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Unread 12-17-2009, 08:42 PM   #46
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Have you gotten it aligned yet? I would do that first.

What are you adding to your savvy knowledge? You have the gts on the ways, and you already have corners and rockers. Me confused now (I know it can't be the skid since I doubt you would have been first in line, sorry, just the truth)

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Unread 12-17-2009, 08:45 PM   #47
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I'll give you a hint - it's not tail lights, not rockers, not corners, not skid (I wish!). Keep thinking!

And yes, I did the alignment last night. Too easy, I'd never pay to "get it aligned."
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Unread 12-17-2009, 09:48 PM   #48
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Unread 12-17-2009, 10:01 PM   #49
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Bumper?

Bingo!

I was also curious what the whole Metalcloak bumper was about, so I have one of those on the way as well... I'll end up testing both and posting my opinion of them.
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Unread 12-18-2009, 07:35 AM   #50
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Disaster strikes... when you don't pay attention

Since I had finally gotten the Jeep finished enough to drive, I decided to drive it to work today. All morning I kept worrying, thinking I had forgotten something, like torquing a bolt or something. I ran through everything in my head, and decided I must be imagining things; it's been so long since I drove it, and I've changed out so much, I was just nervous. I really should remember to listen to those gut feelings........

Drove the two miles to work. It felt fine, maybe a little squirrelly. I kept the radio off so I could hear anything going wrong, and was paranoid the whole way. Was about to take the turn to work, when all of a sudden the Jeep lurches, and drops a little bit. I slam on the brakes, and get out.

Evidently, my mental search of bolts to torque didnt include lug nuts. Thankfully the wheel didn't come all the way off the axle; the lugs came out of the holes, but the axle dropped onto the rim and stayed there (scraping the **** out of my aluminum wheels, but whatever). Needless to say, I was late for work. Thank God my boss watched it happen through the window!

Of all the stupid things to happen, after I just went through all that work... : Thankfully nothing's damaged except the wheel; I'll go get it rebalanced and everything should be fine. I got lucky!
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Unread 12-18-2009, 07:09 PM   #51
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You may need to buy a new wheel. At least nothing was damaged (other than the wheel), and nobody was hurt.
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Unread 12-18-2009, 08:40 PM   #52
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Here you can see some of the damage to the wheel... Nothing major, just scraped all the way around, almost. There are a few chunks taken out of the inner bead of the tire, which is the only part that concerns me. I'm taking it to a tire shop whenever this snow clears to get it rebalanced, and I'll have them look at it to make sure it's ok. Evidently my brake caliper must have been hit, because it sounds like my driver's side brake is dragging... Hopefully that won't be too much hassle to fix!


That stock bottle jack earned a permanent spot in my Jeep today!
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Unread 12-18-2009, 08:59 PM   #53
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That doesn't look all that bad. They may be able to salvage it, but I guess this just means it is time to jump to 35"s . The brakes hopefully shouldn't be that bad, I would say pull the caliper to check to see if the pads are messed up. If I am looking right, the rotor looks like it has a chip from this "accident". My dad said it shuldn't be a problem, especially if it is still holding air. I hoppe you can get it balanced. He thinks theymay have to use lead tape on the back side of the rim to help balance it.

That stock bottle jack is pretty nice. I find it much better than those crappy scissor jacks. I wouldn't use anything but a floor jack, but that is the best option to save space. I used it to change to my spare once.


Oh yeah... I forgot to say, you need to update your sig. You give no idication that you have a second savvy masterpiece on order.
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Unread 12-18-2009, 09:18 PM   #54
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I was keeping it a secret, which was why I hadn't updated my sig... But since I blabbed here, I might as well!

35's will come, I really want to regear first though... I figure I should have ordered them by the end of March, if not before. The chip in the rotor must just be the picture; I inspected it before I put the wheel on, and didn't notice any damage to it... If any brake components need to be replaced, that will be a good sign to go with the Vanco kit sooner than planned. I really hope not though, because that money would be far better spend on other things at the moment.

Of course, it had to start snowing tonight... There's about a foot and a half on the ground now, and it's still coming down hard; it's supposed to snow all day tomorrow too, for another 8 inches or so! Makes working on the Jeep really difficult... :
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Unread 12-18-2009, 09:28 PM   #55
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I was keeping it a secret, which was why I hadn't updated my sig... But since I blabbed here, I might as well!

35's will come, I really want to regear first though... I figure I should have ordered them by the end of March, if not before. The chip in the rotor must just be the picture; I inspected it before I put the wheel on, and didn't notice any damage to it... If any brake components need to be replaced, that will be a good sign to go with the Vanco kit sooner than planned. I really hope not though, because that money would be far better spend on other things at the moment.

Of course, it had to start snowing tonight... There's about a foot and a half on the ground now, and it's still coming down hard; it's supposed to snow all day tomorrow too, for another 8 inches or so! Makes working on the Jeep really difficult... :
Vanco kit wouldn't be a bad thing. I hear you on better things to spend on, but if you are serious about the 35"s they will be pretty much a must. The cip looked more like a rub off of the rust. That wouldn't be a problem.

I hate you... I wish we had that much snow. My mom said we were getting 12"-18" tomorrow night and I got so excited. I can see from your standpoint why it sucks. Working in the cold isn't fun.
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Unread 12-19-2009, 12:52 AM   #56
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Saw your jeep at Barrack's about a month ago and admired it for a few minutes then - I love the wheels the most!

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Unread 12-19-2009, 06:18 AM   #57
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I hate you... I wish we had that much snow. My mom said we were getting 12"-18" tomorrow night and I got so excited. I can see from your standpoint why it sucks. Working in the cold isn't fun.
HAHA working in the cold isn't really the problem! The problem is getting to the Jeep!





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Unread 12-19-2009, 06:33 AM   #58
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ii love the jeep i crawled keep up with the pics i only hope some one hits my jeep. and im glad i read this i must live in a hole but i love those metal clock fenders i really will get those. answer me this if you could please side markers? turning signals? for the front i diddnt see any? reason i ask is i do the firefighter scene and i gotta be able to be flashing and visible.
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Unread 12-19-2009, 06:50 AM   #59
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As far as the turn signals go you can drill 3" holes in the grille and mount JK turn signals. You can see them in some of the pictures I posted. I chose not to mount side markers, but I found some nice ones at walmart, which would mount nicely.

edit: Metalcloak also makes some nice turn signals that fit into a bracket on the fenders, if you want to go that route. They hadn't been released yet when I bought my fenders; but I like the JK signals better anyway.
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Unread 12-19-2009, 07:15 AM   #60
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i want that snow we got all of 1" today
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