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Unread 07-09-2012, 08:20 AM   #1411
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I like the canyons too, but I may have missed it are you swapping tires as well?

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Unread 07-09-2012, 08:25 AM   #1412
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BUUUUUUUUUUUT now that I've seen how your TNT's turned out, well let's just say I've got some deciding to to do. Such a classy look. Personally, I'd paint the fender flare extension with bedliner to balance out the black of the rear flare (maybe this is because I have like six cans of bedliner laying around).

That's good news on the warranty for that track bar. I got a pair of them with this last lift kit I bought and have yet to install but the rear one is not adjustable and the front one has old bushings/joint. I keep weighing it out...JKS or Currie?
I think my problem with the Rokmens are a) that they're only available in hy-line, b) that you have to weld them yourself, and c) that it's $600 for the kit that includes the inner fender that you STILL have to pay shipping on and STILL have to weld yourself. For the same price as the TNT standard line set which is already welded.

I thought about doing the outer trim of the flare black like James' Pumpkinator build, but decided against it. Maybe someday if I have to touch up the paint that's what I'll do.

As far as the track bar? People swear by the JKS. Currie's rear has only been on the market for a few months now, and I'm not up to date on the features/price difference between the JKS 151B ($184) and the Currie at $300. If I was going to buy a new one to replace the R.C. bar that I just got for free, it'd probably just be the JKS.
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Unread 07-09-2012, 08:26 AM   #1413
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I like the canyons too, but I may have missed it are you swapping tires as well?
Nope. Just wheels. I love my A/Ts and got an insane deal on them so until they're worn down to the inner ply, I shall rock them hard

That being said, MTRs are next.
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Unread 07-09-2012, 09:39 AM   #1414
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I think my problem with the Rokmens are a) that they're only available in hy-line, b) that you have to weld them yourself, and c) that it's $600 for the kit that includes the inner fender that you STILL have to pay shipping on and STILL have to weld yourself. For the same price as the TNT standard line set which is already welded.

I thought about doing the outer trim of the flare black like James' Pumpkinator build, but decided against it. Maybe someday if I have to touch up the paint that's what I'll do.

As far as the track bar? People swear by the JKS. Currie's rear has only been on the market for a few months now, and I'm not up to date on the features/price difference between the JKS 151B ($184) and the Currie at $300. If I was going to buy a new one to replace the R.C. bar that I just got for free, it'd probably just be the JKS.
This is why you've had me swayed, Ryan. I really liked the look and the beef of the Rokmen's and I've got welding covered no problem. The thing is...the look of those TNT's and the ease-for-price is almost a no-brainer. It would also give me a chance to test out the color-match I've seen on the market for my factory blue paint. This should give me sufficient drinking-while-paint-drying time.

The Pumpkinator build is right where I got the idea for the black trim on the flare. Love that look. Awesome build thread too.

Have been leaning toward JKS because of price and the plethora of great reviews from members. Their Quicker Disco's are the next best thing to an anti-rock IMHO.
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Unread 07-09-2012, 12:32 PM   #1415
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New track bar is in. Broke a Wal-Mart rachet strap trying to crank it over while the remaining 4-links of suspension were all connected. I think (my measurements suck) that it still needs to move over a half inch or so, but that's something I can do when I've got access to more HD straps. At this point I'm just happy it's connected. Not sure when it became disconnected, but it might have explained the weird steering I was having the other day on a main road around 40 mph. Only other things to do today are to get a new nut for a rear UCA.

Mark my words- before the year is out I will be on Currie arms in the back as well. I can't for the life of me understand why my rear axle is centered in the wheel well running on stock lowers, but I should count my blessings.

Pics to come later now that the rocker panels are back installed. I think I'm going to wash it and take it for a photo shoot
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Unread 07-09-2012, 05:46 PM   #1416
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So lets call these photos "the halfway point of Build Stage 3".















And my favorite:

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Unread 07-09-2012, 06:38 PM   #1417
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Looking good! The fenders really complete the look on the front end. Nice work on the paint too.
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Unread 07-09-2012, 08:47 PM   #1418
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Looks good. As far as the JKS TB is concerned, mine has been fine. I will let you know if I have any issues Wednesday.
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Unread 07-09-2012, 10:21 PM   #1419
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Great looking jeep dude. I love those bumpers.
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Unread 07-09-2012, 10:42 PM   #1420
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I just cant get over how awesome the jeep looks!
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Unread 07-09-2012, 10:51 PM   #1421
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Ryan, i think your jeep is done for right now, let me catch up hahaha
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Unread 07-10-2012, 07:55 AM   #1422
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Looking good! The fenders really complete the look on the front end. Nice work on the paint too.
Thanks! I couldn't agree more

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Looks good. As far as the JKS TB is concerned, mine has been fine. I will let you know if I have any issues Wednesday.
Thanks Shaun! Glad to hear yours has been doing well. I've yet to hear a bad thing about them so I bet you're in for a good run!

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Great looking jeep dude. I love those bumpers.
Thanks! Front is the Rampage Recovery bumper, and the rear is a SRC Crawler that I hacked up and turned into a tire carrier. Both have served extremely well

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I just cant get over how awesome the jeep looks!...
Ryan, i think your jeep is done for right now, let me catch up hahaha
The second part of your post is hysterical. Thanks for the compliments Andrew, and your Jeep is certainly coming along! Getting an 8.8 under there will be a huge step towards building in the direction you want my friend. Are you going to make it out to MaBell with us in two weeks?
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Unread 07-10-2012, 10:05 PM   #1423
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Was there something posted on the club site? I must have missed it. I'll look into it. I might possibly ask my boss of we can have a pizza party out behind the shop. It might work
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Unread 07-10-2012, 10:43 PM   #1424
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I like the Canyons...a lot. Especially on your rig. True, I run soft 8's and love them, but man that photoshop looks awesome.
When I looked at the second picture I thought "Oh damn, he already got the Canyon's installed."

Then I realized it was photoshopped.

This would be slightly less embarrassing had I not been the one that did the photoshopping.



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Awesome feedback on the Canyons.
You already know what my vote is lol
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Was there something posted on the club site? I must have missed it. I'll look into it. I might possibly ask my boss of we can have a pizza party out behind the shop. It might work
Postings on the club site, and an e-mail newsletter this AM. It's out around Central MA so you'll be closer than many of us. As far as the BBQ, thank you for the offer but I've got to keep it closer to the main group of people, you know?

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...had I not been the one that did the photoshopping.
Genius. And thank you for the backspacing info. I didn't know if I should get 1.25" or 1.5" but since the Soft-8s are 4" I'll get the 1.5" spacers to bring me right back where I am now. Should work out okay. I'm off to Maine for work but the guy and I are doing the swap next week.
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