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Old October 22nd, 2012, 07:18 PM   #141
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I love how those 17's look!

Ya, they look good. I almost went with an aluminum wheel, but decided to go with steel at the last minute for strength. And I can always add beadlocks to these.




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Take it off any sweet jumps?

All of the hills were pretty steep from the wind, but we found a few. Waiting on pics and vids from some friends.
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 07:55 PM   #142
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Ya, they look good. I almost went with an aluminum wheel, but decided to go with steel at the last minute for strength. And I can always add beadlocks to these.







All of the hills were pretty steep from the wind, but we found a few. Waiting on pics and vids from some friends.

Waiting
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 08:09 PM   #143
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What about something like this for the steering? Should be able to match up the angles and keep the same tie rod.

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Old October 22nd, 2012, 08:13 PM   #144
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This steering is in pretty rough shape. I've had Heims on a few rigs for steering, and I wanted to get back to TRE's on this one.
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 08:18 PM   #145
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Just out of curiosity whats the reasoning for going back to TREs?
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 08:20 PM   #146
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X2. I love my heims.
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 08:26 PM   #147
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No real reason. Just wanted to try them out. I think they look a little better too
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Old October 23rd, 2012, 07:25 PM   #148
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I seen you guys at silver lake jeep looks good. Wish I had mine up there but had a blast on my bike.
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Old October 23rd, 2012, 07:42 PM   #149
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Old October 24th, 2012, 10:59 AM   #150
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glad the springs were good! tighten up the valving a bit on compression (maybe loosen rebound too)

Let me know if you decide you want bumps for it - PAC has bumps too!
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Old October 24th, 2012, 03:23 PM   #151
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Thanks Mike. I'm looking into valving now.
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Old October 30th, 2012, 07:52 PM   #152
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Added some bump stops. We'll see how they hold up.

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Old October 30th, 2012, 08:30 PM   #153
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Man, what a nice set-up! your xj looks really good!!!
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Old October 31st, 2012, 05:10 AM   #154
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Old October 31st, 2012, 08:07 AM   #155
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Looking good.
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Old October 31st, 2012, 08:55 AM   #156
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[QUOTE=wadey;3195304]What about something like this for the steering? Should be able to match up the angles and keep the same tie rod.

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That pic looks familiar lol. this steering works great. it has tre's at the steering knuckle and heim joints on drag link and trac bar. was only way i could get jeep to do a full steer left to right. drives better than new and best it has ever been even with 9" of lift and no sway bar. i used 1 5/8 1/4 WALL DOM on all bars . best part no bump steer finally
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Old October 31st, 2012, 03:54 PM   #157
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Thanks guys! I'm looking into the RuffStuff TRE steering. It's a ways away, Jeep needs other things first, and the steering on there works for now.
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Old November 3rd, 2012, 04:58 PM   #158
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Very cool build. Will be taking pointers off yours during my swap. That is if I keep it.lol
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Old November 3rd, 2012, 07:35 PM   #159
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Old November 3rd, 2012, 08:53 PM   #160
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Meh, it does decent.

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