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post #61 of 68 Old 07-31-2010, 07:58 PM
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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!
Oman actually used the AEV Highline kit on his jeep after the accident, Thread I believe Mudd8 built his own. OP, I am glad you came to your decision on what kit to buy, I have heard good things about it. However, keep in mind the more steel armor ect you add now will sag you. I recently took my swing arm off and tire and gained back a 1/4 to a 1/2 inch, it was enough to make me double take when I walked by after removal. Best of luck on your build up.


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post #62 of 68 Old 07-31-2010, 08:02 PM
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Just so you have some more input. My RC 2.5 inch springs with 3/4 inch spacers have no sag. Moderate wheeling and a lot of towing. Every day the back seat removed and full of tools average of 100 to 200#s. Again no sag. I think RC fixed there issues. I have almost a year on them.
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Oman actually used the AEV Highline kit on his jeep after the accident, Thread I believe Mudd8 built his own. OP, I am glad you came to your decision on what kit to buy, I have heard good things about it. However, keep in mind the more steel armor ect you add now will sag you. I recently took my swing arm off and tire and gained back a 1/4 to a 1/2 inch, it was enough to make me double take when I walked by after removal. Best of luck on your build up.
Oh ok thanks for clearing that up. For some reason i thought Oman did it himself...Mudb8 is the diy one

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post #64 of 68 Old 07-31-2010, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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Just so you have some more input. My RC 2.5 inch springs with 3/4 inch spacers have no sag. Moderate wheeling and a lot of towing. Every day the back seat removed and full of tools average of 100 to 200#s. Again no sag. I think RC fixed there issues. I have almost a year on them.
That makes me feel a good bit more confident in the system then, thanks! I used to keep a 50lb chest of tools in the back of mine, but no more, in addition to the back seat in and my 10" sub + box which are still in there.

Will just have to see how much the stinger bumper, fenders and winch weigh it down when it comes time, and add adequate spacers if needed, thanks for the feedback sir!
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Oh ok thanks for clearing that up. For some reason i thought Oman did it himself...Mudb8 is the diy one
Yea, Mudb8's build is one I've payed a good bit of attention to, that and rs4race as his particular suspension setup is near identical to what I'll be aiming for. I'm still really vexed between metalcloaks or a DIY highline w/tube/flat fenders.

I find the DIY option will save me 300$ish.... assuming I do it properly and don't screw up and mangle things..... So, it is possible that I'll just give in at some point and buy a set of metalcloaks, they seem to be damn sturdy so it would be worth it.

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X2 on metalcloaks...look Bad A$$...arched or overline?

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X2 on metalcloaks...look Bad A$$...arched or overline?
Arched, and painted to match my rear corners, a textured matte black. Will do the same to my rockers when I finally decide what to go with for those. Been looking at the blue torch ones, amongst a few others. Whatever do get, I want them to run to the frame, seems rather pointless IMO otherwise.

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gonna look sexy!! cant wait!

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post #68 of 68 Old 07-31-2010, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
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You and me both, really craving those 35" km2's, but won't be till mid/late October for the tires.... the anticipation is gonna kill me.

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