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Unread 01-17-2011, 07:48 PM   #31
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Jeeps arent cars

1" body lifts arent that bad
well i say "car" because he used to work at dautson and knows his stuff. Any hard install i have done, he has led the way(aka Lift haha).

but he is also handy with Jeeps and owned a CJ bck in the day

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Unread 01-17-2011, 07:58 PM   #32
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well i say "car" because he used to work at dautson and knows his stuff. Any hard install i have done, he has led the way(aka Lift haha).

but he is also handy with Jeeps and owned a CJ bck in the day
ah okay, hope you find a good lift

u mean Datsun? and didnt they change that to Nissan in the 80s?
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Unread 01-17-2011, 08:00 PM   #33
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Finally got pics up from Superstition:





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Unread 01-17-2011, 08:01 PM   #34
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ah okay, hope you find a good lift

u mean Datsun? and didnt they change that to Nissan in the 80s?
yes and yes haha...before my time
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Unread 01-17-2011, 08:14 PM   #35
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Buy an automatic locker.
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Unread 01-17-2011, 10:00 PM   #36
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Buy an automatic locker.
i wanted one of those at one point but they seem to be too much of a pain on the road. My jeep is a DD and only spends about 5% of the time out on the dirt. I dont want any clicking going on around turns and i sure dont want it to wear down my tires.

Plus, i just did this trip with 5 people in my jeep and i never got stuck or slipped or anything. The off-roading i did was about the hardest im want to do right now.

so really, I feel i can work with an open carrier for the type of off-roading i do.

By the way, I just got done cutting my fenders! Pics up soon
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Unread 01-18-2011, 04:51 PM   #37
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a 1" body lift wouldnt hurt anything, you will only be able to tell in the rear, and it will only be 1". but trimming fenders and wheel wells and tube fenders will get you way farther than any body lift will. i have seen some guys on 35's and 36's with 2.5" lift, and a lot of high lining, check out some of those LCG jeeps, they also look super cool! good choice with trimming.
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Unread 01-18-2011, 06:29 PM   #38
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a 1" body lift wouldnt hurt anything, you will only be able to tell in the rear, and it will only be 1". but trimming fenders and wheel wells and tube fenders will get you way farther than any body lift will. i have seen some guys on 35's and 36's with 2.5" lift, and a lot of high lining, check out some of those LCG jeeps, they also look super cool! good choice with trimming.
yea i trimmed the front and will probably trim the back tonight. I want MCE fenders, but i dont want to get pulled over for them.

The only problem is that i dont think i can get bigger tires because i have these wimpy stock axles. 33" are kinda the max. O well im satisfied with that for now

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That was also a rough cut. Ive trimmed them out since then
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Unread 01-19-2011, 02:00 PM   #39
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yeah, kinda fogot about the D35. simply put, it's not the greatest on the earth. but the trimmed flares look great! what did you use to trim them with, i need to do that to mine.
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Unread 01-19-2011, 02:34 PM   #40
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yeah, kinda fogot about the D35. simply put, it's not the greatest on the earth. but the trimmed flares look great! what did you use to trim them with, i need to do that to mine.
just use a box cutter and make the mark deeper and deeper. Surprisingly, it cuts well. I have a dremel, but i thought i would go too fast and destroy it. After i just sanded the edges down. I will get a full pic today


I finally think i made up my mind of what to do with my money: buy a Bulldog Winch STubby Front Bumper. I lvoe the looks and price
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Unread 01-19-2011, 02:40 PM   #41
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just use a box cutter and make the mark deeper and deeper. Surprisingly, it cuts well. I have a dremel, but i thought i would go too fast and destroy it. After i just sanded the edges down. I will get a full pic today
really, i never would have thought! i might do that next week sometime. looks great! a stubby bumper is a great choice! i like it!
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Unread 01-19-2011, 09:23 PM   #42
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really, i never would have thought! i might do that next week sometime. looks great! a stubby bumper is a great choice! i like it!
I bought the stubby! Comin in the mail! $185 Shipped! Also, i trimmed my back fenders to match the front. It turned out nice all n all. I might repaint them black.
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Unread 01-23-2011, 11:17 PM   #43
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Update on life: Bumper is still in the mail. I'm back at college so probably not too many upgrades in the near future, although i am all over craigslist trying to find a fullsize spare. This morning i bent my fuse stuff so my high beams can be on along with my kc fog lights. Im pretty amped about that.

When i get the bumper, i am going to try to do cheap rock lights at the same time
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Unread 01-28-2011, 12:09 AM   #44
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GOOD NEWS!

Bumper came!! It installed easily and looks awesome. I will have good pics up soon!



I got a free rim to use as a spare today off craigslist, thanks to steve if your out there. Now i just need to find a tire!


I found out i have a D44 in the rear!! woohooo! Awesome! no need to get a new axle!
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Unread 02-01-2011, 03:03 PM   #45
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Got the new spare on today!!




Im a little worried because the spare does not hit the bumper like i thought it would. There is a small quarter inch gap.

But it looks much better and ended costing $70 for the whole think including mount and balance. Sweet! Now to sell the stock spare for more

I also bought a 2" light for the middle to replace my 3rd brake light, but now i am wondering if i will do the mod bcause my light still shows ok right now
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