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Well I was bored yesterday looking around on the net and I stumbled on the thread about bottle openers on jeep bumpers. I got to thinking how that might just be funny but at the same time its one of those mods that will hurt my jeeps performance not help it.
But then I got to thinking what the heck I know Im going to have a few beers at the end of the day anyways so I might as well have a nifty way to open them. So I ordered a red powder coated one and I think Im going to mount it to the front drivers fender for when we are seting around camp in the chairs drinking beer at the end of the day.
 

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Looks like tuesdays going to be the big day for the shake down run. I really dont see any problems coming up but you never know.
I think my dauhter is allmost as excited about being done with it as I am. Even though its for two totaly diffrent reasons. She just wants to be picked up from school in something besides my dd trailblazer. Sad thing is shes only 6 and allready wanting to be picked up from school in something "cooler then her friends parent's rides".
 

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The shake down run went great lasr night. Didnt have any problems with anything at all.

A few thoughts on my Jeep.
The lift rides great but there is quite a bit of body roll for some reason
The PSC stearing is well worth the money, but my jeep is touchy cgoing down the highway. I wouldnt advise anyone to do this unless they were willing to put up with a twitchy jeep on the road.
A flowmaster 40 dumped is a bad idea, it sounds like shit.



Ended up cuting about a foot off of the ends of the.front bumper to make the tires clear. I think it looks better now anyways.
 

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Bet you're having a blast today
 

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13 MPG baby!!!!! Well 13 on the highway. The tank yesterday that I drove around for 2 1/2 hours on in 4low I only got 9MPG
Wow mine got that the day before yesterday going to the beach. And it's stock 2012 jkur auto
 

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This thing was the bigest waste of money Iv ever done in my life.......... Ok Ok Im just kiden. Sad thing is every time I think I get the list close to being finished I ended up adding more to it. As of now Im thinking about a set of coilovers for the rear, on board air, a good set of sliders, the sprint throttle boster, a suck down winch for the front, and a hand throttle. Does it ever end?
 

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This thing was the bigest waste of money Iv ever done in my life.......... Ok Ok Im just kiden. Sad thing is every time I think I get the list close to being finished I ended up adding more to it. As of now Im thinking about a set of coilovers for the rear, on board air, a good set of sliders, the sprint throttle boster, a suck down winch for the front, and a hand throttle. Does it ever end?
Nope it never ends but if you want to sell some parts to get newer ones that you find let me know ;)
 

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The shake down run went great lasr night. Didnt have any problems with anything at all.

A few thoughts on my Jeep.
The lift rides great but there is quite a bit of body roll for some reason
The PSC stearing is well worth the money, but my jeep is touchy cgoing down the highway. I wouldnt advise anyone to do this unless they were willing to put up with a twitchy jeep on the road.
A flowmaster 40 dumped is a bad idea, it sounds like shit.


Ended up cuting about a foot off of the ends of the.front bumper to make the tires clear. I think it looks better now anyways.
I hated the FM40 myself. I was crazy enough to suffer through the sound for 6 months. It did get a little better until I pulled the top back off. Couldn't even hear in the back seat. The shop that did mine offered a free exchange to a Thrush muffler which sounded a whole lot better, even for a freebie
 

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I was having huge isues with throttle delay when I was in low range. I installed the sprint throttle booster yesterday, and I do have to say it was well worth the money. I was thinking it was probly going to be a huge waste of money but I was proven wrong.
My lag time in low range went from close to two seconds to 0.
 

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With the Flowmaster 40 single in and dual out my jeep ran like and sounded like crap. I could not run in any gear below 2000rpm on the highway. I sawped in an MBRP single in and out muffler the other day and man what a difrence. It dosent sound all that great(but what does on a 6 banger?) I can now run at 1500rpm on the road and I also have goten 14.8 / 14.6 on my last two tanks of gas. 12/13mpg before.

I do beleave that with the 5:38's, 37's, sprint boster, and the MBRP in place of the flowmaster my jeep has more peep then it did in its stock form.
 

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Okay the lift has been on a little bit under 6 months now with right at 10,000 miles on it. Everything is still in great shape(not counting body pannels). I am glad I went with 37's insted of 42's like I could cram under it if I wanted. I went with 37's since I knew I would be beating on it hard and driving it home afterwards. I have took it on 10 wheeling trips since the build and have ran it on 25 or so diffrent 5 of 5 trails and only took a bypass 3 or 4 times. So far the only problem I have had is a U joint.
The tires are holding up ok. They do have a lot of lugs riped off of them and the side walls are ate up. One is so far gone it will stay on the back as a spare. The rings on the bead locks are chewed up in a bad way, but I can still get an allen head in the bolts to check them every month.

On board air was one of the best things I did to it

The Hydro stearing works great

The Poision Spyder stuff wont break

I have busted both of the rear ACE fenders

I did bend my stock tie rod

Still running with out any bumpstops

The only lights it has on it are the ones that came on it.

Every thing is still the same on the inside except the few switches I have had to mount for OBA, Dual Battry controller, and the Sprint Throttle booster.

The soft top is trashed now from sliding down a hill and hitting a tree.

Who knows maby I will barrow a set of 42's, slap them on it, take a few pic.s of it, park it on a little sand dune, and call it the BRUTE or something along those lines.:angel:

All things being said I am very happy with my build and wouldnt do a thing to improve it............. for now at least:whistling:

Here is a link of a video someone shot of me one day on a ride with the Lone Star Jeep Club.
The last 4 mins should have been cut from the video since nothing happens.
Gilmer Sep 2012 019 - YouTube
 
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