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Unread 05-09-2013, 09:42 AM   #391
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Yall aren't doing any rear fender trimming? What brand are those back up lights? They are nice!

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Unread 05-09-2013, 08:37 PM   #392
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Yall aren't doing any rear fender trimming? What brand are those back up lights? They are nice!
Trimming for what reason? The rear 12" travel Fox Reservoir shocks have 6.75" of uptravel as it sits now. The bolt on the angled trackbar bracket misses the front of the gas tank skid by about 3/8".

At full stuff, the tires just miss the rear of the wheel opening, and at full articulation, almost rub.

The bumpstops which are split top and bottom are at the point where the upper hits on the forward half of the lower and is in danger of being too far forward on the lower if it went any further rearward.

The lights are from Andrew who was mentioned earlier in the thread. They are very bright and very easy to mount in that spot. Being the current draw is so minimal with them being LED, I was able to just hook them into the current back up light wire going to the Savvy Tail Lights which greatly simplified the wiring.
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Unread 05-09-2013, 09:03 PM   #393
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i really like the drive by braille corner reinforcements on the front savvy
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Unread 05-11-2013, 12:55 AM   #394
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did you guys do any prep work to the frame before spraying it? any sanding?
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Unread 05-11-2013, 03:21 PM   #395
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did you guys do any prep work to the frame before spraying it? any sanding?
Scotchbrite. I have many grades and textures in their hand pads and use them as needed. Essentially if the frame has a light film of dirt on it, you use the scotchbrite to remove it like you were scrubbing the frame and then blow the dust off. It's ready to shoot after that.
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Unread 05-11-2013, 03:23 PM   #396
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Yall aren't doing any rear fender trimming? What brand are those back up lights? They are nice!
The back-up lights were tested last night and they fully rock. Probably one of my favorite things about this rig is being able to see very well when in reverse and the current draw is so low you don't need a relay or anything else but to tap into the back up light feed going to the tail lights.
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Unread 05-11-2013, 03:27 PM   #397
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The back-up lights were tested last night and they fully rock. Probably one of my favorite things about this rig is being able to see very well when in reverse and the current draw is so low you don't need a relay or anything else but to tap into the back up light feed going to the tail lights.
Where did you get them? I am in need of a pair.
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Unread 05-11-2013, 04:19 PM   #398
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Come on Taylor the man has already answered this question To bad there is surely an invasion of flies at CC it's time for a run
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Unread 05-11-2013, 04:36 PM   #399
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The back-up lights were tested last night and they fully rock. Probably one of my favorite things about this rig is being able to see very well when in reverse and the current draw is so low you don't need a relay or anything else but to tap into the back up light feed going to the tail lights.
Nice way to quote my questions and answer neither.
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Unread 05-11-2013, 05:13 PM   #400
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Come on Taylor the man has already answered this question To bad there is surely an invasion of flies at CC it's time for a run
I'm on my phone, I missed the first post. I figured they were from Andrew.

And yes we do.

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Nice way to quote my questions and answer neither.
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Unread 05-12-2013, 08:21 AM   #401
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Rear Bumper and Savvy Gas Tank Skid



I love the Black Gas Tank Skid, and the Back Up Lights are so bright they scare the people behind me when I back up and they honk at me I could not figure out why they were honking, I wasn't anywhere near anybody. They stopped honking at me when I put the Jeep in drive.
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Unread 05-12-2013, 08:47 AM   #402
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Rear Flares on too.



I drove my Jeep for the first time last Friday. It is an awesome ride, comfortable, and it handles extremely well at 75 mph on the freeway at 2500 rpm.

I love the Black and Orange together

We put the winch rope on yesterday, I'll get a picture of that later and post it up and we added a Best Top Headliner under the soft top to help keep it cooler this summer.

I need to finish the detailing and re-pack all of my gear in the back.

I am so grateful that mrblaine knows how to build amazing Jeeps, his expertise on suspensions design, brakes and steering systems creates a really smooth ride and a Jeep that handles well, drives true and doesn't have any bad habits. I'm one lucky girl!

I want to send a special Thank you to Joe, Mike and Collin who donated some of their time to working on my Jeep. And special Thank You to Ricky for the cool new stuff, I love all of it.

And to Andrew for selling me some of the brightest lights ever!

SavvyOffRoad.com makes the best bolt-on Aluminum products, and my Jeep thanks me for not overloading my suspension and drive train. Heavier parts cause more wear and tear. I wanted a light and nimble Jeep. I got just what I asked for
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Unread 05-12-2013, 09:08 AM   #403
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Outstanding! I am so happy for you Kat and can't wait to see some pics of it and you on the trails. I've spent many hours following your build and because of it I have completely changed the direction I planned for mine. Thank you!
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Unread 05-12-2013, 10:19 AM   #404
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Who makes that tailgate tire carrier? Plans to run a spare?

I have the same rear bumper and now thinking its probably a good idea to carry a spare tire.
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Unread 05-12-2013, 12:34 PM   #405
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Who makes that tailgate tire carrier? Plans to run a spare?

I have the same rear bumper and now thinking its probably a good idea to carry a spare tire.
its called an Exogate tire carrier. mrblaine starts talking about it here http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/m...1/index13.html
i cant imagine mrblaine going through the trouble of making spacers and cutting it if kat wasnt going to run a spare.

kat, looks amazing! hope you get to put it to good use!
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