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Unread 06-06-2010, 08:28 PM   #16
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Jeep looks awesome!!! keep up the good work

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Unread 06-06-2010, 08:48 PM   #17
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have had my jeep on the road for a month now... check out my build thread...
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Unread 06-07-2010, 01:30 PM   #18
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Thanks mad, compliments are much appreciated haha

Djay, will definitely check it out when I get home from work this afternoon, congrats on getting her back runnin.

Thought I'd add this photo of the state the hard top was in about 5 months ago lol
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[QUOTE=GraKee99;10375372]Driving on snow is a lot like sex, it's a lot of fun but if you don't pay attention, you can really mess up someone's rear end.[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Gene Mooneyham]Not to burst your bubble, but California gets worse every year. Liberals, and illegals have ruined any chance California had to get turned around, it's a sinking ship.[/QUOTE]

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Unread 06-07-2010, 02:34 PM   #19
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hey when it was upside down, did you actually do an inspection on the under body to see it was ok? or you think it needs a paint job cuz thats the perfect condition you needed !!
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Unread 06-07-2010, 05:13 PM   #20
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haha not sure, not my Jeep though, that's the guy I bought it off of
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[QUOTE=GraKee99;10375372]Driving on snow is a lot like sex, it's a lot of fun but if you don't pay attention, you can really mess up someone's rear end.[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Gene Mooneyham]Not to burst your bubble, but California gets worse every year. Liberals, and illegals have ruined any chance California had to get turned around, it's a sinking ship.[/QUOTE]

[URL="http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/finally-2000-tj-slow-build-very-slow-947018/"]My 2000 Silverstone TJ Build[/URL]
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Unread 06-07-2010, 07:51 PM   #21
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dented hood and fender flare, not alot of damage...
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Unread 06-22-2010, 12:30 PM   #22
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From our Fathers Day endeavor out by Tinker AFB. An awesome 6 hour run with the Air Show going on above us!
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[QUOTE=GraKee99;10375372]Driving on snow is a lot like sex, it's a lot of fun but if you don't pay attention, you can really mess up someone's rear end.[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Gene Mooneyham]Not to burst your bubble, but California gets worse every year. Liberals, and illegals have ruined any chance California had to get turned around, it's a sinking ship.[/QUOTE]

[URL="http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/finally-2000-tj-slow-build-very-slow-947018/"]My 2000 Silverstone TJ Build[/URL]

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Unread 06-22-2010, 04:07 PM   #23
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nice!!
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Unread 06-22-2010, 11:17 PM   #24
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looks great man
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Unread 07-31-2010, 10:22 PM   #25
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dono why, forgot to throw this one in from the Fathers day run.... a personal favorite lol


Have ultimately decided on the RC 2.5" X-Series lift
Will then throw tubes on the front and run 35's, was originally going to highline with the tube fenders, but I don't think that will even be necessary, at least not right away anyhow.

Should have the lift at the end of August, and the fenders/rock sliders around the end of september, hoping to have the tires by the end of October to mid November.

Also bought Jerry Bransford's rear Savvy Bumper, so that will get thrown on as soon as I get the Jeep back as it's in Dallas until the end of the month having hail damage repaired and a few other little tweaks etc.
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[QUOTE=GraKee99;10375372]Driving on snow is a lot like sex, it's a lot of fun but if you don't pay attention, you can really mess up someone's rear end.[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Gene Mooneyham]Not to burst your bubble, but California gets worse every year. Liberals, and illegals have ruined any chance California had to get turned around, it's a sinking ship.[/QUOTE]

[URL="http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/finally-2000-tj-slow-build-very-slow-947018/"]My 2000 Silverstone TJ Build[/URL]

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Unread 08-02-2010, 12:11 PM   #26
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ya i have top off the jeep and have it clean and in the shed at the moment...
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Unread 08-13-2010, 06:47 PM   #27
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Santa came early....

So for the past few weeks I've been debating, do my lift first, then tires, then armor? Or... Do I armor it first, then lift, then see how I need to accommodate (if at all) to properly fit my 35s without worrying about rubbing..... Ultimately, I decided to go with the latter.

Without any further or due, today I got off work and bought this...





Savvy rear bumper, courtesy of Jerry Bransford, Smittybilt Stinger Bumper, and on the way from Dallas, Smittybilt full length Rock Sliders w/tube step.

Also picked up 2 sets of grab handles as the one on my drivers side just looks lonely, a 4WD Coffee Mug for those drowsy days at work, and 2 sets of shackles. One black for the front stinger, and one polished for the Savvy rear.

I was initially a bit skeptical of the Smitty Stinger, build quality and welds didn't really look too hot from various other thread I had seen, but then I saw it in person. It seems as though the newer versions of this bumper have

A. a new bed-lining on it that doesn't chip away with ease (tested it out by smacking it with one of the d rings on a corner edge about 12 times, to no avail)
B. The welds around the stinger (the curve in the tube as well as at the base) seem to be of a much higher quality than the older ones.
C. When inspecting behind the scenes, it also appears as though they made it a point to thicken up the welds underneath as well as run longer beads.
D. Another thing I found odd was on the older version, I noticed the base of the tube that makes the stinger, on the underside (or inside?) of the bumper weren't capped, so you basically had access to the inside of the tube. Now though, they've gone ahead and capped the ends of the tube with a steel cap. Has a small hole in it with a rubber grommet to keep it sealed shut.

Overall, it seems like they've made it a point to increase the quality of the bumper, and yet it still doesn't cost any extra. With that said, my only other concern is how the bottom bolt holes line up on the Jeep, but I'll have to wait and see for that one.

Should have the Jeep back sometime early to mid-September, so soon they'll go on. In the mean time, Still waiting on the sliders to arrive as they didn't have them in stock at my local store, interested to see the quality of those.

Will order the tube fenders in a week or two once I get the sliders in and see how I like the build quality. If I'm confident that the Smitty tubes are the way to go after that, then it's likely I'll pick those up and save the extra 450 difference I'd spend on getting Metalcloaks and the matching flare, for my lift/tires/regear.

And some pictures of the build quality of this newly revised Smitty Stinger Bumper.....

Welds connecting the tubes to the base are solid and run full circle




On the previous versions, the welds were spaced here, but now they've gone ahead and run a bead along the full length of these reinforcing plates.


Here's the Cap on the underside.


And lastly a shot of the whole deal from the backside (yea, yea, I know.... That's what she said.)


Can't wait for the sliders and fenders to get in.... then I get to wait until September to get the Jeep back!
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[QUOTE=GraKee99;10375372]Driving on snow is a lot like sex, it's a lot of fun but if you don't pay attention, you can really mess up someone's rear end.[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Gene Mooneyham]Not to burst your bubble, but California gets worse every year. Liberals, and illegals have ruined any chance California had to get turned around, it's a sinking ship.[/QUOTE]

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Unread 08-13-2010, 07:56 PM   #28
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heres the thing... you have these parts... why not just install them when you get time, no matter what order you do them in... I just got some 31 inch yokohamas on jeep rims off a guy, picking them up tomorrow night and installing maybe sunday morning along with my wheel adaptor spacers for a more sturdy stance!! maybe next year ill do a lift and a winch... kinda want to start on the truck asap as well... might be parking the truck for the winter so i can get the parts all set up for it!! Need a real heated garage!!! would be much easier for everything!!!
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Unread 08-13-2010, 07:58 PM   #29
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how you like your headligths? very bright compared to the normal bulbs? Im thinking of looking at getting new headlights and sick of dim lights
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Unread 08-13-2010, 08:02 PM   #30
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heres the thing... you have these parts... why not just install them when you get time, no matter what order you do them in... I just got some 31 inch yokohamas on jeep rims off a guy, picking them up tomorrow night and installing maybe sunday morning along with my wheel adaptor spacers for a more sturdy stance!! maybe next year ill do a lift and a winch... kinda want to start on the truck asap as well... might be parking the truck for the winter so i can get the parts all set up for it!! Need a real heated garage!!! would be much easier for everything!!!
Because my Jeep is 200 miles (about 360km) away, in Dallas, having hail damage removed from the hood/cowl and also being repainted. Windshield and windshield frame is also being replaced. Insurance is covering it so I said ah what the hell, why not.

If I get any scars on the Jeep, I want them to be from the trail, not a thunderstorm haha, but as a result, I won't have her back until early/mid September.

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how you like your headligths? very bright compared to the normal bulbs? Im thinking of looking at getting new headlights and sick of dim lights
Love the headlights, though I think I may soon switch to a different housing, as the current housings I'm using aren't projecting the light outwards very well, instead they seem to extend out to the sides more than anything. Gives me a better view of the edge of the road etc, but most of the light provided for my forward viewing is coming from the Hella 500ff driving lamps.
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[QUOTE=GraKee99;10375372]Driving on snow is a lot like sex, it's a lot of fun but if you don't pay attention, you can really mess up someone's rear end.[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Gene Mooneyham]Not to burst your bubble, but California gets worse every year. Liberals, and illegals have ruined any chance California had to get turned around, it's a sinking ship.[/QUOTE]

[URL="http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/finally-2000-tj-slow-build-very-slow-947018/"]My 2000 Silverstone TJ Build[/URL]
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