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Unread 12-29-2011, 12:28 PM   #136
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We did, but Mrs. erickpl kinda moped. She was hanging in the Xbox area looking at stuff so I had a feeling. Never took it from the box and said I'd install it later and restore my data later. Didn't feel like doing it. Daughter told me that Mrs.erickpl really wanted an Xbox... I knew. So we headed back and braved the return line to return it unopened (they appreciated that!) and got an XBox with Fable III and Halo:Reach included. Also gave us a $75 gift card, so I suspect she'll be playing Skyrim soon.

I'll see about getting you those measurements today and putting them in your home email box shortly...

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Unread 12-29-2011, 01:22 PM   #137
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Unread 12-29-2011, 02:57 PM   #138
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Nice uhh...un-rebuild. Like where your going with it. That JL sub is badass dude! I ran JL's many moons ago and have always liked them. My build has some similarities to yours sept I doubt I'll ever see 37's on mine. Let me know how you like the Alpine amp for running the dash/pods. I have a separate amp mounted under the seat but would like to get rid of that setup for a more stealth setup.
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Unread 12-30-2011, 06:36 AM   #139
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I had to tease myself.




I am going to work the passenger side first so I can still drive it. I have the Tuffy drawer to deal with on the driver's side, so I need to have my brackets pretty well ready by the time I get to that side.



You leave the door open in the garage for two minutes and the beast makes himself comfortable.

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Unread 12-30-2011, 06:48 AM   #140
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Nice uhh...un-rebuild. Like where your going with it. That JL sub is badass dude! I ran JL's many moons ago and have always liked them. My build has some similarities to yours sept I doubt I'll ever see 37's on mine. Let me know how you like the Alpine amp for running the dash/pods. I have a separate amp mounted under the seat but would like to get rid of that setup for a more stealth setup.
Thanks. I am not moving as fast as I would like to, but that seems to be fairly normal. The extra money I make from my "side job" has been going toward new light fixtures and window shutters for the house instead of Jeep parts.
The discussion of vehicles came up at dinner last night with family. Somewhere in there my wife made mention of how small and 'stock' the Jeep is. I'm sure my facial expression said all that was needed.

I am doing some things out of order from other people, and not necessarily focusing on the initial things a lot of people do. I can't say a small spacer lift is not in my future to hold me over, but I am not completely ready to tackle the suspension yet.

The next thing on my list to grab are the Soft 8 wheels. I will be due for new tires within the coming year, and I would like to have the new wheels portion taken care of before then to help spread out that expense. I will likely be going with a 33" tire. I am still considering just going with 31s to compliment my stock gearing, but I do miss having a larger tire, even if just for the look.

After that, I am looking to get a new front bumper (Jeeperman "Super Stubby" and Genright trail hoop and stinger). I would also like to slip that Alpine "Power Pack" in there somewhere so I can "finish" the stereo portion of this.
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Unread 12-30-2011, 07:59 AM   #141
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Yeah, wive's comments about size and power have a way of having us make that face, eh? My wife's comment about size and power of my TJ while on a wheeling trip led to the lift, lockers, and regear! lol Then THAT led to 'needing a winch' in case (HER WORDS).

So sometimes it works out.

Usually not though. lol
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Unread 01-02-2012, 12:35 PM   #142
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The DDM Tuning HID kit came in a couple days ago.
Now I just have to wait for the new housings.

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Unread 01-02-2012, 12:42 PM   #143
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The DDM Tuning HID kit came in a couple days ago.
Now I just have to wait for the new housings.

What bulb type did you end up getting?
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Unread 01-02-2012, 12:48 PM   #144
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They are the 55w/5000k H4 hi/lo with wiring harness.

My buddy has the 6000k, but I find them too blue. He likes them because they are the same color as the HIDs in his Tahoe.
I prefer as close to white as possible. We have the DDM Tuning HIDs in my wife's Suburban in the 5000k flavor and they are perfect.
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Unread 01-02-2012, 12:50 PM   #145
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Looking at those stickers and decals the P.O. put on the rig I definately would do exactly as you are, de-assemble whatever they did and reassemble it your own way..With decals like those I would've been scared to drive that thing 2 feet. Looking great so far, your doing the right thing
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Unread 01-02-2012, 12:56 PM   #146
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I still need to come over to see the Jeep.
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Unread 01-02-2012, 12:58 PM   #147
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If you still need measurements on the Tuffy console, you can take a look at mine.
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Unread 01-02-2012, 06:45 PM   #148
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Steve, you do need to come over. You can come over and make some brackets for my seats....hahaha. Joking, I wouldn't torture you like that.

I actually just started on the first bracket today. I need to shift it over a couple inches toward the center to clear the door and rollbar. It was enough work to see what I'm working with. If I don't get enough room from shifting it on the brackets I made, I think I'll just pony up and buy the Corbeau bracket.



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Unread 01-03-2012, 06:53 AM   #149
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I used a tcase drop kit that wasn't used on someone's lift install. The 1.5" x 1.5" square tube gave me something to clear the mechanisms on the OEM sliders and a little more width to offset mounting holes.






After sleeping on it, I realize that the tube by itself is not going to give me enough flexibility in width to shift the seat over the 2"-3" I need.
Two strips of flat steel across the tube would give me all the mounting surface I need to set the seat where it needs to be. That part will require welding so I will need to source some help there.
The "skyjacker" tcase drop is only being used for mock-up, so I need to get more tube and the flat steel. Whatever that costs (enough to make brackets for both seats), plus welding might make the Corbeau brackets worth it......


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Unread 01-03-2012, 07:01 AM   #150
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On the upside, I did get some help from my 4-year old. I'm not sure what it was...something with the windshield he said...but he was happy to help.


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