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Old August 17th, 2013, 07:10
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Re: I really sold out this time

I built a YJ into something way bigger than I had a use for, problem there is they don't make them in a 4dr. I was looking to go with a CJ8 but those are typically way over priced in they're in good shape, or they're cheaper (but still over priced) for something I'd have to donate to WyoTech's body shop dept in order to be able to afford all the body work it will need. Neither option was something I desired. I also looked into the FSJ's but they run into the same issues.

There is a reason I was looking specifically for 2007-2008 JK's. Thats the oldest/cheapest they get. I wanted something completely stock (because I don't trust other people's work), lower mileage (because its replacing my S4 daily and my XJ), and as clean as possible. I found this one and talked the guy down to a very reasonable price. I'm not going to go out and beat the hell out of it, but I'm not worried about a few dents and scrapes either.
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Old August 19th, 2013, 09:21
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Re: I really sold out this time

I love the 4-door JK's. Perfect Jeep in my opinion for a family, and the aftermarket support for them is beyond nuts! I've been talking myself out of one for a few years now, but eventually I'll have one in my garage....it's only a matter of time.
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Old August 19th, 2013, 15:38
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So I'm looking for an LY5 and matching 6L80E, anybody got a line on a wrecked 2009 Silverado 1500?
Wish you would have bought this just a TAD sooner. I had a brand new LY5 sitting in my garage in a crate (factory over-run). It was complete except for the accessory brackets!
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Old August 19th, 2013, 21:14
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Got the 2.5" spring lift installed today. I also got the rings repainted on my bead locks and installed them with the 35's using SpiderTrax adapters. The Smitty Built spare tire relocation bracket is just temporary, a good thing too as I hate it already. It puts the spare tire way to far back from the tail gate. Again, it temporary. I'm much happier with the way it looks now. I also reprogrammed it using the SuperChips Flash-Paq. I'm not going to say its a race car, but I do think it drives better with the 35's and 91 Octane tune than it did stock. I still want a super charger though. I also had to chop the ends of the front bumper off as it was rubbing pretty bad just pulling it out of my drive way. Nothing pretty there as I have a front bumper already on order for it.





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Old August 19th, 2013, 21:15
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Re: I really sold out this time

linky FAILURE!!!
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Old August 19th, 2013, 22:18
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Shows up fine on my end
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Old August 19th, 2013, 22:35
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looks good! 15" wheels?

I keep talking myself out of one too. How much bigger does it feel than the xj, especially on the trail?
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Old August 19th, 2013, 22:37
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Re: I really sold out this time

I think you pulled a fancy fixy... Looks good low cog - did you have to bump stop much to limit the up travel?
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Old August 19th, 2013, 22:51
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Re: I really sold out this time

The spare is a 15" Wheel, the Trail Ready Beadlocks are 16" Aluminum. They're the ones off of my XJ, so I'm running adapters to go down to the 5x4.5" bolt pattern.

The RE Lift came with extended bump stops, but I'm thinking I'll be going to a flat flare sooner than initially expected. It also looks like some modification to the factory rocker guards will be in order.
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Old August 20th, 2013, 01:13
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Crazy how. Small 35's look on it. Wow. Looks good tho
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Old August 20th, 2013, 08:00
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They say geniuses pick green.
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Old August 20th, 2013, 09:03
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Looks great Dutch!
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They say geniuses pick green boogers.
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Old August 20th, 2013, 11:23
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Old August 20th, 2013, 19:35
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lol like every one here hasnt already seen your plates....yes full of win on cutting more of that diving board off
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