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Unread 06-22-2009, 07:37 PM   #1
chaznad
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My TJ grocery getter build is almost complete with a bunch of before after pics

Obviously your never done building up your rig , but im very happy with my setup for a while to come besides a custom swing out tire carrier my buddy plans on fabbing up for my current bumper.

BEFORE
Heres a pic after 32" AT's and a 2"BB , got some bushwacker flares which i regret now,front and rear rugged ridge heavy duty bumpers w/ a brushguard, some KC slims , iggy seat covers , and a new pioneer head unit








2 months after that I started itching for bigger tires , a lift , new gears and i figured if im getting new gears why not just get a D44/ 30 axles with the gear ratio that i wanted instead of spending money on regearing my d35.
and thats when this started. I found a deal on 5 33" SSR swampers with 75% tread, Purchased the RC 3.25 w/ steering stabilizer along with a 1.25" BL/MML. along with that I got the RC rocker guards. While waiting on those I began searching for a Dana 30/44 combo with 3.73 gears ( i have a 3spd auto and do alot of highway driving) and heres what happened with some pics
No its not the ultimate Off-road machine but its capable , looks good to me and im pretty stoked
By the way the RC 3.25 rides better then my stock setup , make sure to get the steering stabilizer, it made a difference with my 33's






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Unread 06-22-2009, 07:38 PM   #2
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Unread 06-22-2009, 07:45 PM   #3
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Looks great.

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Unread 06-22-2009, 07:55 PM   #4
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Good looking Jeep.
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Unread 06-22-2009, 07:56 PM   #5
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Looking good!
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Unread 06-22-2009, 08:00 PM   #6
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Great Jeep!!!
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Unread 06-22-2009, 08:02 PM   #7
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I like it ! homebrew bumpers?
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Unread 06-22-2009, 08:15 PM   #8
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Thanks, especially to Jerry,Mr Blaine and everyone here that helped answer my countless amount of questions

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I like it ! homebrew bumpers?
Nope they are rugged ridge , the plan is to homebrew a swingout tire carrier on the rear though
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Unread 06-22-2009, 08:38 PM   #9
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No its not the ultimate Off-road machine but its capable , looks good to me and im pretty stoked
Good looking rig. And you being stoked is what counts. BTW, wish I had one of those lifts available to me since I'm just about to do a lift project.
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Unread 06-22-2009, 09:30 PM   #10
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Nice looking rig Bro...Guess your not going to need my help putting it on

Well, while you were playing in the garage...we were playing @ Richloam

Getting ready


johnny9 on the hill




Me going up the hill


















You have to go next time...We had a blast
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Unread 06-22-2009, 10:15 PM   #11
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damn it , damn it , that looks awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!
nope , i needed your help the day you were at richloam but i knew you were pumped on going so i didnt ask. I still got the spacers for ya if ya want, my treat.im sure you can help me with something sooner or later. Theyll def give ya the clearence you need.
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Unread 06-22-2009, 10:24 PM   #12
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Yeah man, I'll still take them..Sorry for going with out you....Nah no I'm not ... I think we are going again in a few weeks...If it stops raining..The water was deep as balls..
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Unread 06-23-2009, 04:08 AM   #13
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so what's wrong with your Bushwackers?
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Unread 06-23-2009, 05:45 AM   #14
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so what's wrong with your Bushwackers?
nothing really , but if i had to do it over again i would have gotten tube fenders for the same price but either way im fine with them
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Unread 06-23-2009, 05:48 AM   #15
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Looks good!
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