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post #16 of 161 Old 12-25-2008, 09:56 PM
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I got mone on finally too. I am trying to figure out next steps. I really need to trim the fenders too though with the 32" tires. Mine is a RE 3.5 SF lift and I am very pleased with it...your wheels and tires will make a great difference for you Amazing how you accumulate new tools doing these huh.. I got a new grinder too. Here's mine now...less the recent addition of a magnaflow cat back exhaust that I am very happy with.

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post #17 of 161 Old 12-26-2008, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
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Yours looks pretty buff with the 32s you have on there. How does yours ride? Ive got mine at the shop getting it aligned, but driving it there I was very pleased with the ride quality. Almost like stock, but louder.
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post #18 of 161 Old 12-26-2008, 11:29 AM
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Sweet build so far. Gonna look so sick with the wheels and tires.

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post #19 of 161 Old 12-26-2008, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
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Got it all put together today. The tires look great on the rims. I had to take it to the shop to get the cross member stud out, but that was the only thing we gave up on. I was pressed on time because I have to leave for Gatlinburg, TN tomorrow morning. A 4 hour drive probably is not the best way to test retreads with a fresh lift, but I'm sure I'll be fine. Driving vibes are very minimal and only happen during acceleration, so I'll have to put in shims when I get back. Also, the new tires have a bit of give to the tread, so it floats around the road a little, but not badly at all. Here's the pics:











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I do wish the weights were not so ugly... Maybe they are huge because the tires were way off balance or something, I didn't ask.
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post #20 of 161 Old 12-26-2008, 05:14 PM
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Yours looks pretty buff with the 32s you have on there. How does yours ride? Ive got mine at the shop getting it aligned, but driving it there I was very pleased with the ride quality. Almost like stock, but louder.
Rides great. The BFG AT's are not that loud. A little noise but nothing to complain about at all. I had the alignment done and it honestly rides and drives better than before the lift. It get's blown on the road in high wind more but worth the trade off I'd say My only issue is the rubbing. I need to get that taken care of before any real fun can happen. It's fine in normal driving but even hopping medians and stuff to avoid traffic it rubs pretty bad.

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post #21 of 161 Old 12-26-2008, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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I have no problems with rubbing. Thats sort of why I went with thinner tires, even though I loose that more agressive look.
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post #22 of 161 Old 12-27-2008, 03:41 AM
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she is lookin great man..those wheels and tires are goona look so good once ya get it all on
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post #23 of 161 Old 12-27-2008, 04:13 AM
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Very nice rig!!!
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post #24 of 161 Old 12-27-2008, 12:30 PM
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That came out very nice...
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post #25 of 161 Old 01-01-2009, 12:29 PM Thread Starter
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Well I took it up to Gatlinburg, TN for new years, which was about a 170 mile trip and it drove great. Everthing is hlding up fine. The springs up front make some wierd sounds when I hit big bumps, so I assume its all just setting in still.
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post #26 of 161 Old 01-01-2009, 12:52 PM
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So how are the treadwrights holdin up so far???

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post #27 of 161 Old 01-02-2009, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
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they are doing fine, they drive great. just put like 350 highway miles on them
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post #28 of 161 Old 01-05-2009, 12:43 PM
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looks clean like it came that way...
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post #29 of 161 Old 01-05-2009, 08:59 PM
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Wow, yours looks very similar to mine.

I was going to go with the mt-g's as well, but the 31's were back ordered by 4 weeks.

So I got the at's. haha

Nice jeep!

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post #30 of 161 Old 01-05-2009, 09:14 PM
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How do you like those Edelbrock shocks? I heard Rubicon Express sells them as they're Monotubes but without the IAS valving.

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