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Old January 3rd, 2013, 06:56 PM   #1161
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Today, I finished cutting down all my mag inserts (which proved to be a complete pain in the ass) and I finished up paint. I began mounting the tires on the rims...

I then went to bolt the second one on the jeep and found that the bolt pattern wouldn't fit my JK. I checked the first two when they arrived, and didn't think to check the rest as they all should have been the same. I guess not. I checked them all now, and it's only the one that is wrong, but it still is a major kick in the dick. Now I need an entire replacement rim along with another new center. I'm also still waiting on my 5th tire. I had it ordered, but called to check the status of it today and now I was told it was on backorder even though it was supposed to be in stock when I ordered it. WTF?

Edit: Quick note about the vendor. I sent an email to the vendor about two minutes prior to me making this post. Within about 5 minutes, my phone was ringing. It's not every day a vendor calls you at 8pm to fix and issue. Obviously he was going to replace the center, but he even offered to send me a new rim too no charge! He said both the rim and the center will be shipped first thing in the morning.

Moral of the story, two thumbs up to C&M Performance!
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 08:21 PM   #1162
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That setup is gonna be badass JR, looks great. I did some hardcore wheeling tonight. Drove jeep from the shop to house garage. New steering pump is ready to be picked up in town. Swap that out this weekend (hopefully pulley comes off fairly easily). Then replace starter and should be ready to roll!
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 08:22 PM   #1163
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Awesome work, and the vendor sounds great...
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Old January 4th, 2013, 06:41 AM   #1164
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Beadlocks are looking good! Great news with the vendor, I will be sure to order my centers through them :)
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Old January 4th, 2013, 06:17 PM   #1165
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I ordered a pretty kick ass Rigid led light bar from Dale of www.ironmanoffroad.com

I can't wait to get them mounted and wired for the night run.
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Old January 4th, 2013, 06:21 PM   #1166
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I ordered a pretty kick ass Rigid led light bar from Dale of www.ironmanoffroad.com

I can't wait to get them mounted and wired for the night run.
White or yellow beam? I'd like to see a yellow set in person before I drop that kind of coin.
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Old January 4th, 2013, 06:37 PM   #1167
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White or yellow beam? I'd like to see a yellow set in person before I drop that kind of coin.
You know, I didn't ask. I'm sure he ordered the white, not the amber. I'm getting it in 10" and Dale is getting good prices on these right now.

http://www.rigidindustries.com/v/rig...nchspecter.pdf
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Old January 4th, 2013, 08:25 PM   #1168
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Old January 4th, 2013, 08:29 PM   #1169
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You know, I didn't ask. I'm sure he ordered the white, not the amber. I'm getting it in 10" and Dale is getting good prices on these right now.

http://www.rigidindustries.com/v/rig...nchspecter.pdf
I'm thinking about getting one of these too. Have the rugged ridge HIDs, bright but the bulbs go out all the time...
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Old January 4th, 2013, 10:06 PM   #1170
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I ordered a pretty kick ass Rigid led light bar from Dale of www.ironmanoffroad.com

I can't wait to get them mounted and wired for the night run.
My LEDs are a few years old now so I don't know if the issue is resolved now, but I found that I can't run my LEDs and my CB at the same time. At first I thought it was just a power issue sending feedback, but after doing more research I've found it's a fairly common issue. The LEDs send a bunch of RF static that the CB antenna picks up. It doesn't happen with all LEDs, but it's fairly common. Something in the circuit board I guess. I hear it's fairly common with HIDs too. Then again, for what it's worth, cruising through heavily wooded areas at a whopping 5 mph doesn't exactly require lots of light so my factory headlights and foglights do the trick just fine. Personally I like my fancy "offroad" lights most when I'm on the road.

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White or yellow beam? I'd like to see a yellow set in person before I drop that kind of coin.
I have a set of white and a set of amber Rigid Duallys. The amber is nice in heavy snow / fog / rain, but in clear weather the color is a bit dark so they appear to be not near as bright. I really wish they would offer them in yellow because I've run yellow bulbs in offroad lights before and they worked great in the snow and such, but also "looked" bright enough that it didn't seem like you couldn't see.
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Old January 4th, 2013, 10:38 PM   #1171
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changed plugs, wires,cap and rotor. still have t-case issues and need to install front locker. little by little it will get done.looking forward to taking my 5 y/o son for his first ever off road trip in the jeep..
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You know, I didn't ask. I'm sure he ordered the white, not the amber. I'm getting it in 10" and Dale is getting good prices on these right now.

http://www.rigidindustries.com/v/rig...nchspecter.pdf
What's a good deal? I'm interested if price is right.
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Old January 5th, 2013, 12:37 AM   #1173
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What's a good deal? I'm interested if price is right.
I may be interested too. I had a 10 inch Specter but High Center Hancho stole / bought it from me before I ever got to install it. He installed it on his racing go cart for a Trec race. It was stupid bright. I was going to buy another one but money got sidetracked somehow and never did.
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Old January 5th, 2013, 07:02 AM   #1174
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To me, for a trail rig, super bright lights don't do much. Unless you are leading trail, they are useless. If you are leading trail, I agree with OZ, you aren't going fast enough to need them. The only place I've seen them be necessary is places like out west where you can run pretty durn fast.

I have a set of KC highlights that are rarely ever turned on. I'm a long way from dropping a lot of coin for LED's.
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Old January 5th, 2013, 12:52 PM   #1175
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To me, for a trail rig, super bright lights don't do much. Unless you are leading trail, they are useless. If you are leading trail, I agree with OZ, you aren't going fast enough to need them. The only place I've seen them be necessary is places like out west where you can run pretty durn fast.

I have a set of KC highlights that are rarely ever turned on. I'm a long way from dropping a lot of coin for LED's.

My headlights suck. And I have no auxiliary lights. And I like night wheeling, and lead night runs. So, I thought I'd try it out. I hope it doesn't interfere with my CB. That would be a bummer.
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My headlights suck. And I have no auxiliary lights. And I like night wheeling, and lead night runs. So, I thought I'd try it out. I hope it doesn't interfere with my CB. That would be a bummer.
So it makes sense for you. Especially since you will need to be prepared to lead trails in Canada.
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Old January 5th, 2013, 01:27 PM   #1178
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I thought I was gonna put a new steering box in today but none of the local stores can even order one for me.
Dealer wants $850 for theirs so PSC it is. At least I will be half-way there when it's time for hydro-assist.
I was really hoping to get the jeep ready to roll since I go back on overtime for the next couple weeks.
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Well if that didn't keep the air in you need new rims & tires
Just broke down and re-sealed 3 tires with Adam, looked at my date stamps... 1990 that should hold now. Went for a test drive, NO power but it idled great but revved slow. Checked header temps and the entire right bank was dead. Cleaned up the plugs and she runs like a raped ape again I was getting worried I was going to have to take the H3 and run the stocker run!

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I finally test drove my Jeep to the exhaust shop after some upgrades. Yay for an exhaust system that isn't hacked up.
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