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Hackle 03-10-2007 10:14 PM

Fat Wranglers
 
I worked with Joe @ Absolute Offroad today on his now JK. I need to add this also, 1BLKJP actually showed up before all the work was done:flipoff:
I run a full width YJ and for the last couple years Joe has been giving me a hard time that my rig was two foot wider then a stock width vehicle.
Well his fancy new JK is one inch narrower then my full width rig, and mine still has a tub that from what we measured was around 4" narrower then the new tub.
The new JK should work well I just had to post this to give Joe a hard time.
For those that own a JK and wheel them I suggest you remember how wide they are. They will be very stable but the sheet metal will be ready quickly to get body damage on the same trail your buddy in a TJ or YJ walks through.

Absolute Offroad 03-10-2007 11:32 PM

Here's a teaser pic. More to follow.....:) Hackle is refering to the outside of tire dimentions of the JK now.....:D

[IMG]http://inlinethumb44.webshots.com/24...500x500Q85.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://inlinethumb54.webshots.com/34...500x500Q85.jpg[/IMG]


[IMG]http://inlinethumb37.webshots.com/27...500x500Q85.jpg[/IMG]


[IMG]http://inlinethumb28.webshots.com/14...500x500Q85.jpg[/IMG]

Scout 03-10-2007 11:34 PM

^^^drool^^^


Good info Hackle.

Joe, any chance you'll do something different with the JK's front fenders? I've seen a few online with the front fenders removed and it looked really good.

Absolute Offroad 03-10-2007 11:54 PM

Nope, I highly doubt it. I actually really like the front fenders, but the bumper will be gone next week...... It DOES clear 37's though!!! :D This is going to be one of the best kits out for the JK. Easy to install and very complete. I like!!

Joe


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Originally Posted by Simple Scout (Post 61697)
^^^drool^^^


Good info Hackle.

Joe, any chance you'll do something different with the JK's front fenders? I've seen a few online with the front fenders removed and it looked really good.


1BLKJP 03-11-2007 01:08 AM

Yeah that girl is definitely fat in the hips. They will be big stable rigs. It definitely came out exactly how we all hoped it would. I think Joe's wife Lisa was the happiest of all. She can't wait to drive it to work and showoff her fat girl to everyone. :D

The fenders actually look pretty damn good on there. I wasn't sure when we started today how they would look. I was definitely surprised.

AzTJ 03-11-2007 01:45 AM

it just looks funny for some reason... don't see tomany ppl running new JK's up here, let alone one that has been lifted. GUess I'm just not used to it yet.

Nice work though guys!

SO did you get the PJ bumper or decide otherwise?

SportsGal501 03-11-2007 05:31 AM

Might want to get some aftermarket fenders,I see a few JK's around here but mostly the 4 door version.None lifted just the ole school jeeps around these parts ;)

4Jeepn 03-11-2007 10:42 AM

Looks great!!!! Now here is a question. can the rear shock mount be moved higher up and the lower move closer to the axle tube? seems like those hang down real low vs the TJ's.

navy-jeepster 03-11-2007 11:46 AM

One of the guys I wheel with sold his 99 TJ, and got a 4 door JK. He had the lift kit ordered before he even had it home.
He installed 35's on it, and it looks sweet.
I will find a pic of it.

Navy-Jeepster

Absolute Offroad 03-11-2007 12:34 PM

No, I decided against the PJ bumper for a few reasons. One of them is It was the first one that I saw when I bought the Jeep, then I saw the Shrockworks bumper!!!! Damn, thats one bad a$$ bumper design. The second reason is that I tried calling PJ 6 times and never got a call back. I was planning on being a dealer for them, but I have a BIG problem when as a dealer, you cant get "support". I got ahold of Jim @ Shrockworks the FIRST time I called him, He answered ALL of my questions on his products, so guess what..... I am now a SHROCKWORKS DEALER!! Great product, great people to deal with, and I am proud to be a dealer......:D :D


Joe


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Originally Posted by AzTJ (Post 61738)
it just looks funny for some reason... don't see tomany ppl running new JK's up here, let alone one that has been lifted. GUess I'm just not used to it yet.

Nice work though guys!

SO did you get the PJ bumper or decide otherwise?


Absolute Offroad 03-11-2007 12:39 PM

YUP. Glad you asked. RK will be offering a rear shock relocation bracket that lets you cut 2.5" off the lower part of that bracket. I DO have some on the way, but I dont think that it will be done for the intro of the kit @ EJS. They appear to hang down ALOT more than the TJ's but to cure the common problem of the TJ shock hitting the spring cup, this is how they fixed it. They really are only about 1.5" lower. Its like the fender thing. If you measure how wide the metal part of the TJ fender is WITH THE FLARE, its only about 1" narrower than the JK's. There id no difference between the two surfaces, so they just LOOK huge.

Joe

Quote:

Originally Posted by 4Jeepn (Post 61769)
Looks great!!!! Now here is a question. can the rear shock mount be moved higher up and the lower move closer to the axle tube? seems like those hang down real low vs the TJ's.


JeepGuyLJ 03-11-2007 02:36 PM

:D
Jk is looking good.

ddavie 03-11-2007 06:22 PM

Looks good Joe!

1BLKJP 03-11-2007 09:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Absolute Offroad (Post 61789)
YUP. Glad you asked. RK will be offering a rear shock relocation bracket that lets you cut 2.5" off the lower part of that bracket. I DO have some on the way, but I dont think that it will be done for the intro of the kit @ EJS. They appear to hang down ALOT more than the TJ's but to cure the common problem of the TJ shock hitting the spring cup, this is how they fixed it. They really are only about 1.5" lower. Its like the fender thing. If you measure how wide the metal part of the TJ fender is WITH THE FLARE, its only about 1" narrower than the JK's. There id no difference between the two surfaces, so they just LOOK huge.

Joe

Plus Jeepn look how close they are to the wheel. You are very rarely going to get hung up on that bracket. Your tire will be in contact with most rocks that would make contact with them.

And actually if you see this rig in person the fenders actually look great. The Walkers have 3.75" of backspacing and they will stuff up in the flenders nice. The flenders are designed to bend and not break like a TJ's will. On top of that all of the aftermarket fenders right now look like junk in my opinion.

4Jeepn 03-12-2007 12:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1BLKJP (Post 61896)
Plus Jeepn look how close they are to the wheel. You are very rarely going to get hung up on that bracket. Your tire will be in contact with most rocks that would make contact with them.
.

You have yet to see me drive...LOL

jeeperman 03-12-2007 07:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 4Jeepn (Post 62006)
You have yet to see me drive...LOL

Yeah, don't you know they call him "the trail grader".:D

bluvikng 03-12-2007 12:50 PM

That JK is looking pretty tough, Joe. The stance on that thing is awesome. That ought to be one stable mule, on the trail. I saw a 4 door model, at Katemcy, with 37" tires, and it looked like it was on regular tires. Those JK's really accept large tires, well.

dusmcbro 03-12-2007 06:44 PM

Looks bad ace! In some of the pics it looks like the tread pattern is different on the front and rear tires

pkarlie01 03-13-2007 11:59 AM

Wow Great Looking Machine Look Forward To More Pics

GoodLife 03-13-2007 05:47 PM

It's looks real nice. Those JKs just beg for big tires.

My wife keeps trying to talk me into trading my TJ for a 4 door JK. If it wasn't for $$ I might would do it.

Keep the pics comming.

Absolute Offroad 03-13-2007 11:46 PM

Here are some of the pictures from today::D http://inlinethumb26.webshots.com/66...600x600Q85.jpg

http://inlinethumb37.webshots.com/15...600x600Q85.jpg

http://inlinethumb04.webshots.com/57...600x600Q85.jpg

1BLKJP 03-14-2007 01:06 AM

Nice work bro. Now we need to take the doors off to see what it looks like. :D

NJJC-JK07 03-14-2007 09:19 AM

Joe what do you have on the JK so far?

Absolute Offroad 03-16-2007 01:39 AM

As of right now, a 5.5" Lift, 37" BFG Red Dot Krawlers, aFe Intake system, Walker evans Bead Lock wheels. I have my Shrockworks sliders, and the bumper will be here next week. Absolute Offroad is now a Shrockworks dealer, so give us a call!!! (Sorry, shameless plug :D ) I think thats it right now, Oh yeah, driveshafts and yoke conversions. Now thats it. If I forgot anything, 1BLKJP will remind me!!!!:D


Joe


Quote:

Originally Posted by NJJC-JK07 (Post 62644)
Joe what do you have on the JK so far?


Scout 03-16-2007 09:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Absolute Offroad (Post 62605)

Drool...quit posting up these pics. You're starting to make me like these things! :flipoff: Looks REALLY good Joe!

81honda 03-21-2007 09:40 PM

any one else here not like how the new ones are 5-6 inches wider? nice for the space but, come on its a jeep.

amerijeep 03-21-2007 09:55 PM

I like it.

nicolas-eric 03-21-2007 10:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Absolute Offroad (Post 62605)
Here are some of the pictures from today::D http://inlinethumb26.webshots.com/66...600x600Q85.jpg


looks very nice.

the cops would put my to jail if i would drive with such a jeep through germany. :( :flipoff:

Boerne 07 Wrangler 06-01-2007 10:19 AM

JK with 33" MT MTZ's without lift
 
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Here are some pics of my 07 with 33" MT MTZ's with the stock suspension and 1 1/4" spacers before I installed the Skyjacker 5" lift. I got a lot of compliments prior to installing the lift.

simmersm 06-01-2007 12:35 PM

boy that a fine looking JK Boerne.. you still have those 1 1/4 in spacers? If so you wanna get rid of them?


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