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Unread 03-21-2011, 10:44 AM   #331
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Hey matt! You around this weekend? I could definitely use another set of hands. The motor is 100% prepped for pulling. just gotta hook it up and hoist it out!

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Unread 03-21-2011, 10:49 AM   #332
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Yeah, I should have a little free time one day or the other. Let me know.
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Unread 03-21-2011, 08:22 PM   #333
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Hey everyone, just wanted to introduce myself. I moved to Vegas about a week ago from Florida. I've got a 99 TJ that I was building for mud, but I guess I'm gonna have to start building it for rocks now

Still waiting on my Jeep to get shipped here, hopefully in the next couple days. But i would love to get out and ride with some people too, really have no idea where to go yet.

Anyway, here are some pics (before the bumper+winch install):



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Unread 03-22-2011, 11:25 AM   #334
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Welcome!

As you can see, it seems like every few weekends some of us are going out somewhere or other.

I'll definitely be making more frequent runs as soon as I get my drive train back in the truck.

Check in on this thread every so often and you'll see people posting for meet ups
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Having a Full Size Jeep is likehaving a hot wife. When you take her out in public it turns heads, they can insight jealousy, you could look at them all day, they require a lot of attention, cost a lot to get them to do what you want them to do, but when they're not happy you'll be cussing, throwing things, and constantly weighing how much you'll lose if you divorce her.

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Unread 03-22-2011, 11:54 PM   #335
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I can't decide what to do...

3" lift package from rustys that includes 31" tires.

Or get a 2" budget boost and get 30s to keep it simple.

Budget minded as well. That's why I was thinking the second option
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Unread 03-22-2011, 11:58 PM   #336
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why wouldnt you do 3" with 31's?
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Having a Full Size Jeep is likehaving a hot wife. When you take her out in public it turns heads, they can insight jealousy, you could look at them all day, they require a lot of attention, cost a lot to get them to do what you want them to do, but when they're not happy you'll be cussing, throwing things, and constantly weighing how much you'll lose if you divorce her.

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Unread 03-23-2011, 12:01 AM   #337
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$1500 (with potential of needing more parts) vs $900 (straight forward)
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Unread 03-23-2011, 03:24 AM   #338
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I can't decide what to do...

3" lift package from rustys that includes 31" tires.

Or get a 2" budget boost and get 30s to keep it simple.

Budget minded as well. That's why I was thinking the second option
What kinda wheelin are you doin??? I understand bein budget minded, were not ballin, or we'd own H2's right??? But anyways, do it right the first time and dont settle for what you dont want cause what you want is a little more expensive. Do it right the first time takes money, but you end up saving money in the long run too.
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Unread 03-23-2011, 11:55 AM   #339
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From what I've seen before, lots of people start with the budget boost, but then decide that they want to go more. At that point you end up spending 900 + 1500 and it is the most expensive.

I say go with the 3 inch lift. You get better flex, your jeep will look better, it'll probably be cheaper in the long haul, and it will be more noticeablely lifted aka more fun and easier to quantify the price
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Unread 03-23-2011, 01:45 PM   #340
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Oh, I have some family coming into town this weekend and they wanna go wheelin. So were probly gonna go saturday, but nothing set in stone. Ill keep yall posted for those who wanna go.
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Unread 03-23-2011, 03:34 PM   #341
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I just want something thats more capable than stock. i'm not going to do anything extreme....
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Unread 03-23-2011, 06:52 PM   #342
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thats what you say now....trust us. its like a TV, go as big as you can afford, because the more you look at it (wheel it) the smaller its gonna seem!
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Having a Full Size Jeep is likehaving a hot wife. When you take her out in public it turns heads, they can insight jealousy, you could look at them all day, they require a lot of attention, cost a lot to get them to do what you want them to do, but when they're not happy you'll be cussing, throwing things, and constantly weighing how much you'll lose if you divorce her.

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Unread 03-23-2011, 07:12 PM   #343
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I already know the bug.....lol. Its just hard dropping $1500 into a Jeep I paid $1700 for.....
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Unread 03-23-2011, 07:17 PM   #344
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thats what you say now....trust us. its like a TV, go as big as you can afford, because the more you look at it (wheel it) the smaller its gonna seem!
Ha!! Thats exactly what happened to me.Got a 2" bb on my JK then ended up going with 4" ...of course tires has to match the lift.
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Unread 03-23-2011, 09:34 PM   #345
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I already know the bug.....lol. Its just hard dropping $1500 into a Jeep I paid $1700 for.....
Haha we were just talking about this...throwing more money into a Jeep than you even paid for it. I think Andrew's past the point of no return now.

My advice on a lift would be, get the best quality lift you can afford. I went with the absolute cheapest 2.5" that I could find, and even though it's more $, I shoulda saved for the OME kit.

If I could start my build over, my priorities would be armor>lockers>gears>tires>lift. Currently I am bogged down repairing stuff that shoulda been armored.
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