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post #22546 of 41787 Old 03-09-2013, 05:47 PM
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right now:

My brake lines are a total mess (need replaced) and I have no shocks:

My exhaust is held in place off to the side with a wire hanger:

My front drive shaft is unbolted and held in place with a wire hanger and duct tape (and no i still dont have an inspection cover on my torque converter):

But, it seems to ride and drive fine. Had it up to about 50 in the neighborhood, havent dared to take it on the highway with those rotted 31's and no shocks. But, no weird vibes or anything, so, hopefully upwards of 60 MPH it drives the same.

Phew, i'm beat.
Need a side view of your rig with tiny tires please

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right now:

My brake lines are a total mess (need replaced) and I have no shocks:

My exhaust is held in place off to the side with a wire hanger:

My front drive shaft is unbolted and held in place with a wire hanger and duct tape (and no i still dont have an inspection cover on my torque converter):

But, it seems to ride and drive fine. Had it up to about 50 in the neighborhood, havent dared to take it on the highway with those rotted 31's and no shocks. But, no weird vibes or anything, so, hopefully upwards of 60 MPH it drives the same.

Phew, i'm beat.
Progress! So your for sure gonna step down to the 31's? I sure liked the stance that those 33's gave it and I am sure your diffs appreciated the extra clearance; even if you don't hit many rocky trails very often.
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Progress! So your for sure gonna step down to the 31's? I sure liked the stance that those 33's gave it and I am sure your diffs appreciated the extra clearance; even if you don't hit many rocky trails very often.
What? No. I am not going to go with 31's unless my 33's dont fit (these wheels have .25" less backspacing, lol). Or unless i get an urge to spend money. They would make highway driving and whatnot easier, stopping easier, they wont rub, etc.

There just happen to be 31's on 2 of the wheels i bought and i used them for a test run before paying to have my 33's swapped to the 6 lug rims.

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Need a side view of your rig with tiny tires please

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only half tiny tires haha


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only half tiny tires haha
Lol, i like that classic wheel with the Waggy. Ots going to look sharp when every thing is done.

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What? No. I am not going to go with 31's unless my 33's dont fit (these wheels have .25" less backspacing, lol). Or unless i get an urge to spend money. They would make highway driving and whatnot easier, stopping easier, they wont rub, etc.

There just happen to be 31's on 2 of the wheels i bought and i used them for a test run before paying to have my 33's swapped to the 6 lug rims.
Oh good, I must've missed that somewhere. Carry on sir, can't wait to see it with the moons on!
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Lol, i like that classic wheel with the Waggy. Ots going to look sharp when every thing is done.

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Thank you sir. They are nasty and rusty right now, need to be repainted bright white

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Oh good, I must've missed that somewhere. Carry on sir, can't wait to see it with the moons on!
We'll find out tomorrow most likely if the 33's will fit, i dont think there will be any issue. they should actually be sucked a little more narrow when i try to cram them on the 6" wide rims. Eek.

I'm ging to take the OTHER 2 rims over to the tire shop because they have terrible bald worn 28's on em. At least these 31's i'd feel safe driving to the tire shop with.

Also, i have a 1" body lift i may throw on here soon to help with the rear clearance issues.

When i tow the camper, i rub on the highway doing 70 if there is a dip or anything. thats not a fun sound.

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When i tow the camper, i rub on the highway doing 70 if there is a dip or anything. thats not a fun sound.
Nothing a sawsall cant fix
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Nothing a sawsall cant fix
nooooooo my jeep is too pretty!

haha, except for the massice rust hole on the passenger rear fender, its the size of a silver dollar.

but if you havent seen that, then I wont point it out.

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Anyone here hitting any trails tomorrow?
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Anyone here hitting any trails tomorrow?
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Thank you sir. They are nasty and rusty right now, need to be repainted bright white



We'll find out tomorrow most likely if the 33's will fit, i dont think there will be any issue. they should actually be sucked a little more narrow when i try to cram them on the 6" wide rims. Eek.

I'm ging to take the OTHER 2 rims over to the tire shop because they have terrible bald worn 28's on em. At least these 31's i'd feel safe driving to the tire shop with.

Also, i have a 1" body lift i may throw on here soon to help with the rear clearance issues.

When i tow the camper, i rub on the highway doing 70 if there is a dip or anything. thats not a fun sound.
What lift is in it now? Can u go bigger?
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What lift is in it now? Can u go bigger?
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Nah but I'm only at 4" lift so 31's are the norm without rubbing on a narrow track. To run my 33's without rub I would need 6" and I don't feel like going that high. I am considering dropping to 31's in the future but we will see the result when I go with my 1" BL

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Which trail/obstacle?
It was the waterfall on Shetter. I have no idea if the obstacle has a name. I haven't seen anyone attempt it but there were tire marks on it. I did have to take a different line because there was no way that a stock length Jeep was driving up where the tire marks were.

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So...have I gained your respect? I didn't do that crazy ish climb you did, but that was pretty much the only place I didn't follow. I can't lock my lockers, because they aren't there. And I was shorter than you....we need to go back there and play some more!
How do you figure that you were shorter than I? This Jeep has no lift and has never been lifted. I could be wrong but weren't you on a budget boost?

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My issue was I couldn't get the balls centered. I had to use some extra force to get everything lined up right. It didn't take me long.


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