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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.
 

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









 

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^^^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.
 

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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!!

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^^^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.
 

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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.
 

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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?
 

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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 ;)
 

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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.
 

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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.

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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


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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?
 

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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

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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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You have yet to see me drive...LOL
 

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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.
 

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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.
 
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