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Unread 05-04-2009, 09:59 AM   #1
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Mattman8706 build thread

I have decided to make a build thread so I can see the process of my jeep as time goes by.

Starting off the day after I bought her...
04-16-2009




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Unread 05-04-2009, 10:01 AM   #2
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Then a couple weeks later I lifted her and put 35s on...

5-02-2009


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Unread 05-04-2009, 10:02 AM   #3
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next on the list is new front bumper, tire carrier, and skids.

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Unread 05-04-2009, 10:04 AM   #4
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...and I still need to come up with a name for her
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Unread 05-04-2009, 10:14 AM   #5
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Mine doesn't have a name either. I just don't think it's earned it yet.

Oh, and good looking rig by the way. Love the orange.
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Unread 05-04-2009, 10:18 AM   #6
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was your dog pulling your jeep around?


that is a nice looking JK
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power steering pump, tie rod, front left knuckle, horn, weld on rear track bar, rear track bar bracket, both rear fenders, front passenger fender, punctured spare tire, rear bar pins, steering stabilizer shock, front drivers side shock, spare tire carrier.
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Unread 05-04-2009, 10:26 AM   #7
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haha yep this little guy was pulling the jeep...





So my tires rub on that plastic "skid" behind the front bumper at full turn. Can I just take this off?
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Unread 05-04-2009, 10:27 AM   #8
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I did. It increased my hood bounce when I did.

You could also trim it so that it doesn't rub if you wanted to keep it.
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BTW, what's with the "if you haven't driven one shut up" nonsense? How can we have a good internet fight if experience and knowledge are going to be a requirement?
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Unread 05-04-2009, 10:30 AM   #9
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Yeah I might just trim it tonight

I will be getting a new bumper with a metal skid pretty soon.

The stubby skid from LOD won't rub will it?
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Unread 05-04-2009, 10:58 AM   #10
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Dang not wasting any time are you Matt! Looks great, I'm thinking of selling off my rig and starting over with a 4 door JK.
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Unread 05-04-2009, 11:05 AM   #11
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Looking good. See you've also moved to the soft top for summer.
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Unread 05-04-2009, 11:34 AM   #12
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What size rims are those?
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Unread 05-04-2009, 12:14 PM   #13
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What size rims are those?
Judging by his profile, I'm going to go out on a limb and say 15" steelies.

I'm feeling lucky....15x8 Cragar D window, perhaps?
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Unread 05-04-2009, 12:22 PM   #14
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When you buy a front bumper, buy a skid plate to go with it and dispose of the plastic air dam properly. That's a nice looking dog.

It looks like something is wrong with your allignment or something because your 35's look crooked from the front.
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Unread 05-04-2009, 12:26 PM   #15
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wait a minute, bad *** jeep parked right next to a FJ, looks like my driveway. are we long lost brothers??
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