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Unread 07-10-2012, 12:20 PM   #61
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took a couple pics on my lunch break. now I need to take a day off of work and head to Moab to try it out!

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Unread 07-10-2012, 12:21 PM   #62
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Yeah. It's great. Got a funny noise in the front but I think it's my SS or the driver side shock going out.
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Unread 07-10-2012, 12:25 PM   #63
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good luck findin the noise! my Laredo's (wife's jeep) is having electrical issues at the moment. door buttons don't work/EVIC doesn't read temp anymore/ a/c doesn't blow cold

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Unread 07-10-2012, 10:22 PM   #64
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You did a great job on the fender lines. I have seen some really bad cuts in my time, yours look perfect, this is the line it should have had from the factory. Now, get brave and do the rear
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Unread 07-10-2012, 10:34 PM   #65
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X2^^^ I agree that is a great line. Wanna come do mine so I can stuff some 33s?
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Unread 07-11-2012, 12:41 AM   #66
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Fenders look great, makes me want to start cutting up my jeep.
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Unread 07-11-2012, 06:51 AM   #67
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You did a great job on the fender lines. I have seen some really bad cuts in my time, yours look perfect, this is the line it should have had from the factory. Now, get brave and do the rear
thanks for the tips on how to do it! I agree that it should be the factory line. the back is starting to scare me but I think it will be the next thing I do unless jarrod (WJwheelin) can get me a good price with the body shop that did his.. we'll see though.

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Unread 07-11-2012, 06:54 AM   #68
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to Kodiak and Dusk..
this is such an easy and cheap mod! I would recommend it! if you want to know how I did it or what I used to do it just let me know. it's so easy and it look maybe 5 hours with lots of breaks because it's hot as **** here lol (that time includes removing the fenders)

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Unread 07-12-2012, 09:25 AM   #69
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so today I parked next to my wife's WJ and noticed that my front fenders are now higher than her hood! and she has a 2" lift on stock tires.

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Unread 07-12-2012, 05:13 PM   #70
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went to test the fender cut and 35's. had minor rubbing on the front (disco'd) and also dropped my passenger coil again.. need to get the retainer fixed ASAP. also looks like I need around 5.5-6" of bumpstop up front.
the rear had very minor rubbing on the rear bumper although the sway bar was still connected. forgot to measure the rear bumpstop.. will measure it after I cut the rear fenders.
also found out my wife's idea of guiding me up the trail means lets flex this **** out to the max!

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spring fell out..

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Unread 07-12-2012, 05:20 PM   #71
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35s look good!!

As a request, when you do the rear trim, take lots of pics please
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Unread 07-12-2012, 05:24 PM   #72
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can do! when you gonna start trimming yours? ps read through your build thread at work the other day and found it kinda funny. we have similar WJ's and are the same age and had a Honda project in high shool ha

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Unread 07-12-2012, 05:55 PM   #73
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I'm still debating on trimming, I feel that I need a gas tank lift more than anything. But no one has really done a lot of pictures of the trim process do I figure I'd just throw it out there

Haha right on!!! I learned a lot from tinkering with Hondas, they were soooo easy compared to what we're into now haha
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Unread 07-12-2012, 06:07 PM   #74
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the front trim is so easy I wish I would have done it before. I can give you details if you want.

and ya the Honda was fun but so glad I have the jeep now.



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pic of said Honda. saw yours and reminded me of high school lol
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Unread 07-12-2012, 06:12 PM   #75
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Cool pics man, that trail looks fun. I'm liking the 35s too!
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