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Unread 01-18-2012, 07:06 AM   #1
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ATTN: IndyORV - need suggestions

Hey there -

New to the jeep scene here, but been offroading quads and a side by side for years out at the Badlands. Really excited to get my '01 TJ build off the ground.

I need some suggestions on reputable 4x4 shops in and around Indianapolis (I'm on the NW side, Zionsville area). I'm a pretty handy guy, and can do most of the basic stuff, but will need some help with a SYE install, gears, lockers, etc Any leads on decents shops/mechanics would be much appreciated.

I've been trolling on here for a while and I think I have a basic plan in place for the TJ. Here are the highlights:
Metal Cloak Overlines (already installed the fronts)
3" short arm lift - really liking the Savvy setup
I have a 44 rear already, but want to swap a 44 up front too and build them both stout with some sort of selectable locker
37's MTR Kevlars or BFG Muds (suggestions?) maybe 35's?
Rock Monster Beadlocks
Gen Right Front bumper with trail stinger
Winch

Anyway, this is kind of my dream plan, but looking to build something to have a blast with at the Badlands and where ever else you guys ride.

Please shoot me some suggestions on shops/mechanics and/or parts ideas. Look for a patriot blue bombed out (115,000mi) TJ on the NW side and I'll give ya a wave!

Ryan

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Unread 01-18-2012, 09:37 AM   #2
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Sounds like your gonna spend a bunch of money to have the done.
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Unread 01-18-2012, 10:29 AM   #3
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Hope you find them guys . And you should only wheel at BL's other parks are dangerous& have hill bully's and poor people everywhere (drinking)
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Unread 01-18-2012, 11:18 AM   #4
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Hope you find them guys . And you should only wheel at BL's other parks are dangerous& have hill bully's and poor people everywhere (drinking)
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Unread 01-18-2012, 11:34 AM   #5
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That's what I was told? I'm just JK'n ,you should wheel every spot available. Your doing the rite thing looking for a group in ur area. You can post up on there page or look for open rides.
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Unread 01-18-2012, 01:35 PM   #6
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Sounds like your gonna spend a bunch of money to have the done.
Well, like I said I have some mechanical know how and am willing to learn, but after reading Stu's write up on the SYE, I'm not sure if I'm ready to tear into the transfer case. On top of that, lack of free time is somewhat of an issue.

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That's what I was told? I'm just JK'n ,you should wheel every spot available. Your doing the rite thing looking for a group in ur area. You can post up on there page or look for open rides.
Yeah, just trying to get some recommendations from people that have had some work done in the area, and definitely didn't want to exclude non IndyORV Jeepers... just figured they were the largest club in the area and would have some info for me.

Any help from any experienced Jeep modder is appreciated!
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Unread 01-18-2012, 02:55 PM   #7
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You'll find help on here. And there's a thread on anything you would ever want to do or could think of.
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Unread 01-18-2012, 10:53 PM   #8
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for a shop i would say four wheel parts is the place to go if u have the money to spend
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Unread 01-19-2012, 07:22 AM   #9
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Hope you find them guys . And you should only wheel at BL's other parks are dangerous& have hill bully's and poor people everywhere (drinking)
Aw, c'mon. Haspin is not that bad
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Unread 01-19-2012, 06:20 PM   #10
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Call Scott Morris at Sunfire Off-road at 812.623.3473. He's in Sunman which is down I-74, but he does awesome work. He's personally built a hell of a cool buggy for KOH and knows what he's doing.
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Unread 01-19-2012, 08:33 PM   #11
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Sye arent to bad. Advance adapters has a good video to help through it. I did mine. Just have to pay attention.
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Unread 01-21-2012, 12:49 PM   #12
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Just saw this. 4wheel parts is a iffy one. If you know someone there it's not a bad place to deal with. But your going to pay out to have it done without learning anything about how it works. Same goes with sunfire. If you need help or need some work done pm me. I've got a full schedule till the end of feb but maybe we can work something out
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Unread 01-23-2012, 08:25 PM   #13
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You'll find help on here. And there's a thread on anything you would ever want to do or could think of.
Yeah, I am figuring that out - this might be one of the biggest automotive forums I've seen.

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for a shop i would say four wheel parts is the place to go if u have the money to spend
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Aw, c'mon. Haspin is not that bad
I haven't been there yet, mostly because the guys I wheel with are from IL, but we want to hit up Haspin - I have heard it's a little wilder out there!

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Call Scott Morris at Sunfire Off-road at 812.623.3473. He's in Sunman which is down I-74, but he does awesome work. He's personally built a hell of a cool buggy for KOH and knows what he's doing.
Thanks, I might have to give him a call.

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Sye arent to bad. Advance adapters has a good video to help through it. I did mine. Just have to pay attention.
After looking at Stu's write up, I could probably do it - but I don't know if I'm going to have the time. And a lift would be nice! 6'7" 315lbs doesn't do well under a vehicle!

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Just saw this. 4wheel parts is a iffy one. If you know someone there it's not a bad place to deal with. But your going to pay out to have it done without learning anything about how it works. Same goes with sunfire. If you need help or need some work done pm me. I've got a full schedule till the end of feb but maybe we can work something out
Thanks for the offer, it's good to know that people are willing to help!
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Unread 01-24-2012, 12:36 PM   #14
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Hey, post up in the open section on our website and I'm sure a few guys will be able to chime in. Sorry I don't have any more advice, I don't have any experience with local shops. I try to do as much with help from other group members as much as possible
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Unread 01-25-2012, 07:53 PM   #15
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^what he said. We're all around Indy and surrounding areas but most of us don't cruise JF too often. Jump into the open discussion area on our site and you'll get more feedback than you need
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