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Unread 12-03-2011, 06:13 PM   #1
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Added new meats and painted my cladding! check it out!

hey guys i just wanted to show you what ive done to my mini tank, i just got some new hankook dynapro mt's. 33x12.50xr15. and i also painted my cladding and bed linered the little vent looking things on the back windows. check it out let me know what you think!


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Unread 12-03-2011, 06:14 PM   #2
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also its lifted 3.5 inches. with an ez ride kit from schwabs.

any ideas on why the rear axle is so far foward?
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Unread 12-03-2011, 06:16 PM   #3
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Looks good ! It's about time to paint my little rear window fake vents too. The red paint is almost gone from the starboard vent.
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Unread 12-03-2011, 06:28 PM   #4
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how much trimming did you have to do?
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Unread 12-03-2011, 06:30 PM   #5
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a lot inside the fender wells.not too much on the outside though. i also trimmed my front bumper quite a bit. i like the stuffed look though.
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Unread 12-03-2011, 06:30 PM   #6
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also its lifted 3.5 inches. with an ez ride kit from schwabs.

any ideas on why the rear axle is so far foward?
probably control arms

but it looks good. thats what im going for. what gears do you have?
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Unread 12-03-2011, 06:33 PM   #7
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a lot inside the fender wells.not too much on the outside though. i also trimmed my front bumper quite a bit. i like the stuffed look though.
so you have holes in your wells? Sorry just trying to get an idea what ill have to do this christmas when i put on my 4 inch Rough country kit with 33x12.5s
if you have any up close trim pics thatd be sweet:P

oh yeah and i want to do the exact same painting you did it looks really good, however im going to use the krylon fusion.
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Unread 12-03-2011, 06:41 PM   #8
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i only have stock gears. id like to get 4:10s but my wallet doesnt ha.

and no i dont have holes. theres a pinch weld inside the fender well that they were rubbing on bad so i ground that down and repainted, i will get pics tomrrow. its too dark out right now.
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Unread 12-03-2011, 06:43 PM   #9
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i think I know what your talking about, no need for pics, but thanks
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Unread 12-03-2011, 06:48 PM   #10
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i only have stock gears. id like to get 4:10s but my wallet doesnt ha.

and no i dont have holes. theres a pinch weld inside the fender well that they were rubbing on bad so i ground that down and repainted, i will get pics tomrrow. its too dark out right now.
how bad is it with 33's and stock gears? i would like to get some 33's but wouldnt regear until later. id still like those pics if its not too much trouble.
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Unread 12-03-2011, 06:53 PM   #11
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its not too bad. just a little slow. but eh its a jeep so whatever.
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Unread 12-03-2011, 06:56 PM   #12
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The rear axle will move closer to the body the higher you lift it. It's fine though because when you hit bumps the axle cycles backward not straight up. I had 33's on my 95 with the v8 and it scooted pretty good. I also had headers and exhaust, mopar chip, throttle body, and intake. It was pretty fast.
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Unread 12-03-2011, 06:56 PM   #13
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how much slower is driving around with 33s x 12.5s? i havent really thought of that yet, can you still do 85ish easily? even though when i lift it ill probably be too scared to go over 70 lol. also how hard is regearing? you getting it professionally done?
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Unread 12-03-2011, 07:12 PM   #14
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its not too much slower. i can do 85 although i dont really like to. id recommend getting gearing profesionally done lol.
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Unread 12-03-2011, 07:13 PM   #15
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gearing expensive o.o?
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