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Offline Atch

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Re: Man That Jeep is Bright!
« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2012, 11:54:44 AM »
What did you end up going with for the above products?

TnT Customs Sliders, JKS Adj. Quicker Disconnects, and Viair Heavy Duty ADA

You end up getting these from Northridge?
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Re: Man That Jeep is Bright!
« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2012, 08:09:02 PM »
You end up getting these from Northridge?

Yup, all of it.
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Re: Man That Jeep is Bright!
« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2012, 09:14:15 AM »
Are you going to do anything with those stock fenders? (One of my pet peeves on the JKs)

What's wrong with the JK stock fenders?  they look good with 35s...what they are made for.
I'm just not a fan of them. They are too bulky looking for my tastes, and are too much plastic. You can completely change the look of a JK by just changing the fenders.

This is all just my not-so-humble opinion....and hijack. Carry on!

You can change the look, but at the same time the sheet metal on the JK is so thin that many of the aftermarket fenders will damage the sheet metal if you rub or hit them the wrong way. I have ripped my stock fenders off, and I have never damaged the body. I prefer it when my armor sacrifices itself to save the Jeep rather than having it the other way around.

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Re: Man That Jeep is Bright!
« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2012, 09:57:05 AM »

You can change the look, but at the same time the sheet metal on the JK is so thin that many of the aftermarket fenders will damage the sheet metal if you rub or hit them the wrong way. I have ripped my stock fenders off, and I have never damaged the body. I prefer it when my armor sacrifices itself to save the Jeep rather than having it the other way around.

Unless to plan to wheel like I do, IE  run into stuff on purpose or get stuck and not care what you rip up getting out, then I would stick to the stock fenders, or get some like Ryan W Has, the bushwacker flatfenders...  Any of the truely strong metal one's in some way actually damage the fenders just by the process of installation.  On the other hand when pushed to the limit from personal exp I can tell you they also can save you a ton of body work.  :-)    Another idea if the stock ones look to bulky for you is to trim them down.  here is a great link to get an idea how to do this trimming of the stock fenders.   http://www.jk-forum.com/jk-write-ups-39/reds-fender-trim-detailed-pics-video-80145/
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« Reply #19 on: December 24, 2012, 07:34:48 PM »
Merry Christmas everyone! Especially me  ;D

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« Reply #20 on: December 28, 2012, 08:49:20 PM »
A pic of everything I ordered:


Got the JKS Quicker Disconnects installed today. Pretty easy and painless. An advantage of a stubby bumper is that it doesn't get in the way of working in that area.
Out with the fairly new and in with the new:



I'll get going on the air compressor in the next couple days.
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« Reply #21 on: December 28, 2012, 09:53:17 PM »
They're easy & painless until they're greasy & on uneven ground
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« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2013, 11:51:05 AM »
I spent my New Year's Eve getting my sliders and air compressor installed for the New Year's Day farm run. Discos came off and went back on without too much trouble. Sliders took a little hit in flat crack, money well spent.  :)  OBA filled my tires and another's without a hitch.








My first real trail damage. My Jeep can no longer be mistaken for a mall crawler now. Woohoo!!  ;D

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« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2013, 10:50:33 AM »
My buddy and I got the springs put in last night. Results are being calculated and analyzed...
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Re: Man That Jeep is Bright!
« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2013, 11:11:04 AM »
Do you need to borrow my calculator? lol
I'm setting a record for the most spam on my profile! Thanks all.

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Re: Man That Jeep is Bright!
« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2013, 12:46:12 PM »
My buddy and I got the springs put in last night. Results are being calculated and analyzed...
I am thinking they had to take there shoes off to count...

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Re: Man That Jeep is Bright!
« Reply #26 on: January 22, 2013, 12:49:28 PM »
Oh, look, It's your new gal Ryan...


  Maybe this gal has them mezmorized?

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« Reply #27 on: January 22, 2013, 04:18:17 PM »
If my Jeep went any higher, we'd have needed another set of hands!

Just realized this.............. What sort of protection do those sliders offer? They don't extend to anywhere near the wheel wells.

Probably don't need to with that lady's bum there. All the protection one needs!
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Re: Man That Jeep is Bright!
« Reply #28 on: January 22, 2013, 04:22:29 PM »
If my Jeep went any higher, we'd have needed another set of hands!

Just realized this.............. What sort of protection do those sliders offer? They don't extend to anywhere near the wheel wells.

Probably don't need to with that lady's bum there. All the protection one needs!

Sooo, what did you end up with net lift wise?

Inquiring minds want to know...
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Re: Man That Jeep is Bright!
« Reply #29 on: January 22, 2013, 04:24:34 PM »

Sooo, what did you end up with net lift wise?

Inquiring minds want to know...

I can't type that fast  :(
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