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Unread 05-24-2009, 11:24 PM   #46
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Hey, if you put 15" wheels on what was factory 16/17/18", does it screw with the ABS electronics, or any of the other computer crap? I'm asking cuz my tire guy said it would, and to stay clear of 15's for my factory 16's. Any light that won't go off? Buzzes? you know, annoying stuff

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Unread 05-25-2009, 09:21 PM   #47
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No it doesn't screw anything up. That is a really weird thing to say. The only thing that buzzes is the TPMS because I left them on my old wheels
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Unread 05-25-2009, 09:25 PM   #48
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So I took her out wheeling today and got some body damage

Both the bumper "end caps" have a big dent in them, my rear left taillight is hanging off, A little dent/scratch on my door, and I got a little rip in my top

It was muddy so I slid off a rock into a tree. I hate mud.


I will take some pictures tomorrow and upload them.




I had a really fun time wheeling again though. It ended up the guy who I sold my old TJ too was there so I got to wheel with my old baby again. That was pretty neat. I had a blast. Now I just need to do a few repairs and get a new front bumper.
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Unread 05-25-2009, 09:42 PM   #49
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here are a couple pictures...

my old baby



a couple trail pics







and a really big turtle

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Unread 05-26-2009, 07:42 AM   #50
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now pics of the damage...












and a picture of how she is sitting at work today....






I know what I am doing after work...
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Unread 05-26-2009, 08:01 AM   #51
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hell yeah!!! wheel it hard, dude!


breakage = excuse to buy mods


lol
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Unread 05-26-2009, 08:05 AM   #52
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exactly


new bumper, tube fenders, corners with integrated tail light, and the ORH top coming in the future
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Unread 05-26-2009, 10:19 AM   #53
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Hey mattman, instead of a new bumper, why dont you just cut the OEM into a stubby and save a few bucks for now? Just a little idea....? good pics though man!!
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Unread 05-26-2009, 10:46 AM   #54
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I might do that for now but I was going to buy a new bumper anyways. This just might be an excuse to speed up the process






I made my first jeep payment today
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Unread 05-28-2009, 09:41 AM   #55
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It put my front soft doors together and put them on last night. They need quite a bit of adjusting still.


Tonight I will be putting the CB and rear soft doors on.







front bumper will hopefully be ordered next week
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Unread 05-28-2009, 09:44 AM   #56
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Damn, she's come a long way in a little time... Looks great!
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Current - 2008 Unlimited Wrangler Rubicon. Rock Krawler Stock Mod 2.5" lift, 35x12.50x15 Cooper STT's on Pro-Comp D-Windows, Husky Floor Liners, Mastercraft Grab Handles, Weathertech Side Window Deflectors, Hitch mounted D-Ring, Rancho Oil Pan Skid, Rugged Ridge E-Disco Skid, and a Skid Row Evap Canister Skid plate.

[B]It is better to keep one's mouth shut and be thought a fool.... than to open it and remove all doubt[/B].
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Unread 05-28-2009, 09:46 AM   #57
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mattman you make me jealous i have followed your thread and i like your work nice rig dude
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Unread 05-28-2009, 10:04 AM   #58
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thanks guys

I am very pleased how she is turning out. The new doors make it feel more like a jeep.


Next on my list is full size spare, extended bumpstops, front bumper, tire carrier, winch, more skids and armor, then a bigger lift
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Unread 05-28-2009, 12:00 PM   #59
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wow I just realized I started the build only 24 days ago...

I need to slow down
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Unread 05-28-2009, 12:01 PM   #60
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Hopefully you're not missing mortgage payments...
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