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Unread 07-28-2010, 04:28 PM   #46
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I did the BB because back then it was cheap and I thought I would never go bigger than 31's.I added 3" front springs to level it and a 1" BL.Here's the pic with the 31's before getting the 35's.
What rocker guard is that? And is that "tough Stuff" behind it? From the looks of it thats the setup i want.

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Unread 07-28-2010, 06:01 PM   #47
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You're welcome!
Actually your choice sounds reasonable to me ... If I had the choice and their customer service here in the UAE I would have looked closer on their X-series as well. But do not forget to try to avoid bump stopping too much (choose the right parts, avoid the constraining ones) ... you will love your up travel a LOT when you smoothly speed over terrain where others hop
Haha true that, I'd like to tweak it enough and find the perfect strut setup to mate to my overall system so I don't have to bumpstop at all. I've seen a few rigs that have been tinkered with enough that that's exactly what their end result is... so hopefully given time and patience that's where I'll be.

Sucks that they don't deal in the UAE though I'm sure you could find a middleman in some form or another. But yea, really do appreciate the advice/input. It's difficult to find unbiased info so thanks yet again. May I ask as to what your current setup looks like?

Edit: Scooping up one of those Savvy Rear Aluminum bumpers for the Jeep tomorrow afternoon me thinks mucho excited.
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Unread 07-28-2010, 06:43 PM   #48
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Haha true that, I'd like to tweak it enough and find the perfect strut setup to mate to my overall system so I don't have to bumpstop at all. I've seen a few rigs that have been tinkered with enough that that's exactly what their end result is... so hopefully given time and patience that's where I'll be.

Sucks that they don't deal in the UAE though I'm sure you could find a middleman in some form or another. But yea, really do appreciate the advice/input. It's difficult to find unbiased info so thanks yet again. May I ask as to what your current setup looks like?
Talk to Jeff at RC, you might be able to get the kit without the shocks for a cheaper price.
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Unread 07-28-2010, 07:08 PM   #49
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Talk to Jeff at RC, you might be able to get the kit without the shocks for a cheaper price.
Already in the works, not to mention the handy 10% off for mentioning JF. Jeff is out of the office for the day, spoke to Ryan though and he says it's probably doable, so gonna phone back tomorrow around noon and go from there.

Now I get to wait and see what happens come October and I get my front stinger bumper & winch on + steel tube fenders... Hopefuly she won't sag too much, but I reckon I won't know until that day arrives.
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Unread 07-28-2010, 07:39 PM   #50
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Hmm might have to put a 3/4 spacer to level it out, on the 2.5 thread some guys have done that due to heavier bumpers and winches.
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Unread 07-28-2010, 08:05 PM   #51
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Hmm might have to put a 3/4 spacer to level it out, on the 2.5 thread some guys have done that due to heavier bumpers and winches.
Yea, kinda what I was reading. Might throw a Savvy bumper up front to help with the weight issue instead of the stinger bumper, added benefit is that it'll match the rear... hmm... decisions decisions.
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Unread 07-28-2010, 08:08 PM   #52
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Very nice....could go with the PSC stinger..it looks sorta light the $199 one
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Unread 07-28-2010, 08:29 PM   #53
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Very nice....could go with the PSC stinger..it looks sorta light the $199 one
Yea, but believe it or not, i actually prefer the look of the smittybilt one. Flame all you want but imo it looks cleaner and less rigid, plus the added bonus of it already having the d-ring tabs welded on. That and it's made from the same materials (quality and thickness of steel etc.)..... hmm.
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Unread 07-28-2010, 08:32 PM   #54
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I thought the thread on that, they said it wasnt that heavy...could be wrong....i actually like both lol
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Unread 07-29-2010, 05:03 AM   #55
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Haha true that, I'd like to tweak it enough and find the perfect strut setup to mate to my overall system so I don't have to bumpstop at all. I've seen a few rigs that have been tinkered with enough that that's exactly what their end result is... so hopefully given time and patience that's where I'll be.

Sucks that they don't deal in the UAE though I'm sure you could find a middleman in some form or another. But yea, really do appreciate the advice/input. It's difficult to find unbiased info so thanks yet again. May I ask as to what your current setup looks like?

Edit: Scooping up one of those Savvy Rear Aluminum bumpers for the Jeep tomorrow afternoon me thinks mucho excited.
will try to send you PM with my private SilverSandSurfer TJ build log ...
too shy to open a build thread for that ... and only photos before and after available
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Unread 07-31-2010, 09:10 AM   #56
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So have you decided on which way to go?
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Unread 07-31-2010, 10:16 AM   #57
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Yup, decided I'm going to go with the Rough Country X series 2.5" Then, once I get my front bumper/steel flat fenders (along with the wonderful homebrew highline job that will probably fail miserably) rear bumper, rockers and winch on, I'll see how it sits. Depending on how much it settles and how much droop/uptravel I have, I may opt to swap the springs with OME springs, but we shall see.

Then from there I'll decide between either bilstein or ome shocks. Figure it's a good start, will have about 2 months or so in between the lift and when I buy the tires. I can get the front fenders set to clear properly, along with any necessary trimming in the rear, then going with BFG KM2s as I found an unbeatable deal on them. Supposedly if I get them properly siped, they're damn near unbeatable on snow/ice, which is good for the crazy ice storms we get in Oklahoma.

Hoping to have the first stage of my build done around new years, basically lift, tires, armor, bumpers regear. Second stage will consist of OX front and rear, undercarriage protection and TT, SYE if I don't have one already by this point, and then hope for my 4.0 to explode prematurely so I can get a Titan 4.9 stroker.... mmmmm 315hp and 345ftlbs
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Unread 07-31-2010, 12:41 PM   #58
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and then hope for my 4.0 to explode prematurely so I can get a Titan 4.9 stroker.... mmmmm 315hp and 345ftlbs

HAHAHAHA I keep hoping for my Rancho suspension to do this so I can justify an upgarde to the wife. I'll get there eventually. I'm considering doing basically the same thing with mine. Just gotta figure out which parts I want and which I don't need/want. Actually hoping to go with this kit minus the shocks and springs and use OME LT shocks with 4 in springs and extras from DPG and see what happens. I'm estimating that everything suspension related, to include a TW drive shaft should come in at around $2000 or so. That's with combining 2 kits and tailoring them to get what I want out of them. We'll see what happens. Keep us updated when you go through with this. I'm a few months off of this one yet.

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Unread 07-31-2010, 12:51 PM   #59
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Oman Jeep and one other guy did a DIY highline, came out pretty good...gotta be patient with the cut off wheel. Glad you have a starting point...i smell a build thread!
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Unread 07-31-2010, 06:36 PM   #60
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HAHAHAHA I keep hoping for my Rancho suspension to do this so I can justify an upgarde to the wife. I'll get there eventually. I'm considering doing basically the same thing with mine. Just gotta figure out which parts I want and which I don't need/want. Actually hoping to go with this kit minus the shocks and springs and use OME LT shocks with 4 in springs and extras from DPG and see what happens. I'm estimating that everything suspension related, to include a TW drive shaft should come in at around $2000 or so. That's with combining 2 kits and tailoring them to get what I want out of them. We'll see what happens. Keep us updated when you go through with this. I'm a few months off of this one yet.
Haha, I'm pretty sure most of us hope for breakage so we have an excuse to upgrade.

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Oman Jeep and one other guy did a DIY highline, came out pretty good...gotta be patient with the cut off wheel. Glad you have a starting point...i smell a build thread!
Already started one, ages back haha, it's just been slow. Hopefully I can kick it into a higher gear now that I've got some extra $ laying around
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