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post #6871 of 41353 Old 12-08-2011, 08:45 PM
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I installed Hella 500FF lights and some front tow hooks. Hopefully new shocks, steering stabilizer and rear brakes tomorrow.

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post #6872 of 41353 Old 12-09-2011, 07:05 AM
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Got my wrenches from Sears, and a few ammo boxes, and a little survival drybox the wife got me.


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post #6873 of 41353 Old 12-09-2011, 07:23 AM
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crammed 265/75/16 hankook dynapro's on my baby today. No rubbing and no trimming so far. w00t.


Lucky with those stock wheels. I have a 2.5" BB and my tires are only 30.4" tall (31x10.50) but because they are on 15x8s with a 3.75 backspace they hit even the metal part of the fender badly when turning. I had to trim the bumper a lot, remove the washer fluid bottle, fog lights and cut the fog bezels down. BFH fixed the rubbing on the fender temporarily (barely clears) but I am going to cut it out about 3" all the way around the front fenders anyway.
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post #6874 of 41353 Old 12-09-2011, 09:58 AM
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Took mine to get the tires re-seated. Both fronts had slow leaks. When the guy pulled the rubber off the rim... Wow. I should have took a pic for you guys. The crud that was on there was thick. The aluminum rims really corrode quick here in Chicago.
I never had to do that when I lived down south.
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I installed Hella 500FF lights and some front tow hooks. Hopefully new shocks, steering stabilizer and rear brakes tomorrow.
I ran those lights, briefly. Some bastage snagged the bulbs from out of them while it was parked in my driveway one night. I contacted Hella to see what replacements would cost, and the guy that answered did what he could and sent out a set for free. I sold them. Excellent lights though. :-)

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post #6876 of 41353 Old 12-09-2011, 11:47 AM
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Got my wrenches from Sears, and a few ammo boxes, and a little survival drybox the wife got me.

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post #6877 of 41353 Old 12-09-2011, 12:20 PM
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I've got a Springfield xd-40, got the wife a walther p22 for Xmas, and gettin an AR built with my tax return from either palmetto state armory or spikes tactical (they do our local swat weapons and the officers highly recommend them) What about you?

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post #6878 of 41353 Old 12-09-2011, 12:35 PM
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Took mine to get the tires re-seated. Both fronts had slow leaks. When the guy pulled the rubber off the rim... Wow. I should have took a pic for you guys. The crud that was on there was thick. The aluminum rims really corrode quick here in Chicago.
I never had to do that when I lived down south.
If you had steel wheels they would have had holes in them LOL. Aluminum wheels hardly corrode except in the worst conditions imaginable.
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post #6879 of 41353 Old 12-09-2011, 12:50 PM
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https://www.treadwright.com/p-65-265...dog-m-t-c.aspx on stock 17's, would this even work?

or get the soft 8s w 4.25bs for 200$ and these https://www.treadwright.com/p-71-265...dog-m-t-c.aspx

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post #6880 of 41353 Old 12-09-2011, 01:01 PM
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https://www.treadwright.com/p-65-265...dog-m-t-c.aspx on stock 17's, would this even work?

or get the soft 8s w 4.25bs for 200$ and these https://www.treadwright.com/p-71-265...dog-m-t-c.aspx
The 265/70/17s will work on stock wheels except they might rub your rear shock (might need a 6-8 mm wheel spacer). I know the stock 235/65/17s are not far from rubbing on mine. I have tons of room now with 3.75 BS wheels.
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post #6881 of 41353 Old 12-09-2011, 01:13 PM
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https://www.treadwright.com/p-65-265...dog-m-t-c.aspx on stock 17's, would this even work?

or get the soft 8s w 4.25bs for 200$ and these https://www.treadwright.com/p-71-265...dog-m-t-c.aspx
What about the 285/70/17? 33.3" I was going to put them on my factory 17's but got moabs instead.

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What about the 285/70/17? 33.3" I was going to put them on my factory 17's but got moabs instead.
Rough country makes a rear shock relocation kit that would fix the tire rubbing on the shock with stock backspace wheels and wider tires, A 285 on the stock 17s would likely need a 10-15 MM spacer to clear the shock.
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post #6883 of 41353 Old 12-09-2011, 01:29 PM
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Yeah. I've got 1.5" wheel spacers and when I put em on, you could really see the gap widen between the shock and tire.

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ive got those relocater peices but im guess im just trying to decide if i can just run stock wheels,
Im only at 4 inch, i think the 32's will be better and for the extra 1/2" of diff clearance i would need to trim alot, unless i add 3/4 inch spacers to bring it to almost 5 inch lift

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post #6885 of 41353 Old 12-09-2011, 01:41 PM
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ive got those relocater peices but im guess im just trying to decide if i can just run stock wheels,
Im only at 4 inch, i think the 32's will be better and for the extra 1/2" of diff clearance i would need to trim alot, unless i add 3/4 inch spacers to bring it to almost 5 inch lift
If you cut enough you can run 35s with 4" of lift. Fenders can be opened up a lot on these with a cutoff wheel and a BFH. Then you will have 1.5" more clearance where it counts the most under axle. I would rather have a 4" lift, a lot of cutting and 35" tires vs running a 6" lift with 32-33s and no trimming at all. Tree stumps, rocks, and 12" deep ruts do not care if your bumper is 30" in the air if your axles are only 8" off the ground. Not sure why anyone is scared to cut their 8-12 year old jeep up. I cut my pinch welds and bumper on my brand new WK2 when it was 2 months old and I do not feel bad about it at all because it looks bad *** with 33x12.50x18s.
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