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post #46 of 218 Old 01-15-2013, 09:57 AM
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I'm thinking of painting the lock rings on the wheels.
That will look great!



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post #47 of 218 Old 01-15-2013, 11:15 AM
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Do the lugs as well.

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post #48 of 218 Old 01-15-2013, 01:17 PM
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How fitting that the pallet is shrink wrapped in RED...Christmas all over again.

Still waiting on the Fox Shocks and Or-Fab spare tire carrier. But, I have more than enough to keep me busy for a while.

I love the ATX rims. Wish they made them in 15" for my LJ. Very nice/clean with the SPod. Going to look BADA$$ when done.
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post #49 of 218 Old 01-16-2013, 07:57 PM
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I am wondering about your choice for the re-gear. Are you still going 4.66? Does that have anything to do with the auto transmission? I have your same model with a 6-speed and guys are telling me to go from 4.88 to 5.38. Any advice?
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post #50 of 218 Old 01-16-2013, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
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david m, www.paintscratch.com they will color match your oem paint in spray cans. dayum near perfect on the numerious cans ive got from them.

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You can also try a auto body shop. They will just mix up some using your paint code and put it in rattle cans.

Btw, I like what you've got going on/planed for this JKU!
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Go to the dealer they sell the touch up paint in a spray can or the normal brush i believe quadratec sells them also

http://www.quadratec.com/products/92156_20XX_PG.htm
Thanks for all the suggestions. Now I need to figure how many cans I need???

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I have been thinking when i order my lift to spray all the control arms crush orange to match also thats why i thought of it
I'd be curious to see how that turns out. Interesting idea...

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That will look great!
Thanks! I think it will "pop" nicely contrasting the black wheels and tires.

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Do the lugs as well.
I think that might be a bit much. I might paint the lugs black tho.

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I love the ATX rims. Wish they made them in 15" for my LJ. Very nice/clean with the SPod. Going to look BADA$$ when done.
Thanks!

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I am wondering about your choice for the re-gear. Are you still going 4.66? Does that have anything to do with the auto transmission? I have your same model with a 6-speed and guys are telling me to go from 4.88 to 5.38. Any advice?
Yes, I already have both axles ready to go with 4.56's installed. Obviously, I do not yet have first hand experience but I can not imagine using a lower gear than 4.88 with the 3.6l engine. Maybe if you are runing larger than 37" tires but that is just my opinion. I am assuming you are referring to your new Jeep, correct? If you are talking 3.8l enging with 37's then yes 5.13 or 5.38's. Good Luck!


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post #51 of 218 Old 01-16-2013, 11:09 PM
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Looks tasty

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post #52 of 218 Old 01-19-2013, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
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I purchased my new tires. I should be happy as can be, however, I am extremely frustrated. I am attempting to mount them and have encountered a problem. The lock ring appears to be to large of diameter to properly clamp down on the tire bead. The bead is recessed below the level of the sidewall. That recessed diameter is 18 5/8" and the diameter of the lock ring is 18 7/8". Therefore, it appears to not properly fit. I must be missing something. For those of you who have experience with beadlocks, I'd appreciate your thoughts and/or input.
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post #53 of 218 Old 01-19-2013, 04:11 PM
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I know a TON of guys that run ATX slabs and Toyo Open Country tires...so I bet someone will chime in here pretty quick.

Are all the tires this way or just 1?

My Thread - http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/another-lj-rubicon-thread-1516486/
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post #54 of 218 Old 01-20-2013, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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Got the tires mounted. A couple of members suggested using a bucket to put the wheel/tire on. That helps a lot cause the wieght of the tire pulls down and helps open the bead up to allow the ring to be push in. Thanks to those who helped, I'm now very exicted about them after much frustration. They look awesome! I'm going to hold off a bit on pianting the rings, I just want to focus on getting the rig running first. I still plan to do it but didn't want to wait any longer.
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I got both axles mounted under the Jeep. In the back I also installed axle shafts and track bar relocation bracket. I changed the transfer case yokes (1310 front/1350 rear).
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post #56 of 218 Old 01-21-2013, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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OK - Question for those of you who have experience setting up adjustable control arms. I would like to verify the axle is square to the frame while setting the lowers up. What would be a good reference point to measure from that would be consistent. I have been told brackets such as body mount or other can vary enough to throw you off. Suggestions, comments welcome???


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post #57 of 218 Old 01-21-2013, 07:14 PM
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looking good love the color

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post #58 of 218 Old 01-21-2013, 08:39 PM
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Looks like your making some nice progress.


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97 TJ: daughter 1 - 2.5L, Auto, 2" BB, 31" GY Duratrac
98 TJ: Daugher 2 - 4.0L, 5spd, D44 rear
06 LJ Rubicon: mine - Rokmen full up-armor, 8 adjustable CAs, front bumper, sliders, corners, Shrockworks rear bumper, 3" AEV/BDS lift, Currie HD stearing and Antirock, MT/r - k 35x12.5, SuperWinch, MC Overlines, York OBA
13 JKU Rubicon: Wife's for now, Ace Rock rails & rear bumper tire carrier, Truck Lites, MC Game changer 3.5 lift, RR skids, PSC Brawler front bumper, Warn 9.5cti-s, 35" GY MTRs
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post #59 of 218 Old 01-22-2013, 10:05 AM Thread Starter
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looking good love the color
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Looks like your making some nice progress.
I am not known for my patients...I know its a process and one that I enjoy for that matter. But, man am I ready to get this thing back on the ground running. I am still waiting on the shocks but I still have plenty of work to do. I'm hoping this weekend will allow me to get very close.


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I got the front RCV axle shafts installed. The drivers side was a stubborn son of a gun. Seating the dust cover was hell. I know its not much progress but trying to get work done at all to the Jeep during the week along with work and family is tough. Baby steps...

On another note, I have my stock tires and wheels listed on Craigslist. A buyer wants to come pick them up tomorrow. It just occurred to me that the stock wheels still have the air pressure sensors in them. Do I need these or will the Procal turn off that feature all together? I really don't care if the system is operational but I do not want any kind of "idiot" lights on in the dash. Anyone have experience with these?


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