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Unread 02-03-2014, 08:11 PM   #361
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Looking good john. I start looking for my jk next week. Hopefully I'll have one by the end of the month. How you like the arb bumper?

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Unread 02-04-2014, 04:12 PM   #362
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Looking good john. I start looking for my jk next week. Hopefully I'll have one by the end of the month. How you like the arb bumper?
Thanks man, joining the jk side? Haha

I like it alot! Very nice design, its simple, stout, compact and it looks good. Has lots of options for mounting lights. Overall very happy with it.
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Unread 02-04-2014, 05:10 PM   #363
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So what's next on the to do list?
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Unread 02-04-2014, 05:35 PM   #364
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So what's next on the to do list?
Right now my buddy is hooking me up with some "dynamat" and were gonna do the whole floor with it, other than that I'm deciding whether I wanna get the EVO d rings for the back, or get a new bumper. JCR is just now coming out with some sexy looking products that I might have to bite into. Also might trade the HID's for some trucklites. Well see!
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Unread 02-04-2014, 06:29 PM   #365
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Right now my buddy is hooking me up with some "dynamat" and were gonna do the whole floor with it, other than that I'm deciding whether I wanna get the EVO d rings for the back, or get a new bumper. JCR is just now coming out with some sexy looking products that I might have to bite into. Also might trade the HID's for some trucklites. Well see!
evo d rings are nice, i think ill be welding mine in though when i make my own rear bumper/cross member soon
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Unread 02-04-2014, 06:40 PM   #366
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evo d rings are nice, i think ill be welding mine in though when i make my own rear bumper/cross member soon
Home come? Couldnt you just make your own and weld them in for cheaper than buying some? Or is that what your doing haha
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Unread 02-04-2014, 07:54 PM   #367
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Home come? Couldnt you just make your own and weld them in for cheaper than buying some? Or is that what your doing haha
well they're only 100$ and by the time i go two 1" thick pieces of steel and cut them, it wouldn't be worth it, plus i already have them. i could sell them but i probly would only get like 50 bucks. so not really worth it
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Unread 02-04-2014, 09:01 PM   #368
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well they're only 100$ and by the time i go two 1" thick pieces of steel and cut them, it wouldn't be worth it, plus i already have them. i could sell them but i probly would only get like 50 bucks. so not really worth it
Oh you already have them.. how do you like them? Alot of people complain about how they dont sit flush with the frame rail. Why doesnt evo just remount the hole more towards the rear to push it out more? Seems like they could have solved alot of peoples problems, without having to cut into the weld that holds the crossmember..
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Unread 02-04-2014, 11:54 PM   #369
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Unread 02-09-2014, 10:52 PM   #370
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awesome build
Thanks!

Small update, the NW got some "unexpected" snow this weekend. Jeep performed great! Aired the tires down to 15psi and it chugged along anywhere I wanted to go. I had to shuttle my girlfriend to work two days in a row, and my friends mom to the airport! I dont mind being a taxi haha.

Only frustration was my 2 month old bosch icon wipers.. top of the line right? Worst wipers ive ever owned. The streaked within the first month, and dont have any sort of pressure on the outsides/middle. Therefor, I couldnt see anything! I managed to get to autozone and they recommended some insights. Never heard of them, but he put them on for me before I bought them and they were the best wipers ive ever seen. We fit 16" blades too instead of 15" if anyone wonders.

Exciting build when you talk about wipers.. but whats the point of winter driving if you cant see ****?

Pictures to come.
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Unread 02-10-2014, 06:10 AM   #371
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Thanks!

Small update, the NW got some "unexpected" snow this weekend. Jeep performed great! Aired the tires down to 15psi and it chugged along anywhere I wanted to go. I had to shuttle my girlfriend to work two days in a row, and my friends mom to the airport! I dont mind being a taxi haha.

Only frustration was my 2 month old bosch icon wipers.. top of the line right? Worst wipers ive ever owned. The streaked within the first month, and dont have any sort of pressure on the outsides/middle. Therefor, I couldnt see anything! I managed to get to autozone and they recommended some insights. Never heard of them, but he put them on for me before I bought them and they were the best wipers ive ever seen. We fit 16" blades too instead of 15" if anyone wonders.

Exciting build when you talk about wipers.. but whats the point of winter driving if you cant see ****?

Pictures to come.
Wipers are my best mod to date! Mine are good so far, maybe it needs a month or two.
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Unread 02-10-2014, 05:07 PM   #372
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Wipers are my best mod to date! Mine are good so far, maybe it needs a month or two.
I noticed you added some, maybe I just got a bad set. I also drive alot of back roads and mountain roads so maybe the rock they lay down has something to do with it. I did like them though at first, but progressively got worse?

Heres a couple pictures. This was when the snow started, its now a melting mess around here. Also got my first rock chip in the windshield. Its right where I cant really see it, but it will definitely crack over time im thinking. Its on my side too lol.



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Unread 02-10-2014, 06:32 PM   #373
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Why did you air down to drive on road? I've driven in a lot of snow with my JK and never did that. Just curious I guess.
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Unread 02-10-2014, 07:05 PM   #374
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Why did you air down to drive on road? I've driven in a lot of snow with my JK and never did that. Just curious I guess.
Well compared to my WJ, this handled like a turd. I dont like the 4wd at all, its jerky and the traction control can go to you know where for all i care. My grand had the 247 2wd-4wd TC and I never slipped once in that thing. I had such great control in that jeep, and this one is complete opposite. It didnt do great with it aired to 28, so i dropped it to 15. It helped a ton, but it still aint no WJ

The road was covered in 6-8" of snow
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Unread 02-10-2014, 07:06 PM   #375
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first pics looks great, yea i wondered that about evo, i think they make great strong products but seem to do some dumb stuff. oh well ill probably just be drilling my own holes when the time comes to make my own rear bumper anyways.
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