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Unread 06-21-2008, 01:59 AM   #16
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clayton install pics:
a before shot (bumper is off for trimming and to put on tow-hooks):
http://lh3.ggpht.com/kristoffersmith...0/IMG00158.jpg

and now, from front:
http://lh5.ggpht.com/kristoffersmith...0/CIMG0052.JPG

from behind:
http://lh6.ggpht.com/kristoffersmith...0/CIMG0053.JPG

i did a quick run up a drainage ditch just to see how/where the rear will rub:
http://lh5.ggpht.com/kristoffersmith...0/CIMG0057.JPG

the last pic is where i stopped when i heard rubbing... still no-where near the bump-stop. Just by eye-balling it, i think i will need 4" extensions if i don't want to trim alot... obvisously i have to run it up and take some real measurements.

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Unread 06-21-2008, 02:24 AM   #17
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clayton install pics:
a before shot (bumper is off for trimming and to put on tow-hooks):


and now, from front:


from behind:


i did a quick run up a drainage ditch just to see how/where the rear will rub:


the last pic is where i stopped when i heard rubbing... still no-where near the bump-stop. Just by eye-balling it, i think i will need 4" extensions if i don't want to trim alot... obvisously i have to run it up and take some real measurements.
no clickerooskie, nice lookin' setup
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Unread 06-21-2008, 02:27 AM   #18
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thanks! and thanks for the no-click!
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Unread 06-21-2008, 10:59 AM   #19
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Unread 06-21-2008, 11:48 AM   #20
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Unread 06-21-2008, 11:58 AM   #21
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ksmith, how do you like the KM2's?


Nice rig!
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Unread 06-21-2008, 12:50 PM   #22
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arlo and 10achik can give you some great WJ expidition type insights.

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Unread 06-21-2008, 03:36 PM   #23
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ksmith, how do you like the KM2's?
i'll let you know after i've had them offroad and for more than a few days!

the seem LOUD... i don't think any louder than any other MT, probably actually better than many, but i have always only had AT's (nitto tera-graplers'), so i'm used to quiet! but farkit, they look sweeeeeet!
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Cool.....Yeah Im considering those for tires next and I think in Sept. BFG will have the full line of sizes for the KM2's. They do look great though .
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Unread 06-21-2008, 04:30 PM   #25
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... Nice rig!
and thanks! your's too! i actually had this pic of yours for my desktop for a long time while i was waiting to do something decent with mine!

you need to post some more of your great pics back in the lifted pics thread (since it got deleted a while back)
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Unread 06-21-2008, 04:36 PM   #26
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Thank you Black dubs FTW!

I've got a few pics in the new lifted thread.
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Unread 06-21-2008, 04:55 PM   #27
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arlo and 10achik can give you some great WJ expidition type insights. Hunter
... are they big overlanding fans?

my favorite expedition sites are:
http://www.expeditionportal.com
http://www.expeditionswest.com/
http://www.overlandjournal.com
https://www.expeditionexchange.com

i have to finish all of the basic lift, armor, cb and such before i can really equip it for trips/camping. some of the things i hope to do are:
- sliding drawer or other permanent storage system
- custom roof rack
- dual battery
- engel or waeco fridge/freezer
- low wattage led lighting everywhere and some additional camping lights on exterior
- HAM radio
- on board computer with touchscreen, GPS/Mapping software, OEM manual in PDF, live OBDII connection wth real-time engine data readouts, etc.

well *****, that might all take longer to finish that the jeep runs!

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Unread 06-29-2008, 03:51 PM   #28
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ditch the tera bs extensions, not long enough for ur lift, go with IRO custom ones, 3.5" or 4". Great $etup.
you were right on this, 2" wouldn't work even with major trimming

ordered 4" on the back and 5" on the front. for now i'm trying to not have to trim the fenders majorly, just down near the rocker and the bumpers. that may seem a little long, but it still gives me over 1.5" inches of up travel (same as stock), and i can alway shorten them if i need to or when i decide to trim more
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Unread 06-29-2008, 05:48 PM   #29
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put the IRO rear sawybar links on:



i used a vice and some spit to easily press the bushings and sleeves in. only issue was that there were no instructions and i didn't notice at first that there were 2 thin sleeves and 2 thick ones... i just lucked up and happen to put one of each in each link as you are supposed to.
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Unread 06-30-2008, 04:50 PM   #30
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put the IRO rear sawybar links on.
Looking swaeeet so far

Now slap a rear addco HD sway bar, best $200.00 spent on any mod.

Edit: Oh yeah, don't forget the energy greasable bushings.
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