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Unread 06-23-2012, 07:45 AM   #106
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Thanks Kevin. Yeah that is going to be my next purchase when my bank account allows it. And I STILL need to go wheeling with you guys.

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Unread 07-12-2012, 09:38 PM   #107
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Since I have lacked pics I will put up some pics of my mods already completed. Believe I'm going 33's on stock moabs and then just wheel it. Have had problems with my driver side rear brake locking up so got new pads and a new caliper. Unsure on when I will have time to do that. My subwoofer sounds amazing. And I had an awesome time in ocean city with my doors and top off. Sorry for the lack of updates. I took your alls advice on slowing down and figuring out what I want first. I definitely was trying to jump head first into the aftermarket in the first weeks of owning my jeep. Lol thanks guys. I need to get out and wheel. Just hard with no time lately.
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Unread 07-13-2012, 06:14 AM   #108
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rear milk jugs need to come off, sweet jeep!
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Unread 07-13-2012, 09:15 AM   #109
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Nice Rubi.

I'm glad you slowed down. The first 5 pages were like a kid off his adderall. My build thread is now just under 100 pages long, and it took me 2 and a half years to occupy the first 3 pages. This isn't a race, and the more time you spend thoroughly thinking things out, the better the outcome. 35s will always be there. The idea of getting some 33s and figuring out how your Jeep handles (It's a Rubi... you could wheel the piss out of it as it is right now) and then go from there. One thing I wish is that I had really pushed mine to the edge when it was closer to stock. It's important to know where it came from instead of just rushing to get it built like a beast.

The A to Zs are awesome. I got mine for $55 on eBay brand new through some lucky chance of fate, and have loved them ever since. Great product.

Look forward to seeing how your build goes, my friend. Welcome to the addiction.
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Unread 08-04-2012, 09:45 PM   #110
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Sorry for the obvious lack of updates. Did a lot of maintenance today. Replaced my driver side rear caliper and all the rear brake pads and bled my brakes. My driver rear caliper was dragging and locking up randomly. Changed the oil, oil filter, air filter and 6 new champion spark plugs. Pulled my old NGK spark plugs and the gap was worn out to .075 and one spark plug looked a little more burnt than the rest. The gap looked huge compared to the all new champion spark plugs that I gapped to .035 to spec. Still pricing out wheels and tires on a lot of different websites. Looking at d window steel wheels 15x8s and 33x12.5x15 with 3.75 backspacing bfgoodwrich KM2s.
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Unread 08-04-2012, 10:37 PM   #111
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Looking at d window steel wheels 15x8s and 33x12.5x15 with 3.75 backspacing bfgoodwrich KM2s.
You will be happy with that set up, its what I run except i run Goodyear MT/R's.
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Unread 08-05-2012, 07:20 AM   #112
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You will be happy with that set up, its what I run except i run Goodyear MT/R's.
Thanks man. Yeah I researched a lot and I like the width of the tires and how much they stick out from the fender flares. Just trying to find the best website and which d window wheels with center caps that I like.
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Unread 08-05-2012, 08:14 AM   #113
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Thanks man. Yeah I researched a lot and I like the width of the tires and how much they stick out from the fender flares. Just trying to find the best website and which d window wheels with center caps that I like.
Yup, 3.75 BS looks good, here's my rig with 3.75 BS steel wheels (summit.com, $40) and 33x12.5 MT/R's. I don't currently run flares...


I don't like center caps b/c they rust badly in a winter, I just paint my axle shaft ends Nicky. Just my opinion though..
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Unread 08-06-2012, 09:56 AM   #114
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Thanks man. Yeah I researched a lot and I like the width of the tires and how much they stick out from the fender flares. Just trying to find the best website and which d window wheels with center caps that I like.
That's the exact setup I ran before I bumped up to the 35" pitbulls. I liked the km2's...They ride really good on the road and offroad performance is decent. I don't like how they don't really measure out to the true advertised size, but what are you gonna do I kinda wish I had tried the mtr/k's, but they were on national backorder and I needed rubber bad at the time.

Jeep is lookin tough with the new top Keep up the good work buddy
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Unread 08-06-2012, 10:02 AM   #115
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Unread 08-06-2012, 11:51 AM   #116
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Thanks man. Idk about the moabs yet. I'll let you know if I want to part with them. Yeah I saw that the tires didn't measure out to the advertised size. My jeep has a 3 or 4 inch lift already on it. Unsure on exact lift size. But it has worn down 31s on it. I have a ton of room in my wheel wells now. 33s will fit with plenty of flex room. But I wonder what issues I would have if I went to the advertised 35's. Actual size 34.6.
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Unread 08-06-2012, 07:31 PM   #117
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But I wonder what issues I would have if I went to the advertised 35's. Actual size 34.6.
I have been wondering the same thing. I'm guessing you'd have less issues than me, since you have a manual.
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Unread 08-07-2012, 04:29 PM   #118
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Yeah. And I have stock 4.11s so I'm not too worried about the gearing with my 6 speed. Just rubbing issues.
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Unread 08-07-2012, 05:16 PM   #119
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Yeah. And I have stock 4.11s so I'm not too worried about the gearing with my 6 speed. Just rubbing issues.
Proper back spacing and bump stops would probably take care of any rubbing issues.
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Unread 08-07-2012, 05:20 PM   #120
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3.75 back spacing gives a lot of room and unsure on what bumpstops I would need.
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