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Unread 08-14-2010, 01:41 PM   #31
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Another quick update:

Started painting the Savvy bumper today because I didn't like the smoothe medium gloss finish that was on it. Sanded it down a good bit and got started, too hot to finish it up though so will wait for a day in the 80's versus today being 103 + heat index.




Needs a little more sanding and probably 2 or so more coats to be completely consistent. Using the same texture coat I used on the hard top. Will say one thing though, the stuff is durable. Sanding away at spots that I wasn't happy with is a task to say the least. Just doesn't like to come off.

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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 08-14-2010, 10:59 PM   #32
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i still have the stock headlights and hate how dim the low beam is!! I just got newer wheels and rims for it tonight and installed tonight... man what a difference!! couldnt believe how well the tires go with the jeep!!
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Unread 08-15-2010, 07:31 PM   #33
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if u think ur going to build a uber jeep in less then 4 to 6 yrs ur wrong and u need to give up now
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Unread 08-16-2010, 11:56 AM   #34
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if u think ur going to build a uber jeep in less then 4 to 6 yrs ur wrong and u need to give up now

Umm, what?

I'm really diggin' this build! My build is a slow one too, looks like your headed in the right direction!
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Unread 08-16-2010, 04:38 PM   #35
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if u think ur going to build a uber jeep in less then 4 to 6 yrs ur wrong and u need to give up now
liek oh em gee! u r so smahrt! i bow 2 ur knawletch!
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Umm, what?

I'm really diggin' this build! My build is a slow one too, looks like your headed in the right direction!
Haha thanks, it's taken me 2 years to really start focusing on the build but, should be lifted (if only 2 1/2"), locked, caged and ready to kick some *** by this time next year, though I fully expect to be re-geared and on 35s by New Years, as the saying goes though, God willing and the creek don't rise

Like your old XJ btw, reminds me of what mine used to be, and then I stupidly traded it for a G35 .... /facepalm
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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 08-17-2010, 06:39 PM   #36
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So the sliders arrived today. They're heavy, sturdy, welds seem good. Few chips on the paint but that doesn't bother me because I intend on hitting it all with a coat of matte black textured rustoleum anyhow. Now just waiting on the fenders and lift, then September to get here so I can get the Jeep back from Dallas and get all this crap thrown on it and out of my living room haha




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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 08-18-2010, 08:16 AM   #37
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Thanks... I miss that XJ a lot. But I would miss my TJ if I sold it, so I am keeping it. Other than the finish on your sliders, I think you should be pleased with them. I really like mine and I plan to "use" them this weekend.
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Unread 08-18-2010, 09:22 AM   #38
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Thanks... I miss that XJ a lot. But I would miss my TJ if I sold it, so I am keeping it. Other than the finish on your sliders, I think you should be pleased with them. I really like mine and I plan to "use" them this weekend.
Hopefully I'll get to use mine come the later part of September haha, better those than the factory gas tank skid... again... Think I added an extra dimple to it last run
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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 08-18-2010, 09:32 AM   #39
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Haha I got a Tomken gas tank skid for cheap a while back I am gonna try to get put on this week. Anything is better than the factory gas tank so-called skid.
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Unread 08-20-2010, 01:10 PM   #40
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Haha I got a Tomken gas tank skid for cheap a while back I am gonna try to get put on this week. Anything is better than the factory gas tank so-called skid.
Yea, gonna order a PSC tank skid after I get the lift and tires on. I figure it's the same price as everything else, and hell, PSC is good stuff.

Decided to scrap the RC X-Series 2.5Ē idea over the last day or so. Ultimately decided on the Heavy Duty OME 2 ĹĒ and gonna get a set of Currie adjustable upper and lower CAs at a later date.

Costs less up front, more in the long run though. But in the end, Iíll have a much higher quality suspension setup (though I must say I am quite impressed with how RC has been improving their quality.) Iíd just rather not risk premature breakage/sag etc. by spending the extra buck up front, instead of spending it anyways to replace parts that failed on the trail. Much easier to do it all in one go than to replace it over and over and without the luxury of a garage/proper tools haha.

Intended on running an SYE regardless of suspension setup so the fact that Iíll be adding the SYE isnít going to cost me anything more than I had initially intended on spending. I figure in the long run Iíll be shelling out around 6-800 more but, if it gives me that extra peace of mind, I think itís worth it.
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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 08-29-2010, 08:47 PM   #41
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I just got the delta quad bar headlights... i like them alot and trying to figyre out what to do with the low output auxillary bulb built in the lens... kinda nice idea...
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Unread 10-10-2010, 07:02 PM   #42
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So.... Finally got my goodies on! Now to get the flat fenders, winch plate and winch on

Rick's Jeep on the left, and mine with the new stinger bumper on the right


The sliders, also take note of the massive difference in height. He's running the RE LA with a 2" body on NITTO 35x12.5 tires paired with pro-comp 16" wheels. It's quite an animal.


The Savvy bumper also note the freebie class 3 hitch that Rick donated to me!


And from the front again.


Close up on the rear bumper


From the rear corner.


Rick working Diligently.


And a slightly wider angle


Found a visitor on my rear tire too..



Had to do a little modification to the brackets for the rear bumper, but everything lined up great! All in all, I'm happy! Just a side note, contrary to other people's experience, the Smittybilt Stinger bumper lined up perfectly. Was the easiest part of the whole Saturday project. Sliders were fairly simple as well, but cutting those damn body supports simply sucked! Enjoy!
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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 10-13-2010, 12:28 AM   #43
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Edit: Am left with a difficult and vexing decision here. Still certain I want to flat/tube fender it, though part of me wants metalcloaks. I can't help but think how bad *** they look, but then again, I'm not certain it would look right/match the rest of my armor... That and the fact that with the appropriate flare, they'd be over twice the cost of the standard flat fenders I'm aiming for. Damn you money, quit burning a hole in my pocket!

Opinions? Ideas?
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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 10-13-2010, 07:47 AM   #44
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wow... looks good and im loving all the armor. i had that bumper in mind and now that ive seen this i think it looks sharp my mind is set! those sliders and rear corners look great too. nice jeep!
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Unread 10-13-2010, 07:50 AM   #45
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oh and as far as tube fenders go.. i got some Smittybilt XRC tubes with the 3" flare a couple of wees ago i just havent gotten to put them on yet. they are the same finish as the bumper you have and look sturdy, i think they would go well with you current mods.
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