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Unread 10-23-2008, 11:25 PM   #16
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Tires

So i picked up my tires tonite. $450 for 4 hardly used X-Terrains.

Check it out:


Check Out The Tread:


What It Looks Like Now:


What It Might Look Like When They Are Mounted Up:


I'm diggin' 'em what do you guys think?

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Unread 10-23-2008, 11:37 PM   #17
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nice lookin tires, even better looking once they are on. You mounting them to the stock rims or when you get your new rims?
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Unread 10-23-2008, 11:41 PM   #18
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Thats a sweet deal on the tires, I paid 300 for 1 new and 4 used (25% tread) 33" Wrangler MTR's. As for the SYE goes, I did a search the other day and found a place that sold a kit for 200$ with drive shaft (used front drive shaft from XJ, but heck it was freshly painted!). Thats the cheapest I have found. Otherwise might as well go with Tom Woods if you have the 800 to front, you get 400 back with the core charge....At least that is for a whole new shaft, requiring you not to hack and tap your self.
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Unread 10-24-2008, 08:26 AM   #19
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nice lookin tires, even better looking once they are on. You mounting them to the stock rims or when you get your new rims?
im getting new rims. 15x8 D Window Cragars. it should look sweet.

as for the old wheels and tires, they have tons of tread and the wheels are in great shape. so im selling those when the 33's are on.

and i might trim for the 33's or lift it 1-1.5 inches more. or a combo of both.

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Unread 10-24-2008, 09:06 AM   #20
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Thats a sweet deal on the tires, I paid 300 for 1 new and 4 used (25% tread) 33" Wrangler MTR's. As for the SYE goes, I did a search the other day and found a place that sold a kit for 200$ with drive shaft (used front drive shaft from XJ, but heck it was freshly painted!). Thats the cheapest I have found. Otherwise might as well go with Tom Woods if you have the 800 to front, you get 400 back with the core charge....At least that is for a whole new shaft, requiring you not to hack and tap your self.
yeah ive been thinking about what to with the sye idea. at the time i do it, i have the money, it would be awesome to do like the tomwoods with the a/a sye on it type thing. something like that. and a 50% core charge is a pretty hefty one so that could still be an option. but i think i need to make myself more knowledgeable about transfercases, sye's, and driveshafts first.

-Sean
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Unread 10-31-2008, 11:37 PM   #21
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In The Mail:

T&T Customs 1-inch Greasable Boomerang Shackles
Tuff Country 1.5" Coil Spring Spacers
Cragar 15x8 4-inch B.S. Black D-Windows

soon it will be bumped up another inch all the way around, the fenders will be trimmed, and the wheels and tires will be mounted.

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Unread 11-05-2008, 02:58 PM   #22
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UPDATE: 11-5-08; 2:00pm pt

So I got tired of having baby tires last night and broke out the JIGSAW.







i just need something to smooth out the rough spots now.... any good ideas? do they have angle grinders with like a fine wheel or something that i should rent out?

then i mounted up them tires and wheels...









REPRESENT...



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Unread 11-05-2008, 03:22 PM   #23
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looks great man, the tires are a huge improvement!
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Unread 11-05-2008, 03:40 PM   #24
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Looks great man! The tires improve the looks about 500%.

Regarding smoothing your cuts out, have you thought about just bending about 1/4" of the edge over?
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Unread 11-05-2008, 03:47 PM   #25
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use a flap disc to smooth the edges out.
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Unread 11-05-2008, 08:26 PM   #26
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i think i like the flap disc idea the best.

and yeah, the tires make it look wayyyyyy sweet.

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Unread 11-05-2008, 08:30 PM   #27
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tires definitely add to the looks/ ability of your rig!

looks good dude!
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Unread 11-05-2008, 08:40 PM   #28
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...and then i was late for work

so right before i was leaving for my 3-7 shift, i decided to show off for my brother. he's a freshman. we've got these logs in my driveway, like youve probly seen in the picc earlier in my build. anyways i put it in 4 low and was gonna go up them in reverse. there was one that was about a foot in diameter, and then one that ws like three feet in diameter. they were slippery so i gunned it to get on top of the bigger one, and then i didnt hit the brakes in time...



this pic defines the term "high centered"

attempting self-recovery so i can make it to work in time.... i didnt. i dont think its safe to have the jack that high, but it seemed pretty sturdy. AND I NEEDED TO GET TO WORK!



this pic is a last chance effort. DONT TRY THIS AT YOUR HOME. it worked but it was a dangerous stunt. that log was fairly slippery.



all in all, i was 45 minutes late to work, and i smashed my muffler when i was high center. now it sounds like a continuous fart when im idling. and then when i just step on the gas a little bit at the beginning, it sounds like a rice burner. which would be a cool cheap mod if i was driving a civic.

now i have an excuse to buy a new muffler!

except im not into really loud obnoxious things like flowmasters on jeeps. the automatic straight 6 just makes for an annoying sound imo. i might get a junkyard muffler off another cherokee, but was thinking i could go after market. id want something that would sound good. just a slight rumble. nothing annoying.... hmmmmm.
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Unread 11-05-2008, 08:41 PM   #29
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tires definitely add to the looks/ ability of your rig!

looks good dude!
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thanks caleb.

come back and see what it looks like high-centered!

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Unread 11-05-2008, 08:45 PM   #30
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haha thats funny atleast it was only the muffler crushed not the TC or Tranny lol Good pics tho
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