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post #31 of 1028 Old 08-07-2012, 09:01 AM Thread Starter
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that ss is....

looks good
thanks man...ive had a few people ask about it. like I said its made for the JK. Bilstein doesnt make a WJ specific one, but its compressed length is just over 13'' (just slightly longer than the WJ one). where I have it mounted I have about 14.5'' so even at full lock it wont bottom out. I REALLY wanted the JK FOX one but its way too long


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post #32 of 1028 Old 08-08-2012, 08:46 PM
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Hey man, you're WJ looks awesome! What kind of wheels are those and what size are they? They look great on there and I've been debating what wheels to get if I decide not to just use stock wheels with spacers.

-Rusty

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post #33 of 1028 Old 08-09-2012, 08:17 AM Thread Starter
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thanks...I actually have 2 different wheels on there due to a wheel hub mishap. Most people dont even notice because they are so similar. Anyways, all the wheels except for the front driver side is just a standard "d-window" style. I think I got them from rugged ridge. They came with chrome center caps so I painted those. Alot of people make them. they are cheap and heavy. The driver side one I had to replace is a Cragar "soft 8". It was the only thing close to what I had that I could find locally same day. Since they are so close I have never worried about matching them especially since once I get all my driveline upgrades done, Im going to drop the coin on some Sypderlocks....oh, and they are 17x9 4.24 backspacing..

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post #34 of 1028 Old 08-12-2012, 08:50 PM
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Thanks! I thought that front left was different from the rest, but I couldn't tell for sure because of the angles of the pics. The cutouts in that Cragar look a lot bigger than most I've seen, which I like. I don't usually like Soft 8's, but the 17's look really good on yours.

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post #35 of 1028 Old 09-05-2012, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
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just had a chance to take a shot next to a stock WJ. first time I stopped and thought about how much smaller it used to be
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post #36 of 1028 Old 09-13-2012, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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well i dedcided a needed a little extra bass in the Jeep. I had two 12's back in the day but definately didnt need or want anything like that again. esp with my 2 year old son in the jeep alot. I decided to get a fairly cheap Polk 8''. I got it wired up and it actually sounds great for its size. I also love the factory head unit and how you can easily turn the bass down when others are in the WJ and I dont want all the sound. I still dont like the idea of a big box taking up my cargo room so that will go soon. When I told the wife I wanted a sub she said sure "as long as our next project is to make a custom box". so that will be the next step with it. We will fab up a custom JL copy stealth box to free my cargo space back up
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post #37 of 1028 Old 09-13-2012, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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on an unrelated note, i may rebuild my rear driveshaft this weekend. Anyone know of some good u-joints other than Spicers? I know moog makes some. I really just want to be able to get them local rather than wait for them to be shipped and all the local parts stores seem to carry are off brands and moog......

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post #38 of 1028 Old 09-13-2012, 08:16 PM
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As far as the driveshaft, on my dads dodge ram 3500 cummins.( 700hp 750tq) he always used duralast gold and never had a problem with them.

I have 2 10" subs and it's a pretty big box and I hate it. But I have my 3 drawer tool box in the back to. I have the subs facing the front and the tool box facin the back so it's easy to get to.
I built a thing to go about it out of wood. It doesn't rattle or anything and holds all my stuff great. It's like a self.

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post #39 of 1028 Old 09-13-2012, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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As far as the driveshaft, on my dads dodge ram 3500 cummins.( 700hp 750tq) he always used duralast gold and never had a problem with them.

I have 2 10" subs and it's a pretty big box and I hate it. But I have my 3 drawer tool box in the back to. I have the subs facing the front and the tool box facin the back so it's easy to get to.
I built a thing to go about it out of wood. It doesn't rattle or anything and holds all my stuff great. It's like a self.
yeah...i just need someting that wont take a dump on me on the trail...ill check those out. what do you got going on next saturday. im wanting to get out to Wooly's i think....

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He pulled close to 18,000lbs about 2 times a month during the summer. Never had a problem with them in the 140,000 miles he put on it over about 6 years.

Ya I saw that on The other forum. I'd like to go. I'm just to tight on money right now to break anything else, plus I'm trying to get everything fixed. I have slight death wobble at 45-50. That hub make it a lot better, but I think I need to replace the tie rod ends. I also need to replace my passenger rear seal and bearing.

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post #41 of 1028 Old 09-14-2012, 05:46 AM Thread Starter
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He pulled close to 18,000lbs about 2 times a month during the summer. Never had a problem with them in the 140,000 miles he put on it over about 6 years.

Ya I saw that on The other forum. I'd like to go. I'm just to tight on money right now to break anything else, plus I'm trying to get everything fixed. I have slight death wobble at 45-50. That hub make it a lot better, but I think I need to replace the tie rod ends. I also need to replace my passenger rear seal and bearing.
yeah...i gotta replace my tre's soon too. i think im going to replace the drag link ones and then maybe give IRO's over the knuckle tie rod a shot to see how it does...it uses heims so at least its two less tre's to wear out

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I think I'm going to go with moog greaseable ones.... I think.
Not sure yet I'll decide once I get the funds.

I'll get a pic of my rear cargo area set up later.

I'm tossing around the idea of rhino lining the floor on the jeep. I've always liked the idea of that .

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I think I'm going to go with moog greaseable ones.... I think.
Not sure yet I'll decide once I get the funds.

I'll get a pic of my rear cargo area set up later.

I'm tossing around the idea of rhino lining the floor on the jeep. I've always liked the idea of that .
yeah....right now i just keep everything in the spare tire spot...but when I gt around to lifting the tank I need to come up with some sort of creative tool storage back there

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I love mine the way I have it now. It took 2 12 foot long 2x4s and a piece of ply wood. I haven't gotten around to painting it yet. But even with my subs turned most of the way up stuff doesn't rattle anymore. I have my 3 drawer tool box and the subs ratchet strapped down to the tie downs in the back so they don't move.

Another thing I like about it is that it covers up my subs and tool box do you can't see them unless my back seat is folded down.

I put my spare back in the spare tie place, since I'm doing a lot more highway driving. Now I'm
Getting about 1 mpg better.

I also manually calculated my mpg, and I was getting about 16.5 mpg average over 3 tanks, and my computer showed 17.5 about

With that last 2 tanks I've switched to premium and I'm getting about 17.5 and my computer has been reading about 18.5. I guess my computer likes making me feel better about how much has I go through :P

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I love mine the way I have it now. It took 2 12 foot long 2x4s and a piece of ply wood. I haven't gotten around to painting it yet. But even with my subs turned most of the way up stuff doesn't rattle anymore. I have my 3 drawer tool box and the subs ratchet strapped down to the tie downs in the back so they don't move.

Another thing I like about it is that it covers up my subs and tool box do you can't see them unless my back seat is folded down.

I put my spare back in the spare tie place, since I'm doing a lot more highway driving. Now I'm
Getting about 1 mpg better.

I also manually calculated my mpg, and I was getting about 16.5 mpg average over 3 tanks, and my computer showed 17.5 about

With that last 2 tanks I've switched to premium and I'm getting about 17.5 and my computer has been reading about 18.5. I guess my computer likes making me feel better about how much has I go through :P
yeah..it has a tendency to do that

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