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post #1 of 31 Old 09-23-2011, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
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My Build: Adventures of Tim and his Mall Crawler

After more than a year of planning, my Jeep is starting to come together.

Cut pinch seam



Ready for tire install


Before

After

Tires: 315/70R17 Kelly Safari TSR
Rims: 17x8" Mamba MR1 (4.75" BS)
Lift: None

MOPAR Off-Road Rear Bumper


Stay tuned for 3" BDS lift install

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post #2 of 31 Old 09-23-2011, 08:29 PM
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Lookin' good Tim
Research and planning are the keys to a successful build.
Well money and time are helpful too!
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post #3 of 31 Old 09-23-2011, 11:13 PM
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Yeah, come back with a reviews on the Safari's. I know a couple of dudes who run them and say they perform well. The only bad thing I have heard is that the throw rocks like 8 year old misfits. You'll like that BDS set up, I believe they use Bilstein Shocks, if I am not mistaken..good product.

08" X, 2DR, Jeep Green, RIPP Gen II Supercharger, Custom painted graphite MB Stryker 16" wheels, 35" Dura-Tracs, flat fenders, XRC Front bumper w/ XRC 8 winch, Superchips Flashpaq, Safari Straps, OME/ARB MD coils, Bilstein 5100's, JKS front and rear track bars, Superior 5.13 gears, Detroit True Trac LSD, A to Z Fab Rock Sliders
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What a difference just wheels and tires make, looks great.
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post #5 of 31 Old 09-24-2011, 01:06 AM
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By any chance do you know your gearing? I have the same stock tires and am gonna add 33s and want to know if I'm gonna lose much power

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Lookin' good Tim
Research and planning are the keys to a successful build.
Well money and time are helpful too!
Thanks Jim! This forum has been instrumental in my research!

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Yeah, come back with a reviews on the Safari's. I know a couple of dudes who run them and say they perform well. The only bad thing I have heard is that the throw rocks like 8 year old misfits. You'll like that BDS set up, I believe they use Bilstein Shocks, if I am not mistaken..good product.
Thank you and yea, I will come back with a review soon. I chose Kelly tires not only for the price but because they are owned and made by Goodyear. So far I really like them. Looks aggressive enough with little highway noise.

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What a difference just wheels and tires make, looks great.
Thank you for all your help with the pinch seam! If any of you are curious about cutting the pinch seam please check out 1222's thread. He also provided me with the tip to use permatex on the cut edge.


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By any chance do you know your gearing? I have the same stock tires and am gonna add 33s and want to know if I'm gonna lose much power
I have 3.73 gearing. You wont lose much if any power if you have 3.73 gearing and 33's.
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post #7 of 31 Old 09-24-2011, 09:59 AM
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I love those wheels, almost got them myself, now you have me thinking again....
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post #8 of 31 Old 09-24-2011, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
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I love those wheels, almost got them myself, now you have me thinking again....
Yea me too. I think people are mostly worried about the backspacing. At full turn I rubbed on the air dam only. I removed the air dam immediately.
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post #9 of 31 Old 09-24-2011, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
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Mall rated

Simple DIY project to improve the look of your calipers

The stock calipers provide a good base to paint on. No need to sandpaper or prime




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how much did ur tires run u? I was looking at the duratrac would like to see the difference in prices, thx.
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how much did ur tires run u? I was looking at the duratrac would like to see the difference in prices, thx.
$210 USD a tire. I had a local tire shop match an online price I found.
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post #12 of 31 Old 09-25-2011, 06:41 AM
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Looking good lets see the after Lift pics

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Looking good lets see the after Lift pics
Thank you. I hope to have the lift on next week.

Saw this at Chipotle. This is not my Jeep.
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post #14 of 31 Old 09-25-2011, 05:27 PM
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33" Tires Will Work

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I have 3.73 gearing. You wont lose much if any power if you have 3.73 gearing and 33's.
Agreed. I just went to 33's on my two door with automatic (3.73 gearing) and it is a little less peppy but it's not worth $1,500 to change the gearing... I think I can re-program it and get it back close to stock. I had the 29" stock wheels and went with Rugged Ridge Satin Black 17"x9" rims with Nitto A/T tires. (I'd post a pic but too few posts.)

So... I added Nitto Terra Grapplers 285/70/17 (33"). No rub at all. $190 each (plus $17 for mount and balance... great local shop to DC called Radial Tires in Silver Spring, MD) for five tires.

BTW, great adds to your jeep. The lift will look great.

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This is exactly the wheel and tire size combo (looking at Duratracs) that I was looking at for a new 2012 Rubicon.

So you didn't have any trouble with rubbing with that backspacing?
Did you have any trouble mounting the 315 onto an 8" rim (I've read that some shops won't do it).

I see you bought an AEV ProCal Module. Would you order it again...is it necessary and worth the money?

I made this illustration to show BS'ing. Does it look correct based on your set-up?



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