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post #1 of 20 Old 01-15-2011, 05:51 AM Thread Starter
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Hey fellas, not a lot of talk on the forum lately so.....

because im bored, and there isnt a lot of chat on the forum i decided to #1 upgrdade my membership here on the forum! YAY and #2 to give the girlfriend my credit card and my 2008 VW jetta and go shopping (right now you are like wtf why do we care, right?)

Well i did this so i can jack up my 08 Riot and take some underneath pics as well as paint my pillow exhaust hanging out my a**!!! so ill post some before and after pics as well today!!!

Feel free to make some general discusion and comment about my riot and whatnot.

PS. just bought a 3 ton jack and jack stands last night, CANT WAIT TO TRY EM!!!

Have a great day Jeepsters!

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post #2 of 20 Old 01-15-2011, 06:28 AM
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Thanks for supporting the Forum!

Sounds like you're in a "tool" buying mode too. I'm sure that you'll find the service jack and jack stands both time saving and life saving when you need them. Something else I've found even more handy for quick things is a set of car ramps. You don't need anything expensive. I have the good heavy "plastic/rubber" looking ones, they may be ABS plastic - not sure, but they've held up well over the last 20 years or so and they're light weight too.

I've no idea why some of the mufflers came black, mine did, and some are silver. Maybe the spec just calls out for a "protective coating". BBQ paint works well. Either way they still end up dirty.

and last...if the gf/wife ain't happy, ain't nobody happy!

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Here are some before and after photos of the exhaust. I also upgraded the door speakers too, they are no 500watt kenwood 6x9s and they are a sh*t ton better then the stock (to bad i ran out of money to do the rear ones) I also had some left over waterproof LED strips and a remote control box, so i put them into my grill to give my jeep a one of a kind look but ill probably take them out. (ill add pics of that if you like)
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****Before i had a jeep I didnt know why you guys parked in snow banks and made sure to hit puddles and mud but now i understand....It really is a Jeep thing!!!!!****
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****Before i had a jeep I didnt know why you guys parked in snow banks and made sure to hit puddles and mud but now i understand....It really is a Jeep thing!!!!!****
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post #5 of 20 Old 01-16-2011, 11:31 AM
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Q

I keep meaning to paint my muffler black...not that it bothers me but I have this khaki (body) and black thing going and the rims and muffler are the only things that aren't black. Heck, I even replaced the stock antenna with a shorter, black rubber one.

At any rate, looks good!
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Man I should post some pics of my buddies patriot. Has a custom exhaust, custom baja bumper, lifted 2 1/4 inches. It looks nasty

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OntarioPatriot- Thanks, yeah it was quick and easy as you could imagine. The only thing is that here in MA its like 18*F outside so i had to use heaters in my garage! But its definitely worth doing.

And cherokeekid58- Yeah im sure that looks sick, i defenitly want to see the pics because thats what i plan on doing!!

****Before i had a jeep I didnt know why you guys parked in snow banks and made sure to hit puddles and mud but now i understand....It really is a Jeep thing!!!!!****
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Gramps- I had a pair of metal ramps, but sold them when i moved. I Need taller jacks though!! those things were way to short, barely lifted her at all. Also i wasnt to sure where to actually place the jack stands??

also do you think the rubberized undercoating spray would stick under the wheel wells do deaden the sound? would it even work?

****Before i had a jeep I didnt know why you guys parked in snow banks and made sure to hit puddles and mud but now i understand....It really is a Jeep thing!!!!!****
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OntarioPatriot- Thanks, yeah it was quick and easy as you could imagine. The only thing is that here in MA its like 18*F outside so i had to use heaters in my garage! But its definitely worth doing.
Ha ha, it isn't much prettier up here in northern Canada. That's why I was going to wait until the spring to do it myself.
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Gramps- I had a pair of metal ramps, but sold them when i moved. I Need taller jacks though!! those things were way to short, barely lifted her at all. Also i wasnt to sure where to actually place the jack stands??

also do you think the rubberized undercoating spray would stick under the wheel wells do deaden the sound? would it even work?
Under "lift Kit" in the Quick links: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f98/m...2/#post4772012

Make yourself some 2x4 or 4x4 solid boxes with a big foot print to set them on. I've looked for taller jack stands and they are kinda spendy and get just as wobbly.

The undercoating could help but I think matting under the inside panels would be better. Different tires help to.

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Hm thats a good idea, Any idea on the placement of the jacks, as in where do i place them on the car, on the axel? i felt like that was not strong enough.

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The lift points are in fig 1 at the link above. Position 1 is, of course, on a lift; position 2 is for jack stands. If I recall I positioned the jack just forward of the points indicated and put the jack stands as marked. I also tend to use a 2x4 between the jack and the lifting point to distribute the weight and not crinkle any metal.

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I actualy have read that thread before, but very informative again none the less! One question though, that lift kit is a spacer kit right? not new springs and shocks (are they even made for the Riot)? Wouldnt it be better to have larger springs and shocks rather then modifying the OEM parts? Just wondering, i believe there was another thread that talked about this but i wasnt quite sure.

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Yup, this kit is just spacers. The Aussie kit involves changing the springs for which you would need a spring compressor to install the kit and more $'s. I hear that the ride is better with the Aussie kit but I don't think the RRO kit rides bad at all.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f98/s...pplier-990277/

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I like my RRO spacer lift and it has worked fine for me now with 40,000+ miles on the Patriot. There are pictures of my Patriot with the lift and the RRO rock sliders on it too in the quick links section under northwoods jeep jamboree.

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