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Unread 07-03-2013, 01:48 PM   #121
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I like the BTF cover I have and would prefer them but that's just because they're local ish.

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Unread 07-03-2013, 02:10 PM   #122
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Are you using both front and rear? Did the front fit behind the trackbar?
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Unread 07-03-2013, 11:22 PM   #123
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The poison spider one looks nice, but the BTF looks more beefy! What is the price difference?
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Unread 07-04-2013, 07:10 AM   #124
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They are the same price right now. So, the BTF LOOKS more beefy but...it is made of a 3/8" steel ring and 1/4" steel plate for the rest of the cover. The Poison Spyder is actually beefier. It is up to 1" thick around the ring and 7/16" to 1/2" for the rest of the cover. I can see a definite difference in quality for the same price now that you had me put it in writing. I guess my other question is, do both covers fit on the front D30 without modification?

I know I need to add a spacer to the rear sway to get the BTF D44a to work, but I wonder if anyone has experience with the PS Bombshell or the BTF D30 and can tell me about whether or not it hits the trackbar.
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Unread 07-04-2013, 01:07 PM   #125
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They are the same price right now. So, the BTF LOOKS more beefy but...it is made of a 3/8" steel ring and 1/4" steel plate for the rest of the cover. The Poison Spyder is actually beefier. It is up to 1" thick around the ring and 7/16" to 1/2" for the rest of the cover. I can see a definite difference in quality for the same price now that you had me put it in writing. I guess my other question is, do both covers fit on the front D30 without modification?

I know I need to add a spacer to the rear sway to get the BTF D44a to work, but I wonder if anyone has experience with the PS Bombshell or the BTF D30 and can tell me about whether or not it hits the trackbar.
1" wow thats thick, I have no experince with either, but if they are the same price and the poison spyder is actually beefier, poison spyder would be my choice...
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Unread 07-06-2013, 01:50 AM   #126
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Would you mind taking a picture of the stance of your wheel/tire setup? You are running the exact combo that I would like to run- moabs, spacers and destination mts. It's looking pretty good, thanks.
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Unread 07-06-2013, 07:29 AM   #127
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Here is a random I took yesterday. Not sure if this helps. I'm heading to the beach today so will try and post pics tomorrow. The tires are actually 245/75/17 Duratracs.
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Unread 07-06-2013, 07:56 PM   #128
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That's perfect! Thank you, and I actually meant duratracs, I've had firestones on my last 2 jeeps.
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Unread 07-06-2013, 08:02 PM   #129
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For me, the verdict is still out in the 245 size tires. Yesterday I ran some rocks and mud. It was interesting. The skinny tire cut right down into the mud until it found traction. Much different than the other guys with wide tires who floated over the surface. They obviously had to sling mud everywhere to get through. I just pushed through the mud slow and steady. This is exactly what I was looking for in the mud and snow. Great tires!

Now on the rocks, things were a little different. I actually worried about the steering components because it was hard to keep the skinny tires on the rocks without the weight of the jeep making it slide. When those skinny tires slid down in between the rocks it would send the steering wheel flying. I get worried that one wheel is going to right and the other left.
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Unread 07-07-2013, 12:48 AM   #130
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I have been running 245's for about 2 years now and have been very happy with them, I think a wider tire looks nicer in most cases (or maybe I just need some wheel spacers!) I have had good performance all round an I have driven places that guys with lifted JK's didn't want to follow!
I usually air down to about 1.8 bar, which isn't ery low at all, but still gives me maximum clearance.
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Unread 07-07-2013, 05:57 AM   #131
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I didn't air down for the wheeling trip the other day but did for the trip before that. 245 is still wide enough to "float" when aired down to about 15 psi.
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Unread 07-07-2013, 12:02 PM   #132
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Started priming the half doors today. If the weather holds out I might try and bedline the interior side of the rear doors. I am going to try and color match the exterior. I ordered some 5oz aerosol cans in my paint color from Quadratec.com.
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Unread 07-07-2013, 12:23 PM   #133
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Nice! I look forward to seeing those on.
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Unread 07-07-2013, 12:26 PM   #134
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Me too, man. I am taking the family on vacation to Maine on Aug 12th and I plan to make the drive with the half doors. That's my goal anyway.
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Unread 07-07-2013, 03:27 PM   #135
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Now I am being indecisive. The rear doors are primed in a real dark grey, almost black. The primer looks decent but of course, the doors aren't mounted. I might hit them with a round of flat black and put them on that way to see what it looks like. It has the potential to look pretty bad a$$. Anyone have any thoughts? Silver jeep with matte black rims, flat black grille, and flat black half doors?
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