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Unread 06-25-2013, 10:06 AM   #16
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I guess I just do not understand show cars then. I thought it would be to showcase products for a practical use? Maybe not.

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Unread 06-25-2013, 11:06 AM   #17
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I'm pretty sure they built this with big *** mud tires on it so that it grabs attention while driving around.

They are an Audio Engineering company based in Arizona, I believe.

I doubt they are going to do much mudding, let alone even take this wk2 off pavement. Again, the point is to BE SEEN so as to PROMOTE their company.
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Unread 06-25-2013, 11:20 AM   #18
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Show vehicles are for exactly as their name states... SHOW. They are not designed for convention, they are made to show off the capabilities of the company and SHOW what they can do. In this case, the company did exterior modifications to grab the attention of people walking by and draw them to look at more of the vehicle... the interior audio section. I think they did a great job, and personally because of the exterior modifications, I would stop and take a closer look at what all had been done to the vehicle.
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Unread 06-25-2013, 11:22 AM   #19
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The wheels (with the wrangler offset) were chosen so the tires would fit. RRO recommends running 1.5 inch - 2 inch spacer if tires larger than 32" are used. These wheels effectively gave us 1.5" spacers. I'd rather have the wheel do the spacing than run spacers. The wheels are also 1.0" wider than the stock 18s so we effectively got 1" more clearance on the inside and they are pushed out 2" toward the outside (which these wk2s need imo to not look so mini-van-ish). Haven't had any rubbing issues front or rear in any situation yet. The pinch weld in the front wheel wells was easily bent backwards with a large cresent wrench. This, trimming some of the felt, and removing the "reverse mud flaps" that come from the factory on the front was all that was needed to get some man tires on this Jeep.
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Unread 06-25-2013, 11:25 AM   #20
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The owner of this is a car audio legend, he's invented tools that's are changing the car audio world as we speak and not to mention he's worked for a very well known car audio company years ago *cough Rockford Fosgate cough*
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Unread 06-25-2013, 11:49 AM   #21
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The owner of this is a car audio legend, he's invented tools that's are changing the car audio world as we speak and not to mention he's worked for a very well known car audio company years ago *cough Rockford Fosgate cough*
And? It has nothing to do with Jeeps or 4x4 outfitting/modifications.

We all have our opinions, obviously, and I think it looks funny with large wheels and mud tires. But I don't go to car shows so it really doesn't matter how a show-car looks to me.

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The wheels (with the wrangler offset) were chosen so the tires would fit. RRO recommends running 1.5 inch - 2 inch spacer if tires larger than 32" are used. These wheels effectively gave us 1.5" spacers. I'd rather have the wheel do the spacing than run spacers. The wheels are also 1.0" wider than the stock 18s so we effectively got 1" more clearance on the inside and they are pushed out 2" toward the outside (which these wk2s need imo to not look so mini-van-ish). Haven't had any rubbing issues front or rear in any situation yet. The pinch weld in the front wheel wells was easily bent backwards with a large cresent wrench. This, trimming some of the felt, and removing the "reverse mud flaps" that come from the factory on the front was all that was needed to get some man tires on this Jeep.
I am with you on the choosing the wheel to do the spacing. Nice call on that. Glad the pinch weld was easy enough. I haven't done it but plan on when I upgrade from these tires since I will go up in size. Can't wait to see the inside, however.
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Unread 06-25-2013, 11:52 AM   #22
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Before that he was a ASE certified mechanic, It's a show vehicle with the intention of grabbing peoples attention even if its the attention of people asking why he did it. When he gets done with the inside, people wont really even notice the outside.
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Unread 06-25-2013, 11:55 AM   #23
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It's a show vehicle with the intention of grabbing peoples attention even if its the attention of people asking why he did it.
We have 22 posts already on this so I would say it did grab our attention
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Unread 06-25-2013, 12:15 PM   #24
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Built probably for the same reason this was built!

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f292/...or-kk-1083077/

Can't turn the wheels or have any flex but it LOOKS SWEET. It draws attention and IMO that is what a show car is for. None of them are practical
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maybe I missed it, but what is the brand of those wheels? Im liking how the set up looks. and I dont know why everyones hating on this sexy beast of a jeep. This is one of the nicest jeeps on this forum.
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This looks great, and the big news is that a 12.5" tire package seems to fit. Just needs some bushwacker flares to finish the look I think (even if those draw lots of bad vibes too)
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Unread 06-25-2013, 03:55 PM   #27
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OK...why 20s? Why?
It's ok jackal01 you can take them off and put what wheels you like on it
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Still havent heard any car audio system in any vehicle that cant be beat by $3k 2 channel home system. Thump, thumpa thump just doesnt impress me. And no car audio sub woofers can go as low or sound as good as a good subwoofer from Rel. Oh and I am not talking their top of line subs either. Image and midrange also suck.

BTW you also need to look at the photos of their GC in the parking lot. Come on if your game is car audio stop being poseurs with 20" wheels and MTs from a third rate tire company and playing off road games in a parking lot. If you want to play those games go do it with a Pathfinder or Explorer
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Unread 06-25-2013, 05:13 PM   #29
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It's ok jackal01 you can take them off and put what wheels you like on it
haha. I think my questions have been answered enough. It appears I am the only one that doesn't like it.

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This looks great, and the big news is that a 12.5" tire package seems to fit. Just needs some bushwacker flares to finish the look I think (even if those draw lots of bad vibes too)
Yea the 12.5" is somewhat good news. Haven't see that. The Bushwackers would possibly make it better but still be even more pointless. The flares look good on the right vehicle but the price is just
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Still havent heard any car audio system in any vehicle that cant be beat by $3k 2 channel home system. Thump, thumpa thump just doesnt impress me. And no car audio sub woofers can go as low or sound as good as a good subwoofer from Rel. Oh and I am not talking their top of line subs either. Image and midrange also suck.

BTW you also need to look at the photos of their GC in the parking lot. Come on if your game is car audio stop being poseurs with 20" wheels and MTs from a third rate tire company and playing off road games in a parking lot. If you want to play those games go do it with a Pathfinder or Explorer
You can't even buy one of our amplifiers for $3k. haha just wait for it
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