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Unread 06-08-2013, 08:52 PM   #1816
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Just read through this entire thread, couple day process nevertheless time well spent. You Sir have a done a wonderful job, hope to see your rig in Boston at one point. Kudos.
Thank you for the kind words

Jeep never ventures into Boston (rarely, at least) as when I work in the city it gets valeted and most of the hotel guys hate me since it doesn't fit in the garages. Feel free to look over at North Shore Jeeps' (link in sig) if you're looking for a good group of local guys.

It's nice to know people still read this!

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Unread 06-08-2013, 08:54 PM   #1817
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Lookin good! HD pics look sweet!

I haven't been on here much, I should probably update/make a new build thread for my jeep and make it worthy of reading through. I am/was a little too "noobish" in my current build thread on here. But I think I may be past that point haha
I've noticed you haven't! And yeah, a new build thread is worth while. I keep it going here since it's the only full account of my TJ... someday I'll get it printed in paper form. Start a new one, sum up the first few years and then start with the new stuff now. You've come a long way.

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Unread 06-08-2013, 09:06 PM   #1818
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Hey.......nice ongoing build. Few questions for ya since I havent had the time to read entire thread.

A. Why did you need those magnetic mudflaps? Did you fail inspection because the falres dont fully cover?

Magnetics were necessary because the flares didn't fully cover the tires. That wasn't why I failed, but the guy who passed it was willing to be lenient if I fixed a few blatant things.

B. Surprised you didn't look into doing 6" flares?

Hell no! I think anything beyond 3" is ugly as sin. Even 4.5" was too much for me. I really don't care about the inspection laws, and as Janesy said earlier in the thread, it's not a huge problem to pass, it's just about finding the right person.

C. Your running 15x8's........whats the BSing on em?
Backspacing on the Canyon rims (OEM from Jeep) is 5.5".

D. Did you have to run extra spacers on the steering stops or can you fully turn without rubbing? Pics?
Said 5.5" backspacing is accommodated by 1.25" wheel spacers, American made and purchased on eBay.

E. Do you plan on regearing soon? 4.10's seem a bit high for 35's.

4.10 is great. I average 17-18 MPGs, run low RPMs on the highway, and have enough get-up-and-go when necessary. Also have never had a problem on the trails with lack of torque or anything.There's actually a surprising amount of built rigs on here that have 4.10s...

F. You did an 8.8 in the rear.......why vs. a D44? Cost?
Cost, accessibility, etc. I had it built by East Coast Gear Supply in North Carolina. I built it how I needed it, and picked it up when I moved from Orlando back to Boston in 2011. It cost me $800 out the door for the axle, 4.10 gearing (most sought after gearing they offer) new e-brake shoes, a Limited slip, and a SOLID diff cover. Can't beat that.... and Chase who owns the place is a stand up guy to do business with.

G. Trutrac in the front HP30?
Yes. Was there more to this question?

H. You did the ZJ tierod upgrade........is the draglink stock? Pics? There is some confusion that the ZJ draglink is identical to the TJ one..........but the few places I looked into have completely different part #'s for them. I'd like to do this upgrade soon.
Draglink is stock. Replaced, but stock grade. I probably got it from a ZJ. Who knows, it was a while ago. ZJ tie rod is worth it. Currie steering is probably worth it too.

I. How much bumpstopping did you have to add front and rear?
Stock in the front and whatever came with the lift kit in the rear. Sorry, don't know the details off the top of my head.

J. WHat shocks are you running, and what the compressed and extended lengths front and rear.
Whatever came with the lift. I've never paid much attention to that stuff. The rig performs flawlessly and does everything I ask of it. Numbers don't mean that much to me in that scenario. Someday I'll get Bilsteins and be all savvy about measurements.

Thanks! Looks good.

Hope that helps you a bit. Ask anything else ya want! Sorry for the ones I don't have great answers to haha
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Unread 06-09-2013, 08:41 AM   #1819
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Hope that helps you a bit. Ask anything else ya want! Sorry for the ones I don't have great answers to haha
Sort of..........what "lift kit" exactly did you get? You look to have a mix n match setup from your profile. I know you run 3" coils..........but the shocks? If you're running 3" lift kit, there is a REALLY good chance your beating the snot out of your shocks and bottoming them out, especially off road. Most shocks for lifted jeeps have a compressed length thats significantly greater than the 13.5" clearance your vehicle allows on stock bumpstopping in the front. Rear is potentially even worse, which is why I was asking.
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Unread 06-10-2013, 12:52 PM   #1820
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Sort of..........what "lift kit" exactly did you get? You look to have a mix n match setup from your profile. I know you run 3" coils..........but the shocks? If you're running 3" lift kit, there is a REALLY good chance your beating the snot out of your shocks and bottoming them out, especially off road. Most shocks for lifted jeeps have a compressed length thats significantly greater than the 13.5" clearance your vehicle allows on stock bumpstopping in the front. Rear is potentially even worse, which is why I was asking.
Coils are BDS. Shocks are as well... they're almost 6 years old, and are probably well past their expiration date. But they work, the Jeep drives fine on road and off, compression isn't a problem to the fenders or axle or anything, etc.
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Unread 06-30-2013, 04:39 PM   #1821
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Did some wheeling over the past week, once scouting and once with the club.




















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Unread 06-30-2013, 04:39 PM   #1822
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Waiting for some of the guys to send me pictures of my rig, since I was taking pictures of everyone else the whole time
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Unread 06-30-2013, 05:14 PM   #1823
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Wow man, some pretty deep water out there! Pictures came out great!
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That water crossing looks Deeeeep
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Unread 06-30-2013, 05:45 PM   #1825
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Craig in the JKU (his first run with us) was stuck for quite a while. Hood went under more than once.


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Craig in the JKU (his first run with us) was stuck for quite a while. Hood went under more than once.
That is way deeper than I would want to mess with .Is it always that deep ?
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It's looking really good. Inspections are a joke here. My sticker expired 4/11 and I haven't had issues.
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It's looking really good. Inspections are a joke here. My sticker expired 4/11 and I haven't had issues.
In NC you cant get stickers for your tags unless you have had your vehicle inspected within 90 days . I hate it...
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That is way deeper than I would want to mess with .Is it always that deep ?
The water crossing photos are actually a road, next to a lake, that is flooded. Technically it's the trail. I'm sure in the later months of the year it's just a rocky crossing... but the JKs hood being under water really put it in perspective. The photo of mine going through was taken in the same spot (going the other direction) and getting hung up on the same rocks he did. I'm not a fan of water coming through the floor though so I got the f out of there!

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It's looking really good. Inspections are a joke here. My sticker expired 4/11 and I haven't had issues.
Thank you my friend. Yeah, after 9 months with the Rejection I figured I might as well try to pass. I think the windshield lights helped block the sticker from being seen which probably made it easier.

You should come out on a trail run with us sometime.
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The water crossing photos are actually a road, next to a lake, that is flooded. Technically it's the trail. I'm sure in the later months of the year it's just a rocky crossing... but the JKs hood being under water really put it in perspective. The photo of mine going through was taken in the same spot (going the other direction) and getting hung up on the same rocks he did. I'm not a fan of water coming through the floor though so I got the f out of there!

Thank you my friend. Yeah, after 9 months with the Rejection I figured I might as well try to pass. I think the windshield lights helped block the sticker from being seen which probably made it easier.

You should come out on a trail run with us sometime.
Once I figure out my steering issue I would be game. I just finished my long arm so I do need a shakedown run.
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