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Zetsumei 05-17-2011 07:59 PM

Dirtclod a.k.a. "Mr. Jeepy"'s build thread
 
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So finally, after a week of wrestling with lug nuts and spending a total of 4-6 hours of actually installing springs and shocks my lift was finished. I installed a 2.5" Rough Country lift. I also have some disconnects, but have to install them, plus a few problems with some bolts to clear up BUT I'm driving again.

The before pictures have the regular silver canyons. I repainted them to a graphite color. I'm currently running 31" x 10.5" tires. I'll get some more pics up of the install, and the before and after with tape measure shots up later.

Wrangler06 06-20-2011 01:40 PM

dang no one ever commented on this :( lol looks just like my jeep :D just a diff color orange lol and its wierd cuz 9 times outta 10 i ride around like that lol top up but windows and doors off

El Gringo 06-24-2011 04:08 PM

How did you paint the wheels? and how are they holding up?

Zetsumei 06-24-2011 04:20 PM

Well I sanded them up nicely and then painted them with Rustoleum wheel paint. So far it's held up really well. That's after an 11 trip to the beach for a week and some wheeling in the sand then 11 hours back. I can get some pictures of a few up close if you'd like.

El Gringo 06-25-2011 08:56 AM

Yeah, if you don't mind, I would like to see some more of the wheels

Zetsumei 06-25-2011 08:58 AM

Sure thing. I'll get some pics up after I get home today. I'm out helping the grandparents.

El Gringo 06-26-2011 02:26 PM

cool. thanks

Zetsumei 06-26-2011 02:29 PM

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Here are a couple of pictures for you. I need to clean them but I just haven't had the time lately lol.

El Gringo 06-26-2011 02:43 PM

looks good, did you pull off the wheel weights or anything?
And how long did they take to dry?
sorry for all the questions, but I am contemplating doing this soon

Zetsumei 06-26-2011 02:49 PM

The wheel weights I just left on. I used note cards placed around the rim to keep paint of the tire. As for drying time I waited 20-30 minutes and would do another coat. I did 2-3 coats per room depending on how well I did lol.

El Gringo 06-26-2011 03:04 PM

Ok cool thanks a lot man

Zetsumei 06-26-2011 03:38 PM

No problem. I'd have some pictures of the whole process but my last phone got fried before I got the pictures up...

Drakea94 07-02-2011 03:56 AM

Nothing new ????


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