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post #1771 of 4124 Old 09-06-2013, 09:44 PM
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It was scary to tow over 55 or so . I plan on figuring it out tomorrow , and it seems like the general consensus is not enough tongue weight . I have a truck rented , so its going West one way or the other on Monday

Why do I get the feeling the trailer is getting sprayed blue ?

...

It would look really nice behind my truck. I will probably just build another bed for a trailer sometime next year.

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It would look really nice behind my truck. I will probably just build another bed for a trailer sometime next year.
The two of them together would confuse a lot of people

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post #1773 of 4124 Old 09-06-2013, 09:52 PM
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The two of them together would confuse a lot of people
The truck already confuses people and its not even been out of the garage except to be painted.
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The truck already confuses people and its not even been out of the garage except to be painted.
As clean as your fabrication is you should tell people that it was a rare factory option from 1996 only ...

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As clean as your fabrication is you should tell people that it was a rare factory option from 1996 only ...
^^^ this


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As clean as your fabrication is you should tell people that it was a rare factory option from 1996 only ...
Yeah since there are no 1996 Jeeps out there.

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Yeah since there are no 1996 Jeeps out there.

I thought it had a nice ring to it

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post #1778 of 4124 Old 09-07-2013, 05:00 PM
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Any ride difference between the springs?

Your OME springs have a home yet?

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Your OME springs have a home yet?
If he would ever come wheeling with me they would!
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post #1780 of 4124 Old 09-07-2013, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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Any ride difference between the springs?

Your OME springs have a home yet?
I will be able to tell you the ride difference tomorrow after church . Theres been a lot of people that want the springs , but I live in the middle of nowhere so they are here for a while .
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If he would ever come wheeling with me they would!
I thought you were joking ? Do you really want them ?

Made some progress on the cold air intake .

Cardboard mock up .

Cut and contoured to the cowl .

Corner is welded , but I dont have any light gauge steel to make the top out of . Once this is done I will cut the hole for the filter and brace it with angle . This way I can use a stock filter , but still fold my windshield down.

If your interested in making one of your own JScherbs cool cowl is where I took a lot of inspiration from .

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I thought you were joking ? Do you really want them ?
Yessir.
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This is how the LJ sits as of today on 35 BFG's with 3" Savvy springs and a 1" body lift . When I went to 35s the LJ felt loose on the OME's , but the Savvy's have given the crispness back that disappeared . I wasn't sure what to expect of the Savvy springs as I have had OME's for so long but so far I am pleasantly surprised .The LJ still rides great and soaks up the bumps both big and small with no issues .

On a different note I figured out whats wrong with the trailer . I went through the list of suggestions and most of y'all guessed it right . It towed just fine behind the LJ all the way up to 65 mph with the "small" addition of a 80lb bag of concrete . So yes a lack of tongue weight seems to have been the culprit . I guess I will be purchasing the tongue box for it sooner than later now .

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Sexy.

If it's worth doing, then it's worth overdoing.

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Looks pretty nice GB.

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Sexy.
Thanks , its starting to look like something
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Looks pretty nice GB.
Thanks again , once the beadlocks are back on it I think it will look even better . Then theres the whole paint matched trailer on matching rims and 35s to add to the equation .


Speaking of paint matched trailer , here's the tub ready to head West in the morning . I tried like heck to get the entire trailer in the back of the truck , but in the end the tub had to be removed from the frame to fit in the bed. Theres cribbing underneath that raises the tub up to clear the wheel wells . In the end it will be well worth it , but right now I am whooped !

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