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Unread 11-15-2009, 09:20 PM   #16
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I have been told that a lot. I am going to wait to get bumpers to do the sides. And maybe Kevin will have his new cladding out so I just get that and don't have to paint anything. After painting an entire CJ, I am taking a break from it.
I understand. You huffed too much paint from the CJ, and we all get to look forward to seeing you on 'Intervention', right?

What's this about Kevin making cladding?

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Unread 11-15-2009, 11:05 PM   #17
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I actually didn't wear a mask because I'm dumb and had paint in my nose hairs for about 3 days. That sucked something aweful.

Kevin is suppose to be making metal side cladding or at least that is what I heard. If not, maybe I will fab some up. I will have a nice shop with all kinds of tools and such.
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Unread 11-15-2009, 11:38 PM   #18
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The WJ it looks like its ready for just about anything. I like how you tinted the headlights I might try that with my jeep.

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Unread 11-16-2009, 01:23 PM   #19
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Thanks Dillion and go for it. It is cheap and easy to do. I made this thread to hopefully inspire and give ideas to others.
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Unread 11-16-2009, 04:04 PM   #20
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Looking good man, one of my favorite WJs since it's about the point that I want to be at right now
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Unread 11-16-2009, 05:20 PM   #21
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Thanks man, did you get your sliders ordered yet or not go?
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Unread 11-16-2009, 08:39 PM   #22
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Grakee you've inspired me to get front upper adj. control arms
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Unread 11-16-2009, 08:48 PM   #23
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Glad I could help
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Unread 11-17-2009, 11:33 PM   #24
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what kind of roof rack set up you have going there? I really like the way it looks
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Unread 11-18-2009, 08:20 AM   #25
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what kind of roof rack set up you have going there? I really like the way it looks
The roof rack in the earlier pictures was a Coleman roof rack. The discontinued them and Costco had a huge sale where they were going for around $70 shipped. So I picked one up and then got an extension and net.

The bars are yakima. Most of the pictures are either just the bars and clamps or the bike set up.

I actually just sold the rack yesterday to help fund the Colorado move. I didn't use it that often, maybe 10 times since I owned it so I figured I could let it go. If I get the desire to get another one, I guess I will.
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Unread 11-26-2009, 04:26 AM   #26
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im just gettin into the wj world and got a 2 in bb, so if i wanted to upgrade a higher like you did, i could keep my new shocks (skyjackers) and just get new springs? im guessing it more complicated than that but jsut wonder what all is need to go from a 2in bb to somthing like yours thank! oh btw i love your jeep!
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Unread 11-26-2009, 07:37 AM   #27
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Thanks man, did you get your sliders ordered yet or not go?
Not quite. My cursor was on the order button but I decided to add them to my Christmas List instead so I could keep some extra money in the back until January. I'm going to pay the Jeep off then so I wanted to make sure I was going to have plenty of money to do that and get me through spring semester.

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im just gettin into the wj world and got a 2 in bb, so if i wanted to upgrade a higher like you did, i could keep my new shocks (skyjackers) and just get new springs? im guessing it more complicated than that but jsut wonder what all is need to go from a 2in bb to somthing like yours thank! oh btw i love your jeep!
You could probably get away with keeping the shocks you just bought but I think you would want to pick up an adjustable track bar to re-center your front axle.
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Unread 11-26-2009, 11:52 AM   #28
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What length are your yakima bars? I just picked up a 58" pair on Ebay, that's what we have on the Outback wagon and its nice to have the extra 10" or so sticking out from each side for bike racks. Might catch too many tree limbs on the WJ though.
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im just gettin into the wj world and got a 2 in bb, so if i wanted to upgrade a higher like you did, i could keep my new shocks (skyjackers) and just get new springs? im guessing it more complicated than that but jsut wonder what all is need to go from a 2in bb to somthing like yours thank! oh btw i love your jeep!
Like tennessewj said, if you got 3" of lift, you will want an adjustable track bar and longer front links and possibly rear.

I have switched shocks since I am at 3" now. I actually run a shock on my WJ that isn't a WJ front shock. It is a ZJ shock and the length is perfect my set up. I measured what legnth I wanted extended and collapsed and it turned out to be a ZJ shock. I won't go into details because I am very proud of the way my rig can twist up, have to see it in person for me to give away detail.

But you probably could get away with a 2" shock on 3" of lift for a little while.

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What length are your yakima bars? I just picked up a 58" pair on Ebay, that's what we have on the Outback wagon and its nice to have the extra 10" or so sticking out from each side for bike racks. Might catch too many tree limbs on the WJ though.
Mine are 48". I have actually caught mine on trees and limbs before. The extra width would be nice but I just can't risk catching one while wheeling anymore than already do.
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Unread 11-29-2009, 10:12 AM   #30
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Had to switch my tires back to the MTRs this morning. Drove to Little Rock and back for thanksgiving so I run my stock sized BFGs to get better mpgs. Was bored so I decided since there aren't really any flex shots, I would post a couple. Front sway bar was still connected but it still does alright.



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