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post #1 of 34 Old 07-16-2013, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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I'm seriously thinking of purchasing this jeep in the next few days.
Any thoughts on the mods already installed?

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post #2 of 34 Old 07-16-2013, 08:49 PM
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Sounds good to me.
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post #3 of 34 Old 07-16-2013, 08:50 PM
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Sounds damn nice, id take a good look underneath. It can tell you some of how hard it was wheeled if he was a rock guy. Lol.

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Thanks.
Is there anything I should look for when test driving it tomorrow?
Apparently it's never really been offroad by the previous owner and the mods are fairly new.
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Squeeks grinds etc. Also shift through to 4 lo in the tcase. dont turn just go straight to make sure it goes in correctly

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Not sure how familiar you are with the transfer-case so Iíll just expand a bit on what awinski told you concerning the 4low test. If you are on pavement then absolutely do not turn the Jeep while engaged, you can very easily break something. However, if in dirt then by all means have at it, turn all you want.

Try to flex the Jeep too to be sure nothing is rubbing. Good luck and I hope all goes well.
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Thanks for the tips. I will definitely test it.
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Revise your forward lighting. HIDs in factory reflectors is foolish and dangerous

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post #9 of 34 Old 07-17-2013, 02:06 PM
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Ditto. Get some decent reflectors designed for HIDs and avoid pissing people off.

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Thanks. That will be something that I look into after purchasing. Lighting isn't going to be a deal breaker on the sale.
On another note, I've read some reviews on the Hellfires. Not as bad as other HIDs. I guess you two dissagree?
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Thanks. That will be something that I look into after purchasing. Lighting isn't going to be a deal breaker on the sale.
On another note, I've read some reviews on the Hellfires. Not as bad as other HIDs. I guess you two dissagree?
Yeap lots of videos out there of people driving around with them and they seem to be one of the best stock housings to take a HID. There was a head light shoot out on JKO that talked a lot about the hellfire kit. With that said you will still get more light output and be DOT approved if you do it right.
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post #12 of 34 Old 07-17-2013, 05:33 PM
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The stuff you listed (other than lights) is all 'quality stuff' If installed correctly it'll be a great jeep.

Crawl underneath and look at the components. You'll be able to tell if it's been offroaded much.

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So test drove, runs good. Got up to 75, pretty smooth. 1 question. When in 4H on pavement, and turning at low speeds, the wheels seem to catch traction and let go. Is this normal for pavement? I didn't notice when turning while in 2H.
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Also noticed that when driving (50mph? Guessing) And I turn the wheel slightly, like to avoid a pothole,I feel a lot of body roll.
Is that common on 35s? Maybe the tires need air?
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Yes it will bind up and the wheels will hop a little to release the tension. This is not good for the jeep but it does prove that it is working.

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