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Old 03-01-2018, 06:38 PM   #1
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Default New to me Jeep Cherokee turned Raptor

Got a good deal on a rig on this board and once it came in I slapped some stock trepadors on and started my tire wheel hunt.
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Old 03-01-2018, 06:42 PM   #2
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Came across some almost new Rock Beast 1.9 tires here from a lnew cal guy and went ahead and pulled the trigger. Then I bought some RC4wd Pro 10s here on the board and they showed up today. Got the tires installed I love the combo but I donít like the color of the Rtr body with the color of the wheels. Iím contemplating either changing bodies or doing and exterior paint work on this body and see how that goes. Once that is done Iíll start fabricating my front and rear bumpers and Rick sliders. Although I kind of like the look of these stock ones but like having metal scale stuff on my rigs.
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Old 03-04-2018, 06:40 PM   #3
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Took the rig to work and did some crawling up some rocks in the next door station. It did really good I took some video but donít know how to upload it here but here is a still shot
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Old 03-04-2018, 07:39 PM   #4
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Very nice! Are those lights on the hood?

I've seen others hosting their videos on YouTube, then embedding or linking them here.
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Old 03-04-2018, 08:21 PM   #5
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Nice find! I picked one up here too.

Looks like maybe the front bumper could be pulled in a bit more if you remove the lights; that would give you more clearance up front if you want. ;)
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Old 03-04-2018, 09:24 PM   #6
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Nice find! I picked one up here too.

Looks like maybe the front bumper could be pulled in a bit more if you remove the lights; that would give you more clearance up front if you want. ;)
The lights are mounted on the grille Iíll see if I can pull that bumper in more. Thanks
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Old 03-04-2018, 09:25 PM   #7
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Very nice! Are those lights on the hood?

I've seen others hosting their videos on YouTube, then embedding or linking them here.
The ones in front of the windshield? If so yes they are.
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Old 03-09-2018, 09:06 PM   #8
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Ordered the kit xr roof rack and installed it today. Thinking of doing an outer paint job to change the look of this rig from the standard Rtr color.
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Old 03-12-2018, 01:04 PM   #9
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Added a few accessories for the trail. A pull pal and a spare tire and a few other goodies. CB antenna.
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Old 03-13-2018, 12:06 PM   #10
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Looking really good! I like that you got replacement lens covers for the hood spot lights. Did you glue them in to keep them in place?
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Old 03-13-2018, 12:57 PM   #11
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Looking really good! I like that you got replacement lens covers for the hood spot lights. Did you glue them in to keep them in place?
Yea they have pins so I threw a dot of glue on. Iíd like to find the covers though.
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Old 03-13-2018, 02:33 PM   #12
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Here’s the originally purchased item, not the most cost effective but it could give you some spare pieces

https://www.amazon.com/Light-12mm-18...a_aw_oh_bia_dp
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Old 03-21-2018, 05:02 PM   #13
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Added some new custom decals my buddy made for me I think he did a pretty darn good job!!
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Old 03-23-2018, 02:04 PM   #14
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Got some handles in today thanks to Ballistic17 looks pretty good.
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Old 03-27-2018, 09:26 PM   #15
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I got the New shocks in today. I went with the Gmade 100mm shocks but Iím not tonsire of the length. I think itís to high for my liking. I wonder if they would exchange them at Rc4wd. They havenít been used just built and mocked up. Or I could go with a 4.75 tire and fill the gap. Let me know what you guys think.
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Old 03-28-2018, 01:31 AM   #16
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I think it looks alright,bigger tyres will solve you litle problem,altough i find it nice as it is
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Old 03-28-2018, 06:31 AM   #17
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could just fit a piece of tubing inside the shock to limit the extension. then you can fine tune to the height that you like the best
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Old 03-28-2018, 09:06 PM   #18
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could just fit a piece of tubing inside the shock to limit the extension. then you can fine tune to the height that you like the best
I donít really want to do that I just messaged RPP to see if I can exchange them if not Iím stuck with these and will have to order some others and keep these either for another build or sell them we will see.
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Old 03-29-2018, 01:40 AM   #19
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Probably they will not as they are already assembled/used.Just stay with them and in the future maybe doing or buyng a limiting strap or as the others said,just use some fuel tube to lower the height
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Old 03-29-2018, 08:52 AM   #20
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I would drop back down to 90mm shocks. those are also going to raise your COG, and with the stuff you have on top and as top heavy as they can be already, it'll be a tip hazard, in my opinion.

I kept the stock shocks on mine and went with softer springs to lower the ride height.

edit: I would like to find some other good, adjustable 90mm shocks but having a tough time. The stockers leak a bit, and while its not an overwhelming leak, I would like non-leakers lol.
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