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Unread 05-02-2013, 08:56 PM   #361
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No Hydro Assist? Still on my "next to do as $ allows" list!

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Unread 05-02-2013, 09:20 PM   #362
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The orange with the black looks killer.
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Unread 05-02-2013, 11:38 PM   #363
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The jeep is looking great. Its nice seeing how all these quality products come together
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Unread 05-03-2013, 07:28 AM   #364
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Looks good but hate the wheels personally. When do the rear flares go on?
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Unread 05-03-2013, 08:02 AM   #365
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Looks good but hate the wheels personally. When do the rear flares go on?
You may have noticed a couple things. The front flares went on after the work inside the fender was done, the back is the same way.

Personal taste aside, those are M/T Challenger wheels hot forged by Alcoa and they are right at 20 lbs each for a 16x8 rim.

I had another set I sold for the very fair price of 750 for 5 and they haven't been made in at least 10 years. I bought those for her in 01 and they were 175 each back then.
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Unread 05-03-2013, 08:03 AM   #366
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I'll cancel MountainMan out I freaking love that you went with some old-school looking slot rims. I pretty much bought my 77 Cherokee on the look of those rims alone. Everything about this rig is completely full of awesome.
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Unread 05-03-2013, 08:06 AM   #367
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No Hydro Assist? Still on my "next to do as $ allows" list!
It is fully set up for it. The reinforcement plate for the front face of the stabilizer trackbar mount is already installed and welded on. The hole is drilled on the underside. I could get the assist cylinder installed in a couple of hours if I was in a hurry. We'll see.
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Unread 05-03-2013, 09:20 AM   #368
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I'll cancel MountainMan out I freaking love that you went with some old-school looking slot rims. I pretty much bought my 77 Cherokee on the look of those rims alone. Everything about this rig is completely full of awesome.
I agree! Everything about this Jeep is on target Blaine!
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Unread 05-03-2013, 10:02 AM   #369
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on the Alcoa's.
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Unread 05-03-2013, 06:30 PM   #370
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Next time you buy a Rancho steering stabilizer. Buy the 20-30 dollar cheaper Monroe stabilizer that is the exact stabilizer with black paint on it. I compared them at Pep Boys.
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your money will go farther in College Station.
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Unread 05-03-2013, 08:21 PM   #371
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Next time you buy a Rancho steering stabilizer. Buy the 20-30 dollar cheaper Monroe stabilizer that is the exact stabilizer with black paint on it. I compared them at Pep Boys.
Haha this will provide for an interesting response
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Unread 05-03-2013, 09:18 PM   #372
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No... Just no...
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Unread 05-03-2013, 10:20 PM   #373
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Haha this will provide for an interesting response
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No... Just no...
I'm limp wristed. Possibly, but I did compare the two at Pepboys and they appear to be the exact same thing.
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Unread 05-03-2013, 10:20 PM   #374
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Next time you buy a Rancho steering stabilizer. Buy the 20-30 dollar cheaper Monroe stabilizer that is the exact stabilizer with black paint on it. I compared them at Pep Boys.
I like what I like. I've used the Rancho piece for years and it has served me well plus, Rancho takes care of us when we need something.

There are cheaper control arms, I like the Savvy stuff and wanted to show them off.

Fox has been good to me and I'm sure if Wayne and I put our heads together, we could make a cheaper version work as well.

Smittybilt makes a very cheap soft top, I opted to patiently wait until an affordable NIB OEM top came up on Craig's List.

The number of folks who have knocked off the Johnny Joint by our friend John Currie is nearly endless, but John takes care of us, I wouldn't think of using another joint on this build.

Several companies have knocked off the Poly shock mounts, many of them cheaper but I use Poly for two reasons, one is the engineer is the only one out of all the knock offs that called and asked the ins and out of how and why I did the first outboarding so he could apply it to their product. Second is Poly has been very good to us over the years, so I have no issue using and showing off their product.

So no, I won't be attempting to save a few bucks even if it was the identical product with a different paint color.
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Unread 05-03-2013, 11:01 PM   #375
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That was a nice little edit you did there with the limp wristed. Lol I just pulled a spare Monroe I had out of the box and your Rancho is a little different than the one I observed. You're is necked down on both ends. Prolly a HD model compared to the regular.
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