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Unread 05-18-2013, 04:58 PM   #16
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Go to advance auto and get an add a circuit. Plugs into a fuse and much safer than doing what you're currently doing. Otherwise, nice work.
Was actually the plan after talking to my dad, since he knows far more about running electrical then I do. Great advice though thank you

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Unread 05-22-2013, 05:50 PM   #17
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Got a sweet deal on these today. 4 with center caps with a wrangler wheel (same back spacing) for $200. On next week or week after
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Unread 05-23-2013, 07:26 AM   #18
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Got a sweet deal on these today. 4 with center caps with a wrangler wheel (same back spacing) for $200. On next week or week after
Me too

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Unread 05-23-2013, 09:14 AM   #19
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Nice! They look good
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Unread 05-24-2013, 11:44 AM   #20
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Which Treadwrights did you go with and how are they on road noise?
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Unread 05-24-2013, 01:33 PM   #21
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Which Treadwrights did you go with and how are they on road noise?
31" A/T Wardens clicky I ordered 6 (full size spare plus one if I get a tear or something). They have a good amount of noise more then stock, but bigger tire so I expected that. Overall for road noise i'll give them a 8/10. They did great at go topless day, without even airing down.

Ok so update on tire review...I did some playin around, found some wet sand and a rutted out track (ok didn't realize how bad of a rut it was until after I went in). I really like these tires. They're not the best in the mud, but they are A/T's not M/T's. They were great in the wet sand/loose dirt I could find. Overall very satisfied...next time I am going to go for the M/T's but with how much my this is my DD I didn't want to burn through the tread on those faster.

As for tomorrow: going to plasti dip my grill black, paint is shot so wtf why not. Same with the vents behind the rear glass. Sun has killed the paint there so going to sand those down some and make those black as well.

New rims next week hopefully. Still waiting to hear from notch customs, their last update pushed their production time another couple weeks at least. When I do get it I'll do a full write up on install and hopefully shortly after I'll get on a trail and test it out.
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Unread 05-27-2013, 10:44 PM   #22
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Wooot, chargold!
Looks great!
Needs a tj gas bezel haha
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Unread 05-28-2013, 05:04 AM   #23
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Wooot, chargold!
Looks great!
Needs a tj gas bezel haha
Got some of the plasti dip on. Will have to upload pics later since jf is still a c*** and messed with picture uploads and still hasn't fixed it.


I'm on the fence of the tj gas bezel lol.
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Unread 05-28-2013, 12:18 PM   #24
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Got some of the plasti dip on. Will have to upload pics later since jf is still a c*** and messed with picture uploads and still hasn't fixed it.


I'm on the fence of the tj gas bezel lol.
dooo eeet! all the cool kids are doing it.
haha jk
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Unread 05-28-2013, 12:54 PM   #25
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^ Yea! I did it! So I guess I am a cool kid now! lol
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Unread 05-28-2013, 02:12 PM   #26
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dooo eeet! all the cool kids are doing it.
haha jk
are all the cool kids leaving their street tires as their full size spare too

I wouldn't mind, i'm currently having a debate about pulling the trigger on an 8.8. But cost is a lot. So if you want to mail me a tj gas bezel for free i'll do it

250 for the axle
350 for the parts and truss (kit from artec)
150-200 for 4.10 gears in the front axle to match up.

800 bucks more than likely just for parts alone.
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Unread 05-28-2013, 02:21 PM   #27
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So finally at work computer where I can easily size edit. Plasti dipped the rear vents and front bumper. Ended up liking the way it's coming together knowing the future plans. Decided to do the rear license plate area as well to carry the black through. Like the way it came out.

Tip for anyone that does this that's not a pro painter, tape around the area, the get a large sheet of plastic, tape it a good foot or two around, then with an exato blade cut around where you're going to paint(be careful not to cut into your paint). Next tape the plastic to the first layer of painters tape. This will prevent any extra spray. Worked out great for me.
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Unread 05-28-2013, 03:04 PM   #28
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are all the cool kids leaving their street tires as their full size spare too

I wouldn't mind, i'm currently having a debate about pulling the trigger on an 8.8. But cost is a lot. So if you want to mail me a tj gas bezel for free i'll do it

250 for the axle
350 for the parts and truss (kit from artec)
150-200 for 4.10 gears in the front axle to match up.

800 bucks more than likely just for parts alone.
More cargo room for me... and no tj bezel for you

Never thought of swappin in the D44a?
you need a 8.8 for them beastly 31's?
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Unread 05-28-2013, 03:13 PM   #29
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I like the vents and license plate surround! Really goes good offsetting the color of the Jeep. I may have to copy that...but will use Krylon semi-flat. I find that Plast-Dip gives it a texture that it attracts and keeps dirt. PITA to clean from what I have used on the interior.
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Unread 05-28-2013, 03:15 PM   #30
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More cargo room for me... and no tj bezel for you

Never thought of swappin in the D44a?
you need a 8.8 for them beastly 31's?
who said i'm stopping at 31's? All in time. Everyone advised against a d44a vs the 8.8. Just hoping the d35 doesn't grenade in the mean time.

Longterm plan is to get to 35's with some liberal fender trimming. Gotta figure out what to do about the front axle as well before that happens though. 35's will blow through CV's in no time.
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