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Unread 04-01-2011, 08:45 AM   #46
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........... And then ? it never ends . the more you buy the more you want or need to replace . stronger springs because of the weight from the new winch to go on the new bumper , longer shocks and new shock mounts to compliment the AR , aint it great !

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Unread 04-12-2011, 06:41 PM   #47
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so here are the goodies!
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Unread 04-12-2011, 06:45 PM   #48
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one thing i am trying to figure out is how to mount up the sway bar cover to clean up the gap behind the bumper that is present b/c i dont have a winch yet. i'm sure i can come up with something to make it work.
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Unread 04-13-2011, 10:51 AM   #49
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i know alot of people complain about the Antirock being hard to install, but the wire brush wheel on my die grinder worked wonders to clean up the inside of the crossmember. the hardest part for me was getting the links cut to the proper length. i ended up threading the nut all the way onto the thread and cutting about 1/2" off both ends. when the cut was finished i could chase the threads with the nut. if it hung up in any of the threads i was able to file the threads back down.

ohh and i was able to manage this two days after i dislocated my pinky playing soccer. so i think anyone can complete this.
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Unread 04-13-2011, 10:58 AM   #50
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That's a good looking bumper.
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Unread 04-13-2011, 11:08 AM   #51
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That's a good looking bumper.
Yeah Rokmen has some of the best looking products out there. if i could drop my TJ off to them with like 10k i would. let them have fun.

i hope my Rustoleum paint job does the bumper the justice it deserves. should finish painting the bumper up this weekend.
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Unread 04-13-2011, 11:26 AM   #52
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The antirock on the second from last hole with the stock bumper has definatly softened up the ride a little bit. the bumps are still there and i can still feel them, but they are definatly softened up a bit.

when both wheels hit a bump at the same time there is more "impact" then when one wheel hits the same bump. (makes sense that the AR is allowing the single side of the axle to flex more) the body roll is not bad at all and i would say that if you were on the fence about getting the AR, you should disconnect your swaybar and drive a few miles. the AR will be stiffer than no sway bar, even the softest setting on the AR is stiffer than no sway bar.

when i test fit the bumper and drove for a few miles it seemed to be even softer. so we will see when i get the bumper painted and mounted.

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Unread 04-13-2011, 12:25 PM   #53
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The X-ray picture doesn't do it justice. That finger looked horrible.

Bumper looks great. You get the body lift on?

Glad to hear your happy with the AR. I can't wait to get mine. Especially now that Savvy made it public. Only a few more weeks
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The X-ray picture doesn't do it justice. That finger looked horrible.

Bumper looks great. You get the body lift on?

Glad to hear your happy with the AR. I can't wait to get mine. Especially now that Savvy made it public. Only a few more weeks
i just saw that they made it public.

are you gong with 285's on your Moabs? what tire are you going with? definatly jealous of your future lift
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Unread 04-13-2011, 12:37 PM   #55
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I am going with 255/85 (33.5 x 10.2) on my stock Rubi wheels and Spidertrax. Just trying to decide between the Toyo MT and the BFG KM2.

I'm actually curious to compare mine with yours and see how the rides compare. Though my tires will be Load Rated E and I'm sure yours are C. Jealous of you there, but I love my Rubi wheels.

I'm definitely going to take you up on the install help. Food and drinks are on me for the weekend
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Food and drinks are on me for the weekend
ill be there! just let me know.

i think that size will look great. i think my next tire will be a 33x10.5

whats the weight difference between those two tires? the KM2 was on my list as well, but went with the Duratrac for weight savings since i wasnt gonig to regear right away.

you know anyone who can do a proper regear? its on my short list of future mods.

where are we going to go to break in your new stuff when the time comes?
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Unread 04-13-2011, 01:06 PM   #57
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255/85 KM2 is 55lbs
255/85 Toyo MT is 59.5lbs

For comparison, 33x12.5 Duratracs are listed at 48lbs

I am really basing my decision on cost. I think Toyo will run about $50 more per tire and I'm sure I can swing the extra $250 after everything else I am doing. We'll see what kind of deals I can get locally though.

Not sure where we are going to be testing this. Rausch is just too far from me and I think Uwharrie is too far from you. I don't think I'll be ready for Big Dogs in May, but maybe one of the June trips they have will work out. Worst case is Oak Ridge over Labor Day weekend for the annual Virginia Trail Ride.
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Especially now that Savvy made it public.
Made what public?
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Made what public?
this

apparently he is one of the first in line.


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Ah yes, I suspected you might mean the fine-tuned Currie/AEV lift.
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