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JimmEC 02-20-2013 12:53 AM

finally getting 35s
 
After owning my Jeep for three years, I have finally saved up to do the big stuff. I had a 3 inch lift a few months ago. Had the inside line-x'd a couple weeks ago. Finally, tomorrow I am having new 17 inch wheels, 35's, 4.88 gears, Detroit locker front and rear. I am overwhelmed with excitement and I cannot sleep. I also ordered the teraflex HD hinged carrier. Waiting on that to come in.

I cannot freaking wait.

Sasquatchewan 02-20-2013 01:31 AM

Pics when done

HunterTheBeagle 02-20-2013 01:44 AM

^^^^ This!

JimmEC 02-20-2013 01:46 AM

I sure will. Meanwhile, here is how the line-x came out.
I was worried about tranny and exhaust heat, but its thick enough and it insulates well enough that it only feels slightly warm to the touch.

Dave S 02-20-2013 03:29 AM

Congrats on the new kit, can't wait to see some pics. The line-x job looks great!

JimmEC 02-20-2013 05:27 AM

Here is a before picture.

Smokinjoe 02-20-2013 09:22 AM

I have seen some reports of the TF tire carrier breaking with 37's just keep an eye on it.

JimmEC 02-20-2013 11:35 AM

Oh no. I hope not. Thanks for the heads up. Where does it break at?

Kssting 02-20-2013 11:45 AM

You should be fine with the TF carrier. I believe there has only been one report of a break and the report I found came from a person that has also bashed TF parts in the past so I am not putting much behind it. Maybe they did have a weak unit because it does happen but there are to many other units sold without issues. I have a heavy 35 on mine and there is no sign of issues.

I like how the Line-x looks. I need to add that to my list.

DallasJKU 02-20-2013 11:58 AM

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Originally Posted by JimmEC (Post 3393931)
I sure will. Meanwhile, here is how the line-x came out.
I was worried about tranny and exhaust heat, but its thick enough and it insulates well enough that it only feels slightly warm to the touch.

I love the Line X mod. I did it on my TJ and will do it on my JKU!!

Smokinjoe 02-20-2013 03:12 PM

[QUOTE=Kssting;3395402]You should be fine with the TF carrier. I believe there has only been one report of a break and the report I found came from a person that has also bashed TF parts in the past so I am not putting much behind it. Maybe they did have a weak unit because it does happen but there are to many other units sold without issues. I have a heavy 35 on mine and there is no sign of issues.
/QUOTE]

There has been probs with more than one, just saying keep an eye on it last thing you want is your tire falling off.
here is a TF Post on issue. If you have a concern call em.

This is a very rare event to have one of these break like this. TeraFlex adjustable mounts are covered by a LifeTime warranty. Any customers with concerns please call TeraFlex at 1-888-837-2359 or send a email to tech@teraflx.com.

brighton 02-20-2013 03:27 PM

What a great day tomorrow will bring. Line-x turned out great.

I have the TF hinged carrier to go with my 35s and I have full confidence in it.

HydroJK 02-20-2013 07:09 PM

Looks good :thumb:

I wanna hear about those 4.88's !!!

Hydro

gr8fulKID 02-20-2013 09:27 PM

Pretty soon youll want 40s...

JimmEC 02-20-2013 09:41 PM

4.88 are awesome. I can tell a power difference already! Thanks for the input on the TF HD higned carrier.

HunterTheBeagle 02-20-2013 10:11 PM

Looks great! :thumb: can I ask why you put the red letters in on the generals? Just not your thing?

Yella 02-20-2013 10:15 PM

You did an awesome job on the line-x. I can see it was well prepped.
I did the 4.88 recently myself. They make driving my jeep so fun it should be illegal.

JimmEC 02-20-2013 10:51 PM

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Originally Posted by HunterTheBeagle (Post 3398247)
Looks great! :thumb: can I ask why you put the red letters in on the generals? Just not your thing?

I liked the red a lot, but I had already decided on all blacked out.

JimmEC 02-20-2013 10:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Yella (Post 3398270)
You did an awesome job on the line-x. I can see it was well prepped.
I did the 4.88 recently myself. They make driving my jeep so fun it should be illegal.

Yeah, I cannot believe this isn't stock.

JKRONNIE 02-21-2013 02:24 AM

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Originally Posted by JimmEC (Post 3393768)
After owning my Jeep for three years, I have finally saved up to do the big stuff. I had a 3 inch lift a few months ago. Had the inside line-x'd a couple weeks ago. Finally, tomorrow I am having new 17 inch wheels, 35's, 4.88 gears, Detroit locker front and rear. I am overwhelmed with excitement and I cannot sleep. I also ordered the teraflex HD hinged carrier. Waiting on that to come in.

I cannot freaking wait.

4.88's? Do you have a stick? I have 5.13's with an auto and I wouldn't want any less.

JimmEC 02-21-2013 08:46 AM

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Originally Posted by JKRONNIE (Post 3398938)

4.88's? Do you have a stick? I have 5.13's with an auto and I wouldn't want any less.

Yes, I have manual. I love it. Its a lot of fun. A little more gear would probably be nice, but its my daily driver so I have to consider gas.

brighton 02-21-2013 10:12 AM

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Originally Posted by JimmEC

Yes, I have manual. I love it. Its a lot of fun. A little more gear would probably be nice, but its my daily driver so I have to consider gas.

I still have my 3.73 gears (manual) with 35's and I find myself having to downshift a lot more, especially merging on the freeway. I think I'm about ready to regear to 4.88 and add lockers. Even with these gears though, it has more pep than my old Land Cruiser which was way underpowered for its weight.

JimmEC 02-21-2013 11:10 AM

Do it man its worth it

ESP 02-21-2013 11:13 AM

Haven't been driving very long with 35s but I've got 3.21s and a manual. No real complaints, it's fine for me but I do drive slow anyway.

brighton 02-21-2013 12:21 PM

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Originally Posted by ESP
Haven't been driving very long with 35s but I've got 3.21s and a manual. No real complaints, it's fine for me but I do drive slow anyway.

Every time I do a mod adding weight or now with bigger tires I seem to drive even slower, to where I feel like I'm driving like a grandma now. Knowing that my Jeep is never going to outrace anyone is actually somewhat relaxing and less stressful.

JimmEC 02-21-2013 02:19 PM

I agree with you about it being relaxing. I don't drive fast mostly to save gas. Its just good to have that extra power to get into traffic if you need to.

JimmEC 02-21-2013 02:20 PM

Just finished installing the frescoes tailgate thing. I put it on the 35 setting but my bumper compensates for big tires so I might relocate it to the 33 setting to give me more window.

JimmEC 02-21-2013 02:21 PM

Oh and I also installed the delta lug nut led third break light

brighton 02-21-2013 03:28 PM

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Originally Posted by JimmEC (Post 3400990)
I agree with you about it being relaxing. I don't drive fast mostly to save gas. Its just good to have that extra power to get into traffic if you need to.

Yeah, it would be nice to have more power, just in case.

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Originally Posted by JimmEC (Post 3401003)
Oh and I also installed the delta lug nut led third break light

I had to look this up. Does this actually replace the third brake light (legally)? I'm using the stock tire mount with the TF hinged carrier and my spare pretty much covers up the brake light so I need to find some type of replacement.

JimmEC 02-21-2013 03:35 PM

Yes, it replaced the stock one. I don't know what your state laws are there. Texas you dont need a third break light.


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