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graves1 05-08-2010 02:17 PM

New Jeep owner question.
 
I have a 2010 green jk 4 door that i have been "beefing up". I have installed a 3 inch skyjacker lift, 35 inch tires, black rims with rockcrawler side step on the way. I will post the before and after pics soon. I have two questions. Is PROCAL the way to go and can i really do it myeslf? AND,, this one is driving me crazy and i know some of you will think im nuts but i just gotta know. Does anyone else out there have a problem with thier mirrors leaking out on thier doors for 6 hours after they wash them? The green shows every speck of dirt just like black, i get it all cleaned up and then my mirrors leak for hours. The water has to coming from inside the door on the top. I am afraid if i pull them off and put a silicon bead around them that they will fill up and rust the doors. Anyone ?

GroundHawg 05-08-2010 02:33 PM

Welcome to WF!

Procal is ok. Personally I'm going with a superchip soon. It's up to you. Some like chips, some procal. Personally, I think superchips is a little better. You download a program, plug the controller into the jeep, and upload it. Punch in tire size, gear ratio, etc. That's it! Easier than an oil change.

As for your mirror you aren't crazy. This is a very common JK problem. The gasket over time ends up sealing itself allowing residuel water to drip up to 8 hours after rain or a wash. To fix that, simply drill some holes in the mirror mounting piece. Takes all but 1 minute, and you'll be shocked how much water that thing actually holds when that gasket seals up.

http://i896.photobucket.com/albums/a...g/cbcbf43e.jpg

drill here

graves1 05-09-2010 07:54 PM

You were right. I drilled it and it was full. Thank you for your help

thaduke2003 05-09-2010 08:00 PM

I'll second and third (for Briana) the Superchips- great product. Noticable fuel economy and power gains, easy to use, and they keep adding cool new features- Mark W.

GroundHawg 05-09-2010 08:36 PM

You're welcome. You won't be let down by the superchips paq either if you decide to go with it. It's slightly more expensive but WELL worth it.

Any questions feel free to ask us. That's why we're here :D

graves1 05-10-2010 01:52 PM

How much are the Superchips going for and can i install it myself ? My step bar got back orderd by 4wd.com, looks like another week of climbing up into it. haha

graves1 05-10-2010 01:55 PM

PS.. I live in Arkansas. Where is the best place to order some Pocket Bushwackers from? Are they all about the same and what do you think of them ?

JIMBOX 05-10-2010 02:05 PM

:cool: Depends on what you're driving !!


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Originally Posted by graves1 (Post 620596)
PS.. I live in Arkansas. Where is the best place to order some Pocket Bushwackers from? Are they all about the same and what do you think of them ?

I've gottem and really like them

:rofl::rofl:

graves1 05-10-2010 02:13 PM

2010 green jeep wrangler 4 door

GroundHawg 05-10-2010 02:20 PM

Yeah. Flares are flares. They're just cosmetic. Running flat ones allows for larger tires without lifting. Comes down to personal taste and how much coinage you have. Just check the laws where you live before you buy. Some states you can't have flat fenders, others the tire must be inside, yadda yadda. Personally I don't like flares. If I didn't drive in PA so much I wouldn't even run any.

Superchips are like $350 give or take. Any 4x4 shop should carry them. Sometimes there are used ones on eBay and shit. Um, 4wd.com and quadratec have them to buy online. They take like 10 minutes to install. You just download stuff to the controller and punch in your tire size, gearing, etc. Plug it into that port under your dash and that's it. A computer literate 8 year old can tune the engine with it :rofl:

they do all kinds of things. Manipulate transmission shift points in automatics, alter fuel/ratios in the engine, change timing, correct speedometers when you upgrade tires, change crawl ratios, ghetto lockers, and improved throttle response and MPG. there's always new stuff to download too.

graves1 05-10-2010 02:35 PM

I dont plan doing much "hardcore" 4wheeling, they will be just for looks mostly. right now my tires are throwing mud up on the side of my jeep b/c the tires stick out 2 inches. I think that the bushwackers should put a stop to this. "and i think they look cool" =) Jimbox, got any pics ?

Hexxum 05-10-2010 02:48 PM

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Originally Posted by graves1 (Post 620623)
I dont plan doing much "hardcore" 4wheeling, they will be just for looks mostly. right now my tires are throwing mud up on the side of my jeep b/c the tires stick out 2 inches. I think that the bushwackers should put a stop to this. "and i think they look cool" =) Jimbox, got any pics ?

Throwing mud on the side of your Jeep is a bad thing? Why would you want to stop that!?

CapptainObvious 05-10-2010 02:53 PM

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Originally Posted by graves1 (Post 620596)
PS.. I live in Arkansas. Where is the best place to order some Pocket Bushwackers from? Are they all about the same and what do you think of them ?

this may be a dumb question, but why are they called "pocket style?"

jcf 05-10-2010 03:08 PM

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Originally Posted by graves1 (Post 620593)
How much are the Superchips going for and can i install it myself ? My step bar got back orderd by 4wd.com, looks like another week of climbing up into it. haha

Truck Accessories, Performance Parts for Pickup Trucks, SUVs, Crossovers, Vans $295 the best price I could find :) search flashpaq jeep & the item will come up easy

JIMBOX 05-10-2010 03:17 PM

;) Yea Graves, I really like the look of these, but


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Originally Posted by graves1 (Post 620623)
I dont plan doing much "hardcore" 4wheeling, they will be just for looks mostly. right now my tires are throwing mud up on the side of my jeep b/c the tires stick out 2 inches. I think that the bushwackers should put a stop to this. "and i think they look cool" =) Jimbox, got any pics ?

You've gotta be ready for any damage off-road and they are expensive, I got mine from 4wd.com and I don't know about Arkansas

Figure at least $700 bucks unless you can get a deal onem, mine were $600 bucks a year ago, they will keep all that crap off the sides of the jeep and I wanted my tires pretty close to even with the fender edge and I've two sets of tires on proComp 8089's, so I wasn't about to change the wheels for less Back space to accomplish the same as adapters/spacers (I have Spidertrax)

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...mbowby/136.jpg

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...y/PICT0239.jpg
http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...mbowby/129.jpg

They keep snow off too
http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...mbowby/084.jpg

They can be cut inside for tire clearance to, even though they're a little involved assembling and installing

Good luck

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO

graves1 05-10-2010 03:20 PM

Good question, the pocket style are bigger than the other ones. i donno. And i want them so i do have to wash it "everyday" haha. once a week would be great. We have plenty mud in Arkansas...

graves1 05-10-2010 03:23 PM

Jimbox. Those look GREAT!!! The front view looks tuff! I have got to have some. I like the KC lights also.

JIMBOX 05-10-2010 03:28 PM

;) heh Heh, thanx, just remember, they are expensive and you really need your stock fender liners,. to scavenge, for the new "pockets"


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Originally Posted by graves1 (Post 620657)
Jimbox. Those look GREAT!!! The front view looks tuff! I have got to have some. I like the KC lights also.

I don't have any idea why they call them "Pocket" flares !!

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO

sevenservices 05-10-2010 03:55 PM

If I had to guess, I would think "pocket" because they go out and down on an angle encasing the tire like a "pocket" as compared to the straight out ones???

hey, it sounds reasonable...


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