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Unread 07-09-2013, 09:26 PM   #1
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Don't call it a build thread...

(I've been here for years.)

That will likely be my only rap reference. Anyway, I just got my Jeep lifted after about a year of collecting components. I'll try to get some pictures up tomorrow if the weather is decent because I know the thread is worthless otherwise. Meanwhile, here is a teaser video of my kids flipping the new tires:



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Unread 07-09-2013, 09:41 PM   #2
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Can't wait to see it! What lift did you go with? Or is it wait and see once the pics are up?
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Unread 07-10-2013, 08:35 AM   #3
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It isn't anything groundbreaking, just OME HD springs, Bilstein shocks/struts, 1.5 inch spacers and 285/70 BFG KM2. I bought the Jeep over three years ago and began looking at pictures before that. My goal was to make mine look like Mr Tosh's initial setup on the Oscar the Grouch build. Prior to this, I drove a Dodge Cummins 2500 with a leveling kit and 35 inch tires, Banks exhaust with exhaust brake, etc. The stock Jeep with puny tires and worn out suspension was a change. Now I'm back in my comfort zone. I figured if I looked at everyone else's pictures that I should put up some for other people to see.

My Jeep is unlikely to see and real four wheeling action. We might go on a light trail or drive across a farm, but it is basically for looks and just in case I need it. I did need new tires and shocks/struts, so I figured I might as well do it right at one time and be happy.

I bought the springs, struts and shocks from Kolak. His recommendation, prices and service were great. Everyone should check with him before buying things. The installation was done at RPM Offroad and they did a great job as well.

The reason we shouldn't call it a build thread is that I doubt I will do anything else to it. I would like some Steel Armadillo sliders, but that will have to wait. I don't have a lot of extra money and it all goes toward family stuff, which is great.

The pictures aren't great. I included one with the Suburban for scale. My dad has a stock 2007, so I'll get a comparison shot when I can get the Jeeps together.

Trouble with picture upload, moving to pc...
image-1.jpg   image.jpg  

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Unread 07-10-2013, 08:45 AM   #4
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(I've been here for years.)
love it
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Unread 07-17-2013, 11:31 AM   #5
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Better pictures:
image-2.jpg   image-3.jpg   image-4.jpg  
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Unread 07-17-2013, 07:30 PM   #6
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That looks great
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Unread 07-17-2013, 08:35 PM   #7
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Thanks. I figured I would get criticism for the chrome wheels with mud tires and the air dam, but I'll gladly take positive comments.
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Unread 07-17-2013, 08:55 PM   #8
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Here in the south we live for muddy chrome rims with mud tires. As for the air dam. It shouldn't matter now that your lifted. Looks good
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Unread 07-18-2013, 07:10 AM   #9
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I've had my lifted for quiet awhile now and still have my air dam I'm usually not a big fun of chrome but when it comes to a WK they look good with the mud tires. Your Jeep looks great!
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Unread 07-18-2013, 08:51 AM   #10
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Looking very clean man nice job with everything!!
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Unread 07-18-2013, 09:46 AM   #11
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Im assuming you had to do the front pinch weld mod for sure but did you have to trim the rear fenders as well? I love the look you have going on there, its perfect, white and chrome looks awesome.
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Unread 07-18-2013, 03:23 PM   #12
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Yes, I did the pinch weld mod. Mine doesn't look as pretty as some others, hence no pictures. I didn't do the rear because I doubt I will ever test the flex.

I would remove the air dam, but that would kill my aerodynamics and thus my fuel economy (sarcasm).
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Unread 07-18-2013, 03:49 PM   #13
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That makes sense, you should be okay for a fair amount of flex the way it is anyways. Ur wk definately makes me want to get a lift, someday i will have to break down and spend the money ha.
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Unread 07-18-2013, 05:23 PM   #14
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Yeah, that WK is looking great!
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Unread 07-18-2013, 09:48 PM   #15
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Yeah, that WK is looking great!
Thanks. Your Jeep is one I looked at several times while planning mine.
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