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Unread 08-02-2013, 11:19 PM   #751
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I run moogs!

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Unread 08-03-2013, 12:22 AM   #752
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I was planning to ask you before I made my final decision. Are the Moogs an upgrade from the Spicers?
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Unread 08-03-2013, 12:41 AM   #753
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I was planning to ask you before I made my final decision. Are the Moogs an upgrade from the Spicers?
I don't know about upgrade, but they're better than worn out ball joints
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Unread 08-03-2013, 08:16 AM   #754
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I was planning to ask you before I made my final decision. Are the Moogs an upgrade from the Spicers?
IMO the huge price difference in moogs vs spicers isn't worth it.
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Unread 08-03-2013, 08:57 AM   #755
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IMO the huge price difference in moogs vs spicers isn't worth it.
I was keeping your advice in mind. It looks like the upgrade will be the axles somewhere down the road. Next thing is the best place to buy. I could get Synergy's online for what O'reilly's is charging for Spicer. Thanks for the help
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Unread 08-05-2013, 11:04 AM   #756
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I don't know what's up, but I think I've been barred from starting any new threads due to not being a paying member. I wanted to start a thread on "Why does everything have to be black to be cool? So I guess I'll try to have the conversation here.
My biggest curiosity is: How many have a good reason, and how many just did it cuz that's what gets approval?
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Unread 08-05-2013, 04:52 PM   #757
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I don't know what's up, but I think I've been barred from starting any new threads due to not being a paying member. I wanted to start a thread on "Why does everything have to be black to be cool? So I guess I'll try to have the conversation here.
My biggest curiosity is: How many have a good reason, and how many just did it cuz that's what gets approval?
I like the black cause it gives some contrast to all the red, and bedliner is easy to touch up from trail/rock rash. Chose black Cragars cause they are the cheapest wheels available with the proper backspacing for my needs, and being steel they take all the hits and scrubs with the rocks without chipping like aluminum.

Honestly Im not a "all black everything" type. A lot of it has to do with the genre of vehicle we are dealing with. For example, I dig the black theme on Jeeps. Before I had my daughter though, I also had a few Mustangs, and I was the opposite with the Pony car. I preferred the look of clean machined face wheels, like the Termi wheels on my 01 GT below.


I try not to think too hard about fitting the mold. I just do what I think looks good, and in general try to keep things simple. Less is more sometimes.
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Unread 08-05-2013, 07:16 PM   #758
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My story: I got most of my likenesses set in place by my '87 4dr Laredo, chrome everything on the outside. Flares matched, for the theme I liked that. On stock suspension, 295/50R15 BFG T/A's (27"x12.50) all the way around. It was a city dweller but at that age I was too.
So then came along my '95 2dr Sport, all black trim, flares too. So, I not only replaced the black with the chrome alternative, I also found a reason for doing each change.
The chrome door handles are metal.
The chrome bumpers are a heavier gauge.
The chrome roof rack has a much lower profile.
The chrome gutter trim makes that body line disappear. This was crucial in trying to re-obtain the appearance of my '87 MNDTRAP.
I decided to stay with the black flares, mostly cuz of them being like new. It took a couple years before I could get over it. It fits the theme better. I now look at painted flares around town and think, "wow, that looks kinda wimpy"
The '87 had the black mirrors, so I stuck with the black on the '95.
THE DIAMOND PLATE: The rocker kit was to replicate the stainless rockers on the '87.This was the point at which S8NNG8 became unique.
Air dam/ fs bed rail cap
Hatch edge/ fs tailgate cap
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Bumper endcaps/ free 1/8"
Hood vents/ same free...
So, flares, mirrors, tubes on my tire rack,black pads on the bumpers. Not much really, but enuf to accent where needed The last thing was the rims. Here's the point to all of this. I went with a 50/50 black/polished rim to conform to the new age. I have come to love the way they look, but for the first 6-8 months I really wished I'd chosen the full polished. I plan to buy a set of the full polished version for the ZJ, then take my pick.
I see a lot of solid black XJ's. I just can't stand being just another face in the crowd.
Had a group of kids tell me I had the nicest Cherokee in town)), I was happy to hear that.
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Unread 08-09-2013, 07:34 AM   #759
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I go with black cause it contrasts the silver really well. Only things I did black though was the grill hinges and windshield brackets and the rear corners to give the appearance of corner armor.



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Unread 08-09-2013, 10:38 PM   #760
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I go with black cause it contrasts the silver really well. Only things I did black though was the grill hinges and windshield brackets and the rear corners to give the appearance of corner armor.
I really like the light contrast you've got there. It's nice to know I have company on this side of the fence
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Unread 08-09-2013, 10:40 PM   #761
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Now, I too am thinking of doing quarter armor out of DP, but intend to make it black so I don't end up looking like the meat grinder Delorean
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Unread 08-10-2013, 12:18 AM   #762
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Well, it's been awhile since I last wrote a rhyme
I guess that would mean it's about ****ing time
This thing keeps going around in my head
But, dammit, I'm tired and I want to go to bed
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Unread 08-10-2013, 12:25 AM   #763
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I really like the light contrast you've got there. It's nice to know I have company on this side of the fence
Thank you. I really don't like silver that much but this helps with the black.

Here is a before shot. And let me remind you this was just about a year ago today except maybe taken in September. So all the things I've done recently.

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Thank you. I really don't like silver that much but this helps with the black.
There too, I also do not like the color that my Jeep is. But I"ve seen the average paint job, crap(IMO). I would rather deal with the flawless paint job I have. I do like the fact that most of the dirt it collects matches the paint.
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There too, I also do not like the color that my Jeep is. But I"ve seen the average paint job, crap(IMO). I would rather deal with the flawless paint job I have. I do like the fact that most of the dirt it collects matches the paint.
On yours?
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