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post #1 of 47 Old 08-27-2009, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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"The Tuxedo" Jdorton86 Build Thread

Bought the WJ in Dec 2008. I couldn't wait to lift so I bought the 2.5 Rustys Lift and put some 32's on it. Trimmed the fenders a June 2009 and now I am turning 33's. Had a little bit of rubbing on the inside of the fender so I got a .75 RE spacers and no more problems! August I was out wheeling and the whole drivers side ended up getting dented and scratched paint along the whole side. Instead of paying for a new paint job I Herculined the whole bottom half so now I have no worried about branches and so on. This January I am putting on the TnT 6 in LA F/R and some 35's.

Any opinions and advice is welcome! Thanks


Gettin ready to cut the front drivers side


Putting the nibbler to work


Before the rear was cut


This is all sealed up now


The rear after the cut


32's after cut


33's after the cut


Prepping it for Herculiner



After the the Herc is on and drying


Wheeling testing out the herc on branches and such


More to come just waiting for the trip to colorado...


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post #2 of 47 Old 08-27-2009, 07:09 PM
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I like the tuxedo look. This thing looks mean. Keep it up.

3 in. Pro Comp lift with crawlerready 2 in. spacers, longer than stock control arms, front adj. track bar with IRO hd mount, rear adj. track bar, jks discos, Currie Currectlync, black soft 8's with 32 in. Hankook Dynapro mts

Future mods: hp30, 8.8 swap, IRO's 5.5 Critcal Path Kit


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Have not heard that one before! The Tuxedo! I like it
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post #4 of 47 Old 08-27-2009, 08:21 PM
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Looking good. I've never seen Herculiner up that far before, the farthest I've seen is the cladding. Looks great though with the white.

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Have not heard that one before! The Tuxedo! I like it
I think you have yourself a new build thread name.

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def...changing it right now.
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post #6 of 47 Old 08-27-2009, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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Got some flex shots...

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post #7 of 47 Old 08-27-2009, 09:22 PM
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Nice flex shots for 33's on only 2.5" of lift. I'm not a fan of the hurculine but to each his own.
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Nice flex shots for 33's on only 2.5" of lift. I'm not a fan of the hurculine but to each his own.
I appreciate that coming from you since your taste seems very picky when it comes the Dubs.
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I appreciate that coming from you since your taste seems very picky when it comes the Dubs.
At least JU liked the hurculine job
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and I thought you were being nice...haha-your are still my favorite *** hole! haha
(all in fun)
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and I thought you were being nice...haha-your are still my favorite *** hole! haha
(all in fun)
It's ok, I hate you too
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dude I just drove through IL up in the Peoria area and let me tell you, I honestly could not find a place to wheel. Not sure how is it where you are though. Next time I am passing through I will let you know and who knows you could show my herculined dumb *** a few places.
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dude I just drove through IL up in the Peoria area and let me tell you, I honestly could not find a place to wheel. Not sure how is it where you are though. Next time I am passing through I will let you know and who knows you could show my herculined dumb *** a few places.
Haha, yea and take a road trip to the badlands or cliffs

You're right though, there's no-where around here (legally....) to go wheeling. The 3 hour trip to badlands is worth it though
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So I went to TnT today and talked to Mike about lifting the Wj. Total cost would be...4,000.00$ for the 6 inch L/A F/R with Jks QD's and trussed axles with gears. A little much but I am willing to do that because I know it would be very well built with out any problems in the future.
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So I went to TnT today and talked to Mike about lifting the Wj. Total cost would be...4,000.00$ for the 6 inch L/A F/R with Jks QD's and trussed axles with gears. A little much but I am willing to do that because I know it would be very well built with out any problems in the future.
That's not that bad considering the lift would be at least 2k, gears would be ~$400-500 and install would be $350+ per axle (guessing). That would be $500 for installation of the LA's and welding the trusses (is that even the right plural of truss lol?)

With all the fender trimming you've done, you could fit at least 35's
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