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JeepJinx 02-23-2013 10:03 AM

Installed New Flat Fenders and BFG Tires
 
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I finally got my Bushwacker fenders on, along with a new set of 35X12.5 R17 BFG M/T KM2's!
Love the new look of the JFK but I really love the change in performance and the feel of these tires!
They must be close to 15 lbs per tire lighter than the Nitto Terra Grapplers I had on there and they were smaller in size! (305/70).
You can feel the loss of rolling weight over bumps and under acceleration. They are also so much better off road. If they are louder than the Nitto's on the street, it is not by much.
The fenders were not really hard to install just took time. I followed the tips of kbwwolf in this post...http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/bus...ll-214133.html.
I have wanted these fenders since I first saw them on Kramer2K's build.
I am sure I have more than enough room now for some rock climbing.

ESP 02-23-2013 10:04 AM

Looks good. :thumb:

kjeeper10 02-23-2013 10:10 AM

Mmm 17's :D

ESP 02-23-2013 10:13 AM

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 3409064)
Mmm 17's :D

:eek:

kjeeper10 02-23-2013 10:18 AM

Rofl

15's can go Jump of a bridge. (Mad) grrr

Curt93acw 02-23-2013 10:30 AM

looks fantastic!

jagerhelix 02-23-2013 10:31 AM

Looking good!

ESP 02-23-2013 10:34 AM

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 3409089)
Rofl

15's can go Jump of a bridge. (Mad) grrr

Here's what they do to 15s in other countries.
http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/dam/ass...al-gallery.jpg

Dave S 02-23-2013 10:38 AM

Looks real good JJ. Are you running any lift, if so how much and which kit?

hair2831 02-23-2013 10:42 AM

Looks great! I love those flares.

JeepJinx 02-23-2013 11:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Dave S (Post 3409146)
Looks real good JJ. Are you running any lift, if so how much and which kit?

Hey Dave
This is where I ended up on the lift.
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/liv...ft-199897.html

kramer2k 02-23-2013 12:47 PM

Damn that looks good! :cool: I love that first shot you took.
That really opened things up and looks mean as hell.


Quote:

Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 3409089)
Rofl

15's can go Jump of a bridge. (Mad) grrr

http://www.v6performance.net/forums/...lies/fight.gif

Don't bring everyone else down with you Debby Downer. :p j/k

kbwwolf 02-23-2013 12:53 PM

Awesome. :thumb:

kbwwolf 02-23-2013 12:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 3409089)
Rofl

15's can go Jump of a bridge. (Mad) grrr

Quote:

Originally Posted by ESP (Post 3409142)
Here's what they do to 15s in other countries.
http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/dam/ass...al-gallery.jpg

:rofl:

Haters.

JeepJinx 02-23-2013 07:38 PM

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Originally Posted by kramer2k (Post 3409525)
Damn that looks good! :cool: I love that first shot you took.
That really opened things up and looks mean as hell.

Quote:

Originally Posted by kbwwolf (Post 3409550)
Awesome. :thumb:

Thanks guys!
Cant wait for spring to get here. I will be putting my Bestop Trektop NX that is sitting in my garage on for the summer!
:cool:

JK NOOB 02-23-2013 07:45 PM

:thumb:

Swivet 02-23-2013 08:22 PM

looks awesome! what type of front bumper is that???

AdrianVall 02-23-2013 09:01 PM

Damn that looks tough! Nice rig man!

jkmohican 02-23-2013 09:12 PM

Looks great! This is the exact setup i'm aiming for, 35" BFG KM2's, 17" rim, and flat flares. Once I clicked on this thread, I was excited to see someone with my exact setup idea, and its nice to see it in pictures. Quick question for you, or if you would rather have me PM you, do these tires measure more towards 34"? And are they lighter than most 35" tires? And how tall of a lift? I like the fact that these tires measure a little smaller, because I was afraid to go with full blown 35"s.

GunToter 02-23-2013 09:20 PM

You Jeep is just plain sexy.

I just installed my trektop, I think you'll be happy with yours. It was about 70 today and I still had to run the heater to be able to streach the top enough. Waiting for spring is probably a good idea!

Sasquatchewan 02-24-2013 12:45 AM

Man that Jeep is sexy to say the least I'm working on the wife to do the bushwacker flat fender flares she likes the stockers better & it's her DD I drive old Blackey the TJ which is still cool.

JeepJinx 02-24-2013 09:07 AM

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Originally Posted by jkmohican (Post 3411456)
Looks great! This is the exact setup i'm aiming for, 35" BFG KM2's, 17" rim, and flat flares. Once I clicked on this thread, I was excited to see someone with my exact setup idea, and its nice to see it in pictures. Quick question for you, or if you would rather have me PM you, do these tires measure more towards 34"? And are they lighter than most 35" tires? And how tall of a lift? I like the fact that these tires measure a little smaller, because I was afraid to go with full blown 35"s.

The 35X12.5 R17 BFG KM2 comes in at 34.8.
I think there is only one 35 that is a true 35 and that is some or all of the MT tires.
These BFG's are light compared to what I had and by some accounts here, one of the lighter ones all around.
My lift is adjustable (see link in post #11) but it is setting a little over 2.5 right now. In your PM you were concerned about having to do a lot of changes if you went to 35's other than the lift itself. But I really only need to add a set of JK Light Racing Series Caster/Pinion Angle Bolts. Those allow for more caster because of the lift. I did not need to change out drive shafts or really anything else.
I hope this helps

JeepJinx 02-24-2013 09:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Swivet (Post 3411199)
looks awesome! what type of front bumper is that???

It is a Rugged Ridge XHD. I have the same off the back.

Swivet 03-03-2013 08:20 PM

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Originally Posted by JeepJinx (Post 3412978)
It is a Rugged Ridge XHD. I have the same off the back.

Awesome man looks sharp

Mom2one 03-03-2013 10:26 PM

LOVE it..........enough said!

Seeuoffroad 03-03-2013 10:30 PM

Very NICE!!! Very NICE!!! Did I say very NICE!?!?!

JeEpInG21 03-03-2013 10:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JeepJinx (Post 3409042)
I finally got my Bushwacker fenders on, along with a new set of 35X12.5 R17 BFG M/T KM2's!
Love the new look of the JFK but I really love the change in performance and the feel of these tires!
They must be close to 15 lbs per tire lighter than the Nitto Terra Grapplers I had on there and they were smaller in size! (305/70).
You can feel the loss of rolling weight over bumps and under acceleration. They are also so much better off road. If they are louder than the Nitto's on the street, it is not by much.
The fenders were not really hard to install just took time. I followed the tips of kbwwolf in this post...http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/bus...ll-214133.html.
I have wanted these fenders since I first saw them on Kramer2K's build.
I am sure I have more than enough room now for some rock climbing.

How was the fender install

Casotakar1229 03-03-2013 10:42 PM

great looking jeep! :thumb:

JeepJinx 03-04-2013 11:40 AM

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Originally Posted by JeEpInG21 (Post 3451353)
How was the fender install

There is a learning curve on the first fender so dont rush. I started on the fronts. Once you get the first one done the rest are really not hard at all. There are a lot of steps so it takes time but really not technically hard. Check out the thread below.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/bus...ll-214133.html

dcm77494 03-04-2013 11:49 AM

Looks really nice!


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