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Unread 11-16-2012, 09:38 PM   #871
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I have read alot of this thread and you have done a great job with the build. It still looks great and you obvbiously don't baby it offroad.

I didn't read wether you drive to the trails or haul in. Just curious.
Thanks Much, appreciate the feedback!

I do both... I don't own a flatbed, but have club member friends that do and willing to loan it the 1-2 times a year I prefer to tow. If I'm going somewhere far like Johnson Valley (8-9 hours from home), it's 100% a trailer trip. I've both trailer'ed it to places 3-4 hours away (say Twain Harte for our Snow run in the Sierra's with my family) and driven it it places 4+ hours hour like Niagara Rim. I've never busted anything bad enough on a trail that I wouldn't have been able to drive it home. Even when I bent my front axle pretty good at Pismo Beach a few years ago I drove it home 180 miles.

I live about an hour from Hollister Hills (where they do the Top Truck Challenge) and I've never towed it down there, always a drive down and play and then drive home.

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Unread 11-17-2012, 01:56 PM   #872
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Well, other than 1 stripped nutsert on the passenger side (that I'd need to remove everything to replace, so it's going to wait), and needing to get some new bolts for the bottom of the new sliders (since the new ones don't have the same beveled recess for the Flat Head Machine Screws as the originals), and then a little finesse to get the lower holes to line up.





EDIT* Quick Trick to hardware store for 5/16-18 1" Bolts to hold the bottom in and a little finesse and all bolts tight and happy!
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Unread 11-18-2012, 12:53 PM   #873
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I decided that after almost 14 years of ownership (as of next Feb) of this Jeep that it was time that the original interior carpet was put out of it's misery. It was getting pretty gnarly in some areas... A bit of mold from the wet/dry, lots of dry brittle edges and overall just not that great any more. I decided to try the BedRug BedTred Jeep Kit... I didn't want the mess of Spray In Bed Liner and not sure if I will want this forever, so it's easily removed. I just ordered, so will probably be a week or so before it shows up. I'll update with more pics when I get it and start the install

http://www.bedrug.com/products/jeep-...jeep-kits.html


Since I had some downtime, I decided to pull the original carpet. and start with some cleanup. Lots of small holes to touchup paint and then cover and a small bit of surface rust under the floor mats that I wanted to take care of before recovering.





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Unread 11-18-2012, 01:02 PM   #874
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nice, when I get some time I may do a raptor lining then just put the carpet right back on top. My tub it getting pretty scratched up
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That looks really nice, I hope yours looks as smooth as there install.


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Unread 11-18-2012, 03:11 PM   #876
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Unread 11-18-2012, 08:28 PM   #877
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I plan to get the Bed Rug kit as well. I may Lizard Skin the tub for added sound deadening first and then the kit. Looking forward to your install.
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Unread 11-18-2012, 09:11 PM   #878
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I plan to get the Bed Rug kit as well. I may Lizard Skin the tub for added sound deadening first and then the kit. Looking forward to your install.
I'm not familiar with Lizard Skin, but I can't say noise has been a huge issue for me... I'm topless 75% of the year and Softtop the rest, so noise coming from the floor is probably the least of my concerns. After seeing the bottom of the OEM carpet there is not much in the way of sound deadening or heat shield other than the small square on underside of the front carpet pieces.

I'll try to post a bunch of pics...doesn't seem to be many write-ups or pics of these kits. Not sure how new they are for the Jeep applications.

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Unread 11-18-2012, 09:35 PM   #879
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They are pretty new to the jeep scene, but I installed them on truck bed applications years ago, and they were top notch quality and fit like a glove!
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how much is the bedrug?
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how much is the bedrug?
About $450 for the front and rear kit.
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I decided that after almost 14 years of ownership (as of next Feb) of this Jeep that it was time that the original interior carpet was put out of it's misery. It was getting pretty gnarly in some areas... A bit of mold from the wet/dry, lots of dry brittle edges and overall just not that great any more. I decided to try the BedRug BedTred Jeep Kit... I didn't want the mess of Spray In Bed Liner and not sure if I will want this forever, so it's easily removed. I just ordered, so will probably be a week or so before it shows up. I'll update with more pics when I get it and start the install

http://www.bedrug.com/products/jeep-...jeep-kits.html

Since I had some downtime, I decided to pull the original carpet. and start with some cleanup. Lots of small holes to touchup paint and then cover and a small bit of surface rust under the floor mats that I wanted to take care of before recovering.
That looks really nice! It'll look great in your Jeep.
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Your shaft isn't long enough to handle that kind of droop...
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This is my favorite build thread so far; I've read it from the beginning. You have fully convinced me to stay away from long arm kits on any of my future mods. I will definitely be looking into the Savvy/Currie stuff after I get new axle assemblies.
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Unread 11-24-2012, 10:04 AM   #884
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This is my favorite build thread so far; I've read it from the beginning. You have fully convinced me to stay away from long arm kits on any of my future mods. I will definitely be looking into the Savvy/Currie stuff after I get new axle assemblies.
Well, getting people to NOT buy Long Arms isn't really my intention, but more of the fact that they don't well for me, even though I have pissed and moaned a lot about them!

As a newb, I believed the "hype" that I HAD to go Long Arms because they were so much better on the road than short arms. I no longer subscribe to that, and have proved over and over that where I want to go play (big rocks), that they are most certainly not the best option off-road, for me! If you wheel in places that are more tame, then long arms probably will work fine all day every day.

I hope to remedy the Long Arm vs Short Arm situation next year if finances allow.
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Well, getting people to NOT buy Long Arms isn't really my intention, but more of the fact that they don't well for me, even though I have pissed and moaned a lot about them!

As a newb, I believed the "hype" that I HAD to go Long Arms because they were so much better on the road than short arms. I no longer subscribe to that, and have proved over and over that where I want to go play (big rocks), that they are most certainly not the best option off-road, for me! If you wheel in places that are more tame, then long arms probably will work fine all day every day.

I hope to remedy the Long Arm vs Short Arm situation next year if finances allow.
Learn to weld, use the 4 link calculator, build a midarm suspension. It isn't rocket science and doesn't cost the world. You can built a pretty darn good suspension for less than what a decent short arm suspension costs.
Some brackets, JJ's or heims and some thickwalled DOM and ingenuity and it's all better
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