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Unread 11-10-2011, 06:22 AM   #121
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Looking great! Immense transformation with the 35s.

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Cleaning this thing up is similar to a slightly abused pornstar throwing on a bunch of makeup to try to hide her eternal scars, but I think she doesn't look too bad
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Unread 11-10-2011, 04:20 PM   #122
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Looking great! Immense transformation with the 35s.
Thanks! It sure is getting there!

And more pictures today....

This is the steering setup that Josh fabbed up for me, I quite like its beef though it is limited a bit by my trac bar bolt head so.... gonna see if I can't get a bolt with a smaller head and resolve that issue, or maybe grind more off it.



Where the heims are welded to the 1/4" tube.



Testing it all out on the trails.







Needless to say, I love the way it all performs. Brakes are pristine. And the 4.88s feel awesome, especially now that I can leave it in fifth and still accelerate from 65mph uphill on a 6% grade in the front range. It'll hold 75mph on the same inclines. That and the added benefit of the lower crawl ratio I now have as a result.
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Unread 11-10-2011, 07:30 PM   #123
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Looks sexy!!! Sorry I didn't have time to head up to the mountains with you today.
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Unread 11-10-2011, 08:38 PM   #124
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I have that same set up with my steering.
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Unread 11-10-2011, 08:57 PM   #125
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Looks sexy!!! Sorry I didn't have time to head up to the mountains with you today.
No worries brother, we'll have our chance again. Perhaps when you make your way out to Cali so we can run the Rubi lmao. Again, the steering is tits, thanks a million. Can't wait to bash it on some rocks


yaarrrrr Calven, it's definitely plenty of beef!
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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]

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Unread 12-22-2011, 05:59 PM   #126
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Beautiful Build!!

Now, I wish I could say that I sat here and read every word of this thread, . . . . .but. . . . . well, I just looked at the pics. , So, you may have already answered these questions. If so, just tell me "read the DAMN post!!"

How does the rear body armour line up with the rocker guards? Is there a space, or are they made to mesh-up?

I don't see your license plate on the armour. Are there predrilled holes?

Thanks.
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Unread 12-25-2011, 11:03 PM   #127
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Beautiful Build!!

Now, I wish I could say that I sat here and read every word of this thread, . . . . .but. . . . . well, I just looked at the pics. , So, you may have already answered these questions. If so, just tell me "read the DAMN post!!"

How does the rear body armour line up with the rocker guards? Is there a space, or are they made to mesh-up?

I don't see your license plate on the armour. Are there predrilled holes?

Thanks.
Yes! There certainly are pre-drilled holes on the armor for a license plate. I'm not utilizing them as a result of a temp tag being on the Jeep.

As far as them mating up, that's an additional yes. They corners are manufactured in a way that they'll mate up with most rocker guards as rocker guards tend to be designed around a "template" so to speak, where they have a like angle cut on the ends of them. Pardon if that doesn't make much sense, as I couldn't think of any better way to describe it, but yea they fit together like a puzzle...

Not sure if you can see in this image, but you can see where the two pieces meet up here, they're notched so that they line up and essentially mesh together.



Sidenote: I'm a network engineer supervisor for Cisco so I've moved around the country a lot in the last year, as a result the temp tag continually gets renewed from state to state. I'll finally be getting it tagged in California in the next few months though.

Also, thanks for the compliment(s) on the build!
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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]

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Unread 12-25-2011, 11:41 PM   #128
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Also, If I could ask for the expertise of the JF brigade. I'm debating changing bumpers. I like my Smittybily stinger bumper but now that they've been out on the market for a bit of time, I find that I see them..... everywhere. Kind of ruins the nostalgia of it when you see your aesthetic parts on someone elses rig at a constant rate. I mean yea, I see PSC stingers occasionally.... but in person only maybe twice? Never once seen a Metalcloak frame built in person among other bumpers I'm interested in so anyhow..... I ask this.

I think I want a new bumper... Kind of in a toss up as to what I want. If I go the stinger route I either wanna go with PSC's BFH Trail Stinger Bumper.... $550 shipped



or the Metalcloak frame built with their medium stinger and possibly the grill hoop, likely with stubby ends and the aluminum base. Something similar to the below shown bumper. (shipped would run me around 800ish for what I want)



Alternately if I don't go that route, I love PSCs' Rockbrawler... Which would run me roughly 660-680 shipped.



or as an avid lover of the products from Savvy Offroad, their stubby aluminum bumper is always a nice touch and would set me back roughly 500ish shipped (for the options I want)



Votes? What and why. Extra credit given to those who have seen or owned any of these in person!

Edit: Also if anyone knows whether some of these either would or wouldn't work with a Currie AR, please keep me posted. Of course I'll be phoning around and asking in the coming weeks, but in the mean time if anyone knows it's be dully helpful.
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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]

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Unread 12-26-2011, 12:04 AM   #129
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Awesome build man you really brought the beast out of that stocker!
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Unread 12-26-2011, 12:24 AM   #130
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great build,
As for the bumpers I like the look of the PSCs' Rockbrawler
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Unread 12-26-2011, 11:03 AM   #131
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Yes! There certainly are pre-drilled holes on the armor for a license plate. I'm not utilizing them as a result of a temp tag being on the Jeep.

As far as them mating up, that's an additional yes. They corners are manufactured in a way that they'll mate up with most rocker guards as rocker guards tend to be designed around a "template" so to speak, where they have a like angle cut on the ends of them. Pardon if that doesn't make much sense, as I couldn't think of any better way to describe it, but yea they fit together like a puzzle...

Not sure if you can see in this image, but you can see where the two pieces meet up here, they're notched so that they line up and essentially mesh together.



Sidenote: I'm a network engineer supervisor for Cisco so I've moved around the country a lot in the last year, as a result the temp tag continually gets renewed from state to state. I'll finally be getting it tagged in California in the next few months though.

Also, thanks for the compliment(s) on the build!
Thanks! That is definitely clear.

Good luck getting settled in Cali.
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Unread 12-26-2011, 03:18 PM   #132
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Awesome build man you really brought the beast out of that stocker!
Haha, thanks for the compliment though it's still a work in progress. Still a long way to go.

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great build,
As for the bumpers I like the look of the PSCs' Rockbrawler
I'm sort of leaning towards that myself although I have recently stumbled upon this from Genright which I've taken a liking to.



for 630 shipped.... decisions decisions.

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Thanks! That is definitely clear.

Good luck getting settled in Cali.
Glad I could help! Despite them being Smittybilt (as are my rockers and my stinger bumper) I really like the corners though I've juggled back and forth the idea of getting T&T Hyline rear corners at some point in anticipation of a small stretch. I suppose I'll see what happens and whether I decide to do that, or simply cut into my current corners for the same results. I suppose time will only tell once that day rolls around but for now they suit my needs and suit them quite well.

That said, the Smittybilt corners, as do most of their products, have a few fit and finish things that if you're finicky about it you may not be very satisfied. But for the money you can't really go wrong. I think this winter I'll be removing them and my rockers to sand blast and have painted/powdercoated or a DIY bedliner on them. Still in a tossup on that.
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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 12-29-2011, 04:27 PM   #133
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Soooo I just got back from a drive to the auto parts store and I got a huge wiff of Anti-freeze. Lo and behold I pop the hood and see this....



Sooo out will come the old, and in will go ......



All aluminum, 2 core.
Specs are as follows.

Core: 18 1/2” Tall x 20” Wide
Overall: 23 1/2" Tall x 25 1/2" Wide
inlet 1.25” Pass / outlet 1.5” driver
2.5" Thick Tanks

Basically it's a factory spec all aluminum rad. No sense in premature wear by introducing a radiator that cools more than I need, and thus causes seals etc. to expand and contract more than normal and thus premature wear. Ordered it and should arrive in a number of days. In the mean time, ole Jeep is stationary.
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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]

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Unread 12-29-2011, 06:24 PM   #134
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Sorry to hear about the radiator. Looks like it will result in a much improved upgrade though.

As for the bumpers; I'm partial to the Rockbrawler, but the Genright looks quite sweeeeeet also.

What's to become of your current stinger? Are you looking to sell? If so how much?
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Unread 12-29-2011, 06:53 PM   #135
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Yea, i'll post photos as soon as it delivers. Champion really impressed me as it's already been picked up by FedEx and on it's way to me. I expected it to be tomorrow at the earliest.

Will probably ask 100 for it but to ship it would be expensive and it can be bought for 200 new at 4 wheel parts. If you're local though it may be a an option garnering some practicality.

Oddly, my desire for wanting something else is why i've yet to pull the trigger on a winch and winch plate for it yet lol, good bumper but it's just getting too common for my liking.
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