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post #316 of 618 Old 05-31-2013, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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Look what I did todayyyy. Tinted my markers, took me a while to decide if I wanted to or not but I'm glad I did!

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post #317 of 618 Old 05-31-2013, 07:26 PM
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post #318 of 618 Old 05-31-2013, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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I was afraid I did it to dark but it still lights up pretty orange. Might help that I replaced the bulbs with amber bulbs..
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Yeah those are still visible

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post #320 of 618 Old 06-03-2013, 08:09 AM Thread Starter
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I ordered my fence post today and gonna pick up some lights at harbor freight some time this week..light bar build will start soon Still have to find some L brackets to drill above the windshield, I'll search home depot some time this week.

Still waiting on that spring to get here to get rid of that sag.

Decided I am going to purchase a 4.0L throttle body and do that swap. Going to order my tailpipe soon since mine has rusted some descent size holes since it's been sitting..

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post #321 of 618 Old 06-03-2013, 08:17 AM
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You haven't regeared yet, correct?

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You haven't regeared yet, correct?

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Correct.
How bad is that with the 4cyl?

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How bad is that with the 4cyl?

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can't be to bad because I'm speaking to someone right now about trading for 35s

It's not a race car nor will I ever see 75 mph in it, but for me, it's just fine. I'm not heavy on the pedal and I think it's fine for what I do. Off the high way its fine, but don't expect to go 0 to 60. On the highway I keep up with traffic but I don't pass to many people. I can if I want to, but I try and be nice to my little angry squirrels.

I think some people exaggerate about how horrible a 4 is with bigger tires. It's really not bad. I haven't drove a 6, but I can tell you that a 4 is very doable. After all, like I said I am going to put some 35s on it if I can find a good trade. I don't do heavy off roading so I will just hope my D35 holds up! If not, I will go from there but plenty of people do just fine. It's usually the people who have never owned a 4 and had 33s that argue it's horrible ..

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I would seriously wait on the 35s. That's a whole different ball game. You're looking at axles, gears, brakes, and steering.

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I would seriously wait on the 35s. That's a whole different ball game. You're looking at axles, gears, brakes, and steering.

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Steering I plan to do anyway and I was going to do my breaks next month so when I do them I'll just upgrade. As far as axles go..I will run it until something breaks, and then decide what I want to do. I really don't do anything heavy, and I understand you don't have to do anything crazy to break your axles, but for what I do which is mostly driving around town and the occasional mud pit, I think I will be ok.

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You will be okay, it's just a "better safe than sorry" type of thing. Especially if you don't have a way back from the trail.

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You will be okay, it's just a "better safe than sorry" type of thing. Especially if you don't have a way back from the trail.

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Ya I definitely understand why people don't do it. And as much as I'd love a D44 or 8.8 under my jeep..for the cost it kind of isn't worth it to me. i really don't wheel enough at all to use those heavier axles. Some people wheel several times a week, and wheel hard and I understand why they upgrade, but for me, I just can't see spending over a grand.


However, this is my first jeep and if I were to do it again I would find a 6 with stronger axles. This won't be my jeep forever, so next time around I will build strong from the start. But for this DD that mainly sees paved roads and barely any highway, I think I will take the risk

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I would definitely regear though. I can't imagine a 4cyl with 35s on stock gears. You can do one at a time to save money too, since you don't wheel very often.

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I would definitely regear though. I can't imagine a 4cyl with 35s on stock gears. You can do one at a time to save money too, since you don't wheel very often.

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Gears is something I need to research some more..I can regear and keep my d35? How Mich would gears cost me? And I hate paying for labor but I'm not sure that's a project I could tackle myself

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