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Unread 06-14-2007, 04:11 PM   #1
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EDGEY's LJ Build Thread

Thanks to the help here, I installed my lift and had my tired mounted. Busted a few knuckles, my toolbox is a little heavier (and the wallet a little lighter), but I couldn't be happier with it.

Before:


After:






Added some Seat Risers so I can see over the hood too. And took my water wings off.

Update*

Finally installed the 1.25 JKS BL / 1" MML installed. That 1" really does make a difference.. no more rubbing!

You can really see the difference here (I tried to keep the camera angle to same for comparison, the spacing under the front fenders should stop me from rubbing):



It does seem the front sags a little now though, I can see the slightest bit of rake there.

Update April 9th:

Here's a few more pics, first trip to the sand... Came down on some concrete hiding in the sand over the summer, ripped the drivers side rear shock out, had to make some new shock mounts... need some armor underneath.



Update: Swapped out the stock turn signals for clear signals, looks nice. Also took off those ugly tube side steps, and painted the headlight bezels black.

Update January 5th

Rails arrived today... too bad its going to snow this weekend... hopefully this should protect things a little given past experience. It's also my DD, so hopefully this curbs the tendency for random idiots to smash their damn ****box car doors into my Jeep...


Update: April 10th, 2011.

A day of knuckle busting feels good. Installed my rockers today.

Next stop: Fenders... or bumpers... still deciding...



Update: April 24th, 2011.

No wrench turning today, but felt like doing *something*, so I put some new stickers next to my new rocker guards.



Update: September 21th, 2011.

Finally got my new fenders on...



Update: May 31th, 2012.

New Lift Installed. 4" RC





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Unread 06-14-2007, 04:18 PM   #2
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Looks nice What size tire are you running w/ the factory Ravines?
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Unread 06-14-2007, 04:21 PM   #3
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Looks Great! Noughting bonds ya to your jeep like a little knuckle busting.
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Unread 06-14-2007, 04:21 PM   #4
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That looks really clean! The Unlimited's look soo good with a lift!
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Unread 06-14-2007, 04:22 PM   #5
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Nice job, looks great. I always liked the ravine wheels with larger tires.
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Unread 06-14-2007, 05:13 PM   #6
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Looks nice What size tire are you running w/ the factory Ravines?
I stuffed some BFG 33x12.50's under there.
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Unread 06-14-2007, 05:16 PM   #7
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those ravines look really good on those meats, nice rig.
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Unread 06-14-2007, 05:18 PM   #8
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Nice job, looks great. I always liked the ravine wheels with larger tires.
I'm thinking about Cragar soft 8's... But seeing them on the Ravine's, I think I like it.
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That looks really clean! The Unlimited's look soo good with a lift!
It finally feels "real".
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Looks Great! Noughting bonds ya to your jeep like a little knuckle busting.
I also took a 3/8 extension to the forehead!



As a side-note.. this totally cured my Death Wobble... Turns out my mechanic's alignment after the lift was waaay off, and I assume my old tires were off-balance, after getting the new tires on with a proper alignment, everythings good.
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Unread 06-14-2007, 05:44 PM   #9
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Looks good!
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Unread 06-14-2007, 08:35 PM   #10
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Jeep is coming along well.

What lift did you use?
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Unread 06-14-2007, 08:39 PM   #11
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Look great!! I think stock wheels with bigger tires just make it look like it belongs that way....nice job!!
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Unread 06-14-2007, 09:00 PM   #12
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Jeep is coming along well.

What lift did you use?
Rubicon Express

Next up is new bumpers.
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Unread 06-14-2007, 09:01 PM   #13
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I stuffed some BFG 33x12.50's under there.
Wheel spacers I assume?

The Jeep looks awesome
Ive got Ravines also, look even better with bigger tires.
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Unread 06-14-2007, 09:07 PM   #14
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Wheel spacers I assume?

The Jeep looks awesome
Ive got Ravines also, look even better with bigger tires.
Yep, SpyderTrax, did all my research and asked a dozen questions on these forums before I purchased anything. These forums really are an amazing help.

(I'll have to show my support with a subscription!)
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Unread 06-14-2007, 10:36 PM   #15
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hmmm....makes me want to swap my BFG AT 32x11.5's around so the white lettering is on the inside!
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