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Unread 11-06-2012, 06:29 PM   #46
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I have that carrier. It's pure beef. The adjustable mount is nice because you can adjust the tire to sit closer to the tailgate.


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Great build! You have done a nice job without doing all the crazy bling stuff I see so much of. Very clean looking and balance is very nice with that lift and the 35's. I love the cb mount as well.
Thanks Dirtman, you know I've wheeled with you before. You mistook me for the silver JK that busted their hardtop on a tree...Luckily that wasn't me but some other poor smuck.

And thanks for the compliment on the balance of it all because that's what I was intending to do without going over the top but still making sure I bumped it's capabilities up a ton. I'm sure I'll see you on the trails fairly soon, I wheel with Nickit and those guys.

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Unread 11-06-2012, 07:29 PM   #47
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Lookin' good!
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Unread 11-07-2012, 05:38 AM   #48
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Hope to see you again soon. We are doing badlands this sat, dec 2 for toys for tots and dec 8
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Unread 11-07-2012, 03:23 PM   #49
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My wheel finally came so I went and got it mounted and balanced. Slapped it on and it fits like a glove! Also you can still see my 3rd brake light. Here's some pictures and also note my driveway is on a slight upward incline. Enjoy



Side view of how close it sits to the tailgate:



Gate open...this thing is solid:



I still live pretty close to Chicago so I not only have Gorilla locks but now this added safety feature:



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Unread 11-11-2012, 10:54 AM   #50
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Northridge 4x4 LED interior dome light replacement upgrade. Got this as a birthday gift from the GF and thought it was just going to be a minor light upgrade but it was a MAJOR light output upgrade. The pictures don't do this thing justice at all but you can see it is more of a bright white instead of a dull yellow like the factory. For $15-20 I think this upgrade is well worth it and the install was 5min tops.

Here's the comparison of the two:


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Unread 11-18-2012, 12:59 PM   #51
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Hit 40,000 miles today! Not to bad for a 2008:



Also put this Smittybilt tailgate G.E.A.R panel on with bags and honestly for $54 bucks off Amazon this thing is worth every penny. The big bag to the left in the picture fits cans of spray paint, WD-40, silicone spray, and much more without issue and the bag on the right is going to be filled with medical supplies. I might even get crafty and put a "red cross" patch on it Some of the reviews on Amazon were complaining about the crappy self tap screws that Smittybilt included so I bought some better ones and didn't even have to pre-drill the holes like Smittybilt recommends in the instructions. It took longer to hang the bags then to run the 10 screws in.

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Unread 11-20-2012, 04:05 PM   #52
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Took up another project with my father (Tomimal) and the build is posted under the XJ forum. Nothing really on it right now except for this picture :



Refer to my signature if you'd like to follow that as well.
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Unread 12-07-2012, 10:04 AM   #53
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Coast front drive shaft, superchips, and a couple other little goodies should be on their way for Christmas! Stay tuned!
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Unread 12-14-2012, 12:13 PM   #54
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This is awesome! Great looking build. I really like the RK system! We had that on our own JK until we went bigger and it was perfect for 35's! You did a great job with the Monstaliner, too. Looks good and you can never go wrong with a silver and black rig!

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This is awesome! Great looking build. I really like the RK system! We had that on our own JK until we went bigger and it was perfect for 35's! You did a great job with the Monstaliner, too. Looks good and you can never go wrong with a silver and black rig!

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Hey thanks Phil. Very glad I went with the RK suspension and absolutely love it. I don't plan on running anything bigger than 35s anytime soon considering this is also my DD. Next on my list is a new Coast front drive shaft, Superchips, and a couple small things for Christmas. Hopefully in the near future you'll see me do rear drive shaft, regear to 5.13s, and RK tie rod. Then I'll most likely focus on lighting and possibly a snorkel

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Unread 12-15-2012, 06:20 PM   #56
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Nice work!! Really enjoyed this thread from start to finish. Your starting point was essentially the same as mine so this has given me a ton of inspiration for future projects.
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Unread 12-15-2012, 06:47 PM   #57
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Nice work!! Really enjoyed this thread from start to finish. Your starting point was essentially the same as mine so this has given me a ton of inspiration for future projects.
Thank you and I'm glad it could be of some help! Thanks for dropping in.
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Unread 12-29-2012, 05:07 PM   #58
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Man that thing looks great! I gotta ask though, why did you extend your axle breather lines but not the transfer case and transmission??
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Man that thing looks great! I gotta ask though, why did you extend your axle breather lines but not the transfer case and transmission??
Thanks man and to tell you the truth , pure laziness. The Jeep was out of service for over two weeks because of my work schedule and I did things bit by bit and the breathers were the last thing to do. I did the axle breathers and it was coming to the end of the day and I called it quits. Was to antsy to get the thing back on the road and I still haven't gone back to that yet haha. Coast front drive shaft , superchips , and rugged ridge snorkel are waiting for install so I guess I'll try to do the other breathers also
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Unread 12-30-2012, 12:03 PM   #60
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I know exactly how you feel, I did the same thing in opposite order. Got my RR snorkel done, still haven't gotten around to any of my breathers LOL. And here I sit with a couple days off but **** man its freezing outside One day though!!!!
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