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post #226 of 732 Old 04-04-2013, 09:29 PM
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Well I've got a Trektop NX on order, and the best part is I didn't pay a cent! I started showing it to my Parents and before I could finish they were asking if I want it for my birthday. So of course I said hell yea! However I honestly think it's self serving on there part, considering they were more excited about it than I was!
That should take care of the hardtop storage question also then! double score. That's a cool gift. My mom is an RN, and I MIGHT get a $20 shirt. That I will intentionally forget at her house...... i'm spiteful.

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That should take care of the hardtop storage question also then! double score.
That's actually why I was showing it to them. They've been kind enough to let me live with them for now and the don't have alot of extra storage. So me showing it to them was really a sales pitch of sorts to see what they would say about my hard top. Their response, "We'll figure it out when the soft top gets here."

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That's a cool gift. My mom is an RN, and I MIGHT get a $20 shirt. That I will intentionally forget at her house...... i'm spiteful.
That sucks. I count myself as very lucky that I have such a good relationship with my parents. I hate when they spend this much money on me, but they insisted. I think they might be trying to make up for missing my birthday the last 2 years.
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post #228 of 732 Old 04-05-2013, 05:26 AM
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That sucks. I count myself as very lucky that I have such a good relationship with my parents. I hate when they spend this much money on me, but they insisted. I think they might be trying to make up for missing my birthday the last 2 years.
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post #229 of 732 Old 04-05-2013, 07:45 AM
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Thats a kickass bday present. Something tells me I won't he so lucky when I try hinting at a welder to my parents. In all honesty I hate when any of my family insists on gifting me money.

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Was digging around the picture part of the forum trying to see what my Jeep might look like with 33x12.5 M/TR Ks and found these pictures.

This Jeep has a RC 2.5 and 1.25BL, pretty close to what I'll be running. I think it looks pretty BA. Really makes me want to say screw it and grab a set of 33" M/TR Ks and Spidertrax wheel spacers to go with the rest of the stuff I'm throwing on the Jeep...



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post #231 of 732 Old 04-06-2013, 06:28 AM
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That looks legit!
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While looking at the UCF high clearence skid I noticed the aluminum skid comes in either 1/4" or 3/8". My question to those who have aftermarket skids is 1/4" aluminum sufficient or is it worth it to go with the 3/8"?
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post #233 of 732 Old 04-06-2013, 10:06 PM
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1/4 sufficient without a lot of rocks and belly dragging. Lots of rocks or belly dragging 3/8ths would be nice. The aluminum seems to lose a lot of material when scraped heavily.... probably never an issue though. FWIW, I've managed to bend slightly my 1/4in steel skid. Don't bother me none, and is probably more likely a design issue than a material issue.
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3/8th is stout , but I just read a thread in the TJ section where someone bent the 1/4" UCF aluminum skid pretty bad . The Savvy skid isnt super thick either , but it has the rear crossmember and flanges that add strength .

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1/4 sufficient without a lot of rocks and belly dragging. Lots of rocks or belly dragging 3/8ths would be nice. The aluminum seems to lose a lot of material when scraped heavily.... probably never an issue though. FWIW, I've managed to bend slightly my 1/4in steel skid. Don't bother me none, and is probably more likely a design issue than a material issue.
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3/8th is stout , but I just read a thread in the TJ section where someone bent the 1/4" UCF aluminum skid pretty bad . The Savvy skid isnt super thick either , but it has the rear crossmember and flanges that add strength .
I figure the 1/4" would probably be sufficient, but for only $100 more 3/8" seems like a good piece of mind. I wish the Savvy UA was available for early auto TJ's, but it looks like it's been "in development" for a couple of years with no release in sight.
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Well I've pretty much convinced myself that it would be a really good idea to get some 33's before I measure for new bump stops and shocks. No point in doing it twice. I've also decided after looking closer at my GTS that I have no want or will to try to restore it. A Savvy GTS will be on order shortly.
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The Savvy GTS is a work of art , you wont be disappointed .

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My clicky finger is feeling itchy. Morris 4x4 Center has the Best top trek top NX for $550 with free shipping. So tempting...
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Well I've got a Trektop NX on order, and the best part is I didn't pay a cent! I started showing it to my Parents and before I could finish they were asking if I want it for my birthday. So of course I said hell yea! However I honestly think it's self serving on there part, considering they were more excited about it than I was!
Yeah - your parents are kind of awesome. My late birthday present this year was being told I had to move all of my stuff out of my room at home.

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I'll take another meal from them anytime
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Well I've pretty much convinced myself that it would be a really good idea to get some 33's before I measure for new bump stops and shocks. No point in doing it twice. I've also decided after looking closer at my GTS that I have no want or will to try to restore it. A Savvy GTS will be on order shortly.
Very good plan. I like it very much.

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You guys, and girl, are enablers...
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If you guys are intrested there will be plenty of weekend cook outs this summer.
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