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post #736 of 748 Old 06-03-2014, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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Now that's just a properly wheeled rig IMO. Good job!
Oh, I'm not lamenting. I fully expected it. This jeep is trail rated, not mall rated.

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post #737 of 748 Old 12-11-2014, 11:11 AM Thread Starter
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Some updates:

Mounted some 37" KM2s on it. They are actually for my LJ, I just wanted to see how they looked.





Aluminum tie rod:



Installed a cage:





The PO left this crap in my TJ for me to deal with:



What is that exactly? It's spray-in bedliner. Why is it on the floor? Because the 'tarded PO didn't know how to properly prep a surface for paint. It was also WAY too thick, and when it failed to adhere to the floor board of the jeep, it became a rubber mat. I never noticed it because it was all one solid peice and was held to the floor by everything that was bolted to it. Well, this past week I went to install an aftermarket cage, new seats, and new center console, so out came the stock stuff. Unfortunately for me, so did the bedliner...





The liner on the tailgate came off in a single sheet:



Apparently some people think a grinder works the same as a sander. Those people are morons.



It's a good thing I know how to do a QUALITY bedliner job. Sanded it down with 180 grit paper, scotch brighted the areas I couldn't hit with the sander, and then washed it with pre-cleaner several times.

Before:



After:



Also installed some factory seats from an '04 4cyl TJ. My driver side seat was worn out and I've always liked the '03-06 seats better. These seats are in great condition and they are vinyl, so they'll be much easier to clean than the fabric seats.



That's pretty much it. Just been wheeling the piss out of it. Haven't been able to break it yet.
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post #738 of 748 Old 12-11-2014, 08:23 PM
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It looks like a beast with those 37s....and nice cage!
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post #739 of 748 Old 12-12-2014, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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post #740 of 748 Old 12-15-2014, 05:24 AM
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What cage is that? Looks really good and a whole lot sturdier.

My Build: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/back-black-2000-tj-build-1237980/
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post #741 of 748 Old 12-15-2014, 05:29 AM Thread Starter
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What cage is that? Looks really good and a whole lot sturdier.
I have no idea what brand it is. There's nothing special about it, but it was basically free so I'm not complaining.
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The bedliner literally peeled off in single pieces????

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post #743 of 748 Old 12-15-2014, 08:56 AM
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any plans for rear additions like a rear spreader bar?

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post #744 of 748 Old 12-15-2014, 09:11 AM
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Whenever I saw the cage it looked like a SW race car cage to me but a couple parts of it lead me to believe it may be something different.

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post #745 of 748 Old 12-15-2014, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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any plans for rear additions like a rear spreader bar?
Probably just get one of those bolt on spreader bars for the rear and call it good enough.
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So do you recall the specs on those wheels (width/backspacing)? And what size wheel spacers were you running? That stance looked sweet!!
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post #747 of 748 Old 02-14-2015, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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So do you recall the specs on those wheels (width/backspacing)? And what size wheel spacers were you running? That stance looked sweet!!
17x9, 4.5" backspacing, and 1.5" spacers. Those were 37x13.50 Pitbulls, though they were more like a 35x13.50.
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post #748 of 748 Old 02-14-2015, 04:06 PM
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17x9, 4.5" backspacing, and 1.5" spacers. Those were 37x13.50 Pitbulls, though they were more like a 35x13.50.
Good to know. I just scooped up some Classic IIs with the same dimensions. I think 1.5" wheel spacers will be the ticket. Thank you for the quick response!!
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