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post #541 of 607 Old 04-06-2010, 07:37 PM
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hey man I was just reading through your thread and I saw that you used the rustoleum epoxy appliance paint and I was wondering how it held up? UV durability? Do you think it would be okay for large items i.e. Corners and fenders?

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post #542 of 607 Old 04-06-2010, 07:49 PM
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thats how you break stuff chief. i know that automatic makes things easy, but they never said you had to hump the rock to get over it.
I know the Rokmen Skid held up to the punishment. Please tell me it did?

Great vid too. I know it was last July but I just seen it.

Thats one good looking LJ. and I am not a big fan of LJs.
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post #543 of 607 Old 04-06-2010, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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2006Sport - All I did on the wheels was clean them real quick and paint. A little scotch brite pad where the powdercoat was still all there too. I used a can of Duplicolor Wheel Coating left over from when I attempted to paint my Classic Locks.

Yukon- I found the doors on a local club forum. They were in very good condition, and I paid $200 for the set. I got a good deal, and sorry but they aren't for sale.

Recoil- The appliance epoxy has held up pretty well. I haven't given my rear bumper (where I used the paint) a good clean lately, but I don't believe there has been much fading. It looks as you would imagine a rear bumper would after about year of weathering and wheeling. I would use it again. I don't want to tell you it will be perfect for corners, but I believe it would be fine; Not sure it would be any better than regular rustoleum though.

JHendrix - Thanks for the compliments, I appreciate it! Your rig is coming along great as well. The Rokmen skid actually was bent slightly, but nothing too serious. That ledge was just a stupid idea...

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post #544 of 607 Old 05-02-2010, 08:32 PM
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hey man your jeep is truly amazing!

i was wondering if you could give me some input on how you feel about that OME lift? im considering buying one of these and just wanted some feedback about it. also what control arms where you running before you got the RE ones? if they were aftermarket which set do you like better? how does the lift perform? and how is the on road handling and ride?

thanks for any help

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post #545 of 607 Old 05-03-2010, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
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Well, when I bought the jeep, the OME lift was already on it, so I can't compare it to stock. As far as I know though, the ride feels good, I can't complain. Others have noted how good of a ride it is compared to their's. Before the RE arms, I just had stock arms and I don't recall feeling much of a difference after the change. Thanks for the compliments.

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post #546 of 607 Old 05-03-2010, 01:56 PM
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how did it flex with the stock arms compared to the RE arms?
also do you know what weight load springs you have? i noticed they have light medium and heavy

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post #547 of 607 Old 05-04-2010, 07:16 AM Thread Starter
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Heavy Duty springs.

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Not too much of a difference in flex, I really just needed something that could hold up to being dragged over rocks.

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griff man,
i dig your lj,
its basically the reason i want one haha

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you're limited by your wheel base on how much flex you can get. though the benefit of the RE arms over the stock ones is that you wont be ripping CA brackets off

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Or destroy the arms in the rocks. Also limited by the shocks and stock trackbars...

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post #552 of 607 Old 06-11-2010, 12:54 PM
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you're limited by your wheel base on how much flex you can get. though the benefit of the RE arms over the stock ones is that you wont be ripping CA brackets off
What do you mean by that? If he had a shorter wheel base he would get more flex?

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Definately not ^. I'm not quite sure what he means either, i've never heard of a longer wheelbase limiting flex.

I "out-flexed" a friend in a SWB TJ on long arms and 4" with stock arms and 2". Both on 33's, on that RTI ramp pictured above...

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post #554 of 607 Old 06-12-2010, 11:57 AM
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rti numbers are based on the distance up the ramp campared to the wheel base so if he has the same amount of flex as a swb jeep because the suspension is the same then his rti number would be lower but actual flex not so much

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post #555 of 607 Old 09-04-2010, 09:42 AM
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Man I really wish I got an LJ...Like others have said it really does look like a Scrambler w/ those soft doors. I like the black and white you got going on, looks really good, any updates??
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