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Unread 09-04-2011, 08:17 PM   #166
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Oh and I met this guy today at work haha, Ron from truTV's Lizard Lick Towing.



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Unread 09-04-2011, 09:26 PM   #167
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too bad the shows fake.
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"Ah Grasshopper, we drink of the cherokee life fluids to become one with our soul brothern."[/QUOTE]


[QUOTE=AustinTJer;9988995]Have you ever seen and or filmed a rainbow? More specifically a double, possibly triple rainbow?[/QUOTE]
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Unread 09-04-2011, 09:38 PM   #168
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too bad the shows fake.
Yes, clearly. You would have to be retarded if you thought it was real.
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Unread 09-04-2011, 09:48 PM   #169
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Yes, clearly. You would have to be retarded if you thought it was real.
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Unread 09-04-2011, 11:32 PM   #170
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Didn't make much progress, it's really late and I don't want to start cutting and wake the roommates/neighbors, so I'm going to hold off till tomorrow. No class and no work all day so I should make some progress.

Starting.



Goodbye stock flares. Both sides are marked and ready to be cut. I'll pick it back up tomorrow.

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Unread 09-05-2011, 08:30 PM   #171
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Got stuff done today.

First thing, cut lip off.



Test fit inner flare to use as guide.



Mark cut lines.



Remove inner flare and cut.



Notch lower fender.



Bend back.



Hammer flush.



Cutting done, fender opened up.



Reinstall inner flares.



Align and install outer flare.



Trim factory bumper cap if you desire, I made a lot of measurements and a lot of small cuts to get it as close as I could.



Driver's side is done too, I did both sides at the same time so that I would know exactly what to do and wouldn't skip any steps.



All finished with the rear.



Back on all four!



The flares look great I really like them, however I do not like the tufflocks that hold the corners of the flares on, they are just little plastic studs that are already bending outward away from the Jeep. I didn't use the included adhesive with the flares because I plan on going back, taking them off, and redoing the corners with some self tapping screws or something similar to make it a little more solid, I don't like plastic connectors.

Overall the rear was a very straightforward install, I had no problems doing it alone with basic tools.
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Unread 09-07-2011, 09:18 PM   #172
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Finished the front flares today. I REALLY like the way the fronts mount, there are no stupid plastic "tufflocks" or screws, it's just 6 bolts with washers and flange nuts. They are very sturdy compared to the rears.

Pulled into the garage, last picture with the stock flares.



Gone.



Mocking up bolt holes.



Marking cut lines.





Cut.





Inner flares on.



Outer flares with splash shield and bumper end cap trimmed.







Cut and folded the pinch weld, also sprayed all exposed metal with Rustoleum.



Trashed.



Back on the ground again.







No more rubbing!
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Unread 09-07-2011, 09:25 PM   #173
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Oh and I also came to the conclusion that Rough Country sent me their 4.5" springs instead of their 3", which is why even with 1" longer shackles the front is still a little higher than the rear. Oh well, it worked out for me in the long run since I decided to go with 33s.
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Unread 09-08-2011, 12:38 AM   #174
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Dude, nice clean job. I actually like how you kept the factory bumper cap in the rear, modified it, and made it still look factory. Good work and XJ looks great! .
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Unread 09-08-2011, 10:39 AM   #175
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Dude, nice clean job. I actually like how you kept the factory bumper cap in the rear, modified it, and made it still look factory. Good work and XJ looks great! .
Thanks! I'm doing my best to keep it a good looking street driven Jeep while also making it a capable weekend wheeler.
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Unread 09-08-2011, 11:37 AM   #176
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Stephen's XJ on the other hand, is not going to be much of a street Jeep haha, it got sized up for new shoes today.

39.5x13.5" IROKS













And just for fun. I doubt I'll ever go this big.



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Unread 09-08-2011, 11:37 AM   #177
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I'm also going to check out a roof rack today that I found on craigslist. I don't know if I'll get it though, we'll see.
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Unread 09-08-2011, 12:02 PM   #178
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How the Jeep is looking right now.

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Unread 09-08-2011, 12:31 PM   #179
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Why did you go with the Bushwackers instead of the Xenons? How hard was the cutting? Did you just use a cutoff wheel with a 4-1/2 angle grinder? Did you use a flap disk or anything to clean it up after the cutting? I wanna buy a 99xj and put flat flares and 2-3in lift and 32 all terrains and aluminum wheels and DD it.
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Unread 09-08-2011, 12:53 PM   #180
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he went with them b/c hes a BADASS!!!!!! haha all i can think about is putting those 39.5's on mine. btw i told u id update my thread
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