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Old 05-19-2017, 11:47 AM
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2017 Chief Jeep JKU Build

The new jeep is two months old and the parts are coming in. The build stars with a 2017 Chief Jeep JKU. The jeep is a manual tranny with a rear trac loc differential, premium top, all windows tinted, and power convience group.

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Tires arrived Mickey Thompson MTZ P3. I ran MTZs and liked them before. I wasn't able to find a lot of pictures of the new updated ones or them on a jeep so I'm going to list all the photos and info I wanted to see before getting them to help those considering.

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The wheels feature a recess in the rear lug hole. The need to remove the stock retainer clips aren't necessary with the new Level 8 Tracker's but I will remove them before mounting anyway. Tires are round and balanced well.


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Congrats on the new Chief! Thanks for the measurement of the unmounted MTZ's. Can you do another measurement of them when they are on the Jeep? What's next?


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Old 05-20-2017, 04:28 PM
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Congrats on the new Chief! Thanks for the measurement of the unmounted MTZ's. Can you do another measurement of them when they are on the Jeep? What's next?


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Thanks very much. I will add another measurement once they are on. Lift is on the way with a few extras planned for Memorial Day weekend. I'd like to do quick discos this go around too. Grade 8 bolts will be here in a few days as well.
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Teraflex on the doorstep today.



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Always a happy day when packages arrive!
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You bet, more came today as well. Looking forward to the install this weekend very much.
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You bet, more came today as well. Looking forward to the install this weekend very much.
I hear ya! Weekend will hopefully contain some success for me too! Main word is hopefully ha!
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Installed the Teraflex 2.5 coil lift w/ shocks and front adj monster track bar and new 35x1250R15 Mickey Thompson MTZ P3s this weekend with fellow forum member GreenRubi. Also installed the Grade 8 Northridge bolt kit. Teraflex exhaust spacer will have to wait for another weekend as we were pretty sore after getting everything else done. Thankful for a wonderful friend within the jeep community willing to give up 11 hours of his Saturday to sweat through something like this with me. Install went smoothly and there were no injuries.



















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Really enjoy the new tires and wheels! Gives it such a better feel!
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Really enjoy the new tires and wheels! Gives it such a better feel!
Thanks, so far so good with the new MTZs.
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lookin good man!
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lookin good man!
Thanks, we are putting in the exhaust spacer finally as well. I'm looking at some quick discos currently, thoughts?
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Thanks, we are putting in the exhaust spacer finally as well. I'm looking at some quick discos currently, thoughts?
sounds like a plan to me! get the quick discos in and you're ready to wheel. i always hear good things about the jks set, but no personal experience (rubicon)
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Looks good man, always good to turn wrenches and do it for your self.
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Looks good man, always good to turn wrenches and do it for your self.
Absolutely. This is the third lift I've put on now so my fear of doing something wrong or not knowing what to do is completely gone. Love working on the jeep. Exhaust spacer is going on next weekend, looking forward to not having to worry about the shaft contact afterward.
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awesome job! We really love it! what is the overall lift with the tires?
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What made you go w/ 15" wheels?

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What made you go w/ 15" wheels?

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awesome job! We really love it! what is the overall lift with the tires?
The TF 2.5 usually nets a bit over 3" of total lift and I posted the un mounted height of the 35s above. I haven't measured the jeep and didn't take before and afters.

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I've run 15s many times before and like them.
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Your 2017 Chief is looking good ESP.

Now we need to get it out to the trails in Uwharrie.
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Your 2017 Chief is looking good ESP.

Now we need to get it out to the trails in Uwharrie.
Yes that would be great!

Would you and the fam like to do a trip before the end of July? I'd love to take everybody here, would be fun!
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Yes that would be great!

Would you and the fam like to do a trip before the end of July? I'd love to take everybody here, would be fun!
Possibly. I believe there is a Uwharrie work day this weekend, but I can't make it this weekend. I may have an opportunity the weekend of Saturday 29th. I'll now more as the date gets closer.
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Possibly. I believe there is a Uwharrie work day this weekend, but I can't make it this weekend. I may have an opportunity the weekend of Saturday 29th. I'll now more as the date gets closer.
I'd love to go even for just a day trip. Let me know if you'd like too. I've been many times but never often enough to really remember each trail. Looking forward to changing that! Shoot me an email with any times your available and we'll plan it.

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