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Old January 7th, 2010, 07:39 PM   #121
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your cvs aren't at as much of an angle as my buddies... you should be fine. looks good. ill trade ya :)
lol yeah i asked about it and they promised i would probably be fine, after inspecting it all i love it and it looks great. only part i need is a u joint on t case side. 30 more bucks and ill be complete! i want to get a rebel flag banner on the back window done. nice truck but mine has been cared by my dad its whole life and after spending almost 5k on this lift and being an 01 with only 110k i would have to pass. i would figure mine to be worth like 10,000 to 11,000. i do like your truck alot though!

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Old January 7th, 2010, 08:37 PM   #122
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what makes it huge? me and my brother solid axle swapped his 03 silverado and 15'' of lift later i would say that was big but not huge. either way you have a nice looking truck, take care of it. i'm jealous
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Old January 7th, 2010, 08:39 PM   #123
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lol that's what i was thinking. To me after owning it in my family for 9 years and looking dinky for that long it looks huge to me now.
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Old January 7th, 2010, 09:11 PM   #124
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nice chebby, any plans on taking it out soon? Gonna start a build on my new zj project. but no plans on taking it to a shop
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Old January 7th, 2010, 10:03 PM   #125
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nice chebby, any plans on taking it out soon? Gonna start a build on my new zj project. but no plans on taking it to a shop
in the spring i do but im not a winter wheeling guy. i don't like the ice and snow. mounds primarily and silver lake. i made off not spending much more to have it professionally installed due to discounts and gift cards. And sweet miss that xj? i havent even seen your new zj. i have some small stuff i want done to make it look good heres my list. i took the work box out btw, looks better

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-blacked out headlight covers
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-undercoated frame and everything
-new exhaust system with chrome tip :) haha
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this stuff will all get done slowly over the remaining winter. so everyone keep posted!
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Old January 7th, 2010, 10:10 PM   #126
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run a magna flow not a flowmaster. sounds like shit and its tingy and makes all sorts of shity noices. i wouldnt put them on anything.
LIES! i ran a flowmaster with no cat on my chevy and it was beastly. nice n throaty but quiet when it needed to be
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Old January 7th, 2010, 10:23 PM   #127
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in the spring i do but im not a winter wheeling guy. i don't like the ice and snow. mounds primarily and silver lake. i made off not spending much more to have it professionally installed due to discounts and gift cards. And sweet miss that xj? i havent even seen your new zj. i have some small stuff i want done to make it look good heres my list. i took the work box out btw, looks better

-gears
-springs in the rear
-blacked out headlight covers
-tinted windows
-rebel flag rear window
-undercoated frame and everything
-new exhaust system with chrome tip :) haha
-throttle body spacer
-tonneau cover

this stuff will all get done slowly over the remaining winter. so everyone keep posted!
Looks great, but I thought it seemed to by flying a little low in the rear.
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Old January 7th, 2010, 10:25 PM   #128
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Turned out nice. yea cv's arent bad compard to the other guy.
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Old January 7th, 2010, 10:25 PM   #129
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i measured it and it is 1 inch higher in the front than back. It was on a slanted approach in the pictures but in person it looks pretty level.
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Old January 7th, 2010, 10:26 PM   #130
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When i looked at the rear drive shaft only about a 3/4 inch is shinny so it didn't take much more which i was happy about. My cvs are purdy. i love this truck. too bad the mt's suck my nuts in the winter snow/ice.
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Old January 7th, 2010, 10:34 PM   #131
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get the tires siped and they wont suck. mt's rule. my xj is way better with the siped mt's over the bfg at's last year
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Old January 7th, 2010, 11:46 PM   #132
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Thanks yea i figured you wouldnt trade lol
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Old January 8th, 2010, 08:56 AM   #133
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get the tires siped and they wont suck. mt's rule. my xj is way better with the siped mt's over the bfg at's last year
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Old January 8th, 2010, 10:23 AM   #134
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yeah ive heard of sipping. what exactly do they do?
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Old January 8th, 2010, 03:49 PM   #135
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yeah ive heard of sipping. what exactly do they do?
Small cuts in the tread blocks. Makes more voids for the water/ice/snow/dirt to go rather than stay under the blocks of rubber. I have seen it cause chunking on aggresive tires used aggresively though.
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Old January 8th, 2010, 03:54 PM   #136
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yeah ive heard of sipping. what exactly do they do?
I had my last set of BFG M/T's siped and they helped in the rain and snow but after beating them on rocks one of them chunked really bad. I bought them from Discount tire and they siped them so they did replace the tire.

That is my experience with a tire being siped not by the manufacturer. So I would say if your going to be hard on the truck I would not sipe them but from the looks of it your probably not going to be too hard on it so that may be the way to go.

Unsiped they may get a bit slippery at highway speeds so be careful.

Truck looks good BTW.
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Old January 8th, 2010, 04:13 PM   #137
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i have some small stuff i want done to make it look good heres my list. i took the work box out btw, looks better

-gears
-springs in the rear
-blacked out headlight covers
-tinted windows
-rebel flag rear window
-undercoated frame and everything
-new exhaust system with chrome tip :) haha
-throttle body spacer
-tonneau cover

this stuff will all get done slowly over the remaining winter. so everyone keep posted!
Truck looks good. But I'd hold off on the rebel flag. Although, some tint all the way around will look much better. Also, a set of tow mirrors would look pretty good IMO.
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Old January 8th, 2010, 05:24 PM   #138
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anyone know a good place around me to get a good under coating. i want to get it sprayed underneath and frame and stuff. not just a black rattle can but maybe some kind of bedliner.
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Old January 8th, 2010, 05:28 PM   #139
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anyone know a good place around me to get a good under coating. i want to get it sprayed underneath and frame and stuff. not just a black rattle can but maybe some kind of bedliner.
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Old January 8th, 2010, 05:32 PM   #140
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thanks. im basically limited to small upgrades. i want to do things that are from 100-200 or cheaper. like maybe a diff cover or taillights? what do you guys got for ideas
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