|06-02-2007 08:27 PM|
|JCS05Rubi||There are Rubi fenders for sale in the For Sale section. I think redrubi is selling them. Might want to hurry up before they are gone If you can convince Scout that he wants to send me up some tube fenders, you can have my rubi flares|
|06-02-2007 08:13 PM|
umm one more thing, If anyone knows where I could get a deal on some rubicon fender flares, lmk. I figure this could be another option for my fender problem
Thanks again ,
|06-02-2007 07:39 PM|
What tire carrier options is there for around $550?
I've actually been wanting to take a welding class but havent had time for it. Im waiting till either after I take a class or learn more about welding before I buy my first welder.
when I carry a spare it's usually in the cargo area, and it's works ok like that except when I need top carry more people and/or go on long trips
and yes, thanks, that did help
Thanks again for the replies ,
|06-01-2007 11:39 PM|
|Scout||Are you jealous?|
|06-01-2007 11:37 PM|
|06-01-2007 11:21 PM|
Ok Matt, I told you I'd work on this so here goes:
If you're looking to go to 36's I'd wait until you beef up your axles a bit first. You'd probably be ok for mall crawling but you actually use your rig. Broken axles suck.
If you currently don't have any armor - get some. Gas tank skid, diff covers, steering box skid, beefier tie rod, belly-up, rocker protection (guards), engine skid, oil pan skid etc... It's money well spent. As little wheelin' I do everytime I've taken mine offroad the skids have always paid for themselves.
As far as the top goes - I don't know anything about the RAT. I do have a Viking which I'm growing to like, not love. Here's a good thread about the Viking Top:
I posted up a thread about sport cages awhile back and after getting some good responses I decided to go with a RockHard Sport Cage. It arrived on Wednesday.
Here's the sport cage thread:
Tire carriers? Well that's all personal preference if you ask me. I have a Garvin Wilderness Spare Tire Carrier and I actually like it a lot. It's BIG and beefy....but that's also one of its faults, it's BIG as are a lot of tire carriers. When you get into some tight spots it's can be quite cumbersome. Have you considered relocating it to the cargo area? That's the idea I'm kicking around right now. Here's a thread on that:
I'm not really that familiar with the diferent types of rear corner protection out there. It seems (from what I've read) that most people are relatively happy with the rear corners they purchased from PSC, GenRight and Rokmen. I have heard of some fitment issues with the Toys by Troy. I don't have any first hand expierence with the TxT I'm purely relaying this based on what I've read on some other forums. The main complaint seemed to be that things just didn't line up well. That being said, my PSC's are working just fine and I have no complaints at all with them.
Tube fenders - I think everyone here knows I have T&T Customs Tube Fenders and I like them very well. As far as buckling the tub or anything like that I can't really comment. I will say I had my Jeep leaned up against a rock in Llano back in March and I suffered NO damage at all to the Jeep or the fenders. I probably had 60% of the weight of the Jeep resting on them. If I had OEM fenders then they surely would have been severly damaged. I think they did their job and I'm sure they'll serve their purpose again. Not to mention they look cool as hell!
Someone else will have to comment about the TSL's. I have MT Baja Claws and I'm fairly happy with them so far.
|06-01-2007 07:56 PM|
personally for the money your gonna spend on all of that you can buy a welder and a grinder and pay for a welding course at your local agricultural school
and then you will make everything look how you want it to look, learn a valuable skill, and maybe save money depending on how expensive the course is
and if your gonna be wheeling that much you are gonna break stuff and what better way to fix it than welding it!
|06-01-2007 01:17 AM|
|05-31-2007 10:15 PM|
|lost||so does anyone have any experience with the or-fab tire carrier?|
|05-31-2007 09:06 PM|
|05-30-2007 10:06 PM|
Oh my...I'll work on some of that, but that's one helluva list.
PS - What were those winning numbers anyway?
|05-30-2007 09:18 PM|
skids, tire carrier, softop, etc...
i'm going to get some stuff for the jeep this week and I wanna know if what i'm choosing is good, quality stuff, if you'd recomend another company, and if you know where I can get the stuff the cheapest.
i've been decideing weather to lift it more to go with 36's or getting a bunch of "little" things and i'm deciding on that.
ok well here's the list:
-genright gas tank skid (from absolute offroad )
-nth oil pan skid
-kilby steering box skid
i also need a new top, it's between a RAT top and viking top, and my frame is bent so i'm thinking about going with the viking unless someone has something negative to say about it.
i also need(want) a front tire carrier, i dont know which one to choose but I know that I like how the jeeperman looks and how the or-fab works but I dont like the prices.
im also looking into getting sometime of "sport cage" so that I can ride trails safely with the windshield down
I also need to decide b/w getting tube fenders (my fenders and flares are tweaked) or fixing my fenders and getting wider fender flares. and im looking to get sometype of rear corner armor and maybe some "side sliders" like the t-by-t or rokmen.
and i remember reading somewhere that these bolt on tube fenders can do more damge than good as in you could buckle your tub with them.
if I have money left over after all of this, im looking to do something with my axles, eventually I would like to be able to run 35 or 36" tsl's "reliably" but within a reasonable price range
i know that im probably forgetting some stuff and excuse me for some of this not sounding clear ( im very tired and feel like crap )
Thanks in advance,