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Unread 05-03-2008, 12:42 PM   #61
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looks sick!

Good luck with the tint. I hope the guy you employ is better than the one at my dealership. 4 weeks and two tint jobs and I still can't get tint w/o bubbles
Thanks man. Our tint guy is more anal than I am so I'm sure it'll turn out ok.

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Unread 05-03-2008, 09:00 PM   #62
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Day 23...

Day 23...

Not a huge day today. Got the Mopar rock rails installed, dropped the Optima Yellow Top in, and put in the Kicker rear speakers. I had decided not to do this upgrade after I read some people saying that they made no difference from the Infinity speakers, but I already had them so I installed the left one, sat in the back seat, and listened. The Kicker speaker was VERY noticeably louder and seemed to be a fuller sound.

After hearing the difference, I threw in the other one. Tomorrow I'm going to replace the fronts too.

Here's the side view w the rock rails
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Close up
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How the rock rail covers well into the rear wheel well
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Mopar black fuel door and side of taillight guard
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Terrible picture of under hood
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Unread 05-03-2008, 09:08 PM   #63
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few more pics...

I am not including any pics of the speaker upgrade because the labor consisted of a total of 6 screws and 5 minutes. If anyone wants pics of the old speaker, the new speaker, (front or back) let me know and I'll send em to ya.

Here's the Optima Yellow Top installed

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Here are the Mopar switches that I used for the IPF lights. I ordered the Mopar light brackets for the windshield and I got the wiring at the same time. when I saw how small and discrete the switch was, I ordered a 2nd one and used them for both sets of IPFs.

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And here's a side shot of the rig.

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Unread 05-04-2008, 02:07 PM   #64
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couple more pics

Gettin a little camera happy...

Here's a couple pics of the articulation of the lift. Little bit o backyard wheelin.

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Unread 05-04-2008, 02:29 PM   #65
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Come on now... that long has a lot more play in it than that

Do those Mopar sliders mount in the same locations as the stock rubi rails? They look pretty good.
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Unread 05-04-2008, 02:48 PM   #66
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Yeah you need to max it out.
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Unread 05-04-2008, 07:45 PM   #67
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It looks wonderful! Thank you for getting rid of the chrome.
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Unread 05-04-2008, 07:45 PM   #68
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back yard only

Will do.

As I mentioned, it was just a little backyard driving. I have a 5 acre piece in a gated community so it's far from ideal. Heck, I had to go at that ditch just right to even get THAT!

It will be put to the test in the Tillamook State Forest very soon and I'll post some real pics.
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Hey Bricktop, your rig looks awesome. I'm seriously considering the RE 4.5 Long-Arm.

Comparing the rig to stock form, how much driveability have you given up? How does it handle (Does it corner well?) Will it cruise the highway still at speed with those tires? I have the 4.10/6-Speed combo and don't want to re-gear.
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i must say.. the AEV hood looks like it would really suck in the mud.. all that mud would come right into ur hood right through the screen right smack down on ur motor and that fan.. im not a fan of the hood..
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Hey Bricktop, your rig looks awesome. I'm seriously considering the RE 4.5 Long-Arm.

Comparing the rig to stock form, how much driveability have you given up? How does it handle (Does it corner well?) Will it cruise the highway still at speed with those tires? I have the 4.10/6-Speed combo and don't want to re-gear.
I am really impressed with it. It drives down the road great and it handles bumps a lot better than it did stock. It has some more body lean in the corners, but it's not bad.
It does lose power with the lift and 35s of course, but after driving it for a few days I know I won't regear. It still gets me down the freeway at 75 comfortably. I am very glad I went with a manual transmission.
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i must say.. the AEV hood looks like it would really suck in the mud.. all that mud would come right into ur hood right through the screen right smack down on ur motor and that fan.. im not a fan of the hood..
The holes are pretty small so it would be more like muddy water than mud. Besided, I live in the Pacific Northwest. Not much rain or mud here...
Seriously though, I do a really thorough clean every time I'm off road anyways so it's no biggie for me.
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Just touch'n up again on the previous question, do those Mopar sliders mount in the same locations as what the stock Rubi rails do? To the body as opposed to extending under to the frame?

They look just like the stock Rubi rails other than the added bar that extends out and can act as a step.
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Just touch'n up again on the previous question, do those Mopar sliders mount in the same locations as what the stock Rubi rails do? To the body as opposed to extending under to the frame?

They look just like the stock Rubi rails other than the added bar that extends out and can act as a step.
Yeah, they just attach to the body. I didn't install them myself so I didn't catch that. Weird. You'd think they'd attach to the frame huh? Oh well. When I beat em up I'll put on stronger ones next time.

On a positive note, I got the windows tinted today on day #25. I went with a 25% on the front 2 and a 15% on all the other ones. Looks WAY better. I also put the Hi Lift Extreme 48" jack on the tire carrier. Looks good. Long day...I'll get pics tomorrow.

Gettin close to callin it quits. I'm gettin brokerer. Hood lock, security system, seat covers, cb, and I'm done. I'm hoping to get the hard top off so I can get a few pics of the rig topless, then some with the half doors by the end of the week.
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Unread 05-05-2008, 11:39 PM   #75
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Yeah, they just attach to the body. I didn't install them myself so I didn't catch that. Weird. You'd think they'd attach to the frame huh? Oh well. When I beat em up I'll put on stronger ones next time.
Be careful about that beating them up part. The weekend before last, I bumped my driver's side slider on a rock apparently just hard enough to set off the driver's side, side airbag.

Just noticed the Yellow Top Optima, mmm... ... If I find myself using the winch more often I plan to get one those.
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