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Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« Reply #450 on: October 24, 2017, 09:07:20 AM »
Oh, forgot to mention, I was not, make that definitely not going to use the stock wheels. I don't like them either.

One is in fact a 60 but not both.....

Yeah, ditch the stock wheels and you can run a 33? tire, it will rub on the front a bit. Mine are 32.8? duratracs......

I do really like the OME heavy duty suspension I might add.
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Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« Reply #451 on: October 24, 2017, 11:21:52 AM »
This setup is what I was thinking about although with the duratrac tires
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« Reply #452 on: October 24, 2017, 12:24:16 PM »
You didn?t mention you were adding flat fenders...
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« Reply #453 on: October 24, 2017, 05:14:45 PM »
You didn?t mention you were adding flat fenders...
Yea, I don't like the look of those stockers, and she already rubbed on on a passing Honda.
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« Reply #454 on: October 24, 2017, 05:17:25 PM »
And BTW Shawn,
I wanted a two door rag top. Ended up with the four door hard top girly jeep

I owned two CJ-7's. Neither had a second door. One was a soft top. I rolled that one over. The top wasn't on, so yep, no damage (to the top)
Hard top station wagon jeeps are just hard to drive, poor handling Kia tucson's to me.
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« Reply #455 on: October 24, 2017, 05:29:50 PM »
And BTW Shawn,
I wanted a two door rag top. Ended up with the four door hard top girly jeep

I owned two CJ-7's. Neither had a second door. One was a soft top. I rolled that one over. The top wasn't on, so yep, no damage (to the top)
Hard top station wagon jeeps are just hard to drive, poor handling Kia tucson's to me.

I agree, liked my 2 door much more. My 3 girls were a bit shorter back then & getting them in & out was much easier. So in a few years I see the wife unit & I reverting back to a 2 door bronco! :wink:

In the meantime I?ll keep playing with this. In reality the wheel base is just about right with the 4 door. I assumed this reminded you of that H2 thing you owned but more versatile or potentially more capable at least. The wheel base on mine is getting stretched probably 3-4? yet in the rear to make things function & look correct after the latest upcoming mods.
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« Reply #456 on: October 24, 2017, 05:33:16 PM »
You didn?t mention you were adding flat fenders...
Yea, I don't like the look of those stockers, and she already rubbed on on a passing Honda.

A drawer on my tool box sticking out gouged my front passenger fender. I?m changing ours up too, those bushwhacker flat plastic fenders are ok & I ran them on the tj
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Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« Reply #457 on: October 24, 2017, 08:33:31 PM »
Hmmm. Don rolls jeep. Tells story to MPs....I seem to recall a story like that being told


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« Reply #458 on: October 24, 2017, 09:19:58 PM »
Hmmm. Don rolls keep. Tells story to MPs....I seem to recall a story like that being told n


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« Reply #459 on: November 15, 2017, 04:51:28 PM »
OK, back on task after the Boss sidetracked us into DOT land once again......

So I decided I was tired of looking at that nifty aluminum heat shield I built sitting on my work bench. So I started by pulling the battery & tray then got stuck on that one bolt that was tough going in originally. So somehow it cut a thread off the bolt in the process of install or uninstall and I needed to use the welder to get a regular wrench head welded on it to muscle it out. Now the nuts for these bolts are welded under the mount for the CPU and I'm guessing the battery tray guys welded a little hot and then did not run a tap thru the threads afterwards. So once I removed said bolt that is exactly what I did. USPS welding shield, Don should be proud and it didn't even catch fire.....



So after fighting to remove the tray I mounted up the new heat shield including these little 1/4" thick aluminum washers.







Then on to the install, I did have to massage that upper stud again on the fire wall. The base of it was wider than the stud itself creating a shoulder that needed narrowed up. Used a 4" grinder and in under a minute it was narrow enough to engage the tray easily.



Inner fender pulled down you can see this clears the headers with room to spare.



Finished it off with a foot of 3/8" ID fuel hose split on one side and then slid over the top to keep the heater hoses from wearing through.





Now to buy some more electrical components to finish up the dual battery install.
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Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« Reply #460 on: November 16, 2017, 10:03:54 AM »
Tip of the day: Usin' Cardboard boxes as welding spatter control devices...Brilliant! :likebutton:
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