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Old 08-31-2013, 08:41 AM   #61
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How has the Jeep been overall so far? Any mechanical issues or 'sore' spots about it? I keep looking at them when I go to the stealership to get parts for my WJ.
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:36 AM   #62
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How has the Jeep been overall so far? Any mechanical issues or 'sore' spots about it? I keep looking at them when I go to the stealership to get parts for my WJ.
It's been great so far. I am not getting near the gas mileage they say I should get, still trying to figure that out. The ride is nice, the interior is pretty plush, and the new motor has tons of power. I am also digging the extra space the 4 door has during family trips.
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Old 08-31-2013, 01:11 PM   #63
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It's been great so far. I am not getting near the gas mileage they say I should get, still trying to figure that out. The ride is nice, the interior is pretty plush, and the new motor has tons of power. I am also digging the extra space the 4 door has during family trips.
What kind of MPG's are you seeing? I've looked at Fuelly.com and according to those reports, the mileages are all over the scale. Glad to hear that it's being a reliable vehicle for you.
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:51 AM   #64
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What kind of MPG's are you seeing? I've looked at Fuelly.com and according to those reports, the mileages are all over the scale. Glad to hear that it's being a reliable vehicle for you.
They said I would see 16-19 mpg. I am averaging about 15, and I drive mostly highway.
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:14 AM   #65
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Installed a set of Trek Armor seat covers recently. Never thought I would get excited about a set of seat covers, but these things are pretty sick! They can be custom ordered in various colors and stitching. We chose black on black for that subtle look. They are also stain resistant, have an integrated molle strap system, sewn in zippered pockets and removable bags that add to the overall functionality! Very impressed so far!
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Old 10-07-2013, 12:49 PM   #66
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Do those seat covers make you sweat? I have the neoprene ones and hate them for that reason. I have looked at the Trek Armor but haven't pulled the trigger yet.
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Old 10-14-2013, 01:13 PM   #67
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Do those seat covers make you sweat? I have the neoprene ones and hate them for that reason. I have looked at the Trek Armor but haven't pulled the trigger yet.
They don't make you sweat, which is another nice feature. We really have no complaints with them at all.

New meats for the JK have arrived! 35x12.50x17 Pitbull Rocker Radials!
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Looks like its Time for more lift and axle upgrades!!! Love the pitbulls, if mine wasnt a DD I would run them.
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I want a report on those tires when you get them on! Are you going to lift it more or trim the fenders into flats?
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I like the covers
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Old 10-14-2013, 06:31 PM   #71
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Looks like its Time for more lift and axle upgrades!!! Love the pitbulls, if mine wasnt a DD I would run them.
We are working on the lift. We are looking at the 2.5 Flex System from Rock Krawler. It's going to be more of an overland build than full on rock crawler. So, we may make a few upgrades to the axles but nothing over the top. This is our DD too.
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Thats sounds good. Always heard the Rk lifts seem to give a little more lift.
Could get away with some C gussets if your just overlanding, maybe some sleeves.

I find myself doing more overland stuff these days since moving out west.
Looking great cant wait to see more.
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:58 PM   #73
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I want a report on those tires when you get them on! Are you going to lift it more or trim the fenders into flats?
Will do. We are still collecting parts before we can bolt them up. But, we will report back when we do. As mentioned before we are looking at a 2 1/2" kit from Rock Krawler.

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Thats sounds good. Always heard the Rk lifts seem to give a little more lift.
Could get away with some C gussets if your just overlanding, maybe some sleeves.

I find myself doing more overland stuff these days since moving out west.
Looking great cant wait to see more.
Yup, that will probably be the plan for the front end.

We find ourselves out on family day trips now, rather than hardcore wheeling trips. But, I want piece of mind when I do venture out. Hence the badass tires.
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:09 PM   #74
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Unless you got an amazing deal on those PitBulls I would have went with MTR's since it is a DD rig. You'd get better life out of them and better size options.
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Unless you got an amazing deal on those PitBulls I would have went with MTR's since it is a DD rig. You'd get better life out of them and better size options.
I have heard mixed reviews on the MTR's, as far as thin sidewalls go. But, who knows? The sidewalls on these Pitbulls are crazy thick! We also wanted a full sized 35" tire. Most other 35's actually measure 34".
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Get the gussets for the C's, no need for sleeves. I run 37" Toyo's with the gussets and RCV shafts and haven't had any issues. I got my stuff real cheap since I know a guy, but I wouldn't waste to much money on that front axle. Save up for a ProRock 44 if you need any more beef than gussets. Good choice on lift, the 3" Evo Enforcer would also be a good choice for your plans. The Evo coils are the best riding coils I've ever been in, nice and plush ride, better than stock.
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I have heard mixed reviews on the MTR's, as far as thin sidewalls go. But, who knows? The sidewalls on these Pitbulls are crazy thick! We also wanted a full sized 35" tire. Most other 35's actually measure 34".
Sidewall thickness might have been an issue with the old MTR but the Kevlar version is a vast improvement. And I highly doubt that tire will still measure 35" once mounted and has some weight on it. I too would go with the Pits for their insane traction if it weren't for the fact I have to drive my TJ on the highway 90% of the time to get it to the trails.
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Get the gussets for the C's, no need for sleeves. I run 37" Toyo's with the gussets and RCV shafts and haven't had any issues. I got my stuff real cheap since I know a guy, but I wouldn't waste to much money on that front axle. Save up for a ProRock 44 if you need any more beef than gussets. Good choice on lift, the 3" Evo Enforcer would also be a good choice for your plans. The Evo coils are the best riding coils I've ever been in, nice and plush ride, better than stock.
Yeah, we don't plan on spending too much on upgrades for the Dana 30. Being that it is still open diff, the stress levels shouldn't be too bad.

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Sidewall thickness might have been an issue with the old MTR but the Kevlar version is a vast improvement. And I highly doubt that tire will still measure 35" once mounted and has some weight on it. I too would go with the Pits for their insane traction if it weren't for the fact I have to drive my TJ on the highway 90% of the time to get it to the trails.
These tires are taller than most 35's, you can see it when compared side by side.

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What year is it, stick or auto? what gear ratio are you going to run?
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What year is it, stick or auto? what gear ratio are you going to run?
It's a 2012 auto with stock 3:73 gears.
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