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Unread 02-18-2010, 09:55 PM   #17296
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Unread 02-18-2010, 10:01 PM   #17297
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will any body be working on there TJ tomorrow afternoon? I did all my upgrades my self, and I want to know if I did them correctly. This has been my first Jeep some I don't know exactly what to expect from a Jeep that is lifted on 32"..... (by my self). so if somebody with great knowledge is able to take a look at the jeep and test it on the road to tell me if I did something wrong I will gratefully appreciated it

I just want to know if all my hard work is actually right!!!!
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Unread 02-18-2010, 10:06 PM   #17298
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So this is the tire size I'm looking for now: (305/70/16) 33x12.50-16

I think those two sizes are the same.
Not sure what brand or type tire to get tho'.
I'm pretty happy with the traction and quietness of the BFG/AT's I have now.
But maybe a bit more aggressive might be in my future. Not mudders or any huge cleat type tire that is noisy on the street.
Open to opinions and suggestions (on tires only!)
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Unread 02-18-2010, 10:26 PM   #17299
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So what exactly is wrong with 4'' lifts?
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Nothing that $$$$$$$$$$ won't fix

When buying a 4" lift plan on buying the lift, go quality first so you won't have to spend even more later. Then, in the just in case department plan on an SYE, driveshaft, control arms, track bars....

just plan on spending money

Consider something like an OME 2.5" lift and a JKS 1.25" body lift (no transfer case drop), maybe a 1" MML, a lot cheaper, lower COG, much better ride, just as capable as 4"s, will clear 33's with the right bump stops and still get "the look", no need for SYE/driveshaft and on and on
Don't forget potential steering issues.

I ran around my first Jeep (YJ) with a 1.5" suspension lift, 1" body lift and 31's and could go just about everywhere. If it was locked at least up front I wouldn't have had any problems at all.

My vote is wheel the piss out of it stock to see what it can do. You'll probably be surprised what it can do. See what you like and don't like about it and what you may need/want to do then. Of course, if you are just going for looks go for it!

Old Man Emu and Rubicon Express seem to have the best reviews for ride quality but also cost the most coin. OME doesn't supply control arms as far as I know so thats another expense to consider. I don't believe any of the better kits include shocks. Watch out because it adds up fast!

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So this is the tire size I'm looking for now: (305/70/16) 33x12.50-16
I think those two sizes are the same.
Not sure what brand or type tire to get tho'.
I'm pretty happy with the traction and quietness of the BFG/AT's I have now.
But maybe a bit more aggressive might be in my future. Not mudders or any huge cleat type tire that is noisy on the street.
Open to opinions and suggestions (on tires only!)
Everyone seems to be recommending the BFG Mud Terrain KM2. I know you said no mud tires but you should seriously consider them. A lot of people also seem to like the new Goodyear MT/R. It isn't a mud terrain but isn't an all terrain either. Kinda a hybrid.

Of course, gratutis pictures of the new KM2 tire on my junk.



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Unread 02-18-2010, 10:29 PM   #17300
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they ride a little rough but will crawl over anything.
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Unread 02-18-2010, 10:42 PM   #17301
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will any body be working on there TJ tomorrow afternoon? I did all my upgrades my self, and I want to know if I did them correctly. This has been my first Jeep some I don't know exactly what to expect from a Jeep that is lifted on 32"..... (by my self). so if somebody with great knowledge is able to take a look at the jeep and test it on the road to tell me if I did something wrong I will gratefully appreciated it

I just want to know if all my hard work is actually right!!!!
any body out there willing to guide me on what is right or wrong on my TJ?
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Unread 02-18-2010, 10:58 PM   #17302
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any body out there willing to guide me on what is right or wrong on my TJ?
From what I've seen so far you're definitely on the right track. Next time we have a get together bring the Jeep and we'll all laugh and point at it
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Unread 02-18-2010, 11:01 PM   #17303
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From what I've seen so far you're definitely on the right track. Next time we have a get together bring the Jeep and we'll all laugh and point at it
But in the mean time go back and make sure everything is tightened down, or torqued if you have a torque wrench.
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Unread 02-18-2010, 11:05 PM   #17304
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But in the mean time go back and make sure everything is tightened down, or torqued if you have a torque wrench.
Yeah I do have a torque wrench, and as far as i know everything is in place and well tighten down....

I just waned one our fellow San Diego expects to approve my work
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Unread 02-18-2010, 11:07 PM   #17305
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I'll be in my garage working on my junk this weekend. If you are up north at any point you can stop by.
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Unread 02-18-2010, 11:12 PM   #17306
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Yeah I do have a torque wrench, and as far as i know everything is in place and well tighten down....

I just waned one our fellow San Diego expects to approve my work
How long has it been since the lift? After 150 miles or so you should go back and re torque everything cause youll probably find a few important bolts will have come loose.
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Unread 02-18-2010, 11:33 PM   #17307
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How long has it been since the lift? After 150 miles or so you should go back and re torque everything cause youll probably find a few important bolts will have come loose.


Since when are you qualified to give ANYONE advice on spinning wrenches Eric who sold his Jeep and blah blah blah?? Last time I checked you let everyone else wrench on your junk

Just kidding. The kid is actually right for once.
I'll be working on my YJ and changing the oil and such on my tow rig Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Last two days off before TDS so I gotta try and wrap up the last minute stuff before the big trip out to Truckhaven
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Unread 02-19-2010, 12:28 AM   #17308
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ok. Finally found my Garmin 60c.

Here is the co-ordinates for our camp site:
N 33* 17.574'
W 116* 00.049'

We will be camping off the right side of North Marina Drive shortly past the housing development over by the old TDS main camp and close to the main notches.
Again, this is an adult camp. No kids allowed (little kids anyway. Mature Teenagers are ok) No worrying about watching our language or what we say and do and we are definitely beer freindly. I will be hauling out my usual 4 five gallon kegs of Homebrew with the Jockey box to serve up the icey cold suds. The wife and I will be heading out Thursday afternoon/evening. I hope to be on the road by 4 pm. We will be staying until Sunday afternoon. Anyone who wants to come and camp with us is more than welcome to, or just swing by and shoot the **** and have a cold beer.

Keep an eye out for this camp sign:


should be nice and visible. even at night as I bought a solar powered spot light to aim at it from Harbor Freight.
My jeep is hard to miss too and I have a flag pole on my tow rig flying a Jeep flag and a Dodge flag
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Unread 02-19-2010, 12:31 AM   #17309
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I'm up for a fiesta island meet. or how about a run at the abandoned airport off of deer springs road off the 15? thats always fun
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Unread 02-19-2010, 08:38 AM   #17310
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Nothing that $$$$$$$$$$ won't fix

When buying a 4" lift plan on buying the lift, go quality first so you won't have to spend even more later. Then, in the just in case department plan on an SYE, driveshaft, control arms, track bars....

just plan on spending money
No doubt. A 4" lift can easily cost over $5K, and way more if you want 35's lockers, etc.

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I'm pretty happy with the traction and quietness of the BFG/AT's I have now.
But maybe a bit more aggressive might be in my future. Not mudders or any huge cleat type tire that is noisy on the street.
Open to opinions and suggestions (on tires only!)
I went from 31 BFG ATs to 33 BFG KM1s and I could only hear them going 1mph, or about 34-45mph. This is with the top down. Over 45 the wind noise is much greater than the tire noise. I thought mudders would be loud because my friend has some on his c2500 (37s) and they are loud, but I think that is due to 7000+lbs pushing on them. The reality is you can hardly hear them, and can't hear them at all for about 80% of your driving.
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