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Unread 10-02-2009, 03:16 PM   #16
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That's a sweet a$$ ride man!

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Unread 10-02-2009, 04:59 PM   #17
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Amazing jeep, im so jealous. Just curious as to where in SoCal you are? I just assumed I had best looking dub around here, but you got me beat by a long shot. Just wait till I get back from deployment!!!
I am in Santa Ana, California. We are just a couple of miles from Disneyland (can actually watch the fireworks from our porch). There are tons of GC's here but most are stock and I haven't seen many modified ones which is fine by me, its always nice to have something a little unique. From my experience ($$), I dont think I will see too many modified ones anway. The WJ's are a little on the expensive side to get setup with even a moderate package but I do see a ton of nice ZJ's around?

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Unread 10-02-2009, 05:55 PM   #18
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Considering you say you have few resources, your Jeep looks amazing! It is refreshing to see someone build somehting functional AND beautiful. Nice job!
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Unread 10-02-2009, 06:38 PM   #19
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I am in Santa Ana, California. We are just a couple of miles from Disneyland (can actually watch the fireworks from our porch). There are tons of GC's here but most are stock and I haven't seen many modified ones which is fine by me, its always nice to have something a little unique. From my experience ($$), I dont think I will see too many modified ones anway. The WJ's are a little on the expensive side to get setup with even a moderate package but I do see a ton of nice ZJ's around?
Im no stranger to the $$$ involved in the wj. I've have right at 5k in mine as it stands, but I know its a champ offroad.
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Unread 10-02-2009, 07:23 PM   #20
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Im no stranger to the $$$ involved in the wj. I've have right at 5k in mine as it stands, but I know its a champ offroad.
Until the 35 explodes.
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Unread 10-02-2009, 07:35 PM   #21
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Until the 35 explodes.
...thats OK with me, I fully understand that while I have zero miles on the engine - my drive-train has 117K so I am more than ready to finish it up but tried to spend very strategically. I am hoping to get some recovery time before I have to deal with drive-train issues but I will deal with it if it arises. I wish I had a ton of money to build up the entire drive-train at once but I did price some bottom end mods during the planning of this build and to do things right, it was just too expensive with the other things I wanted to invest in.

Maybe I will hit the lotto or something and I can finish?
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Unread 10-02-2009, 08:13 PM   #22
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...thats OK with me, I fully understand that while I have zero miles on the engine - my drive-train has 117K so I am more than ready to finish it up but tried to spend very strategically. I am hoping to get some recovery time before I have to deal with drive-train issues but I will deal with it if it arises. I wish I had a ton of money to build up the entire drive-train at once but I did price some bottom end mods during the planning of this build and to do things right, it was just too expensive with the other things I wanted to invest in.

Maybe I will hit the lotto or something and I can finish?
You have a 44a, it won't explode unless you try. Talking about the post above me, it was kind of a joke.
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Unread 10-02-2009, 11:03 PM   #23
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sweet rig!!! i havnt seen you around town im in westminster with the woody lol
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Unread 10-03-2009, 08:47 AM   #24
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Can you post a few more pictures of those sliders. More specifically, some that show how far they stick out (lateral coverage) and maybe how they mount? You said you had the bolts hitting the door what does the mounting look like when the door is open?
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Unread 10-03-2009, 01:02 PM   #25
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Can you post a few more pictures of those sliders. More specifically, some that show how far they stick out (lateral coverage) and maybe how they mount? You said you had the bolts hitting the door what does the mounting look like when the door is open?
This might give you what you're looking for.

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Unread 10-03-2009, 01:06 PM   #26
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Until the 35 explodes.
That would just give me a excuse to upgrade both axles without the wife jumping down my throat.
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Unread 10-05-2009, 09:40 AM   #27
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Can you post a few more pictures of those sliders. More specifically, some that show how far they stick out (lateral coverage) and maybe how they mount? You said you had the bolts hitting the door what does the mounting look like when the door is open?
yea, no problem. I will try to take some better pics tonight when I get home.
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Unread 10-05-2009, 11:22 AM   #28
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WJ looks great, keep up the work, if money allows.
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Unread 10-05-2009, 10:27 PM   #29
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Can you post a few more pictures of those sliders. More specifically, some that show how far they stick out (lateral coverage) and maybe how they mount? You said you had the bolts hitting the door what does the mounting look like when the door is open?
Ok, here ya go ...remember that I just painted and have to let the paint cure before I can colorsand/buff so I should have a nice shine when I can start working on the finish. The screws that come for the top are are round-top phillps screws and hit the bottom of the drivers door (the passenger side was fine so it is likely because the drivers side did not sit as flush) so I used a counter sink bit and bought stainless steel flat top screws and I think it looks much better. These things are 3/16" steel so they are fairly heavy gauge and should take a beating.

Also for anyone planning on getting the Iceland Rockers, the sheet metal you are screwing into is light gauge so you dont want to over-tighten or remove the screws too many times as the holes can wear out. I bolted up the Rockers for the initial mock-up then removed them for paint but I could see where someone who is heavy on the cordless drill could easily spin the screws. You have plenty of screws so you only need moderate pressure, the cumulative number of screws more than securely holds the sliders in place. I feel they are tough as nails and should be able to do their job nicely.





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Unread 10-05-2009, 10:33 PM   #30
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Now can you smash them into a rock so we can see how they stand up to that.

WJ looks good, not a fan of the flares or chrome but to each his own. Definitely has a lot of time and effort put into it. Did you see any noticeable difference from the throttle body?
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