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Unread 12-10-2009, 10:06 PM   #1
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A Work in Progress...


2 days after I got her. 2004 rubicon 5 speed, 24000. i got her at the beginning of the year and i absolutely love it! miles I bought her with the chrome already there, but i put the KC lights on in this picture.


The lift came quickly, its a rough country series II 4 in'. and i put on 33 in Km2. she went through the mud a few times like this, but nothing to serious becous the previous owner had removed all the tow hooks?....


next to my buddy's stock X just for comparison


next step was to De-chrome. i painted the chrome grill inserts and headlight rings, then installed a warn front bumper, brush guard and winch plate along with AtoZ fabrication rockers w/ the bar and a pro-comp rear recovery bumper

Now I had tow hooks! just in case....


some more wheeling, this time a little more mud though


Next step was a winch, heavy duty tie-rod and some quick disconnects

Smittybuilt Xrc-10 with synthetic line

skyjacker rock ready tie-rod and skyjacker quick disconnects


trip to windrock, in oliver springs TN

And that's how she sits today! I've still got a lot of work to do, and the modifications never seem to stop. but as for now, and considering im a college student, i think she looks pretty good (im slightly biased though). let me know what you guys think and any other ideas for things i can do! Thanks for the feedback in advance

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Unread 12-10-2009, 10:26 PM   #2
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looks really nice, i love how you transformed the look completely.. no more chrome.. i hate chrome..
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Unread 12-10-2009, 10:31 PM   #3
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Looks good!
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Unread 12-10-2009, 10:31 PM   #4
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thanks man! i couldnt stand the chrome either. i bought it because who ever had it before me obviously did no off-roading with the way it was set up hahaha

Ratster i think your jeep is making an appearance in the last picture. that would be your front end, and next time we go to windrock im gonna beat on this thing a little more!
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Unread 12-10-2009, 10:35 PM   #5
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Nice rig....i was thinking about getting the RC 3.25 but i think you may be pushing me towards the 4
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Unread 12-11-2009, 09:10 AM   #6
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I was in the same dilema you are, im glad i went with the 4. I just wish i would have done 35's instead of 33's
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Unread 12-11-2009, 09:14 AM   #7
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Nice looking Jeep.
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Unread 12-11-2009, 09:18 AM   #8
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Looks good as it sits now. Very clean
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