away with the picture quality.

We watched the new Transformers tonight just to test it out. The surround setup is amazing. Completely pleased with that.


11-17-2014 01:51 AM
TXST8tj
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Originally Posted by Cavasar View Post
Man I wish I had a tow rig and a trailer...especially with potential trip to Moab next summer.
I am looking forward to being able to trailer the Jeep. I really top out around 65mph and that is WOT. Besides that, we will have plenty of camping gear that won't fit well in the Jeep, and of course there is always the breakage factor.
11-17-2014 01:38 AM
TXST8tj While mapping out my ARB air compressor install, I realized I have completely neglected installing the Spectre cowl intake setup.
The kit is designed for use with a 4.0l, but I am going to make it work with my 2.5l.
Just need to cut the 3" hole earlier in the evening when I won't wake up the kids/neighborhood.


11-14-2014 08:49 AM
TwoWheeledMadMan I dunno, I'm hoping the wind will stop by Dec. Where the hell is our warm front? I was planning on dropping a new heater core in our TJ over Thanksgiving break. Ef dis weather! Shouldn't be like this till February!
11-13-2014 11:26 PM
Cavasar Man I wish I had a tow rig and a trailer...especially with potential trip to Moab next summer.
11-13-2014 04:48 PM
TXST8tj Sweet!
I have a heater in the Jeep, just not sure the rear window of the Trektop is going to fit with the rear rollbar spreader bar.
As long as it's not windy (which it probably will be), we will leave the top and doors with the truck and just bundle up.

I don't expect to get much installed between now and then, but I at least want to get the ARB compressor/locker wired up before I go.
I have the drive to get stuff done, just need the time.
11-12-2014 09:02 PM
Cavasar
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Originally Posted by TXST8tj View Post
Getting there evening of Friday, Dec 5. Leaving morning/early afternoon on Sunday.

Will you be in the area?
That sounds pretty cold to a guy with a heaterless Jeep haha. I'll be in College Station but I've already asked off for my share of days in December for graduation, some dinner banquet with the girlfriend, and going home to spend Christmas with her family. Although I should have my Hi Line and UCF stuff done and will need a test run...
11-12-2014 07:17 PM
TXST8tj Getting there evening of Friday, Dec 5. Leaving morning/early afternoon on Sunday.

Will you be in the area?
11-12-2014 03:28 PM
Cavasar
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Originally Posted by TXST8tj View Post
It's my favorite JK color. Too bad it was a limited run color.

I am going wheeling at Hidden Falls Adventure Park in a few weeks. Got some real work to do before then!
Nice, when ya going?
11-12-2014 11:17 AM
TXST8tj It's my favorite JK color. Too bad it was a limited run color.

I am going wheeling at Hidden Falls Adventure Park in a few weeks. Got some real work to do before then!
11-10-2014 05:36 PM
BusinessRogue I like the color of that a lot.
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