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post #181 of 353 Old 11-10-2009, 07:44 AM
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I honestly can't think of one thing I would change about this jeep.
The only thing I don't like about the Brute is the rear overhang. One with a longer wheelbase to take care of that would be sweet.


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post #182 of 353 Old 11-10-2009, 08:14 AM
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I can easily think of one thing I'd change about that Jeep.


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The only thing I don't like about the Brute is the rear overhang. One with a longer wheelbase to take care of that would be sweet.
The wheelbase is already stretched quite a bit, but a better departure angle would be nice. I could definitely live with the one on there now though.
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I just ordered the frame extension yesterday. I'm going to build me a Brute in stages as money allows. Snagged a wrecked '97 TJ last year. I'm into about $650 after selling the motor, trans, xfer case and so on.

I plan to build my own bed or a flatbed of some kind. Dinging up a $5k bed in the woods is silly.

This process is going to be so slow, I'm not even bothering starting a build thread yet.

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post #185 of 353 Old 01-22-2010, 05:39 AM
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This may motivate you to build your own $62,000.00 is the asking price. The B!@# about it is, If I had $62 GRAND!! I'd drop it and drive it in a heart beat.
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post #186 of 353 Old 01-22-2010, 06:11 AM
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do they make a soft top?

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post #187 of 353 Old 01-22-2010, 06:24 AM
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those are all sweet.

In terms of the bed, how much weight could they actually take? I mean is it the same as a normal jeep or would it be closer to what a ford ranger or dodge dakota could haul in the bed?
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post #188 of 353 Old 01-22-2010, 08:52 AM
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those are all sweet.

In terms of the bed, how much weight could they actually take? I mean is it the same as a normal jeep or would it be closer to what a ford ranger or dodge dakota could haul in the bed?
use a higher spring rate, problem solved

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post #189 of 353 Old 01-25-2010, 06:43 AM
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use a higher spring rate, problem solved
Spring rate isn't the only variable in the equation. You also have to consider the trailer-to-truck weight ratio, or the trailer would push you all over (and off of ) the road.

My 2-door JK has the same springs, engine, transmission, etc, of a 4-door, but is only rated for 2k towing, while the 4-door can handle 3500.
I've put a 2500 lb trailer behind it, and definitely felt it push the Jeep around a little.
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Spring rate isn't the only variable in the equation. You also have to consider the trailer-to-truck weight ratio, or the trailer would push you all over (and off of ) the road.

My 2-door JK has the same springs, engine, transmission, etc, of a 4-door, but is only rated for 2k towing, while the 4-door can handle 3500.
I've put a 2500 lb trailer behind it, and definitely felt it push the Jeep around a little.
he was asking about bed payload not towing

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do they make a soft top?
yep
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I honestly can't think of one thing I would change about this jeep.




I love tube fenders, but this jeep just looks so clean and factory with the hi-line kit, the stock looking fenders are still dang sexy.
anyone know what wheels those are??
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^^^ im pretty sure they are AEVs
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No, I was told on another thread "LJ's on 37's or larger" that they are Hutchinson Monster locks. Done up in black matte or something like that.
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They are the Hutchinson Rock Monsters and they do make them in that gun-metal finish.

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