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Silver04TJ 04-04-2008 06:20 AM

Today is the Day
 
I'm gonna pull the trigger on the Cepeck Black DC-1's 15x10's, Cepek Fun Country II 33x12.50x15s, and the Full Traction 3" Economy with M-Force shocks! I'm nervous. HAHA It will be my first lift install but I've read on this for weeks and weeks, got plenty of help on here (THANKS!) and have worked on vehicles all my life. Wish me luck.


Also.. I've been looking at corner guards... not really b/c of rocks but I have a small dent at the bottom left hand corner of my Jeep. It's not too bad or big, just been bugging me here lately and I thought I could cover it up with black corner guards which would look good on my silver Wrangler since I keep everything on it either black or silver. Well I don't want to drill my tub and I don't want to use adhesive on the paint. So I'm talking to my girlfriend last night (who loves my jeep by the way.. mad props to her) and she is like.. well don't they make any with magnets? Genius idea I think! Has anyone tried this or thought of this? Thinking about ordering a set that are not pre drilled and finding some thick "sheet magnet" and somehow attaching it to the back of the corner guard and trying them on my jeep.

TheBoogieman 04-04-2008 07:18 AM

Good luck with the install.Just do like I did and put a WTF sticker over the small dent.:shhh:

Silver04TJ 04-04-2008 08:13 AM

Just ordered it all and got it for just under 2k. $772 for the lift kit with M-Force shocks w/ free shipping. Wheels and tires, mounted and balanced, and shipped for $1192!! Can't wait!!

TheBoogieman 04-04-2008 08:24 AM

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Originally Posted by chadk77 (Post 5042402)
Just ordered it all and got it for just under 2k. $772 for the lift kit with M-Force shocks w/ free shipping. Wheels and tires, mounted and balanced, and shipped for $1192!! Can't wait!!

Don't forget to post pics when it's all done.I love getting new stuff:)

Wheelin98TJ 04-04-2008 08:40 AM

Why the 15x10 wheels?

Most Jeepers prefer an 8" wide wheel for that size tire.

Silver04TJ 04-04-2008 08:43 AM

Yea I will takes pics for sure. Just got a new video camera too so I might video some of the install. Jeep should look like new. List of crap to do:

Install lift kit
Install tires and wheels
Allignment
Change TPS
Paint fenders
Take out carpet to clean and clean inside tub
Clean seats
Clean top and windows
Wash/wax

Good thing I 've got a week off of work coming up in two weeks.

Silver04TJ 04-04-2008 08:49 AM

I don't do any crazy off-roading. mainly hills and mud. I try to stay away from the crazy rock piles/hills b/c its my DD. I don't air down unless I'm driving on the beach at the Outer Banks.... and I like the looks of a 10 on a 12.50 better....as opposed to an 8. Any convincing reasons to go with an 8?? I can still change my order.

Chris_ 04-04-2008 09:56 AM

15x10 will put that nice, shiny aluminum rim closer to whatever you're going to scuff it against. At least with a 15x8, the tire will keep you from rashing up those pretty wheels. Even the curbs at the mall can make aluminum wheels look bad.

Jerry Bransford 04-04-2008 10:02 AM

I'd only advise you go with 15x8 wheels for those new 33x12.50 tires, not 15x10. 15x8 wheels help the tires stay seated more securely when you're aired down for offroading better than 15x10 wheels do. It takes more air pressure to hold the tire securely against two edges 10" apart than if they were only 8" apart. I'm running 15x8 with 35x12.50, it's ideal. :)

deltabravo 04-04-2008 10:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 5042903)
I'd only advise you go with 15x8 wheels for those new 33x12.50 tires, not 15x10. 15x8 wheels help the tires stay seated more securely when you're aired down for offroading better than 15x10 wheels do. It takes more air pressure to hold the tire securely against two edges 10" apart than if they were only 8" apart. I'm running 15x8 with 35x12.50, it's ideal. :)

Yes, that pretty well sums it up.

When running even moderately reduced air pressures, you're more likely to unseat a bead, for example if you drop the pressure, run some sand banks at a medium speed, turn sharp, the tire will fold over and probably unseat a bead. that description is a very "severe" situation, but it's best way I could explain it in a short sentence.

Wheelin98TJ 04-04-2008 10:49 AM

Another advantage with 8" wide wheels is they are easier to keep under the flares.

Silver04TJ 04-04-2008 11:10 AM

So the Full Traction 3" is on backorder.. called 3 different places.. no one had one. So I got the Rubicon Express 3.5" Standard with the Rubicon shocks. Cost about $50 more.

Wheelin98TJ 04-04-2008 11:30 AM

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Originally Posted by chadk77 (Post 5043212)
So the Full Traction 3" is on backorder.. called 3 different places.. no one had one. So I got the Rubicon Express 3.5" Standard with the Rubicon shocks. Cost about $50 more.

You'll need more parts than what you ordered if it only cost $50 more.

The RE 3.5" kit will net you more like 4" - 4.5".

The standard RE 3.5" kit does not include a front trackbar and you'll definitely want one at that lift height.

You'll also need to address the brake lines if you plan on disconnecting the front sway bar. Either move the mounting point on the frame or get longer lines.

Driveline vibrations may also be a problem. The t-case drop that is provided with the lift kit might not be enough to get rid of all the vibrations. If so, you'll need a MML or an SYE, driveshaft, and adjustable upper arms.

Silver04TJ 04-04-2008 11:36 AM

I thought about the adj. track bar. Guess I'll try it with the Xfer case lowering kit and see how it goes and take it from there.

Silver04TJ 04-04-2008 11:38 AM

Thanks for all of the advice/help.


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