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post #106 of 215 Old 07-30-2013, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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We wanted to look around at wheels. When we bought our Pro Comp rims, we didn’t think we needed bead locks (at least I didn’t). They haven’t held up as well as we expected so at some point we’ll upgrade. TOGM really likes the engineering behind the Hutchenson Rock Monster Wheels (he has Hutchenson brand on one of his restored military trucks and are DOT compliant). They don’t have a rock ring but the rep said in a couple of months we should see one available. I actually liked the looks of the Method Racing Wheels. We are still researching and trying to decide. Didn’t order wheels at the show.

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post #107 of 215 Old 07-30-2013, 05:59 PM
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So when's the 37s goin on?
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WOW! HECK OF AN UPDATE pretty upsetting wouldve been nice to see her at the pa jeep show but I didnt make it out. that rock course does look fun and I must say I also love ps stuff!

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post #109 of 215 Old 07-30-2013, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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So when's the 37s goin on?
Ha Ha ... Nope we thought long and hard about the tire size and kept it at 35" for a number of reasons. Not the least of which is the local club we wheel with has a max tire size of 35" to try to preserve the quality of the trails. The North East has few enough areas to legally wheel, we want to keep those areas open. Plus, I'm kind of old school in my thinking ... a good spotter, a good driver, and a moderately built Jeep can usually keep up with the big boys just fine.
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WOW! HECK OF AN UPDATE pretty upsetting wouldve been nice to see her at the pa jeep show but I didnt make it out. that rock course does look fun and I must say I also love ps stuff!
You missed a good time and lots of super nice rigs to drool over!
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Poison Spyder Crusher Corners dry fit

The order for the corner armor came in and we did the dry fit and install prep. Integrated fenders would have been preferable but we already have the Poison Spyder fenders and the body armor behind the rocker knockers installed so we just went with the corners. All in all they fit up pretty well, just had to trim about 1/8” off where each side met the body armor.






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post #112 of 215 Old 08-12-2013, 07:18 AM Thread Starter
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DIY Resistor Mounting Bracket

TOGM fabricated a bracket for mounting the resistors for the tail lights. The driverís side was more difficult to find a spot for it.


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post #113 of 215 Old 08-12-2013, 07:25 AM Thread Starter
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Poison Spyder Crusher Corners install

The corner armor came back from the powder coat company nice and shiny. With the prep and pre-fit, they installed in a jiffy. The round tail lights are really growing on me!





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post #114 of 215 Old 08-13-2013, 08:29 PM
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With the new trail cage, I thought the Safari Straps Warrior Extended Long cage netting looked a little busy and talked TOGM into ordering a new set of Safari Straps Warrior cage. Much better.

The long set will go to one of the twins if they want it. If not, we’ll list on craigslist. I don’t see us ever going back to the long set.
Clean, I love when Jeeps are built right... How do you like your Safari Straps? Quality, Fit, Etc...
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Love the corner armor! Looks awesome! Glad you decided you liked the round lights.
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Great build, awesome choice with mods - nice, clean and subtle just how I like my jeeps. Hope to see you around Boston sometime

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post #117 of 215 Old 08-14-2013, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
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Clean, I love when Jeeps are built right... How do you like your Safari Straps? Quality, Fit, Etc...
Thank you for reading the build thread! We love the Safari Straps ... this is the 3rd year we've had them and they are exposed to the weather for most of the summer months. We just put on the shorter net when we put the trail cage in and there is no difference in the wear, color, fading, etc. between the new netting and the old side panels. No flapping or noise.
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Love the corner armor! Looks awesome! Glad you decided you liked the round lights.
Thanks. Every time I second guess that decision I pull up pictures of old military Jeeps to remind me of why I like them!

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Great build, awesome choice with mods - nice, clean and subtle just how I like my jeeps. Hope to see you around Boston sometime
Thank you for reading!

Maybe we'll see you on a trail some time!
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post #120 of 215 Old 08-14-2013, 09:18 AM
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Well heck what can I say that hasnít been said already. As always I enjoy checking in on your build to see the progress youíve made and the clean and detailed workmanship that you do.
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