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TXST8tj 01-08-2008 04:06 PM

Got some new meats today
 
got some 31" Trxus MTs and cragar soft 8s put on today. i needed to stay smaller in size b/c i am now driving this thing everyday.

the pics also show my new OEM sunrider soft top from an 06 rubi. mounted perfectly with no modifications needed. i had to buy the soft uppers separate though.


the day i bought it: ('supertop', street tires, and outlaw IIs)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...e/PA270022.jpg


today:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...e/100_0034.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...e/100_0035.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...e/100_0037.jpg


the flares will be going back on ASAP...i had taken them off to paint.
i also picked up another set of Hella 500s (on clearance at Walmart) to mount on the windshield.
i also bought an air compressor and some tools and will be spraying in Herculiner in the next week or two.
i also have a new dash on the way from an 03 TJ in the "agate" (black) color. i will be getting some agate door panels as well as soon as i find some for a decent price.
i will also hopefully be getting some Corbeau front and rear seats very soon.

my initial line of things to do with this jeep was to fix the mechanical problems, get new tires, get a new top, and then fix up the interior b/c it is TERRIBLE.

cherokee980 01-08-2008 04:22 PM

Looks great man!!! How much coin on those tires and wheels? I will be sending the dash out Wed. (tomorrow). I will get back to you on a final cost with shipping!

White93ARB 01-08-2008 04:26 PM

I like it. I hate my wheels, and I really like those. Being broke sucks.

TXST8tj 01-08-2008 04:48 PM

$1082.11 was the drive out price for 5 wheels, 5 tires, locking lug nuts, and mount and balance.

i brought in a print out from Quadratec (who believe it or not, had the lowest price on the wheels and the tires) to Discount Tire and they price matched and ordered the tires for me. they had the wheels there. they just charged me the $15/tire shipping that Qtec would've charged, but didn't charge me the handling fee.

the wheels were $184.95
the tires were $634.95
the lugs were $50.88

the rest was tax, shipping, and mount and balance.

TXST8tj 01-08-2008 04:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cherokee980 (Post 179977)
Looks great man!!! How much coin on those tires and wheels? I will be sending the dash out Wed. (tomorrow). I will get back to you on a final cost with shipping!

awesome! can't wait.

crump582 01-08-2008 08:22 PM

Nice Jeep... look familiar?

http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o...mp582/jeep.jpg

Just put on my bumper caps and need to decide what rocker guards to buy. Only had mine since Dec 26th... so far so good I guess.

lost 01-08-2008 08:31 PM

wow, friggen looks great! big difference from those dinky stock tires! :punk:



Quote:

Originally Posted by TXST8tj (Post 179984)
the lugs were $50.88

what type of lugs are they??

bluvikng 01-08-2008 08:48 PM

Damn, I was looking for a deal on turkey, or beef............:D

I is hungry.........:D

Looks good !!!!!!!

JCS05Rubi 01-08-2008 09:00 PM

looks good! let me know how you like those truxus

hedonist 01-08-2008 09:03 PM

Wow...wow....wow..




"That Jeep is so hot right now."

foxinthemudd 01-08-2008 11:59 PM

I vote to loose the front milk jugs off the bumper...:wavey:
and nice lookin rig I love those wheels (I have the same ones :D)

Triple88a 01-09-2008 01:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by foxinthemudd (Post 180122)
I vote to loose the front milk jugs off the bumper...:wavey:


2x. just wack them with a big hammer few times and you'll be done :D

front bumper that is...

looks good though.

TXST8tj 01-09-2008 09:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lost (Post 180057)
what type of lugs are they??

"gorilla" something or other...you have to use a key to get them off. i needed new lugs anyway and wanted locks. that's what they had...seem good to me.

TXST8tj 01-09-2008 09:27 AM

the jugs are coming off when i chop the bumper...hopefully this weekend. been short on time lately. had time to pull the flares one day. paint them another. still waiting on the chance to put them back on. they are still there in the first place b/c i was about to buy a new front bumper and wasn't going to waste my time with them, but i decided to get an air compressor instead.

i also have a new set of Hella 500s to mount on the windshield.

erickpl 01-09-2008 01:36 PM

Must be nice to have Jeep budget. :)

TXST8tj 01-09-2008 02:03 PM

haha....a jeep budget that is just about drained. maybe i'll have a little more to spend as soon as i can sell off some of the CJ stuff. still have a long way to go with this jeep.

Triple88a 01-09-2008 07:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TXST8tj (Post 180183)
the jugs are coming off when i chop the bumper

awww come on do it the fun way, wack them with the biggest hammer you have. :crash:

hedonist 01-09-2008 09:00 PM

O man.

I'm such a noob. When you say milk jugs, do you mean the fog lights or the hooks?

Should I wack mine off too? Can someone post a pic with them whacked off? If I do take them off, I'll do the hammer route just to show off to you guys.

http://teachers.yourhomework.com/nobelteacher/Jeep3

bluvikng 01-09-2008 09:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hedonist (Post 180405)
O man.

I'm such a noob. When you say milk jugs, do you mean the fog lights or the hooks?

Should I wack mine off too? Can someone post a pic with them whacked off? If I do take them off, I'll do the hammer route just to show off to you guys.

http://teachers.yourhomework.com/nobelteacher/Jeep3

See those funky plastic end caps on your bumper? Those are the milk jugs that are being talked about...............:D Loose them, or they will get ripped off from wheeling. You do wheel, right?

debruins 01-09-2008 11:13 PM

yeah they sitck out about 7 inches from where the metal of the bumper ends, they're incae u hit a pedestrian they get puched aside rather than run over, but once they leave teh factory its fine to take them off,
but keep the back ones
nad i also suggest cutting the bumper down to two incches on either side of the fog lights, looks way better (do it an an angle, /-------\ )

Triple88a 01-10-2008 12:37 AM

Milk jugs...
http://jeep.hanschool.ru/p/63/images...55155757ab.jpg

Thats what it looks without the jugs.
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/34/65...628766.jpg?v=0

Triple88a 01-10-2008 12:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by debruins (Post 180467)
the fog lights, looks way better (do it an an angle, /-------\ )

dont you mean backwards so its bigger on the top???? as hitting pedestrians goes. if they are on the street they deserve it so ram em as hard as you can :punk:
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Watch at 50 seconds of the movie...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=cwq5lh0RqIs

nicosuave 01-10-2008 12:52 AM

Haha Borat! :rofl:

tobycat1 01-10-2008 02:15 AM

I got same wheels, easy clean up!
Price on my gear
Soft 8 Wheels: $240
33" Tires: $1000 (With lifetime warranty for any damage)
Locking Lugs: $5
4" Lift kit: $900
Labor: $200
Out wheeling everyone on Saturdays: Priceless:D

hedonist 01-10-2008 02:46 AM

triple88a and bluviking,

Thanks!!

I wheel but I call it noob wheeling. Nothing crazy and out of my comfort zone. My wheeling is getting better and better as I practice more.

TXST8tj 01-10-2008 10:41 AM

i will be doing the same thing with this bumper that i did with the one on my 02.....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...laneous/l1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...s/P1130001.jpg

Triple88a 01-10-2008 06:16 PM

haha that layer of clean ice looks so cool :D

tobycat1 01-10-2008 06:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hedonist (Post 180537)
triple88a and bluviking,

Thanks!!

I wheel but I call it noob wheeling. Nothing crazy and out of my comfort zone. My wheeling is getting better and better as I practice more.

Wheeling is wheeling any way you put it:cool:

tobycat1 01-10-2008 06:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Triple88a (Post 180695)
haha that layer of clean ice looks so cool :D

x2

UNLIMITLESS 01-10-2008 09:41 PM

What size are you guys running? 15x8s? How much offset?

I also agree on the "Honey Glazed "look!


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